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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Hysteria About Sugar Doesn't Help -- Knowledge Does

Knowledge -- not hysteria -- should always drive our thinking. Knowledge derives from evidence but is achieved only when critical evaluation of disparate, often conflicting, bodies of evidence becomes a commitment. This principle has remained a singular constant from the start of my education and …

Will It Matter in 5 Years?

Today at work I walked by someone's desk and noticed they had the famous quote, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans," by John Lennon hanging up in their cubicle. I've seen this quote so many times but the meaning of it really struck me today. Every day we keep …

Is Your Workout Playlist Hurting Your Hearing? Take This Test to Find Out

OK, I admit it: when I'm working out, I sometimes crank up the volume on my earbuds to a level that I really probably shouldn't. I only do this at the gym; when I'm running out on the street, I want to be able to hear what's going on around me. Safety, ladies! Still, though...it's something to …

How to Age Yourself in Photos With Apps

Knowing what you may look like as you age if you smoke or spend a lot of time in the sun might encourage you to adopt healthy habits while you can. …

3 Light-as-Air Recipes for National Lemon Meringue Day

Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day—if you were ever looking for a natural excuse to whip up something fluffy and lemony, this is it!<p>And here are some inspirations for you to get cooking: healthy variations on traditional lemon meringue, which usually uses relies on lots of eggs to get those …

4 Signs He's Not Ready for Marriage

These days, more guys are taking their time to get hitched. Is yours one of them?<p>These days, more guys are taking their time to get hitched. Is yours one of them?<p>He’s crazy about you, sure, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to put a ring on it—at least, not so fast. New research reveals that men are …

Top Best 11 Gadgets For Home Controlled by Smartphone

Today’s smartphones let you do all sorts of ingenious things and the phone function is the least interesting one. You can do your shopping from your …

Home Automation

Superfood Death Match: What Will Be The Next Breakaway Health Food?

Has the Kale Kraze reached its backlash stage yet?<p>While many people are still very excited about the health-promoting, brain-boosting, do-no-wrong green, it certainly isn't the only superfood at the table.<p>What makes a superfood? It has to be nutrient dense, calorie light and offer more than one …

Medtronic Buys Cardiocom: Are Medical Product Companies Finally Serious About Business Model Evolution?

Today’s news of Medtronic’s purchase of Cardiocom – described by the WSJ as a “closely held disease management and patient-monitoring firm” — seems unusually significant, and speaks to an important way medical product companies may be trying to respond to seismic shifts in the healthcare …

8 signs the rich have way too much money

They control our world but barely even live in it<p>The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich.<p>Here …

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Have you ever wondered what it really means to be emotionally healthy? Have you ever wondered how your psychological well-being compares to others around you?<p>When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the …

These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

A Grilled Summer Salad With Something For Everyone

Photos: courtesy of Dinner: A Love Story<p><i>Let’s face it: You’re busy — too busy to mess around with complicated cooking at the end of the day. Still,</i> …

Your Ultimate Sex To-Do List

10 new ways to have a VERY memorable weekend…<p>The <i>To Do List</i>, a new movie starring Aubrey Plaza from <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, just hit theaters. In the flick, Plaza’s character is an 18-year-old virgin who makes a checklist of all the sexual milestones she wants to hit before going to college. Kinda …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

Do Something Impossible

<i>"Go ahead, do something impossible." -- Seth Godin</i><p>I recently read a great call-to-action article -- one that would make you stop and realize that you're going to die someday and there's precious little time to do what you're here to do.<p>But the truth is, most of us realize time is short.<p>Of course, …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Landscape Photography

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

87 Photography Articles and Images To Put a Smile On Your Face

The internet is home to a terrific group of artists and bloggers creating great content on a regular basis. Toad Hollow Photography has been …

This is your brain on fatherhood: Dads experience hormonal changes too, research shows

The trick to fatherhood has a lot to do with the brain — and how close a dad gets to his kids. At least that's the message from a mounting pile of research into the neurological and hormonal cues that translate into fatherly nurturing. And what better time to keep that message in mind than on …

The One Diet That Can Cure Most Disease: Part I

If I told you there was one diet that could cure arthritis, fatigue, irritable bowel, reflux, chronic allergies, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune disease, diabetes, heart disease, migraines, depression, attention deficit disorder, and occasionally even autism and that it could help you lose weight …

Stress Myths: 9 Common Misconceptions About Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and coworkers complaining about how stressed they are and endless products and activities are touted for their "stress-relieving" capabilities. But what does it actually mean? …

From Obesity to Shorter Lifespans: Why Stress Is Public Health Enemy Number One

The following is an interview with Elissa Epel, a UCSF psychologist who has studied the health impacts of stress, from its effects on our DNA to its relationship to overeating, for two decades.<p><i>Some of your research has centered on the way that stress hormones contribute to increasing our drive to</i> …