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Month: July 2015

Flavor-Boosting Ingredient Carries Risks for Some

Flavor-Boosting Ingredient Carries Risks for Some

By Bara Vaida, Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on June 16, 2015 July 23, 2015 – Lisa Baxter carefully reads food ingredient labels when she buys groceries. She carries around a list of things she can and can’t eat, and she has to be extra cautious of food ingredients using the word “phosphate.” Phosphates leave a metallic taste in her mouth, and they make her very itchy. “I feel like I have fleas,” says Baxter, 52, a social worker from…

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Be Nice! (Because Rudeness Could Be Contagious)

Be Nice! (Because Rudeness Could Be Contagious)

A new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology claims that rudeness, like the common cold, is often contagious. The study asked a group of students at the University of Florida to engage in multiple negotiation rounds with various partners and report on how rude they perceived each partner’s behavior to be. The students who reported rude partners were more likely to act rudely in their next round. “Some of the negotiations took place one after another, and some took…

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How Changing Your Beliefs Changes The World Around You

How Changing Your Beliefs Changes The World Around You

I always tend to see a basic fault when I hear people talk about hoping for change in the world. It’s the idea that we see the notion of change as something happening outside of us, driven by some faceless group of elite scientists, inventors and leaders coming up with some revolutionary idea that would set the world on a different course. The fault with this notion is that it comes from the same mould which gave form to the…

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The Only Excuse You’ll Ever Need (or Should Ever Use)

The Only Excuse You’ll Ever Need (or Should Ever Use)

… and the research to back it up. by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.       on Jul 18, 2015       in Fulfillment at Any Age Everyone makes excuses from time to time, and some of us do it more than others. Even if you feel like you’re an honest, hard-working, trustworthy individual (as most of us do), there will be situations in which you just don’t or can’t follow through on a promise. Whether it’s attending a…

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New Study Says Eating Apples May Increase Sexual Pleasure In Women

New Study Says Eating Apples May Increase Sexual Pleasure In Women

The Huffington Post    By Taryn Hillin    07/08/2014  It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but new research suggests it can do a lot more than that. A new study published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics suggests that eating more apples leads to better sex for women. Researchers analyzed 731 sexually active Italian women aged 18 to 43 with no history or complaint of sexual disorder. Women taking prescription drugs or suffering from…

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7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others

7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others

WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF  “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ―Bruce Lee The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations.  This is especially true when it comes to our relationships and interactions with others. Tempering your expectations of other people will greatly reduce unnecessary frustration and suffering, in both your life and theirs, and help you refocus on the…

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Foods That Double as Medicine

Foods That Double as Medicine

By Ben Smart, Special to CNN    Thu July 23, 2015 (CNN)A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. CNN spoke with medical nutrition experts to unearth the specific foods they recommend. And you don’t have to be a chef or nutritionist to take…

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10 Tips To Raise Your Energetic Vibration Today

10 Tips To Raise Your Energetic Vibration Today

BY BRIGITTE MEINDERS     JULY 13, 2013  Raising your energetic vibration helps you, helps those around you, and helps the world. Here are ten simple things you can do today to start raising your energy. Try all of them or just one… either way it should make your day brighter and better. 1. Do yoga. Yoga makes you feel good, both physically and mentally. Even if you only have time for one pose, do it. Do it at your…

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Lack of Sleep Impairs An Essential Social Ability

Lack of Sleep Impairs An Essential Social Ability

Why the sleep-deprived can be more lonely and less social. Lack of sleep impairs the ability to read facial emotions, a new study finds. The study compared properly rested people with those who had been awake for 24 hours. Professor Matthew Walker, one of the study’s authors, explained how the sleep-deprived fared on the test: “They failed our emotional Rorschach test. Insufficient sleep removes the rose tint to our emotional world, causing an overestimation of threat. This may explain why…

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Here's the Best Reason to Think Twice Before Using Tinder and Grindr

Here's the Best Reason to Think Twice Before Using Tinder and Grindr

There are many reasons I love being off the market, but I’m especially relieved to be away from the rabbit hole of dating apps like Tinder, as it might be contributing to the rise of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in certain places. According to a recent examination and news release, Rhode Island’s Department of Health found significant STD increases from 2013 to 2014, with syphilis cases growing by nearly 80 percent, gonorrhea infections spiking 30 percent, and HIV diagnoses jumping…

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