It Really Is Better Safe Than Sorry

(Almost) everyone loves football. So much so, that we encourage our kids to start playing from a very early age. Why? It’s a team sport! It’s exercise! They learn so many valuable skills by being pummeled and ordered around! But is football really that good for overall health? According to the Sports Concussion Institute, there…
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You’re Addicted To A Drug, And You Might Not Even Know It

It makes you happy. You get cranky when you don’t have enough of it. Once you’ve gotten used to a certain amount, you need more to sustain you. It’s sugar. The way that sugar works on our brain chemistry is very similar to that of other drugs of abuse—it can cause one to become addicted…
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School Test = Bear Attack

We are living in a higher state of anxiety than we were biologically made for. Our brains were made for us to remember stressful situations that would help us to save ourselves. Like if someone died, maybe you’d remember what berry they ate right before it. Or if a bear attacked, you’d remember what area…
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Schizophrenics Are Violent

At least, that’s what the media will have you think. Many movies portray mental illness. I understand why—mental illness is different, and we don’t completely understand it yet, so it is interesting to explore it through movies. Movie makers often take the viewer to the extremes in order to illicit bigger reactions. Unfortunately, these movies…
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Should We Find A Pill To Cure Obesity?

Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies often try to develop specialized drugs for all kinds of diseases and addictions. In most cases I would say that this is a good idea—if there is a pill that can cure cancer or Alzheimer’s, by all means give it to me. But when it comes to diseases like obesity, I’m not…
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