Fiona Wilkinson

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These Protein-Rich Bean Soups Are Just Begging to Be Your Dinner

As far as we're concerned, legumes are powerhouse health foods: they're fibrous so they fill you up for longer, they're full of protein so they fuel …

Women get the blame for everything. No wonder self-harm in girls is rising | Cerys Howell

We will never have girls who love and cherish themselves if we continue to burden them with failings that are hardly ever theirs<p>So self-harm too, it seems, is a women’s issue. Along with anorexia, bulimia and every other self-destructive behaviour going. A University of Manchester study published …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Cognition

20 Hearty Soup Recipes for Fall Lunches & Dinners

Is soup the perfect lunch? It's a convenient make-ahead meal, and it brings a touch of home to your desk with its warm nourishment. But there's just …

Cooking

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

This Egg Dish From LA's Eggslut Is Going To Be Your New Favorite

Coddled eggs and potato puree -- breakfast doesn't get any better than this.<p>There’s a breakfast place in Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market called Eggslut, and it’s famous for a dish known as “the Slut.”<p>But it’s not the risqué name that brings this dish its notoriety. It’s the fact that the chef who …

Breakfast

Meal Prep: 4 Muscle-Building Bowl Recipes to Make for Lunch or Dinner

Instead of eating off a plate (how common!), the hot new restaurant trend is plopping everything into—wait for it—a bowl.<p>What, not revolutionary …

Healthy Eating

Zinc: an Antidepressant

Zinc is an essential mineral that may be lacking in modern processed and strict vegetarian diets, as major sources are meat, poultry, and oysters. …

Neuroscience

How Can You Control Your Dreams?

Some dreams feel so revelatory—if only returning to sleep would take us back there. It turns out, however, that our ability to shape our dreams is …

Power of a Meaningful Life

Who could argue with happiness? Count the journalist Emily Esfahani Smith as one. Happiness is not itself a problem, of course, but she worries that …

Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

We all want more well-being in our lives. But which traits are most likely to be associated with well-being? This is an important question because it …

Most People Consider Themselves to Be Morally Superior

In Garrison Keillor’s Minnesota town of Lake Wobegon, “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above …

Why Emotional Snap Judgments Are Often Wrong

For some things, such as deciding whether to take a new job or nab your opponent's rook in chess, you're better off thinking long and hard. For …

What Are Personality Disorders?

More likely than not, you have had to deal with someone who just seemed a little “off” at some point in your life. Maybe a frustrating coworker who …

Too Much Emotional Intelligence Is a Bad Thing

Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for …

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Download in the New Year

Relaxation is probably the first thing on your mind after the flurry and hurry of the holiday season. It may be the most wonderful and festive time …

We dedicated a year to self-improvement: here’s what it taught us | Carl Cederström and André Spicer

From brain and body to money and sex, we optimised aspects of our lives to see if self-help culture works<p>On 1 January last year we began a new research project called “Optimised”. We had published a book called The Wellness Syndrome the year before, questioning the growing pressure to become …

Self-improvement

An Overview of Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a major warning sign. It means that your blood sugars are high, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes.<p>Hearing that …

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The Link Between Food, Diet and Mental Health

Humans have long recognized food as essential for survival and growth, but have also fostered beliefs that what they eat may exert an influence on …

Anxiety and Hypoglycemia Symptoms Improve with Diet Modification

A paper published by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine last month supports what I see with my clients on a daily basis: when it comes to …

Nutrition

Nom Nom Nutella Recipe You Will Not Resist (Vegan, Healthy, Gluten Free)

If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know that along with all other stuff that’s bad for my body, for the environment, and for other living …

Dessert

7 One-Minute Vegan Desserts That Are As Easy To Make As Delicious

Three-ingredient desserts that don’t compromise on crunchiness and taste?<p><b>Now these are sweet-tooth pleasing, quick and easy to put together – the</b> …

Dessert

Online Counseling Can Be Your Best Option For Psychological Or Relationship Problems

I have been an online counselor for psychological and relationship problems since 2010, having worked by chat or phone with more than 1000 clients from the U.S. and over forty other countries. Although counseling/therapy in an office setting is still by far the standard practice in the mental …

Mental Health

Sweet deal? Sugar industry blamed fat in fake studies – study — RT America

The sugar industry paid Harvard researchers in the 1960s to bury research linking sugar intake to heart disease and to instead make fat the culprit, …

From Extreme Thinness To Obesity: Physical Body And Psychological Health

I once overheard a conversation between two young girls discussing how much they had eaten during the day and that they needed to work out those calories. They looked skinny and thought they had to lose some more weight. They counted everything they ate and were on a strict diet not to gain any …

Self-esteem

how does self-compassion help with emotional eating?

<b>Many of us eat for emotional reasons — when we’re sad, angry, happy, stressed, or lonely — we find ourselves eating so that we feel better. And</b> …

Self Compassion

6 Brilliant Slow Cooker Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

1<p>Honey Nut Granola with Cherries<p>Dried cherries and crunchy pumpkin seeds are a nice early autumn combo—but this simple granola is so adaptable you …

Slow Cookers