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Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Added November 27, 2019, Under: Health

It would seem to me that roughly fifty per cent of us have a "half full glass" attitude to life while the other fifty per cent veer to the "half-empty glass" way of thinking. It is the difference between being optimistic or pessimistic. And of course if you are already pessimistic - and then you are surrounded by people who are constantly complaining or moaning - that can have a serious effect on your well being.   According to Jon Gordon, who wrote the ...

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Bars of Soap are Back in Vogue!

Added November 23, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

In very recent years, the humble bar of soap has come back in fashion. It is now the "hand and body cleaner" of choice to those growing numbers of consumers who want to cut down or cut out their use of plastics. For fifty years, there was a sharp decline in the popularity of bars of soap as they were overtaken by liquid soaps and shower gels. But the bar of soap has started to fight back, starting a trend that fits the ...

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A Cluttered, Messy Home Can Lead to Stress and Anxiety

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In fact, psychologists say that it is a definite trigger of stress and anxiety even though this is not generally realized. Psychologist  Sherrie Bourg Carter explains: “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” What is it about clutter that it can act as a trigger? Sherrie tells us there ...

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Mouth-Watering Watermelon

Added November 20, 2019, Under: Arthritis, Nutrition

Who can resist the taste and texture of watermelon especially on a hot summer's day? But watermelon not only tastes good, it does you good too! Low in calories but rich in nutrients... Watermelon comes with good helpings of  vitamin A, B6, C, L-citrulline, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium.  They are the best source of L-citrulline. These nutrients work together to boost your immune system while helping to relieve the symptoms of diabetes, asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are other health benefits when you include ...

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Cooling Solutions for the Heat & Other Symptoms of Menopause

Added November 19, 2019, Under: Natural remedies, Women's Health

Those symptoms can start some four years before the final period, lasting up to ten years. But of course not everyone suffers from severe symptoms, they can vary greatly from woman to woman. Menopause is the name given to an "absence of periods for a year".  The average age when this happens with women is fifty one. What are the most common of these symptoms? Hot flashes Mood swings, depression, or anxiety Vaginal dryness or atrophy Irritability Headaches Insomnia or poor sleep But that ...

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Plant-Based Treatment for Migraines

Added November 14, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Natural remedies

We hear much these days about the benefits of changing to a plant-based diet for a healthy eating habit. But of course plants have many other uses as well. And one of these uses is as a treatment - and even a prevention - for those throbbing, debilitating migraines. Research has shown several plants to be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of migraine headaches. Migraines are known for their symptoms, which are often severe and sometimes disabling. These migraine headaches can come with ...

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As Cool as a Cucumber!

Added November 13, 2019, Under: How To, Top 10

I have always loved and enjoyed eating cucumbers - whether in a salad or a sandwich - but there are many other cool reasons why cucumbers are so useful to have around... We share the top ten tips 1. Suffering from that mid afternoon slump whether at work or at home, snack on some cucumber for a quick pick-me-up!  Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can keep you going for a couple more hours! Cucumbers were popular ...

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Battling the Blackheads!

Added November 8, 2019, Under: Natural remedies, Skin Conditions

Blackheads are extremely common and they affect all skin types. They are a type of acne known as a comedo, basically a clogged hair folicle in the skin. When oil, dead skin cells or bacteria block our pores, a small comedone can be the result.  And if that blocked pore stays open, oxygen in the air then oxidizes the oils, turning them dark brown or black -  yes, blackheads.    The process is similar to that when a peeled apple can turn brown ...

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee!

Added November 5, 2019, Under: Environment, How To

I am not a coffee drinker - my beverage of choice is black tea with fresh lemon - but many of my family are avid supporters of the coffee habit.  And I do love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. My daughter-in-law has shared her tips on how she makes her own perfect cup of coffee, tips that she learnt on a trip to Costa Rica. How to make two average sized cups or one large mug of black coffee Yourwill need your ...

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