Talking to Kids is an Effective Way to Keep them from Danger, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on March 28, 2014

One of the most difficult challenges every parent faces each day is how to keep their kids from danger and injury. Most parents try to caution their children by simply saying “Don’t do that!”, “Stop!”, “Be careful”, etc. Some let their kids try stuff so they would learn how to be careful. But could these techniques r [Read More…]

Constipated? Try These Superfoods

By Amy Taylor on March 28, 2014

Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. Whilst it is not usually serious, it can be a concern. Constipation is often caused by a disorder of bowel function rather than a structural problem. It is associated with inadequate water intake, disruption of regular diet or routine (like when we travel), high consumption of dairy [Read More…]

Increase Your Body Image with these 8 Simple Steps

By Lisa Franchi on March 28, 2014

Do you hate many things about your body? Are you not happy with the way you look? Do you ever wish you were somebody else? Do you wish you could be more beautiful like your favourite TV star? When you look at your image in the mirror, do you feel disappointed? If your answer to all these questions is “Yes”, chances are, you have poor body imag [Read More…]

6 Things Productive People Do Differently

By Rebecca Lewis on March 27, 2014

Years of research show that people are much busier nowadays than they were decades ago. And for many of us, multitasking is a way to keep up with the flow and make sure that everything is done accordingly. But then, health experts have figured out something wrong with multitasking. They found that instead of making us productive, it makes us less efficient a [Read More…]

Mentally Challenging Jobs Promote Cognitive Benefits Later in Life

By Amy Taylor on March 27, 2014

Even though mentally tough jobs can trigger stress issues in a person’s life, new research found that it does have cognitive benefits too. The study, which lasted for 18 years, suggests that certain kinds of challenging jobs have the potential to enhance and protect workers’ mental functioning later in life. Researchers analysed 4,182 participan [Read More…]

What to Do When Someone You Love is Chronically Ill

By Lisa Franchi on March 27, 2014

Most of us are very much willing to do everything for the ones we love who are chronically ill, even if that means giving up our job, shifting career, leaving home, and making all sorts of sacrifices. When someone in the family gets sick, we all feel the need to do something – setting aside our personal problems to give them the care and support they n [Read More…]

3 Measures of Success We Often Overlook

By Amy Taylor on March 26, 2014

When you hear the word “success”, what usually comes in your mind? If you’re like most people, you probably would think of a beautiful house, a fleet of stylish cars, expensive dinners, and a well-established career. Success is often associated with money and other earthly possessions. If by the age of 40 you still don’t have a house [Read More…]

How Therapy Can Transform Your Life

By Rebecca Lewis on March 26, 2014

We all go through difficult times. There are days when things aren’t working the way they should, and no matter how hard we try, we just can’t stay positive. Sometimes, our relationship feels frustrating – we feel unloved, uncared for, or taken for granted. There are also moments when we are bombarded with persistent feelings of sadness and [Read More…]

Kids Who Were Lied to are More Likely to Lie Too, Researchers Say

By Sharon Moore on March 26, 2014

Everyone knows that it’s bad to lie. Yet, everyone does. Some even lie all the time. Even parents lie to their children. But what could be the effect of this to kids? According to a new study, children who have been lied to are more likely to lie and cheat as well. Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student psychology at the University of California, [Read More…]

It’s More than Just a Hunch: Understanding Intuition & Using it to Improve Our Lives

By Lisa Franchi on March 25, 2014

Do you believe in the power of intuition? Do you rely on your ‘gut instinct’ in times when you have a very difficult decision to make? Intuition is such a complex cognitive process and often a mysterious one. Pretty much every one of us has experienced a gut feeling – that unconscious feeling that tells us to do something without knowing wh [Read More…]

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