Stressed out? Try talking to yourself in the third person

From meditation to physical activity, there are various things that we can do to regain control over our emotions during stressful times. But what if there was an easier way of doing that? New research investigates the effect of talking to yourself in third person on emotion management. A team of researchers, led by scientists from Michigan State University in … Read More

Two minds

The cognitive differences between men and women When Nirao Shah decided in 1998 to study sex-based differences in the brain using up-to-the-minute molecular tools, he didn’t have a ton of competition. But he did have a good reason. “I wanted to find and explore neural circuits that regulate specific behaviours,” says Shah, then a newly minted Caltech PhD who was … Read More

12 Strange-But-True Health Tips

Crazy health tricks that really work Many methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward: to lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water. Others, however, are totally counterintuitive. The following 12 tips really do work—but they may leave you scratching your head. 1.Drink coffee to have a … Read More

30 Days to a Healthier You: A Daily Checklist of Wellness Tips

Most of us hear the term wellness and assume that it’s something beyond our reach. Or perhaps we think that wellness is only for advanced yogis, holistic doctors, or wellness practitioners, but not us — not everyday people just working the daily grind and living busy lives. But this is where we make the mistake. Wellness is nothing more than … Read More

Heart-Healthy Tips for February

February is American Heart Month, and while it’s a good idea to care for our hearts every day of the year, now is a particularly great time to focus on holistic ways to combat heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death globally. Here are a few ways to give your … Read More

7 Myths About Medication and the Facts Behind Them

Misconceptions about medicine are as common as pills on a pharmacy shelf. We could all use a healthy dose of the truth. Myth no.1: If you’re really hurting, you can ignore the label and take more pills. Fact: When you’re in severe pain, you may look at the dose on the pain reliever label and think, “an extra dose can’t … Read More

The Checklist: How to stay healthy in December

A gift to yourself One of the best ways to avoid gaining weight during the holiday eating season is to ramp up your exercise regimen. Yeah, right. Chalene Johnson knows it’s hard to squeeze exercise into your December schedule. But she’s convinced that even the most overwhelmed among us can make it happen. Johnson, creator of TurboFire workout program and … Read More

4 Fun Ways To Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

It’s that time again: Movember, or the month formerly known as November, is when men grow their mustaches for 30 days to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for prostate and testicular cancer. Sign your moustache-growing team up now or join the AskMen team — ’cause we’re about men. Prostate cancer is the single most common cancer … Read More