Kindness reduces anxiety

It isn’t easy being anxious. You can’t sleep, you can’t concentrate, you’re tired and cranky. The good news: Curbing your anxiety may be easier than you think — perhaps as easy as saying “thank you.” Anxiety tends to turn people inward, make them more introspective and therefore less socially engaged. Previously, scientists have shown that […]

Earthquake Report, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan

Here’s a good report with a lot of technical data on the recent earthquakes As I was preparing an aftershock map for yesterday’s earthquake, an earthquake with a magnitude of M = 7.0 happened. This turns all other earthquakes into foreshocks, though this terminology may not really be important (foreshock vs aftershock). The M 7.0

Science is at an end?

I was searching for a quote from early last century, which turned out to be mis-attributed, about how everything had already been discovered. Given the frequency with which I encounter people who are quick to judge, given existing science, on what is factual or not, it seemed only appropriate to remind them not to be so […]

6 Health Myths You Can Stop Believing

Necessary reading. Those who have paid attention will know these things, but it is amazing how many people don’t. The majority of people that walk into my office for health consultations are incredibly confused.  And I don’t blame them.  For years we have been told certain “facts” about nutrition and that if we just followed […]