Masquerading as Science: the Human Design system

New Age spiritual movements often try to appear scientific, claiming that some "research" proves their concepts and luring in those people who look for a system that would explain all their life problems. Human Design is a great example.

Night Owls Are Not Lazy At All

It is not a secret that all people can be divided in two groups according to their sleeping habits: night owls and early birds. Night owls are considered to be lazy and unproductive; on the other hand early birds are treated as clever, creative, and active creatures. But are night owls so bad?

Smartphones Are Not an Evil

Today we cannot imagine our life without having a smartphone. We use it for many purposes, such as to text, call, play games, read, and many others. But we are told that our obsession with smartphones is harmful for our health. In fact, using your smartphone sometimes can be even good for you.

Transmitting Sunlight: the Healing Practice of Johrei

Most people have heard of Reiki and Qi Gong - eastern spiritual practices that purport to cure the body through mysterious energies. Yet another similar technique - johrei - is quickly gaining popularity in the West. Is there something to it?

Exercising When Sick: Pro et Contra

Most people believe that exercising when sick can contribute to illness progression. However, it’s not always the case. Don’t let minor colds destroy your workout session: let’s find out when exercising if sick is even beneficial, and when you should put away your running shoes for a little while.

Why Wearing Shoes Inside Your House is Dangerous

Next time you decide not to take off your shoes when walking into your house, think twice. According to several researches, the variety and number of bacteria your nifty shoes can carry are astonishing. Many of these germs are really dangerous, as they are capable of landing you in the hospital with pneumonia, urinary infections and other diseases. There are other dangers, too!

Five Reasons to Ride a Bike

Our world is spinning so fast and we have to follow its pulse for not to appear on a curb. Unfortunately sometimes traffic jams are so strong that we have no chance of keeping the speed. A bike can help us in this situation.

How to: Traveling while Sick

Traveling can be exciting, but it can also be a challenge if you get sick hours before departure. It is even more likely to happen if it’s a holiday weekend. Experts from the University of Michigan are here to advice on how to prevent getting sick before a trip and avoid spreading pathogens if you are already feeling unwell.

Improvement, Not Healing: the Placebo Effect

Everyone has heard about the placebo effect, but the notion is surrounded by misconceptions. Is it real or an illusion? Can it heal cancer? Does it prove the power of mind? Read our introduction and find out.

Winter Is Coming: How to Support Our Immune System When It Is Here

Cold weather, shorter daylight hours, necessity to dress warmer for people in many states, drowsiness, reduced energy levels all come inevitably with winter. During this time of year, extra measures are necessary to help our immune system to function at its best. What can be done for it?

Animal Therapy: Should You Bring your Puppy to a Dentist?

Pet therapy is quickly gaining followers, and it is not uncommon to see cats and dogs in hospitals, while pigs and ducks have been spotted at airports. Animal lovers state that pets assist recovery and reduce pain. But does evidence support it?

Paint Your Life as You Want!

Our world is full of colors – red, green, blue etc. Some of them we like, but others make us feel uncomfortable. We try to surround ourselves with the things colored as we like, because it makes us feel better. So, do colors have an ability to influence our mood and feelings, or is this theory just a figment?

Breathe Your Stress Out!

We are tired. We are constantly under pressure. We work or study so hard. We are trying to run from time desperately hoping to get some more minutes to do more in a day. We are so stressed! What can we do about it?! We have to stop and breathe in.

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?

Homeopathy: Real Treatment or an Expensive Placebo?

Most people think that homeopathy is just at type of herbal medicine, but the reality is different. While herbal extracts can indeed be used to treat illness, homeopathy is based on a set of principles that are incompatible with modern science.

Decorating Your Home for Christmas Early Makes You Feel Happier

Christmas time is special, and most people find it necessary to decorate their homes to celebrate it. A recent research showed that those who prefer to put up Xmas lights as early as possible can feel happier because of it: recollections of the childhood times when they had no chores and issues characteristic of adult life make them feel relieved and happy. Besides, if a person decorates his or her house, investigators say, it means the homeowner is friendly and ready to communicate with neighbors.

Single Adults Who Have a Dog Live Longer

The next time your child asks you to adopt a dog, take your time to consider the suggestion: researchers say that having a dog seems to reduce the frequency of heart attacks, cardiovascular diseases and overall mortality in all families having a pooch, but the most remarkable association is found in single adults. So if you cannot get a dog for your family, why not getting one for your elderly mother?

How to Stay Young?

At some point, every person notices that they begin to look in a different way than before - they become to look older. In pursue of their youth many people run to a plastic surgeon and beg to make them look younger. But there are many other ways that can make you look better and you do not need a scalpel and a great deal of money for that.