1. Guidance For a Mid-Life Career Change

    There are some people out there who know from early on what they want to do with their life. These people grew up with a stethoscope around their neck or they started lesson planning when they were eight. Whatever they wanted to be, it just clicked. So, going through school they were able to take just the right classes, talk to the right people, and apply for the right internship that would ensure…Read More

  2. WHY YOU SHOULD STAND AT WORK FOR TWO HOURS A DAY

    OFFICE WORKERS, STAND UP FROM YOUR DESK FOR TWO HOURS A DAY We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it’s been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this increased risk. Guidelines published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine urge employers change their workpla…Read More

  3. HOW CAT NAPS AFFECT YOUR MOOD AND MEMORY

    WANT TO BOOST YOUR MEMORY AND MOOD? TAKE A NAP, BUT KEEP IT SHORT We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons stay awake during long shifts. But siestas and nana naps can also leave us feeling groggy and lethargic. So are they healthy or harmful? First, let’s look at the benefits. Many people…Read More

  4. HOW FAT AND SUGAR MAKES YOU KEEP ON EATING

    FAT AND SUGAR-HEAVY DIET HARMS YOUR BRAIN – AND MAKES YOU KEEP ON EATING Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we pass a favorite fast-food restaurant, when we see a scrumptious snack near the check-out at a convenience store. In ad…Read More

  5. THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY KISSING FEELS GOOD

    LIPS ARE THE MOST EXPOSED EROGENOUS ZONE, WHICH MAKES KISSING FEEL VERY GOOD Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem cringe-worthy – and downright unsanitary at the start of cold and flu season. But take heart: we’re more likely to get sick by shaking hands throughout the day than t…Read More

  6. THE KEY TO FEELING WELL RESTED ISN’T JUST THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU SLEEP

    A DARK NIGHT IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored. That’s right. Dark. Your body needs it too. Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our cir…Read More

  7. FEELING SICK? HERE’S WHEN YOU SHOULD — AND SHOULDN’T — EXERCISE THROUGH IT

    HEALTH CHECK: CAN I EXERCISE WHILE GETTING OVER A BUG? As we move into winter, the cold mornings, dark evenings and rain tend to bring out the best excuses to miss a session at the gym or run around the park. But if you’re feeling tired and run down, can exercise actually make you sick? And should you wait until you’ve completely recovered before putting those runners back on? Like many things…Read More

  8. WHAT OCCURS INSIDE YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU GIVE UP SUGAR

    HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BRAIN WHEN YOU GIVE UP SUGAR By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania – the “Chocolate Capital of the World” – doesn’t help either of…Read More