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Fed Up - Everything We’ve Been Told About Food and Exercise For The Past 30 Years Is Dead Wrong

FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. The film opened in theaters across the country on May 9th.

"Most people only think they’re healthy eaters, they believe that the reduced fat Oreos are a vast step in the right direction, even if they contain the exact same amount of sugar as regular Oreos. They think that diet sodas are utterly benign. They genuinely believe that they can walk enough steps in the day to burn off the calories in a Taco Bell combo meal. For those people, "Fed Up" could be an eye-opener."
Daniel Fienberg, HITFIX

"The movie that will change the way people think about eating."
USA Today

"Unearths the dirty secret of the American food industry"
The Wrap

"Fed Up is poised to be the Inconvenient Truth of the health movement"
Amy Nicholson, LAWeekly

"Fed Up relays its message with the directness of a well-thrown dart"
Robert Cameron Fowler, Indiewire

"There is a public menace that threatens the children, threatens the future prosperity of the country and threatens you"
Robert Cameron Fowler, Indiewire


What's Really Making You Unhappy? - Aligned Holistics

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I love the Internet. In addition to being an endless source of puppy videos, it’s an outlet that allows us to share ideas with the world. So, being the coach and happiness junkie that I am, I have a Google alert set for the word “happiness.”


Each day my inbox is filled with ideas of happiness that are either material, fleeting, or edible.

Most of our goals in life relate to finding some version of lasting happiness, yet we are conditioned to believe it’s a brief reaction to an event. Whether that be due to our belief in lack, modern psychology’s view of emotions, or our lack of resilience, we are taught that happiness is a goal to pursue. In reality, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a choice.

So how do you choose differently?

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People With Higher IQ’s Are More Likely to Use Illegal Drugs… Why?

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Researchers have found that those with high childhood IQs are more prone to illegal drug use as adults. But what does this correlation really mean?

Two major papers have found a positive correlation between high childhood IQ and adult drug use.

The first was published in 2011 (Intelligence across childhood in relation to illegal drug use in adulthood: 1970 British Cohort Study). The second was published in 2012(Intelligence quotient in childhood and the risk of illegal drug use in middle-age: the 1958 National Child Development Survey). Both were co-authored by James W. White PhD and all of the data for both research papers comes from The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), a research council operating from the Department for Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, at the University of London.


Coffee Reduces Diabetes Risk: Caffeine or Not

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Americans are known to run on coffee. According to Bloomberg, about 83 percent of US adults drink the dark and delicious beverage, and that number is on the rise. But coffee isn’t only good for helping you wake up. On the contrary, even those who choose decaffeinated coffee could be experiencing some significant health benefits from the java. A new study suggests whether you choose regular or decaf, you could be reducing your risk of diabetes.

Researchers with Harvard University, who had their work published in the journal of the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, wanted to determine if both regular and decaf provided the same anti-diabetic benefits. It wasn’t the first study to look at the effects of coffee on diabetes risk, but it was the first to pit decaf and regular against one another for analysis.

The Benefits of the Jujube Berry

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The first image that may jump into your mind when you hear the word “jujube” is that of the chewy colored candy that often gets stuck in your teeth and may have been the culprit of more than a few childhood dental woes. But real jujubes are a 4,000 year-old berry that the ancient Chinese people have been cultivating for centuries.

Your Mind & Body Are Not Separate

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How often do we go about our days feeling things within our body and trying to figure them out yet never really find the answers? We might go to a doctor and explain what’s going on. We might say we have tightness in our shoulders, pain in our knees, constant stomach or abdomen issues or maybe pains in our feet. There’s no doubt that sometimes these things can truly be the result of something we did physically or something we might have eaten etc, but there is also a lot to say about our state of mind and our emotions and how this translates in our physicality.

The Energetics of Conflict - Lauren Hayes

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Conflict with other people is an issue that I hear a lot about in my private practice and also of course something I deal with in my own life – though less and less. Learning how to work our way through conflict is a big part of being human. Whether it’s with a boss, a spouse, an ex or a sibling – relationship conflicts can be incredibly draining and seem never-ending when you are embroiled in them.

Most of us have been taught ways to deal with conflict on an emotional and mental level and how forgiveness is the key to releasing the bitterness and pain for ourselves that comes from most types of conflict (which I know to be true). But what I want to talk about more deeply is the “energetics” of conflict and how to diffuse it.

First – let’s look at the energetic pattern of a conflict between two people who are both actively engaged in it (meaning, both have a strong feeling or idea of how they want the conflict to be resolved). What the energy of this looks like is two people facing each other, both with their energy moving in an outward direction towards each other – clashing in the middle – and creating an immovable ball of energy that does not travel greatly in either direction and requires a HUGE amount of energy from both parties to keep animated.

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Are You Helping or Enabling? - Emotionally Resilient Living

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If you really want help someone in a way that results in the greatest good, show them the way to access their own strength so that they may reach their full potential.

Helping or EnablingWould you agree that lending a helping hand – either by sharing your knowledge and expertise or supporting someone in need is a win/win for those involved?

After all, it’s an act of kindness and consideration that eases the burden of a fellow human and makes you feel good in the process.

What could possibly be wrong about that?!

The answer depends on the underlying motivation for the aid and whether the recipient is better or worse off for our having stepped in on their behalf. Let me clarify that I’m not talking about sinister motives – far from it! Most efforts to help others are undertaken with the very best of intentions. It’s just that without realizing it, the way in which we extend that help can sometimes do more harm than good.

Helping is doing something for someone that they are not capable of doing for themselves. Enabling is doing for someone things that they can and should be doing for themselves. ~ Author Unknown

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Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Cannabis - Waking Times

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The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense.

Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, such as, “Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters.”

Nowadays more than 100 million Americans say they’ve smoke pot, millions use cannabis regularly to treat illnesses and it is as legal as alcohol in two U.S. states. However, it remains illegal under federal law largely due to scare tactics ingrained in our society, which date back even prior to Anslinger.

Today, pot legalization opponents try a little harder to sound reasonable, but their claims don’t do much better than Anslinger’s under scrutiny. Recent studies have picked apart the justifications for criminalizing marijuana. Here are five of the most popular arguments against cannabis legalization that are easily undermined by objective data.

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“I Have 422 Friends But I’m Completely Alone.” This Is One Powerful Message We All Need To See.

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We live in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but that results in us spending more time alone. He has 422 friends, but he's completely alone. Listen: 

"We're surrounded by children, who since they were born, have watched us living like robots, and think it's the norm," might be the most powerful portion of Turk's video. What are we doing to future generations when we insist on occupying them with screens? Thanks to Gary Turk for writing, directing, and producing this reminder to disconnect in order to forge the connections that matter most. Let's do our best to stop this vicious cycle anti-social networking. 


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