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4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics

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As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consumers into believing their items are safe and toxin-free.
The truth is the beauty market across the United States has lacked regulation compared to other areas around the world. While Europe has an official ban on well over 1,000 toxic ingredients, our nation has only banned 30 chemicals. This unsettling reality should be enough to inspire consumers to take a long hard look into the products they are applying to their hair, skin, and…

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The Incredible Benefits of Switching Off Your Phone and Going Outside

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In today’s digital age, it’s increasingly difficult to get away from technology. Many of us are hopelessly addicted to our phones, with research showing that the average person touches their phone 2600 times in a single day. But if you want to be your best and most motivated self, this habit could be more of a problem than you think.
The Problem with Excessive Screen Time
All this staring at screens is not doing our mental health, productivity, or focus levels any good. In fact, 73% of people believe that their smartphones increase their stress levels.  It’s also pretty obvious that phones are incredibly distracting – it’s all too tempting to stop what you’re doing to get the instant gratification of scrolling through…

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Can You Change How You Age?

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Anybody that knows me, knows that I am beyond obsessed with facial serums and potions, forever in the pursuit of the perfect anti-aging combination. While at first, I was interested in professional opinions and reviews by friends and colleagues, over the last few years my fascination has led me into a place that I never saw coming. I have gone from the obvious — How do I make my skin/face look younger? — to a conversation about actually creating a longer, healthier life, from the inside out.
In other words, what if I had significantly more control over my entire aging process in general?
As I began to dig deeper into this idea, I discovered a surprising amount of research and data that is going on right…

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What 31 Women They’d Known Before Freezing Their Eggs

The more information, the better. …

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7 Women’s Health Takeaways From the Midterms

A little progress. A long way to go. …

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3 Easy Tips to a Good Night Sleep

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Good night sleep. The best thing in the world (Second to a nice Cheeseburger on a rainy morning).
According to a 2010 survey, 30 percent of Australians reported experiencing a severe sleeping disorder. Whereas in America, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that one of every four Americans reports not getting enough night sleep. This corresponds with another survey saying that around 60 million Americans are affected by sleep disorder each year.
So, how to sleep better in a high-paced life like the one we`re living today? By following these three simple tips:
Night Sleep Tip #1: Aim to be as relaxed as possible (Seriously)
Keeping a “relaxed” bedtime routine is the core to great night sleep, studies say. According to the National Sleep Foundation, you…

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The Remarkable Effects of Yoga in Restoring Healthy Sleep and Better Quality of Life

You’re reading The Remarkable Effects of Yoga in Restoring Healthy Sleep and Better Quality of Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

The extreme efficacy of Yoga in leading a healthy and happy life is not hidden from people today. In fact, it is being practiced and pursued in an unprecedented manner as people have embraced it wholeheartedly. The recognition of 21st June as the ‘International Yoga Day’ bears testimony to this fact.
What makes yoga such an extraordinary practice that brings transformative changes in one’s life? For thousands of years, yoga has been providing immense health benefits and therefore is being seen as a holistic approach to health. Among other health benefits, clinching evidence show that yoga and meditation improve your ability to rest, relax and get a healthy sleep. A regular practice of yoga and mindfulness restores a sense…

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3 Major Ways to Tackle Stress in Your Life

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Everyone agrees: Stress is terrible. It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night and unable to enjoy your day. Sometimes stress helps us prioritize the things that need doing now, but more often than not, it’s a terrible feeling that sucks the life out of you. At its worst, stress can increase your chances of heart attack, harm your immune system, decrease sexual function, and wreck your digestive system. Stress can come from your work, your personal life, or your environment, and it can manifest in a multitude of (not great) ways.
Battling stress is a part of caring for yourself and your body.  How do you get out from under the crushing weight of stress and get your life back on…

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The Truth About Moms and ‘Beauty’ Sleep

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You’d willingly sacrifice plenty for the sake of your new baby, but one thing you should be more selfish about is your sleep.
While the amount of time you spend snoozing will almost decrease dramatically in the first weeks and months (if not years) of new motherhood, you should try to get as much good rest as you can, and not for the sake of “beauty.” Sleep deprivation is detrimental to your physical health, leaving you more vulnerable to illness and prone to accidents. And it messes with your mental and emotional health: One of the more troubling side effects of sleep deprivation may be a triggering or worsening of postpartum depression or anxiety, as well as other mood disorders.
It doesn’t have to be that…

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Listen To Your Gut – What Stress Is Doing To Your Digestive Health

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Stress can wreak havoc on your digestive system, with common—and uncommonly uncomfortable—symptoms including stomach-ache, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, nausea and acid indigestion.
Left unchecked, stress can lead to serious gastrointestinal issues. Chronic upset and anxiety may also exacerbate pre-existing ailments like celiac and Crohn’s diseases, stomach ulcers and inflammatory bowel disease.
The State Of The Stomach
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, insisted “all disease comes from the gut.” More than 2,000 years later, scientists and physicians continue to learn more about gastrointestinal health. As they do, it becomes clear just how strong the correlation is between belly and brain.
It should come as little surprise. After all, this connection can be heard throughout our…

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These Online Yoga Videos Can Save You a Trip to the Studio

Get your sweat on from the comfort of your own home. …

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How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness

You’re reading How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

My name is Ally Golden and I wrote my memoir, A Good Soldier, about my relationship with my mother, who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Because of her disease, my mother and I never had a normal relationship. The love she gave was never without strings attached. Her affections depended on the amount of attention I paid to her and her mood on the given day. Our relationship was not all bad, I know what characterizes a good mom from her good moments: comforting me through the injustices of middle school friendships and advocating on my behalf to choral instructors. However, the intermittent tastes of good parenting only left me wanting more. For most of my life, I have…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Food

You’re reading The Connection Between Mental Health and Food, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

For people who struggle with mental illness, food can have all sorts of positive and negative meanings. Certain foods can help or hinder maintaining a healthy emotional state, others can trigger unhealthy spirals: They can contribute to specific mental health issues that can cause dramatic changes in eating habits — which can further exacerbate those psychological problems.
It’s important to mention that food alone doesn’t fix mental health issues, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you something. However it’s an extremely important part of our daily lives that affects mood, energy, and gut chemistry, and it’s often involved with triggers or symptoms related to mental illness. So as a potent method of self-care, mental health maintenance, and healing over time, food…

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7 Little-Known Benefits of CBD Oil

You’re reading 7 Little-Known Benefits of CBD Oil, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Cannabidiol is gaining worldwide popularity as a natural remedy for many problems. Although people keep finding out about its benefits, you barely hear cases it’s being used in.
CBD is one of the compounds that can be found in marijuana. Its benefits, among others, are offering relief for pain, anxiety, insomnia, and diabetes. It’s also proven to kill cancer cells, thus becoming a good ally in the fight against cancer.
However, besides these known powers that CBD oil has, there are some lesser known benefits. Let’s explore them together.

CBD Is Good Against Epileptic Seizures

CBD oil could be effective in the treatment of epilepsy. Some research backs up the fact that children’s seizure frequency decreases when undergoing a CBD oil treatment. Apparently, children could also sleep better and had…

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How To Combat Addiction With Your Mind

You’re reading How To Combat Addiction With Your Mind, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

When people hear that I use hypnotherapy to combat addiction, their minds bring up a host of misconceptions. Associations formed via old school hypnotist shows – with a lot of hand waving and volunteers acting like monkeys – are difficult to avoid. Something that was presented to the general public as a cheap novelty is tough to take seriously.
On the other hand, those who do take it seriously sometimes put too much stock in it. They may believe that a few hypnotherapy sessions will eliminate any unhealthy urges, as if a switch has been flipped in the brain and taped down.
The reality of course is very different. Hypnotherapy works for one reason: the incredible power of the mind. Your mind. Hypnotherapy can help train your…

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Toxins In The Home: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

You’re reading Toxins In The Home: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, and 91% of incidents occur in our very own homes. Unintentional poisoning can occur in a number of ways, potentially harming our health as well as our loved ones. In an effort to reduce the number of households affected, it’s important to understand where common toxic products might be lurking and how to create a safe and healthy space for your family.
In Your Air
Many households depend on pesticides to protect their property from unwanted vermin without realizing the consequences that can unfold. Harsh chemicals like these can be life-threatening when people are exposed to them for long periods of time, but you can avoid them by simply maintaining…

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New Research Reveals That Stress Kills More People Than A Car Accident

You’re reading New Research Reveals That Stress Kills More People Than A Car Accident, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Do you know that stress kills more people than car accidents? Wait! You said what??
A study reveals that seven people die from stress every two seconds, and car accident statistics show that one person dies due to a car accident every 12 minute. How incredible.
Although, a lot of people know the harmful effect of stress on human health, they rarely give consideration or take measures to prevent it. They often get engaged with their overwhelming day-to-day schedules, worrying too much concerning work issues — forgetting that only a healthy being can be productive.
Little wonder why the World Health Organization has called stress “the health epidemic of the 21st century.”
However, everything is not just about working; working in a good state…

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6 Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

You’re reading 6 Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

I started doing intermittent fasting five years ago after doctors told me to quit the gym for a year. I had injured my abs and back, and doctors advised me not to exercise, not even do cardio, till I`m fully recovered.
Things went down from there since all I was doing, besides work, was eat anything I can get my hands on (I`m a foodie, or that`s how I used to think of myself.) I gained 50 pounds in no time, and I had to find a way to control my appetite and lose the extra weight without breaking a sweat.
Thankfully, I found out about intermittent fasting in a book (God I love reading), and it`s been changing my life since then. I`ve lost all the extra…

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The Innerer Schweinehund – Protect your Lifetime

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A Dangerous Parasite
There is an underestimated yet amazingly dangerous parasite around. Here in Germany, we call it “Innerer Schweinehund” [ˈɪnərrɐ ˈʃvaɪ̯nhʊnt]. People all over the world are infected, some of them know it, but most of them do not. Once infected, it is hard to get rid of it.
The Innerer Schweinehund is especially harmful when diagnosed too late. In the worst case, you only recognize it on your deathbed.
The good news is, there is a cure.
Symptoms
The Innerer Schweinehund attacks and slowly swallows an important part of you – your lifetime. That does not necessarily mean it is lethal. You can grow quite old with it. After all, it is causing an unfulfilled life – a life with lots of regrets – regrets about the dreams…

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Sex Burns and Sanitary Towels: Exercise with Crilly

I did some exercise yesterday and thus ended the fitness dry spell I’ve been enjoying for well over half a decade. I can account for around three years of that dry spell (pregnancy, new baby, pregnancy, new baby) but I’m not quite sure what I was doing for the years at either end. I think…
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How to Kick Procrastination and Get Sh*t Done in Five Seconds

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“I’m too lazy to change.” I’ve heard clients say this a lot.
My clients get down on themselves when they don’t look for new jobs or start the projects. They wonder if they’re doomed to procrastinate forever. I can get caught in nasty loops of negative self-talk when I see myself as lazy. And calling myself lazy just makes me lazier. The same pattern happens for my clients. My first step to getting out of the funk of procrastination is to know that the obstacle to getting myself into gear isn’t laziness or procrastination, it’s anxiety.
There is one specific way I’ve seen anxiety obstruct forward movement in my life and the lives of clients. I am talking about about the Catch-22 Paradigm.
The…

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How To Eat Healthy on a Budget

You’re reading How To Eat Healthy on a Budget, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Most people really do want to eat healthy, but feel like it’s cost prohibitive. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to maintain a healthy diet without putting strain on your wallet. Here’s how to keep your kitchen stocked with satisfying and nutritious foods:
1. Never set out without a plan.
One of the quickest ways to over-spend at the grocery store is by going there without any idea of what you want to buy. You’ll end up tossing anything and everything in your cart, only to find that you’ve added too many unhealthy snacks. Plus, you’ll spend a lot more than you intended to. Always make a list before heading to the market.
2. Stick with seasonal foods.
When fruits and veggies are in season, they’re less expensive…

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9 Must-Have Products For Busy Entrepreneurs (Without Breaking the Bank)

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We get it.
There never seems to be enough time in the day. There’s always more tasks being added to your to-do list, and more fires to put out.
The life of an entrepreneur is certainly not as sexy as the media portrays it to be. It’s a daily grind that comes with amazing highs, and certainly its lows.
That’s why it’s crucial for busy entrepreneurs to seek out any products or services that can potentially help you save time, and be more effective.
I’m not talking about business tools that are directly related to your business. In my opinion, the best performing entrepreneurs have to do 3 things in order of priority:
1. Take care of yourself: Being a leader in your industry requires thinking about your…

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7 Straightforward Ways to Strengthen Your Prefrontal Cortex (hint the most important part of the brain!)

You’re reading 7 Straightforward Ways to Strengthen Your Prefrontal Cortex (hint the most important part of the brain!), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

If someone asked you to describe the defining characteristics of “human being”, you would most likely talk about how we can speak, walk upright, have opposable thumbs, etc…
All of that stuff is great. But you know what the most defining characteristic is?
The ability to choose.
What is the Prefrontal Cortex?
We are the only animal on the planet that possesses a rational, conscious mind. This has been responsible for the growth of our civilization over the ages.
The prefrontal cortex is the seat of this rationality and without it, we would only act on instinct.
It’s called the “executive portion” of the brain. Our prefrontal cortex is responsible for logic, reason, willpower, creativity, decision-making problem solving, and best of all…

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