It’s Official: Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

A new meta-analysis of 17 academic papers finds evidence that having a pet benefits people with mental health problems. The research also reviews the pet owners' testimonials, laying out the various ways that pets offer them much-needed solace. Pets provide invaluable support for people with mental health problems. An increasing amount of research is pointing … Continue reading It’s Official: Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

How Art and Creativity Can Have Health Benefits

We undertake creative pursuits such as writing, acting, drawing, or dancing simply because we enjoy them. Intuitively, we know that creativity is good for us, and our creative passions make us happy. But what does science have to say about the benefits of creativity? Creative activities make us feel happier, and they're a great outlet … Continue reading How Art and Creativity Can Have Health Benefits