A study published in the November 2019 issue of Neurology identifies a link between the ability to read and the risk of developing dementia.  Despite the perception that developed countries are almost entirely literate, an alarming rate...
What is exercise immunology? I’d never heard of exercise immunology, but its principle makes sense:  exercise boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.  With exercise, the old adage goes “no pain, no gain”; but...
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

9 Easy Ways to Get the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean Diet has been praised for its heart-healthy benefits, stemming out of...

Your Bones and Stress

New research discovers that the fight or flight response is mediated by the skeletal structure. The fight or flight response has been previously categorized...

Brain Waves for Attention

A study appearing in Neuron has determined that you can improve your attention by lowering alpha waves in the brain. 

E-Cigs Damage Brain Stem Cells

Electronic cigarettes are often hailed as being safer alternatives for nicotine delivery than traditional cigarettes, but we are becoming more and more aware of...

Heart + Soul

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us: Compassion Fatigue Reduction Strategies

Watching the suffering or pain of our fellow humans is distressing, but at the root of the distress is an important word: ...

What Makes Us Instantly Happy?

We are human-beings but so often become human-doings in our modern lifestyle.  Without a doubt, sometimes we also become human-buyings and succumb...

Online Therapy for Depression Works

What’s the best next step after you’ve received counseling for symptoms of depression?  New research finds that an at-home, distance-based computer program...

Those Gut Feelings Have Truth

You know that feeling you get when you have a hunch, an intuition, or a “gut” sense about something?  It’s long been...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

What You Gain From Giving Up Facebook, New Study

Could you use an extra hour a day?  How about feeling like your sense of well-being is enhanced?  And what about spending...

How Robotic Pets Can Benefit You & Where to Find Them

Having pets for companionship can benefit your physical and emotional health, but there are some situations which can prevent you from having...

How the Social Media Lens Changes How We View News

Social media has changed the way we think about a lot of things, for better or for worse.  New research about the...

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

Advances in Curcumin

Curcumin’s list of health benefits gets bigger each year, but curcumin has one flaw:  it is poorly absorbed.  Other herbs and supplements...

Paleo Potatoes?

It’s a controversial subject in the Paleo diet community:  to eat, or not to eat, potatoes.  The Paleo diet strives to be a modern version...

Whole Foods Movement Scientifically Backed

Eating less processed foods and more whole foods has been a kingpin in nutritional advice for ages.  We may get tired of hearing about...

WORK

MONEY

6 Reasons to Try a No-Spend Month

Tightening up your monthly budget can be a good goal that can also be part of a fun monthly challenge!  No-Spend Months...

Parenting

Do you have a picky eater in the house?  It can be difficult to introduce new foods to children who are quick...

ENVIRONMENT

What Else Is In Your BPA-free Plastic?

These days, it’s all about the switch—we switch to whole wheat breads, we switch to reusable grocery bags, we switch to sustainable...

Third-hand Smoke Equal to Second-hand Smoke

This past summer, we learned about the effects of thirdhand smoke.  Thirdhand smoke is a term for the toxins that are left...

London’s Microplastic Air

Plastic pollution is an inescapable problem in our modern world.  You may be surprised to learn that plastic does breakdown eventually; but the threat...

Which Humidifier Should You Use?

Did you know that humidity plays a role in virus transmission, and higher levels of humidity can reduce the amount of aerosalized...

Fitness

Your Immune System & Exercise

What is exercise immunology? I’d never heard of exercise immunology, but its principle makes sense:  exercise boosts the immune...

Benefits of Active Rest Positions

Are all resting positions the same?  An article published this month from Kent State University explores how the human body rests, and how...

Why You Shouldn't Rely on Electrolyte Supplements Alone

Before you reach for your electrolyte supplement before a workout, you might want to consider the latest research conducted by Stanford Medicine—which says...

Do Health Apps Know a Little Too Much About You? How to stay safe

Cybersecurity is something we all take seriously, but  what about our beloved health apps and fitness wearables? You may...

Spiritual

Spiritual Retreats Change Neurotransmitters

Is it possible to see what’s happening in the brains of people who are engaged in spiritual practices?  Would their brains give...

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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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...

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There are other ways to track your fitness level besides your heart rate, at exercise and rest, which can help you get a good...

5 Ways to Spot Burnout & Fix It

Burnout is a collection of symptoms that is just as it sounds: nothing left to keep the fire going.  It’s becoming increasingly prevalent (which...

6 Reasons to Try a No-Spend Month

Tightening up your monthly budget can be a good goal that can also be part of a fun monthly challenge!  No-Spend Months...