Glorious Sunshine Here; Is Your Skin Prepared to Face the Sun? - Tips for Using Sunscreen Properly

By Lisa Franchi on May 25, 2012

Over the weekend, we had the hottest temperature at 28C – higher than parts of Australia, South America, Africa, and even the Middle East! And just like every summer, people are rushing to the beaches, grilling barbecues, and sunbathing in parks. While the warm weather brings many of us fun and happiness, the scorching heat does have a downside too par [Read More…]

Is Gambling Really a Form of Addiction?

By Sharon Moore on May 24, 2012

Previous research has considered gambling as a form of addiction but according to a new study by the University of Sydney, it may not be the case. A lot of people believe that gambling is a form of addiction. This condition is also known as compulsive gambling. Compulsive gamblers cannot control their urges even if they know that it’s already hurting [Read More…]

8 Super foods to Boost Weight Loss

By Helen Holmes on May 24, 2012

All fruits, fish, and vegetables are healthy but some are simply greater than the others. If you’re looking to shed excess pounds, you need to pick the foods that will enhance your metabolism and will convert those fats to something usable – like energy. Here are 8 super foods that won’t just work double time to slim you down but will als [Read More…]

Light Boosts Cognitive Performance and Alertness, New Study Says

By Amy Taylor on May 23, 2012

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 May 23, 2012

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…]

Good Grief

As a child I used to wonder why we had the expression ‘Good Grief’, thinking how can the death of a loved one be a good thing? I was reminded by my mother that at age 4 there was the death of my aunt, when told she had died my reply was ‘Who Shot Her’, clearly from the movies my father used to watch old westerns.  My experience [Read More…]

Gardening for Depression: A Better Way to Fight the Blues

By Rebecca Lewis on May 22, 2012

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 gardening. G [Read More…]

Why We Sometimes Ask, What Was Your Relationship with Your Father And Mother Like?

CASE STUDY (Fictitious example) Clare is 42 years old and is seeing a counsellor, she has had a few romantic relationships although she struggles to make them work and ends up ending them. After she is supported in examining what went wrong in each relationship the counsellor asks what her relationship with her parents were like? What was they’re rela [Read More…]

8 Tips to Lessen the Stress and Tension during Exam Seasons

By Monica Wilson on May 21, 2012

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.   &nb [Read More…]

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

By Lisa Franchi on May 18, 2012

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…]

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