Why you might be happier if you don’t buy anything in Cyber Week

Why you might be happier if you don’t buy anything in Cyber Week

I delight in finding the perfect gift for a loved one and experience joy in thoughtful personal purchases. But I bristle against spending for the sake of spending, especially for manufactured “holidays” like Black Friday. Decisions about dollars are complicated. “The consumer dilemma is the idea that the planet clearly needs us to reduce our consumption, but our economy needs us to consume more and more every year,” said James MacKinnon, author of “The Day the World Stops Shopping: How…

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The Dietary Change Linked To Living 5 Years Longer

The Dietary Change Linked To Living 5 Years Longer

Higher levels of this type of fat in the blood can add five years to your lifespan. A study has found that raising levels of omega−3 fatty acids in blood can lower the risk of premature death similar to quitting smoking, an equivalent to adding 4.7 years of life. Omega-3 fatty acids are well-known for their beneficial health effect, thus the American Heart Association recommends eating oily fish such as trout, salmon, sardines, and anchovies twice weekly. For the study,…

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Can’t Find Time For Self-Care? Try ‘Habit Stacking’

Can’t Find Time For Self-Care? Try ‘Habit Stacking’

This extremely simple productivity hack will instantly carve out time for yourself in a way you never thought of before. Try this technique instead of making self-care an afterthought. We live in a world where it seems like everyone is doing the most. They’re getting their work done, they’re keeping their houses clean and they’re seeing their loved ones ― all while making time to practice self-care. Seeing others “mastering” balanced lives can feel defeating, particularly when you struggle to…

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Think a Little Alcohol Might Be Healthy? Think Again

Think a Little Alcohol Might Be Healthy? Think Again

Wine lovers, beer drinkers and those who enjoy a martini now and then have long been told that moderate drinking beats total abstinence. Unfortunately, new German research is throwing some cold water on that advice, finding that premature death among non-drinkers is likely the result of unrelated health problems that have little to do with the decision to forgo Chardonnay or Tanqueray. “For many years, the belief in medical care was that low-to-moderate alcohol drinking may add to health, in…

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Are You Stuck in the “I’ll Feel Better When” Cycle?

Are You Stuck in the “I’ll Feel Better When” Cycle?

Striving for major accomplishments requires feeling satisfied along the way. KEY POINTS When it comes to big aspirations, it’s beneficial to reflect on the good within more minor accomplishments along the way. Often people’s “feel better when” comes from their mind’s capacity to imagine what will happen in the future. Know when good enough is good enough. Try not to waste energy on maximizing things that don’t matter. We are often caught in the trap of believing that we’ll feel…

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Eating Chili Peppers Can Help You Live Longer, Cut Risks For Heart Disease And Cancer

Eating Chili Peppers Can Help You Live Longer, Cut Risks For Heart Disease And Cancer

DALLAS, Texas — Previous studies have shown that spicy food can have a positive impact on your health. Now, a study released by the American Heart Association has a “hot” new take on the topic. Researchers say eating chili pepper isn’t just good for your health, it can help you live longer by reducing heart disease and cancer.   The study finds consuming chili peppers cuts the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 26 percent. The odds of dying from…

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The Fruit That Boosts Weight Loss And Reduces Fat Absorption

The Fruit That Boosts Weight Loss And Reduces Fat Absorption

A weight loss fruit that makes you feel full, improves your gut health, and reduces absorption of fats. Having an avocado every day as part of your diet will increase healthy gut bacteria and reduce the absorption of fat. The fruit is rich in fibre and monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat that lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol in the blood. A study by Ahmed et al. (2019) suggests that avocados contain a fat molecule that could help prevent diabetes and maintain…

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Which Bread Is Best For You — Whole-Grain, Multigrain or Whole Wheat?

Which Bread Is Best For You — Whole-Grain, Multigrain or Whole Wheat?

Hint: Check the label first and foremost Gone are the days of eating white bread. Many people are aware that whole-grain has more nutritional heft than white, fluffy, overly milled breads, but it’s not always easy to pick a good loaf when you’re at the grocery store. Sometimes, a refined loaf of bread can masquerade as something more nutritious. Patrol the bread aisle and you’ll see terms like whole wheat, multigrain, seven-grain, 12-grain, all-natural, organic and enriched, to name a…

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The Happy Brain Chemicals that Makes You Feel Good

The Happy Brain Chemicals that Makes You Feel Good

Did you know, 37% of people around the world are unhappy. That means at least 1 in 3 people you know aren’t happy with their life. Are you one of those people? If so, there are simple ways to improve your happiness. Have you heard of happiness chemicals? Your brain releases these happy chemicals that make you feel good. It is common to think happiness is a destination that you have to find either through material items, relationships, or career…

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4 Ways To Create And Maintain Inner Peace

4 Ways To Create And Maintain Inner Peace

4 Steps to Create a Lasting Inner Calm When it seems like the world is in complete disarray, is it possible to create inner calm? Is our well-being at the mercy of external events, exclusively affected by circumstances? Many people believe this to be true—or at least live their lives as if it is. The problem with this mindset is that it creates a massive sense of lacking something, of unrest and of overall stress. We cannot possibly feel like…

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