Bad Breath

Everyone can agree on one thing… Bad breath stinks! If you or someone you know suffers from bad breath, you know how embarrassing it can be at any given place and point. No one wants to learn that they have bad breath, and telling someone that they have bad breath can be equally awkward. Still, it’s better to know than not know. If you suspect you have bad breath (Note: It’s not always easy to detect coming from yourself) you may want to ask a friend to give you an honest opinion. There are several reasons why someone may have...

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Balancing Between Caring and Coping

Throughout life, each of us will be faced with challenges associated with caring and coping. You could lose your job in the future, you may learn that a good friend has cancer, or you may need to move an ageing parent into your home so you can help care for him or her. These are just a couple of scenarios that require the abilities to care and cope, and thankfully, there are ways to help deal with difficult moments in life. Here are five tips. 1.    Ask for help. Whether you are sick and too tired to clean your home...

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Building a Great a Patient-Doctor Relationship

Have you ever had a patient-doctor relationship where neither one of you did much talking? You know, one of those patient-doctor relationships where your doctor went through the routine of checking you, writing you a prescription (if necessary), and sending you on your merry way. Or a situation where you wanted to ask your doctor questions specific to health issues you were having but you just didn’t feel comfortable asking. We’ve all been there. But a patient-doctor relationship does not need to be one where you feel like you’re just a number. Here are some tips for building a strong...

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Is It Time for a Digital Detox?

Do you ever wonder if you’re spending too much time on your computer, your smartphone, or playing video games? Chances are that if you’re wondering, you are. While today’s technology is incredibly helpful, it’s also incredibly time consuming, distracting, and sometimes, pulls us away from real-life relationships. As wonderful as it is to post your real-time vacation photos from Spain or find out what’s happening in your friends’ lives via Facebook, or catch up on news via Twitter, or allow your child to play video games so that you can clean the house without disruption, there are some things to...

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Three Easy Ways to Declutter Your Home

Have you ever thought about how clutter may affect your life? If not, perhaps you should. If you’re like most people, at some point in your life, you have dealt with clutter: paperwork covering your work desk, baby toys scattered about the floor, makeup and hair products strewn about your bathroom. Remember that time you were looking for an important document and making more of a mess because it was lost in a pile of papers? Do you remember the frustration you felt from not being able to find your important document and how you just couldn’t relax until you...

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Well-Being: Social Life

Whenever you hear the term ‘well-being,’ what do you think it means? Merriam-Webster’s definition is ‘the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.’ Some people also like to add ‘having a social life’ into that mix. And while having a social life can make us happy, it can also stand alone in its own category when expressed as, say, being social or being a recluse. Researchers have studied how important social relationships are, and some results have suggested that strong social relationships are tied to better health and a longer life. When you think about it, having more contact with...

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Empty Nest Syndrome

If you have children and have ever experienced an eerily silence in your home when your kids are away for a short period of time that turned into feelings of sadness for you, because they’re away from you, you have experienced a snippet of what may come when your kids grow up and venture off on their own. Empty nest syndrome is a term that describes the feelings parents or guardians experience when their children move out of the home. Not every parent or guardian will experience empty nest syndrome but for those that do, symptoms may include a sense...

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Easy Ways to Fight Germs

There are many ways we pick up germs: shaking hands, touching animals, touching raw foods. And there are many types of germs: bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses. And… There are many types of illnesses that may be caused by germs: cold, flu, food poisoning, hantavirus, Lyme disease. And these are only short lists of examples. Germs are easily contracted and spread, but there are ways to help minimize picking up germs and spreading germs. Here are some easy ways to fight them: Clean and Disinfect Surfaces – Did you know that there is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Cleaning with,...

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Wrinkle Reducers!

There’s no way around this one: wrinkles are a part of life. As we age, there are several things that happen that contribute to wrinkles: the inner layer of skin—the dermis—begins to thin, our skin cells divide more slowly, and fibers just below the outer layer of our skin become loose. These are only three things that contribute to wrinkles. Want to learn more? Read on. Lifestyle activities also contribute to wrinkles. Getting too much sun: the sun’s rays damage the skin’s support structure. Sleeping on your sides and stomach: putting pressure on your face, over time, can create facial...

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You Want to Move It, Move It?

Are you an inactive person who would like to become more active? If so, you don’t have to join a gym, find a lap pool, or join a community softball league. There are many ways to get moving without spending a dime. Physical activity abounds in our day to day lives, especially walking! You walk back and forth from one room to another, you walk through malls while you’re shopping, and you even get a mini workout when you soothe your baby throughout the day by holding him and walking him around the house. So, you see, you may already...

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