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Healing Sunlight

Healing Sunlight

A research team suggests that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of advanced breast cancer.

March 2008
Happiness Comes Cheap

Happiness Comes Cheap

Researchers say that it’s the simple pleasures in life that have the most impact on one’s sense of well-being, not a lottery jackpot, flashy sports car or lucrative promotion.

March 2008
Defining the Neti Pot

Defining the Neti Pot

It looks like a funky miniature teapot, but looks can be deceiving. The neti pot (or netti pot) is an ancient yogic tool used to cleanse the nasal passages of mucus and pollutants.

March 2008
Keep Love Alive

Keep Love Alive

Researchers say that lean, physically active men have a 30 percent lower chance of impotence.

February 2008
This Tea Lowers Cholesterol

This Tea Lowers Cholesterol

Scientists have found that a group of mate tea drinkers experienced a significant boost in the activity of an enzyme that promotes good cholesterol while lowering bad cholesterol.

February 2008
For Kisses So Sweet

For Kisses So Sweet

Bad breath can spoil any kiss. But instead of reaching for the traditional peppermint breath mints, some scientists encourage us to consider the benefits of bark extract from the sweet magnolia tree.

February 2008
Paradigm Shift of the Heart

Paradigm Shift of the Heart

After years of studying near-death experiences, Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel concluded that “Nearly every near-death experience goes hand-in-hand with a life review, during which people gain insight into the consequences of their actions.”

February 2008
Sexy, Feminist & Romantic

Sexy, Feminist & Romantic

According the researchers, the old view that feminists are unattractive, sexually disinclined, usually single or lesbian, and about as romantic as an old pair of socks seems to be an outdated thought.

February 2008
Sleep Affects Kids’ Waistline

Sleep Affects Kids’ Waistline

Recent research suggests that today’s obese kids are suffering from more than a diet too high in fat and sugar and too little exercise. Fat also is generated by a lack of sleep.

January 2008
Peanuts Pack a Punch

Peanuts Pack a Punch

Scientists report that when it comes to peanuts, curiously, boiled is best.

January 2008
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