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Month: September 2014

These Everyday Foods Have a Powerful Connection With Mental Well-Being

These Everyday Foods Have a Powerful Connection With Mental Well-Being

Eating these foods is associated with greater optimism, happiness, higher self-esteem and better relationships. Consuming fruit and vegetables could be just as good for your mental well-being as it is for your physical health, a new study finds. The study of 14,000 people in the UK found that the more fruit and vegetables they consumed, the higher their mental well-being (Stranges et al., 2014). Mental well-being is about more than just not being depressed: it means positively feeling good. People…

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11 Reasons You Should Be Having More Orgasms

11 Reasons You Should Be Having More Orgasms

The Huffington Post    By Renee Jacques    Posted: 11/05/2013  Clearly, we don’t need to convince you to have sex. It’s hard-wired into our brains to propagate the species. And anyway, it feels pretty awesome. But here’s more good news: Having an orgasm could help improve your health. One of the main reasons orgasm feels so good is because your brain releases the pleasure hormone oxytocin when you climax. Oxytocin is also called the “love hormone” because of its important…

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6 Ways to Become More Mindful

6 Ways to Become More Mindful

How aware are you of the thoughts, feelings and sensations inside your body? Do you every truly focus on every sensation you experience? If so then you are probably a believer in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a very important concept in Buddhism and it focuses on the concept that by being in the moment and being aware of every thought and feeling your body experiences you can enhance your physical and mental well being. Here are six ways you can become…

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The 11 healthiest foods in the world

The 11 healthiest foods in the world

Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, these 11 foods will keep you (and the planet) healthy for life. By Rodale News Thu, Mar 08 2012 WHOLE FOODS: Full of nutrition and easy on the planet.  J.I. Rodale, the man who founded Rodale Publishing, launched the organic farming movement in America. A strong believer in the power of food to heal, he knew long before organic went mainstream that producing the healthiest food meant growing it in the healthiest soil…

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Proven Ways to Get Happier Right Now

Proven Ways to Get Happier Right Now

Long hours at the office, a lack of sleep, poor nutrition and other stressful events in life can chip away at your happiness, leaving you feeling less than savory at the end of the day. If you find yourself feeling stressed or flooded with this kind of negative energy, it’s important to remember that you are in control of  your thoughts, and ultimately, your life. It is up to you to get happier, and to do that, positive changes must…

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Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Chocolate Every Day

Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Chocolate Every Day

BY MICHAEL T. MURRAY    JUNE 10, 2013 Is there such a thing as a guilt-free pleasure when it comes to food? Absolutely, and chocolate is one of them. This delectable, seemingly addictive food is produced from the beans of the cacao tree, whose official name is Theobroma cacao. Its scientific name reflects our long-standing love of chocolate that’s endured for millennia (theobroma is the Greek word for “food of the gods”). Here are a few scientifically proven health benefits…

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Health Benefits of Organic Food

Health Benefits of Organic Food

Organic Food, Organic Food Basics The health benefits of organic food are more based on perception than real facts. However, the sweeping public opinion that organic food is healthier than conventional food is quite strong, and is the main reason for about 30% of growth in the organic food industry over the past 5-6 years. Much of this inflated support of organic food as a healthier alternative comes from environmental groups who don’t want pesticides and fertilizers to do any…

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Learning in nature is good for teachers and students

Learning in nature is good for teachers and students

September 18, 2014 By David Suzuki     with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Connecting Youth With Nature Project Lead Rachelle Delaney. Children belong outdoors. We know this intuitively, but now an extensive and ever-growing body of research supports it. Kids who spend time outside every day are healthier, happier, more creative, less stressed and more alert than those who don’t. Several recent studies even show time in nature or green space helps reduce ADHD symptoms. But what about teachers…

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5 Tricks to Transform Fear Into Fortitude

5 Tricks to Transform Fear Into Fortitude

“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.” ~ Wayne Dyer This statement makes you think, doesn’t it?  How can something not exist if there are so many cases of it causing trouble in our own physical world?  It’s a perfect example of something from the non-physical world creating itself through self-destructive…

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6 Things You Must Know About Money and Happiness

6 Things You Must Know About Money and Happiness

August 20, 2014     By Amanda MacMillan If you were offered a well-deserved raise at work or a no-strings-attached wad of money, would you take it? You’ve surely heard that money can’t buy happiness, but it can certainly get you closer to an enjoyable life, right? Yes and no, says Elizabeth Dunn, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending. “It turns out, what you do…

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