Some amazing TED Talks on Happiness

We just cannot hear enough about it! Next to good health happiness is the most important thing in life. These videos might inspire you or even help help you in achieving happiness…

Aimee Mullins – The Opportunity of Adversity

The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.


Barry Schwartz – Using Our Practical Wisdom

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.


Martin Seligman – The New Era of Positive Psychology

Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?


Matthieu Ricard – The Habits of Happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.


Neil Pasricha – The Three A’s of Awesome

Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome. (Filmed at TEDxToronto.)


Philip Zimbardo – The Psychology of Time

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.


Rick Warren – A Life of Purpose

Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book’s wild success. He explains his belief that God’s intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.


Videos and descriptions from TED

Grocery list that may help you if you’re interested in eating healthy

You want to eat healthy but don’t know what to put on your Grocery List? Well here is another nice infographic that may help you to pick food to put on your list. It may inspire you to find some nice recipes with these ingredients.

Happy cooking / eating / enjoying…

Clean Eating Grocery Shopping List Infographic

Grocery list that may help you if you’re interested in eating healthy


Source: ChangeInSeconds

10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for

An easy way to remember for which parts of your body some foods are good – just look closely at them:

Here a list of 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for and some links to more information why they are good for these body parts…enjoy reading/eating

1. Carrot: Eye

Carrot is rich in carotene. Scientific research has shown that, the large number of carotene contained in carrot can promote human blood flow to the eyes, so as to help protect eyesight and make the eyes look brighter.


2. Walnut: Brain

Walnut is like a miniature brain. At present, it has been found out that walnut contains more than thirty-six kinds of neurotransmitters, which can help develop the function of the brain.


3. Celery: Bone

Celery contains 23% of sodium, which can strengthen the bones of human body.


4. Avocados: Uterus

Avocado can protect the health of women’s uterus and cervix uterus. Research has shown that, if women eat one avocado every week, it can balance the level of estrogen in their body, reduce the excessive weight after childbirth, as well as prevent cervical cancer.


5. Clams: Testicles

Clam contains a lot of nucleic acid, which is an indispensable substance for the production of genetic factor and sperm.


6. Grapefruit: Breast

Orange contains a large number of antioxidants, which is the most abundant in all the fruits. In addition, it contains more than 170 different kinds of plant chemical compositions. These chemical substances can alleviate the symptoms of mammary gland hyperplasia. As a result, orange is really the best fruit which is beneficial to the health of breast.

7. Tomato: Heart

Tomato is rich in lycopene. The experiment has proved that lycopene has the effect of reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. As a result, the patients who suffer from high cholesterol can eat more tomatoes in daily diets.


8. Red Wine: Blood

Red wine can promote blood circulation and soften blood vessels.


9. Ginger: Stomach

The capsaicin contained in ginger can stimulate the production of bile, thus speeding up the digestion of fat. In addition, ginger contains a lot of enzymes, which can speed up the decomposition of the protein in the body, so it can promote the digestion of oil and fatty food.


10. Sweet Potatoes: Pancreas

Sweet potato looks like human pancreas. In fact, it is really very beneficial to the health of pancreas. Research has found out that sweet potato can balance the glycemic index of the patients who suffer from diabetes.


List & Pictures Source: Womansday
Text Source: LookChem

Another great Food-Infographic including tips on food storage

Healthy living is very much related to healthy food and the preparation of it. This nice infographic can help you in your Kitchen.

Next to metric conversions it contains cooking times, storage tips and other interesting info…

Kitchen-Cheat-Sheet

Found on: DailyInfographic