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This Country Just Made It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men

It's a ground-breaking legal change.<p>Iceland just broke new ground in fighting gender pay discrimination.<p>The country will now penalize companies that …

Should You Be Toning Your Vagus Nerve? Here's How It Can Calm Anxiety & Aid Digestion

The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve, extending from your brain stem to your abdomen. The vagus nerve connects to multiple organs such as …

How to Reduce Stress With Deep Breathing

You may have heard that deep breathing exercises can relieve stress. Unlike some stress-relieving techniques, solid research shows that breathing …

7 Herbs That Can Help Curb Anxiety, According to Science

It’s little wonder why we find ourselves reaching for herbal remedies for anxiety considering that four out of five adults feel stressed every week …

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

This Simple, Short Breathing Exercise Will Be Your Best Friend When You're Stressed

It may sound cliché, but when I'm really stressed out, I like to find a quiet area and meditate for a few minutes. There are so many different kinds of meditation you can do, but there's one in particular I love, and it's the same one I recommend to my clients.<p>This breathing exercise is called Nadi …

How Did Norway Get Its Name?

Beautiful Relaxing Music: Norway's Nature, Violin Music, Flute Music, Piano Music, Harp Music ★124

Flute

Top 7 INCREDIBLE Places In NORWAY you WONT BELIEVE EXIST

LIVING IN NORWAY | PROS & CONS

Skjervøy Surrounding Landscape

Norway is rated the best place in the world to live, and it's a little depressing for Americans

The more we think about it, the more we’d like to live in Norway. In March of 2017, it was rated the happiest country in the world. (Meanwhile, the …

An expat's introduction to healthcare in Norway

But hold on just a moment! Before you don your <i>bunad</i> and commence your Norwegian adventure, there are a few fiddly administrative things to sort out …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

Immune System

A carb called fructan may be the real culprit behind gluten sensitivity

Some people could be blaming the wrong element in wheat for their sore stomachs.<p>Many Americans have become obsessed with avoiding gluten, despite the dearth of scientific evidence proving this protein (found in wheat, rye, and barley) actually makes people who haven’t been diagnosed with celiac …

Holistic Medicine

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

This song is so relaxing, scientists recommend NOT listening while behind the wheel

The next time you need to unwind, there’s one song in particular that’s likely to relax you. Its effect is so strong, in fact, that one doctor …

Self-improvement

I Documented The Breathtaking Norway

To start off with, the landscape of Norway is nothing less than incredible. No wonder they have places named such as Trollstigen and Trolltunga …

Norwegians can snoop and find out what anyone else in the country earns

Imagine if you could find out how much your boss, colleagues, and friends were making at the click of a mouse. If you lived in Norway you could. Its citizens have been able to go online and check out how much every single person in the country is earning since 2001.<p>Spying on what others were making …

World Economic Forum

Dopamine: An Important Neurotransmitter You Probably Don’t Know About

Do you know what dopamine is? Should you know what dopamine does and why it’s important? Dopamine is a common neurotransmitter. It is even more important for those with ADD, ADHD and impulse control issues.<p>Dopamine is just one of the brain’s slow down switches. It helps modulate the speed of …

Neuroscience

To Stave Off Panic, Don't Take a Deep Breath

A new treatment for the feeling of suffocation that accompanies a panic attack focuses on getting patients to breathe less.<p>The treatment, which …

Carbon Dioxide

How getting a dog can bring you better health

Man's best friend can be our best exercise partner as well.<p>Study after study has shown dog owners are more physically active than the average …

These Sneaky Triggers Might be Raising Your Blood Pressure

You’re eating healthy meals and exercising more, yet are your blood pressure numbers still higher than you’d like? The problem (and the easy fix!) …

How to Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a natural quality that we all have. It’s available to us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it. When we practice …

Mindfulness

Oil producer Norway bans use of heating oil in buildings

OSLO (Reuters) - Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.<p>The ban will cover new and old buildings, and applies to private homes and businesses as well as …

Natural Gas

Norway eyes seafood exports to China - Business

Norway has come up with an ambitious plan to dramatically increase its seafood exports to China, and expects the trade to be worth 10 billion yuan …

5 Tips To Deal With Anxiety In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with …

These Are The 20 Healthiest Countries In The World

Minimal stress, moderate and healthy eating, incidental exercise, family, purpose, and strong social networks – these are the secrets to a longer …

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Cope With My PTSD

<i>Geri Hirsch, founder of Because I'm Addicted, is as proud California girl, born and raised in LA. After finishing business school and feeling</i> …

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