A Simple Tool That Will Improve Your Relationships

A Simple Tool That Will Improve Your Relationships

Whether you’re a friend, a partner, an employee, a boss, a world leader, or a parent, you will inevitably encounter communication challenges at some point in your relationships. And there is one simple tool that will produce radical changes when you implement and practice it. It’s psych 101. It’s the first modality I learned as a graduate student in counseling psychology almost 20 years ago. It’s basic information that we all instinctually know yet easily forget because we’re not encouraged…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Dreamt is the only English word  that ends in the letters “mt.” Human muscles are limited by our brain –  we actually have the strength  to move cars and boulders. At least once a day  your immune system  destroys a cell that  would have become cancer if it lived. Distance doesn’t necessarily  ruin a relationship.  You don’t have to see someone  everyday to be in love.   Bees are directly responsible  for the production of 70% of  fruits, vegetables, seeds,…

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6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated Stress. It’s that slap-in-the-face feeling you get when there are too many demands, too many people to please, and too little time to get it all done. This is not a pleasant or productive state to be in. Sure, a little stress can be motivating and even energizing, but even working best under pressure has its limits. Eventually, it becomes physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. When you reach that point, you don’t…

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B Vitamins Cut Lung Cancer Risk in Half

B Vitamins Cut Lung Cancer Risk in Half

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in the world today. A 2010 study revealed how improving your intake of B vitamins could reduce your risk of developing this disease by 50 percent or more. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, gathered information about the diet and lifestyle of over 385,000 people in several European countries between 1992 and 2000. Blood samples were taken at the start of the study and…

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9 Ways Eating Bananas Can Benefit Your Health

9 Ways Eating Bananas Can Benefit Your Health

If you’re like many people, no trip to the grocery store is complete until you add a bunch of bananas to your cart. Bananas are inexpensive, tasty, and versatile, but the best reason to eat them is their health benefits. Read on to learn how this curvy, yellow wonder can help you stay well. 1. Tames Your Tummy If you’ve ever had the stomach flu or food poisoning, you’ve probably been told to eat the BRAT diet during recovery. BRAT…

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Feel Happier By Doing This One Easy Thing Each Day

Feel Happier By Doing This One Easy Thing Each Day

An easy, everyday activity that makes people feel confident, comfortable, appreciative and reflective. Taking selfies and sharing them with friends makes people happier, new research finds. Participants in the study took smiling selfies every day over a couple of ordinary weeks. Selfies were not the only types of pictures that cheered people up. The researchers found that sharing images that made the taker feel happy also worked. So did sharing photos that the taker knew would make other people happy….

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5 Best Vitamins For Stress Relief

5 Best Vitamins For Stress Relief

There are a number of ways that stress can cause problems for your health. It can cause everything from depression and restlessness to headaches, over-eating, sore muscles, and insomnia. It can eventually lead to even more serious problems like heart attacks, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor if you do have a lot of stress in your life. You can also start adding more nutritious foods to your diet that contain these stress-relieving vitamins. 1. VITAMIN…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area  with very few large bodies of water  and never had to learn how to swim   If it takes less than five minutes to do, do it immediately … your life will instantly become much more  organized and productive   Music can repair brain damage and returns lost memories   Over thinking can cause hair loss   4.8 billion people own mobile phones  whereas only 4.2 billion own…

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Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

Study focuses on precipitating circumstances of suicide in children and early adolescents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014. This was the first time suicide had shown up in the CDC’s top ten leading causes of death for children in this age group. A recent study from Arielle Sheftall, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital demonstrates that some individual characteristics and precipitating…

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Why acetaminophen is the ‘most common cause of liver injury’ in Canada

Why acetaminophen is the ‘most common cause of liver injury’ in Canada

Health Canada boosts labelling requirements, but some doctors want extra-strength products off the shelves Dr. Michael Rieder, a pediatric clinical pharmacologist at Western University in London, Ont., says acetaminophen misuse is the most common cause of liver injury in Canada. Health Canada’s new labelling rules for acetaminophen are not strict enough, and the extra-strength products should be removed from store shelves, some doctors say. Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used pain and fever relievers in Canada and worldwide….

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