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Twitter Could Shed Light On Dietary Habits, Reasons For Eating

There's a whole slew of reasons why we eat something. Convenience is a factor, for sure. Hunger, of course, is another. And then there's always the consideration of what's cheap. But now, researchers have shown that Twitter, of all things, can be a useful tool in helping us understand the …

4 Steps to Mindfully Ride the Ebb of Life

As a therapist working with people in creative industries, I've seen how the idea that "you're only as good as your last project" creates an unwholesome dissatisfaction and constant striving to do better, a perfectionism that leads to a lack of appreciation for the great triumphs of life. As the …

Skin Cancer: Viewing Photos of Skin Cancer Makes You More Likely to Do Self-Skin Checks

“Visual images are very important tools for communicating information,” says study coauthor Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in the school of public health at Waterloo University in Canada. “They capture our attention, help us to learn, and persuade us to do things."<p>It makes perfect …

30-Minute Outdoor Exercises: The Best Outdoor Workouts for the Trail, Park, Playground

You Really Should Get Out More<p>With these 30-minute outdoor workouts, you can buff your body--and still have time to play<p>Daniela Stallinger<p>Simply taking your running routine out of the gym ups calorie burn by about 5 percent, thanks to wind and varied terrain. And fluctuating outdoor temps further …

How to Cut Calories at Cookouts

The Time You’re Most Likely to Binge<p>Warning: Chances are you’ll find yourself in this situation soon<p>With Labor Day weekend in sight, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be invited a cookout or two. While barbecues make for great outdoor parties, they can seriously sabotage your waistline: People are …