#Mindtrick to Ease #Relationship #Stress

MaritalStressIf you and the misses are feeling the heat of stress in your marital bliss, take a moment to flip through some adorable puppy pictures. It’s said to help alleviate the undue stress the two of you are feeling toward one another. Actually the study showed that any adorable picture associated with a spouse helps change your thoughts of him or her. Yes, this is a Jedi mind trick. It helps to minimize the association of bad feelings from past events. It took 6-weeks to marinate the memory into good thoughts. Make sure you find the cute object cute, because this trick was ineffective when something as mundane as a button was paired with your loved one. Choose your superimposed cuteness wisely. Start here. I wonder if this works for family tensions like mother-daughter relationships. In my head, imagining my mom with an emu.  It works!

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What Your #Handwriting Says About #You

HandwritingNowadays, handwriting is almost a lost art form. I don’t know about you but for me, my computer and my phone or an extension of my thoughts. Everything goes down in type and saved to file. This is why I called handwriting a lost art form. Although somebody’s still doing it because they sell all sorts of fun pens on the Internet. Relic. Did you know that there are professionals who can tell a lot about your personality from your handwriting? Hmm. First of all, I strongly campaign that communication is an art form. However, put that art in a Word doc is forgivable. Do they still teach that in school? Ask and thou shall be answered. They still do and in fact, they reward kids for “excellence”.   I’d love to see where that award-winning penmanship gets Paige in 20-years. Congrats little unicorn! Anyhoozle, the attributes of handwriting from the slant, shape, and size of your letters to the spacing of each letter is indicative of a personality trait. Don’t shoot the messenger. This is documented stuff. If you care to learn more about your hidden talent, the world is your oyster.

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Don’t Slam the #CoconutOil Just Yet

CoconutOilIt’s daunting to see that coconut oil looks like lard at room temperature. The fact it’s jam packed with saturated fat looks bad, too, on the surface. However, if you look closely at the container, coconut oil has a very low melting point (76 degrees). Through the process of deductive reasoning, this means that coconut oil in the 98. degree blood stream  is liquid. According to the news put out by the American Heart Association, coconut oil is a more dangerous fat than fatty meats or butter based on saturated fats, alone. Hellerrr?  It feels a little contrived and being a big fan of coconut oil, I can verify it is body composition changing and immune-boosting. But if you’d like someone who seems to know what they’re talking about to explain these differences, click here. A study can be conducted in such a way that it verifies the conclusion, before the study takes place. Fishy, right? We judge others by results and ourselves by intentions. Let’s see how the results of coconut oil pan-out for the general population. When the nation leaned on butter and other forms of pseudo fats like trans fats, it wasn’t looking so pretty. Only the future holds the truth for coconut oil.

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Reaching the #Climax of Your #Intelligence

IntelligenceIf you’re under the impression that a degree alone makes an intelligent person, this psychologist has a different approach to gauging a well-rounded cerebral individual. When we consider all facets of life, the goal is to be balanced in our analytical, creative, and practical intelligence. Analytical intelligence is what we refer to as book smarts. The effort we make to accumulate this type of knowledge is what’s expected of us in school. All the extracurricular work you do on this level is icing on the cake. The next type of intelligence in the trifecta is the creative one, or your ability to creatively connect with people of all types. This is what allows you to better function in society in any place or any time. The third leg of intelligence is the practical one.  This is all about adaptation and continuing to function in any environment. These are ‘street smarts’. Everybody has some degree of all three of these. People who conduct themselves with a great proficiency in analytical,  creative, and practical intelligence are worthy of the esteemed title successfully intelligent. Successfully intelligent people know their weaknesses and fortify their deficits with people who bring what they lack. People need people and that’s the universal truth.

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#Yoga and #Meditation Reduce #Gene #Stress

YogaGenesGenetic stress can harm us in so many ways: the physical damage we can all see, the emotional toll it takes, the genetic fraying that leads to mutations is one of the hidden effects that resonates for a lifetime. The key is minimizing inflammation and the inflammatory response that these stresses impose on life. In a scientific review of almost 20-studies, participants who regularly practiced yoga and meditation were shown to reduce and reverse the inflammatory response on a genetic level. These mind-body exercises calmed the genes involved in exciting inflammation. The good news is that even if you’ve inherited a bad hand of genes, you can choose a path in life that reduces the risks for striking the match of inflammatory response. Sit at peace, meditate for relaxation, and behold the magic of positivity. A 15-minute investment of today will pay dividends for a lifetime of beauty inside-and-out.

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#DiabetesDrug with #Heart Benefits

InvokanaDiabetes drugs typically come with side effects like weight gain, swelling, and increased cardiovascular disease risks. Johnson and Johnson’s diabetes drug is taking the highroad. Their drug seems to offer heart benefits to patients with diabetes – what are novel surprised! Invokana, despite what it may (or may not) do to your kidneys, may actually be good for your heart. The body’s got 2 kidneys and one heart. Keep that heart as healthy as can be, control your blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight and you’re golden!

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How @KhloeKardashian Can Help the World #Obesity Prob

ObesityEpidemicIt’s not necessarily good news for the US but it’s definitely good to know that the obesity epidemic isn’t solely resting on our shoulders. In fact, the latest data is showing us that all of the world is showing a rise in the needle on the scale. Yes, obesity is no longer an exclusive industrialized nation problem. The bump of chunk is ubiquitous to everybody that breathes air. Maybe oxygen is making us fatter? No. Maybe it’s just the caloric-dense foods we love more than we should. These foods are then denying us the space to nourish our bodies with the nutrition we need. What’s the solution? I’m guessing Cambodia isn’t on the up-and-up with the Kardashians but Khloe was once a card-carrying member of the “not a waif” club. She turned the corner to super healthy, exercise extraordinaire and abides by the following rules in the kitchen:   no juice, no dried fruits, no soy. Get addicted to health and show the world your Revenge Body.

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#Winning With #DiabetesSupplements

DiabetesRoommateIf you’re like me, every day I’m looking for a life hack to make life with diabetes easier.  Counting carbs, checking blood sugar, dosing medication, exercise… I know I’m not alone. But one thing that I’m always open to hear about is the latest-and-greatest supplements as a life hack for the game of diabetes. First things first (after a good diet) is keeping your gut microbiome in tip-top shape. Check into some outstanding probiotics to keep it tight and keep it right. Keep reading if you concur that diabetes has a fun way of aging us quicker, draining our energy faster, and keeping our body in a chronic state of inflammation. The naturally plucked approaches for the anti-diabetic effects are found in resveratrol, seaweed,  and curcumin for their performance in combating the aforementioned aftermath. By all means, read more on the supplement winners. Diabetes is like a fickle housemate. Sometimes things are smooth sailing and other times you want to change the locks.  Let’s hope somewhere in this labyrinth of glucose imbalance you find the right combination to keep the peace.

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The Quest for #Credit Nirvana

CreditCardYour smile says so much about you but your credit may say so much more. Graduating from a good school, having a great job, living in a prestigious zip code, and all the whistles-and-bells that say ‘envy me’ mean nothing if your credit is poo. On the surface, it looks shiny and nice but under it all… the voice inside your head says less than flattering things. Silence the noise, people. It seems counter-intuitive but a balance transfer credit card may not be the worst idea, especially if you can curtail the discretionary spending and focus on the mission: paying-off your debt. Allow me to introduce you to an assortment of options that may fit the bill, no pun intended. Before you dive-in to one of the choices listed, consider the few points beforehand: how good is your credit? What is the balance transfer fee? After the ‘honeymoon’ ends, what’s the APR? Highly consider these debt consolidation cards for ONLY that purpose. Additional purchases on the cards may put you in a temporary ‘rich’ mind set and your spending could keep you in a downward spiral. Don’t do that to yourself. If those question give you pause to proceed with a balance transfer credit card, look at some other easy ways to improve your credit score. You may not always like the first answer you get when asking a question so there are plenty more ways to skin a cat (excuse the phrasing). Keep asking until you find the answer that resonates with your motives.

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Protect Yourself from #DryDrowning

DryDrowningOf all the things that can go wrong at the beach, this is probably not one you’d imagine. If you thought it was impossible to drown when you’re dry, think again. The accumulation of water in the lungs can cause something known as ‘secondary drowning‘ or dry drowning. When this happens, the vocal folds spasm and close-up. How would you know if something like this happens to you or your child? If something as mundane and expected as a wave knock you down in the water, see how the person feels following the event. Beware of shallow breathing or respiratory distress and skin color changes. The people at the highest risk of dry drowning are children under 5 and males ages 15 – 25. How to protect yourself from dry drowning starts simply by recognizing the symptoms. Avoid swallowing water and avoid rough-play with people who don’t know how to behave decently in the water.  If the aforementioned aren’t possible, get some water wings and a stun gun.

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