Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They travel through your bloodstream to trigger metabolism, growth, reproduction and other processes necessary to sustain life. Your brain sends a signal to these messengers, directing them to enter the bloodstream. A series of glands called the endocrine systemcreates and stores various hormones.
In 1985, the General Social Survey (GSS)results showed the average American had three confidantes, or close friends, with whom they could discuss personal matters. In 2004, the number of people who said they had no confidantes tripled. Americans lost both blood relatives and friends as confidantes, but the greatest number of losses was centered around voluntary friends and neighbors.
The saying “patience is a virtue” applies to all parts of your life, including health, relationships, and business. Remaining calm and waiting for the right moment to do something can save you time and money and bring you a better result than rushing.
Patience benefits all your relationships, at work, at home and with friends and strangers alike. Here are a few ways patience improves your life, and some tips on how to develop it.
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