Tag: health

The NFL to tackle brain disease during the 2015-2016 season

Ninety-one former NFL players donated their brains to science, so the world could learn more about the effects of head injuries on athletes; of the 91 athletes, 87 of these players have tested positive for brain disease.   The disease found in these former athletes has been identified as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by the researchers… Read More

New Study Shows Reversal of Direction in Imagination and Reality

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently challenged notions of imagination and reality in discovering a concrete separation. Researchers asked testing subjects to either imagine scenarios or to watch videos, and then tracked their brain’s electrical activities to analyze movement.   The study, entitled “Reversal of Cortical Information Flow During Visual Imagery as Compared to… Read More

Opinion: The Stigma of Mental Illness and How to Fix It

Mental illness affects one in four adults — about 26.2 percent of people over the age of 18. That means in your lifetime, there is a high probability that you will meet, interact, work with, or know someone with a diagnosable mental illness — anything from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or even post-traumatic… Read More

Cute, Economical, Environmentally Friendly! How to Bike to Work in Style

Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, biking is a smart, eco-efficient alternative to driving. You save gas money, save the environment, and save yourself a trip to the gym all during your daily commute.   The one thing that usually holds people back from being fully committed to the bike life… Read More

Yoga Community Denounces Celebrity “Selfie”

There is no doubt that selfies have consumed our nation, communally and psychologically. Self-indulgent narcissism now surrounds the popular buzzword, and despite the actual implications of the social fixture, yoga communities worldwide have traded in their content, blissful serenity for backlash against Instagram-posing celebrities.   It’s true that the notion of yoga celebrity is currently… Read More