Lydia Dean

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The Real Reason Insomniacs Can't Fall Asleep

Plus, guaranteed tricks to send you to Snoozeville<p>Your late-night Netflix binges may not be the only reason you're having trouble sleeping: An overactive brain could be what's keeping lots of insomniacs up at night, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Sleep</i>.<p>In this study, researchers …

International Travel Etiquette

Summer is nearly upon us. For many that can mean only one thing: summer vacation is nearly here. And with National Etiquette Week just around the corner (May 12-16), now seems like a good time to take a cue from past news stories and look at the dos and don'ts of how to behave when traveling abroad.<p>…

Travel

The 11 Biggest Cruise Ships In The World

Measuring approximately 1,200 feet long and weighing 223,000 tons, the size and and sheer magnitude of the ship is almost mind boggling.<p>And yet over 5,000 passengers are probably aboard, dancing the Congo at this moment.<p>FindTheBest helped us determine the biggest cruise ships on the seas right now. …

Cruise Ships

America's 10 Most Scenic National Parks

Towering mountains, deep canyons, dry deserts, wide meadows, craggy coasts, dense forests -- an immensely varied natural world covers the United States. This collection of 10 of the most scenic American national parks captures this variety at its most extreme. It moves from desert to glacier to …

36 maps that will make you see the world in completely new ways

The internet has led to a renaissance in mapmaking, with thousands of interactive, illustrated, informational, or just plain silly maps being …

Ask Fodor’s: How to Avoid Seasickness

Though my first cruises were marked by unpleasant bouts of queasiness and dizziness, I am happy to report that now, some 20 trips later, my time on …

Fire truck falls into sinkhole

Budget 2014: Joe Hockey to announce launch of multi-billion-dollar medical research fund

The Federal Government is set to announce a multi-billion-dollar medical research fund in tonight's budget, which it says will be the largest of its …

Winners and Losers of the 2014 budget

Students, foreign aid and families are the big losers in Joe Hockey's 2014 budget, while health and education are set to be hit, but only after 2017. …

Liberal Party of Australia

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

4 Reasons You Should Devote More Time to Self-Care

Making yourself a sacred priority is one of the smarest moves you can make<p>Women are caregivers by nature, and yet we rarely include ourselves on our kindness to-do list. But the truth is, putting ourselves second serves no one. It can lead to poor health, low productivity, and burnout. Self-care is …

12 Reasons to Try Tai Chi

Before I won a gold medal for Yang Tai Chi at the 2014 International Chinese Martial Arts Championships in Los Angeles, I had spent many decades drawn to this beautiful meditative movement, but unable to find a place to learn it. I was also... too busy.<p>"I'm too busy to meditate" is something I …

A Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Manage Stress

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Jimmy," the character of George finds himself in a stressful situation and starts speaking in the third person: "George is getting upset!" He might have been on to something.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan explored how we use self-talk to help us …

Psychology

'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep

<b>Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.</b><p>Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".<p>They say people and …

Sleep

How patients might design a psychiatric hospital

<b>Artist and activist James Leadbitter is on a mission to design a user-friendly psychiatric hospital, with the help and ideas of anyone who wants to get involved.</b><p>The Madlove project is borne of Leadbitter's own experiences on psychiatric wards which he feels did not always offer what he needed - …

Mental Health

South-east London hospital's A&E 'not fit for purpose'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/london/1076000/1076475_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1519058195_f7d02510fedd8dc10e640ef1dfa533dd<p><b>A London hospital's accident and emergency department (A&E) has been declared "not fit for purpose" by hospital inspectors.</b><p>The chief inspector of …

Radiation Therapy

What damage does it cause us to ignore our body clock?

Body clocks rule our lives, determining everything from how we sleep and the way our brain works, to the likelihood of a us ever having a heart attack.<p>However, leading scientists are warning that as our lives become busier, we are increasingly ignoring it potentially causing serious consequences to …

Health

9 Things That Mess with Your Hormones

The seemingly innocent habits that throw your body for a loop

Doctors Treat Depression With Brain Magnets

Meghan McGill was a freshman in college when she was diagnosed with depression. She lost interest in reading and dancing, two of her favorite …

Could Impulsive Behavior Lead To Food Addiction?

There's a well-established link between impulsive behavior and addiction in scientific literature, but which came first: impulsiveness, or the addiction?<p>While the question poses a difficult research challenge in humans, scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine believe that in rats, …

7 Ways To Recognize Depression In 20-Somethings

By: Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer<p>Published: 05/12/2014 10:27 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Whether they're stressing out over landing a job, finding a mate or repaying student loans, 20-somethings have plenty on their plate that could bring their mood down.<p>Although the 20s are typically considered …