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Do What You Want To: This Doctor’s Advice for Living

Dr. John Kitchin traded a lucrative career as a neurologist for the chance to pursue a lifelong passion: rollerblading. Every day Kitchin skates along San Diego’s Pacific Beach boardwalk practicing his unorthodox form of meditation. His unique style of skating has earned him the nickname "Slomo." …

10 Quotes On Anger To Help Calm You Down

Anger be tough.<p>It can spawn its ugly minions, like frustration, fear, anxiety, stress and even rage.<p>It can feel like its eating you up inside as it …

6 Ways to Power Up Your Brain

Doctor Sarah Cassidy<p>Read full profile<p>Everybody knows that it is important to have a healthy body so you live a long, productive life, but what about …

The Unexpected Age When People Say They Are Their Happiest

Worried your glory days are behind you? Think again. A new survey shows that your golden years really are your happiest.<p>A survey of 2,000 Britons was commissioned by tech giant Samsung to find out which age people are most content with their lives, according to reports by The Daily Mail and other …

Tony Horton, P90X Creator, On What He Eats For Breakfast And How Yoga Saved His Life

<i>By Angela Haupt for US News Health</i><p>If you pass Tony Horton on the street, say hi. He considers you a friend.<p>"I never, ever get tired of having people come up to me," the P90X fitness guru says. "If you've done my program and you have something to say -- you have a before and after picture -– you are …

Finding My History Through Yoga In India

Since in Rishikesh, India has felt like a new gust of wind propelling the sails on my ship of life. I came to India to complete my yoga teacher …

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Yoga and Sex

I would not be able to write about this topic if I did not personally understand the double-edged sword debate of liberation and self-control.<p>Let's talk about sex, Yogi. I read yet another article about sexual deviance accusations against another male yoga instructor today; another Wolf of Om …

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The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

The Beginner’s Guide to Clean Eating

Photo: Pond5<p>“Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food,” writer and activist Michael Pollan has famously advised. …

The Happiness Trap: Things Versus Experiences

I first noticed it during the coverage of the Winter Olympics. It was a Cadillac commercial for their newest car. It starts simply enough, with an …

For this touching photo series, prisoners wrote letters of advice to their past selves.

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'We Will Know Whether There's Life On Other Planets'

Chatting about the universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>He’s the legendary astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson's new TV series, <i>Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey</i>, will premiere on Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and again on March 10 at 10 …

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Drinking diet soda just makes you eat more

Don't depend on diet soda to help you lose weight. A new study shows that overweight and obese people who drink diet beverages consume more calories from food than heavy people who consume sugary drinks, according to a new Johns Hopkins study.<p>“When you make that switch from a sugary beverage for a …

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The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

41 Quotes About Love And Life That Prove Tom Robbins Knows Everything

• “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”<p>“The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a …

Fascial tissue and the importance of stretching to stay fit

You'll hear more about 'fascial' tissue release and stretching this year, as the experts say it's the secret to boosting your muscles, fitness and body<p>BY <b>Katy Young</b> | 21 January 2014<p>If you're one of those people who doesn't stick around after class for a good stretch, read on. Because according to …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Eliminate These 5 Words to Create the Life of Your Dreams

<b>“Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” ~Unknown</b><p>For years I felt nothing.<p>Nothing, that is, except bored at work, trapped in my …

Stuck? 25 Questions That Will Help You Find and Follow Your Passion

Finding and following your passion takes hard work, and it isn’t for the faint-hearted.<p>You need courage to go for it, despite all the fear, …

citrus & green tea detox smoothie

When I think of summer, so many thoughts come to mind;<p><i>refreshing drinks</i><p>picnics<p>being outdoors<p>lots of SPF (have to keep my skin healthy …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

10 Essential Rules To Healthy Eating

<i>You know an apple is a healthier snack than a candy bar, but how do you make the big changes and eat real food all the time? Start here with these ten easy and delicious rules.</i><p>By Lindsay Funston and Emma Haak<p><b>1. Rule #1: Eat Two Pounds Of Vegetables</b><p>Every single day. "Loading your diet with …

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Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …