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How Seasons Affect Moods


Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. Other potential behavioral […]

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SAD Lights Cure Depression


Ever wonder why you feel off during the winter season? You binge on food and feel like sleeping all the time. The wimpy-jumpy-and-hypersensitive you take over and you lack the energy and enthusiasm to do things – even getting in the sack! SAD light just might be the happy solution for your problem. You’re not […]

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Nation’s Most Downbeat City?


Interesting article on Aol. The Gallup polling organization put a simple question to the residents of 190 metropolitan areas: “Would you say your city or town is getting better as a place to live?” The responses are in, and Binghamton, N.Y., has been named the least optimistic place in America. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index tracks community […]

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Have You Been Feeling SAD This Winter?


Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects many people, especially women, during the winter months when there is less natural sunlight. For most with SAD, the depression generally lifts during spring and summer. More importantly, SAD is treatable with a variety of methods, including light therapy, psychotherapy, or medication. A more […]

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Winter got you feelin’ blue?


It’s that time of year, when twinkle lights make houses and trees sparkle, smiling snowmen stand proud on front lawns and everyone salesperson and random stranger wishes you a happy holiday — and yet, you feel anything but. For many, it’s a funk that’ll pass, and for many people it is; for others, the mood […]

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