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27 Activities That Have Improved People's Body Image

Psssst — they're not all athletic ones, either.<p>"It teaches you how powerful you can be, whatever your size or ablility. <b>You discover strength and confidence you would never have believed possible.</b> And as a woman, you learn how to take care of yourself and start walking around with your head held …

Middle School

Antidepressant use soars despite findings effectiveness is lower than believed

Use doubles after 16 years and researchers find taking antidepressants alone is ineffective for up to 40% of patients<p>Antidepressants are less effective than previously thought, yet use of the drugs has doubled among Australians over the past 16 years, a review published in the Medical Journal of …

Depression

Greater good vs the fat man: A popular moral dilemma can tell you whether you’re likable

Imagine that an out-of-control trolley is speeding towards a group of five people. You are standing on a footbridge above, next to a large man. If you push him off the bridge onto the track below, his body will stop the trolley before it hits the five people. He will die, but the five others will …

Research

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

5 Recipes Every 20-Something Should Know How to Cook

In your 20s, there’s a natural transition from dorm food to delivery and microwave fare. Unfortunately, that’s where some people stall, never making it out of the stage of pizza boxes and Chinese takeaway containers. But the step from ordering to home cooking shouldn’t be intimidating. Learning …

Eggs

It Took 125 Years To Notice THIS In A Painting Millions Have Seen

We've all seen this classic piece of artwork, <i>Starry Night</i>, painted by Vincent Van Gogh.<p>WikiArt<p>What many don't know is that Van Gogh painted <i>Starry</i> …

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

5 Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Options for Crazy-Busy Mornings

<i>By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>The best way to set your day up -- and give yourself the energy to power through it -- is to have a healthy breakfast. "Breakfast is like putting gas in your car before you go on a long trip," says Abby Langer, RD. And in an ideal world, you'd have enough time …

Are We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?

A recent credible study suggests the amount of waste Americans dispose in landfills each year is over twice what the EPA had been estimating.<p>Although …

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

Jet Lag

21 pictures of New York City in the early 1900s

But one thing that hasn't changed is its residents' desire to photograph it.<p>A vast trove of photos in The Library of Congress gives us the opportunity to look back at New York just before it was entering the 20th century.<p>These images give us an idea of what life was like in the early 1900s — how …

4% of people hear music in a completely different way — and it tells us something fascinating about the brain

To an estimated 4% of the world, that's what the stuff we call music sounds like.<p>These people are tone-deaf, a disorder known as congenital amusia. People who are really tone-deaf aren't just bad at karaoke: They can't pick out differences in pitch, the quality of music we're referring to when we …

The tabs on soda cans are genius, and physics shows why

The soda-can tab is more than meets the eye.<p>In its resting state, the tab is what engineers call a "second-class" lever: The force you apply only moves one way, like a wheelbarrow.<p>When you lift the handles, the majority of the force falls on the wheel, in this case otherwise known as the fulcrum. …

'He Named Me Malala' is a moving portrait of a Nobel-winning woman

Moviegoers hankering for a female superhero film needn't wait for "Wonder Woman." A big screen heroine of astounding power swoops into theaters this week, caped in a hijab, a backpack full of books slung over her shoulder, a crooked smile the reminder of her fearlessness.<p>Davis Guggenheim's …

Swat Valley

The 13 dumbest things to do with your money in your 20s

Time is on your side when you're young, and a head start in saving and investing can result in massive financial gains later down the road.<p>It's equally important to get into the routine of making smart decisions. "You don't want to start bad habits in your 20s that will lead to potential financial …

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

Best quotes on banning and censoring books

A surprising range of children’s books have faced censorship even in the 21st century. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been banned in many schools in the US (and even in one UK school) and on six occasions the books were publicly burned on the grounds that they promoted witchcraft.<p>Adults have …

Books

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

rex's Intelligence

People can become obsessed with dinosaurs, and its no wonder why. The popularity of these gigantic beasts that roamed the earth millions of years ago …

“Inside Out” Movie – The Buddhism of Modern Day Neuroscience

Watched “Inside Out” with my 3 year old daughter. She might be too young for it. But, come to think of it, we – as a civilization – might be too …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

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