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Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

Brain Chemicals That Create PTSD Response Discovered

<b>A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists shows how stress chemicals reshape the brains of rodents, research that could lead to</b> …

Neuroscience
Medicine

Pine-Smoked Grouse with Butternut Squash Purée

<i>Photograph by Plamen Petkov</i><p>This dish requires a trip into the woods—and not just for the grouse. James Beard Award–winning chef Fabio Trabocchi, of …

Chronic Pain is in the Brain

October 12, 2015<p><b>A new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, might finally provide</b> …

Mayo Clinic Launches Ambitious Study On How Being Indoors All The Time Affects Us

We spend 90% of our lives inside. A new Mayo Clinic lab is researching exactly what this does to our bodies, our health, and our mood.<p>Here’s a depressing statistic: Americans spend only 10% of their time outside. That’s only around two and a half hours a day that we’re breathing fresh air and …

Ergonomics

The Seven Senses of Self-Development

The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfillment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically happy and successful immerse themselves in self-development. They have a deep and vested interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly …

Self-improvement

5 Simple and Satisfying Shop Storage Solutions

There is something deeply satisfying about a simple and elegant (and cheap!) solution to an annoying storage problem. There is also something especially gratifying about utilizing normally wasted space, as a number of these racks and holders do. “Working the cube,” a mentor of mine in my youth used …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

Alzheimer’s can be spread from human to human, explosive research claims

A protein that can spark Alzheimer's disease could spread via medical instruments to patients undergoing surgery, a study suggests.<p>The bombshell …

25 Ways to Save Your Marriage (And Your Life) | Men's Health

Oh, and yes, divorce crushes your finances: A study of divorced baby boomers found that a split slashed their wealth to less than a quarter of what they would’ve had if they’d never wed at all.<p>So we’ve collected 25 tips that can protect you from the sickly, cash-poor, single life. Save your …

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”<p>Habits are the way we think, feel and …

Motivation

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" like Twitter and Uber that went on to become huge companies. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angel investors to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour …

Self-improvement

16 Campaigns that Reveal the REAL Cost of Food

There is no such thing as cheap food.<p>Industrial agriculture is externalizing the environmental and health costs associated with food production. Worldwide, 75 billion tons of soil is lost every year, costing approximately US$400 billion per year, or about US$70 per person, per year, according to …

Agriculture

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Andy Warhol

Meet Alan Chadwick, The High Priest of Hippie Horticulture

Biodynamic pioneer Alan Chadwick turned America on to radical growing methods—influencing everyone from Alice Waters to winemakers Fetzer and Frey. …

Farming

How to Get a Full Workout With Only Dumbbells | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)</i>.<p>After a hard day’s work you head over to …

8 Things Successful People Do During Their Lunch Breaks

Reaching the heights of success takes time. Fortunately, you can shorten the journey by making the best use of your lunch hour. If you’re like most …

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar spike to the 'crash'

• <b>Visual from Renegade Pharmacist has reaction from first sip to 60 minutes</b>• <b><br>In first 10 minutes more than 100% of daily sugar intake is consumed</b>• <b><br>Fizzy</b> …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

8 vegetables it’s better to eat raw

You’ll get the most out of these cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies if you don’t cook them<p>Cooking vegetables is usually a good idea: Heat breaks down cell walls, releasing antioxidants. But heating cruciferous vegetables (part of the Brassicae family) actually destroys their unique …

Nutrition