Winter is now officially here. For some people this season isn’t just filled with happy holiday family events, hot cocoa by the fire, and sledding. If you’ve been feeling a bit down lately and aren’t sure why, you may have SAD. SAD is short for Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a surprisingly common disorder. Nearly one in twenty people suffer from it. Read more
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to share with family and friends; kicking back and enjoying a break from the daily grind, tucking into too much food, spending too much money and probably imbibing a little too much alcohol. All things are fine in moderation, but going over the top can lead to longer term problems especially where the booze is concerned. Read more
Although eating at fast food restaurants is not the healthiest of activities, there is something you can do at the drive-through that is good for your heart, body, and soul: You can pay it forward.
I’m talking about paying for the person’s order in the car behind you. Perhaps you’ve done it before, or perhaps it’s been done for you. If so, you are probably already familiar with the giddy, warm sensation you get when someone practices a random act of kindness at, of all places, a fast food restaurant. Read more
During the holidays there are parties and all types of joyous celebrations where alcohol is available for those who may choose to imbibe. How you decide to conduct ourselves before and after such events determines how “under the weather” you are going to be the next day or so. Read more
Winter weather can be just as harsh for your hair as a hot, dry summer. The winter air combined with central heating indoors can also be dry and this leaves your hair vulnerable to frizz, tangling and breakage. The reason for this is the reduction in the amount of sebum produced by your body at this time of the year. Sebum is oil secreted from the scalp. This natural substance helps to moisturize your scalp and hair preventing excessive drying and flaking. Read more
While summer sun undoubtedly presents challenges to your skincare regime, the cold of wintertime brings its own problems. Simply turning your central heating on can leave your skin feeling dry and tight and in some cases cracking, inflammation and even eczema can occur. Read more
No one likes getting older, but for us women, aging almost never does good for our looks like it does for some men. There is nothing wrong about wanting to look the best you can no matter what age you are and while the advancing age has its inevitable effects on the looks of even the most beautiful women, there are a lot of things that we can do for our physical appearance well in our 50s and on. Read more
If you are self conscious of your wrinkles, there are lots of anti wrinkle treatments to aid getting rid of wrinkles. You do not have to choose right away. Read the information on these treatments carefully before finally picking one that you want. Read more
Even though most people associate summer and the sunny days that it brings with joy, it can sometimes be quite difficult to remain looking, or indeed, being happy when your makeup is having a persistent tendency to come sloping down your face. Luckily, there are things you can do to either completely prevent this from happening, or at least, keep the necessary interventions on your makeup at a minimum. Read more
“But daddy, it’s so spiky!” my kid said with his head tilted to the side. He was scratching his arm where a tiny pink lump was beginning to form. It was a mosquito bite.
So here I am trying to convince my four year old son about the merits of using Aloe Vera gel to make the itchiness on his arm go away. It felt like being on a high school debate team all over again. Read more