Too Many Wellness Trends? These 5 May Actually Change Your Life

Last year, we witnessed the least original evolution of trends. None of this should be surprising, trends are one way of making sense of our connection in a world of information overload, so it makes sense that many of 2019’s trends were just an evolution of 2018.

Just look: oat milk (almond milk’s cooler cousin), alcoholic seltzers (the younger La Croix), CBD (two mins away from the essential oil aisle), jumpsuits (fine, but Fleabag season 2 is character development from season 1, so actually I stand by this), and even astrology (a natural progression from 2018’s healing crystal trend).

So what’s going to be a big deal in 2020? Frankly it shouldn’t matter, because no body is like another, but there is joy in community and sharing and helping others find relief. So that’s what we, at Greatist, focused on when we curated this list.

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10 Things Not to Say to Your Kids

When I think about all of the phrases, anecdotes, and sayings about the power of the spoken word I am reminded of how I changed my way of communicating with children upon learning Play Therapy principles. I realize that using Play Therapy based language is a learned and practiced skill that requires time and effort, so I thought it would be helpful to share ten commonly used phrases parents say to their kids. I will also give the Play Therapy based alternative with a short explanation of why it is more effective.

1. No (running, hitting, yelling, fill in the verb)!

Kids hear the word “no” far too frequently (Read more about that here). You can always rephrase the sentence from a negative to a positive, which will correct the behavior without sounding critical. Train yourself to say what you want them to do instead of what you don’t. So, you can say “Walk, please” instead of “No running”.

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Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong

Why it’s so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it.

Julia Rohrer wants to create a radical new culture for social scientists. A personality psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Rohrer is trying to get her peers to publicly, willingly admit it when they are wrong.

To do this, she, along with some colleagues, started up something called the Loss of Confidence Project. It’s designed to be an academic safe space for researchers to declare for all to see that they no longer believe in the accuracy of one of their previous findings. The effort recently yielded a paper that includes six admissions of no confidence. And it’s accepting submissions until January 31.

“I do think it’s a cultural issue that people are not willing to admit mistakes,” Rohrer says. “Our broader goal is to gently nudge the whole scientific system and psychology toward a different culture,” where it’s okay, normalized, and expected for researchers to admit past mistakes and not get penalized for it.

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Your brain on gratitude: How a neuroscientist used his research to heal from grief

Neuroscientist Glenn Fox has dedicated his life to studying gratitude — how it improves our resilience, lowers stress, and boosts overall health. He’s an expert on the ability of gratitude to help us through tough times.

But on Thanksgiving in 2013, Fox was feeling anything but grateful. That’s because, just a few days before, he’d lost his mother to ovarian cancer.

The day after, going down to Starbucks for coffee and some pastries, “it was like the most intense experience ever. And I just thought, how am I even going to get through this? How am I even going to order?”

Fox was just months away from completing his Ph.D. on the neural bases of gratitude. He knew from his research how therapeutic gratitude can be — and how it could help him in his long journey recovering from grief. What he didn’t know was how to make that happen on a practical level.

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Alan Watts – Não vivemos em uma sociedade materialista, é muito pior: vivemos na sociedade das aparências

ascensão do consumismo nos fez pensar que vivemos em uma sociedade materialista. Quando nossa felicidade depende do que possuímos e do que somos capazes de comprar, é difícil não pensar que o materialismo tenha se apropriado de nossa cultura. No entanto, o filósofo Alan Watts pensou que a realidade é ainda pior: ele estava convencido de que nossa sociedade não é materialista, mas idolatra as aparências. E a diferença é substancial.

Na sociedade das aparências, a essência se perde

“Não é correto, muito menos, dizer que a civilização moderna é materialista, se entendermos como materialista a pessoa que ama a matéria. O cérebro moderno não ama matéria, mas as medidas, não os sólidos, mas as superfícies. Beba pela porcentagem de álcool e não pelo ‘corpo’ e pelo sabor do líquido. Construa para oferecer uma fachada impressionante, em vez de fornecer um espaço para viver ” , escreveu Watts.

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El mezcal mexicano, la bebida espirituosa obtenida de la destilación del denominado «arbol de las maravillas», el maguey, es el alcohol más perfecto para consumo humano debido a esta razón.

El presidente de la asociación Pro Cultura de Mezcal y Embajador ante el mundo de este brebaje ancestral Sergio Inurrigarro, declaró que antes de cobrar gran popularidad tanto el mezcal como el tequila, estaban considerados como alcoholes corrientes.

Sin embargo, un instituto en Chicago, Illinois, dedicado a la elaboración de estudios científicos y sensoriales organolépticos sobre alcohol como cervezas, vinos y otros, llegó a la conclusión que es el más puro en todo el mundo.

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Declaran al Mezcal el alcohol más perfecto del mundo para consumo humano


7 dicas para você se tornar um milionário em apenas 1 ano

Confira lições de empreendedores que conquistaram esse feito em 365 dias ou menos

Ganhar o primeiro milhão é um sonho de muita gente. O valor não é gigante, vale dizer. Não é o suficiente, por exemplo, para que alguém pare de trabalhar. No entanto, conquistar esse montante faz com que o detentor desse montante conquiste uma marca muito importante. Tornar-se um milionário é um degrau importante rumo a voos mais altos.

Alguns empreendedores, aliás, conquistaram seu primeiro milhão em um prazo relativamente curto: um ano. Uma reportagem publicada no site da revista “Inc.” compilou o depoimento de pessoas que atingiram essa meta em 365 dias. Ou até menos. No texto, elas listaram os fatores que foram cruciais para chegar a esse resultado:

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Warren Buffett thinks index funds are the best way for everyday investors to grow their money — here’s how you can start

  • Investing is the most powerful tool to build wealth, but it requires stomaching some risk.
  • Thankfully, you don’t have to be a stock-picking genius to grow your money in the markets. In fact, legendary investor Warren Buffett suggests everyday investors stick to low-cost index funds.
  • You can start investing in index funds directly through a mutual fund provider, in your retirement account, or by opening a brokerage account at an online investor like Wealthfront, Betterment, or Ellevest.
  • Buffett is a huge fan of Vanguard, the creator of the index fund, for simple, low-cost, and high-performing options.
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Warren Buffett is one of the most iconic and successful investors of our time. Luckily, he’s an open book when it comes to his sharing his strategy and advice.

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Lavender oil : benefits and uses

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy
  • Beyond its calming fragrance is a host of body-wide benefits, such as helping alleviate insomnia and stress, improving digestion and respiratory disorders and even boosting your hair health
  • Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties

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La mayoría del agua embotellada está contaminada con microplásticos

HISTORIA EN BREVE

  • Las pruebas revelan que el agua embotellada contiene casi el doble de partículas microplásticas por litro que el agua de la llave. Se cree que la contaminación se origina en el proceso de fabricación tanto de las botellas como de las tapas
  • Los investigadores analizaron 259 botellas de 11 marcas populares de agua embotellada con el fin de identificar la presencia de plástico microscópico. En promedio, el agua embotellada analizada contenía 325 piezas de microplástico por litro
  • Solo 17 de las 259 botellas no mostraban evidencia de partículas microplásticas, y ninguna de las marcas demostró consistentemente no tener contaminantes plásticos. El peor transgresor fue Nestlé Pure Life, cuya muestra más contaminada contenía 10 390 partículas por litro
  • En respuesta a estos hallazgos, la Organización Mundial de la Salud se ha comprometido a emprender una revisión de inocuidad con el fin de evaluar los posibles riesgos a corto y largo plazo que conlleva consumir microplásticos en el agua
  • Un informe de la Oficina Gubernamental para la Ciencia del Reino Unido advierte que los desechos plásticos que ensucian los océanos del mundo–el 70 % de los cuales no se biodegrada–se triplicarán para 2025 a menos que se tomen medidas radicales para frenar la contaminación

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