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With so many old wives’ tales and new theories floating around, I wanted to create a place where readers could fact-check mind-body-spirit issues and get a definitive answer to the question, “Says who?!”.

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  • Optimistic Blog Post How to Be Optimistic (Like a Boss)...

    While independent correlations between optimism and physical health have been observed (more on that in an upcoming post – definitely some cool stuff going on with our immune system!), researchers have identified one of the main mechanisms underlying the optimism/good stuff effect – …

  • Happy Percentage Post What Percent of Happiness Can You Control?...

    There isn’t a single person I’ve talked to about this research who hasn’t been completely surprised, so I’m super excited to share today’s info! *But first: Gold star to whoever bet I couldn’t go more than two sentences in a happiness post without using a Pharrell/Happy …

  • Food Addiction Cover Image Addictive Properties of Highly Processed Foods...

    It’s the study we’ve all been waiting for: Scientific proof that those Pringles commercials weren’t lying! (By the way, did anyone else know that Brad Pitt was in a Pringles commercial?! How did I miss this?!) (It’s ok, take however …

  • Prayers and Apples Facebook Finally on Facebook!...

    Prayers and Apples is finally on Facebook! I know, I know! What was I thinking interrupting your House of Cards marathon waiting this long?! I still don’t have a personal page (baby steps, kids, baby steps). But at least I’ve joined …

  • Positive Psychology Beyonce Image Positive Psychology: The Science of Beyonce...

    Ok, so there might be a few methodological errors with today’s research approach (for starters, everything I know about my case study I learned through Instagram…). But hey: I just spent five minutes investigating whether or not ‘methodological’ is even a real word (#journalism), so it’s not …

  • Exercise vs Drugs Exercise and Mortality: What Works and What Doesn’t?...

    If you love yourself a good infographic, then get ready to send me a Valentine, because today’s post is all ’bout that Pinterest life baby! So here’s the deal: I just started a new class with Dr. Edward Phillips, Director of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and co-author of ACSM’s …

  • Harvard Hi From Harvard!...

    I’ve really missed you guys!! :) I literally have so many ideas rushing through my head right now, I don’t know where to start! (Sorry for the misuse of “literally” – I know that’s a lot of people’s pet peeve!) …

  • Jimi Gluten and Depression: The Jimi Hendrix Experience...

    Did anyone else wrap up that Justin Timberlake post and think: “That was awesome!! But how does all this new research – implicating the gut microbiome in the development of neural systems influencing the body’s response to stress – fit in with the current theory that the …

  • Expenses Indiegogo Campaign Is Live!...

    Do you ever find yourself reading Prayers and Apples thinking, “Man, I wish this post was a feature-length film!”? Well Mom, your dreams just got one step closer to coming true – because the first Prayers and Apples video is …

  • Justin Timberlake Microbiota Gut Brain Axis The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis (And Other Sexy Stuff)...

    Just when you thought science couldn’t get any sexier, the cool kids go and start talking about microscopic organisms living in your gut. (I know – it’s like, did someone just turn on Nelly, or is it getting hot in here??) First …

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