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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 …

Meditation

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 …

Natural Gas

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 …

3D Printing

Early memories slip away around age 7 - Futurity

Psychologists report that age seven is when our earliest memories tend to fade away, a phenomenon known as "childhood amnesia."

The changing face of psychology

After 50 years of stagnation in research practices, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences<p>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 – …

The Social Impact of Food Allergies

Gluten-free, fructose-free, nut-free, soy-free, dairy-Free, etc., etc.<p>These are buzzwords in the food industry these days, aren't they? To a lot of people, they seem just like the whims of the high-maintenance and privileged. Oh, those things don't matter, these people are just being overly …

4 Essential Yet Overlooked Facts About Your Brain and Your Health

An aspiring clarinetist begins by getting a sense of the way the instrument's sounds are produced by the air she blows through it. A driver must be acquainted with various vehicle fundamentals, such as adding gas, accelerating, and reading the speedometer. It is no different with the brain. …

Bad Friendfluence: Are You in the Wrong Crowd?

Remember when Mom became unhinged after you befriended that rebel kid, the one who smoked and sassed back to her parents?<p>Well, friends who are bad influences is not just an adolescent cliche. Your grown-up friends can lead you astray. Here are two key questions to ask yourself if you suspect you …

Energized

The Protagonist

Who do you live your life for? Who owns your life? Who's responsible for your life?<p>Most of you will say "I am." But let's have a moment to reflect to determine if we really are the protagonist or if we are a supporting character.<p>Let's start with something simple. The clothes you wear. Is it to …

Happiness

Practice Empathy for Better Relationships at Work and Home

Empathy is perhaps the most important relational skill. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in somebody else's shoes and understand how they might be feeling in a given situation. The ability to listen empathically -- relating to and understanding the perspective, position and feelings of others …

Designing Good-Bye

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 what it looked like was the gift; a silver lining of sorts, if fathomable.<p>When I had first received the call from my mother, her voice cracking as she conveyed …

Mind

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 …

NHS

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>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 …

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 …

Fitness News

The 13 Best Fitness Lessons from 2013<p>ICYMI: It was a pretty awesome year for fitness<p>This year was filled with fascinating fitness research and must-try tricks that are enough to motivate even lifelong gym-haters. Need a quick refresher before you dive into your New Year's resolutions? Read on for …

How to Take Amazing Food Pics

Websites such as Jezebel, USA Today, and the Huffington Post all covered Stewart's pics, posting tweets from people mocking her poor food photography skills. While her Twitter feed shows you how <i>not</i> to snap a food pic, don't let it discourage you from posting your own. Just try these tricks to make …

New Details on Caffeine's Sleep-Disrupting Effects

You hear it all the time when it comes to sleep: Don't drink caffeine too late in the day. It's among the most common sleep tips -- and it's a good one. Caffeine, with its stimulant effects, is disruptive to good sleep. And these days, with the popularity of energy drinks and other caffeine-laden …

Sleep

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

<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 Holiday Thoughts" -- and perhaps one of the most powerful. And I'm not just talking about the gifts themselves -- but of the expectations and fears and all of the other things tied up …

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 it comes to walking, more is better | Reuters

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 …

14 You-Boosting Questions for a Soul-Filling 2014

<b>1. How do you want to feel on a typical day?</b><p><b>2. What do you believe about yourself and your life that makes you feel that way?</b> (Practice those thoughts.)<p><b>3.</b> Imagine you feeling that way (envelop yourself in that feeling, right now, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes). <b>Being wonderfully</b> …

Happiness

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 …