Do Thoughts Make You Age Faster? 5 Ways They Could

As each year goes by, we get a little older and a little less sprightly. But is it possible that you’re thinking your way into gray hairs and more wrinkles? Do thoughts make you age faster? That’s what a scientist and psychologist are proposing in their new book. Telo-what? Telomeres and Aging Now, there’s no sorcery or mind control involved … Read More

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8 EWG Sunscreen Picks When You’re in a Pinch

EWG sunscreen ratings serve as a lifeline for people who want to use sunscreen without all of the toxic ingredients. For more than a decade, EWG (the non-profit Environmental Working Group) takes on the annual task of sifting through sunscreen label claims, ingredient lists and scientific studies analyzing what’s really in those sunblock bottles. I know I’m grateful for the organization’s annual … Read More

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Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge (Yes, You Really Can!)

A loofah sponge probably conjures up images of rough, exfoliating fibers for bath time, but there’s really so much more to this vegetable. (That’s right, it’s a veggie.) “Loofah,” also known as loofa, luffa or sponge gourd, is something most folks buy in the beauty aisle, but you can actually grow it at home. A loofah sponge actually comes from a vining … Read More

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Biking to Work Lowers Mortality + More Benefits of Biking

We’ve talked a lot about mortality lately and ways to reduce it, including running. But what about biking to work? Can this exercise help you live longer? It turns out that it may, according to recent research from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Given what we already know about how a sedentary lifestyle can increase mortality and disease risks, … Read More


Can Running + Other Exercise Help You Live Longer? YES

By now, everyone knows there are numerous benefits of exercise, and one of those benefits includes the potential to extend life. So, what is the one specific exercise that helps you live longer? According to recent research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, running may extend your life up to three years. (1, 2) … Read More


How Do We Lower the Mortality Rate? Eat Better — A Lot Better

Most of us know how important eating right is for our health. More fruits, vegetables, blah blah blah — after awhile, all the food recommendations can start to feel like background noise. But now, a mind-blowing study has discovered that nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were caused by cardiometabolic diseases associated with suboptimal eating habits. In other words: there … Read More

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11 Easy, Natural Life Extenders

You may not waking up about life extenders, but I’m here to tell you that they’re easier to work into your day than you’d  think. While we still haven’t managed to invent a potion that will keep us all looking and feeling young forever, there are ways to increase our longevity. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, eating something … Read More

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Peppers & Death Risk: Eating The Right Ones Could Help You Live 13% Longer

Are you someone who shies away from foods that pack a little extra heat, or do you prefer spicy? Turns out, if you’re the type to choose the mild salsa, you might want to rethink that strategy. According to a new study out of the University of Vermont, chili pepper benefits might help you actually live longer. (1) The Peppers-Death Risk … Read More


Top 4 Health Benefits of Marriage

Bickering about finances, debating child-rearing methods and arguing about whose turn it is to take out the garbage — sometimes the daily grind of married life can leave you feeling a little less than enthusiastic about your spouse. But even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be providing health benefits of … Read More

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6 Natural Ways to Boost Hypothalamus Function

The hypothalamus is an essential part of the human brain and is often considered the “control center” for most hormones. Its working relationship with the pituitary gland as well as the adrenal glands affects our nervous systems as well as our endocrine systems. But what does the hypothalamus do exactly? For starters, it plays a part in our calorie intake, weight … Read More