TV news reports, internet headlines and social media posts blare violence, disaster and political dissent 24/7. If you're like most people, you spend at least a few hours a day reading these tales of danger and strife. How do news reports and social media affect our mental well-being and spark our anxiety over what may or may not happen i
Diet and exercise are the main lifestyle choices that contribute to good health, but other factors can add or subtract years from your lifespan. Your physical environment can affect your mood and even cause you to become physically sick if it's not maintained properly. A clean, organized home will save you time and money and help you feel better.
Most people perform their daily tasks in a robotic state, doing what they need to do without giving it much thought. Memories of the past and worries about the future take up much of their time, with little attention paid to what they're doing in the moment. When you don't live fully in the present, you miss out on opportunities and possibl
Belligerent, greedy or selfish types may get a lot of attention, but they may not get it for long. Research indicates that good, kind, morally upright people lead longer, healthier lives than their vindictive or evil opposites. This doesn't mean you have to be a “goodie-two shoes” to live a fruitful, happy life. We all have
People seem to be getting ruder everywhere you go these days, from the supermarket and health club to the doctor's office. Tempers can flare even more online, as anyone who has frequented Facebook over the last few years can attest. Is there any cure for this rash of anger and self-absorption? And how can you handle rude people without imitatin
According to the National Institute of Health, 6.7 per cent of American adults, or 16 million people in the U.S., suffer from major depression. Major, or clinical depression, is treated with counseling, lifestyle changes, and/or antidepressant drugs. Sadness and clinical depression are different. We all get the blues from time to time. If you'r
We're lead to believe that eating meat is bad for you, and being a vegetarian or vegan provides innumerable health benefits and helps you live longer. But how true are all the articles about the virtues of a meat-free diet? The History of Vegetarianism Vegetarianism began in ancient India and ancient Greece. (The Greek mathematician Pythagoras
It's so easy to let time to slip away from you. After all, how long have you wanted to clean out the closet, take up tennis, or visit your cousin in Milwaukee? Years, maybe even decades? Procrastination can do more than build up cobwebs in your closet. If you put off exercising, eating whole, fresh foods and getting restful sleep, you're se
In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi , a prescription pill for improving female libido. Sales for the drug have been poor, and the side effects; low blood pressure, fainting, interaction with alcohol, and dizziness make it risky for many patients.
Interval training, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the solution if you don’t have the time or patience for long workouts at the gym. An abbreviated version of your usual workout, it involves a few minutes of high-intensity exercise followed by a few minutes of low-intensity exercise or rest.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
You've heard of Alfalfa sprouts and Brussels Sprouts, but there are dozens of other sprouts you can eat for better health. Edible sprouts offer more nutrition than fully-grown plants, and have gained popularity as an ingredient in salads, sandwiches and main dishes since the 1970s. When a germinated seed starts to grow, a vegetable turns into a