Avoiding “Highway Hypnosis”

Long trips mean long stretches of highway that seem to go on forever, with nary a change in the scenery.  But keep on looking around anyway, even if there's "nothing to see" Staring straight ahead is a sure way to develop "highway hypnosis," a trance-like state in which you may experience hallucinations or lose the … Continue reading Avoiding “Highway Hypnosis”

Making a House a Home

LIFE ON MEMORY LANE For a house to become a home it must reflect your personality, says Marjorie A. Inman, P.h.D., associate professor of interior design at Purdue  University.  Not your interior decorator's personality, or the going-out -of-business department store's or the Joneses' who live next door.  So, where do you find the design that … Continue reading Making a House a Home

What’s your Sleep Efficiency?

If you're sleeping only half the time you're in bed, your sleep efficiency is only 50% says sleep specialist Michael Stevenson, Ph.D.  That perpetuates insomnia. The goal is to achieve 90% -- and it can be done. Say you go to bed at 11:00 P.M. because you have to get up at 7:00 A.M.  But … Continue reading What’s your Sleep Efficiency?

God’s message to Women

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being.  When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.  But you woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because your nostrils are too delicate.  I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could … Continue reading God’s message to Women

The Story of Three Little Trees

Once upon a mountain top, three little trees had a dream. The first thought of  becoming a treasure chest to hold the greatest treasures of the world. The second wanted to be a great ship to sail to mighty waters  and carry powerful kings. The third wanted to remain in the mountain top and grow, so  when people … Continue reading The Story of Three Little Trees

“Laughter is good for the heart and soul”

While emphasizing that fun is hardly a cure-all, the medical establishment is showing an increasing interest in the effects of the positive emotions on health, says Alison Crane, R.N. founder and executive director of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor, headquartered in Skokie, Illinois. A good laugh, notes Crane, changes blood pressure (blood pressure rises during … Continue reading “Laughter is good for the heart and soul”

“Add Years to your Life”

Personal + 6.0 months Going back to school would be great for both your brain and your longevity. Having a total of 12 or more years of education could add half a year to your life.Lifestyle + 3.0 months Moving to a place where the air quality is better could add a quarter of a … Continue reading “Add Years to your Life”

Is Sex a foundation of Youth?

PASSION AT 90 Is sex a fountain of youth? The latest research would indicate so. Swedish scientists found that sexually active older people are more vital, have higher levels of sex hormones in the blood and have better memories than their celibate counterparts. These scientists found out what older people already knew. In another study … Continue reading Is Sex a foundation of Youth?

“Your Car may Cause Cancer if you are not Aware”

Beware of using your Car More and more people are dying from cancer than ever before. We wonder how it comes about but here is an example that explains a lot of the cancer causing incidents. Many people will rush into their cars first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, 7 … Continue reading “Your Car may Cause Cancer if you are not Aware”

“Are you a type-A Guy?

Well, are you? The main exterior signs of Type-A behavior are aggravation, irritation, anger and impatience. They're overt but still often hidden from the Type A. Generally, Type A's are great at spotting. Type-A behavior in others but awful at detecting it in themselves. So if you're a Type A, how can you accurately assess … Continue reading “Are you a type-A Guy?