Category Archives: health

The Brain Beautiful

TeledyN: “The objective is fine of itself, to work to be better tomorrow than one was today, to work to keep mentally acute and fit, to stay mentally agile and so save others the need to dote and care over … Continue reading

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Working long hours?

Working long hours ‘puts us at higher risk of dementia’: “Middle-age workers doing more than 55 hours a week have poorer mental skills, including short-term memory and ability to recall words, than those clocking up fewer than 41 hours, a … Continue reading

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Candy Canes Fight Germs

Discovery News: “Peppermint has long been touted as a digestive aid, but new research shows just how potent a bacteria-buster it is … While peppermint’s germ-killing powers have been previously documented, the new study is the first to report the … Continue reading

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A Taste for Mastery

We're Only Human: “These findings, reported in the December issue of Psychological Science, may explain the power of hobbies. But more than that they sound a warning to those choosing jobs and careers. Hard work and mastery may give us … Continue reading

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head bangers stuck between rock and a hard bass

Head and neck injury risks in heavy meta: a report on the British Medical Journal on the head and neck injury risks in heavy metal – Possible interventions to reduce the risk of injury caused by head banging include substitution … Continue reading

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Happiness is contagious

Los Angeles Times: “Knowing someone who is happy makes you 15.3% more likely to be happy yourself, the study found. A happy friend of a friend increases your odds of happiness by 9.8%, and even your neighbor’s sister’s friend can … Continue reading

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Women Carry More Bacteria on Their Hands

A scientific study showed thousands of species of bacteria on women's hands: “They discovered that each student, no matter the gender, had an average of 3,200 bacteria on their hands, coming from some 150 different species. The team was puzzled … Continue reading

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