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How Much Weight Soldiers Carry, and Incredible POV Footage of a Massive Paratrooper Drop

The amount of gear that they jump with is unbelievable<p>An old Army saw has it that<p>The General asks, "What does it do?"<br>The Senator asks, "How much does …

Why I Removed My IUD After My Father Passed Away | Women's Health

<b>The Real Reason We Had to Call It Quits</b><br>About two years ago—a year after my amazing gynecologist inserted that tiny, T-shaped lifesaver into my uterus, my dad started feeling a little run down. The kind of guy who was usually up early playing guitar and enjoying a cup of coffee on the back patio …

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Research

Sculpting a Less-Anxious Brain

"Brain architect" sounds like a profession from science fiction, but in the book <i>Mindsight</i>, psychiatrist Dan Siegel argues that we have the ability to fashion our own brains. When we pay attention to our mind and the minds of others, we develop a sort of superhero seventh sense, which Siegel terms …

Warning Signs Your Chakras Are Out Of Balance

There are 7 main energy centers in the body, known as chakras. Each chakra is located throughout our body so that it correlates to specific body …

Make These Snacks Now & Save Yourself Misery Later in the Week

<i>When it's Thursday at 3:45 P.M., you'll be so pleased with yourself for making—and packing—these snacks ahead of time.</i><p>It hits me halfway between lunch and when I leave work for the day: not hunger, not boredom, but the strange and itchy combination of the two called Needing A Snack. It’s largely …

Food

How This Woman Lost 30 Pounds After Years of Ignoring Her Weight Gain | Women's Health

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>Growing up, I was a serious competitive swimmer. At one point, I was swimming for two different teams. I basically ate whatever I wanted; I loved instant mac 'n' cheese and went out to eat with my family all the time. Even though I was overweight, I never worried about it because I was …

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …

The Art of Being Present

“Army ants! Terrible, terrible ants!” John slaps at his pants while running away. If I’ve learned anything in <b>Kenya</b> so far, it’s this: When your guide is freaking out, you follow.<p>So I run too, then stop when John does, after 20 or so flying steps. Pulling up my pant legs, I see three tiny red ants …

National Parks

7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you …

Matcha

14 Amazing Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety

Many for free! (Note: These apps are not substitutes for professional treatment.)

Apps

How to Build Self-Discipline in 4 Easy Steps

Harry S. Truman once said, “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all …

Outsourcing

Practicing Mindfulness Guided Meditation

“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. …

Mindfulness

10 Easy Easter Sides You Can Make In Under an Hour

Brighten your Easter table with some flavorful fare you can whip up fast.<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>In this simple and elegant side dish, sweet green peas and asparagus are quickly sautéed with butter, shallots, and a touch of honey. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Warm Couscous Salad with Apricot …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

9 Things You Must Do for Your Brain

Very few of us have been taught how to keep our brains healthy.<p>We know too many sweets are bad for our weight. It's easy to remember too little sleep will affect our mood. Every child knows that a Band-Aid is the answer for a scrape or cut. But what about our brains? What are we supposed to do when …

The One Thing You Need for Positive Change

In my empowerment coaching practice, I work closely with clients to create their ideal lives, revamp what's going on for them and challenge them to live better overall. The one thing I've noticed with all of my clients who are successful in creating major positive change is their willingness to …

Five Daily Practices to Feeling 'Good Enough'

I have a friend who from the very moment we met, we were soul sisters. She had just moved out to LA from NY and was given my number by a mutual friend. From the moment I opened my door, there was an instant connection between us. We had so much in common and have been best friends ever since.<p>I have …

The Simple Secret to Having a Clear Mind and Being Totally Present

Do you ever get so overwhelmed that it feels like your head will explode?<p>It’s like you’ve got way too much going on in your head. You’re mentally …

Productivity

12 Essential Life Tips That Are Counterintuitive But True

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, someone asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?" One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor Alan Rutledge. (Share your own answers to this and other questions; we'll feature the best</i> …

Will Power

25 Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself -- Instead of Emotional Eating

<b>When you are busy or overwhelmed, it can be a challenge to squeeze in quality self-care and way too easy to resort to emotional eating instead.</b><p>Overeating can become a substitute for the <i>hidden hungers</i> we really crave -- rest, comfort, celebration, or simply a reward for surviving a difficult day. …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

Snacks

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

How Stress Kills Our Ability To Feel Compassion

Stress isn't just bad for our physical and mental health -- it may also inhibit our ability to empathize with others, according to new McGill University research.<p>The study, recently published in the journal Current Biology, found that a drug that blocks stress hormones can increase the ability of …

Empathy

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

9 Ways Daily Mindfulness Will Help You Succeed

Many of us are drawn to the peace and happiness promised by a life of mindfulness, but we often abandon it in our daily lives because practicing …

The 5 Biggest Myths About Mental Strength

As a society, we spend a lot of time talking about physical strength. Newsstands are filled with weight lifting and fitness magazines, workout videos generate over $300 million dollars a year, and TV commercials are dominated by the latest fad diets and weight loss supplements.<p>Mental strength has …

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overall, the World Health Organization estimates that roughly 450 million people suffer from some form of mental or neurological disorder -- and that …