9 Hobbies to Help You Decompress

It seems as though we, as a society, are more stressed than ever before. This may be due to the economy, health problems, or a lifestyle that doesn’t prioritize self-care. You probably know that being stressed doesn’t feel good. But, you may not be aware of the many negative health effects of stress.

Started from The Bottom: How to Become Self Actualized

Think about what you want in life. Is “happiness” one of those things? It usually is for most people. But, happiness is not a destination; it’s a state of being. In psychology, this state is often referred to as self-actualization.

Biggest Food Recalls in Recent History

Food recalls are very common — especially in North America. A missing or incorrect label could literally mean the difference between life and death for individuals with food allergies. Other times, the issue may be serious for everyone. Either way, when we become aware of a food recall, we tend to discard the product or return it for a refund.

Hear Us Out: Prevent Hearing Loss before It Sets In

As we age, many of our functions gradually decline. Unfortunately, one of those functions is our hearing. Being able to hear sounds is crucial; it warns us of danger, enables us to maintain social relationships, and allows us to enjoy music. Currently, 15% of people in America ages 20 and up suffer from “moderate or greater” hearing loss. This number is expected to rise as the population ages.

The Psychology of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are on the rise in North America. While many people think they are the result of a conscious choice influenced by culture alone, this is not the case. Recent research demonstrates that eating disorders are illnesses with psychological and neurobiological roots.

Don’t Break the Chain: How to Stay Creative

For many people, creativity is required to do a job, complete a project, or allow them to move forward in their life. If you’re one of those people — or if you would simply like to tap into your creativity as a way to enjoy life and try new things — you may need a boost from time to time.

Flu Season: Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids

You’ve likely suffered from the flu at least once in your life. It isn’t fun, is it? Maybe you’re a new parent and you’re worried about your child getting the flu. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place. Many parents have doubts about the flu shot, but we’ve come up with 10 great reasons why you should vaccinate your kids.