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This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

Can’t concentrate? Scientists say you should drink some water

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t focus on anything? If you’re crawling through your work day and your brain just doesn’t feel as …

The Brain

This Type of Workout Can Help You Avoid Back Pain

"The truth is, the spine is a robust structure. We're just using it incorrectly."<p>Most people think that the human spine is one of evolution’s great flaws. After all, around 80 percent of adults suffer from lower-back pain. What more evidence do you need? The truth is, the spine is a robust …

Exercise

What Is a Nervous Breakdown?

Many misconceptions surround the term “nervous breakdown.” Is it a medical term? Does it have any clinical significance? And finally, what does it …

Mental Health

Doing these 24 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but it's worth the effort all the same.<p>So what tough-but-worthwhile tricks can you start applying to your life today?<p>The posters on this handy Quora thread had some excellent suggestions. Business Insider …

Posters

16 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat Without Any Exercise

Well, most working women, homemakers, mothers, and nerdy teens have one recurring dream – getting the perfect curves at the right place and a flat …

Geek

5 Things That Are Almost as Deadly as Smoking, According to Science

And sometimes harder to avoid.<p>Cigarette smoking, one of the least healthy habits out there, is quickly disappearing in the United States. The rate of …

Public Health

The key to happiness is simple, but it’s not easy

In Herman Hesse’s novel <i>Siddhartha</i>, the title character and his friend leave home, disowning all possessions, to seek spiritual enlightenment.<p>They decide to live on the road, homeless, journeying away from the known towards the unknown. It’s not a life of ease, but it is one they embrace.<p>When they …

Spirituality

6 Easy Life Hacks That Immediately Boost Your Energy

Right now is when you can start making smarter choices about what you eat and how you care for yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“I just need more energy, doc. What can you give me?” With tiredness becoming more prevalent in today’s society, this is becoming one …

Wellness

Make These 37 Changes To Feel Happier [Infographic]

Image: Getty Images<p>The world can be a pretty terrible place. Even when things are going good, there's always a grim news headline waiting to …

Happiness

Why Being Near Water Could Be the Key to Happiness, According to Research

Even daydreaming about traveling off to a faraway island, where the sand is warm, and the water is crystal-clear blue can give people a sense of …

Happiness

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Can't cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize.<p>New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do.<p>"There's evidence that our brains are susceptible to temperature abnormalities," says Joe Allen, co-director of the …

The Brain

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work | Thoughts, Psychology and Positivity

How to Be Healthy: 9 Easy Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to know how to be healthy, but it seems like such a lofty goal. Setting out to make healthy lifestyle changes can feel simultaneously …

UC Berkeley

Quit Trying to 'Find Your Passion', Psychologists Say, And Do This Instead

You've been lied to.<p>Find your passion, they say. As if it were easy. As if, just by looking around the place, you might stumble into what you love – …

The best type of exercise for burning abdominal fat probably isn't what you think it is

Abdominal fat is notorious for being the hardest to shift, and there's a biological reason for that (you can read more on why here). Because the fat that gathers around your middle can be so stubborn, many people find themselves fixating their workouts around toning their stomach. But according to …

Thailand cave rescue: Boys appear in new video, 'I am healthy'

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> The teenage soccer team trapped in a cave system in northern Thailand spent another night almost a kilometer underground, after officials coordinating the rescue said they won't attempt to move them before Thursday.<p>New video released by the Thai Navy SEALs Wednesday …

Thailand

Mindfulness is not just a buzzword, it's a multibillion dollar industry. Here's the truth about the hype

I am sitting on a folding chair in a dim, carpeted room, waiting for my turn to introduce myself. There is a loosely defined half-circle of women around me in the meditation room, but I have shoehorned myself into a spot in the back, partly because that’s the place I’m most comfortable, partly …

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

West Michigan

Sex during your period just got a lot less messy

Despite the benefits of having sex while on your period—the release of serotonin is a major PMS-tamer, for one—women are pretty divided about doing …

Banish your fear of aging: Happiness actually *increases* after your midlife “crisis”

If stereotypes are to be believed, midlife crises are usually marked by bold, rash life upheavals—maybe a drastic career change, a dramatic divorce, …

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

6 Workouts That Melt Fat in Under 20 Minutes

Workout #2: Timed circuit<p>Timing your sets works just as well as counting the reps in them, and helps you set goals for how many reps to get. The more …

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Boost Happiness in Three Steps

1) Get real about happinessHappiness isn’t about being upbeat all the time. Instead, think of it as a trait—one that helps you to recognize even the …

What Are Lymph Nodes?

Lymph nodes play a role in cancer diagnoses, as well as trapping bacteria and viruses.<p>Lymph nodes are small glands all around your body that are part …

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Use Your Brush Over This Area and Watch What Happens - Dr Alan Mandell, DC

5 Things You Should Do in the Morning to Build Momentum for the Entire Day

Your top priority is to prepare your mind to react with kindness, intelligence, and authenticity.<p>Because everybody's so individual, there's more than one morning routine that can achieve fabulous outcomes--don't feel like you have to follow Elon Musk or Tim Cook. Still, there are a few activities …