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Month: July 2017

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who speak two languages, may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages. Cuddling has the same effect on your brain as taking painkillers.   Your mind spends about 70% of it’s time replaying memories and creating scenarios. When a person becomes more likeable because they are clumsy or make mistakes, it’s called the “Pratfall Effect.” Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

This Mineral Fights Depression — And It Is Cheaper And Safer Than Drugs

This Mineral Fights Depression — And It Is Cheaper And Safer Than Drugs

The supplement starts to take effect after only two weeks, the researchers found. Over-the-counter magnesium is a safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate depression, a new study suggests. The mineral magnesium has already been linked to lower inflammation and improvements in depression. Now a new randomised controlled trial has tested the effects of magnesium chloride supplements compared with no treatment. For the research, half of 126 people with mild to moderate depression were given 248mg of magnesium…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning every night, there’s some bad news. Your brain could be in big trouble! And you thought getting your recommended seven to nine hours of zzz’s was the only thing you needed to worry about. Oddly enough, there are some pretty scary side effects to sleep loss, all around. (By the way, getting too much sleep could be bad for your health, too.) A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigated how the brain responds…

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This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function

This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function

Eating blueberries could help improve memory and cognitive function, a new study finds. Researchers recruited 47 older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Some of them had the equivalent of a cup of blueberries in powder form each day for 16 weeks. Others had a placebo powder. Professor Robert Krikorian, who led the research, explained the results: “There was improvement in cognitive performance and brain function in those who had the blueberry powder compared with those who took the placebo. The…

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Why You May Want to Limit Refined Carbs In Your Diet

Why You May Want to Limit Refined Carbs In Your Diet

93 percent of North Americans eat too many refined grains, while only 7 percent eat enough whole grains in their diets. Refined grains do contain a substantial amount of starchy, or complex, carbohydrates, and they can provide the body with energy needed for exercise and for daily activities of living. However, if you are trying to eat a healthier diet, it is best to limit your intake of these refined foods. What is a Refined Carbohydrate? Refined carbohydrates are plant-based…

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Drinking More Coffee Leads To A Longer Life, Two Studies Say

Drinking More Coffee Leads To A Longer Life, Two Studies Say

Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday. The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee’s health effects. One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person’s risk of mortality. The second study was more novel, as it focused on non-white populations. After surveying over 185,000…

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How To Sleep Well: Fill Your Life With Purpose, Study Says

How To Sleep Well: Fill Your Life With Purpose, Study Says

Though we may constantly feel tired, sleeping isn’t always easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that one in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep. This can lead to a host of health problems, and more and more Americans are resorting to sleeping pills to ensure they’re able to get a good night’s rest. The American College of Physicians has recommended against using prescription drugs to treat insomnia, if possible, and now there may be hope…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

It takes your brain approximately 90 seconds to decide whether or not you like someone. Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together. Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Psychologists Explain How to Stay Calm In An Argument

Psychologists Explain How to Stay Calm In An Argument

“Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our (world), we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.” – Diane Musho-Hamilton Emotional intelligence (“E.I.”) is defined as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” A low E.I. generally leads to…

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Skimping On Sleep In Childhood Could Speed Up Cellular Aging

Skimping On Sleep In Childhood Could Speed Up Cellular Aging

New U.S. research has found that children who sleep less appear to age faster at the cellular level – a process which can have a negative effect on health later in life. Previous smaller studies on adults have already suggested that sleep might be linked to a shortening of telomeres – the protective “caps” at the end of our chromosomes. Telomeres naturally get shorter as we age, every time our cells divide. However, certain lifestyle factors such as lack of…

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