Social Anxiety and Social Phobia

Social anxiety or social phobia is among the problems which many people in our society suffer from.  Fearing being judged by other people is debilitating and can be a learned behaviour.  It is sometimes passed down from a parent or caregiver who was socially anxious or socially awkward. Lieb, Wittchen, Hofler, Fuetsch, Stein and Merikangas (2000) f [Read More…]

Slow Wave sleep affects Memory Accuracy and Strength

By Amy Taylor on April 16, 2014

The sense of smell is one of the first things to fail in neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and schizophrenia. In the new study, researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre have found that memory of specific odours depends on the ability of the brain to learn, process and recall accurately and effective [Read More…]

Recovering from Betrayal

By Sharon Moore on April 16, 2014

He slept with my best friend. He chose someone else’s over me. She lied about where the money went. She didn’t defend me. She changed and doesn’t care about me anymore. Being betrayed is one of the most painful things we can experience in life. Discovering that someone we trust has deeply hurt us inflicts a very deep wound that often [Read More…]

7 Ways to Rev Your Metabolism (and Burn More Calories)

By Rebecca Lewis on April 16, 2014

Fat loss begins with a healthy metabolism. The great news is that you don’t need to buy expensive pills to rev your metabolism. There are simple, inexpensive yet better solutions that you can count on! Here they are. Snack smart. Eating small meals often is a better way to rev your metabolism than eating large meals several hours in between. Havi [Read More…]

Not-So-Good Caffeine Facts You Should Know

By Sharon Moore on April 15, 2014

Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid and a stimulant drug that is widely used today in various products, from fizzy drinks and energy drinks to weight loss pills, supplements and much more. Whilst this natural compound has plenty of health benefits, it comes with worrisome effects too that you should be cautious about. Here are some [Read More…]

8 Unexpected Ways LOVE Makes Life So Much Better

By Amy Taylor on April 15, 2014

Love moves in mysterious ways… So goes a line from a popular song. Love is like an abstract painting. You know it’s beautiful and captivating, but you can’t just find the right words to define it. And many times, you don’t even understand it. One thing you are sure of – it makes you feel good. When your special someone touches [Read More…]

Green Tea Promotes Cognitive Functioning, Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on April 15, 2014

The powerful antioxidants in green tea have been scientifically proven to provide a wide range of health benefits ranging from stronger immunity to cancer prevention. Now, new research found that green tea may also have a beneficial role in enhancing cognitive functions, especially the working memory. Green tea has been widely studied for its role in ca [Read More…]

Paternal Obesity Linked with Higher Autism Risk in Children

By Sharon Moore on April 14, 2014

A new study shows a link between father’s obesity and the risk of autism in children. It found that children with obese fathers may be 53 per cent more likely to develop autism than those whose dads have normal weight. “Previous research has linked a mother’s obesity to her child’s risk for autism, but these studies didn’t [Read More…]

Things that Unexpectedly Makes Us Happy

By Lisa Franchi on April 14, 2014

Happiness – it is something we all chase. Something we all dream of. Something we all pray hard to get. Many people believe that happiness is having huge money in the bank, a fleet of luxurious cars, a new home, several real estate properties, and the like. However – often, the things we expect to make us happy fail to achieve that end. Numerous [Read More…]

7 Healthy Ways to Do with Your Spare Time

By Amy Taylor on April 14, 2014

What do you do when you have spare time? If you’re like most people, you probably spend this moment texting, surfing the web or browsing your newsfeed. Whilst they provide a temporary boost in mood, these activities can bounce back. Too much use of the technology has been widely linked to a host of physical and mental health issues, including anxiety a [Read More…]

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