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Month: December 2016

9 New Facts About Attraction We Learned in 2016

9 New Facts About Attraction We Learned in 2016

Do opposites attract? The kind of people who have more sex. Why men shouldn’t try to sound sexy, and more… 1. Opposites only attract when people are single When people are single they are more attracted to faces that are dissimilar to their own, new research finds. But, when people are already in a relationship, they are more attracted to faces that look similar to their own. In other words: opposites attract for single people, but not for those in…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

You can “rewire” your brain to be happy by simply recalling 3 things you’re grateful for every day for 21 days. Hardest question to answer: “Describe yourself?” People who are exposed to bright light early in the morning tend to be more alert throughout the day. The difference between caramel and butterscotch is butterscotch contains brown sugar instead of white. Toffee is butterscotch cooked longer. Most of the problems in your life are due to two reasons: you act without…

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Five Ways Christmas Affects Your Brain

Five Ways Christmas Affects Your Brain

Christmas is a time of year like no other; gifts are exchanged, little-spoken-to relatives are contacted, and appetising treats are consumed with great gusto. Christmas can be both a time of stress and a time of relaxation. But whether you love or hate Christmas it’s pretty difficult to avoid – and so your brain may be altered by the experience one way or another. Here are some of the main facets of the Christmas experience, and how they might affect…

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20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

People argue about carbs, fats, and everything in between. However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important. Eating plenty of protein has numerous benefits. It can help you lose weight (especially belly fat), and increase your muscle mass and strength, to name a few. The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 46 grams for women, and 56 grams for men. However, many health and fitness experts believe that we need much more than that. Here is a list of 20 delicious…

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Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

A hot cup of coffee can perk you up in the morning. A soothing cup of tea can help you relax after a stressful day. And the latest research about the health benefits of each might help you feel a little better about them, whichever beverage you drink. After years of studies that seemed to swing between dire warnings and cheery promises about what our favorite caffeinated beverages do and don’t do, much of the recent science regarding coffee and…

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Take Time Out For Yourself This Christmas

Take Time Out For Yourself This Christmas

A mental health charity is urging people to give themselves the gift of time and kindness this Christmas.  The message, from Washington Mind, comes with only days to go until the big day, and the pressure of trying to make it perfect could mean some people are well on the way to reaching their breaking point. It is so important to give yourself permission to take time out. Jacqui Reeves  People are being encouraged to take a step back and…

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20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting time of year. But between the parties, stress and baked goods, it’s also a time when people tend to gain weight. In fact, between mid-November and mid-January, adults gain an average of one pound, or half a kilogram. This may not seem like a lot, but most people don’t lose the weight they gain over the holidays. For this reason, holiday weight gain is one of the biggest contributors to total yearly weight gain for…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

The downside of being shy is that people misjudge you as thinking you’re better than others just because you’re quiet. 91% people skip the first slice of bread, just because it’s ugly. Popcorn is by far the healthiest snack. It builds bone, muscle, tissue, aids digestion, and is good for the teeth. Generally, you should never forget what a person says to you when angry because that’s when the truth finally comes out. According to a study, wishing someone luck…

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How to Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men

How to Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men

Testosterone is a hormone that is secreted in both men and women. It is responsible for sex drive, as well as protein processing for muscle mass development and strength. Testosterone declines with age, illness and poor nutrition in both genders, though this change may be more marked in men. Synthetic hormone replacement therapy can cause adverse side effects. A natural way to raise the body’s testosterone levels safely include supplementing the diet with specific nutrients and physical exercise. Step 1…

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