"You are what you eat." Hokey? Sure. True? Absolutely. And, if your complexion's not its best, embarking on a healthy skin diet is one thing that experts agree can really help make a difference -- especially where keeping wrinkles at bay is concerned. (There are also foods that can ward off acne.) Continue reading "Wrinkle-Reducing Foods"
Everybody knows that there are certain foods you simply should not eat at night … and I confess, I’m guilty of eating many of them anyway. A momentary lapse is forgivable, but some foods really should not ever be eaten before you go to bed at night. Before you decide on your next bedtime snack, you should definitely have a look at the worst late night foods you can eat. Continue reading "7 Worst Late Night Foods"
You know that time you stubbed your toe and the blinding pain caused you to shout a string of choice words that would make your mother cringe? Turns out you weren't being rude — you were easing the pain. Continue reading "WTF? Study Shows Swearing Reduces Pain"
When Lucy Johnstone began working in mental health nearly 20 years ago, bipolar disorder — or manic depression as it was known then — made up a small fraction of her workload. ‘Now, every other referral is someone with suspected bipolar disorder,’ says Johnstone, a consultant clinical psychologist for Cwm Taf Health Board in Wales. ‘More people turn up with it because they hear about it in the news. They go to their GP saying: ‘‘I think I’m bipolar.’’ This confirms the effect of what some feel is the ‘fashion’ among celebrities for being labelled bipolar, a condition the Royal College of Psychiatrists claims affects one in 100 people at some point in their lives. The latest high-profile name is Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was reportedly admitted to a clinic for five days suffering from depression and mood swings brought on by the stress of her husband, Michael Douglas, battling throat cancer. Continue reading "Manic depression has been rebranded as bipolar… But are so many of us really mentally ill?"
Our obsession with cleaning could be linked to rising rates of depression, scientists claim. They believe that eliminating bacteria and viruses has actually made our immune systems weaker, and this in turn has affected the functioning of our brains. Continue reading "Our obsession with cleaning ‘is making us more depressed’"
If you want to lose weight, the main thing you need to do is take care of your nutrition. Don’t let any infomercials for this ab gadget or that cardio machine fool you. Exercise may be important but your nutrition is the real key to weight loss. By nutrition I don’t just mean what you eat but also how much you eat and when you do so. This can be rather complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated if all you want to do is to simply shed a few pounds. The following 4 tips will help. Continue reading "4 Eating Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight"
We all know that water is good for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy. And even if we know why we should drink water, it's not a habit that many people form. But there are some very powerful reasons to drink lots of water every day, and forming the habit isn't hard, with a little focus. The thing about it is, we don't often focus on this habit. We end up drinking coffee, and lots of soda, and alcohol, not to mention fruit juices and teas and milk and a bunch of other possibilities. Or just as often, we don't drink enough fluids, and we become dehydrated -- and that isn't good for our health. Continue reading "9 Great Reasons to Drink Water, and How to Form the Water Habit"
Berries are brilliant. Well I think so and nutritionists do too. Berries not only taste pretty good but they are full of anti-oxidants –– those little phytonutrients that work magic against free radicals and are thought to be anti-aging, disease risk preventing and even symptom curing. They are also really easy to eat and most are best as nature intended —– raw. Here are 7 berries you should eat. Continue reading "7 Berries You Should Eat"
Ladies, I’m sure you’ve been there: you’re not feeling great about yourself so you avoid the mirror. Not forever, but just until you’ve started to feel better. Not wanting to see your reflection is actually pretty common among women, and as long as it’s just an ‘every now and again’ kind of thing, it’s not that bad. But, girls, never wanting to look in the mirror is a serious problem, and one that signals not just dissatisfaction with body shape and size, but also the beginnings of dangerous denial. Looking ourselves in the eye isn’t just about evaluating our appearance; it’s about accepting who we are. On that note, I’ve put together a list of 7 reasons why you should stand in front of your reflection every morning. Continue reading "7 Reasons Not to Avoid the Mirror"
It’s a great time to think about updating your look and style. You don’t have to totally revamp yourself like you may have done at the start of the new year, but a little updating is always a great idea. You’d be surprised at all the little things that will do the trick. In fact, some of these tips for updating your look and style are quite small, but they make a big impact. Continue reading "7 Tips for Updating Your Look & Style"
If you’re dieting, ladies, then you’ll know that snacking can be a real problem. While everyone else around you simply reaches for a bar chocolate or a bag of crisps, you’re left picking your way through a lettuce salad, and, unsurprisingly, this doesn’t leave you feeling great. In order to avoid those sensations of jealous rage whenever your friends are tucking into delicious treats, I’ve put together a list of healthy snacks that are satisfying and don’t taste terrible. Continue reading "7 Tasty Snacks that Won’t Pile on the Pounds"
While it is true that there ought to equality in opportunities for men and women in the world of sports, there is no denying that some sports are better suited to one group than the other. It is also important to avoid the trap of being used in a sexist fashion; for instance, women boxing being promoted as a lure to attract an audience after a men’s boxing game. Let’s look at some sports ideal for women. Continue reading "7 Sports Ideal For Women"
It's not the first time Victoria's Secret has been caught out. But the lingerie company is the subject of ridicule yet again, after it appeared to have airbrushed out large parts of a model's thighs. The beauty, who wore a bright blue linen beach romper, was pictured with unnaturally thin legs in a picture posted on the company's website. She had also been given a bizarre concave shape to her inner thighs. Today fashion blogs slammed the company, comparing the photograph to one taken last year of Marisa Miller, whose arm was removed in the digital retouching process. Continue reading "Victoria’s Secret accused of ANOTHER Photoshop fail on model with bizarrely-shaped thighs"
After you graduate high school, there is hardly a moment in your life when you wish you looked older. In fact, with every year that passes by you wish you could look at least the same, if not younger. So, what are the things that might possible be doing the exact opposite? Well, here are the 8 things that in my humble opinion can make appear a couple of year older, so in case you do not want that, make sure you are not caught with any of these 8 things that make you look older! Continue reading "6 Things That Make You Look Older"
Ladies, if you’re like me and hate the colder weather, then you know how the thought of sunshine can sustain you through the winter months. For all you girls still stuck in the snow, I’ve put together a list of seven summery reminders of why the beach rocks our world. Read it and just picture your next vacation … here are 8 reasons to love the beach… Continue reading "8 Reasons to Love the Beach …"