Exercise is essential if you want to remain healthy. This is not news to anyone, though some people would give anything for it to be false. It is also not news that few Americans get the amount of exercise they need. Recent studies, however, have found that not only do American adults not get enough…

A recent study published in the journal “Pediatrics” estimated that roughly 2.5 percent of children in the United States are on the autism spectrum. The percentage is based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health which collected information from parents of more than 50,000 children. All children who have ever been given…

I knew a woman who so longed to be loved and not feel lonely that she gave her lover, a man who she had only recently met and knew to be a criminal, all of her life savings—some $43,000, to be exact. He promised that he would give the money back with interest (along with…

America as a whole does not rank very highly on the physical fitness scale. This is news to exactly no one. People are too fond of fast food, get too little exercise and are too in love with their phones to take good care of themselves. That said, the latest report by the Department of…

More and more Americans are turning to alternative and complementary forms of medicine such as yoga, meditation, chiropractors and acupuncture. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than 30 percent of American adults and roughly 12 percent…

It turns out that working hard to get ahead may actually be the last thing you want to do if you are concerned about your health. According to research from NYU Langone Health, working more than 40 hours a week could be bad for your health. Long hours contribute to minor, chronic conditions that build…

When it comes to keeping your finances safe, it pays to be a little more cutthroat. According to a new study from Columbia Business School and University College London School of Management, kinder individuals are more prone to both suffering financially and even declaring bankruptcy than their peers. “We were interested in understanding whether having…

It has been noted over and over again that obesity is an epidemic in America. An ever increasing number of people are unhealthily overweight even as the prevalence of eating disorders and starvation diets rises. Weight loss has become nearly a way of life, and millions of adults cycle through massive fluctuations in weight as…

For all that young people tend to talk about how they are constantly connected to their friends through social media, a recent survey conducted by BBC Radio 4’s All In The Mind in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust found that people between the ages of 16 and 24 are actually more lonely than any other…

For centuries, the heart was regarded as the center of emotions. Cultures all over the world believed that the fist-sized organ was the source of emotions, motivation and, in many cases, the home of the soul. Modern medicine proved that wrong. Emotions and motivations come from the brain. The heart has nothing to do with…

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