Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving towards technology-rich, low- and near-zero-energy homes.
Who’s most at risk for pesticide exposure and how can you keep your kids safe?
Sleep paralysis is a type of REM parasomnia or abnormal behavior that takes place during the REM sleep cycle.
There are more incidents of skeletal muscle ruptures that are causing harm in other parts of the body.
Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria, that can be consumed to offer health benefits.
A new approach can help you make the perfect shot of espresso, researchers report.
While edibles may provide a delivery system that provides the intoxicating effects of cannabis while avoiding the risks of smoking, the delayed and variable absorption of cannabis edibles can result in over-consumption and unpredictable results.
A recent study caused arguments among scientists by arguing that the algorithms that power the site don’t help radicalise people by recommending ever more extreme videos, as has been suggested in recent years.
Feng Shui focuses on enhancing the harmony and vitality of your environment. Surrounding yourself with things that lift your spirits and deepen your love for life is a primary goal. Surround yourself with only those items that pass the "I love this!" test. Ch'i is always enhanced by your joy, inspiration, and creativity.
You’re reading this with a cup of coffee in your hand, aren’t you? Coffee is the most popular drink in many parts of the world.
Life expectancy is built up out of many small pieces, one for each age, and demographers can pick those pieces apart.
The globalization of the food chain has resulted in increased complexity and diminished transparency and trust into how and where our foods are grown, harvested, processed and by whom.
Once only used by bodybuilders, more and more people are using sports supplements as a regular part of their health and fitness regime – and the industry is booming worldwide.
Rooms can have a different atmosphere that cannot always be attributed to such things as decor, light, ceiling height, or even good or bad feng shui. Rooms also have an aroma that reflects all that is in, and goes on, there. Another factor is cleanliness. If a place does not feel conducive to good energy flow, it may simply need a good energy cleaning.
Onions are grown and used all over the world, and anyone who has cut into one knows that it can make you cry.
In the last few months, schools all over the country have closed because of outbreaks of norovirus.
Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long?
Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream?
Creating good energy and flow instantly makes a room intriguing and enchanting, but it does more than that. How living spaces are arranged will help you relax and become more creative in manifesting your goals.
You have an identity. Everyone does. You likely don’t recognize it or would struggle to describe it. But it is there, buried deep within your program. Your identity is the aggregation of dozens (if not hundreds) of beliefs about yourself that you have accumulated over the course of your life.
All life on Earth has evolved to cope with a rotating planet which results in the predictable transition between day and night.
Should parents be spoon-feeding babies special pureed baby foods or could they just join in with the family and feed themselves from the very start?
Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in Australia, fuelled by heatwaves and drought, have burned more than 10.7 million hectares, an area larger than Iceland.
In the coming decade we might see radically larger numbers of jobs lost to automation, thanks to advances in machine learning and other technologies.
While many climate solutions require leadership from governments, we also need changes within regular households, which are collectively responsible for 42 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions.
The shortlist for that category is, for the 87th time in 92 ceremonies, all male, and some might say, all rather macho to boot.
Scientists believe that it may be possible to distinguish between two types of age: biological age, a measure of how well the body functions, and chronological age, your age in years.
Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections.
Reading in the back seat can make you feel sick because your eyes and ears are having an argument that your brain is trying to settle!
Globally, on average, women experience the menopause at around the age of 50. But there’s a great deal of variation in this age both within and between countries.
Wearable fitness trackers have less accuracy when used in certain ways.
Biosolids – primarily dead bacteria – from sewage plants are usually dumped into landfills. However, they are rich in nutrients and can potentially be used as fertilizers.
We tend to notice mucus only when it’s abnormal and the sticky fluid is expelled from orifices.
The pressure to fit family and personal commitments into the few hours between getting home and bedtime is arguably the main source of stress today.
Up to 55% of roadside traffic pollution is made of non-exhaust particles, with around 20% of that pollution coming from brake dust.
When it comes to finding a sustainable diet, there are many contradictions. A concept such as food miles can be helpful for figuring out the carbon emissions involved in bringing particular food items to your plate.
Researchers have surveyed more than 2,500 people in the United States and China about their emotional responses to these and thousands of other songs from genres including rock, folk, jazz, classical, marching band, experimental, and heavy metal.
Like a B-movie for a post-Brexit era, consumers in Britain may soon be unwillingly cast in the 2019 blockbuster, Attack of the Chlorine Chickens.
Having seven days in a week has been the case for a very long time, and so people don’t often stop to ask why.
It is sometimes impossible to understand the path of your life, especially when it takes an unexpected turn toward illness, disease, trauma, or loss. You cast about for answers, build stories to explain your new life, and move forward as best you can.
There’s an association between consistent and frequent tea-drinking and significantly fewer depression symptoms in Chinese older adults, according to new research.
Cruise ships, with hundreds, even thousands of people in close quarters, can also be a hotbed of germs.
The average human body temperature in the United States has decreased over the past 157 years, researchers report.
Research shows that the benefits of older people going to exercise groups go beyond self-improvement and provide good value for society,
The roots of the reinvention go back to the early 1980s. Adaptations like the BBC’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Lord of the Rings and NPR/BBC’s Star Wars changed how radio drama was viewed.
Many Australians are reluctant to use sunscreen, even though it’s an important element in preventing the skin cancers that affect about two in three of us at some time in our lives.
There has been a lot of talk in the U.S. about legalizing recreational cannabis, and about cannabis’ potential to help with health issues.
More Americans are using flexible workplace practices – including telecommuting, co-working and off-peak start times – to add flexibility to their lives and eliminate or improve their commute.
Americans still choose to give birth bed-bound, on their backs, with their knees up, legs spread, feet in the air.
With the exception of Google, there has never been a company that has had this many people using its services.
Your Mind tells the body -- even down to the tiniest cell -- what to do. Thoughts held long and intensely enough are actualized in flesh! What thoughts, you wonder? Endless possibilities! but you would do well to ask Self what beliefs have been most creative in your own life...
While most people know they should drink more water, it can be a bit boring. So what about sparkling water as an option to liven things up a bit?
The word “vegan” was invented in 1944 in Leicester, England by Donald Watson and his future wife Dorothy Morgan. That year, Watson and others founded The Vegan Society. Research into the society’s early publications shows that their key focus was arguing for an end to animal exploitation.
The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation.
Smartphones have changed the way we inhabit public space and more specifically, how we fill our time while waiting.
Food allergies have a big impact on people’s quality of life. The stress and worry of having a potentially life-threatening reaction can result in the need for some families to seek help from a psychologist.
Limbani the chimpanzee has about 650,000 Instagram followers. In recent months the account has featured viral photos and videos of the captive young ape playing the guitar, bouncing on a trampoline and wearing a giant banana costume.
You know physical activity is good for you. But, that isn’t always enough to get or keep you moving.
Western science, in its perception of quantitative time, might eventually edge toward a dynamic concept of time (such as the Maya have). Physicists such as Fay Dowker (2018) have started to look for a way out of the concept of fixed time. Dowker says that her teacher Stephen Hawking only touched on the question of whether time really passes.
Assertions about the benefits of CBD often go far beyond what science has shown, according to one expert.
Working people often try to figure out that elusive ingredient that will help them reach their full potential in an organization.
It’s common for people to focus on their health at the start of the year. But few consider the well being of the microbes that live inside the human gut – the microbiome – which are vital to an individual’s good health.
The rise of wearable fitness trackers has increased the number of people monitoring their heart rate, both throughout the day and during exercise.
Product labels offer valuable information to consumers, but manufacturers can misuse them to increase profits.
Some ads can be more than misleading – they can put your health at risk.
One type of therapy that is starting to become more popular is “ecotherapy”; which advocates claim can improve mental and physical wellbeing.
There’s an enourmous variety of sunscreens to choose from. Major supermarkets each sell more than 60 options. And one large pharmacy chain sells more than 100.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? If so, you are participating in a social as well as a personal ritual.
Exercise is not only good for your physical health, it’s good for your mental health, too. Indeed, many people even take up exercise as a way of boosting their mental well-being.
Many desexed family pets are the ideal parents of the next generation of family companions, having demonstrated their ability to fit in with family life.
What’s not to like about gardening? It’s a great way to get outdoors, away from everyday routines, and to exercise your creativity.
A recent UK study showed no significant difference in survival between men who had a single prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
Many of us who walk on this earth have obsessed about money and materialism in such a way that too much negativity and unpleasantness have been the result. We have forgotten that the earth is our temple, our home and our gift, and when we abuse it in this way, we miss the magical and transformational powers of it. Often we want to donate and give back to the earth but...
Debaucherous evening last night? You’re probably dealing with veisalgia right now.
Current scientific evidence supports claims made for intermittent fasting, according to a new review.
A genetic “clock” lets scientists estimate how long extinct creatures lived. Wooly mammoths could expect around 60 years.
Though winter may bring you down, the food you eat can play a significant role in how you feel emotionally, dietitians say.
Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new study suggests for older women, too little hydration may also relate to cognitive performance.
Born after just 23 of the normal 40 weeks of pregnancy, the extremely preterm baby is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and weighs just one and a quarter pounds.
Most people know that the flu can kill. Indeed, the so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million people in 1918 – more than were killed in the first world war.
Before the holidays ruin your wellness plan and make you turn as green as the Grinch, try these 10 ways to help you stay on track and keep your festive spirit.
Like many greats, Lombardi considered coaching a form of teaching and his approach offers vital insights for today’s teachers and students.
Pain is a primary emotion. It has several emotional by-products which may come from it such as anger, jealousy, depression, hatred, and confusion. The types of emotional by-products we feel depends on whether we turn our pain inward or outward...
For most of us, Christmas and its festivities revolve around consuming tasty food and drinks with colleagues, friends and family. Between work Christmas parties, Christmas lunch or dinner, edible presents and New Year’s Eve, it can be an effort not to gain weight.
In the run-up to Christmas we find our to-do lists bloated with added chores: present shopping, card writing, preparing to travel or receive guests. We are bombarded with adverts telling us what to buy and where. We tackle the shopping crowds searching for the perfect gift
Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog.
The illness, which usually starts in adolescence, is difficult to treat. Only around half of those treated recover, so preventing it is really important.
Having a few drinks at Christmas is, for some people, as much a part of the festive tradition as presents, decorations or carols.
Coming from a family of high-strung, addictive, compulsive, and emotionally wounded members, I have thought, studied, and researched mood-enhancing and emotional healing methods all of my life. Learning how to cope with and eradicate certain negative influences and to promote positivity has been at the forefront of my brain since I was a young girl.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of animal communication. You may have even asked an animal communicator to work with your animal, and it’s changed how you think and the way you interact with animals.
More than half of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions resolve to “eat healthier.” If you’re one, you might be confused about the role meat should play in your health.
The first thing to understand about pain is that it’s an emotional response. The signal that the body has been damaged is sent to the brain via the nervous system.
Everything you need to achieve the goals in your life is given to you. The seven-year cycles are a flow, a rhythm. Every seven years there is, within the system, a total change.
The emotion of lassitude might help your body fight off infection by making certain adjustments.
Many foods contain proteins that can set off an oversized immune reaction and one of the fiercest is the humble peanut.
In 1874, science fiction author Jules Verne set out a prescient vision that has inspired governments and entrepreneurs in the 145 years since.
Don’t buy the novelty baby Yoda. Don’t buy that game of toilet golf. Don’t buy the wine flask bra. Just. Don’t.
There are a lot of reasons people don’t exercise, and a lot of misconceptions about exercise.
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, according to a new study which suggests tired nurses may hurt patient care and safety.
Everything is contagious -- not just germs, but good vibes and bad vibes, too. When a person begins laughing hysterically, watch how others laugh or at least smile. When someone is expressing hatred, notice how those in the vicinity tighten their bodies, develop a defensive posture, and maybe clutch another's hand.