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Scheduling In Some Personal Time Is Essential To Individual And Marital Health

Scheduling In Some Personal Time Is Essential To Individual And Marital Health

The fact that men still get more personal time than women is just one reason Dave McGinn thinks we all need to take leisure more seriously The fighting between Gillian Rowinski and her husband went on for years. It was always the same fight, time after time. “I would be doing too many things because I’d be either overcommitted or trying to do too much stuff. He would be relaxing playing a video game or reading a book or having…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You’re chances of dying are greater in the taxi cab on the way to/from an airport than on the actual flight itself. Having excessive body hair is linked to higher intellect.   Honey is the only natural food that is made without destroying any kind of life. A woman will base 55% of her initial impression of a man on his appearance, 38% on his style of speaking, and 7% on what he actually says.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source: @Fact…

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Magic Mushrooms can ‘Reset’ Depressed Brain

Magic Mushrooms can ‘Reset’ Depressed Brain

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can “reset” the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin. Half of patients ceased to be depressed and experienced changes in their brain activity that lasted about five weeks. However, the team at Imperial College London says people should not self-medicate. There has been a series of small studies suggesting psilocybin could have…

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Dna Study Provides Insight Into How To Live Longer

Dna Study Provides Insight Into How To Live Longer

Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people’s lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are – and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their answers by analysing differences in people’s genetic code or DNA. Ultimately they think it will reveal new ways of helping us to live longer. The group used the genetic code of…

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Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Not just parks but also streetside trees and lawns could have health benefits, study suggests Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 biggest cities across the country, from Victoria to St. John’s,…

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You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

You Say Turmeric, I Say Curcumin

Either way, we say healthy Who doesn’t love the flavours and aromas that turmeric imbues our lives with? But we can also thank this delicious spice for some powerful therapeutic properties. Find out what this yellow jewel can do for you. If you’ve eaten curry, you’ve likely consumed turmeric. Not only does this spice lend its flavour and yellow colour to delicious curry dishes; it’s also played an important role in ancient medical practices like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine….

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Child And Teen Obesity Soars Tenfold Worldwide In 40 Years: WHO Report

Child And Teen Obesity Soars Tenfold Worldwide In 40 Years: WHO Report

GENEVA (Reuters) – The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday. Childhood and teen obesity rates have leveled off in the United States, north-western Europe and other rich countries, but remain “unacceptably high” there, researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Over 40 years we have gone from…

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The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits. Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They save time and energy . . . except when they involve grabbing a candy bar from the vending machine every afternoon at 3 p.m. In cases like…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Smelling green apples and bananas can help you lose weight. Deja Vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it’s happened.   Daydreaming is said to help people focus on what they want in life. Crying is good for your health – Flushing unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system and relieving stress.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source: @Fact twitter.com/Fact

Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Let’s do a roll call: who here has been giving themselves a hard time lately? If this is you, it’s time to cut yourself some slack! You may not realize it, but there are countless things you accomplish every day that are absolutely praiseworthy. No, really! If we don’t give ourselves credit for the small stuff, how can we feel comfortable patting on ourselves when we accomplish something massive? The next time you start doubting yourself and your capabilities, reflect…

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