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Talk to Improve Memory

Talk to Improve Memory

Who couldn’t do with a little help in the memory department? Here’s a simple trick offered by researchers: Simply talk for 10 minutes.

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
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
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
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sexually disinclined, usually single or lesbian, and about as romantic as an old pair of socks seems to be an outdated thought.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
Keep Love Alive

Keep Love Alive

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

February 2008
Simple Fare to Haute Cuisine

Simple Fare to Haute Cuisine

Dietetics professor suggests that colorful condiments enhance not only the visual appeal of our food, but can significantly boost its nutritional value.

January 2008
Echinacea for Colds

Echinacea for Colds

Findings suggest that it might be wise to keep Echinacea on hand during cold season to help protect yourself from becoming sick and shorten the duration of a cold.

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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