Here are 10 simple things you can do that will make you look younger…
Most of us want to look as youthful and vital on the outside as we feel on the inside. But without realizing it, we may be appearing older than we need to.
Nearly everyone has at least one bad habit that he/she would just love to be rid of—maybe it’s eating too much, losing your temper or putting things off. But why is it so hard to break a bad habit even though you clearly know that the behavior is harmful to you?
A Powerful Force That Resists Change
Bad habits are often created by unconscious motives, beliefs and feelings. Of course, you can make a conscious effort to stop these practices, but that won’t help when the powerful unconscious or automatic part of your brain makes you reach for another helping or tells you to tailgate that driver who isn’t going as fast as you’d like. The unconscious brain holds on to what has always been done and reacts, over and over again, without thinking about consequences.
The good news: The unconscious mind can be rewired so that making the right choices and withstanding temptation become second nature. Then you don’t have to struggle to do what’s good for you—you just do it because it has become your new habit. The key is to engage in behaviors or practices that reprogram the unconscious brain. How to break common bad habits… Read the rest of this entry »
The Handshake—Could Banning It Prevent Infections?
The Handshake—Could Banning It Prevent Infections? Should hospitals ban handshaking? And should you refuse to shake your doctor’s hand for your own health? Read the rest of this entry »
A cluttered home is more than just unsightly—living in the midst of a mess actually takes a toll on our mood and our quality of life.
A home is supposed to be a peaceful, joyful retreat. A disorderly home instead makes us feel anxious and unsettled. It’s hard to relax when surrounded by chaos.
Want to kick a bad habit—just about any bad habit? There’s a proven system that has helped millions of people give up damaging habits and establish new, healthful ones in their place. You can simplify that system to help yourself do the same. The secret: Drawing upon four key components of 12-step programs.
The first and most famous 12-step program is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and there are dozens of similar programs based on the same basic principles. These principles can help you, too, whether your goal is to cut back on junk food, quit being a couch potato, give up cigarettes, spend less, stop biting your nails or whatever.
The reason: Read the rest of this entry »