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.

Beach Trip Benefits: Go There if You Can

Even those who prefer active leisure to lying on the beach can still say that sometimes day at the seaside is quite a good way to break their routine, even usual vacation routine. However, it is not obvious for everybody that spending time on the beach has a number of benefits in addition to a chance to relax and do nothing. So what are these and why you should really consider going to the beach as soon as possible?

Dangers Behind Sleep Deprivation: Why Your 7-Hour Routine Must Be Maintained

Ever since we were children, we have been told that sleep is essential, and lack of sleep is detrimental. Yet few of us asked why it is so bad to stay up late, and even fewer got answers. As more and more researches focusing on sleep are being conducted, more details become available, and we can even compile a list of effects that sleep deprivation may have on our health.

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

We need to rest sometimes. May be some of you will say that there is a lot of work to do. But we should realize that rest is a crucial part of our lives and we can't ignore it. Actually, we can; but it leads to our immune system getting weaker, and lowers our productivity. May be, some of you will say that they sleep six to seven hours a night and that's enough for an average grown up body. Well, that's not quite true.

Proprioception: Better Posture, Better Balance

Have you ever heard of proprioception? Although the term may look like rocket science, it is used to describe an ability of a person to feel where his or her body is located in space. It is even considered to be the sixth sense by some researchers. The ability can be improved by means of special exercises aimed at enhancing a person’s sense of balance. Let’s take a closer look at what proprioception can offer.

What Causes Autism?

For many years scientists are trying to indicate what the cause of autism is. A lot of research has been done and those researches gave us many theories about the roots of autism.

What Makes Our Life Better? How Can We Achieve Success?

What is happiness to you? How can you describe it? That's a good question. It is believed that everyone has his own opinion. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how to become a successful person, how to have a better life. There are many reasons for this. Let's have a look at all pros and cons and try to find the best alternative recipe for a better life.

What does It Mean “to Die”

What is happening with us when we are claimed to be dead? People of all the times desperately wanted to find an answer for this question. But what we have now? Do we know what waits us when we step over a threshold of death? We’ll try to figure it out.

Step to Understand Dyslexia

Dyslexia literally means ‘trouble with words’. The Cambridge dictionary gives the following definition of dyslexia – a condition that affects the brain, which makes it difficult for someone to read and write.

Paper Books or eBooks: Which One Is Preferable?

Nowadays you can hardly imagine your life without a modern and sophisticated gadget in a pocket. It can certainly facilitate the learning process for students. Is this growing influence of technology as effective and useful as it seems to be at first sight?

The Silent Struggle: Hair Pulling Disorder

The anxiety of preparing for an exam or a project deadline drawing near can put any of us on edge and make us do strange things: chew on a pen, eat compulsively, or fidget with one's hair. However, some people struggle for their whole life with a condition called trichotillomania, which makes them compulsively pull out their hair.

How Stress Hormones Affect Our Body and Mind

We live in quite a stressful environment, with numerous challenges, competitions, struggles being our daily routine. Such living is highly likely to expose us to various negative effects of stress, both physiological and cognitive. This happens because of stress hormones’ influence on our systems. What are these effects and how can a modern person eliminate the effect of stress on their well-being?

Workout for Your Brain

We are sure that you know how advantageous physical activity is for your body. But you will be surprised that there is one more highly important muscle that you train efficiently during workouts - your brain. The various scientist around the world have discovered that different types of physical activity upgrade our brain in a certain way.