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Meditation May be Bad for Memory

Author: Shernide Delva When it comes to meditation, the benefits to our mental and physical well-being have pretty much been drilled into our heads over and over again. Admittedly, I am one of those people that constantly rave about how great it is to learn how to incorporate meditation into your life. So all of . . . . Continue Reading

Close to $80 Million Will Be Used to Test Backlogged Rape Kits

Author: Shernide Delva Often survivors of rape and sexual abuse look for an escape by turning to drugs and/or alcohol to cope with their unpleasant emotions. Emotions like shame, guilt, embarrassment, loneliness and anger are numbed out through using substances. Failure to address the initial psychological damage associated with sexual violence is even associated with . . . . Continue Reading

Vaping Marketed As Weight Loss Tool

In the 40s and 50s, smoking cigarettes was all the rage. You could do it indoors, on planes, in elevators. Even doctors were endorsing it. Yes, doctors. Doctors prescribed cigarettes as a way to combat obesity and nicotine was a well-known appetite suppressant. Having a cigarette in your mouth kept you from indulging in your . . . . Continue Reading

Giving Into Peer Pressure Predicts Adult Health

Since I was a child, I was told not to give in to peer pressure. Now, research shows giving into peer pressure could have health benefits. New research suggests that “following the pack” in adolescence has unexpected health benefits that carry into early adulthood. The research revealed that forming and maintaining peer relationships in adolescence . . . . Continue Reading

Alanis Mourisette Opens Up About Eating Disorder Struggles

‘Cause the love that you gave that we made Wasn’t able to make it enough for you To be open wide, no And every time you speak her name Does she know how you told me You’d hold me until you died “Til you died, but you’re still alive  “You Oughta Know” –  Alanis Mourisette  . . . . Continue Reading

LSD Could Help Treat Cluster Headaches

Imagine a headache so intense that it drops you to your knees…Imagine a headache so severe that it coined the name “suicide headache” due to the amount of sufferers who take their own lives to free themselves of the debilitating pain. Cluster headache victims are all too familiar with this reality. Cluster headaches are debilitating . . . . Continue Reading

Woman Convicted for Google Executive Drug Overdose

Before I have asked if people should be held accountable for the deaths of others that are caused by drug overdose. Specially should a dealer or even the person that puts the needle in your arm for you be charged with your murder if you are willingly using? Seems in California they think so, and . . . . Continue Reading

Awesome Women in History: Nellie Bly

Born in this day in 1864, today would be the 151st birthday of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, better known by her pen name Nellie Bly, who was a groundbreaking journalist, world-record breaker, and women’s rights activist. In a nutshell, Nellie Bly left a lasting mark on investigative journalism as well as on the landscape of American . . . . Continue Reading

The Missing Link between ADHD and Childhood Eating Disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known disorder in children and is associated with childhood developmental problems, and is commonly defined by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Although it may seem that ADHD would have nothing to do with a condition like anorexia or any other eating disorder, these issues that once . . . . Continue Reading

52 Resolutions You Should Be Making

Rather than the traditional resolution list of fad diets, breaking habits and promises that usually gets broken, I decided to create a list of new things to try—things that can be crossed off (or added to) as the year goes on. There’s one for each week of the year—most are free and all are easily . . . . Continue Reading