Happy, Healthy Economy In 1869, a neurologist named George Beard identified a disease he named neurasthenia, understood as the result of fast-paced excess in growing industrial cities. William James, one of the many patients diagnosed, called it “Americanitis.” According to … Continue reading Growth and well-being
Science Proves That Gratitude Is Key to Well-Being “Building the best life does not require fealty to feelings in the name of authenticity, but rather rebelling against negative impulses and acting right even when we don’t feel like it,” says … Continue reading Focus on blessings
Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks If Treated by Female Doctors “Coronary heart disease is also a woman’s disease, not a man’s disease in disguise,” wrote the cardiologist Bernadine Healy back in 1991. In a rousing editorial, Healy lamented … Continue reading Gender-diverse environments
The Decline and Fall of Diet Coke and the Power Generation That Loved It “Leaking” no longer seems an apt term for what’s coming from the Trump Administration—we will soon require aqueducts to manage these flows—but certain new bits of … Continue reading Is Diet Coke bad for you?
The psychology of uncertainty, vaccinations, and protecting the most vulnerable Measles is making a comeback in Britain and Europe with numbers rising to record levels this year. Last year in Europe, measles killed 35 people, including young children. The re-emergence … Continue reading Self-serving stories
The Power of Positive People Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness? While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced … Continue reading Your own social network
The connection between your AC’s default temperature and a Nobel laureate The government of India has recently asked air conditioner manufacturers to set the default temperature at 24 degrees celsius for new AC models. According to the Power Ministry, every … Continue reading The power of default