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?
Most people know the importance of physical exercise. But not many offer the same level of importance when it comes to the mind. But researchers state that the popular expression "use it or lose it" is valid for brain health. And over time, brain training has become a popular topic. People are always looking for ways to improve their cognitive abilities and … [Read more...] about Mind-Body Exercises for Enhanced Mental Performance
Two thousand years ago, Aristotle made a fascinating observation about humans: People are social creatures. This central truth about human existence tells us that cooperation is the backbone of society. We see this fact expressed at a fundamental level. For example, we need farmers for food and doctors for healthy living. But what makes human society work is not just the … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Ways to Achieve a Stronger Friendship with Anyone
Are you looking for a creative way to visually tell your or your family’s life story? While you might think about scrapbooking as a way to preserve memories, it can also be a therapeutic, self-care activity. Engaging in creative hobbies like scrapbooking lowers your anxiety levels. People are sometimes encouraged to start a scrapbook when in therapy or … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Benefits of Scrapbooking and How to Get Started
Loneliness can hit us at any time. Even those with a lot of people in their lives can feel lonely. It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowded room. Loneliness isn’t about the number of people in your vicinity. It’s about feeling isolated and the lack of meaningful connections. Some people feel lonely more easily than others, but everyone is capable of experiencing … [Read more...] about 8 Things You Can Do When Loneliness Strikes