A smile can make you happier in less than 10 seconds – study

(Natural News) An exciting study published in Psychological Bulletin suggests that doing something as simple as smiling can help boost your mood. But how exactly does a facial expression affect your mood? The study was a collaborative effort between researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Tennessee (UT). Smile like you mean it The researchers who conducted the study wanted…

Sliced or diced, they’re good for you: 10 Health benefits of beets

(Natural News) Red beets may be an acquired taste, but there’s no denying that these nutritious root vegetables offer many health benefits. Whether you add them to smoothies or savory dishes, beets offer various benefits, such as improving your digestion and boosting heart health. Beets (Beta vulgaris) are root vegetables that look like turnips. They have rough outer…

Are screens as bad for toddlers as they say? Study says yes

(Natural News) Story time is an important part of your child’s development because it doesn’t just promote parent-child bonding time, it also helps promote literacy. However, according to the results of a study published in the journal Pediatrics, it may be better to read to kids from printed books instead of e-readers (electronic readers). Jennifer…

The future of the spectacle

(Natural News) If you want a vision of the future, don’t imagine “a boot stamping on a human face — for ever,” as Orwell suggested in 1984. Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption…