life management


Living in the moment will improve your memory, working life and relationships

Living in the moment will improve your memory, working life and relationships

Just two weeks of mindfulness training on how to 'live in the momemt' can significantly improve reading comprehension, memory capacity and the ability to focus. Many psychologists define mindfulness as a state of non-distraction characterised by full engagement with our current task or situat

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7 Ways to Live a Longer Life

7 Ways to Live a Longer Life

Want to live a long life? Forget taking supplements and searching for a fountain of youth. The keys to longevity are probably much closer to home. An eight-decade study started by the late Stanford University psychologist Louis Terman in 1921 revealed some surprising characteristics of those who

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Blind Paralympian who has 23 golds can finally see all his medals...

Blind Paralympian who has 23 golds can finally see all his medals…

He's won more than 50 medals swimming for his country, but Tim Reddish only ever had the pleasure of seeing a handful of them. Diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition at the age of 31, the former Paralympian went totally blind 17 years ago. But thanks to the fitting of a bionic eye, the 55

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Lenses found to 'cure colour-blindness'

Lenses found to ‘cure colour-blindness’

Scientists say they have invented spectacle lenses that cure red-green colour blindness, which affects some women and one in every 10 men. The Oxy-Iso lenses were designed by an American research institute to allow medics to spot bruising and veins that are difficult to see. Tests suggest they

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Smoking ban 'cuts premature births'

Smoking ban ‘cuts premature births’

The theory that public smoking bans cut the number of children born prematurely has been strengthened by new research. The study of 600,000 births found three successive drops in babies born before 37 weeks - each occurring after a phase of a public smoking ban was introduced. There was no such

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To Avoid Injury, Kids, Play For Fun

To Avoid Injury, Kids, Play For Fun

Kids who play more tag and a variety of pick-up games get injured less often than those who focus on a single sport, according to a new study. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Neeru Jayanthi examined the health status of 891 children, including 618 athletes who were being treated for sports injurie

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The little boy who came back from the dead

The little boy who came back from the dead

Sound asleep in bed, his cheeks pink and his hair tousled, little Jago Worrall is the picture of childish health and contentment. ‘When I see him like this, I can almost pretend nothing has happened,’ says his mother Lyn. But when Jago wakes up, the illusion is impossible to sust

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He is the world's happiest man

He is the world’s happiest man

A French genetic scientist may seem like an unusual person to hold the title - but Matthieu Ricard is the world's happiest man, according to researchers. The 66-year-old turned his back on Parisian intellectual life 40 years ago and moved to India to study Buddhism. He is now a close confidante o

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Eat NINE meals a day to cut your cholesterol

Eat NINE meals a day to cut your cholesterol

Eat three square meals a day — that’s what your mother taught you and the experts have largely agreed. In the past there’s been some talk about eating ‘little and often’ to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady, but for most people that seemed a little faddy

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Happiness Is A Choice

Happiness Is A Choice

This may come as a bold statement for many, yet it is the absolute truth. In almost any situation we find ourselves, we can choose to be happy if we want to. Obviously, this is more difficult to do in some situations than in others. For example, if we are in physical pain, it's very difficult to foc

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