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Just seeing nature may curb unhealthy cravings

There are so many benefits to being outside in nature. Something as simple as taking a stroll in the woods is good for your mental health, can help you sleep, relax your body and make you feel better. But a…

Why some stress is actually good for you

Stress has measurable and significant physical and mental health impacts (a Yale study found chronic stress can actually shrink your brain), and we hear quite a bit about it, as researchers continue examining its long and short-term influence. They’ve even…

Why do we walk with straight arms but run with our arms bent?

Walk around the room right now and pay attention to your arms. No doubt they’re dangling straight at your sides. But if you were to pick up the pace and start jogging, you’d likely bend your arms at the elbow….

What is fatigability?

The day has barely started and already you’re thinking a nap would be nice. You’re yawning while you walk the dog, can barely focus on your computer screen and have been mainlining caffeine. Why are you always so darn tired?…

Why Monday takes a bite out of Sunday

Is there a single word that motivates us more than “weekend”? It’s like the promise of a sweet hereafter following what seems like a lifetime of toil. It’s the spring in our step that gets bouncier with each passing day…

Which exercise is best at boosting brain power?

What’s your favorite way to sweat? Running? Lifting weights? Cardio? There are lots of ways you can exercise that will benefit your body. A recent study finds that not only is exercise good for your physical health, but it’s good…

Why fake smiles don't always make you happy

Put on a happy face. Let a smile be your umbrella. Turn that frown upside down. Since childhood, we’ve been told that if we slap on a smile, happiness will come. And that doesn’t just come from your mom trying…

Well, here's a good reason to go to bed earlier

If you’re a night owl, you may want to brace yourself — and get ready to adjust your routine. People who stay up late and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning have a higher risk of dying…

How safe are e-cigarettes?

When e-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, they were billed as a safe alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. But since then various studies have found that these e-cigs may not be so harmless after all. Researchers found…

Everything you want to know about Lyme disease

You may want to be a bit more wary when walking in the woods this summer. The rate of Lyme disease cases have been climbing in the last two decades, but you can’t allow the terror of ticks to keep…