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February 29, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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When You Should Worry About Your Teen's Selfies

February 29, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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A study from the University of Arizona examining the habits of teenage girls who take selfies found that taking and distributing selfies on social media isn’t associated with poor body confidence. But selfies can become a problem if teenage girls spend a lot of time debating what photo of themselves to share, or heavily editing photos before sharing. [More]

January 27, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Sugar Affects Your Brain

January 27, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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How’s your New Year’s resolution diet coming along? This is about the time people start to fall off the wagon, if it hasn’t happened already. Have you been craving sugar? Has the yummy sweetness been your downfall? Well take heed. Researchers are finding sugar to be as addictive as drugs and alcohol so you've got a mighty opponent to contend with. A recent study published in Scientific Reports looked at the effects sugar can have on the brain. [More]

January 14, 2020
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Clock

January 14, 2020 09:45 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Just about all species — humans, animals, plants and some microbes are influenced by their circadian clock. The circadian clock controls every hormone. It is found in the hypothalamus and is called the suprachiasmatic nucleus which is a cluster of nerve cells. The circadian clock serves as a master clock in one’s anatomy. It coordinates every biological clock in the body in virtually every tissue and organ. The so-called intermittent fasting diet was the most popular dietary regimen in 2019. There are several avenues of approach to this method of eating. Some appear, scientifically, to provide a more successful experience than others. [More]

February 5, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Coming Along? New Survey Finds Anxiety One Of The Biggest Obstacles To Achieving Them

February 5, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Though 40 per cent of us make them, according to U.S. News, 80 per cent of us abandon our New Years resolutions by mid-February. But don’t despair. There’s a growing trend taking hold to begin tackling New Year’s resolutions in February instead of the traditional January 1st race to the gate. [More]