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12 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Evoking delicious thoughts of an aromatic chai latte in the deep mid-winter, cinnamon is a well-loved, heart warming spice.

Cinnamon has been held in high regard for thousands of years in many different civilizations, not only as a delightfully fragrant cooking ingredient, but also for its medicinal uses.

We take a more detailed look at cinnamon, and why it has been held in such high esteem for so many years.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Is Insomnia Really an Epidemic?

Uncontrollably Awake?

by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Required Sleep to Stay Healthy

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

Easy Yoga for Thyroid and Anti-Aging (Video)

Kiki teaches a Supported Shoulder Stand inversion pose that is accessible for all levels, reversing the body's normal flow of energy and fluids, and bathing all the internal organs to renew and energize. The particular position is also believed to enhance optimal thyroid function.

Easy to do at home, and Kiki explains every step along the way.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Where to Find Wisdom in the Body

by Jill Suttie | Greater Good Science Center

According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective.

Many cultures consider the human heart to be the seat of wisdom. Now scientists are finding some evidence for this, though the reality may be more complicated than it seems.

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This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peer in our award-winning efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public.

How To Eliminate 90% of Heart Disease Risk

What We Believed Then

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

A Tiny Bladder Isn't the Only Reason You're Waking Up In the Night

by Rubin Naiman, PhD | Van Winkle's

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” is about a young regal girl whose sleep is disrupted by a tiny legume tucked beneath a stack of twenty mattresses. Her heightened sensitivity was said to be characteristic of royalty. If so, it may be that we all become royal in our sleep.

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Chlorine Bleach Plants Needlessly Endanger 63 Million Americans

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

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rainbow colorful rolled yoga mats in wooden rack
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Kiki teaches a Supported Shoulder Stand inversion pose that is accessible for all levels, reversing the body's normal flow of energy and fluids, and bathing all the internal organs to renew... read more
black and white of man's hands clutching his chest
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by Jill Suttie | Greater Good Science Center According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective. Many cultures consider the... read more
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