Sunday, July 27, 2014

When Can you Expect To Get Divorced?

When Can you Expect To Get Divorced?: ".... But even by the crude instrument of divorce rates, pessimism about matrimony appears overblown. The latest US census data shows that among marriages that began in the late nineties, the percentage that lasted at least 5 years is the highest it has been since Lyndon Johnson served as president. Reports of the demise of marriage have been greatly exaggerated."  (read more at link above)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

What is the Future of Love? (video)

What is the Future of Love? - Spreecast
What will love, marriage and relationships look like in the decades ahead? Video interview with a group of experts, as part of a special report on The Wall Street Journal's 125th Anniversary: Helen Fisher Biological Anthropologist, Rutgers University Chief Scientific Adviser,; Paul Hokemeyer Marriage and Family Therapist; Diana Kirschner Psychologist and Author.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

For a Good Night’s Sleep, Make a Plan

A really good night's sleep --

Want a Good Night’s Sleep? Make a Plan. - " . . . Botox between the eyebrows can help fake it in the short term, she said, but it does not address the root of the problem. Nor do sleep aids like Zolpidem (found in Ambien), which can be easy to abuse and hazardous to your health. The main issue for most of us, according to Michael Breus, a psychologist who calls himself the Sleep Doctor, is anxiety. “And for that you need something to calm your brain,” he said. Enter the lavender pillows, nap pods and masseuses. The sleep-wellness industry is on an upswing as shut-eye becomes an increasingly sought-after beauty experience. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a section on its website dedicated to treating sleep disorders with herbals and meditative practices like tai chi. Canyon Ranch is on track to double the number of all-night sleep studies it has conducted in 2013 and 2014. The number of guests choosing rest and relaxation programs at Omega, a holistic center in upstate New York, has increased by over a third since 2006. Other resort offerings include power napping classes, pillow menus and yogic sleep programs...." (read more at link above)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

New tooth decay treatment, no more fillings

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment | Society | "Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections. The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves. Tooth decay is normally removed by drilling, after which the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin. The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), accelerates the natural movement of calcium and phosphate minerals into the damaged tooth. A two-step process first prepares the damaged area of enamel, then uses a tiny electric current to push minerals into the repair site. It could be available within three years. Professor Nigel Pitts, from King's College London's Dental Institute, said: "The way we treat teeth today is not ideal. When we repair a tooth by putting in a filling, that tooth enters a cycle of drilling and refilling as, ultimately, each 'repair' fails...." (read more at link above)

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