How Your Eyes Create

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how vision works by creating a mathematical model.  This model is the first of its kind that comes closer to explaining the complicated visual system.  Mathematician Lai-Sang Young partnered with fellow mathematician...
Magnesium is such an important part of health, but approximately 2/3 of adults in developed countries, such as the United States and England, are deficient in this mineral.  Magnesium is an “essential nutrient” that is needed for over 300 processes...
Do you prefer your meat to be cultured?  No, not the kind of culture that separates ground beef from filet mignon—we’re talking about the kind of culture that is lab-grown.  Even if it seems like science fiction...

Mind + Body

Add an Rx of Music Post-Heart Attack

If you’ve ever experienced the effects of a heart attack or have known someone who has, you know how much life can...

Skip Carbs for Mental Health

Skip Carbs to Improve Mental Health The growing interest in low-carbohydrate or no-carbohydrate diets has made news for their benefits for physical health, but there...

Supplements to Boost Fitness Goals in 2020

As we head into the first month of the new year, New Year’s resolutions will be at the top of everyone’s lists.  Many...

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

Be Real to Be Happy

They say, “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”  Whether you’re a glass-is-half-full or half-empty personality, people of both...

That Lonely Feeling & Your Brain

If loneliness is just a feeling produced by being physically distant from other human beings, why isn’t it cured by just...

Outgoing or shy? It's Meat vs. Plants

We know there are introverts and extroverts, but could it be that what you eat influences these personality traits?  Scientists believe...

Beat Matching with Drums (Heartbeats, that is)

Music brings people together, but it’s on a whole other level than we were previously aware.  When drummers synchronize keeping on...

FAMILY + SOCIAL

Kids' Brains Need Exercise

Exercise for kids is beneficial for all the obvious reasons, but it may hold greater importance for adolescents.  Physical activity has...

Improving Kids' Confidence in Just 1 Minute

Hunched over desks, keyboards, and screens, the children in our lives have as much exposure to learning bad posture as we...

Ways to Manage Your Dog's Arthritis and latest CBD study

New research is out about CBD and dogs’ arthritis; but for a comprehensive approach, I offer other solutions that don’t include...

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

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...

Fish Oil Fights Air Pollution

Fish oil’s numerous benefits can improve the health of all ages and all genders, but women may be especially thankful for...

Benefits of Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly sounds obscure, but this bee by-product has shown promise as a superfood supplement that doesn’t just benefit the bees...

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

Exercise for kids is beneficial for all the obvious reasons, but it may hold greater importance for adolescents.  Physical activity has...

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

Exercise and Memory

New research has unlocked the mechanisms behind why exercise can improve the memory. Long after the exercise is completed, there are...

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...

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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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...