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"Joymones": The happiness hormones of our body

Have you ever wondered why watching that exciting movie on Netflix did not turn out as satisfying as hoped for? Why does binge watching sometimes makes us feel guilty? The answer lies in happiness currencies of our body, how different activities earn us these chemical currencies, which currencies are best at ‘earning’ happiness and how to keep our accounts loaded with them. Let’s look deeper into the hormones and neurotransmitters that make us happy.

The Gut-Brain Connection

Ever wonder why you get “butterflies” in your stomach before doing something stressful? Or why you feel like your stomach is “tied in knots” after an argument? Ever had a meeting with a toilet that went longer than expected and...

Covid-19 in 2025: A Glimpse into the Future of our Mental Health

April 2025: Today, I attended my friend’s wedding, my college classes, my doctor’s appointment and even shopped clothes (some of it actually at the same time!). When social distancing was first introduced in 2020 it meant ‘physical’ distancing. However, now...

Everything you need to know about the sleep hormone, Melatonin!

 In this blog, you will learn about melatonin and it’s uses, side effects, the right dosage, and how it works. What is melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone in your body that plays a role in sleep. The production and release...

4 brain functions that video games actually improve!

That’s right, computer games aren’t that bad. In fact, research proves they may improve your cognitive powers (or let you stay smart, if there isn’t scope left for improvement!). Video game players better at paying attention ‘Sustained attention’ (ability to...

7 Foods to Improve Your Mental Health

  Mental health has taken a spotlight in recent years and no longer are mental health issues regarded as something to hide, disguise or struggle with alone. With this openness around mental wellbeing, we are only recently discovering just how...
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