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Helping Others Online May Ease Depression Symptoms

Helping Others Online May Ease Depression Symptoms

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” I’m told Abraham Lincoln said this, some 150 years ago. If you’re like me, you might initially dismiss this as just an empty cliche, another quote for a high school yearbook. Sure, maybe there’s some transient benefit to helping others. Maybe you feel a glow for a moment or two, but the effect is likely fleeting — a kind of high-fructose corn syrup for the soul. Researchers at Columbia University and MIT, myself included recently published new findings that suggest otherwise. Under the right circumstances, it seems that helping others can be an incredibly powerful and profound way to help yourself. Depression symptoms can go down, while well-being scores can improve. These new findings, published in Personality and Social Psychology...

5 Things To Consider When Buying Memory Boosting Supplements

Without the ability to store and recall memories, you would not only be unable to remember names, contact numbers, why you went to the store or the time for an important meeting, but you will also be unable to learn and master new skills that you can use to improve your life, productivity, and career. Fortunately, the human brain has the ability to store memories and it allows you to recall those memories on-demand. This, however, is a common problem among the global population – with an increased amount of stress being placed upon people, approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population struggling daily with depression and sleep deprivation declared as a public health concern – which are all factors that lead to cognitive impairment.If you suffer...

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects millions of people around the world in countless different ways, but fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for PTSD, which include the use of holy basil, chamomile, green tea, stinging nettle, valerian, aromatherapy, kava root, skullcap, and dong quai, as well as behavioral remedies, such as social engagement, avoiding reminders of the event, and reducing emotional arousal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Although many people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, not everyone fully understands it, and the emotional repercussions of the disorder can be hard to comprehend unless you have experienced it personally. Post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly called PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in many people following a traumatic event, such as a physical assault, armed conflict, rape, accidents...