Living

2.5 hours of exercise per week can slow decline in Parkinson’s disease

People exercise beside the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok 24 September 2014.
25 Mar 2017
A new study has found Parkinson’s patients who do 2.5 hours, or 150 minutes, of exercise a week can slow down the effects of the condition.   Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in...
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Is it a myth that all couples fight?

Couples/ marriage/ partners
25 Mar 2017
The other day, I was idling in traffic when I happened to glance in my rear view mirror. Although I couldn’t hear anything, I could tell the couple in the car behind me were having an argument.   The man was looking straight...
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TripAdvisor names the world’s best beaches for 2017

Full steam ahead as Carnival overcomes final hurdle for historic Cuba trip
25 Mar 2017
If there’s one single beach that leaves visitors enamoured, recharged and inspired, it’s Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world’s best beach by TripAdvisor travellers for a third time.   After...
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Tours for architecture geeks

25 Mar 2017
Are you the type of traveller who can rhyme off the era and style of the buildings you see? Who makes a game out of matching buildings with their designers? A new travel programme launched by the American Institute of Architects may appeal...
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The world’s most innovative cities

25 Mar 2017
A new ranking has named London the world’s most innovative city, after analysing cities on their potential for creation and implementation of new ideas. In the 10th edition of Melbourne-based outfit 2thinknow’s “...
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The ultimate guilt-free treat? These salad cakes are made with vegetables

22 Mar 2017
Imagine biting into a beautiful cake, but instead of a sugary rush you get the fresh flavors of celery, carrot and red cabbage. "Salad cakes" -- a new craze in Japan -- offer exactly that experience.   Nagoya native...
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Are you sure the diet you’re following is actually good for your health?

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
21 Mar 2017
Despite recent food trends encouraging us to breakfast on protein-rich eggs and sip on green juices, a new review published on recently has attempted to call time on some of the latest food fads and help end the confusion about what is the...
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Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

20 Mar 2017
If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just...
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5 herbs and spices that can make you happy

A worker at herbal store takes ingredients to prepare natural herbal drug in Cairo, Egypt January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
18 Mar 2017
Several studies and nutritional publications agree that certain foods have the power to make us happy. The famous omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish, nuts and seeds, are notably recommended for lifting the mood. However, certain herbs...
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Puppy love: therapy pooches bring peace of mind at Spanish psychiatric center


Miren Martinez, 49, pets Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain, February 13, 2017 (Susana Vera / Reuters).

 
16 Mar 2017
Tucked away in Spain's Pyrenees mountains, patients at psychiatric facility Benito Menni stretch out across floor mats and stroke greyhound puppies Atila and Argi. Puppy love is part of the treatment for conditions such as...
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