Which animal has a better sense of smell than a bloodhound?

Bears. People have 40 million smell receptors. A dog can have as many as 2 billion. But a bear’s sense of smell is seven times stronger than a bloodhound’s. They use their noses to find food, avoid danger, and locate mates. The killer whale is believed to have no sense of smell at all.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rm-quiz-sense-of-smell

By |August 22nd, 2017|Newsletter, Trivia|0 Comments

4 Ways to Fight Body Odor

School may be starting soon for most students across the US, but summer doesn’t truly end until late September. And until then, most of us will still experience the smoldering heat that summer is known for. With that comes ounces of sweat dripping down our backs while we impatiently wait for our cars to cool […]

Why does multi-tasking lead to a drop in productivity?

More than one task splits the brain. Whenever you need to pay attention, an area toward the front of the brain called the prefrontal cortex springs to action. This area, which spans the left and right sides of the brain, is part of the brain’s motivational system. It helps to focus your attention on a […]

By |August 15th, 2017|Newsletter, Trivia|0 Comments

The Best Apps to Keep You Focused & Productive

The internet is a glorious thing. But, we all know it has at least one dark side—it is a huge productivity suck. Maybe you open up your browser and innocently stroll over to YouTube or Pinterest or Facebook to check out what’s new. Three bleary-eyed hours later, you’re lying on your back in the bottom […]

True or False: Metal “stress balls” originated in China’s Ming Dynasty

True: Chinese stress balls (Baoding balls) were created during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in Baoding, China. Originally made of iron, the balls are thought to relieve stress because they touch pressure or acupuncture points on the hand.

Source: https://www.factretriever.com/stress-facts

By |August 8th, 2017|Newsletter, Trivia|0 Comments

7 Habits That Could Be Making Your Anxiety Worse

Habits are hard. The good ones are hard to get into—and the bad ones are hard to break—and as we grow up and mature and start to feel the stresses of life, we can become reliant on certain kinds of behaviors and habits to make life easier for ourselves.

Unfortunately, these behaviors could be the stepping […]

10 More Amazing Benefits of Hugging

Hugs are so beneficial, so we are bringing you ten more reasons why you need to hug every day.

1. Hugs Can Help to Treat Insomnia and Anxiety

Lack of sleep can create a long list of secondary health issues that can disrupt the body’s normal function, and increase the risk of serious medical problems like heart […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Health & Happiness, Newsletter|0 Comments

True or False: The hormone oxytocin affects dog behavior

True: Humans aren’t the only animals affected by oxytocin. One study suggests the hormone makes dogs more friendly toward their owners. Researchers administered oxytocin to 16 adult dogs of different breeds and watched their behavior, paying specific attention to “bonding” behavior like sniffing, nudging, licking, and playing. “We found that after receiving the oxytocin spray, […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Newsletter, Trivia|0 Comments

True or False: Sun exposure can help with acne

False:  The sun does not make acne better. “Contrary to popular belief, sunbathing makes zits worse, not better,” Bank says. “The initial, temporary drying effect and the blemish-concealing tan may fool you, but UV rays actually stimulate oil production.” What’s more, the sun’s rays also thicken the outer layer of your skin, which blocks your pores […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Newsletter, Trivia|0 Comments

The Mole Guide: What Does a Cancerous Mole Look Like?

Whether you are a sun worshipper or a casual tanner, it is important to check your moles for signs of skin cancer.

Skin cancer can develop if skin is exposed to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These can damage skin cells and, in the worst cases, cause mutation. These mutated cells may proliferate as cancers, and are […]