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 hope for better times in the new year.  Health has become a priority for everyone...

Best A.M. Coffee Routine

Turning to coffee on an empty stomach after a poor night’s sleep could cause more trouble than help, according to researchers who suggest it’s all in the timing if you’re hoping to get a boost from coffee.                Studying how...
Electronic cigarettes are often hailed as being safer alternatives for nicotine delivery than traditional cigarettes, but we are becoming more and more aware of the hidden dangers of e-cigs.  E-cigs often provide a glamorous alternative to cigarettes and offer...

Mind + Body

From Alzheimer’s to Bipolar to Insomnia:  How blue light-blocking glasses help

You may be surprised to learn that blue light-blocking glasses’ benefits go beyond the traditional applications for computer/screen eye fatigue! Blue light-blocking glasses are...

Desk Jobs and Your Brain

We’ve been hearing it for a long time:  desk jobs increase risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and all things bad due to the extra...

Pumpkin Seed Oil for Bladder Health

You can find pumpkin spice flavoring in just about anything these days, and when we think of pumpkins, many of us focus on pumpkin...

I have 0.2 trillion brain cells—find out how many you have!

I know that, personally, my heart weighs more than my stomach, and that my liver weighs more than my brain.  The gut bacteria in...

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

With Amazon Woot, you can save hundreds on Refurbished Items in all categories!

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

Why Your Body Might Know Best

Do you often try to dismiss your cravings for food and turn towards what is touted as being better for you?  The newest study...

Intermittent Fasting: Not a Win for Belly Fat?

Intermittent fasting is a hot-button topic with people usually staunchly falling into two categories (those who think it’s the best thing since not eating...

Is It Time to Rethink Potatoes?

Potatoes may not seem like a great source of protein, but researchers have released another study hailing potatoes as the next sustainable source of...

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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12 Weeks of Exercise for Your Mood

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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...