Animal-assisted therapy helps college students Animal assisted therapy (AAT) uses trained animals to enhance an individual's physical, emotional and social well-being, thus improving self-esteem, reducing anxiety and facilitating healing. The prevalence of anxiety and loneliness on college campuses and the simultaneous reduction in college counseling center resources has created a need for creativ
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 22, 2014
A subliminal message is an affirmation or message either auditory or visual presented below he normal limits of perception; seeing and hearing. Negative age stereotypes that older individuals assimilate from their culture predict detrimental outcomes, including worse physical function. Dr. Becca Levy, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and of Psychology; Director, Social and Behavioral Scien
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 21, 2014
Traditional incandescent light bulbs are an increasingly rare breed on the shelves of supermarkets and electrical stores. While the introduction of low-wattage lighting is altogether laudable when it comes to saving energy and, as a consequence, cutting down on carbon emissions, any feel-good factor from buying eco-friendly bulbs can swiftly dissipate at the checkout. Compared with their incandesc
By Robert Myles on Oct 17, 2014
Some people think of chickens as little more than lunch. But for those who keep them as pets, they are everything but. That is especially true of what is arguably the most bizarre looking chicken every created: the Silkie. Silkies are a bantam-size breed known for their extremely friendly disposition and of course their “hair.” Chickens don’t really have hair, but in the case of the Silkie, it’s h
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 16, 2014
Quinte the Jack Russell Terrorist stubbed her toe and as a result, we are now in the poor house. It started innocently enough. “What’s that red on Quinte’s paw?” I said to my spouse Mary Lou, as I was sitting outside on the deck. I thought perhaps the dog had a red flower petal stuck to her front foot, but M.L. examined the dog and said it was blood, and it was trickling out from around one of her
By Barry Ellsworth on Oct 15, 2014
A new study points to there being another health bonus from brassicas giving parents yet more reason to issue that familiar refrain “Eat your greens." Research conducted by investigators from MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests that treatment with Sulforaphane, a chemical found in members of the brassica family such as broccoli, cauliflower an
By Robert Myles on Oct 15, 2014
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