October 2017

Brains Slow in Mid-Twenties

While it's true that our brains do continue to make cells (enough that all of our brain cells are eventually replaced by new ones!), they also slow down fairly early in our lives. Scientists have discovered that our brains begin to slow down at age 24. The claim is that we are still getting smarter but we're a bit slower, making it harder for us to learn new things than it is for children to do.

Health Benefits of Hugging

One of my best friends has become a professional cuddler and I couldn't be more thrilled for this person. This person is one of the most kind and loving people I know, and I know that many people will be able to reap the benefits of a good cuddle as a result! My daughter calls it hugging instead of cuddling, but whether you dub it snuggling, cuddling or hugging, the health benefits have been clear for years.