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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. ...

by eric on June 13, 2017

Watch this video and learn of the 10 health morning habits that can help you with a stress free day…. ...

by eric on February 11, 2017

In her talk, Leanne will argue that striving for a perfect, skinny appearance is not the answer to obesity. Instead, the focus should be on functional fitness and incorporating exercise in our daily lives for all the benefits it brings, not just weight management. Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, speaker and bestselling author. Born in Dorset, she spent 17 years working in the City of London before suffering burnout and leaving to establish her business and to follow her true purpose, which is...

by eric on January 7, 2017

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness. Julia J Rucklidge, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally from Toronto, she did her training...

by eric on November 19, 2016

“I want you to understand that it is good to feel chilly,” Patrick Rensen says. Though there are different ways to burn calories, Rensen argues there is a fairly straightforward way to achieve this: lower the room temperature. “Activating brown fat to burn 200 kcal per day,” says Rensen, “can translate to about three kilograms of weight loss per year. We are now investigating whether nutritional and pharmacological interventions may be effective as well.” As a Professor of Endocrinology...

by eric on November 18, 2016

How might your life be better with less? Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their 4 million readers as “The Minimalists,” are the executive producers of MINIMALISM, the #1 indie documentary of 2016. They spoke at TEDxFargo about the benefits of letting go and living a meaningful life with less. For more info about The Minimalists visit http://theminimalists.com Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, known to their four million readers as “The Minimalists,” have...

by eric on November 12, 2016

“Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed your mood? Our bellies and brains are physically and biochemically connected in a number of ways, meaning the state of our intestines can alter the way our brains work and behave, giving a whole new meaning to ‘Food for thought’. As a nutritionist, microbiologist and neuroscientist, Ruairi Robertson is passionate about the link between our bellies and brains. His research is examining how our...

by eric on November 10, 2016

Emilie Baltz is a non-traditional creative who works at the intersection of education, design, performance, and the visual arts to create experiences that provoke new connections between the senses. As a personal passion, she uses the eating experience as a lens for cultural reflection and creation, working to reframe, re-question and remind us of the fundamental place food occupies in our lives. Baltz holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Vassar College and an M.I.D from Pratt Institute. She is an...

by eric on September 7, 2016

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Most of us know we should eat better, but we don’t do it. We are increasingly confused over nutrition with so many conflicting views, and we give scarce thought as to how we eat or our relationship with food. We can only bring about real change when we end this confusion and bring the joy back to food. Adopted by the nation as an honorary Aussie, Dr Joanna McMillan’s ever-growing following is the result...

by eric on August 25, 2016

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Environment and health conscious entrepreneurs explain how eating healthy can save the environment as well. This married couple has spent their careers devoted to health, nutrition and the environment, working together as a duo developing many mission-driven organizations. FIU alumni Brian Machovina ’91, MS ’94, and Eileen McHale ’93 are the inventors of Yonanas, a kitchen appliance that turns frozen...

by eric on August 9, 2016