Living With Anxiety

While the exact dance between anxiety and sunlight is still somewhat in the dark, researchers are seeing a connection. With depression, levels of serotonin—the neurotransmitter linked to such things as mood, sleep, sexual function, and more—drop. Low serotonin levels can be an important factor in depression and seasonal affective disorder. The effect of sunlight is… Continue reading Living With Anxiety

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Body Image

The majority of women will say they are dissatisfied with their bodies, but, on the flip side, many of them can also tell you what they like, such as their eyes or hair. This is healthy because it shows they can assess themselves. So having a healthy body image is not about thinking, “I feel… Continue reading Body Image

Best friends

We time travel through stories and time with the people we meet. For me the people I like to share moments with are my best friends. In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first. This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends… Continue reading Best friends