Tag Archives: Health

Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure and Pant Sizes

From NPR Food Blog, The Salt. Posted on August 15th Dark chocolate — it’s delicious, and it may be good for your blood pressure. We realize the skinny on chocolate seems too good to be true, but there have been positive signs lately that a bit of the sweet stuff is OK. A few months […]

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Coffee drinkers may live longer, study suggests

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Coffee lovers are a loyal crowd. Most pour out their morning cup of java for the flavor, the aroma, and the accompanying jolt of energy, rather than the health perks. Coffee lovers were more likely to smoke, eat red meat, drink more three alcoholic beverages a day and less likely […]

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The Science of Stage Fright: How Stress Causes ‘Brain Freeze’

By MAIA SZALAVITZ When presidential candidate Rick Perry froze during a recent GOP debate — unable to remember the name of a government agency he wanted to eliminate — his brain was clearly under stress. Now new research helps explain why at moments of peak pressure, virtually all of us are vulnerable to similar failures, finding it harder […]

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Scent Memory — Keeping Husbands Out of the Dog House Since 2011

The smell of chai reminds me of when I met my husband. We were both in college; I was 19, he was 21. Babies! We began dating in early April, when the beginnings of spring teased us, but being in New England, the days were still damp and often cold.

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