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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Sleeping Longer Can Lead To A Healthier Diet - Study Finds

In case you needed a reason to stay in bed more, a new study finds that sleeping longer may lead you to being a better eater.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Triggers Viral Loneliness | Thrive Global

A recent study found a direct link between poor sleep and social isolation. Here's what the researchers want you to know about their findings.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided imagery, mindfulness, yoga and tai chi, and positive thinking.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His | The On Being Project

Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Using an Alarm Clock, Alarmed in the A.M.

An alarm clock does just what its name suggests - it alarms us, every morning. That can't be healthy. Is there an alternative?

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

A Blessed Life: Religious People Live Longer Than Secular Individuals, Study Finds - Study Finds

Churchgoing may be on the decline, but lapsed congregants have new reason to attend services. That's because religious affiliation can increase lifespan by a handful of years, new research shows.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Eating Disorders, Trauma and PTSD - Part 2 | Psychology Today

Eating disorders and trauma are integrally connected. Learn more about this connection in this article and what you can do about it.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

The 11 Kinds of Insomnia - Health

Can't sleep? Here are 11 types of insomnia developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

The field of circadian biology — the study of the human body clock — is radically changing the way we understand how the body and the mind function. Here's how it can help you.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Peter Levine - Building Resiliency in You, Relationships, & Kids

One of the most important things that you can develop in your life, and in your relationship, is your resilience - the way that you bounce back from the challenges that life throws your way. How do you recover in a way that leaves you even stronger, more

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why Do I Feel This Way? Over-Coupling and the Stress Response

Underlying many common issues people seek therapy for, including social anxiety, panic, and relationships, could be a stress response known as over-coupling.

Psychology | Personality

Study Finds 44 Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Why Do I Wake Up Feeling Like I Never Slept?

A new study helps explain why so many insomniacs feel like they never fell asleep: It’s possible to remain consciously aware while your brain (or parts of it, anyway) is in a sleep pattern.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Thoughts Affect Health: What Are You Saying to Your Body?

One thing has become clear to me over my 15 years of clinical experience as a women’s health & wellness expert: women are suffering.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Arianna Huffington became successful after she started sleeping well

Arianna Huffington says believing this bad habit makes you successful is a "complete delusion."

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Trauma travels through generations

Untangling ourselves from the trauma of previous generations is not always easy, but it’s worth it

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: The Link Between Depression and Acne

People with the skin condition are more likely to develop depression, according to a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What Is Sleep? Latest Research & Treatments

Need to know more about What Is Sleep?? Find expert research & treatment advice from the American Sleep Association - Official Site.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Hypnosis: An Underused Technique

When integrated into a behavior modification strategy and used by a trained therapist, hypnosis can be a powerfully effective tool for treating many disorders. 

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.

Psychology | Personality

Stress and How Emotions Affect Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Treating Insomnia Could Help With Anxiety and Depression

In a study of 3,700 people, cognitive behavioral therapy helped lift insomnia—and other mental health conditions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

7 Sleep Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

22% of people complain they have trouble sleeping, but are they working to fix that? Here are 7 solutions to the sleep mistakes you don't know you're making

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Meditation & Health

What is meditation?Meditation is the practice of focusing your attention to help you feel calm and give you a clear awareness about your life. Eastern philosophies have recognized the health benefits of meditation for thousands of years. Meditation is now

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

This Is Your Body on Stress

Stress is a wily beast. Try to get a good look at it, and it slips into the underbrush. And there’s also more than one species. There’s good stress and bad stress. Acute and chronic. Minor and severe…

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Which Came First, Sleep Problems or Anxiety?

There's a strong link between anxiety and depression, and sleep problems, and it goes both ways.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How to boost your Immune system with happiness

The best way to combat sickness and boost your immune system is to look at finding boosts through emotional healing, like happiness, as much as you should work with physical healing.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

To Be More Empathetic, Pay Attention to Your Own Body

A new study found that people who focused on their heartbeats were better at understanding what those around them were feeling.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

It’s Not Just You — Allergy Brain Is Real

Scientists aren’t entirely sure why allergies make you fuzzy-headed, but they have a theory.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

5 'Life Skills' Tied to Health Benefits

People with five traits -- such as conscientiousness, control and emotional stability -- are more likely to be healthier in older age, new research suggests.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How to wake up earlier—with minimal misery

Five simple steps to help you rise and grind, even if you're not a morning person.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain: 5 Tips to do it Properly

I’ll be honest – I’ve tried meditation on and off for the last two years, but I always found it too difficult. I never stuck…

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 ways to use your mind to control pain - Harvard Health

Mind-body techniques can help reduce the need for pain medication. Techniques include deep breathing, eliciting the relaxation response, meditation with guided…

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Science Backed Ways Music Affects Your Brain and #Productivity

There you sit again: browser open in front of you, the hum of your office in the background, your to-do list sprawled out on your notepad. You try working offline. You try the pomodoro method. You…

Health & Fitness | Sleep

#Stress Getting in the Way of Sleep? New Research Might Have the Answer

New research finds an easy way that can help to protect against stress and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

The current method — the pain-intensity scale — may have contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic, argue some pain-perception experts.

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How depression and anxiety affect the body

A new study shows different ways depression and anxiety affect the body, including digestive issues, skin problems, and arthritis.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

15 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always Tired

Constant fatigue is a very uncomfortable, but very common, physical state. YouGov’s latest research shows that a significant number of Americans don’t fe...

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Hypnosis Eases Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

It reduced the frequency of the symptom by nearly three-fourths, study found

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

Sustainability is a very hot topic in the food and nutrition world these days and for good reason.  Every year, we have about 80 million more people to feed than we did the year before.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Creating An Ideal Learning Environment

New research uses computer games and wearables to assess the physical and mental states that correspond to optimal attention and self-control among children and

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Precise Sleep Schedule That Helps Fight Depression

Antidepressants are more effective when accompanied by the correct sleep schedule.

Health & Fitness | Health News

What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

Regular readers of MindBodyGreen are aware that a process in our bodies called inflammation is involved in many aspects of human health and disease. For example, you may have read that a breakfast of

News | Interesting Links

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research shows people can improve their mood with small changes in behavior, from putting a bounce in your step to talking to strangers.