5 Tricks An Old Dog Can Teach You

Lovability as an evolutionary adaptation Dogs manage to maintain their loveabilty, even as they age. Human beings respond to their cuteness by nurturing. We relate to pets much in the way we treat our own children. We see the combination of cuteness and dependence, which triggers our impulse to protect and coddle. They don’t hide…

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Got Passion?

Love + Medicine - Passion

[quote title=”E. M. Forster”]One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.[/quote] Part of our journey as humans is discovering what our passions truly are. Not what is in style, not pretending, not copying from others – really sensing one’s own passion and going for it. If you get rich along the way, so be it. Many…

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ARE YOUR EARS RINGING?

Drawing of an ear

There is a common superstition that ringing in your ear means someone is talking about you. Unfortunately for many people, the ringing is due to a condition called tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus), from the Latin tinnire “to ring or tinkle”. It is the experience of noise or ringing in the ear and it affects about 1in 5 people. Tinnitus…

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Don’t Give Up on Sex

A couple in bed

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was first published in 1943. He based his research on observations of rhesus monkeys at the University of Wisconsin. He established that the most basic physiological needs are the solid platform from which one can reach higher goals. Without satisfying basic needs of food, drink, sex, air and sleep, we are…

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Don’t Just Do Something…

“Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you, Everywhere you go, always take the weather…” – Crowded House Have you noticed that as soon as the weather changes, humans try to shield themselves from it? Initially everyone is out, car windows are wide open. A week or two later, every car that goes by…

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