What’s The Right Diet for You?

What’s The Right Diet for You?

With all the fad diets that appear on the internet nowadays, it can be very difficult to select one that really works and is safe for you at the same time. These guidelines will help take the mystery out of your diet dilemma. How to tell what diet is best for you There are hundreds of dieting schemes around which promise quick and easy results. Many are unsafe; many more are expensive, impractical, good for temporary weight loss but impossible to sustain in the long term, or just plain useless. Never have there been so many diets, and never has…
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5 Most Common Types of Depression

5 Most Common Types of Depression

Here are the 5 most common types of depression: 1. Reactive Depression Depression has a tendency to run in families. Learned Response: if a person has experienced a lot of stress or losses in life, they learn that life is difficult and so adopt an attitude of depression and helplessness. Personality: some personality types are more prone to depression; for example, perfectionists. Loss of appetite, weight loss, feelings of hopelessness and despair inexplicable to the person experiencing it. These feelings may lead to suicide attempts or self-harm. These people set very high standards for themselves, while others find it difficult…
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List of Vitamins and Their Functions

List of Vitamins and Their Functions

With today's processed foods, do we really need to take multivitamin pills for good health? Enthusiasm for enormous quantities of vitamins is sweeping the Western world. Instead of taking the normally accepted amounts of vital vitamins each day, exponents of "multivitamin therapy" consume hundreds of times the daily recommended allowance. For example, instead of finding an orange (which contains about 60mg of vitamin C) adequate for their daily needs, they will consume anywhere from 1,000 to 15,000mg a day. Taking massive doses may be a disadvantage. But, the daily intake of sensible amounts of vitamins is essential for good health.…
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No Date, No Problem: Six Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Yourself

No Date, No Problem: Six Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Yourself

With all the #couplegoals posts on social media, date-night dinner specials and lovey-dovey cards, we often forget that Valentine’s Day is not about being in a relationship — it’s about love. In other words, celebrating the holiday doesn’t necessarily require a significant other. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to show yourself a little love. And since you don’t have anyone else to buy for, why not treat yourself to a lavish little gift this Valentine’s Day? There are so many ways to practice self-love on February 14, but here are half a dozen of our favorite gifts for making…
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How to Handle Stressful Parenting Situations in Public

How to Handle Stressful Parenting Situations in Public

If you’ve experienced the challenge of dealing with your child’s public misbehavior, you know it is no fun. For most of us, having our child misbehave in public calls into question our parenting skills and can result in embarrassment, a feeling of being judged, and even humiliation. While tantrums are perhaps the most commonly observed forms of children’s misbehavior, they are by no means the only type. In this article we will discuss some of the other childhood misbehavior that may occur in public, what causes them and how they can be most effectively handled. Everyone can agree that having one’s dirty…
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8 Tips to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule

8 Tips to Fit Exercise Into a Busy Schedule

Having a busy life can sometimes mean that your health falls by the wayside. However, living a healthy lifestyle can help you get so much more done in your life. If you keep yourself active on a regular basis, you will feel much more energized throughout the day. Here are just a few ways that you can fit exercise into a busy schedule. Try workouts that you can do at your workstation You will be surprised by the number of workouts that you can do at your workstation. Keeping dumbbells in your office will be a great way to sneak in…
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Best Skincare for Each Skin Type

Best Skincare for Each Skin Type

Taking care of the skin can be a particularly frustrating process, especially when unwanted blemishes pop-up. Unfortunately, your skin type is determined by genetics, leaving you with little control. However, identifying your skin type and knowing how to take care of it greatly increases your chances of having healthy skin, no matter which type you are. The 4 Skin Types There are four main skin types, each with its own set of traits. 1. "Normal" refers to skin that is well-balanced. Though the forehead, chin, and nose (the "T-zone") may be a tad oily, the overall level of sebum in…
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6 Magazine Worthy Home Décor Tips

6 Magazine Worthy Home Décor Tips

Your home’s interior space is one of the only places where you can give your creativity free reigns – sort of. When it comes to interior decorating, there are some guidelines that you should try to follow to get the most desirable results. Of course, there are also trends that you can follow, but that is not a prerequisite for a beautiful interior space that is a reflection of your personality and personal taste. Regardless of your style and personality, there are some general things that you can always to complement your décor and improve the flow and aesthetic appeal…
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Why Positive Thinking Could Be Your Miracle Cure

Why Positive Thinking Could Be Your Miracle Cure

Upon first impression, positive thinking is assumed to simply be a mindset that reminds you to look on the brighter side of life, or to see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. But what most people don’t know is that positive thinking is so much more than that: it’s actually one of the most pivotal factors that determine the quality of your mental and physical health and overall well-being. Positive thinking reminds us that there’s always a bigger picture in the grand scheme of things, while negative thinking traps our minds tunnel, where we focus on the worst possible…
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6 Healing Herbs for Sleep and Stress

6 Healing Herbs for Sleep and Stress

Not getting enough sleep. One of the biggest problems in today’s society. That, and an awful lot of stress. We’re constantly on the move, planning our next step and all this on-the-go fretting causes all kinds of health problems. When we feel worn out and run down due to stress, we often look for a “quick fix” – in the form of sleeping pills or similar – which can come with harmful side effects of their own. That’s why I’d advocate a more natural approach to getting some sleep. And here are my favourite herbs that can help send you…
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4 Things Every Expectant Mother Wants

4 Things Every Expectant Mother Wants

During pregnancy, the soon to be mom will be filled with excitement and a long list of things to get. You can help her by getting her something that she really wants. Not everything will be an item that is for the baby, but that is always welcomed. Let’s take a look at things that she really wants. Bump Journal Pregnancy is an exciting time that is full of bliss and happiness. Having a bump journal is nice to have as a keepsake of such an amazing passage. Bump journal is for the mother. Think of it as a diary…
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Exercise Boost Chemotherapy’s Ability to Fight Tumours

Exercise Boost Chemotherapy’s Ability to Fight Tumours

Numerous studies have proven what we all know by now: exercise is important for your health. But new research done by the University of Pennsylvania suggests that being active can be very beneficial for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The study, done on a mouse model of melanoma, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy can shrunk tumours more than only undergoing chemotherapy alone. Although previous studies have shown that exercising prior to receiving chemotherapy could help to protect the heart from the negative effects of the drug doxorubicin, only a few studies were done in the past to confirm whether exercising during…
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