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Facebook May Mess With Your Mood
Saturday, November 16, 2013      11 comments

Good old-fashioned face-to-face time predicted greater subsequent happiness than using Facebook in a study of 82 young adults. Researchers sent them text messages on their smart phones five times a day for two weeks to ask how they felt, wh... Read more
Hot Chocolate For The Brain
Friday, November 15, 2013      15 comments

Here's a reason to enjoy steaming cocoa this fall: Harvard University researchers recruited 60 people, most of whom had high blood pressure, to drink two cups of hot chocolate every day for a month. Almost a third of the participants als... Read more
Love, Honor.........Just Don't Say "Diet."
Thursday, November 14, 2013      13 comments

New research shows that encouraging your significant other to lose weight may do more harm than good. In a survey of almost 1,300 young adults in relationships, women whose partners strongly urged them to lose weight over the prior year were al... Read more
Exercise Can Help You Sleep, But Maybe Not Right Away
Wednesday, November 13, 2013      14 comments

Researchers at Northwestern University analyzed the effects of a four-month aerobic-exercise program on 11 previously sedentary older women with insomnia. Exercising on a particular day didn't necessarily translate into better sleep that ... Read more
New Warning On Tylenol
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      12 comments

Containers of Tylenol now carry a message indicating that the drug contains acetaminophen and that users should "always read the label." More than 78,000 patients go to emergency rooms each year because of overdoses of acetaminophen, a pain... Read more
11 Ways To Help Our Vets and Troops on 11/11
Monday, November 11, 2013      8 comments

1. Upgrade a soldier's helmet. For $35, you can provide a service member cushioning helmet pads to help protect against traumatic brain injury. operation-helmet.org 2. Foster a companion animal Pets for Vets pairs sh... Read more
Three Fast fixes For Diet Derailers
Sunday, November 10, 2013      12 comments

Despite having a good nutrition plan and good intentions, it's easy to get off track. Here are smart fixes to common diet saboteurs: * Let yourself cheat on weekends. Trying to eat healthy 100% of the time is unrealistic, but 80 to 90% ... Read more
Peppers and Parkinson's
Saturday, November 09, 2013      10 comments

Foods that contain nicotine---the same chemical found in cigarettes---might reduce a person's risk of Parkinson's disease, a study in the May Annals of Neurology concluded. Researchers compared the lifetime diets of 486 people newly diagnosed w... Read more
A Few Ways To Fit Physical Activity Into The Workplace
Friday, November 08, 2013      8 comments

Many people feel that their work schedules do not allow them time to become more physically active. But activity can be fit into many workplace situations. For example: * Use your morning commute to get in some extra walking. Park seve... Read more
The Philosophy Of Ambiguity
Thursday, November 07, 2013      7 comments

For those who love the philosophy of ambiguity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of English: One tequila, two tequila, three tequila.........Floor. Atheism is a non-prophet organization. If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do w... Read more
Guilt vs Shame
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      12 comments

Shame is, hands down, the most uncomfortable feeling that any of us can have. And, because it produces continuous amounts of inflammatory chemicals in the body, it is also a health risk. Brene Brown, in her incredible book DARING GREATLY remin... Read more
Pets And Heart Health
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      10 comments

Having a pet might lower your heart disease risk, according to a scientific statement published in May by the American Heart Association. Researchers reviewed studies that looked at pet ownership and cardiovascular risk markers. Compared w... Read more
Good Fairy
Monday, November 04, 2013      10 comments

Forty years of marriage.......... A married couple in their early 60s are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, "For b... Read more
An Incentive To Wear A Pedometer
Sunday, November 03, 2013      10 comments

Saving on out-of-pocket medical expenses was enough to motivate many overweight adults to wear a pedometer and count their daily steps, according to a recent study. More than 6,500 obese members of a large health plan agreed to participate in a... Read more
It Just Hit Me!
Saturday, November 02, 2013      10 comments

* My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. * He has his food prepared for him. * His meals are provided at no cost to him. * He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup, and again during the year, if any medical needs arise. ... Read more

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