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November 23, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is there time for one more episode?

November 23, 2017 01:52 by Tracey Block

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It is no secret that North Americans watch a lot of television. Researchers have long discussed the negative effects of too many sedentary hours hypnotised by the glow of the screen. And now along comes 'binge-watching'. With the advent of TV streaming services, we now spend evenings, days or weekends watching entire seasons of our favorite shows. Can our mental health and overall wellbeing survive this kind of (in)activity? [More]

November 17, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Aging: It’s all in your mind!

November 17, 2017 23:50 by Tracey Block

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Growing old. The one unifying factor among all humans is also the most difficult to face. The inevitable aging process is one we try to escape with expensive lotions and hair dye. Coming to terms with the physical signs of aging is taking its toll on our mental health. Researchers wonder if it is possible to hold a mirror up to reality and accept the natural cycle of life. [More]

November 13, 2017
by Tracey Block

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like . . . the holidays.

November 13, 2017 22:25 by Tracey Block

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It may only be the middle of November, but stores and shopping malls are already decked out for the holidays. More than the visible signs of the coming festivities, the iconic holiday music piped through every store's stereo adds excitement, indeed. But, for some shoppers, hearing that music evokes more than visions of sugar plums. It can cause feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and more. Short of doing your holiday shopping wearing ear plugs, what can you do to survive the terror of the tunes? [More]

November 5, 2017
by Tracey Block

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"Fall Back" Brings Forward Theories On its Effects

November 5, 2017 08:00 by Tracey Block

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While roughly 70 percent of the world participates in Daylight Savings Time in the spring and returns to Standard Time in the fall, these seasonal markers remain a contentious topic of discussion twice a year. Researchers have collected conflicting results on the effects of the one hour time change—some positive, some negative. And yet it remains a system plagued by chaos—causing humans physical and psychological distress. Is one hour of daylight worth all of this? [More]

November 3, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Playing is the Prescription for Good Adult Health

November 3, 2017 15:30 by Tracey Block

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Adults have allowed themselves to be deprived of play for too long. Researchers have proven daily play-filled activities improve adult creativity, lead to greater productivity, reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. So why aren't more of us getting out there to play? [More]

December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]

October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj

Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]