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How Does Exercise Help Reduce Stress?

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The stress reactions you feel – tightness in the neck and between the shoulder blades, rapid pulse, sweaty palms along with increased breathing – are all responses by our body to a “fight or flight” situation. When faced with perceived danger, the body’s normal response is to flood the bloodstream with adrenaline and cortisol. If [...]

20 Powerful Weight Loss Habits Anyone Can Learn

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1 – Pay with Cash, not Credit That’s right, the way you pay for your goods and services might actually be related directly to the size of your waistline. Instead of pulling out the plastic the next time you make a purchase, use cold hard cash instead. The Journal of Consumer Research conducted an informative [...]

Are Sugary Sodas Wrecking your Teenagers’ Memory?

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If your teenager drinks lots of sugar sweetened drinks, they very well could be putting themselves at higher risk of memory problems. University of Southern California researchers found that adolescent rats which consumed large quantities of sugary liquids had memory problems and brain inflammation. They also became pre-diabetic. The rats were given liquid solutions with [...]

Drowning in Distraction: the Science of Pleasure and Procrastination

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Youve tried the Pomodoro technique and Triskelion. You’ve arranged your to-do lists according to the Pareto Principle. And you have all the latest productivity apps on your smartphone, like Wunderlist, Any.do and HabitRPG. But you still find yourself stopping off at the mall, perusing the latest Lego construction kits when you should be driving to [...]

Is Social Media making you Lonelier?

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With Facebook use at 54 percent of users' time online globally and 62 percent of their time in the United States, you have to wonder what this is doing to our society. Is it making it better or worse? "Does spending so many hours with a machine keep people from making real connections with other [...]