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Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

11 Ways to Make Your Life More Hygge

Have you heard of it? It's the next big thing in mental health.<p>Although there is no literal translation, hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) alludes to a …

What it took to discover bacteria in the 1670s

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 384th birthday of Dutch tradesman Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the first human to observe microbes. You can see his fascinating story in our video above, recounted by Ed Yong, author of <i>I Contain Multitudes</i><i>: The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of …

Vegan Food and Vegetarian Diets Linked to Good Health

Vegan

There’s a diet that really works, if you’re okay with a year of misery

Low-carbohydrate diets are notorious for their panacean promises: Lose weight fast! Eat what you want! But a new scientific review suggests it takes at least a year, and a strict interpretation of “low-carb,” to see lasting results from this particular diet regime.<p>Low-carb diets promise to both …

Weight Loss

Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

The nation was enjoying its breakfast last week when the latest food fight broke out. A damning report by a leading obesity charity warned that the low-fat, low-cholesterol message underpinning 30 years of public health advice was plain wrong.<p>Eat more fat, less carbohydrate and don’t worry about …

30 Salad Recipes for Weight Loss

Whether you are looking for a savory, sweet or even vegan-style salad, we've compiled a list of mouth-watering salad recipes that will complement a …

9 Types Of Couples Who Are Fated To Divorce

Like Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward or Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, some couples are so well-matched, they almost seem fated to be together. Others are so incompatible, you have to scratch your head wondering how they even got together in the first place.<p>Below, psychologists and other relationship …

Relationships

What You Should REALLY Look for in a Guy

I never insisted on a man who checked all the boxes. But once I saw myself as someone who deserved to be picky, the whole world changed.<p>"I'm done with men who don't know what they want from life," my friend Catherine told me when we were in our late 20s. "A guy can either pledge his undying love to …

7 ways mentally strong people handle stress

In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth.<p>Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people don't let stress drag them down.<p>Here are seven ways mentally strong people handle stress effectively:<p>While some people …

Self-help

14 Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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Staten Island

Tone At Home With This 10-Minute Workout

<b>Turn your body into a fat-burning machine with this easy and effective routine.</b><p><i>By Amy Schlinger</i>, SELF<p>You already know that push-ups, squats and lunges are body-sculpting all-stars. But you can get more out of them to spike your heart rate, boost caloric burn and elevate your metabolism--without a …

Workouts

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Transparency

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Productivity

Here's What Happens To Your Body Over The Course Of A Day

Your body goes through <i>a lot</i> during the 24 hours of a day, according to a new AsapScience video. From one sunrise to the next, here is what's happening to your sleep, hunger, attention span and, yes, even your sex drive.<p><b>MORNING</b><p><b>When you wake up:</b> When your alarm goes off, you're in what's called a …

Sleep

The Secret to Happiness | Inc.com

There have been several books written on the subject of happiness, including several from Tal Ben-Shahar (<i>Happier</i>, <i>Even Happier,</i> and <i>Being Happy</i>) and one from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who wrote <i>Delivering Happiness</i>. All great books if you’re looking for a deep dive into the subject of happiness. But I …

Happiness

A Wharton professor discovered a psychological trick that will help you stop procrastinating

But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania feeling exhausted and drained.<p>By the time she made it home, all she wanted to do was curl up on the couch and read a book or turn on her favorite TV show. On this particular day, she wanted to read <i>The Hunger Games</i>.<p>That's …

Procrastination

5 simple bedtime rituals that will make your mornings so much easier

With all the hype on what successful people do in the first few hours of their days, it's no wonder that we're associating mornings more and more …

Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.<p>Previous research has shown that just a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, …

5 Things I Need to Hear When I Feel Hopelessly Stuck

Paralysis. Indecisiveness. Confusion. Cloudiness.<p>At some point we all experience feeling stuck.<p>To my dismay, I'm not immune. There are times (right now, for instance) when I feel stuck. When I do I need compassion, love and encouragement. Only I can free myself from feeling stuck and I've learned …

Positive Thinking

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People With This One Quality Are More Likely to Succeed

In the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies.<p>During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children -- most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old -- and revealed what is now believed to be one of the …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>We grew up learning the art of productivity -- from getting up early to go to school, attending all the classes, to finishing homework, going to bed early and getting up the next morning just to do it all over again. We learned to embrace …

Happiness

14 design tricks for a highly productive workspace

There are a wealth of tricks out there designed to narrow focus and improve concentration, but one of the most effective methods could be a simple desk makeover.<p>It turns out small fixes — using a decorative mug or adding a green plant to you desk — can go a long way. Taking the time to make your …

Productivity

8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

<b>Spinach</b><p>It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That!. This noted muscle builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate also …

Healthy Eating

Sugar & Diabetes: What Even Young, Fit People Need To Know

November is Diabetes Awareness month, and although most people are aware of the disease, for many it’s still a somewhat abstract concern. Diabetes is …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Motivation

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …