Wellness

Night Owl to Early Bird

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If you’re a night owl who staggers into the office late every morning, there’s nothing more irritating than the early bird who waltzes into the office bragging about hitting the gym at 6 am. As you shake your head, you may wonder if you, too, could ever get up at the crack of dawn. […]

When Your Mood Matches the Weather

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Are you low on energy, depressed or feeling isolated by bad weather that matches your mood? If so, you may have “cabin fever”, an unofficial but common winter condition. You could wait for it to disappear with the arrival of spring or you could find ways to cheer yourself up […]

Almost 50% of Acute Liver Failure Cases Caused by Acetaminophen 

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Almost half of all cases of acute liver failure (ALF) are the result of an overdose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Overdoses occur because people take more than the recommended amount, or because they have a condition such as alcoholism, that makes them have a lower tolerance for […]

When Your Home is Your Office

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Today more people than ever are working from home. Many at-home workers revel in their new-found freedom: no more commutes, working in their pajamas, snacking whenever they want, being out from under “the boss”, etc. Some workers, however, have found that working from home is a lot harder than it […]

How to Give the Gift of Fitness 

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Since you can’t give someone the gift of good health, giving them fitness equipment or a gym membership can seem like the next best thing. In some cases this is true. In other cases, a fitness-related gift can backfire spectacularly. If you want to give the gift of fitness, it’s […]

Allergic to Christmas or the Mold on Your Tree?  

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Do you find yourself getting a sinus infection or suffering from allergy symptoms every Christmas? If so, don’t worry. You’re not allergic to the holidays. You may, however, be allergic to dust and mold.   Over 50 different molds have been found to grow on live Christmas trees. When you bring a […]

The Science Behind Relaxing in the Tub 

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We all know taking a bath can help us de-stress, but what is the science behind relaxing in the tub? As it turns out, this simple home remedy may be more complex than we know. Besides wrinkling your toes, soaking in a warm tub can…  Relieve muscle tension and soreness  […]

Gratitude is Healthy

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Both research and common sense tell us that people who practice gratitude are happier. As it turns out, they also tend to be healthier. Writing it Down Makes a Difference The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley, offers a free, online, gratitude journal Gratitude Journal […]