DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING!

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Forget the self-denial of Veganuary… I used to be vegan, but it was so BORING! This is the time of year when we try to atone for the sins of the festive season by embracing some form of self-denial. And this year, ‘Veganuary’ is the word on everyone’s lips. At least half of my friends […]

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Can't shift that heavy cold? It could be a sign of heart trouble

Can’t shift that heavy cold? It could be a sign of heart trouble Carolyn Mitchell developed heart failure after a bout of influenza  Just a few weeks into a new job, Carolyn Mitchell came down with a nasty bout of influenza — but soldiered on, not wanting to let anyone down at work. ‘It was early in the year and […]

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Mindfulness makes it easier to forget your fears

Mindfulness has previously been shown to help people handle negative emotions and is used as a treatment for anxiety related psychological disorders, but the underlying biological mechanisms are not fully understood. In a new study, published in Scientific Reports, researchers at University of Southern Denmark, among other universities, show that brief daily mindfulness training delivered through the HEADSPACE mindfulness app […]

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This is what it really takes to become a brand ambassador

We are in the age of information overload, thanks to the overwhelming number of media outlets that we have access to in a free market today. That means it doesn’t take much to spread the word about a positive experience about a product, person, or company, especially if you’re the kind of person that a large number of people generally […]

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Fake news feels less immoral to share when we’ve seen it before

People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don’t believe the information, research indicates. In a series of experiments involving more than 2,500 people, Daniel A. Effron, a London Business School associate professor of organizational behavior, and Medha Raj, a Ph.D. student at the University […]

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The Anti-Aging Face Cleansing Brush Chrissy Teigen Loves Keeps Selling Out—But You Can Still Buy it Here

If you’ve spent any time combing through Cyber Monday’s spectacular beauty deals, you’ve likely uncovered the unbelievably good discounts on Foreo’s silicone facial cleansing brushes. A favorite of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Miley Cyrus, the popular devices are quickly becoming one of 2019’s hot-ticket items, with Foreo deals already selling out at retailers like Sephora and Nordstrom.  Fortunately, Foreo’s […]

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Exclusive: Tiffani Thiessen's Kid Knows Santa Isn't Real & She's Into It

As the oldest of four siblings, I was the first to find out that the supplier of Christmas presents isn’t the holly-jolly man in red that I thought it was. While of course that revelation was a little disappointing, learning the truth brought with it a sense of pride: I was a big kid, I was on my parents’ team […]

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People Are Going on "Dopamine Fasts" to Think More Clearly and Gain Focus—but Does It Work?

Forget going without food for 16 hours. The latest fasting fad, on the face of it, involves depriving yourself of all the stuff that gives you pleasure—like Netflix, online shopping sprees, and even gossiping with your friends. It’s called dopamine fasting, and as far as wellness trends go, it’s a pretty controversial one. It’s not clear who came up with […]

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