Happiness & Mental Health

  • Why You Procrastinate | Mental Health Blog
    9/18/2018
    Do you put off tasks till the last minute?  Don't fret, there is new research that suggests some of us are simply hard-wired to be procrastinators.
  • 9/13/2018
    According to new research, relationship cycling—or repeatedly breaking up and getting back together—can take a significant toll on your mental health.
  • Health Benefits of Helping Others | Natural Health Blog
    8/9/2018
    Did you know?  Helping others is associated with some significant health perks for you.  Check out the following four advantages...
  • 8/1/2018
    Hobbies are a healthy way to spend some of your leisure time, and picking up new motor skills is good for your brain. But here’s a surprising tip on how to learn something new...
  • 6/21/2018
    Suicide rates in the US have escalated an astonishing 25 percent in the past 20 years. What’s up? Why are all these people choosing to exit the planet early?
  • Read More & Prevent Dementia | Anti-Aging Blog
    6/9/2018
    There are many everyday things we can do that have been associated with lowering the risk of dementia. In fact, new research suggests that commonplace activities such as reading might be extremely beneficial.
  • Importance of Lunch Breaks | Natural Health Blog
    6/7/2018
    Despite what’s considered “normal” for your workplace, we’re here to remind you that it is essential to take that lunch hour break—or even a half hour on especially busy days—to benefit yourself and your employer as well. Learn why...
  • 5/26/2018
    Today researchers are exploring how to control and delete memories in humans.  What are the implications and concerns?
  • 5/15/2018
    Concerned that elderly citizens may be socially isolated?  In America, the most pervasive loneliness is being experienced by young adults. Find out why...
  • Dark Chocolate Health Benefits | Natural Health Blog
    5/5/2018
    Chocoholics, rejoice! The food you love, the one you crave on a daily basis, is again being touted as a healthy food. 
  • Health Benefits of Happy Marriage | Natural Health Blog
    3/24/2018
    Many believe when you get married, you gain weight. Apparently that’s an old wives’ tale. According to new research, a good marriage helps you stay thin as you get older.
  • National Stress Awareness Month | Natural Health Blog
    3/20/2018
    All of us experience stress on a daily basis every single month of the year. But out of all those months, April has been appointed National Stress Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to explore all the ways we can combat the stress in our lives.
  • Acne & Mental Health | Natural Health Blog
    2/24/2018
    Anyone who has dealt with problem skin (acne) knows it can hurt your self-esteem, and new research suggests that it might take a serious psychological toll as well.
  • Health Benefits Physical Touch | Natural Health Blog
    2/10/2018
    Sadly, many of us don’t enjoy nearly enough physical contact in a typical day, and that, perhaps, is a key component of health that medicine overlooks. 
  • Health Dangers of Loneliness | Natural Health Blog
    2/3/2018
    Today, loneliness is a major public health problem, and one that becomes more problematic by the year. Continuing research adds dimension to the scope of the issue...
  • Pressure to be Perfect | Teen Health Blog
    1/16/2018
    People like to complain, “what’s the matter with kids today?” Is it possible that this difficult period of life has gotten even harder in recent years?
  • How To Boost Brainpower | Mental Health Blog
    1/3/2018
    What is the number one thing you can do 10 minutes before a test, lecture, speech, or anything that involves brainpower?  Find out...
  • 12/28/2017
    Life can often be hectic, so the idea of everyone sitting down to eat dinner together might seem difficult. But if you can pull it off, it may be very much worth your while.  Find out why...
  • Nature Best Stress Reducer | Forest Bathing
    12/22/2017
    Time spent in nature makes our troubles feel less troubling, and in fact, studies show that immersion in nature has real power to heal both body and mind.
  • How To Make Thanksgiving Healthy | Natural Health Blog
    11/1/2017
    Thanksgiving doesn’t have to begin a downward spiral of unhealthy eating habits. Learn some new options...
  • How To Manage Stress | Natural Health Blog
    9/26/2017
    New research has now identified a number of character traits that appear to help us handle stress more smoothly.  Find out what they are and how you can improve each one!
  • 9/7/2017
    Popularity in high school doesn’t necessarily lead to glory and joy later in life. In fact, people who were popular in high school end up significantly unhappier than their less-heralded peers.
  • Generosity has Health Benefits |  Mental Health Blog
    8/31/2017
    Be Generous! New research shows that our brains actually respond more positively to giving than receiving.
  • Gaming To Reduce Work Stress | Health Blog
    8/15/2017
    Who knew? New research suggests that a great way to relieve your tension at work is to hit the Xbox or Play Station.
  • Ashwangandha Health Benefits
    8/2/2017
    Stress wreaks havoc with health, both directly and indirectly. Thankfully, there are safe and fast herbal interventions that really do work. Here are two:
  • How To Avoid Stress From News | Mental Health Blog
    7/13/2017
    Is the relentless beat of depressing news driving you to despair? If so, according to studies you’re not alone. But what can you do about it? Well, here are five tricks to avoid going down the rabbit hole.
  • Impact of Heat Stress | Health Blog
    7/11/2017
    According to new research, being hot can actually make you react less cooperatively with others.
  • Doodling & Drawing Improves Happiness | Mental Health Blog
    6/29/2017
    A new study from Drexel University found that coloring, drawing, and doodling make us feel more relaxed because they activate the reward centers in the brain!
  • Seven Problems with Plastic Surgery | Natural Health Blog
    6/22/2017
    Since 2000, plastic surgery procedures has increased by at least 115%. This new era of cosmetic surgery looks very different than it did in the past. Some of the trends might surprise you.
  • Compulsive Buying Disorder | Mental Health Blog
    6/15/2017
    Did you know that one in every 20 adults has “Compulsive Buying Disorder?"  Find out what it is, if you have it, and how to treat it.
  • Four Proven Methods to Think Positively | Mental Health Blog
    6/10/2017
    Research says that positive thinking is critical to health, happiness, longevity, and even to wealth. To do so, first you have to understand the principles of neuroscience. Here are four important thoughts to keep in mind...
  • How To Have A Healthy Father's Day
    6/8/2017
    While some dads might be happy with a day off from chores and a chance to park themselves on the couch with a six-pack of beer, we’re here to suggest some healthier alternatives...
  • Health Benefits of Biking | Natural Health Blog
    4/30/2017
    Biking has many health benefits! Read on for seven good reasons why you don’t want to miss out on May Bike Month!  
  • Netflix or Amazon Binge-Watching Addiction | Mental Health Blog
    4/29/2017
    Ever binge-watched on Netflix or Amazon Prime? Take heart: it's quite common. Unfortunately, it might be just as detrimental to health.
  • How Honest Are People | Natural Health Blog
    4/22/2017
    Sunday, April 30th is National Honesty Day.  But are people really honest?  One study found that the typical person can’t converse more than 10 minutes without telling a lie.
  • Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning | Natural Health Blog
    4/20/2017
    Spring cleaning offers a number of benefits, both mental and physical. To get an idea of some of the health benefits you can achieve with a good session of spring cleaning, read on.
  • Improve Relationship Communication | Health Blog
    4/18/2017
    It’s vital to know how to communicate with your partner so that you’re not always in a state of conflict, or so that you can minimize the damage when disagreements do arise. Here are two highly effective methods that might ease the stress.
  • Is Laziness Contagious | Health Blog
    4/15/2017
    Some days, you just don’t feel like doing much. It can strike at work, leaving you a lot less productive than usual, or at home when, instead of taking care of chores, relaxing on the couch with the TV remote or checking Facebook posts seems much more appealing. In other words, you’re feeling lazy. It’s okay to allow yourself a bit of laziness now and then, but you definitely don’t want to make this a habit. And you might want to watch who you’re spending time with because it appears to be quite possible that you can “catch” laziness.
  • Health Benefits of Walking | Natural Health Blog
    4/4/2017
    April 6th is Walk to Work Day, a holiday created expressly to get us up and moving. Find out ways to incorporate more walking into your day!
  • Yoga To Reduce Depression | Mental Health Blog
    4/1/2017
    There may be another natural option for depression sufferers. New research suggests that relief might be as simple as taking up yoga.
  • Where to Live for the Best Well-Being
    3/28/2017
    The location of your home can make a big impact on your health and well-being.  Find the best places to live in the United States.
  • Flex-N-Feel Gloves | Mental Health Blog
    3/25/2017
    Miss your partner from afar?  Scientists in Surrey, Canada, have developed “Flex-N-Feel” gloves that allow those who wear them to make physical contact with other wearers via electronic tactile signals.
  • Quick Natural Fix to Depression | Mental Health Blog
    3/21/2017
    A recent study reveals that that one out of every six people in the US has taken psychiatric drugs, and the great preponderance of those prescriptions are for antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills. What can you do naturally to get some relief?
  • 10 Ways to Think More Positively | Mental Health Blog
    3/15/2017
    Outlook can save your life!  A new study revealed that those who maintain a positive outlook have a significantly reduced risk of dying from all the major killers. Find 10 ways to stay more positive! 
  • Health Benefits of Napping | Natural Health Blog
    3/13/2017
    Maybe the parts of the world that encourage a little afternoon snoozing have the right idea, especially when looking at certain health benefits. Read on to find out what daytime slumber can do for you.
  • How To Reduce Stress | Natural Health Blog
    3/9/2017
    Stress can manifest itself in many ways, and it seems to be overwhelming more of us. A new report says stress levels among adults have definitely increased in recent months.
  • Tips To Help Someone Grieve | Mental Health Blog
    3/4/2017
    As a culture, we are terrible at knowing how to handle our own grief or how to give solace to others in theirs. That’s at least in part because we don’t know a whole lot about the grieving process. Perhaps these facts will help.
  • Ways To Give Compliments | Natural Health Blog
    2/25/2017
    March 1st is World Compliment Day, a global holiday for giving compliments and receiving them graciously. Learn all the ways you can give a compliment!
  • 12 Signs of Burnout | Natural Health Blog
    2/14/2017
    Today, the average work week in the US now is 47 hours—12 hours more than back in 1980! Learn the negative health impact of working long hours and the 12 signs of burnout.
  • 10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day | Natural Health Blog
    2/7/2017
    Tired of always going out to eat on Valentine's Day? Try these 10 alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day that don't build the waistline!
  • Health Benefits of Meditation | Natural Health Blog
    1/24/2017
    A study found that when people focus on the task or situation at hand, be it driving, doing dishes, or studying history, their happiness level is at the highest.
  • 5 Ways To Reduce Health Risks of Traffic Noise | Natural Health Blog
    1/19/2017
    Check out the list of 5 things you can do to counter traffic noise, and find out the four ways noisy traffic can undermine your well-being.
  • Single Dads Have More Health Problems | Health Blog
    1/17/2017
    New research suggests that fathers raising their children alone are at higher risk for health problems than their peers who have a partner to share the family responsibilities.
  • How to Avoid Accidents During the Holidays
    12/22/2016
    The holiday season incurs certain risks for which we pay the consequences that we might not be aware of. Find out how to stay safe!
  • Boost Memory While You Sleep
    12/19/2016
    New sleep studies are being released about 'sleep programming' or 'sleep learning', to improve memory and boost productivity. But could this lack of deep sleep and rest be dangerous to your overall health?
  • TV Harms Your Fertility | Health Blog
    12/13/2016
    Home entertainment options nowadays make just about everything accessible on our televisions. Between on-demand cable services, subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, and DVR recorders, we can watch almost anything our hearts desire for hours on end. And sometimes, that may be just what you’re in the mood to do after a long day at work or on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Of course you’re aware that binge watching TV isn’t the healthiest of activities in general, but now there’s a specific reason that you probably haven’t thought of.
  • Importance of Sunlight in the Winter | Health Blog
    12/9/2016
    The days are getting shorter and most of us are not leaving work this time of year until it’s completely dark outside. If you don’t make it outdoors at lunchtime, you may barely see any sunlight during the week. The very thought of it is depressing. But even if you don’t have any type of mood disorder, seeing the sun is important on a daily basis. In fact, new research suggests it might be a key element to safeguarding your happiness through the winter months.
  • Telehealth, Online Doctor Healthcare | Natural Health Blog
    11/26/2016
    Find out the top online apps to connect with doctors and other medical care practitioners without leaving home.
  • How Honest Are You | Natural Health Blog
    11/22/2016
    New research shows that even seemingly insignificant fibs might trigger effects that turn us into much bigger liars.
  • Health Benefits of Beer? Natural Health Blog
    11/1/2016
    New research, out of Switzerland, concluded that beer makes you cheerier all around. Other studies show some real health benefits to beer.
  • Love More Important Than Food For Survival? Natural Health Blog
    10/28/2016
    When it comes to the hierarchy of human needs, new research is suggesting that love and relationships may be more important than food, even in the animal kingdom!
  • Job Stress Leads to Diabetes | Natural Health Blog
    10/24/2016
    These are tough times that we live in, financially speaking. And now, worrying over losing your job appears to be linked to diabetes.
  • Overcoming Election-Based Stress | Natural Health Blog
    10/20/2016
    Election stress? More than half of all Americans are feeling some serious strain regarding the current election season.
  • 5 Signs of Internet Addiction Disorder | Natural Health Blog
    10/18/2016
    Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has finally reached the status of a mental health disorder. Now the problem is acknowledged, and the growing prevalence is causing some alarm.
  • Journaling to Boost Immunity
    10/14/2016
    Numerous studies have shown that journaling can contribute to emotional health and that it even can boost physical health in myriad ways, including immune functioning.
  • Health Benefits of Meditation Vacation | Natural Health Blog
    10/12/2016
    Time for a vacation? Not only can your trip do wonders for your mental health, but new research suggests it can create actual physiological changes that benefit your physical health as well.
  • Taking Too Many Prescription Drugs | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/1/2016
    The odds of your doctors understanding that your infirmity could result from the drugs they've prescribed might not be good.
  • Envious Personality Type | Health Blog
    9/30/2016
    A new study found that there are four basic personality types into which 90 percent of us would be classified, and the type to which most of us belong is: Envious. Find out what this means for your happiness.
  • Health Benefits of Workplace Music | Natural Health Blog
    9/26/2016
    We all love music. But does it have any effect at all on busy, stressed-out working people? According to new research, it certainly does.
  • Pros and Cons of Pokemon Go | Mental Health Blog
    9/17/2016
    People walking off of cliffs, getting injured, facing arrest, even getting killed…all in pursuit of Pokemon monsters. Say what? Learn the pros and cons of this new game.
  • Overcoming Dentophobia: The Fear of Dentists | Health Blog
    9/13/2016
    Dental phobia is the number one phobia in the developed world. Learn more about Dentophobia and how to overcome it.
  • No Health Benefits to Venting Anger | Natural Health Blog
    9/9/2016
    Catharsis is the release of strong or repressed emotions, whether is be crying or anger, for relief. But, is it really good for your health? Find out in this article...
  • Health Benefits of Dog Ownership | Natural Health Blog
    8/26/2016
    Today is National Dog Day, a holiday set aside for our canine companions. Celebrate your furry friends, appreciate their positive impact on your life, and make their day special with a treat!
  • Forgiveness Boosts Health | Natural Health Blog
    8/18/2016
    August 25 is "Kiss and Make Up Day," and August 27 is "Global Forgiveness Day." Turns out letting go of anger and forgiving your enemies may be essential to your health.
  • Pros and Cons of 5-HTP for Depression | Mental Health Blog
    7/30/2016
    5-HTP (short for hydroxyl L-tryptophan) is a chemical that the body produces as it processes the amino acid tryptophan in the foods you eat. Once tryptophan becomes 5-HTP, it converts again to serotonin—a key neurotransmitter that supports good mood and sleep. You need naturally produced 5-HTP to maintain your sunny disposition, but if you’re stressed, it could be in short supply. The touted benefits of 5-HTP are many, but then again, so are the warnings about taking it. What’s the real story?
  • Eat Blueberries for PTSD
    7/23/2016
    Most of us think of PTSD as an extreme condition affecting soldiers and those exposed to dramatic violence, and is far more common than previously thought. Many natural remedies help, but did you ever consider blueberries?
  • Positive Self-Talk To Reach Health Goals | Health Blog
    7/12/2016
    Thinking you can enhance your performance appears to lead to improvements in the way you do a particular task.
  • Yelling and Anger Lead to Health Issues | Natural Health Blog
    6/7/2016
    Individuals who are prone to behavioral extremes such as outbursts of anger or shutting down emotionally during arguments are more likely to experience negative health consequences over time.
  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer | Health Blog
    4/28/2016
    Men with prostate cancer who are treated with hormone therapy face a greater chance of suffering from depression than those who receive other forms of treatment.
  • Greener Neighborhoods Are Better for Your Health | Natural Health Blog
    4/26/2016
    Women residing in areas with more trees and other types of vegetation appear to have a lower risk of mortality compared to their peers who live in less green places.
  • Virtual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Mental Health Blog
    4/9/2016
    Virtual therapies with a computer app are probably going to become increasingly common in the years to come.
  • Height and Weight Disadvantages | Health Blog
    3/24/2016
    Shorter men and heavier women may find themselves at a small but noticeable disadvantage when it comes to both education and income levels.
  • Join Social Clubs To Live Longer | Natural Health Blog
    3/8/2016
    People who belong to at least one social group live longer than those who don't.
  • Mild Concussions Cause Suicide | Mental Health Blog
    2/23/2016
    Suicide rates among concussion victims are three times higher than suicide rates among those who never had a concussion.
  • Downfall of Helicopter Parents | Natural Health Blog
    2/6/2016
    When parents act in a manipulative or controlling manner, at least some of their college-student children convert the stress they feel into mean actions toward their friends and classmates.
  • Email Leads to Stress | Natural Health Blog
    1/19/2016
    According to a new report from the Future Work Centre in London, constant email updates are “a toxic source of stress.”
  • Lower Anxiety in Kids with Dogs  |  Children's Health Blog
    12/10/2015
    Children who live with a dog may be significantly less likely to develop clinical anxiety.
  • How Often Should Couples Have Sex | Health Blog
    12/3/2015
    For most people in lasting relationships, having sex once a week is ideal for their satisfaction and well-being.
  • Drop in Happiness for Americans in their 30s - 40s | Health Blog
    11/26/2015
    Happiness may be shrinking over time in Americans 30 and older--but seems to be rising among teens and those in their twenties.
  • Childhood Stress Leads to Disease | Children's Health Blog
    10/17/2015
    Emotional distress during childhood may be associated with an increased risk of developing chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes as adults.
  • Ignoring Your Mate For Your Phone | Natural Health Blog
    10/13/2015
    Interrupting the time you spend with your partner by accessing your cell phone frequently can damage your relationship and raise your risk of developing depression.
  • Dangers of Antidepressants | Health Newsletter
    9/26/2015
    The BMJ just published an analysis showing that the popular antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil in the US and Seroxat in the UK) is neither safe nor effective for adolescents with depression.
  • L-Methionine Health Benefits
    9/25/2015
    Methionine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is responsible for the production of collagen and is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in the body as well as slow the aging process.
  • Neurotics Are Overly Creative, New Study | Health Blog
    9/12/2015
    Neurotics think all the time, and it is that constant mental activity that allows them, perhaps, to piece together things in new ways or to stumble into startling discoveries.
  • Caregivers Develop Health Problems | Natural Health Blog
    9/10/2015
    The husbands and wives of stroke survivors often endure long-term physical and mental heath problems.
  • Music Health Benefits, Pre-surgery Techniques, Post-surgical Discomfort, Surgery Anxiety, Reduce Recovery Time
    8/25/2015
    Listening to music prior to, during, and after undergoing a surgical procedure may diminish the patient's pain and anxiety levels.
  • How to Feel Solid About Your Relationship | Health Blog
    7/25/2015
    New research suggests that when we are in a wobbly position physically, we tend to perceive of our love lives as considerably more wobbly as well.
  • America Drops in World Happiness Rankings | Health Blog
    7/11/2015
    According to a new international happiness survey, America's ranking dropped a few notches from 2013 to 2014, while several Central American countries took top spots.
  • Postpartum Depression Months After Birth | Parenting Blog
    7/9/2015
    New research has found that the symptoms of postpartum depression may not appear in many women until their baby is several months old, or even approaching his or her first birthday.
  • Cat Videos Reduce Stress | Natural Health Blog
    7/4/2015
    Looking at videos of various cat antics may help improve your mood and provide a mental health boost. Yes, really!
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