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We have always been told that the laughter is the best medicine, but there’s more to it than just raising your spirits for a couple of minutes. You go to a park, you see children running around, laughing away and living every moment of it. On the other hand, you see their parents stressed, tired, or rushed and that’s what you get from the busy, modern life. In fact, laughter gives you many amazing beneficial effects. When you laugh, your brain releases endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for making you feel happy, they create the feelings of joy and euphoria, and they bring down your stress levels in the process.  So, never turn away from a person who helps you put a smile on your face. A good laugh reduces the level of cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, and increases the production of serotonin and endorphins which reduce effects of stress, and helps you stay relaxed.  When you laugh, as many as 15 facial muscles gets their act together and provides you a


It’s an honor to care for aging parents! No one really wants to grow old as old age presents you with numerous miserable conditions; invariably it brings you loneliness and a feeling of not being worthy anymore. Emma’s mom, Mrs. Deborah Smith, has been living with diabetes for the best part of 15 years now. Emma is a working professional and she travels a lot.  She barely gets to meet her mom these days due to her busy work schedule, but she somehow stays in touch with her and struggles to keep tabs on her mom’s health condition. She turned to an in-home care facility for assistance who provide caregivers for people like Deborah.  Now, Kathy Coleman, Deborah’s caregiver visits Deborah at least 3 times a week as she needs constant assistance with her medical care. Unfortunately, Kathy is having to move around quite a lot as she needs to take care of other residents who are scattered in different locales. And she often misses her scheduled appointments with the residents


Green tea has been in the spotlight for its number of health benefits. From a weight loss aid to prevention and treatment of cancer, this great beverage has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses that includes heart problems, cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol levels, rheumatoid arthritis, infection, tooth decay, and many others. Green tea contains an antioxidant called epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) which is found to be useful in treating a variety of diseases. So, what seperates green tea from the normal black tea? Black tea is obtained by fermenting the tea leaves. The fermentation raises the level of caffeine and tannin in it and also changes its color and flavor in the process. Whereas, for Green Tea, the tea leaves are dried or slightly steamed but not fermented. This is what makes it look green when it’s brewed. BURN CALORIES IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, but enough to produc


The biggest hurdle seniors have in adopting technology is not the learning curve, but the agility. We tend to blame elders for not adopting the technology by building interface for youngsters and expecting elders to use it. Let's change the paradigm. At Cooey we started thinking deep into shortlisting a right interface for the elders. After some serious consideration, it was conclusive without doubt that it is VOICE which can be used as the right interface, you know they love talking. There is no better time in history of technology to implement such a solution (it was 2 years back). Maya was the result of applying simple principles of interface design and AI. For large part of our existence, we used body movements, hand gestures, facial expressions, and changes in our voice to communicate with each other, but as we moved on writing or text became part of our communication. Soon technology made things simpler for us, we found great utility in computers &