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Dietary Supplements and Cognitive Function, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s no conclusive evidence that ginkgo biloba is efficacious in preventing or slowing dementia or cognitive decline.<p>Several high-quality reviews …

Dementia

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Some tell-tale signs you're WAY too stressed out

Stressing out is the worst. OK, it’s <i>among</i> the worst —but still, being stressed out sucks. Whether your stress manifests itself in the form of a …

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You even feel "touched" when you meet a stranger who hints at being lonely. You are seemingly compassionate and moved when it relates to those outside your …

Empathy

11 Things to Quit Immediately

There are many things in life that cause us to feel stress and sadness. Here are 11 things you can quit doing right now in order to create a life that feels easier and lighter. Starting today you can give up on things that no longer serve you and embrace positive forward momentum instead.<p>Ready? …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world: Conflict, cruelty and suffering — not love and peace

Our shared moral/spiritual core matters. But religion has also promoted some of the worst ideas humanity has known<p>Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

How Much Should You Be Saving?

<b>Key Points</b><p>Start saving and investing by setting aside money for retirement; then you will be in a position to prepare for other goals.<br>• Give yourself the best chance for success by setting up automatic transfers to your savings and investment accounts.<br>• Carefully consider your time frame when choosing …

Misleading the People, Abuse of Power and the Bible

The media, social and mainstream thrive on two things -- 1. Shock Value and 2. Virality.<p>I read an article recently about a church in Georgia that posted a sign out front. It states “Homosexuality is a death worthy crime. - Leviticus 20:13”<p>I was taken aback to see something like that posted. I …

9 Ways To Stop Trying to Change Other People

Most of the people we’re surrounded by every day – our loved ones, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc. – have flaws. There are things in their …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Personal cancer vaccine research 'exciting' say experts

<b>Tailor-made cancer vaccines that target unique genetic errors in a patient's tumour have been developed in the US.</b><p>Safety tests on three people, published in the journal Science, showed the immune system could be trained to fight skin cancers.<p>The American team say the early results mark a …

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to …

Arcade Games

7 Things You Need to Know About Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Everybody knows how to say it. “You’ve get out of your comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens.”<p>But it’s always so easy to say it.<p>It’s the doing …

How to raise a spiritual child: 3 exercises to try with your family

<i>Lisa Miller, Ph.D., is director of clinical psychology and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University, Teachers College. The author of "The Spiritual Child," she has spent over a decade researching the impact of religion and spirituality.</i><p>Every child is born a spiritual …

48 Things I Know for Sure

You can learn something from everyone who crosses your path. Some people will show you what not to do and others pass along a bit of wisdom that improves your life. Not too long ago, I was at the art studio of painter Jonas Gerard who told me you have to silence your inner critic to create. "Too …

Can Dementia Be Prevented Through Nutrition?

While enjoying a family vacation in Florida, Max Lugavere's mother, known for her ability to recall the slightest detail, couldn't remember the current year. Her family thought she was joking, but the journey that followed was far from a laughing matter. Many years later, Lugavere continues to ask …

24 Hours in Austin

Austin doesn't just have heart or soul, it has passion! The streets, the people, the restaurants and bars are bursting with life. With so much music …

America's Pain Killer Problem is Growing, Federal Data Shows

New federal data released Wednesday reveals the state of America’s pain killer use.<p>According to the numbers released by the Centers for Disease …

Hyperlocal Blog About the City of Austin

The Austinot is a blog keeping you informed about the best in Austin food and drink, activities, events and local business.

7 Half Price Happy Hours in Austin

It’s official. On February 2nd, Armadillo Bob predicted that spring is right around the corner! This means we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy happy …

Texas

The Bay Area's Best Luxury Spas; Where to Shop for Wedding Dresses; Manicures at Work; More!

<i>Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week.</i><p>Image: Shutterstock<p><b>BAY AREA</b>—From Sonoma to San Jose, we mapped the 15 best luxury spas in the area. Ready, set, book!<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO</b>—You're engaged? Mazel tov! Here are 14 …

Shopping for a new washer or dryer? What you need to know

Washers and dryers can be must-have appliances. They can also be expensive and complicated if you’re not sure what to look for. As part of TODAY’s “Home-Improved” series, Consumer Reports editor Mandy Walker is sharing what you need to know when shopping for a new washer or dryer.<p><b>Washers</b><p><i>Front</i> …

5 Foolproof Ways to Feel More Joy in 2015

These first few weeks in January are a precious time for setting getting ourselves on a path toward more joy in the year ahead. But that can be a …

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

Buddhism 101 with Rick Hanson, PhD: The Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path

Rick Hanson, author of <i>Buddha's Brain</i> (2009), <i>Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time</i> (2011), <i>Hardwiring Happiness: The</i> …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

20 Awesome Chants That Will Radically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

Chanting is a spiritual discipline believed to improve listening skills, heightened energy and more sensitivity toward others. The practice gained popularity when an album of Gregorian chants by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Damingo in Spain became a best seller. Chants can express devotion, …

Hinduism