Light Boosts Cognitive Performance and Alertness, New Study Says

By Amy Taylor on April 17, 2018

Light intensity affects a person’s cognitive function and sense of alertness, a Swiss study reveals. After a series of tests, they found that those who were subjected to a higher light intensity in the afternoon were more alert until early in the evening. In the experiment conducted in the EPFL’s Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LES [Read More…]

Eat More of Healthy Foods by Keeping Them Nearby

By Monica Wilson on April 10, 2018

Most people tend to eat whatever food close to their desk. Research revealed that this is not only because they find it convenient, but also because such food is visible and nearby. But on that particular study, the focus was on sweets and other unhealthy snacks. Would it be true with fruits and vegetables? An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is so t [Read More…]

Gardening for Depression: A Better Way to Fight the Blues

By Rebecca Lewis on April 09, 2018

Good news for sun lovers – the sun is going to shine brighter from Wednesday onwards. Despite the frosty season, weather forecasters said the temperature will reach 25C. It’s going to be a fun-filled week for most people. At the same time, it can be a great time for people suffering from depression to improve their condition through gardenin [Read More…]

8 Tips to Lessen the Stress and Tension during Exam Seasons

By Monica Wilson on April 05, 2018

While May means blossoming trees and fun for most people, it can be a long, agonising time for students. The exam season always bring stress to everyone – parents and students alike. The good news is that there are several ways to minimise the tension and improve chances of scoring high. Below are 8 of them:   1.       Become [Read More…]

Taking a Short Nature Walk is Beneficial for People, Even for those with Clinical Depression

By Lisa Franchi on April 04, 2018

If you’re feeling stressed, down and depressed, you might want to leave your busy world for a while and take some time walking in the woods. Why? According to a new study published in the journal of Affective Disorders, a short trip to the nature can help improve memory and attention rate, even in the case of depressed people. The said study adopted t [Read More…]

Study Finds Chinese Herb Kudzu May Cut Binge Drinking

By Sharon Moore on April 03, 2018

In a study published recently in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers looked at one of the major components of Kudzu – a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and found that it has the ability to lower down alcohol level in the body. Kudzu for Binge Drinking Kudzu is a climbing, trailing vine native to Southeast Asia and Japan. History wise, th [Read More…]

Avoid Emotional Eating If You Want to Lose Weight

The key to losing weight, and keeping it off forever, is not to follow a diet, but rather, a healthy nutrition programme for the rest of your life. Bob Greene writes, in his book Get With The Programme, that if there is a secret to permanent weight loss, it is the complete elimination of emotional eating. Emotional eating occurs when we eat because of somet [Read More…]

Why I love Grayson Perry

By Donald Butler on March 22, 2018

Ok, so the title gives away the punch line somewhat here, but I have to come clean and state that I do indeed, love Grayson Perry. There are several reasons why I do, but interestingly and primarily it isn’t the frocks or hair. It isn’t necessarily the art either funnily enough, although I do like the art very much ( and found it wonderful to vis [Read More…]

Too Much Sugar Can Slow Down Learning and Memory, New Study Says

By Lisa Franchi on March 21, 2018

Previous studies have shown that too much sugar can lead to obesity, diabetes, and problems in the liver. But a new study suggests that it can affect the brain function too. High Fructose Sugar and Brain Function In an experiment on rats, researchers from the University of California found that sugary diet can lead to memory and learning problems. For six [Read More…]

Top 10 Ways Single Parents Can Enhance Their Children’s Happiness And Well-being

By Laurel Nicholson on March 21, 2018

Recent statistics from the EU’s statistical arm have revealed that in Britain, more children are being raised in single-parent families than in many other major European countries, with figures showing as many as one out of five children living with either just mum or dad. Studies have found that children are doubly at risk of developing a mental disor [Read More…]

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