Daylight Savings Time: A Good Idea?

    Daylight Savings Time: A Good Idea?

    Well, once again I have changed my clocks. I hope my heart has not noticed. The October 30, 2008 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reported an increase number of heart attacks after daylight saving time was implemented. Why is that? It is speculated that...
    Happiness Matters

    Happiness Matters

    Kim Painter, in the USA Today, September 10, 2013 has reported that Americans are not the happiest people on Earth but rank 17 out of 156 countries. This second annual World Happiness Report finds the highest levels of happiness in northern Europe. Here are the...
    As a Person Thinketh

    As a Person Thinketh

    Friday, August 30, 2013 in the Journal Science, Sendihil Mullainathan from Harvard, Eldar Shafir from Princeton, and Jiaying Zhao reported that people worrying about money to pay bills lose the equivalent of 13 IQ points. In a release by the Associated Press,...
    Is it Edison’s Fault?

    Is it Edison’s Fault?

     A good night’s sleep seems like it is something hard to come by if the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is correct with their statistic: one in twenty-five or 4% of Americans are now using sleeping pills. Dr. Farkas, in the August 22 issue of The New England...
    Give Music a Try

    Give Music a Try

    Estimates reveal that as many as 30% of people suffer from depression. Mental illness and stress related illnesses are at an all time high. Most doctor visits have stress as an underlying theme. Unfortunately the pills used for depression are most often ineffective....