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Adopting a dog can benefit your health in more ways than one: Exploring effects on heart disease, blood pressure, self-image and more

Adopting a dog can have positive effects on your health: it can reduce the risk of developing certain ailments and help with your self-image. First, dogs (and other pets) can have a positive influence on heart health; researchers say this is mostly due to the physical activity necessary to taking…

Improving your diet (even slightly) can reduce depression symptoms (Video)

Improving your diet, even slightly, can reduce depression symptoms. This, according to a study from University of Manchester that analyzed data from 46,000 people. Read: Back to Basics, Depression 101 Researchers investigated the effects of dietary interventions and found that making simple changes can benefit your mental health. For example,…

Why do people have so much aggression? This hostile behavior is a survival instinct that some suppress, and others release

We all act aggressively from time to time—say while sitting in traffic or in the midst of an argument—but some are more aggressive than others. There are several reasons we engage in aggressive behavior, which also help to explain why some people display aggression more often. These causes include instinct,…

5 Ways to Radiate Confidence

In a society that demands perfection, it’s hard to foster confidence. To walk out the door everyday certain your outfit matches your shoes. To engage in conversation and not worry about saying something dumb. To be sure in even the tiniest of decisions you make, like what to have for…

Does What You Eat Affect Your Mood?

Though you may not exactly be what you eat, food greatly impacts our physical and emotional well-being. The 21st-century diet centered on heavily processed foods seasoned with health-hazardous artificial ingredients is already taking a hefty toll globally, as the number of nutrition-related chronic diseases and affected population continues to multiply…

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