Love feels like the greatest thing in the world… until it ends. When it does, we stop functioning at our full capacity. We lose motivation, find challenges insurmountable and sometimes feel like we won’t love again. Fortunately, several studies have uncovered the root of why breakups just plain suck — and what you can do about it.
Tea isn’t just a comforting and pleasant beverage, it also has remarkable healing properties — so much so that it’s deemed a sort of “wonder drink” that may be even healthier than drinking water. Here are all the ways drinking tea can lead to a healthier, longer life — and how to maximise both the enjoyment of the drink and its health benefits.
After last week’s controversial Catalyst program on the ABC, some people may be wondering whether they should stop taking statins to lower their cholesterol. But before making such a decision, read this article and discuss your risk of heart disease or stroke with a doctor.
It is the events that happen in our lives that determine the state of our mental health, rather than some inherent personal inadequacy or genetic flaw. And psychological processes, such as rumination and self-blame, aren’t just symptoms of some “mental disorder” but a crucial part in the chain of causes that can lead us to depression and anxiety.
The recent news of Monsanto’s $US930m acquisition of data science company Climate Corporation, raises important questions about the economies developing in response to climate change. A new generation of companies have emerged that harness new methods of data analysis to turn vast datasets (“big data”) into exploitable, marketable information. As the Financial Times reported, Monsanto’s purchase signals the first significant “big data” acquisition.
Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that fight free radicals – nasty molecules causing damage thought to hasten ageing and cause chronic diseases. The simple logic that antioxidants are “good” and free radicals are “bad”, has led to the idea that simply getting more antioxidants into our bodies, from foods or supplements, can outweigh the impacts of free radicals. Sadly, biology is never this simple, and antioxidants are not a free radical free pass.