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Month: June 2016

9 Health Benefits of Thyme

9 Health Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is more than just a tasty garden herb. This medicinal plant has been shown to help combat inflammation, acne, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. Here’s how thyme can reduce your pain and benefit your health. 1. Antibacterial Medicinal Chemistry published a study that found essential oil from common garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) exhibited very strong activity against clinical bacterial strains of Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia and Pseudomonas. Thyme oil also worked against antibiotic resistant strains that…

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5 Things That Happen In Honest Relationships

5 Things That Happen In Honest Relationships

HERE ARE 5 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU’RE IN AN HONEST RELATIONSHIP: 1. YOU GROW SPIRITUALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. When you are in an honest relationship, you learn things about yourself through your counterpart. You grow together in many aspects. You enrich each other. No one is pushing anyone. You are both gently expanding and changing to the best parts of yourself. An honest union enhances each other to grow. They support one another in careers, parenthood, spirituality, health, sexuality, and…

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Health Benefits of Cashews

Health Benefits of Cashews

Cashews are delicious and full of nutrients. A popular ingredient in vegan foods and Indian cuisine, cashews can be eaten raw, salted, added to salads or used to make rich, creamy sauces. Cashews are a staple nut, easy to find in stores and to add to all manner of foods. In addition to being versatile and tasty, they’re also chock-full of nutrients. Here are just a few health benefits of cashews: Healthy Fats Cashews are high in fat content, which…

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This One Childhood Experience Turns Out to Have Major Consequences Later in Life

This One Childhood Experience Turns Out to Have Major Consequences Later in Life

According to results of a new study, you might want to rethink before moving your family around at a vulnerable time. In 2014, according to a United States national census, more than 11% of Americans relocated across state borders. In our mobile society, this might seem like par for the course—no cause for alarm. But what about the effects such internal migration has on children later in life? Washington Post writer Christopher Ingraham recently asked this very question. His conclusion:…

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Have More Patience

Have More Patience

“Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less.” — Mother Teresa Patience: The Key To Peace Patience is a spiritual lesson. It calls us to the higher part of ourselves, that part of us that recognizes the divinity within. It overlooks our fear, mistrust, anger, confusion, and all the ways we build barriers to its recognition. It doesn’t even matter how…

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Foods That Help Increase Melatonin

Foods That Help Increase Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland situated in your brain. This chemical offers so many benefits, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that melatonin protects the heart from damage. It’s also proven to help ward off cancer. However, the most popular role played by melatonin is the regulation of the circadian rhythm — your body clock. Individuals lacking in melatonin often find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Melatonin is something…

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Why (Some) Substitutes Don’t Satisfy Us

Why (Some) Substitutes Don’t Satisfy Us

The more similar they are, the greater disappointment they evoke. Have you ever craved a full-fat chocolate milkshake but opted for a diet frozen yogurt because you wanted to “be good”? But chances are that scarfing down the yogurt wasn’t just less pleasurable; it may actually have increased your craving, amplified your dissatisfaction, and set you up for a binge. According to a new study led by Rochester University’s Melissa Sturge-Apple, this happens because the substitute food you chose too…

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Exercise In Disguise: 5 Ways To Burn Calories Without Hitting The Gym

Exercise In Disguise: 5 Ways To Burn Calories Without Hitting The Gym

For those who have trouble finding time to play sports, there are plenty of ways to get some exercise without even realizing. Getting moving with day-to-day activities like gardening, cleaning, dancing, grocery shopping and brisk walking can burn up to 400 calories per hour. Get out in the garden You don’t have to be retired to enjoy gardening. Take to the task with vigor and this outdoor activity can burn calories and work up a sweat. Mowing the lawn, digging,…

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Why High School Stays With us Forever

Why High School Stays With us Forever

We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure and, above all else, competition – social, athletic, academic. There’s even an entire genre of entertainment that revolves around high school. “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Mean Girls,” “Heathers,”…

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4 Personality Traits That Affect How Long You Will Live

4 Personality Traits That Affect How Long You Will Live

Why you should ask your friends how long you will live. 1. Introverts versus extroverts Outgoing, sociable people have the strongest immune systems, a recent study finds. Those who are the most careful, though, are more likely to have a weaker immune system response. The research found no evidence, though, that a tendency towards negative emotions was associated with poor health. 2. Optimists versus pessimists Optimists have healthier hearts than pessimists, a study of over 51,000 adults has found. Professor…

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