This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology

February 16, 2020 at 10:25AM This week, the AstroTwins break down how Mercury (which is in retrograde, P.S.!) will conspire with Uranus and Taurus to bring on some shady business. The Sun floats into soft-filtered Pisces on Tuesday, February 18, turning the world into its enchanted wonderland. If Cupid's arrows missed the mark this V-Day, … Continue reading This Isn’t The Week To Put Your Blinders On, According To Astrology

Research Finds The Scent Of A Loved One Could Help Improve Sleep

February 16, 2020 at 02:48AM Scent is a powerful yet under-appreciated sense that the human can experience. We previously learned that the smell of a rose can help boost sleep, but new research shows an interesting new scent that may make you fall asleep faster: the scent of your romantic partner. Researchers analyzed sleep data … Continue reading Research Finds The Scent Of A Loved One Could Help Improve Sleep

The One Step Research Says You Should Take Following A Breakup

February 16, 2020 at 02:04AM Social media has blessed us with tons of ways to keep in touch with our friends and family and share the happenings in our lives. But access to everyone's life comes at a cost, especially if you've recently gone through a breakup. It's not an uncommon occurrence: You just broke … Continue reading The One Step Research Says You Should Take Following A Breakup

The Incredible Power Of The Breath & How To Tap Into It On Demand

February 16, 2020 at 12:12AM Breathwork is the active form of consciously working your breath to bypass the mind and enter a different state of awareness. This is what most people seek when meditating, and breathwork takes you to that place very quickly. The practice gives the brain's executive functioning something to focus on, so … Continue reading The Incredible Power Of The Breath & How To Tap Into It On Demand

How To Use White Noise For Babies: 5 Things You Need To Know

February 12, 2020 at 10:00AM Getting a baby to bed on any given night can be a challenge, which is why some parents turn to tools like white noise to help their baby—and themselves—have a good night's sleep. But, while white noise is really popular, it isn't a perfect tool, especially when babies are involved. … Continue reading How To Use White Noise For Babies: 5 Things You Need To Know

Narcissism Can Fuel Depression Or Depressive Symptoms, Research Finds

February 11, 2020 at 09:17PM We all know those people who like themselves a little too much. But it might be surprising to learn there may be a deep unhappiness running beneath the confident facade. Narcissism—characterized by excessive interest in or admiration of oneself—can be incredibly hard for other people to deal with. But despite … Continue reading Narcissism Can Fuel Depression Or Depressive Symptoms, Research Finds

Can’t Focus? Researchers Find What Distracts Us Most & We’re All Ears

February 11, 2020 at 04:28PM Life seems to get more distracting every year. Between smartphone notifications, social media, and 24/7 news, it's hard to stay focused on a single task. But which is more distracting, what we see or what we hear? New research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences … Continue reading Can’t Focus? Researchers Find What Distracts Us Most & We’re All Ears

New Study Shows The Impact Of Alcoholism On The Brain, Even If You Don’t Drink

February 11, 2020 at 03:29PM While scientists have recognized a link between genes and addiction, alcoholism is still largely misunderstood and hard to predict. In fact, even those who can manage their drinking or avoid alcohol altogether can still be affected by their family's history of drinking—and not just emotionally. A study published in NeuroImage … Continue reading New Study Shows The Impact Of Alcoholism On The Brain, Even If You Don’t Drink

3 Mood-Boosting Meditations For The Next Time You’re Feeling Down

February 11, 2020 at 02:42PM While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood … Continue reading 3 Mood-Boosting Meditations For The Next Time You’re Feeling Down

A Hospice Doctor On Why We Should Talk More About End-Of-Life Experiences

February 11, 2020 at 01:08PM In many ways, the end-of-life journey is a culmination of an integrative process that distills life into its finest moments. It is about revisiting and rewriting the life scripts we have been handed, whether by chance or by design. That said, the voices and experiences of dying patients matter. Dying … Continue reading A Hospice Doctor On Why We Should Talk More About End-Of-Life Experiences

Adaptogens & Skin Care: 7 Options That Support Healthy, Gorgeous Skin

February 11, 2020 at 12:15PM While innovation in the wellness industry is welcomed with wide-open arms, many of the "newest" trends come from ancient history. Adaptogens popped up a few years back as an exciting addition to the wildly popular superfood trend. It refers to plants and herbs that "adapt" to what your body needs … Continue reading Adaptogens & Skin Care: 7 Options That Support Healthy, Gorgeous Skin

Study Finds These Common Medications Can Help A ‘Broken Heart’

February 11, 2020 at 11:18AM Though it seems like something written in a romantic tragedy, a broken heart can be a serious medical condition. While the emotional pain might take longer to heal, recent research found a treatment to alleviate the cardiac risk factors associated with broken heart syndrome. A study published in the American … Continue reading Study Finds These Common Medications Can Help A ‘Broken Heart’

Is Breathwork The New Meditation? 5 Ways This Instructor Says It’s More Useful

February 11, 2020 at 10:02AM A deep belly breath, despite its simplicity, can be profound. We've always been familiar with the power of our breath—there's a reason the advice is to "take deep breaths" when we feel overwhelmed or stressed out, and virtually every yoga practice recognizes the importance of a balanced breath. But breathwork … Continue reading Is Breathwork The New Meditation? 5 Ways This Instructor Says It’s More Useful

This Is Why Jane Fonda Carried Her Red Coat To Present At The Oscars

February 10, 2020 at 06:22PM At last night's 92nd Academy Awards we saw Brad Pitt win his first Oscar for acting, Renée Zellweger's triumphant return to the spotlight, and a historic Best Picture win for the South Korean film, Parasite. But what might've caught your eye during the Best Picture category was presenter Jane Fonda, with a red … Continue reading This Is Why Jane Fonda Carried Her Red Coat To Present At The Oscars

This Is What A Harvard Geneticist Eats To Look & Feel 10 Years Younger

February 10, 2020 at 05:40PM   David Sinclair, Ph.D., was 48 years old when a blood test showed that his body's "biological age" was actually 10 years older. A Harvard geneticist and professor of the biology of aging, he became passionate about how he could reverse this biological anomaly. Spoiler alert: He did it. Sinclair … Continue reading This Is What A Harvard Geneticist Eats To Look & Feel 10 Years Younger

20 Ways To Feel Good & Do Good In The World, Starting Now

February 04, 2020 at 08:00AM These days, the word sustainability gets thrown around so frequently, it's hard to even know what it means anymore. For us, it's taking steps—no matter how small—to protect and restore the gift that is our planet. We've always believed that we can't truly be healthy if our planet isn't, and … Continue reading 20 Ways To Feel Good & Do Good In The World, Starting Now

7 Lessons From A Sex Therapist That’ll Turn Good Sex Into Great Sex

February 02, 2020 at 11:05AM According to Canadian sexologist Peggy Kleinplatz, Ph.D., the vast majority of problems that bring people into sex therapy stem from what she calls the "North American sex script" that centers on having heterosexual intercourse with orgasms in all the right places, meaning, women should be experiencing orgasms reliably through sexual … Continue reading 7 Lessons From A Sex Therapist That’ll Turn Good Sex Into Great Sex

A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

February 01, 2020 at 08:06PM Strength training involves using resistance (weights) to promote healthy muscle development. And not only does it make you stronger, but doing it just once a week can boost your metabolism and reduce the negative effects of sitting all day. But what if you don't belong to a gym, or you … Continue reading A Full-Body Strength-Training Workout That Doesn’t Require A Gym

Why MDs Are Fans Of This Modified Keto Diet + A 5-Day Meal Plan To Get Started

February 01, 2020 at 03:04PM So, you're adamant about avoiding animal products, but you're still keto-curious? While a vegan diet and a keto diet may initially seem incompatible (after all, one conjures images of tofu and the other bacon), an increasing number of experts say they're not mutually exclusive and that a vegan keto diet … Continue reading Why MDs Are Fans Of This Modified Keto Diet + A 5-Day Meal Plan To Get Started

This Vegan Green Shakshuka Has A Surprising Replacement For Eggs

February 01, 2020 at 01:25PM   This gorgeously green pot of goodness uses plant-based yogurt in place of traditional eggs. Za'atar is a blend of dried herbs, and it is a wonderful way to add a Middle Eastern flavor to any dish, while the combo of fresh mint, dill, and parsley keeps it tasting light … Continue reading This Vegan Green Shakshuka Has A Surprising Replacement For Eggs

Knock On Wood: This Carbon-Absorbing Material May Be The Future Of Green Cities

February 01, 2020 at 12:08PM Carbon emissions are one of the major problems facing the climate crisis. And while there have been many efforts made to decrease emissions, it sometimes feels like there isn't much we can do about the carbon in the atmosphere already. But a group of researchers from Yale University and the … Continue reading Knock On Wood: This Carbon-Absorbing Material May Be The Future Of Green Cities

This Home Brand Wants To Help Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning Routine

February 01, 2020 at 10:08AM IKEA has your 2020 spring cleaning in mind with their latest launch, a collection of cleaning and organizing tools and accessories. The line, known as BORSTAD, dropped online and in stores today as a limited edition collection. According to a news release from the brand, "This consciously designed collection features … Continue reading This Home Brand Wants To Help Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning Routine

The Hidden Reason You’re Stressed Out & What You Can Do About It Right Now

February 01, 2020 at 02:15AM   I'm a doctor working with patients who are health optimizers, and I teach a course at Stanford on health span, or extending the healthy years of life. To me, well-being is not only feeling good in whatever activity that I'm doing but also feeling like I have the tools … Continue reading The Hidden Reason You’re Stressed Out & What You Can Do About It Right Now