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9 March 2017
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It’s spring! Streets are full of happy couples and you can almost feel the love that is in the air. And it is a scientific fact that sex, cuddles and kisses not only boost your mood, but also make you healthier. Skeptical? Let’s look into it. Cuddles are a remedy for insomnia Scientists from the

20 January 2017
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What do our personal health analysts do? They search for the causes of your feeling ill, provide support and help you feel better. We often get asked about this profession. So we decided to post a first-person story about it. An insight, so to speak. Interviewee: Ekaterina Zhalyuk You might have talked to her in

15 January 2017
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The beginning of the new year is a time when we look back on the previous year and build plans for the future. For example, 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. And only 9% achieve them. 25% forget about their plans in the first week of January. Do you remember yours? The funny thing

11 January 2017
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At this time of year, when the pre-New Year hustle and bustle and the holidays are over you need to go to work and get back on track. However, many people feel tired and depressed. Do you feel drained too? Here are ways to overcome that. Winter depression symptoms Apathy, sleepiness and inability to concentrate,

26 December 2016
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Office parties, long holidays with friends and family, Christmas and New Year, there are so many events ahead that even health-conscious people allow themselves to drink. How and what do you need to drink to prevent a hangover? What to chase alcohol with, how to sober up quickly and which drinks are better, let’s sort

19 December 2016
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Do you know exactly what you spend your time at work on? You can track your work and see where your time goes using RescueTime. The time tracker will help you find correlations between your wellbeing and productivity. We will tell you how to be more efficient using simple life hacks. Functionality RescueTime is an app for your smartphone

16 December 2016
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Sex is not only about having pleasure but also staying healthy. When you are doing it your body produces a whole cocktail of hormones and neurotransmitters: oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin. That is why you experience a mood boost, you relax and become happier. Obviously, that helps us be more productive and work more efficiently. Besides, regular

5 December 2016
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We continue to post stories about how experiments and data analysis help people improve their lives. This case is about a person who changed his habit of staying up very late by using notifications. The case is taken from Quantified Self, a website for those who want to find their own life hacks based on

3 December 2016
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How do I stay energized? How do I stay in shape every day? You know the obvious answers. They are simple and time-proven and have been confirmed by WHO and those happy 7% with godlike abilities who run marathons, don’t drink alcohol and are always energized. If you are one of them you can skip

28 November 2016
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We continue to bring you stories about how people improve their wellbeing tracking and analyzing their health data.  We have already posted the story about a woman who got happier and lost weight. Today we are going to talk about Mark who boosted his willpower and started doing sports. Mark Leavitt is an engineer and