Technology has become largely omnipresent in the modern world. Print magazines and newspapers are steadily being replaced by digital options. Children can use iPads before they can read, and teens can read “emoji” as well as they can their first language. Many people will cheerfully boast about the good the internet has done. The ubiquity…

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…

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…

Everyone has heard that the tragic end to a relationship can break your heart, but a recent study in Europe has suggested that loneliness can stop your heart. According to a team of Danish researchers, people who are lonely have twice the mortality risk as those who have strong social support systems. The study also…

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