The Health Benefits of Kissing, Tricks to Improve Your Memory, and Why Gossiping Could Be Good for You

A look at what Health.com editors are reading this week
January 20, 2012

Who doesn’t like a smooch here and there? Turns out kissing is more than just a romantic, end-of-the-night gesture; it has some serious health benefits too. Anyone else really excited for Valentine’s Day? [Greatist]

Winter weather is finally upon us. But just because it’s cold and dark outside doesn’t mean it’s always easy to hibernate. There are many ways winter can negatively affect our sleep, but being aware of them can make all the difference. [HuffPost]

Good news for the town talker: Gossip has some positive benefits! New research suggests that gossiping—especially when it entails warning someone about a person who’s untrustworthy—actually brings people closer together. [Time Healthland]

You’re drinking lemon tea, sleeping well, and steering clear of your sick coworkers, so why are you ill? From the author of The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, here are some stay-well tips you may not know about. [Fox News]

Nothing says “it’s the weekend” like hitting T.G.I. Friday’s. Stay on track with your healthy eating goals for 2012 and enjoy meals from these 10 diet-friendly restaurants. We’ll bet your favorite spot is on the list! [dailySpark]

When hitting the gym hard just doesn’t sound appealing, try one of these no-sweat ways to burn 100 calories. [FitSugar]

How many times have you lost your keys or missed a meeting? If the answer is “too many,” you may want to try some of these tricks to improve your memory. [Real Simple]

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