Scientists Discover new ’Sleep Node’ in the Brain that Could Turn Sleep Off and On

By Rebecca Lewis on September 23, 2014

Scientists at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences discovered a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem that tells how we fall into deep sleep. Called "sleep node", this structure appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep. The new study [Read More…]

Overcoming Emptiness

By Lisa Franchi on September 23, 2014

Happiness – it’s not every day that we experience it. Sometimes, what we feel is sadness. Other times, it’s anger, hatred, annoyance, loneliness, and hurt. But there are also times that we feel nothing but emptiness.  Of all the difficult emotions one can experience, feeling empty is one of the most uncomfortable. Emptiness is feel [Read More…]

8 Tips to Enjoy Running More

By Sharon Moore on September 23, 2014

Running is more than a good way to get in shape. More and more studies are showing that it benefits every part of your body, and lifts your mood as well. Research suggests running can raise your levels of good cholesterol and boost your lung function. Furthermore, it can help lower your risk of breast cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, and many other ch [Read More…]

Best Weight Loss Foods

Looking to lose weight? Well then, you might want to make the following super foods a part of your regular diet: Beans Black beans, garbanzo beans and red beans are rich in proteins, fibre and resistant starch which boost metabolism and burn fats. These protein-stuffed pods are very filling and rich in fibre (which takes longer time to digest) so they are [Read More…]

Even a Single Dose of Antidepressant is Enough to Make Dramatic Brain Changes, Researchers Say

By Rebecca Lewis on September 22, 2014

Brain scans taken among people before and after one dose of escitalopram, a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), revealed changes within three hours – new research revealed. “We were not expecting the SSRI to have such a prominent effect on such a short timescale or for the resulting signal to encompass the entire brain,&rdqu [Read More…]

Want to Be More Productive this Week? Avoid These Major Distractions

By Lisa Franchi on September 22, 2014

It’s Monday. Weekend is over. That means more work is coming and there will be less time for leisure. And while some people do experience Monday blues, many are feeling hopeful and positive to start another work week. Today marks a fresh start for a lot of people, especially those who are serious about hitting their goals. But it’s only when w [Read More…]

Ways to Curb Your Junk Food Cravings

By Amy Taylor on September 22, 2014

Feeling bad because after hours of trying to resist it, you just gave in to your junk food cravings? Junk foods don’t only sabotage your weight loss efforts. They also sabotage your health. These processed meals/snacks are jam-packed with artificial sweeteners, preservatives and other chemicals that increase your risk of developing health problems. Tr [Read More…]

7 Limiting Beliefs that Keep You from Reaching Your Dreams

By Amy Taylor on September 19, 2014

Can you still remember what you wanted to become when you were just 6 or 7 years old? If you’re like most kids way back then, you probably have wanted to become a doctor saving lives, a lawyer protecting the rights of others, or a superhero fighting against crimes. The options are endless, and there’s nothing possible. But as you reach the age of [Read More…]

Lifelong Proper Intake of Vitamin E is Crucial, Researchers Say

By Lisa Franchi on September 19, 2014

New research from the Oregon State University suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant. According to the researchers, a lifelong proper intake of vitamin E is important. Meanwhile, some critics have raised unnecessary alarms about excessive [Read More…]

Ways Exercise Makes You Happier

By Rebecca Lewis on September 19, 2014

You know that exercising is good for your body. It keeps you strong, boosts your immune system, and protects you from varying diseases. And most of all – it keeps your weight in check. But did you know that exercising is good for your well-being too? It in fact, it literally makes you happier. Here are the top ways exercising makes you happier. It r [Read More…]

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