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11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's kitchen. When a warm breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you're instantly rocketed back to your first dance and the corsage your date …

10 Practical Uses for An Essential Oil Diffuser

Home > Alternative Health & Aromatherapy > 10 Practical Uses for An Essential Oil Diffuser<p>Essential Oil Diffuser<br>©Fotolia<p>Aromatherapy Oil Diffusers<p>Any …

Essential Oils

Can aromatherapy help cure pain?

You might find aromatherapy at the spa or to make your home smell good, but could it help cure kids' pain?<p>Aromatherapy is just one type of …

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Lavender aromatherapy as sleep aid

<i>L</i><i>avandula angustifolia</i> Miller (synonym <i>L. officinalis</i>) and other species are found throughout the Mediterranean, Arabian peninsula, Russia, Africa, …

Agents Are Selling More Spa Travel

Travel agents reported significant growth in their spa travel business last year as well as a more diverse market of spa-goers that includes families …

Tourism

How sunlight lowers your blood pressure

Hypertension and cardiovascular disease correlate with latitude and rise in winter. Scientists have learned how exposure to sunlight reduces blood …

Medical Research

10 Foods Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

<b>Apple Cider Vinegar</b> <br>While the merits of drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight may be debatable, what is true is that the unfiltered vinegar can help relieve digestion or congestion-related woes and is a popular ingredient in energy-boosting detoxes. Keep a bottle in your cupboard to whip up …

Optimize your Sleep to Unleash your Productivity

It’s that time of year – with spring well and truly here, the approach of summer has us all dusting off our exercise bikes and yearning for a life …

Green Cities Provide a Mental Health Boost That Lasts

It’s been established that enjoying green spaces in otherwise grey urban areas can lead to improved mental health for city-dwellers. But new research …

5 Things the Anti-Aging Industry Won’t Tell You

Anti-aging

The Most Eco-Friendly Bottled Water

With a title like that, I bet some of you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out. Treeson is an eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean …

Designing a good night’s sleep

BBC Travel peeks into the typically closed labs used by Westin and Marriott – among others – to discover a few of the innovations possibly coming to a hotel room near you.<p>At many global hotel chains, every part of your stay – from checking in at the front desk to closing your room curtains – has …

Hospitality

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

Scientists found that the loneliest were nearly twice as likely to die during their six-year study than the least lonely<p>Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people.<p>The scientists tracked …

Mobile phones 'pose no health risk' according to report

UK research group publishes its final report which shows no evidence of health risks linked to mobile phone use<p>There is no evidence of mobile phones causing any health risks according to the UK’s largest programme of research into the possible link.<p>Following 11 years of research, the mobile …

17 Sauna And Steam Shower Designs To Improve Your Home And Health

Enhancing our well-being should become one of our major concerns. Luxury and comfort are not enough to escape everyday stress and routine. Find a way …

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

<i>By Gerard Meskill, M.D.</i><p>Nobody says, "I don't believe hypertension exists," or "I don't believe 'stroke' is a real thing." People with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if …

Sleep

A Shopper's Guide to Eating GMO Free

While the controversy over genetically engineered (GE) foods rages on, the the Environmental Working Group–an organization and advocacy group that is …

Agriculture

5 tips for creating more enjoyable and productive workplaces

The 'heads down push through' mentality does morale no favours. From embracing distraction to emotion at work, Monica Parker has five tips for workplace wellbeing<p>Winter can be tough at work; the weather's bad, the light is fleeting and after all the fun of the festive break, dragging yourself back …

Self-improvement

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Bestsellers

Why We Should Reinvent Our Drinking Fountains

People would rather pay two bucks for a sealed, clean drink than stoop over a dirty-looking public trough. Better design could help.<p>The city of London got its first public drinking fountain in 1859, built by the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association to provide safer water to a thirsty …

Tap Water

9 Ridiculously Simple Things All Women Should Be Doing For Their Health

Like many people, I dread going to the dentist, not because of the threat of pain, or the oddly intimate experience of someone handling the backsides of my teeth. It's the flossing conversation. Invariably I'm asked, "You floss, right?" And invariably, I go pink and stammer some nonsense about …

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism, According to Science

I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating …

Employment

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Click to enlarge<p>A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can …

Drink Your Greens Smoothie

For the Smoothie:<p>1 cup/150 g fresh or frozen pineapple<p>3 to 4 large kale leaves preferably Lacinato also known as dinosaur kale (spine and stems …

Drinking Soda is Even Worse For You Than We Thought

Researchers used self-reported data from about 68,000 men and women, who filled out questionnaires about how often they consumed sweetened drinks, what their workout routines were, and more. After following up with study participants 10 years later, researchers found an association between those …