Laura Darrington

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Foods to Break Up With

Many of my clients are moms. I'll sit down with them for initial sessions and hear "I have one soda a day" or "I have Splenda in my coffee." When I ask if they allow their children to have Sprite or sugar substitutes without fail they'll say, "Of course not, our house is totally organic," or …

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Although most people enjoy receiving praise, some of us bristle when we hear compliments, and a few of us downright hate them. One of the biggest factors determining whether we turn sour at the first hint of positive feedback is our self-esteem.<p>Many of us are more likely to compliment someone with …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Clean Energy

How to Always Be Getting Smarter | Inc.com

As we do new things, we always want to make sure we're doing things that help the business and not hurt. We may have a feeling of intuition that something may be successful, but how do you really know?<p>We run experiments. For example, maybe I believe that emailing our users about how fun our games …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their core creativity and manifest their goals. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help one go beyond their fears and resistances to tap into their …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

When smack in the middle of a stressful situation or painful experience it can feel impossible to see the blessings or imagine a positive outcome. We've all had struggles, failures, and really horrific experiences. People don't always treat us like they should. Plans fail even when perfectly laid …

You Deserve More

There I said it. You deserve more, plain and simple. I find myself constantly telling all those around me "you deserve more." So often we tend to settle for less than we deserve because it's easy to get comfortable. And then there's that famous quote from <i>Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> that says, "We …

Shifting Your Mindset Can Improve Your Entire Life

I went for a long late-night walk recently and was ruminating over some heavy issues in my mind. I was also listening to a Joel Osteen sermon to try to infuse a little positivity. The title of the podcast was "Get Over It." At the beginning of this walk I had been feeling like a victim, as though …

Feel Supported, Cared For and Treated Well (You Know, the Way You Treat Others)

Recently, I was reading an article focused on building supportive relationships... it said something along the lines of, "be the friend you want to have" in order to receive that type of friendship, partnership or consideration in return.<p>While I understand the sentiment, this advice is flawed.<p>Yes, …

Clear Your Clutter and Change Your Life

Welcome to the new year! It seems once we pass the New Year's mark and notice spring just around the corner, a universal reset button activates new beginnings and fresh starts. Not wanting to hire a coach or sign up for an expensive life make over? Then keep reading, take charge of your own life, …

On Becoming a Runner

I tried unsuccessfully to become a runner many times. The allure was there, but not the desire. I wanted to be a runner so that I could be healthier, look younger, lose some weight, and call myself an athlete. The only thing missing was my desire to run.<p>When I turned 40, I found myself looking into …

Green Your Kitchen: Replacing Disposable Plastics

30<p>SHARES<p>Abeego Flats Food Wrap, Set of 3<p>I generally feel pretty eco-friendly in my day-to-day life. We’ve been a one-car family eating a primarily …

HOLIDAY GOODS

1. Benriner Mandoline - I have owned four mandolines. Three have been donated to friends, this is the one I'll keep forever. The negative reviews are …

Vegan "Bacon" From King Oyster Mushrooms - Recipe

<i>Vegan “Bacon” From King Oyster Mushrooms (left: whole mushroom; middle: sliced mushroom; right: “bacon”)</i><p>Let me say for the record: I have no desire …

Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves) Subzi by Manjula

Supereasy Vegan: Fast and Fresh Rice Noodle Soup

778<p>SHARES<p>Rice noodles are a staple in Asian cooking. In China, wide rice noodles are cooked, then fried in a hot wok to make tasty chow fun; in …

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Tacos Recipe

<i>Cauliflower tacos? Spicy grated cauliflower and lentils make a delicious but light vegan taco filling. Gluten-free too!</i><p>Welcome to the latest edition …

7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Learn what health symptoms your body has that are warning signs you should take note of<p>A few days after Melissa Daly broke her ankle, the calf above it became tender. Within a week, her foot was dark purple. She saw her doctor, who dismissed it as normal bruising and offered a prescription for …

Bachelorette Party

Quiz: What’s Your Green IQ?

Test your help-the-planet know-how with our Earth Day quiz<p>Happy Earth Day! Today’s the day people across the country put a big spotlight on the planet and what we can do (every day) to live more sustainably. According to a new Harris Poll, 38 percent of people say they care a lot about the state of …

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5 Ways to Ease Sore Muscles

New research shows that exercising can help banish aches and pains—but it’s not the only way to deal with soreness<p>The day after a brutal workout, exercising more might be the last thing you want to do—but here’s why you should: Light activity can help ease soreness just as well as a massage, …

Exercise

"Should I Worry About Wearing a Bra?"

As you've likely heard, a French researcher claims that your lingerie is the fastest route to saggy breasts. Here's what experts have to say about the findings.<p><i>Every week, the Scoop examines alarming new claims to help you make sense of the latest health research.</i><p>A French researcher made major …

Breast Cancer

Do You Sweat Too Much?

How Much Sweat is Normal?<p>Discover if your sweating habits are on par with other women<p><b>I sweat way more during gym classes than anyone else. What's going on?</b> - <i>Danielle, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ</i><p>How much we sweat depends in part on the number of sweat glands we were born with. But other factors play a …

The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

Fitness

Vitamin D Benefits: Weigh Less, Smile More!

Why getting your fill of vitamin D can help you lose weight and improve your mood<p>As the moment of truth with your bathing suit inches closer, you might be cursing your sweet tooth for the belly bulge you can't seem to shed. But it could be what you're not eating that's actually responsible.<p>A 2000 …

Nutrition

Why Are Women More Exhausted Than Men?

Here’s what you can do to even the playing field<p>Getting a good night’s sleep and waking up rested might just be one of the best feelings in the world. But—bummer alert—women may be less likely than men to regularly experience that refreshed feeling. New information released from the Centers for …

Sleep