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A Touchy Subject

Last time, I pondered the question of why people don’t do things when it comes to food. This time, I’m asking the same question concerning touch. 368 more words

AspiePriest's Mind, AspiePriest's Story

Hugs are healthy, whodda thunk?

I will start out by saying I’m just not a hugger. It’s not that I’m somehow neurotic, anti-social, snobby or anything obsessive, just never did. I’ve been taking grief about that for years. 656 more words

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist… 1,086 more words


How Milk Production Works: An Overview

Many expectant mothers I have counseled would tell me they were planning to breastfeed, only for them to return after the baby was born exclaiming that they never had any milk and had to give the baby formula. 627 more words


Let's Hug ... Because Science

In a month full of New Year’s resolutions, many take steps to live healthier, better lives. Apparently an easy way to boost our well-being along with our life expectancy is to simply hug more. 281 more words

Kindness is good for your heart, really!

Day 18 of #LiveWell2017

Being kind has its rewards – not just for the recipient of the act of kindness, but for the person being kind. 144 more words


The Balancing Act

I’m not new to experiencing the effects of hormones on the body. After all, I went through 8+ years of infertility treatments. There can be very high highs and very low lows. 258 more words

Starting Anew