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6 Signs That You May Have A Sleep Disorder.

Everyone is familiar with the expression “The early bird gets the worm!” yet not everyone is capable of following such simple advice. Truth is sleep disorders affect millions of people worldwide and they often go undiagnosed for years. Most of that has to do with the fact that people are quick to assume that those who complain about being tired were simply irresponsible as opposed to having an actual problem. Now throw in the fact that most Americans don’t have the type of income where they could go to a health professional in order to get themselves checked out and you have a recipe for millions of undiagnosed sleeping disorders causing problems in so many people’s lives. Read More »

What Makes A Woman Amazingly Attractive? 4 Physical Features That Turn Men’s Heads.

A sense of humor, a keen mind - these are traits in women that hold a man's attention. But before men discover these inner qualities in a woman, it's her physical attributes that first catch their eyes. It's a step back for the feminists, but the truth is, man is a feral mammal when his pheromones are released and, just like in a supermarket, he picks the choicest cut of meat for his meal. Before despair sets in, here's the good news. You don't have to be looking hot or amazingly gorgeous like those Hollywood babes you see on TV. The four corporeal components that turn men's heads in your direction are attainable even for the mere mortals of the female species. And you amplify your desirability level by taking good care of them. That said, here are the four physical features that attract men to women instantly. Read More »

Socially acceptable; Sober Addictions.

Plenty of recovered drug addicts can tell you about a whole host of new, societally acceptable addictions that they have tampered with or are even currently caught up in. Many people find that after going through all the pain and work of kicking their addiction on something truly horrendous, they’re left craving something more mundane non-stop. Preparing yourself for the reality that you may be spending half of your paycheck at the coffee shop will set you up to be less disappointed with your new lifestyle, less likely to relapse, and maybe even less likely to order your 4th latte of the day. Read More »

Yoga Vs Standard Exercise.

Running, jogging, cross-training – all of these and more are often strenuous exercises that people will take on during the holiday season. As cold weather seems to make your blood thicken, the urge to get out and increase your blood flow is undeniable. But, what few people seem to realize is that this kind of strenuous exercise is not your only option. You can do yoga, and stay in shape just as well as with exercise regimens that are hard to maintain in the winter. Read More »

Understanding Incontinence.

With incontinence a large part of living in confidence is first understanding the condition and then taking positive steps to manage it. An important point to remember is that everyone with bladder and incontinence problems can be helped and in many cases the cured. It is worth talking to a doctor or surgery practice nurse if a leak noticed during exercise or even when coughing or laughing. There are a wide variety of reasons why bladder weakness or faecal incontinence is experienced. Normally, when the bladder is full it sends a signal to the brain. The brain then tells the pelvic floor muscles to relax and the opening at the neck of the bladder to open. The bladder muscle contracts and pushes the urine out. With urinary incontinence this function is impeded be due to a number of factors Factors causing urinary incontinence Read More »

Turning Regret Into Learning Opportunities.

How to deal with life’s painful moments and learning to cope with the emotions they bring us. There’s nothing worse than feeling shame or regret over an event that occurred in the past. It can be a missed opportunity or the way we handled a situation that causes the regret. The mental torture we impose on ourselves by replaying events over and over and beating ourselves up for what happened is unhealthy and unrealistic. Struggling with difficult emotions caused by painful memories is normal, but when they become so persistent that our current lives are affected, it’s time to take action. Persistent feelings and thoughts of regret can have a paralyzing effect on your life. Taking a step back from your thoughts and looking at regret in a different light can help you cope. Here are a few ways to begin doing that. Read More »

How Much Can A Quick Internet Search Tell Someone About You?

As everyone, even the ape creatures of the Indus and the mold under my sink, is probably aware, there is a whole lot of information on the web about everyone. Some of it is user generated, like our Facebook status updates, the comments we leave on news stories, YouTube videos and blog posts, and our tweets, and for the most part we know about that and have some control over it. However, there is also a lot of data from various sources that it is possible for people to find which you may not know is out there. Usually data is gathered about people to be used in a 'mass' sense – for example, you may have data collected when you use your supermarket loyalty card, but this is so the store and people they share their data with can see trends in what thousands of people in different age and social groups are buying, rather than because anyone is interested in your shopping cart in and of itself. However, some of the data that is available on the web about specific individuals can be quite surprising... Read More »

Tips For Coping With Hearing Loss.

Living with any kind of a disability makes everyday activities much more challenging not only for you but also for those around you. Simple tasks you took for granted you can no longer do independently and that takes some getting used to. Hearing loss is more common than you might think it is and can happen to any one at any age. Here are a few small changes you can make in your life to deal with your disability. Read More »

Soothing Your Baby – The Science Behind Rocking.

Mothers have been instinctively picking up their crying babies and rocking them since the beginning of recorded history. However, until recently, there was no scientific basis behind this practice. Fortunately, a team of scientists in Japan have recently studied this phenomenon, and they have discovered that rocking a baby reduces their heart rate, and this can provide them with an important sense of comfort. The study also indicated that babies do not receive this positive benefit if they are simply being held in a stationary position. Therefore, it is always best to rock a crying child in order to help soothe them. Read More »

5 Signs Your Spouse Is An Alcoholic.

Sometimes it is hard to believe that the people we love are developing an addiction. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a person who drinks socially and one who has a serious problem especially when it is someone close to you like your own spouse. If you are beginning to wonder if your spouse is an alcoholic then there are a number of signs to watch out for before confronting him or her. If they seem to show several of the signs of alcoholism then it may be time to get them to seek help for their addiction. Read More »

When Does Menopause Begin And Is This It?

People in developed nations are now having children much later in life, preferring to wait until they have a stable job, home and partner. Whereas a few generations ago it was normal to marry in your early to mid-20s and have a young family by the time you were in your thirties, these days people may not have their first child until they are in their 30s or even 40s. Reproductive anxiety is a more significant stressor for a whole generation of women as a result, with conversations around fertility and reproductive status (peri-menopause and menopause) much more commonplace. In fact, some women may have their first child when they have already entered peri-menopause, the stage before the final period of female fertility. Read More »

Women And Alcohol: A Lethal Mix.

Contrary to some feminists' claims, men and women are NOT created equal, at least as far as the effects of alcohol drinking is concerned. Women who want to protest this particular inequality are up against data and statistics that unanimously support the hypothesis. Read More »

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