My Plan For Life

Once upon a time I had a plan. One filled with big dreams, high hopes, major expectations, fulfillment and excitement. This plan included a very rigid and structured outline regarding the precise process as well as the most direct route to accomplish each step. First of all, it took a big heart, courage, and boldRead More

Smartphone addiction

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction. Kids who compulsively used the internet or fiddled with their phones tended to have increased neurotransmitter activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region tied to the brain’s systems of behavior reward, control of inhibition and mood regulation. Compared against normalRead More

What is the CICO diet?

Here’s the brutal truth: There are no shortcuts to weight loss. Fad diets come and go for a reason — they don’t teach you how to eat healthfully, and how to sustain that weight lossover time. And now there’s a new diet to be wary of: the CICO (calories in, calories out) plan. Any moderate changes in eatingRead More