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Month: July 2016

5 Ways Hope Improves Your Success

5 Ways Hope Improves Your Success

The Challenge: We all want to find inner peace and perform at our best -how can we do it? The Science: Hope is a little-known secret to getting ahead and improving well-being!  The Solution: Implementing a hopeful mindset in life gives you 5 serious advantages! Psychologists have proposed lots of different vehicles to success over the years. Grit, conscientiousness, self-efficacy, optimism, passion, inspiration, etc. They are all important. One vehicle, however, is particularly undervalued and underappreciated in psychology and society….

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses – including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. We all know inflammation on the surface of the body as local redness, heat, swelling and pain. It is the cornerstone of the body’s healing response, bringing more nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection. But when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness….

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The Immune System Affects Social Behaviour and Personality

The Immune System Affects Social Behaviour and Personality

The immune system was thought to have little effect on the brain — until now. The immune system is directly responsible for social behaviour and even our personalities, new research finds. The conclusion comes as a shock to scientists and raises questions about the cause of mental health problems like schizophrenia and autism. A malfunctioning immune system could be at the heart of these disorders. Professor Jonathan Kipnis explained why the finding is so shocking to scientists: “The brain and…

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Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible

Glimpse a revolutionary future enabled by neuroscience Recently, while preparing to deliver a TED talk on Broadway, “What Will Be the Next Big Scientific Breakthrough?,” I thought a lot about the impossible. Once, human flight was impossible. Instant communication anywhere, anytime was impossible. Leaving Earth was impossible. Seeing farther than the naked eye was impossible. Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere…

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Why Is Sleep Important?

Why Is Sleep Important?

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from…

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Alcohol Causes 7 Kinds of Cancer, Study Concludes

Alcohol Causes 7 Kinds of Cancer, Study Concludes

Alcohol researcher Jennie Connor says the link is a causal one and that no alcohol is considered safe and risk does go up as you drink. Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer. Tough words to swallow, but those are the conclusions of researchers from New Zealand, who say they found that no matter how much you drink, alcohol will increase your risk of cancer. “There is strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in…

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The Surprising Factor That Can Predict Long Life

The Surprising Factor That Can Predict Long Life

You’re only as old as you feel? Research says it’s true. Here’s why. 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 how long I have left. Much advertising aimed at people…

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What is Oolong Tea and What Benefits Does it Have?

What is Oolong Tea and What Benefits Does it Have?

Oolong tea represents only 2% of the world’s tea, but it’s well-worth discovering (1). It combines the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits. For example, it may boost metabolism and reduce stress, helping you feel great each day. This article explains everything you need to know about oolong tea and its health benefits. What is Oolong Tea? Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same…

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ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

Looking at a Comparative Psychiatry study It’s common for adults with ADHD to also have another co-occurring mental health diagnosis, according to a study published in Comparative Psychiatry. Rates of mental health disorders are significantly higher among adults with ADHD, suggesting that ADHD itself may be a predictor of other mental health difficulties. ADHD and Other Comorbidities For the study, researchers reviewed psychiatric profiles of a sample of adults seeking outpatient psychiatric care. Each of the 1,134 participants participated in…

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12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

Your behavior is a little thing that makes a big difference. Let’s be honest – we’ve all acted in toxic, damaging ways at one time or another.  None of us are immune to occasional toxic mood swings, but many people are more evolved, balanced and aware, and such occurrences happen only rarely in their lives. Whether your toxic behavior is a common occurrence, or just a once in a blue moon phenomena, it’s critical for your long-term happiness and success…

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