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Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in Life

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

It might not be your goal to travel the world and dance with strangers; maybe your enthusiasm runs more toward teaching, acting, or parenting. But whatever it is you want to do, cultivating zest can be an effective way to help you get there (and enjoy the journey, too).

Study Suggests Vegans Really Are Saving The World

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Having a vegan friend may make it harder for you to choose a weekly brunch spot, but according to a new study, the small vegan population might just h...

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.

4 Activities To Inspire Awe

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Awe isn't always a comforting feeling -- sometimes it can be downright frightening -- but it's a powerful way to cut through the monotony and see things in a new light. We hope that the awe exercises on Greater Good in Action will be a useful starting point as you aspire to make your life more "awesome."

This Is Exactly How Much Appearance Matters

Allure | Posted 02.24.2016 | Style
Allure

Allure conducted a national survey in the hopes of finding out just how much we judge ourselves and others, both in the real world and on social media...

Self-Education Is Crushing America's Academic Model

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

In most schools around America, there are two types of students. There are those who study hard, get good grades (mostly A's and B's), are always mak...

The Fruits And Veggies That May Actually Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty

For anyone stricken with the dreaded middle-age spread, the way to shed some pounds might be easier (and tastier) than you think. A new study says tha...

Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

Jordan Brady Loewen | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Jordan Brady Loewen

Theory, when done correctly, is a practice of intellectual humility. A theory is an attempt to explain and understand the world as it is experienced by human beings in our limited earthly capacities.

We're All Becoming Yogis, But Who's Making the Money?

Christine Chen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Chen

Though the survey might not reflect it, yogis know that a yoga practice is also about community and giving. If you want to do your part to keep the yoga boom going and help independent studios stay healthy, too, recruit someone new to yoga and head to a beginner, level one, or a basics class -- a move that can support someone in their own new endeavor, too.

How Putting a Mirror in Your Dining Room Might Help You Lose Weight

Health.com | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Magic mirror on the wall, should I stop eating junk food once and for all? Yes. And using a mirror might actually help you do so, per a new study.

Shopping is Like Playing a Sport, Researchers Say

Health.com | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Kristine Thomason There are 10 minutes left on the clock. Time to quicken your pace. You narrow in on your goal: a pair of running shoes. Red slas...

Study Finds People Who Fall For Nonsense Inspirational Quotes Are Less Intelligent

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through a social media feed and all of a sudden stumbling upon a quote like: “By evolving, we exist.” And a...

Pecking Pigeons Detect Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science

Pigeons are no bird brains. These animals could help scientists make big advances in the world of breast cancer research, according to a peer-reviewed...

7 Steps to Foster Teen Motivation

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Todd VanDuzer

At this point in our lives, you and I have had enough experiences to know what we do and don't like doing. Your teen hasn't had those same experiences or opportunities yet. As a parent, you can help uncover their interests and motivate your teen to accomplish their dream goals in life.

How to Prepare for Your First Law School Exams

Nathan Salminen | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Nathan Salminen

The most important thing is to realize that there is no easy way out. This is not a "work smarter, not harder" situation. How well you do on your exams is largely going to be a function of how much effort you put into grappling with the material.

10 Cheapest States to Raise a Family

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Household finances are tricky for everyone, and the number-crunching is especially hard for families. But locat...

10 Most Expensive States to Raise a Family

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Raising a family isn't cheap. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average cost of ra...

'Ferguson Effect' Probably Not Keeping Police From Doing Their Jobs, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

The threat of having their behavior captured in viral videos is not necessarily keeping police officers from doing their jobs, a new study from the Am...

Teens Voice Frustration With Shopping For Plus-Size Clothing

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Style

Acne. Midterms. Peer pressure. The list of teenage anxieties is long and exhausting. For plus-size teens, however, something as simple as a shopping t...

6 Tips for the Unmotivated Student: How to Stay on Track After the First Week of School

Avelist | Posted 09.19.2015 | College
Avelist

There is something about the start of a college semester that makes me excited. I'm always excited about day one. But then week two hits and just like all of the semesters before, I begin to lose interest and catch myself slacking off. Why is it that the motivation is no longer there?

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

These real life experiences and problems that come with living on your own, managing money and traveling will prepare you for your future in a way that English class will never do.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

A Study Strategy for Greater Success

Susie Wolbe | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Susie Wolbe

If you do the same things you've always done, you'll end up with the same level of achievement. If you set a new goal, you're going to have to do something new in order to achieve it. Will it be easy? Not always, but the first step is always the hardest step to take.

8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Students may also be sampling different foods and tastes for the first time, and they may indulge in over eating and excess alcohol in an effort to fit in and make new friends. Advice for students entering freshman year:

A Girl's Guide to Surviving Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Zoe Radner, Vanderbilt University A smart girl's tips for traveling abroad While traveling abroad may be an equally enth...