Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

It seems unconditional love from a fluffy, drooling canine is one key to a healthier life — as many people already expected. A study of more than 3.4-million people revealed that having a dog in the house is linked to living a longer life. The research, published in Scientific Reports by Uppsala University in Sweden, reviewed a national registry of people aged 40 to 80 for up to 12 years. Just over 13 per cent were dog owners. By evaluating health…

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Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

Drinking Coffee Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Failure And Stroke

U.S. research has suggested yet another health benefit of drinking coffee, finding that it may decrease the risk of developing heart failure or having a stroke. Previous research has already suggested that drinking coffee may also reduce the risk of certain cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and even reduce the risk of mortality. For the new study, the team of researchers gathered data from the long-running Framingham Heart Study, which includes information about what people eat and their cardiovascular…

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Why Adults Should Play, Too

Why Adults Should Play, Too

(CNN)When’s the last time you did something that was so engaging, so much fun, you lost track of time? For some, it’s belting out a karaoke tune. For others, it’s exploring a new city or playing kickball. That’s what mortgage banker Sue Hamilton does for fun. “It brings you back to a little bit of your childhood,” the 41-year-old said. Hamilton plays every week with a team at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. “We all remember playing kickball from PE when we…

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How To Make Your Relationship Stronger

How To Make Your Relationship Stronger

Get to know the power of extrospection. In psychology, introspection has a long history as a key to understanding how the mind works. It was the method advocated by German physiologist Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) who is considered to have founded the first experimental psychology lab. Wundt believed that by gaining insight into his own thought processes, he could gain understanding of the structures that make up our mind. In his Leipzig lab, founded in 1872, he advocated the use of…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

The type of music you listen to can change the way you think. It’s possible for a male to have an erection for up to 3.5 hours while sleeping. An Indian airline only hires female flight attendants because they weigh less, saving up to $500,000 a year in fuel. Graham crackers were invented to stop kids from masturbating.   Happy Friday! source: faccccct

We Have To Roll Back The Tide of Pesticide Use Before It’s Too Late

We Have To Roll Back The Tide of Pesticide Use Before It’s Too Late

An anthropogenic mass extinction is underway that will affect all life on the planet and humans will struggle to survive the phenomenon. So says Rosemary Mason in a 2015 paper in the Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry. Loss of biodiversity is the most urgent of the environmental problems because this type of diversity is critical to ecosystem services and human health. Mason argues that the modern chemical-intensive industrialized system of food and agriculture is the main culprit. New research…

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Sugarless Oatmeal Cookies

Sugarless Oatmeal Cookies

Sugar free / Dairy free / Wheat free / Vegan Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup applesauce 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 1/4 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon   Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir oats, bananas, applesauce, raisins, almond milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a bowl until evenly mixed; drop by the spoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven…

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Is Strep Linked to Scary Kids’ Behavior Disorder?

Is Strep Linked to Scary Kids’ Behavior Disorder?

When Garrett Pohlman was diagnosed with strep throat in 2007, his illness didn’t respond to antibiotics. Then the strange behaviors began. Diana Pohlman says her son, who was 7 years old at the time, had been easygoing up to that point. But he developed severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms overnight. He became paranoid – worrying about things like radiation from the TV and light switches. He had tics and anorexia and started having frequent episodes of rage. “He was…

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Can Green Tea Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Green Tea Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Green tea is touted as an amazing superfood replete with many healing benefits, from its anti-cancer properties to its heart health boosting compounds. So it is no surprise that green tea has been linked with the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. But new research found that it may offer more protection than originally believed. Green tea is high in antioxidants that fight off harmful free radicals. By some estimates the antioxidants found in green tea may be 20 times more potent…

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10 Self Esteem Tips to Feel Proud of Where You Are Right Now

10 Self Esteem Tips to Feel Proud of Where You Are Right Now

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh Everyone needs a boost every once in a while. As much as we like to think that our self-esteem is fine, it always helps to give ourselves little boosts and reminders. If you find that your day-to-day life could use a…

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