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The health benefits of a random act of kindness

The health benefits of a random act of kindness

This year, “Random Acts of Kindness” Day falls on Monday, but the foundation behind it wants you to consider being kind every day. In fact, they want you to be a “RAKtivist,” or a “Random Acts of Kindness activist.” Here’s why: Spreading kindness not only helps others feel better about themselves — it can also…MORE

Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says

Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says

In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as 81%. One in six people die from cancer every year, and the burden of cancer…MORE

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you’re not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center examined the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of…MORE

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

The novel coronavirus is now a “public health emergency of international concern,” killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Even worse: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this virus to keep spreading beyond this year. Here’s what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to…MORE

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

Singles Awareness Day: The benefits of being single

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau. Despite the fact marriages or relationships are less common these…MORE

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

Are you in love or just high on chemicals in your brain? Answer: Yes

We call it “falling in love,” as if we have no control over how we topple into that dreamy state of emotional bliss. But those sweetly warm feelings we connect to our heart are actually chemicals and hormones flooding an organ higher up — our brain. It starts with a crush That first spark of…MORE

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