In a study by Swiss and German researchers, lucky participants ate about ounces of dark chocolate daily for two weeks. Ultimately, these chocolate nibblers had lower stress-hormone levels and a more regulated metabolism than a control group. Scientists speculate that chemicals in cocoa, such as flavonoids, play a role in regulating metabolism by alleviating stress that can cause your fat-burning engines to go on the fritz. Should you think this is a license to go wild, take heed: We’re talking small amounts of high-quality dark chocolate. Researchers say ounces is enough.
. wireless technology works just like the human voice. When speaking to someone you automatically know to turn towards them and your voice is projected in that direction and therefore louder to the recipient than if you were to talk facing away. These tinfoil antenna's allow you to face your wireless devices towards each other, so when they talk they can hear each other better. The tinfoil also blocks out some interference from other equipment behind the tinfoil, such as electrical boxes and other wireless devices, much like putting up cubicles at work to keep noise levels down, that way you don't have to scream at the guy next to you hold a simple conversation.
Integrative health specialists argue that auriculotherapy—that is, reflexology techniques involving our ears —can boost our energy levels and benefit our entire bodies. Research published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine showed that dementia patients in Spain who underwent regular ear massage and acupuncture showed improvement in behavior alteration, sleep patterns, and participation in rehabilitation. Want to see if it perks you up? Try stimulating your earlobes by using your thumbs and index fingers to massage them in small circles.