Can Smiling Make You Healthier?

  Every little thing that can make life happier for you is worth seeking out. One simple thing—smiling more—can help you feel healthier and happier, and it doesn’t cost a dime. Here are four ways that smiling can make you healthier.   It makes other people smile.   The next time you watch a comedy on TV, pay attention to your face when the characters are smiling. You might notice that you unconsciously smile when they do. Mirror neurons in your brain mimic the behavior and facial expressions of other people, including on TV. So whenever you smile, you’re unconsciously

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Essential Oils vs. Candles

  People have been making candles from wax and animal fat for thousands of years. Burning a candle is one of the oldest known ways to both light up a room and freshen the air within.   But the candles you have in your home today are not all-natural and eco-friendly like they used to be. Recently essential oil diffusers have become a healthy, organic way to refresh your home. Here are the differences between essential oils and candles.   The packaging around candles is decorated with sweeping beaches, glistening fruit and vibrant flowers. But in reality, what you’re burning

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How To Keep Your Resolutions Alive And Healthy

New Year’s resolutions are the easiest things in the world to make, but they’re often the hardest to keep. But don’t feel bad if you’ve let your resolutions slide in the past: 92% of people don’t see their resolutions come true. So if you want to be one of the 8% who achieves their goals, you need all the help you can get it. Use these tips and resources to keep your resolutions alive and healthy this year.   Accountability Apps   There’s an app for everything these days, including helping you keep your New Year’s resolutions. Apps like MyFoodDiary,

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Burn 300 Calories in 30 Minutes

There are three major elements in your adult life: your family, your work and your health. The old saying goes that you only get to pick two of these. If your life is too busy for you to find time for exercise, you need a workout that will burn the most calories in the least amount of time. It’s a common problem for adults, so you’re not alone. Here are some quick ways to keep yourself in shape when you’ve only got 30 minutes to spare.   Running   Running is one of the easiest forms of exercise, because all

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