How to Train Your Brain To Stop Overthinking

How to Train Your Brain To Stop Overthinking

Overthinking may be something you want to train your brain to stop doing, especially if it causes problems for you. For example, does your overthinking lead to a negative mood or increase your level of anxiety? Does it stop you from doing things that you need to get done? Are you procrastinating making a decision because you want to weigh all of the possible outcomes? Overthinking can have negative consequences for those who are chronic worriers. Focusing on future uncertainties…

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10 Former Insomniacs Share the Trick That Finally Worked for Them

10 Former Insomniacs Share the Trick That Finally Worked for Them

There are almost as many insomnia treatments as there are insomniacs. Here’s what some now well-rested folks did to overcome those sleepless nights. Listen to your inner cave man Former attorney and current health coach, Jeff Hughes, had insomnia for most of his life. It started when he was a child, and lasted well into his 30s—that was 25 years, and a lot of trial-and-error insomnia fixes ago. “How did I move beyond it? Unfortunately, there was no quick fix….

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Dogs Detect Breast Cancer From Bandage: Researchers

Dogs Detect Breast Cancer From Bandage: Researchers

Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual, but promising, diagnostic trial. With just six months of training, a pair of German Shepherds became 100-percent accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, the team said. The technique is simple, non-invasive and cheap, and may revolutionise cancer detection in countries where mammograms are hard to come by. “In…

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The Dangers Of Dietary And Nutritional Supplements Investigated

The Dangers Of Dietary And Nutritional Supplements Investigated

What you don’t know about these 12 ingredients could hurt you We North Americans do love our dietary supplements. More than half of the adult population have taken them to stay healthy, lose weight, gain an edge in sports or in the bedroom, and avoid using prescription drugs. In 2009, we spent $26.7 billion on them, according to the Nutrition Business Journal, a trade publication. What consumers might not realize, though, is that supplement manufacturers routinely, and legally, sell their…

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Foods That Can Trigger Migraines

Foods That Can Trigger Migraines

Foods, drink and eating habits have long been blamed for triggering migraines in sufferers. Some studies show that about 20 percent of migraine sufferers count certain foods as triggers. Other studies report that anywhere from 7 percent to 44 percent of migraine sufferers point to certain foods as triggers. Sometimes it’s not necessarily the food itself that triggers the attack, it may be an additive in the food such as food coloring that launches the migraine attack. Specific foods may…

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8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

8 Mental Habits That Suck Happiness From Your Life

There are different personality traits people possess which pretty much map out how their lives unfold. Each of you have developed certain habits and emotional masks that determine how you deal with your life and the people in it. You may not even notice it, but certain habits have the ability to keep you happy while the others can make you downright miserable. Here are 8 habits that can suck happiness out of your life. 1. Not Forgiving Yourself Let’s…

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10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient Build Your Resilience and Coping Skills With These Tips Resilience can often mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Hitting snooze on your alarm can make you more tired than if you had gotten up right away. We are subconsciously more attracted to people who have the same taste in music as we do. Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red make you hungry – Which is why many fast food restaurants are yellow, orange and red. Couples who spend at least 10 minutes a day laughing together are more likely to have a stronger relationship. Happy Friday!…

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Does Too Much Sugar Lead to Depression?

Does Too Much Sugar Lead to Depression?

Previous studies have shown that sugar can be just as addictive as cocaine, but recent research suggests the sweet stuff may not be doing any favours for our mental health, either. According to a recent report by the University College London, published in the Scientific Reports journal, men who consumed a high intake of sweet food and drinks were more likely to develop common mental health disorders like anxiety and depression after five years. “Our research confirms an adverse effect…

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How Perceptions of Aging Affect Our Later Years

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How Perceptions of Aging Affect Our Later Years

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford Perceptions of aging, or attitudes toward one’s own aging, have important implications for the health and well-being of older adults. Throughout the life span, people encounter many positive and negative stereotypes of older adults and the aging process. Some stereotypes portray common age-related changes, whereas others promote misconceptions about aging. As people grow older, age stereotypes become increasingly self-relevant; these stereotypes are reflected inward and they…

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