Having pets for companionship can benefit your physical and emotional health, but there are some situations which can prevent you from having a furry companion.  Responsibilities, allergies, logistics, and schedules can get in the way of having the addition...
You think you know your right from your left, and your foot from your hand; but a study published by Bielefeld University at the University of Hamburg with New York University challenges the way scientists explain how we know...
These days, it’s all about the switch—we switch to whole wheat breads, we switch to reusable grocery bags, we switch to sustainable products.  Often, we switch from plastic to glass, whether it’s for a baby bottle, our personal water...

Mind + Body

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...

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 it nourishes.  Royal...

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 behind on...

Aging Better Means More Sleep

Wearable devices are very popular, and the insight they can provide into your personal physical activity is unparalleled.  Many people think nothing of continuing...

Heart + Soul

Fighting Anxiety Through Digestion

Ah, the gut microbiome:  everything seems to come back to it, from immune health to mood.  This complex ecosystem hiding out of plain sight...

Why You Can Become What You Read

Have you ever been reading a book and suddenly the lines get blurred between yourself and the character?  You can start to use turns...

Plan Before Bed for Better Sleep

Lying in bed, overthinking and over-planning rarely accomplishes anything but making you over-tired the next day.  It may be better to get those thoughts...

Nature Selfies Put You in Perspective

Have you ever wondered what a selfie can tell you about your mental health?  Taking selfies in nature can reveal a lot about your...

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

A Bite of Sweets can Relieve Fullness

As the holidays approach, many people are planning how they can indulge in their favorite holiday entrees and desserts, or they are deciding to...

Grilling Smarter: Flavor Without Risks

In the U.S., Memorial Day is fast approaching, and we will soon be gathering with our friends and family in remembrance of those who...

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 of the...

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

Why You Should Turn that Zoom Camera Off

With the recent shift to virtual school and telecommuting to work, many people feel that it’s benefiting the environment because we are reducing global...

Reducing Air Pollution *Inside* Your Car by 80%

It may be a no-brainer to avoid standing on the sides of highways during rush-hour or in areas of traffic pollution where the air...

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 products.  Often,...

Fitness

When to Drink Your Coffee to Maximize Fat Loss

Instead of reaching for expensive and complicated pre-workout mixes, you may want to consider just reaching for one of the oldest tricks in the...

The “Popeye” Effect for Lower Limbs

You may first think of protein when it comes to building strong muscles, but compelling evidence from a new study suggests that if you’re...

How Endocannabinoids Improve Memory with Exercise

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of the most intriguing systems of the body.  It is not completely understood yet, but the basic understanding...

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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