Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life
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Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life

According to former Beckman Institute postdoctoral researchers Michelle Rodrigues and Si On Yoon, there is a tie between female friendship and cortisol response. Their study looked at how age and familiarity with those we interact with impacts a conversation, reviewing the effectiveness and stress responses generated from those conversations. Friendship Health Benefits: What Are Friends…

Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain
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Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience? New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that humans do indeed have a spiritual region in the brain. The study showed that spirituality resides in the periaqueductal grey (known as PAG). This centralized location is also where the brain conditions fear, altruistic behaviors, and unconditional…

Not Having Sex For a Long Time, Are There Side Effects?
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Not Having Sex For a Long Time, Are There Side Effects?

Throughout our lives, nearly all of us will have a sexual encounter with another person. As Individuals, we feel attracted to people of the opposite or the same sex. Friendships occur, and sometimes it will lead to an intimate connection that becomes sexual.  To do so is all perfectly natural, and it is how many…

Do This If You Want A Lasting Relationship

Do This If You Want A Lasting Relationship

Understandably, people always want to know how they can have a good, solid relationship that withstands the test of multiple decades. Researchers dedicate their life’s work to better understanding human psychology in order to help people maintain better relationships. While many studies reveal “good communication,” “common interests,” and “frequent sex” to be “the most important…

How Touching Your Partner Can Make Both Of You Healthier

How Touching Your Partner Can Make Both Of You Healthier

In working with patients of all types of conditions and diagnoses, it’s always comforting to see them hand in hand with their significant other through the thick and thin of it. Not only because I know that they are receiving the support they need, but also because I know that they are benefiting their health…

Not Finding the Right One, Are You Overcorrecting?

Not Finding the Right One, Are You Overcorrecting?

The relationship just ended and he/she was not the right one and you’re so D-O-N-E. The stages of shock, sadness, anger, relief, or whatever you were feeling have come and gone and you’re secretly thinking that you will never date a person who has THAT quality ever again. It doesn’t matter if the relationship was…