Benefits of Black Pepper

Black pepper has been a prized spice for thousands of years, and many health benefits have associated with black pepper.  Most of the studies have focused on the antioxidant properties of black pepper, but a study about to be...
If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise is helpful for people with anxiety, even if it’s chronic.  However, the most benefits came...
Music brings people together, but it’s on a whole other level than we were previously aware.  When drummers synchronize keeping on beats with other drummers, their hearts were in it together—literally.                A recent study from the Bar-Ilan University in...

Mind + Body

Go Nuts for Pecans & Lower Cholesterol

The impact of good cardiovascular health extends to almost every part of the body, but it’s not often easy to achieve.  Along with constantly...

Predictors of Dementia: in Bills?

This week, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a predictor for dementia can go back as far as 7 years before diagnosis—in the form of...

Lemon Essential Oil

The refreshing smell of lemons may be one of the most recognizable scents and yet is one of the most under-utilized essential oils.  Lemons...

Dust Mites & Your Immune System

Have you ever wondered what either groups you together or separates you from allergy sufferers?  In the case of indoor dust mite allergies and...

Heart + Soul

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

Social Eating Better for Heart

Eating socially is an important part of human life, and a gathering with friends, family, or coworkers can bolster the spirits.  Sometimes, though, it’s...

9 Ways to Manage Stress (Besides Meditation!)

Stress management is an important part of being well, but it can often take a backburner to the usual wellness-oriented tips like eating well,...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Do More with Less

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One person's returned item is another person's treasure! Check out the savings on Amazon’s own Woot website offering huge savings and deals across all categories!

Nutrients + Diet

The Science Behind Cold Brew Coffee

                Whether you choose to drink your coffee cold brewed or hot brewed, the method makes a difference not only in taste but in...

Wine & Cheese Protects Cognition

As the year draws to a close, we are all looking forward to closing the chapter on this year’s challenges and looking forward with...

Why You Should Try a Protein Fast (and How to do it)

Of all the health trends in the past few years abstaining from certain types of calories seems to be the most common. Fasting has...

WORK

MONEY

Are You Biased—to Left Digits?

Value is a tricky concept.  It varies from person to person, the degree of need, availability, and presentation.  We’d like to think that there...

Parenting

As we all spend more time indoors for the approaching winter, an important part of our lives will be focused on keeping our immune...

ENVIRONMENT

How Genes Influence Enjoyment

                It turns out that you can know something is good for you, like spending time outside in nature, but still not be inclined...

Making Icy Roads Safe: for Us & the Land

With winter weather upon us as we head further into December, the familiar sight of road de-icing trucks and snowplows are once again lining...

A Better Bulb for Blue Light

Seeing people wearing amber glasses (meant to help block the harmful effects of the blue light from devices and lightbulbs) has become more commonplace...

Fitness

Why a Massage Gives Greater Muscle Gains

Massages aren’t just for the stressed mind and body. Their benefits can also extend to intentionally stressed muscles.  New research from Harvard suggests that...

Do We Really Need 10K Steps a Day?

Do you often find it hard to hit the 10,000 steps per day that’s been recommended as the best way to keep yourself healthy? ...

Why You Can't Underestimate the Cold During Exercise

Bundling up for winter sports is a no brainer, but how many of us take the same amount of time to dress when we’re...

Spiritual

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

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If you have heartburn or acid reflux, either occasional or chronic, here are 10 supplements you should know about that can help you find...

12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

If you’re feeling anxious, relief may be closer at hand than you think.                 Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found evidence that exercise...

3 Reasons to Try a Goblet Squat

Squats have  gotten a lot of press in recent years because of this exercise’s ability to define shape, but they remain one of the...

3 Ways Activated Charcoal Can Work for You

From it's start as a toxin-binding substance in case of accidental toxicity, activated charcoal has come a long way!  You can now find it...