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 When we’re feeling sick or suffering from pain and fatigue, many of us reach into the medicine cabinet, looking for a cure for our symptoms. Sometimes, though, natural remedies can be just as effective as over-the-counter or prescription treatments.  Most of us have made a cup of herbal tea or a pot of hot soup to relieve symptoms of illness in the past. Sometimes, simple natural treatments like these work even better than man-made pharmaceuticals. Some natural remedies, however, are more effective than others. In recent years, some home remedies have even been tested and... more ...
In recent years, news outlets and researchers from around the globe have looked on in awe at the extreme feats practiced by a man named Wim Hof. Affectionately known as “The Iceman,” Hof is known for being able to endure prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. He has run a barefoot half-marathon over ice and has even broken records for swimming in ice water. Is Hof simply a medical anomaly? No! In fact, Hof claims that anyone can strengthen their immune system, boost their energy levels, improve their heart rate, and improve their ability to tolerate stressful and challeng... more ...
If movies and romance novels are to be believed, discovering true love is almost always followed by a blissful “happily ever after.” Those of us who have been in serious relationships, however, know that this certainly isn’t the case! Even the best relationships involve hard work and dedication.  When we’ve found “The One,” we want to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. What are the secrets to staying happy and building an enduring partnership? Here are a few words of wisdom from couples who have stuck with their partners for decades. By be... more ...
Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as emotional quotient (EQ) is a multifaceted skill set encompassing the ability to identify, understand, monitor, and effectively manage emotions in ways that lead to positive outcomes. Though some individuals are naturally empathetic and talented at processing emotional information, most of us could benefit from further developing our emotional intelligence.  Developing a deeper level of emotional intelligence has many benefits; research has shown that those who have a higher EQ tend to have better mental health, greater success at work, and s... more ...
Dementia itself is not a specific disease; rather, the term describes a cluster of symptoms that are the result of the brain damage caused by different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to Lewy body dementia. Many of the early symptoms of dementia can be seen in patients of all types. Other symptoms are specific to certain types of dementia and may point towards a specific diagnosis.  Though many adults experience mild cognitive impairment with age, others will notice symptoms growing worse over time. Dementia is not a natural part of aging, so it is important to recognize symp... more ...
After being with your partner for some time, it’s likely that you’ve fallen into a bit of a romantic rut. Even if you’ve only been dating for a few weeks, you may already be settling into a routine with your new love interest. Watching Netflix together or going out for dinner and an ice cream cone simply aren’t that fun or romantic anymore. Being romantic often involves surprising our partners. Taking your partner for granted and simply following the same old routine is one of the easiest ways to kill the passion in your relationship. Though surprises can be expens... more ...
According to one British study, many adults experience their greatest levels of happiness between the ages of 65 and 79. Another survey concluded that 75% of adults over the age of 50 are less concerned with what people think about them compared to when they were younger. 6 out of 10 surveyed said that they enjoy life more than they did in their youth, and the vast majority of respondents said they were now living for the present rather than for the future. Being more adventurous and less self-conscious as we age can be great for our health. Below, we’ve highlighted the stories of a... more ...
At the beginning of new relationships, we invest lots of time and effort into getting to know our partners. Over time, however, the distractions and pressures of daily life gradually begin to deteriorate our romantic bonds. If both partners are engaged in full-time work outside of the household, it can be particularly difficult to find time to reconnect on a daily basis. Studies show that many busy couples end up spending less than 10% of their time alone together!Falling in love is easy; maintaining a loving, romantic relationship for years is much more difficult! Creating a love that lasts r... more ...
In recent years, the number of individuals undergoing cosmetic procedures has continued to rise. Non-invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections, have grown in popularity worldwide. In the past five years, the percentage of individuals opting for breast implants has risen nearly 28%. Around the globe, the number of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures increased by 5.4% in 2018. Older adults are among those undergoing more cosmetic procedures. Staying a part of the workforce for longer; maintaining a youthful look often benefits those looking to be hired for new p... more ...
As older singles, many of us feel particularly eager to meet that “special someone” as soon as possible. Some of us may have already spent a number of years on our own. Others may simply be yearning to share the final decades of their lives with romantic partners. Few of us question these hopes and dreams, as they are what we’ve been conditioned to follow. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love?We should, however, think twice about what we really want. Recently, actress Emma Watson acknowledged that she has come to terms with being “self-coupled.” Living life wit... more ...