Ever since I picked up my dog from the shelter, my life has been significantly better. From his unconditional love, to his curious playfulness, to the lessons in responsibility and self-care that he teaches me daily, I can confidently say that being a dog owner is such a privilege. So, when a new study revealed that […]

Think about that blissful feeling you get when you hug someone or have an orgasm. It’s basically like a warm blanket enveloping you in coziness, dialing up your happiness while hitting the brakes on mood hijackers like anxiety. You can thank the feel-good hormone oxytocin for this fuzzy, fabulous feeling. The best part: You can take strategic […]

There’s nothing worse than brushing your teeth, getting cozy in your PJs, laying your head down on your pillow—and then not being able to fall asleep. Sadly, this is an all-too-common problem; about one in four Americans develop insomnia each year, which means tens of millions of people are going through their day sleep-deprived and groggy. And […]

Anxiety affects more than 18% of the U.S. population every single year. And yet, we still haven’t found a great long-term solution to this mental health disorder, which includes anything from generalized anxiety disorder to panic attacks to social anxiety disorder. That’s why a new study, showing how a single molecule in the brain can change […]

We know that unhealthy blood sugar levels can leave us feeling groggy, cranky, and craving sweets. But is there a connection between blood sugar and sleep? According to a new study published, yes. The research, which was based on two large internet surveys, is the first to draw a solid connection between sleep disturbances and type 2 […]

You’ve probably heard that nuts are good for your health. They’re often touted as a high-protein, low-sugar food that’s the perfect addition to any meal and makes a great on-the-go snack. But which type of nut is the healthiest? The competition is tough. But according to a new study showing that walnuts have a protective effect […]

Are you on a mission to eliminate all stress and anxiety from your life? If your answer is “yes,” you’re not alone. Our culture is currently obsessed with optimizing mental health in order to feel good all the time. But could this desire to be stress- and anxiety-free actually be setting us up for suboptimal mental […]

We’re not calorie counters here, and quick-fix diets aren’t our thing. Instead, we’re all about focusing on how food fuels us, nourishes us, and makes us feel. But sometimes, getting to our healthiest selves requires us to lose a bit of weight, and we get that. The thing is, hitting our happiest and healthiest weight […]

Most people have experienced some form of indigestion in their life—you know, the acidic burn following pizza, wine, and ice cream that serves as a painful reminder that you can’t eat like a college kid anymore. It’s estimated that at any time, 25% of all adults in the U.S. suffer from frequent bouts of heartburn, aka […]

Are you early to sleep and early to rise? According to a new study, you might have a specific alteration in your sleep cycle, called advanced sleep phase, that affects one in 300 people. Advanced sleep phase has everything to do with the circadian rhythm, also known as our body’s internal clock. The circadian rhythm, among […]