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How A Warming World Could Spread Disease

How A Warming World Could Spread Disease

As the world warms, animals and plants will shift their ranges to keep pace with their favoured climate. While the changing distributions of species can tell us how climate change is affecting the natural world, it may also have a direct impact on us.

Are You Aging Faster Or Slower Than Your Friends?

Are You Aging Faster Or Slower Than Your Friends?

Looking around at a 20th high school reunion, you might notice something puzzling about your classmates. Although they were all born within months of each other, these 38-year-olds appear to be aging at different rates.

How to Release Stress with Simple "Do-It-Yourself" Methods

How to Release Stress with Simple "Do-It-At-Home" MethodsOne of the most effective systems for using sound was developed in the fifth century A.D. by the famous Taoist physician T'ao Hung-ching. T'ao discovered that vocalizing different sounds while expelling the breath could cleanse and restore the organs, regulate the blood circulatory system, and stabilize the central nervous system.

Got A Minute? Meditation... Express Style

Got A Minute? Meditation... Express StyleMany of us know that a few moments of connecting with our inner resources can have dramatic and healthy effects in restoring a sense of balance to a hectic day. But who has the luxury of spending 45 minutes to one hour...

How Meditation Can Make You Feel Good, Natural, and Full of Life

How Meditation Can Make You Feel Good, Natural, and Full of LifeHaving taught meditation for over thirty years to thousands of people, I can really say that it is the sin­gle most important thing you can ever learn in order to expedite and enrich your spiritual life. Everything you learn in school, by analysis or by study, will be expo­nentially deepened because you meditate.

Some Surprising Benefits From Green Buildings

Some Surprising Benefits From Green BuildingsResearch worldwide shows that environmentally-friendly buildings are much better for the health of the people who live and work in them, as well as for the Earth.

Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your Mind

Forgiving: It's Good For Your Health and Your MindAs you forgive others, you are freeing yourself as well as them. As M. Scott Peck writes: 'The reason to forgive others is not for their sake .... The reason to forgive is for our own sake. For our own health. Because beyond that point needed for healing, if we hold on to our anger, we stop growing and our souls begin to shrivel.'

Is Depression A Physical Illness? Unravelling The Inflammation Hypothesis

Is Depression A Mental Or Physical Illness? Unravelling The Inflammation HypothesisMost people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill. This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response. It’s the brain’s way of conserving energy so the body can heal.

Meditation to Heal Your Heart Chakra

Meditation to Heal Your Heart ChakraEvery person has suffered pain in some relationship, and this pain causes us to fear love. Yet because love is the essence of life, this fear causes us to lose touch with life's true essence. When we are afraid of love, we are literally afraid of being ourselves...

Why Do So Many Conservatives Seem So Miserable?

Why Do So Many Conservatives Seem So Miserable?We live in a time of positive psychology, where the path to happiness is apparently paved with the right thoughts. At its most bizarre, this manifests itself in the popularity of snake oil salesmen like Deepak Chopra, who – for a healthy fee – will grant you eternal youth, and The Secret, which using hitherto unknown laws of physics will bring you health, wealth and happiness.

The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?

The Healing Power of Breath: Do You Know How To Breathe?A healthy routine of ample, complete breathing replete with prana, which nourishes every cell, can revitalize your life. The yogis of India believe that proper breathing can annihilate all disease from this planet. In addition, the power of prana in breath can increase mental capacity, happiness, self-confidence...

Healing Through Love and Finding Answers From the Heart

Healing Through Love and Finding Answers From the HeartWe do not have to become monks in order to lead spiritual, healthy lives. We do not have to be vegetarians, or wear flowing robes, or sit in meditation for hours each day. There is no spiritual 'path' because everything is spiritual and all choices are equal. We can work and be parents, husbands, wives, daughters...

How To Go From Wrong-Mindedness to Peace of Mind

How To Go From Wrong-Mindedness to Peace of MindThis story is about a seemingly small event in my life that took on miraculous significance because of the lessons that came with it. I’m not a theologian; in fact, I’ve found most of my spiritual sustenance outside traditional religion...

Are Cigarettes Associated With An Increased Risk Of Psychosis?

Not self-medication. Ed Schipul, CC BY-SAWe have known for some time the people suffering from schizophrenia and other psychoses smoke more than the general population. The explanation that is usually offered is the so-called “self-medication hypothesis”

Instantaneous Healing using Psychoshamanism

Instantaneous Healing using PsychoshamanismJust as a disease can announce itself suddenly, healing can also arrive in an instant. A sudden illness is called unfortunate, while a sudden healing is called a miracle. However, both take part in the same essence: they are forms of the language of the subconscious.

Why 90 Minutes In Nature Really Changes The Brain

Why 90 Minutes In Nature Really Changes The BrainA new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. “These results suggest that accessible natural areas may be vital for mental health in our rapidly urbanizing world,” says coauthor Gretchen Daily, professor in environmental science and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

How Brain Tumours Adapt Through Complex Ecosystems

Despite advances in medical technology and a constantly evolving understanding of the mechanisms of cancer progression, researchers and clinicians are faced with a litany of challenges along the road to finding a cure for the most aggressive forms of cancer. This is particularly true of glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive form of human brain cancer.

Indoor Tanning Is Not Necessarily A Safer Alternative To Sitting In The Sun

Indoor Tanning Is Not Necessarily A Safer Alternative To Sitting In The SunIn a quest for a perfect tan, many people – especially young white women between age 18 and 25 – may head to a tanning salon, using tanning booths, sunbeds and sunlamps to kick-start their tan. Others (including people who are more prone to burn instead of tan) may head to the salon to slowly develop a “base tan,” with the mistaken belief that it will prevent a sunburn.

Innovative Plan Offers Group Health Insurance to Coworking Members

Innovative Plan Offers Group Health Insurance to Coworking MembersHealth insurance for freelancers can be expensive. When employed by a company, health insurance is generally covered, but strike out on your own and you find yourself paying several hundred dollars or more per month for minimal coverage. As freelancers are expected to make up fifty percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020, one can’t help but think there has to be a better way—and there is.