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Education Expert Finds Scheduling Every Free Moment For Children Prevents Self Discovery

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Are children scheduled to the max these days? Are there any waking moments that give children the freedom to express themselves in unstructured environments? Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.

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Negative Thoughts Harm Your Health By Damaging DNA

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Lose your temper on the road? Frustrated with colleagues at work? You may be cutting your life short, warns molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn–who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2009–and health psychologist Elissa Epel, who studies stress and aging.

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The Love Hormone Is Also The Crisis Hormone–Increases In Good Times and Bad

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Oxytocin plays an important role in bonding. It is often called the “love hormone” or “cuddle chemical”, but American and Norwegian researchers have found out that it may as well be called a “crisis hormone.”

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Cannabis Prevents Brain Aging

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Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these aging processes in the brain. Low doses of the active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has the opposite effect on the elderly, reversing brain aging and restoring learning and memory.

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The More Muscle, The Less Diabetes

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If you have more lean muscle tissue, you have less risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Findings outlined by US and Chinese scientists provide further insights into how muscles use glucose in a feedback loop as well as its role in whole-body glucose balance.

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Empathy Heartbeat Training Helps You Read Other People’s Minds

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You really should listen to your heart. People who are more aware of their heartbeat are better at perceiving the emotions of people around them. What’s more, improving this ability might help some people with autism and schizophrenia.

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Why You Should Do The Opposite Of What Official Health Advice Recommends

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“People have told me what I do is dangerous. They have walked away from me at meetings,” says David Unwin, a doctor practising in Southport, UK. Unwin suggests to his patients with type 2 diabetes or who want to lose weight that they do the opposite of what official health advice recommends. He advises them to stop counting calories, eat high-fat foods — including saturated fats — and avoid carbohydrates, namely sugar and starch. Telling people to avoid sugar is uncontroversial; the rest is medical heresy.

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