Finding the best dress for a special occasion is always a problem. High school student Ciara Gan had already asked someone to design a dress for her graduation ball, but she was unhappy with the results. So instead of settling for anything less than perfect, Gan decided to make her own – and ended up
Psychologists say that immersing yourself with a hobby is vital to your health. As it turned out, our hobbies help in relieving our stress, prevent us from forming bad habits, and aid in promoting mindfulness. But the activities that bring joy into our life can also make a huge difference in the life of others.
If you’re in a romantic and happy relationship, chances are, you’ve been packing on the pounds since you and your partner got together. Have you ever wondered why that happens? Well, experts have discovered the likely culprit to this phenomenon, and you don’t even have to look far – it’s your relationship! According to several
In certain types of trees such as – but not limited to – eucalyptus, Sitka spruce, and Japanese larch, a unique phenomenon where the uppermost branches of trees don’t touch can be observed. It’s called “crown shyness”, where the crowns of trees are separated by a gap clearly visible when viewed from the ground level.
Technology has provided us with a variety of ways to consume literature. There are electronic books or tablets where we can store thousands of titles and access them with just a few clicks. But it looks like the traditional way of reading printed books is still the standard, at least when it comes to storytime
Every parent knows the struggle of putting children to sleep, most especially when they aren’t tired. Youngsters seem to have this unlimited reservoir of energy within them, that it almost seems impossible to calm them down. But if you are able to implement strict bedtime hours for your kids despite all these challenges, then you
Rosemary, an aromatic evergreen herb, not only smells and tastes good but also carries with it a number of health benefits. Since ancient times, people have benefited from its medicinal properties. One purpose that it serves is how it can boost one’s ability to recall information or events. Records from ancient Greece showed how students
Recently, the U.S. FDA approved esketamine, a fast-acting drug derived from the anesthetic, ketamine, that is intended to aid the treatment-resistant population of people with depression. There are about 16.2 million Americans who suffer from major depression, and as many as a quarter of them reported achieving little to no results from available treatments, including FDA
We never thought that we would be seeing these two words in one sentence – but, a recent study shows that alcohol (glasses of wine or beer), when taken in the right amounts, actually contributes to longevity. Dr. Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology from the University of California, and her team of researchers discovered
The importance of sleep to a healthy and happy life cannot be denied. It’s a fact. The daily grind for most of us looks like this: We wake up at 7am, take a shower, then grab some coffee on the way to work. By the time we leave our house, it’s already 8 in the
If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’d probably know that most of them have the tendency to follow you around everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you’re going – once you get up from where you are, your pooch is guaranteed to trail behind you with its wagging tail. As endearing as this may be, sometimes,
The Japanese have a word for ‘overwork’ called Karōshi (過労死). According to them, people who work themselves to exhaustion have a greater chance of passing away early. They are at a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack and stroke due to stress and poor diet. A new study published by the Melbourne Insitute