Daily Archives April 25, 2015

7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

7 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

by: Jane Thurnell-Read

It is always important to take whatever steps you can to be healthy, but while you are pregnant it is even more important: not only do you need to take good care of yourself, you are also profoundly affecting the life of another person – your baby. Here’s 7 tips to help you along the way.
1.If you smoke, one of the most important things you can do is to stop smoking: babies born to mothers who smoke have a lower average birth weight, are more likely to be born prematurely, and are at greater risk of death from sudden infant death syndrome than babies of non-smokers. Sometimes mothers feel having a low birth weight baby could be an advantage as it will make the baby easy to deliver...

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Hate the Abuser, not the Abused!

Hate the Abuser, not the Abused!

by: Dorothy Lafrinere

Abuse is the most horrible attempt at power that I have ever researched! This is why:
The shame that is felt by an abused person is so deep that it takes years to unfold, then years to put in a safe place. Some never get that far. They turn to drugs, alcohol, and even eating disorders that tear their physical being apart. Some even repeat the same actions that were done to them with, their spouses or children.
Definition of Shame: “the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another.” In the issue of abuse, shame is what the victim is left to deal with and live with forever.
An abused person can turn their guilt towards their abuser to free themselves of t...

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Acne Treatment Tips

Acne Treatment Tips

by: MD Stracener

Acne is a broad term which includes blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne can strike at any age. Effective acne treatments are sometimes difficult to find, and understanding acne and prevention can be frustrating. Here are some acne treatment tips that have worked for many.
Although acne isn’t life threatening it can be uncomfortable and hard on your ego. There has always been a debate about the actual cause of acne. The actual cause isn’t as important as finding a cure.
So is there a cure for acne. Well yes and no. There are many products available and for some they are a cure, for others they do not help. A cure is only a cure when you find a product that works for you.
Most acne treatments will take time to work...

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Why Men Cheat

Why Men Cheat

by: Gregory Lions

“Big, little or short or tall,

Wish I could have kept ‘em all,

I loved ‘em every one”

– T.G. Sheperd, I Loved ‘Em Every One

I thumbed through the New York City Yellow pages under “Escort Services”. There were twenty-five pages! “Escort” is just the way businesses get around saying “prostitutes”. Clearly, the world’s oldest profession is alive and well here in the Big Apple. I even feel I can safely say that not all the men who patronize these services are single.
Cheat is a silly word It’s culturally centered. It implies that we’ve violated the rules of the game of fidelity. First off, take a look at the current divorce rate: 1 out of every 2 marriages fails. Why? Marital infidelity is the biggest reason...

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You Can Do Exercise During Pregnancy, But Don’t Ov

You Can Do Exercise During Pregnancy, But Don’t Overdo It

by: Sara Jameson

Don’t get so lazy during your pregnancy. Move your body if you want to delivery your baby easily, do some exercise! Some studies show that women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to have easy labor and deliveries and faster recoveries.
This is exactly you must do for the benefit of you and your child, but you must not overdo it and consult your healthcare on the best exercise you can do.
The benefit of exercise during pregnancy not only will make your baby delivery easy, but also can combat fatigue, minimize back pain because your back muscles will be stronger, stress relief, reducing fat, and recover more quickly after delivery...

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The Secret to Keeping your Budget on Track

The Secret to Keeping your Budget on Track

by: Darlene Arechederra

“Don’t find fault; find a remedy.” — Henry Ford
B-u-d-g-e-t. The very word can cause us to tremble in our new boots! But a hard-working soul need not fear — there’s a simple way to win the battle of the budget. It’s great fun, and what better time to get started! So what’s the secret?
*** Build Some Rewards and Fun Into Your Budget! ***
Think this tip is too simple to be effective? Consider the last time you blew your budget. You were probably zipping along just fine. Life was great. A month later, you slipped up just a bit. Two months later — boom! Your budget’s blown, big time. How long did it take you to get back on track after that?
Think back on your most recent project...

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Ankle Bracelets: Accessories to Pamper and Adorn Y

Ankle Bracelets: Accessories to Pamper and Adorn Your Feet

by: Sam Serio

Feet are among the most the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body. This fact is often overshadowed by modern media, which highlights women’s faces and torsos, and little else. Yet throughout history, the delicate shape of women’s feet have been paid great respect and attention, as proven by classical literary works by D.H. Lawrence and Lord Byron, to name only a few. In “Double Indemnity,” the hero Walter is so entranced by the ankle bracelet worn by a woman named Phyllis, that he mentions it several times in the course of the movie.
In ancient China, it was such a big deal that women had small, delicate “moon-shaped” feet (that is, with deep insteps) that an entire custom dedicated to foot-binding was developed...

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Things You Ought To Know First Before Undergoing L

Things You Ought To Know First Before Undergoing Liposuction Surgery

by: Charlene J. Nuble

According to the medical dictionary of Medline Plus, liposuction is the removal of excess body fat by suction with specialized surgical equipments, typically performed by a plastic surgeon.
With the removal of excess body fat, the body appearance improves and evens out distorted body parts. Breasts, buttocks, abdomen, and the face area are some of the most popular body parts that undergo liposuction.
Foremost reason why people resort to liposuction is for cosmetic reasons. They want to eradicate “love handles”, unsightly fat bulges, an abnormal chin line, etc.
Liposuction also helps improve sexual function by reducing fat deposits on the inner thighs, thus allowing easier access to the vagina.
Anothe...

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A Tumbleweed Christmas

A Tumbleweed Christmas

by: Jane Fulton/Smart

In those days, I worked for the Dept. of Motor Vechicles, in the state of California. I lived in Lancaster, California, which is about 50 miles north of Los Angeles. This is dessert area. Very hot in the summer time and snow every three years in the winter time.
This particular winter was an easy winter. At least the weather was easy. My life started to crumble before my very eyes.
At the ripe age of 38, I almost had a stroke on my job and was ordered by my doctor to quit my job. Quit my job! What was I going to do? We were in a small town and jobs were scarce!
I could never find a job with the job security I had with the State of California. The good part is I had a choice, if you could call it that...

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Plants, Herbs, and Roots for Prosperity

Plants, Herbs, and Roots for Prosperity

by: Sam Stevens

Plants of all kinds (including trees), herbs and roots have been used for centuries to draw money to a person or bring prosperity to a home.
There are several ways to use a plant in this manner:
You can carry some of the substance on you.
This can be as easy as putting a tiny bit of the herb in a tiny plastic bag and put in your pocket. An easy way is to put a pinch of the herb into a locket.
Sew a sachet or pouch.
You can buy ready made sachets or pouches that you can use for this purpose, but you can also sew a small one using an appropriately colored material. Green and yellow are popular colors associated with prosperity and money one...

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Is A Natural Female Sexual Enhancer The Answer?

Is A Natural Female Sexual Enhancer The Answer?

by: Sherri Solomon

Almost all women experience loss of sexual desire at some point in their lives. Some women believe that sexual desire is shameful or inappropriate to discuss openly. Women who’ve been unassertive about their sexuality in the past may prefer to sacrifice their sex lives rather than become assertive now about what’s required to satisfy their sexual needs.
Denise seemed to have it all. A loving mother of two children and a partner in a law firm in Los Angeles, she had a very handsome and charming partner who was a successful entrepreneur. They jetted off for vacations to Italy and dined in the finest restaurants. But their relationship floundered in one intractable area...

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How Wives with Cheating Husbands Can Gain the Uppe

How Wives with Cheating Husbands Can Gain the Upper Hand

by: Ruth Houston

Too many wives with cheating husbands put up with their husband’s infidelity because they feel they have no choice, or they don’t know what else to do. If you’re in a similar situation, don’t despair. You have more power and control than you think.
Don’t Be a Helpless Victim
You don’t have to suffer in silence or be a helpless victim. There are practical things you can do to make the best of a bad situation, and minimize the damage infidelity can cause. You can prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for what lies ahead. You can take steps to protect yourself sexually, legally and financially...

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Wedding Dress Styles – What’s Available

Wedding Dress Styles – What’s Available

by: Declan Tobin

There are so many styles of wedding gown to choose from, which makes it difficult when deciding which type of gown is for you. What type of bride are you? Vintage couture, Romantic plush, or Simple elegance, what ever you fall under there is a gown out there to suit your style.
Vintage Gowns
Vintage gowns come in many styles from the medieval princess look, The Charleston swing era, or the Bohemian gypsy girl gown. The medieval dress is very popular usually designed around the Old English look in mind with wide bottomed sleeves and a high-banded waist, think Maid Merion and Princess Gwenevere. There are some very traditional gowns to choose from with the rich golden earthy colors with embroidered Basques and detailed designs...

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Mindfulness and Housework: Vacuum This

Mindfulness and Housework: Vacuum This

by: Maya Talisman Frost

As a guest on a local television show recently, I decided to bring along my vacuum cleaner.
No, it wasn’t for a segment on household hints. I wasn’t there to share secrets for deep-cleaning a carpet. Instead, I was using my vacuum cleaner as a memorable visual (aural?) aid to talk about mindfulness.
My host, Roland, gamely turned it on during my bit, and we attempted to shout over the roar of the machine. After a few seconds, we gave up, and as he turned it off, the ensuing silence was a welcome relief.
I used the vacuum cleaner to talk about how we have this noise in our heads all the time...

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Mindfulness and Mood Swings: 7 Secrets to Successf

Mindfulness and Mood Swings: 7 Secrets to Successful Mood-Watching

by: Maya Talisman Frost

I consider myself a pro when it comes to watching mood swings. After all, I’ve had plenty of my own, and I have the added advantage of having four teenage daughters to observe.
To be honest, my girls are not moody. In fact, our home climate is remarkably clear and sunny. That’s precisely why it is so easy to watch a mood coming over the horizon.
Think about it. If you’re in the middle of a storm, you can’t even see the horizon, let alone remember to look that direction in order to be aware of what’s heading your way. You need clear skies for that–or at least a very high cloud cover.
Mood-watching is a fascinating mindfulness exercise, and you’ve got plenty of high and low pressure areas of your own t...

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The Ayurveda Approach to a Healthy Menopause and N

The Ayurveda Approach to a Healthy Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

by: Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.

MENOPAUSE: IT’S ABOUT BALANCE
The medical community is quickly evolving its understanding of menopause. Following the abrupt, early halt to the HRT portion of the Women’s Health Initiative last July, due to findings that Hormone Replacement Therapy’s risks outweighed its benefits, headlines now read “Menopause is not a disease, but a normal part of life.” Hormone “replacement” therapy (HRT) has become simply hormone “therapy” (HT) in recognition of the fact that replacing estrogen is not natural and brings dangerous side-effects, rather than the fountain of youth once touted.
Shocking and novel as these concepts may be to today’s medical community, they are nothing new to Maharish...

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Facial Skin Care Tips For Your Type Of Skin

Facial Skin Care Tips For Your Type Of Skin

by: Mike Zanov

With all the skin care tips and information today, you might think it’s very confusing! All you want is what is best for your skin. It may be overwhelming for you to try to keep up with the constantly evolving technology.
Skin care tip #1 – your skin is unique. If your best friend uses “the most powerful product,” it may do nothing for you, or you might even have a reaction to it.
Before you consider buying any over-the-counter skin care products, there are a few basic facts about your skin you must know. These include:
Your skin type. It is oily, dry, normal, sensitive, or a combination?
Your skin complexion...

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Hyaluronic Acid – Beauty Wave of the Future?

Hyaluronic Acid – Beauty Wave of the Future?

by: Jana Willinger

In our continuing search for the fountain of youth, there is a new weapon. Hyaluronic acid (HA), a key component of human tissue, aiding the body’s flexibility, mobility and moisture retention, is emerging as a key ingredient in many anti-aging beauty products and as a viable alternative to collagen and related substances in injection procedures. As we age, the Hyaluronic acid levels in our body decrease, contributing to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and dryness in the skin. Hyaluronic acid beauty products and injections can decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles by replenishing the body’s natural supply of Hyaluronic acid and/or by stimulating the body to rejuvenate its own supply of HA.
Among the excit...

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Using the Right Skin Cleansers for Your Skin Type

Using the Right Skin Cleansers for Your Skin Type

by: Donna Monday

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or normal skin, it’s very important that you choose the right type of skin cleansers for your skin type to obtain maximum results.
There is a dazzling array of skin cleansers on the market including: Oil facial cleansers, lemon facial cleanser, low foaming facial cleansers, acne facial cleansers, and even facial cleansers for men. Looking at facial cleanser reviews online may help you find the best facial cleansers for you. However, you may just decide to make your own homemade facial cleansers.
Whether your facial skin cleansers are homemade or store bought, washing your skin helps it shed old skin cells and stimulates the new ones...

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Road Trip Anyone?

Road Trip Anyone?

by: Sandra Mahoney

Remember when we were younger and only one of us in the group had their driver’s license or a car? We would drive to each friend’s home to pick them up. Our intention: to be together, to explore and to laugh our heads off. If it wasn’t for a curfew, the night would never end.
Fast forward some 20 years. We’re older and wiser but we still crave the desire to be together. To explore. And to laugh our heads off.
You coming? Well slide over, Thelma! Jump in the backseat, Louise! We’re gassing up the car and away we go...

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