8 BUDGET-FRIENDLY MEAL-PREP HACKS

Meal prepping is one of the easiest and efficient ways to keep your food budget in check. Whilst I’m all for batch-cooking, I’m not one for eating the same thing 5 nights in a row…so here are 8 super-simple meal-prep hacks to keep your healthy diet interesting! 1. Make your own healthy baking mixes. Buying flours in bulk from a local […]

Process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain identified

The expiration of neurons, whether in the brain or the eye, can result in a number of human neurodegenerative disorders. Current treatments for these disorders can only slow the progression of the illness, because once a neuron dies, it cannot be replaced. Now, a team of researchers has identified networks of genes that regulate the process responsible for determining whether […]

4 ways to stop comparing yourself to others right now!

Teddy Roosevelt was right— comparison truly is the thief of joy. This has LONG been my favourite quote and recite in most interviews. Comparison is the highway to take us straight to misery town, and we need to pump the breaks and do a u-turn if we want to be content. But in a world of FOMO and YOLO, and constantly […]

A simple enrollment change yields big dividends in children’s early learning program

Study shows automatic enrollment, paired with option to opt-out, is highly effective at boosting parents’ participation Researchers know that texting programs can greatly benefit young children’s literacy. Now new research shows that parents’ participation in such programs can be boosted exponentially with one simple tweak: automatic enrollment, combined with the ability to opt out. In recent years, mounting research evidence […]

3 Types of Goals Essential to Any Patient’s Recovery

  Jane resides at an assisted living facility, and after being independent, she spent several weeks in inpatient rehab following a series of small strokes. Regardless of where she went—from acute care to her current facility—providers focused her care on goals related to her physical stature and function, from the strength of her arms to her ability to walk independently. […]

5 tips to balance study, work and life

It feels like you’re juggling a thousand things and you jump from one priority to the other. I do it all the time. It’s a constant dance of dealing with deadlines and responsibilities that can leave you feeling exhausted. Try following these steps to an effective, productive, balanced life when you have many balls in the air! 1. SET BOUNDARIES […]

Little brain’ or cerebellum not so little after all

When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example. Sometimes referred to by its Latin translation as the ‘”little brain”‘, the cerebellum is located close to the brainstem and sits under the cortex in the hindbrain. New research at San […]

20 random health facts you probably don’t know

Ever wondered about the positive effects of laughter on your health? Or what eyebrows are for? We have, and so we’ve put together a list of 20 random health facts, sourced from the far corners of the world wide web, to ignite your curiosity about the amazing human body. Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on […]

Got fatigue? Study further pinpoints brain regions that may control it

Scientists using MRI scans and computer modeling say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with fatigue. The findings, they say, could advance the development of behavioral and other strategies that increase physical performance in healthy people, and also illuminate the neural mechanisms that contribute to fatigue in people with depression, multiple sclerosis […]

Scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication

Results suggest retrieval of cellular powerplants via an energy feedback loop sustains communication Our thoughts, feelings, and movements are controlled by billions of neurons talking to each other at trillions of specialized communication points called synapses. In an in-depth study of neurons grown in laboratory petri dishes, researchers discovered how the chattiest of some synapses find the energy to support […]