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How Your #SexLife May Influence #WorkPerformance

I’m pretty sure your potential employer cannot ask you about your sex life but according to the study, it might forecast whether or not you’d be an asset to the organization.  Researchers found that people who had a good sex … Continue reading

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Repurposing Drug for #Depression Treatment

A drug typically used as a wakefulness pill is showing promise in helping people dealing with depression. The name of this drug is Modafinil. Although it’s a stimulant, it’s shown promising results in a small study for people recovering from … Continue reading

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Here’s Why #Exercise Makes Us Feel #Good

Dopamine is the stuff that gives us a sense of reward and fulfillment. When we exercise, our dopamine receptors are activated because our body releases the “feel good” juice of dopamine. A study shows that a high fat diet may lead … Continue reading

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#Dopamine Fuels the #Spirit

The same region of the brain that lights-up when stimulated by music, drugs, and love is activated by spiritual connection. The flood of dopamine gets the brain’s attention and we can do it a few different ways. Thanks to missionaries who … Continue reading

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#SurgeonGeneral Redefines #Addiction

When physical changes occur in the body, it’s arguably due to a health condition some call a disease. When a person develops a substance addiction – doesn’t their brain undergo physical changes? According to the Surgeon General, this may be … Continue reading

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Strengthening Your #Memory

Exercise is something we know we’re supposed to do for our bodies but did you know that timing of exercise could enhance your memory? The magic number is 4-hours after studying to integrate recent learning activity. Immediately after studying didn’t … Continue reading

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#NoSmoking in @SanFrancisco till 21

Good on San Francisco for raising the bar on the age for smoking. Those freaking-out in San Francisco still have another few months before the June 1 date takes effect. At which time, people who buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco … Continue reading

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Risk of #Autism Increased By #Antidepressants

A million things go through an expectant mother’s head. First and foremost is usually the health of her unborn baby. A new study reveals that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of autism by 87%. Specifically, mothers who … Continue reading

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Be @PosPositive About the #Elderly Or Else…

There are plenty of ways to say it: look on the bright-side, the glass is half full, cheer up, buttercup. Thinking positively has shown over and over again a testament to health benefits. In fact, the placebo effect is empirical … Continue reading

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Here’s Why Daylight Savings Make You #SAD? Thanks @KTIC!

Don’t let the time change get you down. It’s scientifically proven that interrupted sleep has an effect on our mood. See yesterday’s post. There’s a clinical diagnosis for when this timely inconvenience occurs: seasonal affect disorder. It so clear when … Continue reading

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