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Month: May 2016

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess By Amy Norton    HealthDay Reporter   WebMD News from HealthDay TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, information processing and reasoning. Researchers said the findings don’t prove that…

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How Emotional Eating Is a Habit That Can Start in Childhood

How Emotional Eating Is a Habit That Can Start in Childhood

The way we feed children may be just as important as what we feed them. By Claire Farrow, Emma Haycraft, Jackie Blissett / The Conversation May 16, 2016 Food can be an extremely effective tool for calming young children. If they are bored on a long car journey, or fed up with being in the pushchair, many parents use snack foods to distract them for a little longer. Or if children are upset because they have hurt themselves or want…

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This Is the Surprising Factor That Can Predict Long Life

This Is the Surprising Factor That Can Predict Long Life

You’re only as old as you feel? Research says it’s true. Here’s why. Posted May 09, 2016      Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. As I get older, I find myself drawn to news reports and research findings that provide information about how long I might live. After all, this is a key piece of information that would help me plan the most strategic and successful retirement, even though I think that I do not really wish to know for sure…

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How To Get Unstuck In Life By Simply Making a Next Move – Any Next Move

How To Get Unstuck In Life By Simply Making a Next Move – Any Next Move

Jeff Goins    APRIL 25, 2016 Where you’re going doesn’t matter as much as you think it does. Maybe you should just go. Lately, I’ve been hearing from lots of friends who are struggling to make the right decisions. “I want to write a book but I don’t know where to start.” “I’d love to quit my job, but what would I do?” “I’ve always wanted to travel but can’t find the time.” In a way, they’re all saying the…

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7 Foods to Boost Your Good Gut Bacteria (That Aren’t Yogurt)

7 Foods to Boost Your Good Gut Bacteria (That Aren’t Yogurt)

One of the most astonishing recent health discoveries is how much our gut microbiome impacts our health. But when it comes to growing good gut bacteria you have plenty of delicious probiotic foods to choose from. By Charlotte Hilton Andersen Cold potatoes Cold potatoes—that is, taters that have been washed, cooked, and cooled—are one of the best sources of resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic, a type of indigestible carbohydrate that acts like food for gut bacteria, encouraging the…

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Reduce The Damaging Effects Of Sugar On Your Brain

Reduce The Damaging Effects Of Sugar On Your Brain

9TH MAY 2016    MINA DEAN In 2014 North Americans consumed an average of about 27 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup each. Fructose consumption can damage hundreds of genes. But the good news is that DHA — an omega 3 fatty acid — can reverse this damage, scientists have discovered. Fructose is a sugar commonly found in the Western diet. Most of the fructose in the American diet comes from high-fructose corn syrup or is consumed in sweetened drinks, syrups, honey…

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What We Want Most From Relationships (But Rarely Get)

What We Want Most From Relationships (But Rarely Get)

… and why the most active way to help someone requires no action at all. Posted Sep 04, 2015        Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills—or at least that’s what they say in the first session. What gets described as communication problems, however, are in fact usually listening problems. The truth is, we’re not very good listeners; we don’t know (and are not taught) how to listen to each…

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The Psychology Of Habit: Why We Become What We Repeatedly Do

The Psychology Of Habit: Why We Become What We Repeatedly Do

BY BRIANNA WIEST Understanding whether or not our personalities are fixed or malleable – and to what degree – has been the question philosophers and neuroscientists alike have spent years trying to understand. It’s comforting to attribute our most debilitating qualities to just being “who we are.” It lets us off the hook, it helps procrastinate change. Yet, when we remain unconscious of the fact that we can change our natural inclinations to the point that we can actually change…

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10 Ways to Love the People in Your Life

10 Ways to Love the People in Your Life

By Tara Sophia Mohr “At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?”   ~Jack Kornfield We all grow up with some healthy stories about love and some unhealthy ones. I learned some beautiful, life-giving ideas about love, ideas like these: Loving people means believing in their potential. Love means treating people with kindness and gentleness. Loving the people in your life means celebrating their successes and cheering them on. But I…

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Vitamin Found to Delay Aging Process in Organs

Vitamin Found to Delay Aging Process in Organs

Relaxnews    Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 An international study, published in the journal Science has led to a promising breakthrough in the field of anti-aging medicine. A vitamin called nicotinamide riboside (NR) — already known to boost metabolism — has been found to restore the body’s ability to regenerate and repair itself. The regenerative capacity of cells and organs deteriorates with age. The “powerhouses” of cell function — called mitochondria — lose energy over time and prevent cells from…

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