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Body Hair Is Natural. Society Thinking Otherwise Is Dangerous

Visible body hair is rarely seen. It is so rare that underarm hair on a celebrity becomes a news story. For the rest of us, showing it in public — …

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—and Our Ability to See?

The eyes are unwell. Their childhood suppleness is lost. The lenses, as we log hours on this earth, thicken, stiffen, even calcify. The eyes are no …

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This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …

5 Rare But Essential Productivity Practices

<i>Originally published by Stephen Guise on</i> <i>his personal website</i><i>.</i><p>Productivity is defined as “the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, …

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No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health

Habits vs. Goals: A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life

<i>“First forget inspiration.<br>Habit is more dependable.<br>Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not.<br>Habit is persistence in practice.”</i><br>— Octavia …

When It Comes to Fitness Start with the Right Questions

According to Google, the most commonly sought topics for health and fitness last year included Tabata workouts, burpees, the “Murph” CrossFit …

Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

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Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 1

<b>Overtraining can kill you.</b><p>If you’ve been around the fitness scene for any length of time you’ll have heard it whispered about like Beetlejuice with …

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Overtraining Can Kill You: The 3 Stages of Overtraining, Part 2

If you haven’t already read the previous article on overtraining syndrome, I suggest you start there. <b>In that article I outlined the cause of</b> …

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Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

Psychology

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

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30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Depression

Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer

<i>O Man, to whatever country you belong and whatever your opinions, listen: here is your history as I believe I have read it, not in the books of your</i> …

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

The Olympic Lifts Are Overrated

3 Reasons You Probably Don't Need Them<p>Olympic Lifts and Fatal Flaws<p>Most people who want to get bigger, stronger, and more powerful don't need the …

The Modern Hijacking of Dopamine: Supernormal vs. Ancestral Stimuli

Scientists recently discovered a major difference between humans and apes. It’s not the body hair, or the prehensile feet, or the propensity to fling …

The Farmer's Walk Cure

Here's what you need to know...<p>If weakness is the disease, the farmer's walk will cure it. It will build muscle, slash fat, and crank up …

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Be Your Own Expert and Turbo-Charge Your Training After Age 50

<b>As we age we expect to develop aches, pains, and reduced workout tolerance that prevents us from training the way we used to</b>. Those of us who are …

[Unedited] Atul Gawande with Krista Tippett

What does a good day look like? This is the question that transformed Atul Gawande’s practice of medicine. He’s a citizen physician on frontiers of …

The Pistol Squat: Develop Foundational Lower Body Strength

If I were held at gunpoint and forced to choose one lower body exercise, I would choose the pistol (see what I did there?). <b>The pistol squat takes</b> …

Identity-Based Habits: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Year

Change is hard. You've probably noticed that.<p>We all want to become better people — stronger and healthier, more creative and more skilled, a better …

Identity Theft

It's Impossible NOT To Feel Inspired By This 74-Year-Old Yoga Instructor

Janice Lennard has a simple message for all older adults: Just keep moving!<p>At 74, Janice Lennard is well past the age when most adults—most, but not all—have resigned themselves to a life of inactivity.<p>Lennard is one of the exceptions. And she’s hoping to convince others her age that getting older …

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

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