What Genes Play a Role in Addiction?

Genetics influence one’s predisposition to develop an addiction. Studies have shown that there is a genetic component to addiction and that certain genes may increase one’s risk of developing an addiction. This may be why some people seem to be more prone to addiction than others, and why some addictions are more common than others. …

The History of Names

The history of names is a long and complicated one. There are many different origins for names, and many different ways to interpret them. For example, if your name is James McRoberts, you may want to research the origin of both “James” and “McRoberts.” Keep reading to learn more about the history of names, and …

A Guide To Planning Fun Family Activities

There is no doubt that spending quality time with family is important. But what about adding a little fun to family time? According to a recent study, engaging in fun family activities is linked to better mental health outcomes for children and adolescents. Adolescents who reported engaging in fun family activities more often had better …

Tinnitus: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Relief

The American Tinnitus Association, ATA, describes tinnitus as, “The perception of sound when no actual external noise is present.” In the United States, tinnitus is one of the most common medical conditions and is estimated to affect nearly 50 million Americans (15% of the general population). From this figure, about 20 million people suffer from …