Valerie Kennedy Hesketh

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After reading this you won’t miss an avocado a day.

Avocado is a fruit with a creamy texture.It is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocados are …

Nutrition

How to Practice Self-Care at Work

The terms “self-care” and “workday” seem to be at odds, but there are actually a number of things you can do at the office to contribute to an …

Subpar

These 8 lettuce-free salads are the antidote to summer greens burnout

During the warmer months, a big ol’ bowl of colorful, chilled salad is often <i>the</i> go-to healthy meal—whether you’re tossing together your latest …

Healthy Eating

The Best Meditation Apps

If you’d like to learn to meditate, or keep up with a practice, a meditation app on your phone can help. After talking to meditation experts from the …

Meditation

The Best Workout for Your Personality Type

Is your idea of hell sitting in a spin class for 45 minutes? Have you tried (and failed) to get into running no fewer than seven times? It’s not your …

Paddleboarding

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try To Blast Belly Fat

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

Wellness

The 7 Most Effective Fat-Burning Foods, According to Science

If you’re looking to boost your metabolism, proper nutrition can offer up some easy solutions—outside of the gym. Integrating fat-burning foods into …

Nutrition

These are the 8 most-popular types of yoga—explained

Stress-relief and relaxation are just two benefits of yoga: It can elevate self esteem, improve cardiovascular health, and ease lower back pain, too. …

Yoga

How to enjoy an anti-inflammatory diet (which could save your life)

Inflammatory foods could increase the risk of aggressive breast cancer, researchers suggested this week, and a new study points the finger firmly at processed convenience foods and ‘lazy cooking’.<p>It found that women who ate the most inflammatory foods were 39 per cent more likely to develop any …

Nutrition

The 3-Second Trick From Craig Ferguson That Will Help You Manage Your Emotions

This quick mental dialogue could save you some major regrets.<p>Our emotions influence practically every decision we make. That's why it's so important to understand emotions and how they work--and learn how to keep them under control.<p>In my new book, <i>EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional</i> …

Self-help

The One Breakfast Food You Should Avoid Because It Slows Down Your Metabolism In The Morning

Diet plays a supporting role in how well your metabolism functions. Metabolism is how your body uses food: basically it gets turned into energy or …

Low Fat

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Nutrition

15 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

We all worry and get upset from time to time. It’s a normal part of life, right? But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you …

Mindfulness

Do These 3 Things and You'll Have a Happy Marriage, According to Neuroscience

Brain scans of happily married couples provide clues about making long-term relationships work.<p>What's the secret to a happy marriage or long-term relationship? Many married people believe they know. Psychologists and marriage counselors are trained to dispense expert advice. But then there's brain …

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much …

Holistic Medicine

This Is the Difference Between Normal Fighting and Verbal Abuse

A psychologist gives us six examples of verbal abuse in a relationship.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Tonic US.</i><p>As a psychologist, I often hear stories about fighting. After all, conflict is a normal part of any relationship and, during heated conversations, feelings of anger and frustration …

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

What's the difference between a narcissist, sociopath, and borderline? | The Recovery Expert

People often wonder about the differences between borderline, narcissist, and antisocial personality disorders – the <b>Cluster B personality …

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

5 Unhealthy Behaviors That Rob You of Happiness

Do you do these things?<p>Many people unwittingly engage in habits that reduce joy. Without meaning to, they repeat misery-making behaviors and wonder …

Happiness

Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis.<p>But alongside relaxing …

82-year-old woman with dementia gets memory back after changing her diet

A woman whose dementia was so severe she had to be hospitalised for her own safety regained her memory after changing her diet.<p>Mark Hatzer thought he …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Medical Research

For The Last Time, Ghee is Not Fattening. Here Are 10 Health Benefits Of This Delicious Superfood

This is the kind of shit most people will tell you about ghee:- It's fattening- It's oil, so it's unhealthy- It's basically heart attack on a …

Polyamorous, Aromantic, Demisexual—And 19 Other Sexuality Terms You Really Need To Know

How many of these labels apply to you?<p>Sexuality isn’t black and white, and the labels <i>gay</i> and <i>straight</i> don’t do the full spectrum of sexual orientation justice. That’s why new terms are popping up all the time.<p>“The identification and acceptance of words that fit a person's experience can help them …

8 Lean Proteins You Should Start Eating To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

The saying “abs are made in the kitchen” couldn’t be more true. You can do crunches for hours, hop on a stationary bike and spin for miles, or as …

Science Explains What Happens To Your Soul After Death

<i>“I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the big bang.” ~ Dr.</i> …

Consciousness

8 Simple Tips To Help You Drink More Water

8 Tips To Help You Drink More Water<p>It's time to go from H-2-NO to H-2-O! 👍<p>February 24, 2018<p>I'm sure we've all heard the health advice to drink eight …

App Store

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

1. <b>Make the Gnocchi:</b> Place the cauliflower in a large pot with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer, cover the pot and steam until the …

Recipes