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The 5 Hidden Warning Signs That You Have Low Self Confidence (And HOW to Fix It!!)

By Dan Munro<p><b>I became a Confidence Coach for two reasons:</b> firstly, I feel completely alive when I coach people because I am living my purpose, and …

Self-help

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Self-improvement

Why millennials are making memes about wanting to die

As a downwardly-mobile generation, Dadaist jokes about death by Tide Pod is a form of catharsis for us millennials<p>Why would anyone willingly risk their health to eat a toxic Tide laundry detergent pod? Most adults are probably baffled by a viral Internet meme that has inspired dozens of young …

Memes

The mental health and loneliness paradox

Humans need closeness to be healthy. Isolation caused by mental illness can make conditions worse<p>Human closeness is fundamental to our mental well-being, but many people have hurdles to human closeness.<p>"The only takeaway from the Harvard Longevity Project, which is the longest running social study …

Mental Health

Isolation is rising in Europe. Can loneliness ministers help change that?

BERLIN — As the number of single households in Europe has steadily risen in recent years, so have the concerns over an issue that is not often in the focus of national political debate: loneliness, “the hidden epidemic,” according to the Red Cross.<p>Britain became the first European nation in …

Europe

The World's First Minister of Loneliness

Britain just created an entirely new ministry to tackle this serious public health concern.<p>On Wednesday, the U.K. made political history by creating an entirely new, untried political role: the world’s first “minister for loneliness.” The post is designed to combat what Prime Minister Theresa May …

Loneliness

What Loneliness Does to the Human Body

When Daniel Russell and his colleagues at UCLA set out to create a standardized way to measure people’s loneliness in 1978, what they came up with …

Loneliness

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

27 Underrated U.S. Destinations Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

If you’re traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big …

National Parks

Here's an Easy Lunch with Turmeric Chickpeas and Brown Rice

Until I was 30-something, I am ashamed to say that I didn't "get" chickpeas outside of their use as hummus. I had tried roasting them as snacks, but …

Healthy Eating

No, I Don't Date. Here's Why

For TueNight.com by Courtney Colwell<p>"Dating anyone?"<p>It's typically the third question I'm asked by people I haven't talked to in a while. It comes up right after "How's work?" and "Where have you travelled to lately?"<p>Me: "No one."<p>Them: "Oh, you'll find someone."<p>Me: "But I'm not looking."<p>(Blank …

Relationships

The G.O.P. Tax Cut Is Draining the Treasury Even Faster Than Expected

America's burn rate is speeding up—leaving Congress just a few weeks to raise the debt ceiling again.<p>One of the many things confirmed by the great tax-bill melodrama of 2017 is that Republicans only pretend to care about “fiscal responsibility” when Democrats are in power and tax cuts aren’t on the …

Steve Mnuchin

Chile creates five sprawling national parks in Patagonia

The parks, spanning 10.3m acres, launch a new 17-park route that stretches down the southern spine of Chile to Cape Horn<p>Chile has created five sprawling national parks to preserve vast tracts of Patagonia, marking the culmination of more than two decades of land acquisition by the US …

Conservation

5 Vegetarian Meals I Make Even Though I Now Eat Meat

I've been thinking about my life a few years ago, when the worries we're fewer and the tofu was plentiful. After eating at a slew of wonderful …

Cooking

Rhode Island North South Trail: 78 Miles From the Atlantic Ocean to Massachusetts

Basic Info<p><b>Length:</b> 78+ miles <b><br>Location:</b> Rhode Island, USA <b><br>Trail Type:</b> End-to-end <b><br>Time to thru-hike:</b> Allow about five days<p><b>Scenery:</b> The trail runs north …

Too much stress can make you physically ill. Researchers now may know why.

It took a serious illness to remind me that no amount of achievement or money is worth losing one's health.<p>Jan.21.2018 / 9:40 AM ET<p>It’s not a surprise when cold and flu season strike once a year with aches, pains and bodily misery. However, something even more virulent has the ability to make us …

Immunotherapy

“New York State of Mind” Added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

This week, medical professionals officially recognized the New York State of Mind as a dangerous disorder, allowing all New York City residents to take paid medical leave, effective immediately and lasting—knock on wood—forever. Consult the list of symptoms below to see if you may suffer from this …

Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world

Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers—especially to virulent pathogens. They …

Neuroscience

14 Epic One-Day Adventures

Ah, the mental health day. What if you took off and did something epic? We’re here to remind all of you of your God-given right to ditch out of work …

Surfing

How to go beyond diet and exercise to incorporate a 'third pillar of fitness' into your training

A growing movement in fitness suggests people shouldn't surround themselves with comfortable environments all the time.<p>Living in a constantly pleasant 72-degree bubble avoids the environmental stress that might help push our bodies to their full potential. When suddenly exposed to changes in …

Cardiovascular System

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on <i>being</i> happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Better to develop resilience, which is a characteristic that you can cultivate to improve the quality of …

Self-help

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

This Letter From A 27-Year-Old Who Was Dying Of Cancer Will Change Your Approach To Life

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The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Can We Suck Enough CO2 From The Air To Save The Climate?

As we try to slow our carbon emissions, we also need to get carbon out of the air. A new industry is springing up to meet the challenge, but can it scale fast enough?<p>If humans stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, we’d still have a problem: Since the industrial revolution, fossil fuels and …

Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory

Susumu Tonegawa’s presence announces itself as soon as you walk through the door of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Picower Institute for …

Neuroscience

How Forest Bathing Gave Me A Whole New Perspective On the Idea of "Natural Healing"

“Think of a question you have about your life. Now find a tree and place your hands on the bark. Feel the tree. Listen to the tree. Don’t leave until …

Meditation