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10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Love

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Love

How and where can you find your person?   Finding the perfect love is important not only for a happy life but also for a healthy one, so it’s worth spending time and energy doing so. Here are 10 tips for finding the perfect love: 1. Meet a lot of available single...

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Why Common Cleaners and Disinfectants Can Be Deadly

Why Common Cleaners and Disinfectants Can Be Deadly

Lessons about household cleaners and disinfectants from two case studies.   Disinfectants should be saving lives by killing germs, yet, if they are not used the correct way, they can kill. Here are two case studies. Let’s see if you can figure out what went...

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7 Ways to Emerge From COVID-19 Stronger and Happier

7 Ways to Emerge From COVID-19 Stronger and Happier

Turn a negative situation into positive life-changing actions.   How can we turn a coronavirus quarantine into a meaningful and happy time? We don’t have a choice: The number of coronavirus/COVID-19 infected patients is growing and a lot of people are still dying...

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Can Quantum Physics Hold the Key to Happiness?

Can Quantum Physics Hold the Key to Happiness?

A quantum physics analogy to quantum emotions.   Physicists talk about quantum physics, quantum mechanics, quantum entanglement, quantum computing but what if we could, by analogy, apply the quantum physics theory to our mind and talk about quantum emotions? What...

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New Ways to Fight Against Colon Cancer

New Ways to Fight Against Colon Cancer

3 lessons to be learned from Michael’s story   New miraculous drugs against colon cancer are being discovered and tested in clinical trials as we speak. Here’s one example: Michael’s story: Just a few months ago, in June 2019, at the age of 57, Michael felt...

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The Simplicity Trap

The Simplicity Trap

What wildlife, politics, pain, and relationships have in common.   The lessons of the Simplicity Trap—pursuing obvious and simple, but dangerously wrong connections—can be applied to almost everything in life, from politics to health to relationships. The...

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5 Common Medications That Can Kill People

5 Common Medications That Can Kill People

Five most dangerous common drugs and what to watch out for   Medications are prescribed to save lives, yet medications can be extremely dangerous and bring people to the emergency room with life-threatening problems. The same medications that can save our lives...

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The Simplest Way to Lose Weight

The Simplest Way to Lose Weight

Use the new NOVA classification of foods to shed a few pounds. There are many different diets out there to help people lose weight but some of them are complicated. Is there a simple and healthy way to weight loss? An effective way to lose weight is to use the NOVA...

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5 Secrets Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

5 Secrets Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

The inside scoop only a physician could tell you. Medical privacy is very important in medicine and as doctors keep your problems confidential, they often also keep their problems a secret to the outside world. Here are 5 secrets doctors don’t want to reveal and how...

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We Believe What We Want to Believe

We Believe What We Want to Believe

  When believing what we want to believe has life or death consequences   Believing what want to believe can have life or death consequences. We will take 4 examples: Ebola virus infection, vaccinations, cancer treatments, and diet. Some people believe what...

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Is Our Body the Battery of the Future?

Is Our Body the Battery of the Future?

Inspiration from an MIT researcher who is harvesting energy from the body itself Chris Gilbert, M.D. and Canan Dagdeviren, Ph.D. Source: Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. On September 18th, 2018, I woke up really excited. My husband and I had an appointment at 9:00 a.m. at...

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3 Unexpected Gifts From Making Friends With Death

3 Unexpected Gifts From Making Friends With Death

The simple exercise of befriending death can bring happy surprises. Some people experience fear, anxiety, anger, and even depression when they think about death. Is it possible to befriend death and see it as a natural ally instead of a scary enemy? As a consequence,...

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A Quick Way to Surface Unconscious Emotions

A Quick Way to Surface Unconscious Emotions

A simple exercise tied to walking in nature.   Can a walk in nature unveil anxiety, sadness, depression, helplessness or hopelessness? Could it unveil anger, frustration, or a desire to travel or a feeling of strength, power, and happiness? Yes, it can through a...

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Can Humans Smell Cancer?

Can Humans Smell Cancer?

Unexpected findings as a Scottish "super smeller" sniffs cancer.   “Did you have red Tabasco sauce with your last meal?” Joy asked me as my husband and I were driving her from San Francisco to Chico, California. I was surprised by her question. I did have red...

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Sex for the First Time

Sex for the First Time

Unexpected results from 30 live interviews and the research they triggered.   According to a 2017 CDC report, 40 percent of U.S. high school students have had sexual intercourse at least once, 10 percent of students had four or more sexual partners, 30 percent...

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7 Creative Ways to Express Hot Anger

7 Creative Ways to Express Hot Anger

7 ways to turn negative feelings into positive actions. When Mary saw a suspicious text message on her husband’s cell phone, she suspected he was having an affair and later that evening she confronted him. He reluctantly admitted he was having sex with a woman he met...

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Higher Mortality in Single Fathers

Higher Mortality in Single Fathers

Comparing mortality rates in single fathers, single mothers, partnered parents   Maria Chiu and colleagues from the University of Toronto compared the health of single fathers (a growing demographic) with the health of single mothers, partnered fathers and...

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New Hope For Parkinson’s Disease

New Hope For Parkinson’s Disease

Future treatments for Parkinson's disease and other diseases Why are there more cases of Parkinson’s disease in the Midwest and Northeast of the USA than in the rest of the country? Why are there many more people with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s...

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