Fired for refusing the vaccine? Don’t count on unemployment benefits

Workers who are fired for refusing to get inoculated against COVID-19 need not apply — for unemployment benefits.  Not being eligible for government assistance if you lose your job for being unvaccinated is yet another indicator that the cost of forgoing the vaccine is rising in the U.S. Vaccine mandates are quickly becoming the norm … Read more

The Teen Brain and Facebook: The Benefits of a Social Media Break

In the wake of accusations by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen that social media platforms like Instagram can leave lasting negative effects on teenagers, a Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) leader explained its permanent impact on young brains. Haugen blasted Facebook and Instagram leaders for creating an environment in which content can demean and depress … Read more

Five Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

​​Exercise will help you to build muscle, improve cardiovascular health, and will inevitably affect your overall physique, but did you know that working out is just as good for your brain as it is for the rest of your body? Engaging in regular exercise has significant psychological benefits and is critical to support your overall … Read more

Placebo Effect May Explain Reported Benefits of Psychedelic Microdosing

A microdose used in the study by Szigeti et al. Credit: Self-blinding microdose study team The largest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelics to date suggests that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are likely explained by the placebo effect. Positive psychological effects associated with taking small doses of psychedelic drugs are likely the result of users’ … Read more

Fall Appetizer Recipes Full of Flavor and Nutritional Benefits

While summer is all about cookouts, barbecues, and s’mores, fall celebrates foods that warm you from the inside out. Slightly sweet butternut squash, caramelized roasted carrots, cinnamon-spiced apples…Eating your way through the season is pure joy—and it’s even more fun when you’re sharing it with loved ones. Whether you’re cooking for just a couple of … Read more