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Want To Prevent Inflammation & Autoimmune Disease? Here's Where To Start

In the last four years of my private practice as an integrative medicine doctor, I have personally witnessed the rise of autoimmune conditions. It …

Wellness

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

27 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re a Highly Sensitive Person

Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is like having your internal dial turned up just a little more than other people’s dials. You notice subtle …

Emotional Intelligence

Narcissists aren't capable of something called 'object constancy' — and it helps explain why they are so cruel to the people they date

We're all guilty of saying hurtful things in the heat of the moment. Every relationship has its ups and downs, usually resulting in arguments, but these don't necessarily mean you're going to break up.<p>When we quarrel with our loved ones, most of us have the ability not to do too much damage. This …

Psychology

If Your Life Story Depresses You or Holds You Back, Change It

<b>“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” ~Pema Chodron</b><p>Too often we let stories from our past define us. We …

The Single Worst Way to Respond to Customer Complaints (and How to Avoid It) | Inc.com

Exceptional customer service is critical to keeping your business humming. Getting there can involve all kinds of strategies, but the real key is to grasp that most difficult customer- service experiences involve reactance theory. Wrap your head around this one principle and you might see your …

Customer Service

4 Reasons Why Narcissists Often "Recycle" Their Partners

I am often asked, “Will my narcissistic ex come back to me again?” I can reassure you that there is one type of narcissist who almost always returns. …

Narcissism

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Narcissism

The way a narcissist's brain works can help unravel whether they mean to hurt their partners or not

If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you will have been through a roller-coaster of ups and downs.<p>At the beginning, everything would have been wonderful. You might have even thought you'd found your soul mate. But after a while, things started to go sour.<p>This is because after a few …

Narcissism

Don't Get Engaged Until You've Had These 5 Talks With Your Partner

People endlessly evolve throughout their lives—both as singletons and while in a relationship. But when it comes to deciding to spend the rest of …

Try this 15-minute toning workout you can do entirely at your desk

Even if it’s totally cool at your company to show up to the office dressed for a workout—or in denim that could double as leggings—that doesn’t mean …

The 12 Hottest Brunch Restaurants in NYC

There are plenty of brunch restaurants to choose from in this city, but all too often they involve lame prix fixe menus, boring egg dishes, and watered-down mimosas. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a guide to 12 recently launched brunches that are worth checking out. There’s everything …

Breakfast

5 Easy Ways to Make Any Marriage Better

There’s no way around it: A happy relationship takes hard work. And in his new book <i>The All-or-Nothing Marriage</i> ($28, amazon.com)<i>,</i> psychologist Eli …

Happiness

7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

You know the moment: a mood-veering, thought-steering, pressure-packed interaction with a colleague, boss, or client where the right thing to say is stuck in a verbal traffic jam between your brain and your mouth.<p>Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and author of <i>Choke</i>, found that this …

C-suite Leadership

10 Things Incredibly Likable People Never, Ever Do (and Why You Love Them for It) | Inc.com

Some people are incredibly likable because of the things they do. Some people are incredibly charismatic because of the things they do.<p>And some people are incredibly likable because of the things they <i>don't</i> do.<p>If you know someone who possesses the following qualities, share this with them -- and …

Self-improvement

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

Self-improvement

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

The Hottest Dessert at Disney Right Now

The churro trend is here to stay (at least we hope so). We're even seeing the heavenly, cinnamon-sugar-dusted fried dough at Michelin-starred …

Walt Disney Company

Couples and money: How to navigate money matters without rocking the boat

Your four-step plan to more effectively manage money as a couple.<p>Talking about money with your partner can be difficult, but it’s essential to …

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Cooking

The 10 Most Insta-Famous Snacks in NYC

Every few months, it seems, there's a new culinary fad that everyone in New York City simply must try. Many times these trendy snacks aren't just …

Almost 80% of South Korean men have abused girlfriend, study claims

Disturbing footage of a man hitting and kicking his ex-girlfriend before chasing her down a street in central Seoul with a truck shocked South Korea in July and triggered a police 100-day action campaign to combat violence against women.<p>But a newly released study by the Korean Institute of …

How to Avoid Getting Angry: 3 Secrets from Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Anger Management

7 Things My Husband and I Should Have Discussed Before We Had a Kid

<i>This content originally appeared on Motto.</i><p>When my husband Tom and I were expecting a baby, we would take long walks around our Brooklyn neighborhood, …

Parenting

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Relationship

In the past I’ve covered the research regarding what you should look for in a marriage partner.<p>What do studies say about what you can do to improve …

Happiness

Stay Single Until You Find Someone Who Understands That Love Isn't A Fantasy Land

<i>This story was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog <i>and</i> Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Mélanie Berliet<p><b>News flash: Love isn’t a one-way ticket to Happily Ever After because there is no such place.</b><p>There is no magical land where everyone gets along constantly. Where clarity arrives just in time to prevent people from …

grumpy

Why Relationships Scare Us

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know that we cannot live within.” — James Arthur Baldwin<p>The pursuit of love is a great …

Relationships

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

The new year is peak time for breakups. But the emotional skills that help a relationship endure can be learned<p>We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience …

Relationships

24 Ways to Fight Without Destroying Your Relationship

Great couples never fight? It's exactly the opposite — in fact, fighting done right can even improve your relationship.<p>Great couples never fight? …

5 Ways to Break Out of Frustrating Relationship Routines

Source: gpointstudio/Shutterstock<p>The person you imagine your beloved to be as you are falling in love is just that — an <i>imagined</i> perfect partner …

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