Children model everything, especially a parent’s attitude, and attitude is extremely neuroplastic. Neuroplasticity is the capacity of the brain to shape brain structure and set brain chemistry. When it comes to the brain -- as with most things in life -- attitude is everything. Read More.
To forgive is human. It's just very hard. People are wired to respond with anger, hold grudges and seek revenge; and in spite of the teachings of Christianity and other religions, victims of wrongdoing usually do all three. Why should you forgive? Researchers and academics may have an answer. Read More.
An optimistic outlook has been shown to combat stress -- a known risk factor for heart disease and other illnesses. Anthony Ong of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., conducted a review of researchers to determine if it is really true that feeling good may be good for health. Read More.
The average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day; a 40-year-old, only four. When I first read that statistic, on a blog called Ageing Healthily, Happily, and Youthfully, I found the 300 times a day number a bit high. But then I thought about my 5-year-old nephew, Bob. Read More.