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How to Free Your Truest Self When You Struggle With Anxiety

<b>“</b><b>Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” ~Charles Spurgeon</b><p>I came from a broken and very poor family. …

Safe-Space

CBD Oil: Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, and Safety

As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, a product known as CBD oil has surged in popularity. A chemical compound found in the cannabis …

Health

17 Growth Mindset Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

"Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going." -- Carol Dweck<p>According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, when we have a "growth mindset," we believe that our intelligence, creative abilities, and character are things that we can improve in …

Motivation

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair warning: Sometimes when we think about self-improvement, we …

Business Strategy

Just 10 Minutes of This Activity Boosts Brainpower, Says New Yale Research

Do you need to complete 10,000 hours of practice or read for hours every day to get smarter? If you have the time, it certainly couldn't hurt. But if your schedule is a little cramped, new research suggests you can improve your cognitive function in just 10 minutes. All you need to do is sit down …

Meditation

Simple eye exam may detect Alzheimer’s disease early

It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease using a simple eye exam, according to new research.<p>Using technology …

Dementia

Study shows teens can police their own smartphone use

A new Pew study published this week suggests teenagers are more aware of the drawbacks of smartphones than you might think — and quite a few of them are actively taking steps to police their own usage.<p>If you’re the parent of a teenager, you’re the parent of someone who’s had smartphones and …

Social Media

This Video Will Most Probably Help You Quit Smoking - Health Issues

We’re not going to talk about the harmful effects of smoking. You know it. We know it. Effing Google even knows about it. It’s no longer a mystery. Despite the constant awareness about the consequences of smoking every day, people still continue to do the same. But what we can do is contribute to …

Health

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Losing weight - with a full fat dessert

Over the last seven weeks of my latest Life Plan: Live Longer, Look Younger, I have been sharing simple lifestyle tweaks to help you stay as young …

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Sitting

I'm An Integrative Psychiatrist: Here Are 9 Things I Recommend Before Antidepressants

<i>If you’re feeling sad or blue or suffering from mild to moderate depression,</i> <i>seasonal affective disorder,</i> <i>dysthymia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder,</i> …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Tips for Using Consequences with Teenagers

Many parents say consequences don't work with their teenagers. Here are tips to help make it easier to use consequences<p>Dealing with teenagers can be …

Ancient hunter-gatherers didn’t all eat paleo

Ötzi is a good reminder that there's no one ancient, natural diet for us to return to.<p>We have a strange nostalgia for our hunter-gatherer days. Despite the fact that many of our ancestors died grim deaths at the hands of animal teeth and simple infections, we seem to cling to the idea that humans …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Running Advice, Techniques, and Workouts

Running is regularly enjoyed by millions of people because it's both good for you and accessible. All you really need is a good pair of running shoes …

Running

A Genetic Test Could Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You

Depression is a complicated condition, and so are the people it affects. It’s often difficult — and can take months or even years — to find the right …

Depression

I Tried 5 Wellness Trends for a Week—Here Are the Ones That Are Worth It

Confession: I'm not what you would call a wellness evangelist. I only tried meditating once (and didn't love it), I don't follow a ketogenic diet (or …

Weight Loss

Ask Why: How to Motivate Yourself to Keep Going When Things Get Hard

<b>“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche</b><p>My father was an amazing man. I’m sure most sons think that about their …

99 Questions That Will Really Help You Get To Know Someone

Getting to know someone is all about asking the right questions. Armed with the right conversation starters you'll cut through the nonsense & get …

How to Keep Your Smartphone from Hurting Your Relationships

By 2016, 77 percent of U.S. adults owned a smartphone. Although they’re just small rectangular objects in our pockets, smartphones are leading to …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

8 Ways to Avoid Bullies at School

Every school in the country experiences some level of bullying within its four walls. And while a lot is being done to eradicate bullying and improve …

Parenting

Staying Awake: The Surprisingly Effective Way to Treat Depression

Using sleep deprivation to lift people out of severe depression may seem counterintuitive, but for some people, it’s the only thing that works. Linda …

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking?

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn’t help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I …

Eating apples and tomatoes could undo smoking-related lung damage

We know that the lungs are very delicate organs – which is why lung cancer is such a miserable disease.<p>But new research suggests that you might be …

Tomatoes

This simple daily habit will raise your IQ by 23 percent, according to neuroscience

In less than the time it takes you to have breakfast, you could be raising your intelligence. Sound too good to be true? You might want to read …

Meditation

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Meditation

Free Self Improvement Downloads

Here at <b>The Emotion Machine</b> we try our best to share as many valuable resources with you as possible on psychology and self improvement.<p>On this page …