Talking to Yourself Out Loud May Be a Sign of Higher Intelligence, Researchers Find

If you’ve ever been caught talking to yourself, then you know it’s usually an embarrassing situation. Although conversing with others is socially acceptable, speaking out loud to oneself is often associated with mental illness, such as schizophrenia. People tend to forget, however, that there’s always an internal conversation going on inside the brain. This inner … Read more

Introverts: Why “Quiet” Can Mean Better

There is a significant amount of the world that identifies more as an introvert than an extrovert. Introverts are often described as those who are comfortable with spending their time alone, and might be considered “shy” in various social situations.  In fact, anywhere from 25-50% of the United States population might be considered introverts, according … Read more

Friends: The Medicine You Can Enjoy

It certainly wouldn’t be a mind-blowing statement to point out that people enjoy catching up with their friends. However, there is now scientific proof that hanging out with your friends actually helps to improve your mental and emotional health. Specifically, Robin Dunbar, an Oxford psychology professor, studied the effects of friendship for a Guinness campaign. … Read more

Exercise is Better for Mental Health than Money

Doctors urge their patients to exercise more and talk about benefits to health overall. Exercise helps the heart and cardiovascular system. It helps the lungs work more efficiently. More oxygen in the blood contributes to better brain health. In general, regular exercise reduces risk of death and illness from cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and many … Read more