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Jan 15, 2019

Topic - Long Reach Of Popularity

Popularity. Ugh. High school. But, there are two types of popularity. Which one should we pursue, likability or status? Likability starts in early childhood and includes helping others, being a supportive leader and pursuing harmony. Later, in adolescence, status becomes the goal. Why...


Jan 14, 2019

Topic - Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Doctors have a definition of obesity based on age, height, weight and gender, but in the real world, our guidelines are different. We see each other in terms of obesity based on race, gender and the generation we grew up in. A twenty year study revealed some of the changes we’ve...


Jan 11, 2019

Topic - Facebook Depression

We’re more connected to the world than ever before, but we don’t feel closer to others. Researchers at Yale University and UC San Diego proved that our feelings of health and happiness could be related to Facebook use and it’s not good. The more we logged onto Facebook, the worse we...


Jan 10, 2019

Topic - What To Believe About Breast Cancer Risks

We just don’t know what to believe about the research regarding breast cancer risks. However, a new and extensive study including both pre- and post-menopausal women confidently reports that three factors lower the risk. Being physically active, maintaining a healthy...


Jan 9, 2019

Topic - Playing Doctor

We just can’t help ourselves. We schedule an appointment with the doctor, but go online to search our symptoms. You’d think that the information we learn will help us to more meaningfully participate with our doctors, but it’s just the opposite. We’re likely to have less trust in our...