How Winnie The Pooh Teaches Us The Importance Of Play
How Winnie The Pooh Teaches Us The Importance Of Play
in Leisure & Creativity by Eleanor Byrne, Manchester Metropolitan University
He is famous for his love of honey, and being a bear of “little brain”. So Winnie the Pooh might be a little surprised…
How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?
How Does Hedonism Affect Your Health?
in Leisure & Creativity by Desirée Kozlowski, Southern Cross University
I think I might be a hedonist. Are you imagining me snorting cocaine through $100 notes, a glass of champagne in one…
The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect: Is It Real?
The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect
in Healing Disciplines by Philip Comella
Placebos have been found, at times, to work nearly as effectively as materialistic treatments. One series of studies…
Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock
Scientists Are Unraveling The Mystery Of Your Body's Clock
in Health & Wellness by Carrie L. Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz
For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on…
Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind
Rich American Seniors Are Getting Healthier, Leaving The Poor Behind
in Health & Wellness by Matthew A. Davis and Kenneth Langa, University of Michigan
The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are…
Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful
Tobacco Smoke Residue That Lingers In Furniture, Curtains And House Dust Can Still Be Harmful
in Environmental Health by Jacqueline Hamilton, University of York
Mice exposed to household fabrics contaminated with third-hand tobacco smoke showed changes in biological markers of…
Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right
Why Some People Have Trouble Telling Left From Right
in Leisure & Creativity by Gerard Gormley, Queen's University Belfast
Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks…
Doctors Need To Tell People They Can Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss
Doctors Need To Tell People They Can Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss
in Diseases & Conditions by Mike Lean, University of Glasgow
What most people don’t know is that with a bit of hard work, it is possible to become non-diabetic again.
Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?
Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?
in Diseases & Conditions by Peter Kevern, Staffordshire University
A succession of surveys by Saga have shown that we are more frightened of developing dementia in old age than any other…
Acupuncture Could Ease Trouble Swallowing As Well As Pain
Acupuncture Could Ease Trouble Swallowing As Well As Pain During Surgery
in Healing Disciplines by Jamie Williams-UNC-Chapel Hill
New research suggests that acupuncture may help patients suffering from certain esophageal disorders that make…
Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?
Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?
in Healing Diet by James Brown, Aston University
People with extremely high levels of so-called “good cholesterol” have a 65% higher mortality rate than people with…
4 Easy Steps Can Make You A Math Whiz
4 Easy Steps Can Make You A Math Whiz
in Science & Technology by Jennifer Ruef, University of Oregon
What do you think of when you think about mathematics? Many people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is…
How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep
How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep
in Health & Wellness by Deirdre Conroy, University of Michigan
If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either…
You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful Affirmations
You Can Do It! Healing Yourself with Powerful Affirmations
in Healing Disciplines by Robert Bruce
Affirmations are statements of intention that can be used for anything: to attract wealth, for life changes, to find a…
More Cats And Dogs Are Suffering From Chronic Health Conditions Too
More Cats And Dogs Are Suffering From Chronic Health Conditions Too
in Pets & You by Karen Rodham, Staffordshire University
One of the main reasons for the rise of chronic conditions in both humans and domestic animals is that we are all…
New Study Finding Fat Isn't As Bad As Carbs Misses The Point
New Study Finding Fat Isn't As Bad As Carbs Misses The Point
in Healing Diet by Clare Collins, University of Newcastle
A new study has added weight to the debate as to whether fat is better or worse for you than carbohydrates, in terms of…
Do Female Doctors Show More Empathy Than Male Doctors?
Do Female Doctors Show More Empathy Than Male Doctors?
in Healing Disciplines by Jeremy Howick, University of Oxford
Our latest research found that female doctors are better at empathy than male doctors, and this probably makes them…
Eating Oily Fish During Pregnancy Could Prevent Schizophrenia In The Child
Eating Oily Fish During Pregnancy Could Prevent Schizophrenia In The Child
in Healing Diet by David Mazzocchi-Jones, Keele University
Mice that are deprived of an essential fatty acid, called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), during pregnancy, are more likely…
Come to Your Senses by Taking a Spirit Walk
How To Come To Your Senses By Taking A Spirit Walk
in Leisure & Creativity by Tina Welling
I had just been outdoors, but I couldn’t say what the sky looked like, cloudy or clear, or whether birds sang or if I’d…
To Keep Our Brains Young, We Need To Rise To New Challenges
To Keep Our Brains Young, We Need To Rise To New Challenges
in Diseases & Conditions by Alan J Gow, Heriot-Watt University
As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new…
Honoring Hurricanes
Honoring Hurricanes: Relating to and Working with the Weather
in Science & Technology by Nan Moss with David Corbin
by Nan Moss with David Corbin. In the fall of 2003, thirty-five experienced shamanic practitioners gathered together in…
How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based Decisions
How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based Decisions
in Career & Success by Dr. Lee Jampolsky
Life-centered thinking approaches decision-making from an entirely different angle than the ego; instead of making…
Teaching Good Posture and Natural Alignment to Children
Teaching Good Posture and Natural Alignment to Children
in Fitness & Exercise by Kathleen Porter.
Many of us know that our children’s posture is a problem. We struggle to know what to do about it, having already…
Puppy Farmed Dogs Show Worse Behavior, Suffer Ill Health And Die Young -- So Adopt, Don't Shop
Puppy Farmed Dogs Show Worse Behavior, Suffer Ill Health And Die Young -- So Adopt, Don't Shop
in Pets & You by Catherine Douglas, Newcastle University
Research using surveys of dog owners, suggests that less responsibly bred dogs – including puppy-farmed dogs and those…
3 Things To Improve Your Mental Well-being In Work
3 Ways To Improve Your Mental Well-Being At Work
in Career & Success by Kate Isherwood, Bangor University
Stress and pressure in work is not the same as at home, so those with mental health issues who are still in work need a…
Sighing: The Reset Button for Our Mind and Emotions
Sighing: The Reset Button for Our Mind and Emotions
in Diseases & Conditions by Donald McCown and Marc S. Micozzi
It is surprising that sighing has not been a topic of empirical psychological research until the twenty-first century.…
The First Ever Flower From 140m Years Ago, Looked Like A Magnolia
All Living Flowers Ultimately Derive From A Single Ancestor 140m Years Ago
in Gardening by Mario Vallejo-Marin, University of Stirling
Although most species of plants on Earth have flowers, the evolutionary origin of flowers themselves are shrouded in…
Scientists Discover How The Brain's Hypothalamus Controls Aging And Manage To Slow It Down
Scientists Discover How The Brain's Hypothalamus Controls Aging And Manage To Slow It Down
in Diseases & Conditions by Richard Faragher, University of Brighton
If you don’t smoke, then your major risk factor for dying is probably your age. That’s because we have nearly…
Parasites Inside Your Body Could Be Protecting You From Disease
Parasites Inside Your Body Could Be Protecting You From Disease
in Health & Wellness by Ben Ashby, University of Bath
It’s fair to say parasites are generally bad for their hosts. Many cause disease and death so, like most species, we…
This Common Pesticide May Cause Lung Problems In Kids
This Common Pesticide May Cause Lung Problems In Kids
in Environmental Health by Brett Israel-University of California, Berkeley
The most heavily used pesticide in California, elemental sulfur, may harm the respiratory health of children who live…
Women Report Feeling Pretty Fantastic After Menopause
Women Report Feeling Pretty Fantastic After Menopause
in Diseases & Conditions by University of Melbourne
Many women get happier in later life, report researchers, particularly in the years between 50 and 70.
Gluten-free Water Shows Absurdity Of Trend In Labeling What's Absent
Gluten-free Water Shows Absurdity Of Trend In Labeling What's Absent
in Food & Nutrition by Brandon McFadden, University of Florida
The food labeling craze coupled with banner headlines about the dangers of gluten, genetically modified organisms…
How To Reduce The Risk Of Cognitive Decline With Age
How To Reduce The Risk Of Cognitive Decline With Age
in Science & Technology by Hayley Wright, Coventry University
Research into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an…
Emotionless Chatbots Are Taking Over Customer Service – And It's Bad News For Consumers
Emotionless Chatbots Are Taking Over Customer Service – And It's Bad News For Consumers
in Career & Success by Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire
Almost any time you need to call your bank, doctor or any other service, you’ll probably be greeted by an automated…
Brain Stimulation Can Boost Creativity – And Maybe Hear Inspirational Voices?
Brain Stimulation Can Boost Creativity – And Maybe Hear Inspirational Voices?
in Leisure & Creativity by Simon McCarthy-Jones, Trinity College Dublin
Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, once said “creativity is just connecting things”. There’s truth in that but…
How To Treat Fungal Nail Infections
How To Treat Fungal Nail Infections
in Diseases & Conditions by Jackson Thomas, University of Canberra; et al.
About 10% of us (including 20% of people over 60 and 50% of people over 70) suffer from fungal nail infections. So why…
The Brain And The Gut Talk To Each Other: How Fixing One Could Help The Other
The Brain And The Gut Talk To Each Other: How Fixing One Could Help The Other
in Diseases & Conditions by Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Deakin University
It’s widely recognized that emotions can directly affect stomach function. The brain communicates with the…
When Life Gets You Down: Turning Coal into Diamonds
When Life Gets You Down: How To Turn Coal into Diamonds
in Career & Success by Craig Meriwether
There are times when life just doesn't go right. You struggle to keep it together but end up disap­pointed, hurt,…
How Intermittent Fasting Could Help Tackle Diabetes
How Intermittent Fasting Could Help Tackle Diabetes
in Healing Diet by Nick Lesica, UCL
Intermittent fasting is currently all the rage. But don’t be fooled: it’s much more than just the latest fad. the…
Why The Concept Of Schizophrenia Is Coming To An End
Why The Concept Of Schizophrenia Is Coming To An End
in Diseases & Conditions by Simon McCarthy-Jones, Trinity College Dublin
The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded…
This Catalyst Clears 99 Percent Of BPA From Water
This Catalyst Clears 99 Percent Of BPA From Water
in Environmental Health by Amy Laird, Carnegie Mellon University
Scientists have developed a method for removing more than 99 percent of bisphenol A (also known as BPA) from water…
Living in All Our Cells: Life Is Waiting for You
Living in All Our Cells: Life Is Waiting for You
in Healing Disciplines by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
"People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think…
The Time of Choice is Here and Now
The Time of Choice: Who Are You? And What Do You Want?
in Science & Technology by Mike Bara
The physics and the astrology say we are going to become even more polarized. We are here, all of us, in this time, to…
Can Low Doses Of Chemicals Affect Your Health?
Can Low Doses Of Chemicals Affect Your Health?
in Environmental Health by Rachel Shaffer, University of Washington
Toxicology’s founding father, Paracelsus, is famous for proclaiming that “the dose makes the poison.”

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