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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

<b>The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking, researchers have shown.</b><p>The US team believe the "waste removal system" is one of the fundamental reasons for sleep.<p>Their study, in the journal Science, showed brain cells shrink during sleep to open up the gaps …

5 Minutes to Peace.

News flash: life is hard.<p>While we may wake up every morning, open our eyes and tell ourselves, “today is going to be GREAT,” there is a host of …

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

How to Detox Your Mind: 4 Lessons on How to Stop Overthinking

We talk a lot these days about how to detox our body but not much about how to detox the mind. And it's the overthinking mind full of chaos that holds us back from moving forward in life. It's the overthinking mind that makes us feel anxious and worried about the future. It's the overthinking mind …

These Summertime Activities Will Zap Your Stress In No Time

Summer may be one of the busiest times of the year with vacations and holiday weekends, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little room for relaxation. What better way to take advantage of the warmer climate than escaping the indoors? There are many health advantages to spending more time outside. …

Why You Deserve to Applaud Yourself

<b>“I have done my best. That is all the philosophy of living one needs” ~Lin-yutang</b><p>Take a break and take a look in the mirror. Look at yourself and …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

Happiness

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Learning to Say No: 4 Questions for the Busy and Overwhelmed

<b>“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A couple of years ago my friends and I …

Recognizing Happiness

Define happiness:<br>Will you be happy when you are successful?<br>Or are you successful because you are happy?<p><b>Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting</b> …

You Can Make a Difference: Just Open Your Eyes

<b>“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~William James</b><p>My mind wasn’t able to percieve the reality around me. It had been ten days since …

Free Yourself from Regret and Transform Your Life

<b>“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~Marianne Williamson</b><p>I always had a hard time accepting</i> …

Learning to Enjoy the Process and Stop Worrying About the Outcome

<b>“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you” ~John De Paula</b><p>Remember the Tasmanian Devil?<p>That crazed Loony Tunes cartoon …

You are Enough: A Tiny Manual for Being Your True Self

<b>“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>When I was in third grade, I loved to hang upside down …

There’s a Gift in Every Problem: Finding the Good in the Bad

<b>“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~Richard Bach</b><p>I bought the magazine because it had pizza on the cover and the headline read: “Yes, …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

Parenting | Family

Do you ever look at your kids and wonder, where do they get all this energy from?! They can be bouncing off the walls within a few seconds of waking …

Top tips for travelling with kids abroad

Christmas is often a time for travelling away from home. Fying with little ones can be a challenge. But fret not! From knowing what to pack, to …

Children with regular bedtimes less likely to misbehave, research shows

It has long been considered the parental holy grail – a regular bedtime, adhered to by compliant children. But steady bedtimes can mean more than a few hours of peace for the adults, according to research which shows that children put to bed at the same time each day are significantly less likely …

Thoughts on long haul flights with children

<b>0</b> Flares Filament.io <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>I used to dread long haul flights with children.<p>It started when I was single and dating future Scottish hubby. Due to …

Clothes to keep your baby warm all winter

Follow us<p>Getting pregnant<p>Topics<p>Before you begin<br>• Trying for a baby<br>• Trying for another<br>• Trouble conceiving<br>• All getting pregnant<p>TOP RESOURCES<p>Am I …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

Parenting

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Sophie Cooklynn Sophie, from Bootle, is unable to play with her son because of a debilitating brain condition that some people refuse to accept …

10 Ways to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

How to delight your toddler on an airplane. After constant nursing but before immersive iPads, there is the fidgety toddler.Continue reading 10 Ways …