Apple Watch Research Grant Program

Stanford University’s Center for Digital Health has launched a new program which offers its instructors and faculty members up to $10,000 in funding plus 1,000 Apple Watches in order to research how the wearable device can help to improve healthcare services. A statement on the Center’s website states that the Apple Watch Seed Grant program

Hot Weather vs. Cold Weather

Growing up in Northern England was wonderful in many ways, with one large, grey cloud (literally) threatening to dampen everything: the weather. It is a stereotype of the British that we constantly discuss the weather. It’s true, we do. The main reason being that we are deprived of, so desperate for a slither of sunshine

How to Love Vegetables

Usually I am not one for food trends, particularly those which highlight certain ‘superfoods’ that are marketed as if they are the sole cure for not only every disease under the sun but also climate change, divorce, nuclear warfare, etc. Kale, I’m looking at you. Whilst avocados are filling, cauliflower is meaty and kale can

Quick tips to boost well-being

Happiness, or well-being, is a state that affects every cell in the body. This feeling lives within but can become buried in the debris of self-doubt, depression, low self esteem, environmental factors, unhealthy choices, poor diet, and just about everything else our modern lifestyles throw at us. Human beings are saturated with the negativity that can

How to Save the World Through What You Eat

You may have come across the terms ‘farm to table’, ‘sustainable agriculture’ or ‘slow food’ in recent years, but have no clue what they mean. These intimidating terms are part of one school of thought, fast gaining popularity amongst chefs and the public: what we eat can save, or ruin, the world. This is no

Moderation as the Key to Diet Success

The amount of diets, health plans and eating advice has entered the ridiculous; every week a new, fashionable fad earns headlines, only to be replaced with a successor the following week which often, entirely contradicts the first. Clearly, many scientists/dieticians/nutritionists (delete as applicable) have their own philosophies as to staying skinny, but honestly, who knows

An Introduction to Spices

Spices are essential to add flavour and depth to food. They also boast a wide range of health benefits. Consider this an introductory guide to spices; how to store them, use them and target certain ailments.   Storage Like food, spices can go off. This manifests itself as a weaker flavour and, whilst this won’t

Intro to Happiness 101

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field more than 15 years. If you search “mental health” on the internet you will get thousands of references to pages on the treatment of mental illness. If you find yourself overwhelmed and go to a treatment facility, you are highly

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