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Is Plastic Surgery Good For Your Mental Health?

Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo topic, and it is more common than you might realize. So, why would anyone want to consider this medical procedure? Most people think of plastic surgery as a way to improve their appearance. And while that’s certainly one benefit of plastic surgery, it’s not the only one.

Strengthen Your Well-Being (To Get Out Of That Slump!)

Maintaining a healthy body and mind is critical to living a long, healthy life. If you neglect one, the other will soon follow suit. Unfortunately, our hectic lives make it all too easy to overlook either our physical or mental health. Here are some ways to explore to get out of that slump and return to being your regular self.

8 Travel Tips For Smooth Trips In Retirement

It is never too late to experience the world! Whether you are 18 or 78, it’s nearly always possible for anyone who wants a taste of adventure. The only thing that changes will be how you do it. When you’re 18 years old, you might opt to hop on a plane and figure it out after landing. However, we understand that may be somewhat difficult when

Why Sleep Is So Important For Your Brain

Henry David Thoreau is quoted as saying, “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” I would revise this statement by replacing “happiness” with “sleep”

How To Find A Great Tutor

Many students believe that studying science is a difficult and tedious task. This perception isn’t correct because science is much more exciting than many students realize. Science not only explains how atoms react with one another — that hidden world you cannot see — but also how the world around you — that you can observe — really works.

Shine A Light On Limitless Learning

The human brain has limitless potential. That’s what I realized as I transformed myself from someone who could never pay attention in school and took the college entrance exam three years in a row to someone who successfully completed a degree in clinical pathology.

Kindling Kindness: We Are Geared For Generosity

To be human is to be kind. Selfishness is learned. Scientists from Oxford to UCLA, Michigan and beyond are proving this and that the brain has areas for smiling and empathy, but not cruelty — which is always a disorder. Kindness — throughout human existence, science tells us that this has

Don’t Be SAD: 5 Ways To Manage Wintertime Depression

Up to 20 percent of people across the globe suffer annually from some form of seasonal affective disorder — better known by the acronym SAD — during the fall and winter months. Fortunately, feeling down during these seasons is for the most part manageable. Here are a few ways to stay upbeat

In Love With Love: The Science Of Love Addiction

Have you ever stayed in a bad relationship or repeatedly returned to an ex even when you knew it wasn’t a good idea? When you’re in a committed relationship do you wonder if you’ve chosen the right one? Have you ever fantasized about someone from your past, thinking you should have kept them around?

Is CBD Now A Staple Health Product (Or Lost Trend)?

For the past few years, health websites and bloggers have been talking about cannabidiol (CBD) non-stop. They’ve been discussing the potential health benefits and making plenty of videos about CBD products. Due to all the excitement, many companies have decided to cash in with unique CBD-based products, which include everything

Are You Easy To Anger? What Neuroscience Tells Us

A recent neuroimaging study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science offers a new look at the connection between the emotion of anger and the functional architecture of your brain’s neural networks. This research has now revealed an array of interconnecting brain regions that are all somehow associated with variations

How Is Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosed?

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement. It is a relatively common condition, but it can be difficult to diagnose. Here is some useful information about the different methods that are used to diagnose the disease, its symptoms, and how it is treated.

Stir Of Echoes: Learning Echolocation

In Jess Row’s short story “The Secrets of Bats,” a high school teacher living in Hong Kong recalls one student’s experiment in the dark hallways after school hours, her goal being to see the same way bats see, that is without actually seeing.

7 Common Eye Problems You May Experience

The human eye is extremely sensitive and vulnerable to damage and various diseases. To protect your vision, you should be aware of the signs of serious eye problems, so that you can seek prompt medical care. Maintaining your vision is critical for good health, and regularly seeing your eye doctor is a great way to avoid these common eye problems!

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