Feeling SAD: What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

It's normal to experience some "winter blues" in the darker months: many of us feel tired, sleepy, and hungry all the time. However, for some people the problem is very serious - so serious that it is classified as a separate disorder

You are Not Going Crazy – You just Have Brain Fog

These moments happen to us all - a feeling of confusion, inability to concentrate on the task, coming into the room but forgetting what you came there for... If this lasts for days or weeks, though, it is time for a check-up: brain fog can be a serious sign.

Stress Hijacks Immune System to Trigger Diseases

Our immune system is designed to guard our body and protect it against bacteria and other threats. However, in some cases it seems to hurt us too. Besides autoimmune diseases, there is a newly-discovered mechanism that explains why those under psychological stress are prone to illnesses.

How to Make Winter a Time to Remember

If you are one of those who cannot stand winter because of its cold and darkness, you might want to reevaluate this wonderful season. Really, there is a lot to love about winter! And here is why.

How to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Child?

Emotions are an integral part of our life that influences our state of mind, our feelings and even our health. That is why it is very important to learn how to cope with your emotions from the very childhood.

Being Creative Once a Day Can Make You Happier

Let’s be honest: not all of us are talented (at least when classic art is concerned). While you may not be another Rembrandt, you still can benefit from being creative – even if it’s just drawing weird dinosaurs on napkins in a café. Researchers say, even one creative session per day is capable of making you happier!

What Can Cause Forgetfulness?

Everybody had such situations when you constantly forget things. You do not understand what the reasons of such memory loss are and finally you think of some disease. But sometimes the reasons of your forgetfulness might lie in other problems.

Four Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Today life pace is really fast. We try to do as much as possible and to be everywhere on time. It looks as if we live in autopilot mode. We eat and do not feel the taste, we walk and do not see what is going on around, and we sleep and do not feel relaxed when we wake up. It is high time we stopped and started thinking of ourselves, our mental health.

Is Gaming Addiction a Mental Disease?

Today we cannot imagine living without a computer. We use it to work and to relax. It has become an integral part of our life. But despite the fact that computers make our lives much easier, it may seriously harm our mind.

Sleep to Remember

A recent study shows that old people become so forgetful because their sleep waves are not in sync. How does sleep regulate memory - and are you at risk of hurting yourself by not sleeping enough?

Energy Drinks Hinder Brain Development in Teenagers, and so Does Junk Food

Energy drinks have become extremely popular among adolescents. Some teenagers even consume energy drinks with alcohol, which is a combination that makes these drinks even more dangerous. The issue of increased taurine intake has been raising concerns for quite a long time, but now researchers have revealed that energy drinks hinder the processes of brain development that are in full swing in teenagers. Junk food is also to blame.

The Flynn Effect: is Our IQ Getting Higher?

In our society, the IQ is often seen as a measure of creativity and efficiency, and many doors open before people with a higher IQ. The tests often have to be revised, though, because it turns out that we are getting smarter… or are we?

Insomnia: Causes and Ways to Treat

Counting sheep or taking over-the-counter pills? Neither, say researchers. Dealing with insomnia can be challenging, and using drugs you were not prescribed is not a good idea. What are insomnia risk factors? How can one get rid of the problem and back to quiet sleeping? Let’s try to find it out.

Your Forgetfulness Points at Your Intelligence

Do you forget things more often than other people? You often find yourself in a situation when you cannot remember a right word, a name or some fact? Do not worry! It is not a sign of any disease. It is a sign of your intelligence!

What Are the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The statistics says that by 2016 more than 40 million people had Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In America Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be the sixth leading cause of death. In spite of the fact that this disease is so wide-spread, the scientists unfortunately still can name only possible causes of dementia.

Man Should Be a Bit More Attractive than an Ape

Scientists from Florida University decided to find out how attractiveness of women depends on attractiveness of men and whether the gender affects it. The study has discovered that wives who had handsome husbands tend to spend much time in gyms and keep diet while questioning their attractiveness constantly.

Games and IQ

Video games are considered to be forbidden fruit by most parents. Something that was clearly created by devil. Very few of them really encourage this widely spread hobby. There is no parent being of sound mind and memory that will put playing games in front of doing homework.

It’s not All in Your Head: What Really Causes Migraine

Migraine affects 1 in 5 women and over ten percent of the population overall. Those who don’t have it cannot imagine the suffering it brings. And though it has long been considered a neurotic disorder, new research shows that its causes are quite physical.