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The Best And Worst Exercises To Do When You Have A Cold

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>If you're feeling under the weather, exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing -- and it's true that when your body's already under a lot of stress, making it do more work isn't always a good idea. But in some cases, light to moderate activity may actually help you feel …

5 Ways to Help a Depressed Friend

Your friend has suddenly clammed up on you. You ordinarily speak, email or text each other every day, but when you called her three weeks ago after she was recently laid off from her job, she curtly said she was taking a nap and would call you back later. Your next phone message went straight into …

How To Float Your Stress Away (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

How To Relax In Under A Minute (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weight lifting basics and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Fitness

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

<b>Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe.</b><p>The University of East Anglia team is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.<p>Tests on cells and mice showed that a broccoli compound - which humans can also get from Brussels …

Nutrition

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success. I'll take inner success any …

Self-help

These 12 Quotes Will Give You An Instant Confidence Boost, Guaranteed (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night.<p>Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner dialogue: We're deciding what we'll say next, contemplating the way the speaker's mouth is moving, thinking about what's for lunch.<p>A healthy fix of silence …

Migraine sufferers' brains 'show structural differences'

<b>There are structural differences in parts of the brain between people who have migraines and those who do not, according to a review by Danish researchers.</b><p>The analysis of 20 separate studies, in the journal Neurology, showed changes in the brain's white matter and tiny lesions could be …

Neurology

What Productive People Do To Get It All Done

<i>By Hannah Morgan for U.S. News</i><p>If you struggle to check everything off your list, you aren't alone. According to a 2012 survey by LinkedIn, only 11 percent of professionals globally said they were able to complete all the items on their to-do list in an average workday. The survey also found that …

Why Do People Cheat on Their Partners?

Cheating is quite common and the reasons are multiple. Rather than reviewing the many reasons people cheat, I'm going to focus on one of the main one -- self-abandonment. Self-abandonment leads to an inner emptiness that results in a person seeking to be filled up externally.<p>For example, Celine …

Happiness

5 Sleep Apps To Help You Get More And Better Rest

We usually tell you to leave your phone outside the bedroom when it's time to hit the hay.<p>In a 2012 Time/Qualcomm poll, 68 percent of people ages 18 to 44 said they keep their phones next to their beds at night. Not only is there the urge to check nearby devices, there's also the light (and sounds) …

GPS Guide: Rob White's Tips For Combatting Nervousness

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Eating Whole Fruits Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

When it comes to lowering your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, eating whole fruit -- and <i>not</i> the juice form -- could do you some good, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found an association between eating at least two servings of fruit a week and …

These Unintentionally Profound Statements Reveal The Simplest Truths

Sometimes we're stunned by the profundity of the greats. Take for example 17th-century philosopher René Descartes who wrote, "I think, therefore I am." (And <i>that</i> makes us think.)<p>In other instances, the most profound moments worth contemplating are mere accidents. Take Reddit commenter …

4 Big Reasons Why Your Relationships Fail

When you're 80 years old and facing the end of your long life -- a life hopefully well-lived -- what will have been the biggest predictor of whether you would flourish throughout your life or not? A hint: It's not money, physical or mental health or social support. It's about one highly-significant …

Happiness

10 New Steps to Getting Unstuck by Forgiving

I have a healing goal in my life this year to clear out my body of old pain... old poison... because it is time. It is time to let go of all of the space that the hurting takes up in my life and make room for all of the thriving that could be in its place.<p>Feeling the same way? Read on...<p>There comes …

Positive Thinking

A Legacy of Beauty

In a world fraught with chaos, violence and destruction, we need beauty more than ever. Why is beauty important, necessary? What sensations and spiritual connections do we derive from beauty? How can we pass forward what we perceive and experience as beautiful to future generations? Big beautiful …

How Insomnia Affects How The Brain Concentrates

Researchers have new clues as to why it's <i>so hard</i> to concentrate after a bad night's sleep.<p>A new study published in the journal Sleep shows that even though people with insomnia and people without insomnia were able to perform equally on a working memory task, the brains of those with the condition …

Brain Changes May Explain Stroke Risk In Migraine Sufferers

It was hard to ignore those headlines saying that people with migraine have brain damage, even if you're not among the 12 percent or so who do suffer from these painful, recurring headaches.<p>Don't panic, says the neurologist whose work sparked those alarming headlines. "It's still not something to …

Insomniacs' brains lose focus, scans suggest

<b>Brain scans of people who say they have insomnia have shown differences in brain function compared with people who get a full night's sleep.</b><p>Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, said the poor sleepers struggled to focus part of their brain in memory tests.<p>Other experts said that …

Humanity

Our Biggest Hardships Can Lead to Our Happiest Days

Ever felt beat down by life? We all have difficult life phases where we just can't see anything positive about our situation. I remember the night after returning home from the hospital after losing a pregnancy. I couldn't see an ounce of good. The sadness was so heavy that I literally felt too …

Happiness

How to Build An Empire of Happiness

I'm going to be honest. There was a time in my life where I wasn't so happy. I was satisfied, because I really did have everything I needed, but I wasn't happy. And I'm not sure if there was even a life-shattering event that took place which made me become a truly happy person. But I do know this …

Happiness

Sleep Deprivation Affects Face Appearance, Study Shows

This is for everyone who's ever been asked "Are you feeling OK?" after a bad night's sleep.<p>A small new study in the journal Sleep shows that sleep-deprived faces look more, shall we say, <i>weary</i> -- in the form of redder and more swollen eyes, dark under-eye circles, more wrinkles and droopier eyelids …

A 'Backwards' Approach to Moving Forward

Traditionally, people follow certain steps when it comes to moving forward in romanic relationships. Many people meet, date for a year, move in together, get engaged, get married, adopt a puppy and/or kitten, then after a few years of traveling and "experiencing the world," they try for a baby... …