Samantha Ferguson

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A secret weapon for your next barbecue: yogurt

Yogurt is a bit of a miracle in the kitchen. It’s high in protein, probiotic, and incredibly versatile—and it’s a serious workhorse as an ingredient. The tub of full-fat Greek yogurt that is always in my fridge isn’t just the base for a quick breakfast or lunch, it’s my secret weapon for …

Food

A Doctor Explains Why We’re Attracted To Some People But Not Others, & It's Pretty Simple

Have you ever wondered why you've been attracted to tall people your whole life? Or maybe you just noticed a pattern in your dating history — say, …

Relationships

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

What Makes a Relationship Work? 6 No-Fail Signs of a Strong Bond

Falling in love is great, but what about your happily ever after? In order to go the distance with your significant other, it’s crucial to ask the …

9 Mistakes Everyone Makes Cooking Chicken

These missteps have easy fixes, so you can tweak your chicken routine for the better tonight.<p>The Perfect Bird<p>The path to delicious chicken is …

When Is the First Day of Spring 2018? 4 Things to Know About the Equinox

March is a notoriously fickle month for weather, but one thing that always comes, rain or shine, is the first day of spring — even if it doesn’t feel …

This is what you should eat for a good night's sleep

If you struggle to get to sleep at night, then fear not, because help is at hand.<p>Alongside the age-old advice of avoiding your phone, taking a bath, reading a book or spraying lavender on your pillow, comes new rules on what you should eat before bedtime.<p>Sleep expert Sammy Margo, author of <i>The Good</i> …

Sleep

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

5 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

One of them has to do with your health.<p>Just over half of Americans retire between the ages of 60 and 65, making this the most popular age range for …

I'm a therapist, and I always tell clients it's okay to live a 'good enough' life — here are my 5 top tips

There's no such thing as a free exit.<p>A young woman I'd worked with for three years was ready to leave therapy. She was calm, happy and about to step out of the room into the Rest of Her Life. I was excited for her, but I'd miss her. That's the thing about being a psychologist: just because you want …

Flickr

Recipe: <em>Cinnamon Sugar Scones</em

Cinnamon Sugar Scones<p>Yield: 12 scones<p><i>For the scones:</i> <br>3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, chilled, cubed, and divided <br>2/3 cup …

Major Cause of Dementia Discovered

A build up of urea in the brain to toxic levels may cause brain damage, eventually leading to dementia, a new study reports.

7 Truths You Need To Hear If You Ever Want To Learn To Let Go

There are so many things to learn in your 20s that no self-help book can explain to you. My mother calls these years “stepping stones” because …

Bread Alert: 12 Recipes You Can Tackle in Just a Day

Conversations about bread making often turn to talk of starters and wait times and scrambled schedules—the laborious signifiers of a life in debt to sourdough. Homemade bread is notably special, particularly tasty. There is a reason people commit to the woes and wins of making bread in their own …

Couple's Therapists Explain 11 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Losing the spark in a long-term relationship is often inevitable, just like realizing that Justin Bieber is actually making amazing music right now. …

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Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”<p>Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — …

Relationships

One type of diet is the best for your body and brain — but a lot of people are doing it wrong

But a lot of people are doing it wrong.<p>For a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed the eating habits of more than 200,000 health care workers over the course of more than 20 years. They …

5 signs your coworkers are toxic

Toxic people are all around us.<p>Some know that they are toxic while others have mastered the art of how to displace their dysfunctional behaviors onto those around them.<p>Typically they are very good at what they do and can often influence the most sound minded person to question their own motives and …

3 Ways to Prevent Yourself From Burning Out at Work

Ever wake up exhausted and just dread going to work? Do you feel like that most days? Every day?<p>And we’ve all seen others who have suffered the death …

5 Rare Qualities of Truly Happy People, According to Science | Inc.com

I have been writing on positive psychology ever since I read the masterful <i>Happiness Advantage</i> by one of the movement's current poster boys -- Shawn Achor.<p>The beauty of this field is found in the belief that people aspire to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and positive psychology is the …

Happiness

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a …

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This delicious chocolate zucchini cake is a nice alternative to zucchini bread. Cocoa and cinnamon give this homemade chocolate zucchini cake amazing …

Power Breakfasts For Your Whole30 Diet

If you're following the Whole30 program, our guess is that breakfast is especially hard. No more grab-and-go yogurt cups or comforting bowls of oatmeal. Gone are weekend brunches filled with stacks on stacks of pancakes. This doesn't mean breakfast has to be boring, tasteless, or difficult. These …

Healthy Eating

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

We Tested 5 Pie Crusts to Find the Easiest, Flakiest & Best-Tasting

Are you the type who breaks into hives the minute you think about rolling out pie dough? Or the one who stays calm and cool, your pin gliding across the dough like a Ferrari down the Italian coast?<p>(Or are you the type who's really in it for the eating, not the making? You're welcome here, too. Come …

Baking

3 Things to Help You Have a Tighter and More Toned Tummy

If you're constantly doing crunches to get a six-pack, you may be going about things the wrong way. Along with fat-burning cardio, the best way to lose belly fat is through these three diet changes.<p>Eat These<p>Proven to reduce abdominal fat, MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) should be a part of your …

Nutrition