Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?     Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis

On this Happy Hour Friday episode, I’m joined by my friend Josh Hillis. Josh is a Fitness Professional, Personal Trainer, writer of the blog “Josh Hillis’ Lose Stubborn Fat and behavioral nutrition coach.     Josh is also a best-selling author, having written “Fat Loss Happens on Monday” with legendary strength coach Dan John. He… Continue reading Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis

Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of… Continue reading Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Stress and Working From Home

Remote work seems most suited for those with high levels of autonomy and emotional stability, according to new research Lots of us think working from home is like being set free from prison. No stress, setting our own schedules and enjoying stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Hold on a second.” In… Continue reading Stress and Working From Home

Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

Want the best results out of your employees? Then be nice to them. New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. “Being benevolent is important because it can change the perception your… Continue reading Be Nice to Your Employees and It Will Pay Off

Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s

Most of the women I know will tell me that food impacts their emotions. Certainly, more women than men talk about, and admit to “emotional eating.” There’s even a portion of the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy devoted to uncovering the causes of and treatments for emotional eating. Food has a powerful impact on emotional… Continue reading Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s