Where Do Our Dreams Come From?

 August 6, 2019

According to Stephanie Pappas, Live Science contributor, our dreams may come from two genes. A new study in mice found that these dream genes are essential for our phase of slumber that brings people some bizarro-world visions of taking high school math tests naked, losing teeth and soaring through the air. Without the genes that […]

Loneliness Can Affect Anyone

 July 26, 2019

One of my favorite quotes is by Mother Teresa. It says, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” We never know what someone is going through. It can become easy for someone to be lonely even when they are surrounded by many. A smile to someone does […]

Making the World a Better & More Inclusive Place

 July 8, 2019

Do you remember when the only emojis we had involved a colon and parentheses, or a less-than sign and the number three to represent a heart? Ah, those were the days <3 Today, illustrated emojis have a pivotal role in modern-day communication and social media use. According to a 2015 report, 92 percent of men […]

7 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Gloomy Day (Foolproof!)

 July 1, 2019

When a loved one is down in the dumps, we’ll do anything to raise their spirits. While there are obvious tried and true methods — such as listening and offering to help — you might need to dig deeper for ways to turn a frown upside down. There are tons of ideas for how to […]

Life Expectancy To Soar – But Not In The U.S.

 June 29, 2019

The life expectancy has actually declined for the first time in 20 years in the U.S. It has dropped from 76.5 in 2014 to 76.3 in 2015 for men and from 81.3 to 81.2 for women.  On the average American women now die about one month earlier than they did in 2014 and men have […]

Keep Those Resolutions

 June 28, 2019

Oh my! Here it is several months later after making my New Years Resolutions. I have tried to say I wouldn’t make New Years Resolutions but I would make them my New Years Goals. Well, call it what you like, but I will tell you that it isn’t always easy to keep them. If exercise […]

Is Crying Good For Us?

 June 26, 2019

“Big boys don’t cry”. “Don’t be a baby”. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? I am so sorry but I may have even said those things to my son as he was growing up. An article by Serusha Govender has reviewed the health benefits of crying.  Naturally as babies we cried but as […]

Ever Had Heart Palpitations?

 June 25, 2019

Never take your heart for granted. It works hard for you every moment of your life. If you ever have doubt that your heart may be in a little trouble, see your medical provider. There are many things to learn about having heart palpitations.  Your heart seems to pound, flutter or skip beats.  They can […]

Benefits of Music

 June 10, 2019

The Pfizer Medical Team published an article listing the 10 health benefits of music.  We have all had that special song that brings back a certain memory or seems to make you feel happy or calm.  We are born with the ability to tell the difference between music and noise.  The brain has different pathways […]

Are We Ever Really Alone?

 June 8, 2019

We each have our own personal “bubble” that follows us with particles in every step we take.  Yasemin Saplakoglu, a staff writer with Live Science explains exactly what this means. There are microbes, chemicals, fungi, microscopic animals and other biological pieces that constantly move around us and form what is called an exposome.  This is […]