The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List
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The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List

Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor, recently wrote an article reflecting on the nature of happiness. It’s hard, he says, for people to stay happy. Biologically, we are programmed to be in competition with each other, since the people who are doing best are (theoretically) the ones to pass on their dreams. Psychologists Phillip Brickman and…

How Much Water You’re Actually Supposed To Drink Each Day – And Why
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How Much Water You’re Actually Supposed To Drink Each Day – And Why

We’ve all heard the folk wisdom that eight cups of water a day is the magic amount to keep your body going strong. However, just like the human body has different caloric needs, depending on a variety of factors, each body needs a different amount of water to stay functional. Below, we’ll explore hydration and…

Weird Link Discovered Between Physical Attractiveness And The Immune System
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Weird Link Discovered Between Physical Attractiveness And The Immune System

Can you remember when you last felt the most beautiful? Does the face in looking- glass please you? Does any of this matter? A large and recent study has revealed evidence linking physical attractiveness to immune system function. While many questions remain unanswered, the researchers believe their findings indicate that “a relationship between facial attractiveness…

Yoga to Improve Metabolism

Yoga to Improve Metabolism

To lose weight, increasing your metabolism is important. Metabolism is the chemical processes that create energy. They are regulated by the endocrine system. Yoga stimulates and strengthens the endocrine organs which will boost metabolism to burn more and more calories. Twisted Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana) Stand with feet and legs together. Bend knees and sink…

Experts Weigh In On The Best Techniques To Keep Your Stress Levels In Check
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Experts Weigh In On The Best Techniques To Keep Your Stress Levels In Check

The modern world is fast-paced and societal pressures can lead to increased feelings of stress that cause physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress affects everyone and is the body’s normal reaction to warning signs or challenges identified by the central nervous system.  When the body identifies stress, hormones and chemicals are released that trigger the…

Glyphosate Exposure During Pregnancy Changes Baby Girl Hormones
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Glyphosate Exposure During Pregnancy Changes Baby Girl Hormones

Glyphosate is a herbicide (the most widely used herbicide in human history) used to destroy certain plants and grasses, harvest crops, and ripen fruit. Since 1974, at least 18.9 billion pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides have been sprayed worldwide. After introducing genetically modified crops in 1996, glyphosate usage has risen dramatically. (1,6) A new peer-reviewed pilot study on…

Fertility Rate: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Global Crash In Children Being Born
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Fertility Rate: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Global Crash In Children Being Born

According to researchers, the world is experiencing a crash in births. Falling fertility could have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, including shrinking populations that could be halved by the next millennium. (1)  A Look at Fertility Rates Dropping Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found global fertility rates had…

Back Pain 101 Guide

Back Pain 101 Guide

Back pain is a leading cause of disability, sending more people to the doctor than any other ailment.  There is some good news despite the many causes of back pain. Changing your lifestyle to adopt healthy self-care habits can help prevent back pain and support back health. (1)  Types of Back Pain There are two…