Monthly Archives: September 2012

OPINION: Rethinking Sleep

Are you waking in the middle of the night? Do you need a nap at 4:00pm? Here’s good news- it could be normal and ok. Stop worrying, and take that sleep when you can get it because it looks like it the need for a standard 8 hours might be a misconception. From The New…

Letting Children Share in Grief

There was a time when people believed that under no circumstances should children be exposed to death, dying, and anything surrounding the subject–like funerals. Recently, that school of thought has changed and many children are now being encouraged to grieve and deal with their grief surrounded by friends and family, rather than go it alone.…

New Reasons to Drink More Tea

Perhaps the Brits had the right idea all along! Researchers in the “tea field” are extolling the drink’s benefits…and it’s not just as a late-afternoon calming break. They are claiming that tea can help with weight loss, heart health, and bone and muscle strength. So, pip, pip, cheerio…drink up! From The Atlantic: New Reasons to…

Hooked on Being Hooked

Please, tell me this won’t be coming to a college near me! Suspension- it’s the “art” of being suspended by hooks, and it’s happening world wide. From The Atlantic: Hooked on Being Hooked

Dating After 50

dating after 50

Having arrived early to a Match.com date, I was sitting in my car when I noticed a man hurriedly pulling on his jacket and running to the restaurant where we were to meet.  I just knew it was my date.  “Ah shit…”  I thought, “this one is not going to work.”  It was not about…

The 10-Minute Workout, Times Three

Any gymrat will tell you that there are as many people who join a gym, attend for a month, and then quit, as there are regular members. While the dropouts’ excuses vary, many say they just have no time. Researchers were keeping that in mind when they investigated whether exercise could be as effective when…