MIT Professor Invents Wireless Health Tracker with Best Features to Date

Most health trackers available today focus on one or who parameters (say, heart rate or sleep quality) and work only if worn. A new device created by an MIT professor definitely broke the mold with its wireless approach and multiple features. From gait analysis to breathing monitoring, it can gather quite a lot of information about your condition which can be used by your doctor.

7 Tips on How to Prepare Your Kitchen for Power Outage

If there is a possibility of power going out, you should try to prepare for the period when you will not have electricity, and obtain food supplies that can endure such emergencies. Choose foods wisely: since you won’t have a fridge or freezer to keep them cool, perishables should be avoided. To prepare for such situations, you can buy easy-to-store foods.

Massage as Part of Palliative Care

Death is dreaded by most people. Some of those who have come close to it find themselves in a hospice. In many cases, there is no active treatment at this stage: all that medicine can offer these patients is palliative care, aimed to comfort them and alleviate pain. Massage has long been on the sidelines in this field, but now it is becoming more widely used – for good reason.

Why You Should Close the Toilet Lid When You Flush

Most people consider closing the toilet lid while flushing. After all, that’s why this lid exists, right? Many families have a rule saying that everybody has to put the lid down after using the toilet. However, regardless of the number of reasons to do so (such as child and pet safety) there are people who don’t find it that necessary. Today we are going to talk about whether it should or should not be done and what consequences can not putting the toilet lid down cause.

The Great Delusion of Wellness: How Allegedly Healthy Practices Ruin Us

We are heavily and constantly bombarded with ads of supplements, natural this and natural that, all things detox, and the like. The lucrative industry of wellness is burgeoning, as more people are converting to charcoal snack lovers and supplement takers. What is promoted as the holy grail of health is actually pure chicanery – for all the claims and catchy titles.

Tattoos in the Workplace: Normal or Strange?

Following the traditional option that has been cherished and encouraged for many years, people with tattoos are associated with irresponsible and unreliable workers. Instead, the employees made everything possible to convince workers to look neat and smart. Some of them even organize various retreats and vacations, so the staff is fresh and ready to work.

In-flight Sheet Masking

Doubtlessly, all people want to look attractive. Whether you love the shape of your face, how long or short your legs are or the thickness of your lips, one of the most important things in your body is skin. Being born with a particular type of skin, a person has to take care of it and try to accept it as it is. Well, today we are going to talk about something that will definitely help you improve your skin health even while you are traveling by plane – sheet masks!

Sensory Garden: Special Haven for Your Senses

A sensory garden is a special environment created to stimulate senses with the help of herbs, plants, and implementation of various materials which engage people’s senses. This type of garden is extremely beneficial for children and adults, as well as those with autism and dementia.

4 Books with Beachy Covers to Read in Summer 2018

So you are going to spend a couple of hours on the beach. Are you sure you have a page-turner to accompany you? Vacation may not be the best time to cram Aristotle’s ideas in your poor head, and light reading with beachy covers seems to be a better option, as your brain needs to relax from time to time. Here are the books you may find captivating this summer.

Forest Bathing – Try It, You’ll Like It!

Japanese Shinrin-yoku (森林浴), also well-known as Forest /Nature Bathing or Forest/Nature Therapy is a special practice whose most important requirement is staying near nature for a particular amount of time. It was discovered in Japan in 1982 and since then has been attracting attention of all people around the world. Forest therapy is one of the best outdoor activity which is not only healthy but also relaxing and easy to do. However, it still has its disadvantages, so let’s look at both of them.

Planning Your Vacation? Stay Home!

However scary the advice in the title may seem, staying at home instead of going to foreign countries could really benefit your mind and health. Does travelling take its toll on the quality of vacation? What can one do if they decide to skip the fuss of airports? Is staying in the comfort of your home relaxing? Let’s discuss it.

6 Things You Should Learn Before You Turn 30

Most people have plans for their lives, but they do not always come true. By the time you are about to turn thirty, you should already have experienced quite a lot to become a serious person who knows what life is like. Here is what is recommended to be able to do by the day you can blow out thirty candles on your birthday cake.

If You Are 40 Or Older, Working 3 Days A Week Is Perfect

Hail to short workweeks! New scientific evidence suggests working more than 3 days a week takes its toll on the performance of those employees who are older than 40 years. You may probably have known it since the very beginning (even when you were twenty-something–especially when you were twenty-something), but now it is backed by research!

Should We Say ‘Bless You’?

Have you ever given some thought to why most of us say ‘Bless you’ right after a person sneezes? The custom in question is age-old, and abandoning it in a moment doesn’t make sense – and why should we abandon it anyway? While some bloggers suggest that everyone drops the habit of saying the expression, it might not be the best idea. And here is why.

6 Things You Probably Forget to Clean

How often do you clean your house? Even if it happens once a week, it may be not enough to make your rooms shiny. Vacuuming and removing dust from your collection of the Game of Thrones DVDs is a nice thing to start with, but there are way more things that require regular cleaning. Read on to learn what you may have missed.

Talking to Pets and Inanimate Objects Absolutely Normal

Have you ever called your dog a good boy? We bet you have. While everyone around may be calling you nuts because of your talking to animals, it turns out such behavior is not a sign of stupidity, but a hallmark of intelligence characteristic of the human brain. The next time you are told talking to pets as if they were humans is pointless, refer to this article.

How to Keep Your Bed Cool in the Heat of Summer

When it’s cold, having a warm bed with cozy linen and some plush toy beside the pillow can be a nice addition to most evenings. However, the summer is different: you are likely to fail to get a good night’s sleep if it’s hot and you are sweating. Some even say nightmares can be caused by sleeping in a hot room. Here is advice on how to keep it cool.

Breaking the Vicious Cycle: How Consumer Aspirations Can Make You Feel Bad

Have you ever given some thought to the way you purchase things? Do you always want the best? Is it the cheapest option that appeals to you? What drives your consumer compass? While all these things may seem to be far from health issues, it appears that striving to buy only the best–especially if it only seems to be so–can affect your mind and body.

Niksen: New Kind of Mindfulness or Art of Being Lazybones?

In psychology, just like in any other field, new trends are constantly emerging. One of such trends, which is going to be liked by many an American, is called niksen. It is a Dutch way of doing nothing – just letting your mind flow with no particular purpose. What is it? A new way of relaxation or an elaborate excuse for lazy employees?

In What Ways Is Sun Beneficial for Health?

Sunlight is something most of us crave in the winter and love bathing in in the summer. While overexposure is associated with a wide range of skin diseases, moderate sunbathing can be beneficial, especially if you take measures to avoid extra UV. In this article, we are going to discuss what health benefits sunlight can bring and how you can calculate optimal sun exposure time.