Lack of Authenticity Is Harmful

If we’re not true to ourselves – i.e. if we don’t live in accordance with our values and our sense of self – we can suffer substantial consequences, researchers say.

“Our work shows that feeling inauthentic is not a fleeting or cursory phenomenon — it cuts to the very essence of what it means to be a moral person,” explains psychological scientist Maryam Kouchaki of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

6 Common Signs of Vision Loss

Aging brings unpredictable changes to our senses, often making them less sharp. As you age, being aware of how these senses may change will ensure your safety and comfort and promote overall well-being.

Here, from the experts at, are six 6 common indications of vision loss that you need to be aware of:

Changes in the way you read, watch television, walk or perform other tasks

Difficulty identifying faces or objects

Study Upends Long-Held Belief About “Self-Reactive” Immune Cells

Decades' worth of textbook precepts about how our immune systems manage to avoid attacking our own tissues may be wrong, according to researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center. The study was published in May 2015 in the journal Immunity.

5 Guidelines for Effective Weight Loss

Brain-training experts Joy Martina, Ph.D. and Roy Martina, M.D., authors of the new book Sleep Your Fat Away, share tips on how to make healthy eating and weight loss part of your lifestyle.

Coping with Restless Leg Syndrome

Is restless legs syndrome (RLS) the cause of your restless sleep? This exasperating condition triggers abnormal sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. It can wreak havoc with sleep, leading to daytime fatigue.


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