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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder […]

How To Win At The Losing Game

How To Win At The Losing Game

Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is not. Why else would people be searching, time and time again, for that “perfect” diet? The bad news: One-third to two-thirds of dieters end up gaining more weightthan they lost on their diets, says an article published in an issue of the American Psychologist. But don’t lose […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Mood

5 Ways To Improve Your Mood

Yesterday I woke up in a bad mood, or as I like to say, “I woke up on the wrong side of the bed.” There was no particular reason for it. It was just one of those days where every little annoyance of life was even more annoying, whether it was the person that walked […]

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

    When you hear the word “fat,” what do you think? It can definitely have a negative connotation, and we have been taught not to consume too much because of the impact it has on our health. But as we’ve been slowly starting to realize through recent health studies and articles, fat is not […]

8 Common Defense Mechanisms

8 Common Defense Mechanisms

Rejected from a job you wanted. A social setting you don’t feel comfortable in. A stressful argument with your partner. For many of us, any situation that brings uncertainty triggers an unconscious protective measure that allows us to cope with unpleasant emotions. And in the short-term, many mechanisms can be adaptive. We don’t dwell. We […]

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

A Common Exercise Revs It More Than You Think Your metabolism is the sum of all the things your body does daily that use energy—from digestion to exercise. If walking is your go-to workout, you’ll like this news: You’re probably burning more calories than you think. Recent research from Southern Methodist University found that equations […]

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Some things we do are bad for us. They may not seem bad, and we may not even know we are doing them. But these seemingly innocent things can bring us down, make us feel sad or angry or sabotage our lives. If you find yourself guilty of any of the following, it may be […]

6 Critical Things Zika And Lyme Disease Have In Common

6 Critical Things Zika And Lyme Disease Have In Common

News stories about the Zika virus affecting pregnant women in Florida, or precautions Olympic athletes had to take in Rio de Janeiro to prevent Zika from spreading further, intrigue us. It’s no surprise, given that Zika has been declared to be a “global health security threat” for some time now. What may be more alarming […]

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

7 Ways To Reduce Stress and Anxiety

When it comes to combating stress, Deepak Chopra’s advice is surprisingly simple: “Take care of yourself,” he told Entrepreneur during a recent phone interview. Unfortunately, taking care of Number One is easier said than done for entrepreneurs. They’re often a weary lot that burn the candle at both ends. Most work long hours hustling their […]

12 Ways You Are Unknowingly Wrecking Your Back

12 Ways You Are Unknowingly Wrecking Your Back

The spine is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. A movement in the wrong direction or months spent slouching over a computer can affect your spine for years to come. And one small vertebra shifting out of place can cause more excruciating pain than you would initially think. According to Prevention, back […]