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10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children. All of us have experienced some degree of abandonment, if only for a short time, and remember the painful and scary feeling that goes along with it. Whenever we are reminded of this…

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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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10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

10 Secrets to Living a Long, Healthy Life

Super agers are a group of older adults who have cognitive abilities on par with people decades younger than them. From what you should eat to how you should exercise and who you should spend your time with, these are things they’re doing on the regular. Never smoke Smoking will trim off up to a dozen years of your life, suggests 2013 research in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, if you never smoked, you’re twice as likely…

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The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude. Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years. Aging: It’s in Your Mind Growing older brings with it some natural changes (think those creaky knees). But folks who see good years ahead and who don’t…

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5 Little Life Skills That Promise Success

5 Little Life Skills That Promise Success

Here’s good news: If you had a less-than-wonderful childhood, you can still have amazing success in life. How? It comes to do these little life skills. What makes us healthy, wealthy, and successful? It’s true that a nurturing upbringing, with lots of love, support, and opportunities for play, learning, and growth, seem to give people an advantage early in life. But that head start only goes so far. The rest of the recipe, according to new research, comes from you….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Porphyrophobia is the fear of the color purple. When people feel physically cold, they seek out psychological warmth, like watching a romantic movie that will make them feel warm inside. Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Eating mangos one hour…

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The Easiest Way To Kill Stress And Tension

The Easiest Way To Kill Stress And Tension

The simple instruction that reduces stress and increases energy and optimism. The easiest way to kill stress and tension is: Don’t be so hard on yourself! People who are more compassionate towards themselves experience less stress, new research finds. Self-compassion is also linked to more: optimism, feeling alive, and energy. The conclusions come from a study of students coping with their first year at college. Dr Katie Gunnell, the study’s first author, said: “Our study suggests the psychological stress students…

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Conquering Negative Thinking

Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain. All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis. But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and…

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Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer. That’s the suggestion of a new study that seems to affirm the power of positive thinking. “This study shows that optimism is associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection and cancer,” said Eric Kim, co-lead author of the investigation. “Optimistic people tend to act in healthier ways….

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The Best Mindset To Preserve Memory And Judgement

The Best Mindset To Preserve Memory And Judgement

The best mindset to ward off cognitive decline can be cultivated using exercises such as visualising your best possible self. Older adults with a more optimistic outlook experience fewer memory and judgement problems, new research finds. Optimism has also been linked to desirable health behaviours like: Eating more healthily. Exercising regularly. Lower risk of heart conditions and stroke. For the study, researchers followed around 500 older adults over four years to see if they experienced any cognitive impairments. The results…

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