Category: Wellness

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Physical State of a Person Depends on the Sun Rays

The positive influence of the sun on human body was noticed already in antiquity. Patients and weakened people were prescribed outdoor walks and sunbathing. This helped improve their health. The sun is the source of light and heat, giving us life, and the source of ultraviolet radiation. It can both hurt and cure. Scientists believe […]

Out of Touch: How Touching Affects Our Mood And Why We Gave It Up

What was the last time you placed your hand on your friend’s shoulder? Or a shoulder of a stranger? Do you ever touch anyone besides yourself? Our modern world is surprisingly touch-deprived: most western people are afraid of touching and being touched, and myriads of cases of legal action, which followed a handshake that had […]

Hand Dryers Cover Your Hands with Germs

It is difficult to find a person who likes visiting public bathrooms. Not only do they fall short of being squeaky-clean – they also make you stand in line! Actually, there is one more danger that you are probably not aware of: hand dryers contaminate your hands with bacteria. Perhaps, next time you go to […]

How Processed Food Helps Harmful Bacteria

We all know that processed food – including soda, chips, sauces, and lots of other tempting yet unhealthy fruits of the chemical industry – is not beneficial for health. With more and more researches being undertaken, it is becoming more evident that it’s harmful in many ways. It has recently been reported that artificial sweeteners […]

Why Is Vitamin D So Important to Thyroid Patients?

The thyroid gland is a very important part of the human body. If it does not work well, it can cause many health problems. To maintain its condition within the normal range, doctors recommend using vitamins for the thyroid that plays a big role in the renewal of hormones, regulating their impact on the human […]

What is Resonance Frequency Breathing?

The breathing technique in question is not the first one to be found able to affect health. However, it is different from others in that it seems to improve blood pressure and increase heart rate variability – a curious parameter that is sometimes regarded as an indicator of nervous system and heart health. The growing […]

Why Do We Need to Sleep?

Sleep is an integral part of our life. Even if we try to deprive our body from sleeping, it will protest. But why do we need to sleep? Sleep is necessary for us. People can live without any food quite for a long time, but if we make ourselves awake for more than five days, […]

Stem Cells in Hypothalamus Can Regulate Aging

Aging-inducing effects have been attributed to many organs and substances, but the sophisticated system, which our body and especially brain are, remains mysterious, as many puzzles are unsolved (if they ever will be so). According to researchers, one more mechanism behind aging has been recently revealed: stem cells in the hypothalamus seem to regulate aging […]

Sunlight: Do We Need It?

If winter seems to be endless, and it makes you depressed when the day is way shorter than the night, you already know the answer: yes, we do need sunlight. However, it’s not just a matter of preference: scientific evidence suggests sunlight is what can affect us both directly and indirectly: we benefit not only […]

Kitchen Hygiene: Challenge Accepted

So you think you are a hygiene expert who keeps all tabletops sterile? Chances are your kitchen harbors myriads of germs despite your efforts to keep it clean. It’s not that you are a bad housekeeper – it’s just that microbes are everywhere. Just imagine: the sponge you use to wash the dishes is home […]

One Glass of Wine More Effective Than Exercising, Study Suggests

In their pursuit of living as long as they can, people seem to have tried everything they can find: from exotic yoga practices to following weird diets. Now researchers say that drinking a glass of wine daily seems to contribute to longevity even more than exercising. Such things as regular exercising, eating healthy food and […]

What Does It Mean For Your Body To Live in a Big City

Now that the majority of the world population lives in urban areas, it’s time to admit: people trade their health for the opportunities big cities offer. Air, noise and water pollution affect our health and lead to thousands of cases of serious diseases every year. Now we are going to discuss what dangers lurk in […]