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With December already upon us, most of us are getting into the holiday spirit, hanging decorations, planning fancy meals, and purchasing presents for loved ones. One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season is curling up on the couch, enjoying a mug of cocoa or an alcoholic drink, and watching a favorite festive film. Though there are new seasonal movies being released each year, sometimes it’s best to revisit the classics that many of us know and love. Here are just a few favorites that you might want to watch or re-watch this holiday season. National Lampoon’s ... more ...
At some point or another, most of us have contemplated getting back together with an ex. In many cases, we ultimately realize that we’re simply nostalgic, remembering the good times we’ve had with former lovers while neglecting to acknowledge the problems that caused these relationships to fail. In some cases, however, getting back together with an ex might actually be a good idea. If both individuals have grown and changed, for instance, rekindling a romance could lead to a happy and healthy future relationship. Is getting back together with your ex worthwhile, or should... more ...
It never feels as though there are enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the things we want to do. It can be frustrating to start out the day with an ambitious plan, only to crawl into bed having only checked off one or two items on our “to-do” lists. Though there will always be just 24 hours in a day, managing our time more effectively can help us make the most out of the time we do have. The following techniques are just a few simple ways to restructure your time, allowing you to achieve your goals swiftly and more effectively. Schedule Your Work and Break Period... more ...
Sexual abuse has plagued society since the dawn of time. Recently-reported cases of sexual abuse from high-profile individuals have brought discussions of abuse and trauma to the forefront. Despite being more openly discussed, sexual harassment and assault continue to be major problems today, leading many individuals to suffer from long-lasting trauma. Have you, or someone you care about, been the victim of sexual abuse? Though the past cannot be erased, you can take steps to help yourself and others heal. By extending care and compassion to yourself and others, you can reduce the negativ... more ...
The pancreas, a gland located just below the stomach, plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions. This important organ secretes hormones such as insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels, as well as enzymes that affect digestion. Serious conditions such as diabetes and pancreatitis can negatively impact the functioning of the pancreas. The most serious condition affecting this gland, however, is pancreatic cancer. According to recent statistics, roughly 1.5% of adults will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during their lifetimes. With just 8.5% of patients surviving 5... more ...
Most parents believe that they have healthy relationships with their adult children. That being said, it can be difficult to step back and objectively assess our own behavior. If you have a married adult child, you may, without even realizing it, be getting over-involved in the life of your son or daughter. Do you find yourself getting into disagreements with your son- or daughter-in-law? Do you, deep down, feel as though you’ve “lost” your child as a result of them growing up and getting married? If you can relate to these sentiments, you may need to assess whether or n... more ...
The world of dating can be rough! From a lack of compatibility to non-availability, there are many reasons why it can be difficult to find Mr. or Mrs. “Right.” At some point or another, many of us have come to the realization that one of our friends might actually be the perfect match for us. Though both friendship and romance involve interpersonal connection and intimacy, the dynamics of these two relationships are often starkly different. Would you and your best buddy make for a happy couple, or would your differences simply lead to drama? Before asking your friend out on a ... more ...
We now live in a world saturated by technology. Many of us forget just how much personal information we relinquish to the companies whose devices and services we utilize. Almost every time we sign up for an online newsletter, register a new online account, run a Google search or watch an online video, information is being collected on our identities and personal preferences. Though some of this data collection is practically inescapable, as most companies require a certain amount of personal information to be provided in order to utilize their services, you can take steps to limit the extent t... more ...
As most adults enter their 50s and 60s, their thoughts turn towards retirement. Though a majority of individuals are content spending the last third of their lives relaxing and traveling, others, for a variety of reasons, choose to enter the workforce once more. Some particularly ambitious members of the baby boomer generation even choose to start businesses of their own. Is there a business opportunity that you’ve always wanted to take advantage of? Do you have a hobby that you want to turn into a career? With motivation and dedication, you just might succeed at starting your own b... more ...
Many of us are fans of the spices and flavors found in Mexican cuisine. Whether you love fiery jalapeño peppers or creamy, melted cheese, Latin American dishes offer something for everyone.Influential chefs and culinary experts have recently drawn attention to the cuisine of Peru. As one of the most culturally and geographically diverse nations on the planet, Peru offers visitors the chance to try fusion dishes that combine locally-grown ingredients with exotic, foreign flavors.If you visit a major city with a large population, there’s a good chance you might be able to find a Per... more ...