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Maps of COVID-19 Affected Areas Show a Drastic Drop in Air Pollution

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There might be something good coming out of this pandemic after all. Life Advancer has previously reported some of the environmental effects of the coronavirus lockdown, including amazingly clear waters in Venice canals. But the impact is much huger than that. Satellite images provided by the European Space Agency demonstrate a drastic drop in air pollution over Italy and China. Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over the regions that were affected by COVID-19 most of all appear to be significantly lower in comparison with the prior

4 Experiences Only a True Pluviophile Will Understand

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What is a pluviophile and could you be one? The definition: a pluviophile is a person who has a special love for the rain. Is this you? Then you will probably relate to the experiences described below. 4 Telltale Signs That You Are a Pluviophile 1. The smell of rain is one of your favorite ones There is nothing as satisfying as the smell of the rain. A true pluviophile knows it better than anyone else. So if you are one, then this earthy scent is

How To Perform Aerobic Exercise At Home To Strengthen Your Heart And Lungs

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You don't have to be a part of a gym to stay fit as aerobic exercise at home will still get you amazing results. Gyms can be great. You get access to the best equipment and classes for not a lot of money each month. But there can be a lot of downsides to this. Among other issues, you may face: Commute time if your gym is not close by which means fighting traffic Finding parking Finding an open locker Fighting the crowds for equipment The

Elderly Couple Dies of COVID-19 on the Same Day After 73 Years of Marriage

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In essence, we all die alone, but we don’t have to suffer alone. When we hear about how an elderly couple dies of COVID-19 on the same day, we rethink just how alone we are. When COVID-19 started to swell out of control, many disturbing words rang true, including statements that suffering patients had to die alone. That was truly devastating news that brought me to tears. It was enough just to hear how the numbers of infected were rising, along with the deaths. But to

Study: Watching Cute Cats and Dogs Is Good for Your Brain

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Kawaii. The Japanese say the word 'cute' often, and enjoy doing it. They also watch a plethora of heartwarming anime movies and series, with charming characters that trigger unstoppable giggles. What do the two have in common? You'd notice that the Japanese are among the longest-living in the world. And recent research may explain why their love of watching cute, animated characters contributes to their well-being. Why Does Watching Cute Things Make a Positive Impact on You? Nitto et al. performed inspiring research in 2012 that

10 Signs of Mom Burnout and How to Cope with It in Quarantine

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With COVID-19 leading to prolonged school closure in many countries, many hassled moms are wondering how to keep their little ones occupied. The stress is heavy; mom burnout happens even when everyone's hale and hearty. So, how is an overwrought mom, flooded by the responsibilities of caregiving, supposed to cope?  The situation's worse if you've received a Stay At Home order. We have some ideas that may help. What Is Mom Burnout? Burnout, according to experts like Mary C Kimmel, M.D., co-director of the Perinatal Program

Why Do Children Lie? The Science of Deceptive Behavior

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Child lying refers to children displaying varying degrees of deceptive behavior in a social situation. Why do children lie? Children have been observed lying as early as age 2 and their deceptive skills increase sharply as they mature into adolescence. Those who have advanced cognitive skills for their age have an increased tendency to begin lying at earlier ages. Children may lie for various reasons including, but not limited to: escaping punishment for not obeying a task (such as eating a cookie when told not to), through

How to Boost Your Endorphins’ Function to Beat Anxiety and Pain

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The best way to beat anxiety is to boost your endorphins, and this is old news. What people struggle with is finding the best ways to enhance their endorphins' function. Life Advancer shares with you the effect of endorphins, and how to use these brilliant chemicals to relieve your anxiety. For those who haven't heard the word "endorphins," before, we tell you what these are, and how they work. What Are Endorphins? These are chemicals that the body releases to relieve stress and pain. Endorphins function

Science-Backed Negative Effects of Technology on Mental Health

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The relationships between technology use and mental health have been a topic of many studies in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and medical science — especially since the mid-1990s, after the growth of the World Wide Web. Research into the negative effects of technology on mental health has explored "overuse" phenomena, commonly known as "digital addictions", or "digital dependencies". These phenomena manifest differently in many societies and cultures. Some experts have investigated the benefits of moderate digital media use in various domains, including in mental health, and the treatment of mental

3D Model Shows How the Coronavirus Spreads in the Air

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With the Coronavirus pandemic having confined us to our homes, most of us are yearning for some social contact. Hermits, humans are not. But stay at home we must, only for now. Why? The 3D Model of a Person Coughing Particles and droplets that transmit the dreaded COVID-19 virus stay in the air for an extended amount of time, as researchers have found. Finnish scientists have found that the virus moves through teensy airborne aerosol particles when a COVID victim coughs or sneezes. They have released

5 Yoga Poses for Sciatica Nerve Pain to Give You a Relief

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If you're suffering from sciatica nerve pain, you know how excruciating it is. Fortunately, there's a way to help deal with this pain and it's through yoga. Using yoga poses for sciatica nerve pain is a simple, effective, and free way to treat your pain. If you have been feeling the effects of this form of nerve pain for a while, it is possible to deal with it. If you've never done yoga before, this can be a great time to start. Not only can it

10 Substance Withdrawal Symptoms and How to Get Through

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Are you ready for a change? Well, it’s going to be a bit challenging because of substance withdrawal symptoms as well as psychological factors. Almost every drug is intense, and it is hard for an addicted person to get rid of their substance abuse disorder. So it is entirely rational if things on your end are taking some time. Understandably, choosing to do what is right for you is no easy task, but it is also not impossible. If you are thinking of getting over your