The Countdown To Peak Tick Season Is Here

The Countdown To Peak Tick Season Is HereWith spring comes glorious sunshine, warmer weather — and ticks. Ticks and some insect pests can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that may cause disease in humans.

The Dangers Of Your Pet On Pot, Or Even CBD

The Dangers Of Your Pet On Pot, Or Even CBDMy family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts and key chains.

Why See China's Latest Sci-fi Blockbuster The Wandering Earth

Why See China's Latest Sci-fi Blockbuster The Wandering EarthAs China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the moon in January 2019, a science fiction movie was hitting mainland cinemas that could also redefine China’s credentials as a maker of global cinema.

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’s

Study Suggests A Link Between Sleep Disorder And Parkinson’sA large study of more than 1,200 patients provides important predictors of Parkinson’s disease progression, report researchers. Previous research has found close correlation among REM sleep disorder, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and related diseases such as Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy.

How To Increase Your Healing Ability and Heal Yourself

How To Increase Your Healing Ability and Heal YourselfEveryone has the power and the ability to connect with the life energy that brings in healing. You don't need training, though you can certainly learn techniques... If you're wanting to increase your healing ability so that you can use it for your own healing, then it's right there waiting...

Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?

Do You Have A Magnetic Compass In Your Head?Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees, turtles and birds navigate through the world.

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For You

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For YouIt’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to work on an egg”. But in the 1970s the public was advised to avoid eggs because they were linked to high blood cholesterol. The negative press on eggs continued in the 1980s...

How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And Rest

How Driverless Cars Will Free Up Time For Work And RestOne of the most attractive things about driverless cars is their potential to free up the time spent driving from A to B. People travelling by driverless cars will be able to spend their time by working or reading, instead of focused on the road, driving.

Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs

Listen to Your Body: It Knows What It Needs
If you are seeking someone to lead you to physical mastery, seek no further than your own physical body. Look to your ancient tribal cultures, not only in North America, but in South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand. These people know, whether they tell you or not, how to live in harmony.

How Marijuana Is A Lot More Than Just Getting High


Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states as of November 2018. Yet the federal government still insists marijuana has no legal use and is easy to abuse. In the meantime, medical marijuana dispensaries have an increasing...

Connecting With Earth And Her Gifts

The Importance Of Connecting With Earth And Her GiftsThe opportunity to connect to Earth and her gifts in modern times is often waved away as a childish fantasy or an outdated practice, yet the impact of this disconnect is creating huge problems in our environment and mental health. To those who wave away our connectedness with Earth as a fantasy, I offer you an alternative way to consider these practices.

Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)

Feeling SAD? The Ups and Downs of Bright Light Therapy (BLT)In the 1980s, health professionals began to practice bright light therapy (BLT) to treat a chronobiological disorder found mostly in northern countries—seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a form of depression occurring during winter months. Researchers have concluded that SAD is also caused by habits of modern life that lead us to spend most of our days indoors under artificial lighting.

Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence

Why 90% Of Heart Guidelines Aren’t Based On Best Evidence
Less than 10 percent of the treatment recommendations US doctors rely on to manage care for heart patients are based on evidence from multiple large, randomized clinical trials—the gold standard for obtaining scientific data, report researchers.

Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?

Is It Ethical To Genetically Engineer People?
Bioethicist Matthew Liao is open to genetic engineering in theory, but he says he was rather horrified to learn that twin girls had been born in China after a researcher genetically modified their embryos to resist HIV infection.

Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth

Tooth Whitening – Don’t Gamble With Your Teeth
People seem to be hypnotised by the lure of having teeth that are whiter than an Oscars ceremony. Studies show that over half of us are dissatisfied with the colour of our teeth.

What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?

What Is This Thing Called The Immune System?
The immune system is an integral part of our body, keeping us safe from diseases – from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as cancer.

How Plant Based Diets Are Good For Your Immunity

How Plant Based Diets Are Good For Your Immunity

The number of people in Australia who follow vegetarian or plant-based diets is growing rapidly. People might choose to be vegetarian for ethical, cultural or health-related reasons.

Is Winter Good For The Workings Of Your Brain?

 Is Winter Good For The Workings Of Your Brain?
It is that time of the year again. Whilst the Southern Hemisphere is coping with the sweltering heat of the summer, cold is sweeping across the rest of the globe, bringing with it snowfalls, violent winds, and an irresistible desire to spend most of your day curling up in bed.

A Course in Life 101: Learning to Lighten Up and De-Stress

A Course in Life 101: Learning to Lighten Up and De-Stress
'Lighten up' is a popular phrase and for good reason. Most of us have a tendency to take ourselves much too seriously. We fret over everything we do as if we're supposed to be perfect in whatever we attempt. So many of us put ourselves down at the slightest imperfection

How Did Reading And Writing Evolve?

How Reading And Writing Evolved?
The part of the brain that processes visual information, the visual cortex, evolved over the course of millions of years in a world where reading and writing didn’t exist.

Rare Genetic Changes Are Linked To Autism And Other Psychiatric Disorders

Rare Genetic Changes Are Linked To Autism And Other Psychiatric Disorders
In most of the trillion cells that make up our bodies, 23 pairs of chromosomes store the vital strands of DNA needed to make our bodies grow and function properly. But if the amount of genetic material within our cells is a bit too much or too little, then this can potentially interfere with normal development.

Why Sleep Loss Is A Literal Pain

why sleep loss is a literal painNeural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury, research finds. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, help explain the self-perpetuating cycles contributing to the overlapping global epidemics of sleep loss, chronic pain, and even opioid addiction.

Momo Challenge Shows How Even Experts Are Falling For Digital Hoaxes

Momo Challenge Shows How Even Experts Are Falling For Digital Hoaxes“An evil suicide game” was how one newspaper described the “Momo challenge”, a so-called game that supposedly involved children receiving a series of threatening and increasingly dangerous instructions from an anonymous contact on their smartphone.

Is Cultured Meat Better Than Animal Agriculture?

Is Cultured Meat Better Than Animal Agriculture?

The world is in the grips of a food-tech revolution. One of the most compelling new developments is cultured meat, also known as clean, cell-based or slaughter-free meat.

The Surprising Reasons We Love Art

The Surprising Reasons We Love Art
“Why do people love Pierre Bonnard so much?” asks The Guardian’s art critic Adrian Searle in his review of the painter’s current show at London’s Tate Modern.

Learn To Read Your Feet Using Simple Observation Skills

Learn To Read Your Feet Using Simple Observation Skills
It's important to learn to "read" the feet because there are sev­eral physical conditions that need special attention. The signs we observe are the body’s way of telling us something is out of balance. Just like pain, any disorder is a warning signal. Reflexology is not a tool for diagnosis, but with some observation skills, you can discover whether the body is strug­gling and if it is in need of some help.

Are Fish Oil Supplements Overrated?

Are Fish Oil Supplements Overrated?

Soybean oil may be better than fish oil for reducing cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors, according to a new study.

How Your Lungs Are Really Amazing

How Your Lungs Are Really Amazing
Lungs are remarkable organs that continuously achieve amazing feats, which they do so well that we take them for granted, except when their function is diminished.

Savers Aren’t More Patient, Just More Focused

Savers Aren’t More Patient, Just More Focused
When facing a choice between a smaller dollar amount now or more money weeks later, “patient savers” focus immediately on the two dollar amounts, quickly screening out other factors as irrelevant, according to a new study.

Why Your Face Looks The Way It Does

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Is your face long? Wide? Big nose? Small ears? High forehead? It’s our faces that characterise how the world sees us, and how we recognise our close friends and family

The Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease
Whether it be forgetting 20 years of your life or having the same conversation every five minutes only to forget it each time, memory impairment can take a large toll on everyday life.

This Affordable Therapy Works For Depression

This Affordable Therapy Works For Depression
Of the four million prisoners released each year, 23 percent suffer from depression but don’t receive treatment while incarcerated, according to a new study.

Why Zebra's Stripes Are A No Fly Zone For Flies

Why Zebra's Stripes Are A No Fly Zone For Flies
Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual striped pattern.

The Role Of Hormones And Body Weight Explained

The Role Of Hormones And Body Weight Explained
People all over the globe have the perception that being overweight or obese is caused by eating too much junk food, drinking sugary drinks, or not exercising enough.

Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace

Five Body Consciousness Techniques To Attain A Mind At Peace
With the hectic modern lifestyles that most of us experience, there’s an onslaught of good and bad information assaulting our senses all the time. Since the dawn of the digital age, the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds to only eight seconds.

The Advantages Of Using Long-acting Contraceptives

The Advantages Of Using Long-acting Contraceptives

Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These contraceptives offer women long-term, cost-effective, “fit-and-forget” contraception.

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

High-intensity Micro Workouts Vs Traditional Regimes

When it comes to health and fitness, there are rarely any quick fixes. But if you’re struggling to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day, micro workouts might be just the thing you need to start improving your fitness.

What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?

What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?
Planting more flowers is a great idea – but it is difficult to predict which flowers different insects will use the most, and whether enough flowers are being provided for them.

7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin

7 Myths And Truths About Healthy Skin
Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it’s healthy. As an academic dermatologist I frequently hear misleading “facts” that seem to be stubbornly enduring.

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?

How Old Is Too Old To Drive?
When Britain’s Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle on Jan. 17, 2019, many people were surprised that he was still driving at age 97.

Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?

Can Couches And Vinyl Floors Really Make Kids Really Sick?
Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful compounds in their blood or urine than children who live in homes that don’t, according to a new study.

Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path

Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path
As we allow our authentic selves to guide us, trusting our inner vision, our way emerges in bits and pieces. We find the path we're meant to walk in the same way that we walk over rocks to cross a stream, one step at a time. We have to put effort, often for many years, into finding...

Want To Improve Your Mood?

Want To Improve Your Mood?
Worldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family and friends.

Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?

Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30g of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat.

What Causes Most Birth Defects

What Causes Most Birth Defects
The development of a baby, from the time of fertilization through to the moment of birth, is an incredibly complex journey. Most of the time the result is a perfect new baby.

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne
We tell ourselves science is king, but our understanding of the world is shaped through story. We tell stories about the past and call it history. We tell stories about the present and call it news. Our stories about how to act, think, and live are called culture. And our stories about how the natural world works are called science.

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
It is so incredibly easy to get sucked into the illusion that weight loss is all about food. The logical mind thinks, “Why wouldn’t it be? What I eat is causing my weight gain, so this must be about food.” This initiates the quest to try every diet out there, in order to get your body to a place where you feel “good enough.” Confident. Worthy. Desired. Happy.

Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?

Will Going Gluten Free Cause Weight Loss?
Although people have been eating wheat for thousands of years, one third of US adults now shun foods containing wheat in an effort to avoid gluten.

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