Month: November 2016

Weight and diet predict sleep quality, research shows

The human body needs only a few things on a daily basis that are nonnegotiable: proper intake of water and nutrition, exercise and sleep. Many factors affect sleep quality and quantity and many new disturbing trends within American society put people at risk for inadequate sleep: Lack of exercise Working long hours Malnutrition and obesity …

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Mindfulness in the classroom produces positive effects on students

A recent spotlight on mindfulness and meditation practices in the public school setting touted how this practice inspired students to clean up nearby parks, and build and tend gardens, rather than simply sitting in detention. A recent study conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) evaluated nine children between 9 and 16 years of age, …

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Why do sad movies make us feel good?

Consider the movie “Titanic.” You’ve likely seen it. An epic movie about a real-life tragedy at sea, “Titanic” features a woman in an abusive relationship, scenes of many people dying horribly and – spoiler alert – an ending where the heroine’s lover drowns. It’s also the second-highest grossing film of all time. Very few people …

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