Lorna Nathan

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How To Sleep Like A Grown Up

Adultify your sleep cycle<p><i>The time has come to accept the inevitable: you're growing up. Embrace it! Becoming an adult can be daunting, but not when you have guides as easy (and, let's face it, as cool) as the ones in our new Adultify series. Now, you won't ever have to utter that cringe-worthy term</i> …

Should You Exercise Or Get A Little Extra Sleep? A Guide.

The answer may surprise you.<p>That alarm hits at 6 a.m. and you have a choice: smash the snooze button or get up and get your workout in. What should you do?<p>Science hasn't given us a solid answer on this yet.<p>As there are only 24 hours in a day, it’s no wonder that we often feel pressed to choose …

Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests

<b>Older women who have strong legs are likely to fare better when it comes to ageing of the brain, a decade-long study of more than 300 twins suggests.</b><p>The King's College London team says leg power is a useful marker of whether someone is getting enough exercise to help keep their mind in good …

10 Signs You May Be a Pushover and What to Do About It

Being nice is an essential quality necessary for success. It is a quality that sustains relationships and makes you someone others want to be around. However, there is a fine line between being nice and being a pushover. When you are too nice you make your way through life by placating, making you …

The right time to nap is at work

Although being an adult is generally cooler than being a toddler, it falls short in at least one major way: Why is nap time no longer a thing? "If you're getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night, naps can be part of a healthy sleep schedule," says Rebecca Robbins, PhD, a fellow at the NYU …

Sleep

The Secret Weapon to Help You Stick to Your Good Habits

For many, many people, the secret weapon of habit-change is outer accountability.<p>It's been so satisfying to have <i>Better Than Before</i> out in the world. (And, I must admit, also very satisfying that it's a bestseller.)<p>It's fascinating to me to hear how people respond to it -- what ideas they find most …

Weight Watchers

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 50s

A guide to health at every age.<p><i>Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook community to tell us what they worried about most and then conferred with experts. Here's what we learned. (Find all</i> …

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Get Older

Until recently, scientists thought we were born with a fixed number of brain cells and it was all downhill from there.<p>Today, we know that memory and problem solving are skills you can sharpen at any age. We asked Aaron Nelson, the chief of neuropsychology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston …

The Brain

Type 2 diabetes diminishes mental performance, but how?

Losing keys and forgetting names are real enough worries for anyone growing older. But for those with Type 2<p>diabetes, the prospect of cognitive decline is very real. Those who develop the metabolic disorder have a roughly 75% higher risk of developing some form ofdementiathan do those without the …

Wasting water is a luxury we can no longer afford | Alok Jha

Worrying about how much water to drink each day is misleading – our real problem is the growing shortage that threatens four billion people on Earth<p>How much water should you drink every day? Roughly two litres sound about right? Perhaps you keep a bottle next to your desk at work and swig from it …

Headaches

Sleep: Caretaker of memories, repairer of prejudice

Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, research demonstrates that the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive.<p>A new study, however, finds that sleep is also crucial to unlearning stuff that we may …

Dark chocolate and green tea is the perfect concentration combination

A new study, the first of its kind, has found that dark chocolate and green tea could be the ideal combination to tackle that mid-afternoon slump<p>Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Step away from the coffee.<p>Dark chocolate and green tea could be the best combination for an energy boost, a new study has …

Too many platforms may make the Internet of Things a confusing place

It’s a world of sensors, folks, or it’s quickly becoming one. Even the tiniest gadgets will someday get an IP address. A common platform is needed to collect and make sense of all of the data those devices gather, and a lot of companies are already getting in line to take the job — maybe <i>too</i> many.<p>I …

What I Learned About My Body From Raising a Daughter

Looking my daughter in the face and telling her she was just like me, and in the next breath destroying my body in front of her, was a catastrophic mixed message.<p>"She's a mini you!" they say, gushing over her big brown eyes and long thick hair as she spins in circles in the grass or dances around …

Parenting

10 Celebrities Who Are Changing the World

Gossip magazines and websites give us our celebrity fix on the daily. Who wore what better. Who broke up with who. Can you believe she grocery shops there!? You really get to know a celebrity inside and out, right? Wrong. There are celebrities out there that are taking their fame to new and great …

The U.K. Children's Word of the Year Isn't Really a Word

The children’s word of the year in the UK isn’t exactly a word. It’s hashtag, or the symbol #.<p>After analyzing over 120,000 short story submissions by …

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