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The Type of Probiotic That May Reverse Depression

The Type of Probiotic That May Reverse Depression

The probiotic buffered the body against the damaging effects of stress. Depression has been reversed in mice by feeding them probiotic bacteria, new research reports. Lactobacillus is a type of ‘good’ bacteria found in yogurt, among other foods. The role of the gut microbiome — the bacteria which live in our gut — has become a focus of research interest recently. Dr Alban Gaultier, who led the study, said: “The big hope for this kind of research is that we…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eating bananas, pasta, almonds, grapes, oatmeal, chocolate, watermelon, orange juice, cornflakes, and tuna can help relieve stress. A chicken is 75% water. A Canadian university has built a “Puppy Room” in its campus, where students can go and play with puppies to relieve stress and tension. The average woman absorbs up to 5 pounds of damaging chemicals a year thanks to beauty products.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Your body craves sugary, salty and fatty foods when you’re under a lot of stress. When feeling down, do some cleaning. Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one.   Music is powerful enough to change a person’s perception of the world. Socially anxious people can lessen their anxiety by performing small acts of kindness, a study found. Happy Friday! source: @Fact

10 Ways To Change Your Holiday Outlook And Fend Off Stress

10 Ways To Change Your Holiday Outlook And Fend Off Stress

By drawing on great information available in the latest research, you can change your holiday outlook. The most wonderful time of the year can become anything but: the pressure to find that perfect gift, financial stress and poor health habits all contribute to why the vast majority of people cite the holidays as a very stressful time. By drawing on great information available in the latest research, you can change your holiday outlook. Even better, you can begin to create…

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Does Christmas music turn you into the Grinch?

Does Christmas music turn you into the Grinch?

Does Christmas music put you in the spirit of giving or turn your heart two sizes too small? If you find yourself relating to a hairy, green, holiday-hating beast known as the Grinch when your ears are filled with the sounds of the season, you’re in good company. A 2011 Consumer Reports poll found that almost 25% of Americans picked seasonal music as one of the most dreaded aspects of the holiday season, ranking just behind “seeing certain relatives.” A…

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This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents

During the holiday season, many of us feel pressure to find our loved ones the “perfect” gift. Why? Because gift-giving has long been considered a prime way to express love. However, recent research suggests that gestures don’t need to be large or have a hefty price tag to feel meaningful. The study, published this summer in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, suggests that small acts of kindness, not grand overtures, make people feel most loved and supported. “Our…

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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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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Stressed men tend to find heavier women more attractive. Whitening toothpaste does not whiten more than regular toothpaste.   Cuddling strengthens the frontal lobe of the human brain, the region of the brain responsible for how you react to emotional stress. You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening! source: @faccccct

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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9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

9 Secrets Of The World’s Longest Living People

What is the secret to longevity, and why do some people attain it while others don’t? Is it sheer luck, or are there some key factors at play here? Are we all born with the same potential to live a long and healthy life or is that determined solely by genetics? Interestingly, it seems as though people living in specific regions of the world tend to live longer than those living elsewhere. So, what is it about these specific regions…

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