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5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

If you roll out of bed feeling tired or stressed, these a.m. habits can help you turn your mood around. A few tweaks to your morning routine can help set you up for improved well-being for the rest of the day. Mornings can be rough for many people who tend to feel sleepy pretty regularly, which in turn makes them report feeling irritable a lot of the time. And yes, it’s hard to feel cheery when you’re overtired and stressed…

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One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

People who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health, research finds. Indeed, the more fruit and vegetables people eat, the better their state of mind. Eating just one extra portion of fruit and vegetables per day is enough to measurably improve mental well-being. Just one portion has the same positive effect as going for a walk on 8 extra days a month. Only around one-in-ten people in the US eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. The…

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The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

A psychologist shares tips on how to find and maintain the mental health support you need. Mental health struggles can affect anyone. Even high-profile celebrities put on a brave public face to hide their struggles, and no one (not even Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade, who both died by suicide in June 2018) is immune. But the reality is many people living with mental health issues and other invisible conditions still sweep internal despair under the rug instead of opening…

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12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)

12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)

We’d be happier if only things were different, right? If we had more money or a better job or weighed 20 pounds less? With these positivity-boosting strategies, you can be happier right now—no life changes needed. Set your mind on being happy Being happy is not about what you have or what happens to you, but how you react to it. In fact, research shows that the way to be happier is by actually trying to be happier. “Happiness is…

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Australian Researchers Develop 10-minute Cancer Test

Australian Researchers Develop 10-minute Cancer Test

Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a newly published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water. The test works by identifying the presence of that structure, a discovery that could help detect cancer in humans far earlier than current methods, according to the paper published in…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning every night, there’s some bad news. Your brain could be in big trouble! And you thought getting your recommended seven to nine hours of zzz’s was the only thing you needed to worry about. Oddly enough, there are some pretty scary side effects to sleep loss, all around. (By the way, getting too much sleep could be bad for your health, too.) A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigated how the brain responds…

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How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship

How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship

How to Let Go of a Failed Relationship It takes great effort to let go of failed relationships and learn to heal yourself instead of letting those complicated feelings linger. To learn how to adjust your mindset, cut ties with your ex, and start enjoying your life again, follow these steps and let the healing begin. Part 1 Letting Go Give yourself time. It’s okay to mourn the end of the relationship. Whether you were together for a few months…

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5 Quick Ways to Ground Yourself When Anxiety Hits

5 Quick Ways to Ground Yourself When Anxiety Hits

We all know how terrible anxiety can feel. From the nauseous feeling before you give a presentation, to the panicky sensation when you have to try something new, to the overwhelming anxiety that incapacitates you. Grounding is a simple but effective therapeutic technique that can help you when strong anxiety hits. You can use grounding when you feel like the anxiety is taking over, when you feel numb, like you are in a dream, lost in past events, or having…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Girls who have more ‘guy friends’ than ‘girl friends’ go through less depression and anxiety. Napping actually improves stamina, boosts your creativity, boosts your sex life and reduces stress. Blowing out candles on birthday cakes results in roughly 3000 bacteria capable of forming colonies on the cake. Blood donors in Sweden are sent a text message every time their blood is used to save a life. The most used drug worldwide is caffeine. If two people are having a dispute,…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Studies show that the walking through a doorway causes memory lapses, which is why we walk into another room, only to forget why we did. A man named Walter Summerford was struck by lightning 3 times in his life.  After his death, his gravestone was also struck.  Long distance relationships are as satisfying as normal relationships in terms of communication, intimacy, and commitment, studies show.  Emotional pain lasts for 10 to 20 minutes, anything longer is actually self inflicted by…

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