How a Breakup Can Change You for the Better

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Losing a significant relationship in life is never easy, especially after you and your former partner walked a journey together. The loss of a close relationship can feel like emotional amputation. You may feel sad and alone, as if you’re missing an important part of...

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Are You a Good Judge of Character?

How long does it take you to decide whether or not you like someone you’ve just met? Although we’re told not to make snap judgments about other people, we do just that all the time. And what’s more, many of those quick assessments are reasonably accurate. Humans and other primates are highly social species, and over millions of years our ancestors evolved powerful intuitions for processing social...

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Study: More Exercise Isn't Necessarily Better for Your Brain

In recent years, dozens of studies have reported the neuroprotective benefits of aerobic exercise. However, the dose-specific amount and intensity of physical activity necessary to safeguard cognitive function as your body and brain get older has been up for debate. Yesterday, a new longitudinal study from Finland—that followed 3050 twins for 25 years—reported that moderately-vigorous physical...

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How You Can Tell You're Dealing With a Psychopath

Over the years, neurobiologists have identified several factors that are highly correlated or associated with violent behavior in people: First, the failure to develop adequate coping mechanisms in childhood is associated with violent behavior later in life. Second, neglect and/or abuse by caregivers during childhood is linked to an increased risk of adult violence. Third, substance abuse (...

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Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Study investigates

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the old saying goes, and according to a new study, it may hold some truth. Researchers found that mice with a bacterial infection died after being fed, while mice with a viral infection survived after eating. Senior author Ruslan Medzhitov - David W. Wallace professor of immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Yale School of Medicine...

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15 signs that you're emotionally intelligent

It's all too easy to lose control of our emotions. That's why emotional intelligence, known as EI or EQ, is so important. The ability to identify emotions (in yourself and others), to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide thinking and behavior can greatly increase the chances of successfully achieving your goals. Like any ability, the skills of emotional...

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6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Lose refined carbs, and you'll gain energy Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are The Bachelorette of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know they’re bad for you, and you’re guaranteed to feel a bit guilty afterwards. And yet we still can’t break our addiction to them. (And it is an addiction, according to certain studies.) Worse, even if you are...

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10 Simple Remedies for Earache

What is earache? An earache is represented by a varied level of pain in the inner ear. Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. If an earache lasts for longer than 24 hours, it is best to see a doctor. They can check if there is an underlying problem that is causing the pain. Fever, swelling of the ear, weakness in the face...

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