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Month: March 2017

Beating Depression May Be All About Learning to Ignore Negative Thoughts

Beating Depression May Be All About Learning to Ignore Negative Thoughts

A promising type of therapy focuses on quitting the worry cycle. People who struggle with anxiety or depression often ruminate on negative thoughts, like past missteps or feelings that they’re not good enough. The secret to better mental health may be learning how not to dwell on these thoughts, according to new research by a group of British and Norwegian researchers. Their study focuses on a technique called metacognitive therapy, or MCT, which was developed in Europe in the 1990s….

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13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Somebody once told me the definition of hell: “On your last day on earth,  the person you became will meet  the person you could have become.”    -Anonymous Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them. There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could…

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How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men

How a Lack of Touch is Destroying Men

Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives In preparing to write about the lack of gentle touch in men’s lives, I right away thought, “I feel confident I can do platonic touch, but I don’t necessarily trust other men to do it. Some guy will do something creepy. They always do”. Quickly on the heels of that thought, I wondered, “Wait a minute, why do I distrust men in particular?” The little voice in my head didn’t say,…

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Are You Ready For A Relationship?

Are You Ready For A Relationship?

10 Ways to Know You’re Ready for a Relationship When speaking about relationships, we often discuss what would make someone a good man or what would make them a good woman in terms of being a partner. I think what often goes overlooked, is the introspective aspect of building a solid foundation with someone, and what it really means to be “ready” for a relationship. It doesn’t matter if you find the man or woman of your dreams if you’re…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who enjoy helping others and or spending money on others tend to be less stressed, happier and live longer. Extroverted people are likely to overlook typos and grammatical errors that would cause introverted people to negatively judge the writer.  Studies show those who don’t eat breakfast, or eat it only sometimes, are twice as likely to be overweight as those who eat two breakfasts. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, while men cry between…

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This Little-Known Supplement Improves Sleep

This Little-Known Supplement Improves Sleep

Supplement found to buffer the body against stress and improve sleep. For a long time probiotics — the so-called ‘good bacteria’ in fermented foods and elsewhere — have been linked to all sorts of physical and psychological benefits. Now the lesser-known prebiotics are getting in on the act. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found in foods such as: Onions, leeks, artichokes, and chicory. Prebiotic fibre — also available as dietary supplements — can improve the health of your gut by helping…

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An ‘Epidemic’ of Fragranced Products is Affecting Our Health, New Research Suggests

An ‘Epidemic’ of Fragranced Products is Affecting Our Health, New Research Suggests

The recent trend for “cleaner,” more natural, unprocessed foods for improved health and well-being has also led to a shift towards household and beauty products that are also more natural and without preservatives, and possibly for good reason. According to recent research, consumers’ extra attention to what they are putting on their bodies and in their homes could be beneficial for health, with a new study finding that one in three Australians report health problems related to fragranced products. Professor…

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Strawberries Remain at Top of Pesticide List, Report Says

Strawberries Remain at Top of Pesticide List, Report Says

An annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70% of samples of 48 types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues. That’s down 6.6 percentage points from last year. The EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, released Wednesday, ranks pesticide contamination of popular fruits and vegetables based on more than 36,000 samples of produce tested by the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. This year, strawberries remained at the top…

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10 Hidden Anxiety Triggers You Need to Avoid

10 Hidden Anxiety Triggers You Need to Avoid

Anxiety seems to be a near-universal condition. In the United States alone, approximately 40 million adults – or 18 percent of the population – suffer from an anxiety disorder. And these numbers represent only the diagnosed (i.e. reported). The actual number is likely to be significantly higher. The truth is that society is somewhat to blame (not to negate our own sense of responsibility.) We’ve managed to build a 24/7 “constantly connected” infrastructure that has permeated into schools, businesses and…

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The Surprising Food that Aids Allergy Sufferers

The Surprising Food that Aids Allergy Sufferers

When I ask “what surprising food aids allergy sufferers?” you may think of green tea or some other food that is well-known for its immune-balancing effects, but you probably don’t think of sauerkraut when the runny nose and itchy eyes of allergy season strike. But a growing body of shows that maybe you should enjoy naturally-fermented sauerkraut on a regular basis, particularly before and during allergy season. Research in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports found that probiotic-rich foods like…

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