It’s always nice to learn there are proven benefits to a beloved hobby, and given all reading does for us, it seems like this is a hobby very much worth cultivating.
Reading is reading, right? To an extent, yes. Reading of any kind requires you to make connections, but a book with chapters—as opposed to, say, a newspaper article—generally requires more memory and increased critical thinking. This kind of work creates new neural pathways between regions of your brain, and that can lead to quicker thinking. So, reading something short and simple won’t necessarily be as beneficial as something that requires a deeper, longer read.
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Our time, energy, and focus are all finite resources that we choose to spend according to our priorities on any given day. But if we take a long-term approach to that spending, we can maximize our benefits and invest those resources in ourselves and our futures.
Here are 22 research-backed ways that you can invest now in your future wellbeing.
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Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can leave your wallet empty and your skin longing for more. For a quick, healthy, and cost-effective mask, go the DIY route by turning to ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.
The benefit of making your own mask is that you can control what goes in the mixing bowl and learn what works best for your skin. Masks are most beneficial when you use active ingredients that target specific skin needs.
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental illness that is characterized by difficulties focusing and controlling impulsive behaviours. ADHD is usually diagnosed in young children, but if undiagnosed and unmanaged, can lead to continued problems into adulthood. Do you find it difficult to pay attention and focus on tasks? Are you feeling restless throughout your day, like you need to be constantly moving? Do you interrupt others and act impulsively? If these concerns are affecting your daily life and are ongoing, it could be a sign of adult ADHD.
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The way we travel affects our mood and our health. This infographic shows how that happens and some ways to make the most of a long commute.
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