Nowadays, as we live in the era of modern technology, almost everybody has their own device with headphones, and when they need to listen to music, they just turn it on and listen. But what is the reason why we listen to music? Why do we need it?
Each day we face frightening information. Doctors, nutritionists, journalists, and manufacturers keep saying how harmful our food or water is, this list really can be endless. After all, even air is unsafe, they say.
It’s not a mystery that humans are far from unique in their social reasoning capabilities, but studies suggest that dogs deserve a place on the list of animals that share these talents. We knew that they are smart, but this smart? Are they really manipulating us?
People are in search of alternative electricity sources. Wind energy has been widely used in recent years. However, is it safe for people to live nearby these modern plants? Wind Power Potential
Many ages have passed since God declared that a human life has a limit determined by Him, and these humans have ever since been struggling to break the rule in a defiant attempt to become immortal. Recent years have seen the appearance of dozens of new researches dedicated to the issue of longevity and ageing.
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?
A lot of people experience age-based weight gain. It seems almost inevitable. Let’s find out what mechanisms in our body cause these changes and how to control them.
Doctors often advise to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day, and it is a wise advice: dehydration can be a serious health issue. Advertising pushes us to buy bottled water, insisting that tap water is not safe. It it worth spending money on those bottles?
Where does your favorite dog sleep? According to statistics in the UK, in Italy and in many other developed countries, very often domestic dogs sleep next to their masters in one bedroom or even share one bed. But it would be smarter to abandon this common habit, because "a man's best friend" can give us new infectious diseases, transmitted namely from animals to humans. It is dangerous or at least very "unhygienic" to keep dogs in the kitchen, in the bedroom or in your own bed.
We are sure that everyone has heard the folk wisdom: "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dine like a pauper." But in the modern world not all but just a few respect this rule. Any bad consequences for health? Yes, especially in case of late and hearty dinners!
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Feel the lack of energy? Can barely stay awake? It may be symptoms of chronic fatigue.
Is the Western world losing faith in its own scientific progress? With all our antibiotics and MRI machines, why are so many people turning to Chinese medicine, Ayurvedha, and acupuncture? Traditional healing is a booming market, and TIbetan medicine is taking it by storm. Let us take a look at this ancient tradition.
Circadian rhythms govern our behaviour, hormone levels, sleep-wake cycles, temperature, digestion, blood pressure, and metabolism. They have developed as an adaptive reaction to natural environmental cycles. Let’s find out more about mechanisms that govern almost all body systems.
Plastics are ubiquitous in our kitchens, clothes, cars, toys... As it turns out, they can also get where you don't want to find them - in tap water, for example. Recent headlines warn that we may be drinking plastic; is the situation as serious as it sounds?
You may hang around cats all your life and never realize that you might be at certain risk of developing a pretty wide range of unpleasant ailments. But there is more to it. Here is what most recent study reveals about the link between parasite Toxoplasma gondii and neurological disorders.
For centuries, dentists could only drill and pull out bad teeth, unable to prevent tooth decay. Finally, a miracle cure was found - fluoride. And yet, now thousands are campaigning against the fluoridation of water. Why?
Some decades ago our grandmothers used to grow green onion in pots on window sills. Today the idea of such a mini-garden is not out-dated at all. On the contrary, people are getting more and more interested in it, and many who care about the quality of food try to organize their own kitchen garden. The world-famous chef Jamie Oliver always uses fresh greens from his garden when cooking his delicious dishes.
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?
Less than 150 years have passed since gurus Ramakrishna and Vivekananda introduced the Western world to the Indian spiritual practices. During this time, the West has turned what once had been a highly demanding lifestyle into an industry of spiritual wellness, with new fads arriving each year. Among the latest are the so-called sound baths. Are they as great as they are touted to be, though?
In simple words, earthing means a stable connection with the earth. Now it’s so widespread when people spend most of time in the city, living an unconscious hectic life, with dozens of obligations, and start feel disconnected from our main source of energy – the Earth. In this case people have lots of plans, but a minimum of results. The lack of sunlight and the energy of the earth slowly but surely pour oil on the fire of chronic ailments.