It is in Giving that We Receive: The Benefits and Science of Giving

Let’s talk about giving. Not because Christmas is around the corner but rather because as human beings we are often too concerned about what we want and what we should get in the hope that it’ll make us happier or fulfilled. However, how long-lasting is the pleasure of "getting" something?  Getting things [Read More…]

Happy Foods to Cheer You Up Now (and Make You Healthier Overtime)

By Rebecca Lewis on December 18, 2014

It’s true. Food can be a source of happiness. But there are foods that are only satisfying and pleasurable when you’re eating them. But after the last bite, you will start to feel worse. You feel bloated, sluggish, and worst of all – guilty. Yes, you know what these foods are. They are the sugary, calorie-dense processed foods we tend to st [Read More…]

Scientists Explain Why We Make Bad Food Decisions, Even though We Know it is Bad

By Lisa Franchi on December 18, 2014

Research from the California Institute of Technology found that our ability to exercise self-control in our eating decisions may depend largely on how quickly our brains factor things like taste and healthfulness. For the study, researchers asked 28 student participants who had been fasting for four hours to individually rate 160 foods, on a scale of -2 to [Read More…]

3 Relationship Resolutions You Should Consider this 2015

By Sharon Moore on December 17, 2014

14 days to go and it’s 2015! You probably have listed down your New Year’s resolutions already. Perhaps, they include being more health conscious, losing weight, exercising regularly, being more social and optimistic, thriftier, and so on. The start of the year has always been a good time to start great changes in our life because it makes us rea [Read More…]

Coping Strategies Therapy for Carers of Dementia Patients

By Rebecca Lewis on December 17, 2014

Depression, anxiety and other mental health problems are common among people caring for relatives with dementia. In a new study by Livingston of University College London, researchers suggest a psychological intervention for family carers. They call it STrAtegies for RelaTives (START). The programme involves a coping intervention delivered by psychology gra [Read More…]

8 Foods for Better Sleep

By Amy Taylor on December 17, 2014

If midnight hunger is preventing you from falling asleep, or if you’re just into something to eat before jumping into bed, there are great snacking options that won’t make you feel guilty. Not only that, these foods can actually enhance your sleep! Yes! Cherries New research presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 meeting finds drinking tart [Read More…]

5 Lessons about Success that You Won’t Learn from School

By Sharon Moore on December 16, 2014

Here’s what they always tell us. “Go to school, listen to your teacher, finish college and you will be successful.” Sure, the school prepares us to a better life ahead by teaching us many, many things – from the very basic reading and counting to analysing biological processes, finding the x’s and the y’s, and understandin [Read More…]

Endurance Training Impacts Muscle Epigenetics, Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on December 16, 2014

New research found strong links between these altered epigenetic patterns and the activity in genes controlling improved metabolism and inflammation. The results may have future implications for prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The study by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that long-term endurance training in a stable [Read More…]

Getting Mental Boost without a Caffeine Jolt

By Rebecca Lewis on December 16, 2014

If you’re like most people, you probably depend a lot on coffee or some energy drinks to perk you up when midday drowsiness comes. We all experience that afternoon slump and it really can interfere with our work and cause anxiety and frustration. But too much caffeine may not be good for your health, especially if the caffeinated beverages you sip cont [Read More…]

5 Gifts to Give Yourself this Christmas

By Sharon Moore on December 15, 2014

The holiday season is all about giving thanks and sharing our blessings to others. Christmas and Boxing Day are two of the merriest times of the year because we get the chance to gather with our families and friends, enjoy good food together, and make another life-treasuring memories. It is also a great opportunity to show them how thankful we are that they [Read More…]

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