Anyone can tell that giving helps others. Your gift can offer emotional, financial, and other forms of support to your friends and family or any other recipient when you give. But giving can boost your happiness too. Studies show that charitable actions can positively affect your health and happiness. Giving to others makes you feel good about yourself and helps you feel … [Read more...] about Why Giving Is Good For You
With the pandemic keeping families at home the past couple of years, you might think they would be reading more. However, U.S. adults read 2 to 3 fewer books per year than they did between 2001 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll. Another survey by Pew Research found that 23% of Americans didn’t read a single book in 2021, and that figure is even higher for those under age … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Read More Effectively?
Did you know that women are almost twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s? In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. A major reason for this discrepancy is the fact that women tend to live longer. However, there are some other factors too. For example, the decline in estrogen that comes with menopause affects memory centers in the brain that … [Read more...] about What Women Need to Know About Alzheimer’s
You're bound to have moments in your life when you don't even feel like getting out of bed. You lay there in bed, just staring at the ceiling, thinking about how miserable you are. Those feelings might be some mild form of depression. It could also be an emotional drain caused by stress at work or in your personal life. It could be that you're just not feeling motivated. … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything
Self-acceptance refers to recognizing your imperfections and accepting them for what they are. Rather than condemning yourself, you can stop obsessing about yourself and what people think of you. You can then focus on making changes that will help you feel happier. It might all seem easy enough. But when you do a self-analysis and consider the question, "Do I accept myself?" … [Read more...] about What Does Self-Acceptance Actually Mean?