Karen Shaller

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

And now for a completely different approach to happiness. . .

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on Soundcloud and iTunes.<p>This is a simple post that I offer you as you begin your …

Happiness

19 Simple Daily Habits for a Happier Life

<b>“Hug harder. Laugh louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.” ~Unknown</b><p>Did you ever have it all mixed up?<p>Happiness, I mean. I once thought that a university …

Happiness

Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows

Remember Pig-Pen? The little kid from Charles Schulz's <i>Peanuts</i> cartoons who walked around in a cloud of dirt? Well, the human body does spew a cloud, but instead of dirt it contains millions of microorganisms.<p>"It turns out that that kid is all of us," says James Meadow, a microbial ecologist who led …

Microbiome

To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

When Portland resident Doris Keene raised her four children, she walked everywhere and stayed active. But when she turned 59, she says, everything fell apart.<p>"My leg started bothering me. First it was my knees." She ignored the pain, and thinks now it was her sciatic nerve acting up, all along. "I …

When It Comes to Wine Glasses, Size and Shape Matter

The Plate<p>A spiffy new camera set-up devised by scientists in Japan indicates that glass shape–just like the wine snobs have been telling us all along–affects the flavor of wine.<p>In a recent study, Kohji Mitsubayashi and colleagues at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University topped wine-filled glasses …

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