Sue Humphries

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Burnt Out? 7 Apps To Fit You Back Into Your Life

I kind of want to marry my iPhone, day planner, and computer. But, as with any relationship, sometimes I need a break. The other night I decided to …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

Prosthetics: Meet the man with 13 legs

From robotic legs to laser arms, the owners of artificial limbs are no longer content with only one replacement, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>When Jozef Metelka gets up in the morning, one of his first decisions is which leg he’ll be wearing that day. After losing his right leg in a motorbike accident …

Early memories slip away around age 7

Although infants use their memories to learn new information, few adults can remember events in their lives that happened prior to the age of …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

The feeling of being bullied and stigmatized does not end as children age into adults: bullying and a sense of loneliness are ubiquitous in many of the lives of those with food restrictions.<p>Gluten-free, fructose-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-Free, etc., etc.<p>These are buzzwords in the food …

Food Allergies

Good News on the Alzheimer's Prevention Front

If you're like most of the people surveyed in a recent poll revealed by AARP, you're concerned about getting Alzheimer's disease. If so, then you're probably ready for some good news about keeping your brain sharp as you age.<p>If you're like most of the people surveyed in a recent poll revealed by …

Alzheimer's Disease

4 Essential Yet Overlooked Facts About Your Brain and Your Health

In short, our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genetics or age. Education, lifestyle, brain training and decisions under our control matter as much as our genetic inheritance in the trajectory of our mental capacity over time.<p>An aspiring clarinetist begins by getting a sense of the …

The Brain

Bad Friendfluence: Are You in the Wrong Crowd?

Do you feel energized and full of good ideas after being with your friends? If a friend doesn't support your identity, then the two of you aren't connecting in an authentic way. She might be deflating your confidence as a result and leaving you feeling unsettled rather than recharged.<p>Remember when …

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The Protagonist

When you are a supporting character of your own life and you let others be the protagonist, you'll look back and see that there is nothing left. But when you take ownership and be grateful in your own skin and lead with the giving heart, then you are THE protagonist of your own life. Your feet will …

Happiness

Practice Empathy for Better Relationships at Work and Home

The ability to listen empathically -- relating to and understanding the perspective, position and feelings of others -- is a tremendously important capability in both personal and professional relationships.<p>Empathy is perhaps the most important relational skill. Empathy is the ability to put …

Designing Good-Bye

At 3:09 a.m. on December 11, 2013, Lisa exited this life. We had said all there was to say. We had designed our good-bye. She is my reminder to remain present.<p>I didn't want to say good-bye. But I had no choice. The "good-bye" part was out of my control, yet the realization that I could construct …

Eating nuts during pregnancy 'may curb allergies'

<b>Children are less likely to have a nut allergy if their mother ate nuts while pregnant, a study has concluded.</b><p>The work, published in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at the health and diets of more than 8,000 children and their mothers.<p>The US researchers believe that early exposure in the womb creates …

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees

You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do three sets of 20 reps for each move.<p>1. …

Ohio State University

Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013

Being a news consumer means you're constantly on the receiving end of bad news. War, unemployment, crime, political dysfunction — it can be enough to make you think we humans aren't doing <i>anything</i> right. But good news: We are. As the year draws to an end, here's a look at a few areas of real …

The 13 Best Fitness Lessons from 2013

ICYMI: It was a pretty awesome year for fitness

Fitness

How to Take Amazing Food Pics

Use these tips to make your #foodporn photos go viral<p>No one can deny Martha Stewart's talent with food—but with photographs, let's just say she should stick to tossing salads instead of taking photos of them. The Internet exploded with criticism about Martha Stewart's Twitter account after she …

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New Details on Caffeine's Sleep-Disrupting Effects

These new findings provide us with some really important specifics about just how significantly late-in-the-day caffeine can undermine a good night's sleep. Want to enjoy your coffee without wrecking your sleep? Follow these basic suggestions for consuming caffeine in a sleep-friendly way.<p>You hear …

Caffeine

Why Giving Freely Is the Answer to Holiday Stress (Regardless of Your Budget)

So when you feel the stress of loneliness and longing, turn your attention to where you can give next. Let the light in. Let your light out. You'll see there are cracks in everything.<p><i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>"Giving is like love. To experience its full reward, it must be offered freely."<p>This is one of our "12 …

More Evidence To Make Your Transition To Barefoot Running Shoes A Gradual One

A small new study adds to the body of evidence that switching to barefoot running shoes isn't as simple as it sounds.<p>During a 12-week training program, runners wearing minimalist shoes were more likely to experience an injury than runners in neutral sneakers. They were also more likely to report …

When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate

Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?<p>And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.<p>But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved <i>kanelsnegle</i> — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent testing by the Danish …

When it comes to walking, more is better

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk enough to meet or exceed physical activity recommendations may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little, new research shows.<p>The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults be physically active for at least two and a half hours …

Get Fit In A Flash With This 7-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>We get it -- your holiday guests are sleeping downstairs, you've still got last-minute shopping and baking to do -- who has time for a workout? With this routine, you do! This program packs a total-body strength and cardio routine in just seven minutes flat. Plus, it's …

As BMI Goes Up, So Do Health Costs

Weight gain -- even when still in the range of "normal weight" according to the body mass index -- is associated with increases in health care costs, according to a new study.<p>Duke University researchers found that starting at a BMI of 19, drug and medical claims increased for every point increase …

14 You-Boosting Questions for a Soul-Filling 2014

What books, quotes, people, blogs will help you when you fail or when you find yourself being judged by others? Create your very own pool of wisdom that you can dip into whenever things don't go as expected or hoped for.<p><b>1. How do you want to feel on a typical day?</b><p><b>2. What do you believe about</b> …

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