What I grew up learning to be healthy as a child, I now know not to be. In elementary school, we studied the food pyramid extensively, and it is now disregarded as a standard for healthy eating. I grew up thinking that I should drink milk to be healthy, as it is a source of calcium. Now I know that milk doesn’t have that much calcium, and doesn’t have many nutritional benefits.
From the prehistoric cave paintings of our Palaeolithic ancestors to the provocative graffiti of contemporary artists like the UK’s elusive ‘Banksy’, art has given people a means by which to escape the often harsh, realities of their everyday lives since time in memoriam.
A new study shows that exercise among older people helps fight depression, dementia and other health conditions, such as heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
Certain aspects of gaming can have a positive effect on the brain as well as the health and well-being of the player. The findings from an increasing amount of research in recent years may come as a surprise.
While most people know they’ll lose and manage to limit their playing to fun, there are plenty of people who become addicted and turn into problem gamblers.
Nine years ago I was a completely different person to the successful entrepreneur I am today. Looking at me, you’d never guess that I was trapped in the iron grip of alcoholism and basically ruining my life, destroying my career and causing pain to those I loved. It was a shock to my family when they realized they were dealing with a high functioning alcoholic.
Happiness, in terms of physiology, has been linked to amplified activity in the brain’s left pre-frontal lobe, as well as a decreased amount of the stress hormone (cortisol) in the bloodstream.
If you make a mistake, people die…
The pineal gland, so named because its shape resembles a pine cone, sits just between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and is responsible for producing a number of neurotransmitters such as melatonin and serotonin. However, many mystics and ancient cultures have referred to the pineal gland as the “third eye.”
Slimy with cold sweat and fear, I knew I was in trouble, serious like a heart attack trouble. There was a pain in my chest that wasn’t just bad coke; it was too much of nothing for way too long. The Reaper was finally playing his hand, I could feel him right there, right now, I needed to get out.