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Eating

Diagnostic Approaches for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, for a long time, primarily affected teenage girls. Nowadays, however, they cut across all ages and sexes. This is mostly because of the obsession with looking good, thanks to the popularity of social media. As such, people are intent on maintaining specific body shapes deemed as ideal. The leading eating disorder types include bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating. The exact cause of these conditions remains mostly unknown. Even so, genetics and psychological stressors have been shown …

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Tips on How to Increase Children’s Appetite

We were all kids once. You know what you did back then. There were a lot of times when you made your mom or dad lose their temper. Laying your toys on the floor, not putting clothes in the hamper, or just being too rowdy were some of the reasons that made them want to scream in frustration. But as parents, they love their children anyway. They know that their children will learn how to manage their behavior as they …

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Conflict Between Spouses

5 Tips to Resolve Conflict Between Spouses

Conflict and disagreements between spouses are completely natural. Every couple goes through it. What matters is how both spouses choose to resolve the conflict that may arise. Although conflict is sometimes healthy, there comes a point when it becomes too much to handle and resolution is not reached. But what couples have to do is to set aside their differences, communicate, and take these tips to help resolve conflict. Respect Even during an argument, partners should remember the respect they …

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Digital Nomads: Take Care of Yourself When in Bali

With the advent of the Internet, the digital nomad culture has also exploded. Now you can find people who are working not in an office but in their favorite tourist destinations. One such favorite is Bali, Indonesia. There is a good reason for this: Bali is a haven for care-free living, beaches, shopping, and, of course, the endless parties. Now, before you start packing, remember that not everything goes well in paradise. You can get sick or meet an accident …

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Types of Yoga Poses for Activating Your Chakras

Yoga has been in existence for ages. Yogis have designed the practice to be both a physical and spiritual exercise. Most people, however, focus on the asanas or postures of yoga, while others only focus on spiritual practice. Kundalini yoga combines both by interweaving asanas, mudra {hand gestures}, mantras, Drishti {eye gazes}, and pranayama {breath} to lead to a fast and higher consciousness. Your body is a complex system with different energy systems called chakra. Chakra are the energy vortices powered …

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Four Effective Ways to Relax Without Spending a Penny

We’re constantly moving. It’s crazy how much we need to accomplish in a day. It always feels like 24 hours in a day is not enough to do all we need to do. We say yes to things without even thinking if we have the time for it. We commit to dinners and dates without acknowledging that what we need is time alone. It’s a fast-paced world out there, and if you don’t find time to relax or unwind, you’re …

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Being a Disabled Person: How to Make Your Life Worth Living

Life can be unpredictable. One day, you are at the pink of health. The next day, you are lying in a hospital bed, and your life will never be the same again. You might ask yourself why it has happened to you. Why should it happen to you, of all people in the world? Of course, we should not think ill of other people. Better yet, we should prepare ourselves for whatever might happen in the future. You can get …

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Signs of Substance Dependence and Measures on How to Combat It

One of the problems facing the family and society is addiction. It can come in many forms with different ways to treat them as well. Individuals can also get into these whether they are aware of it or not, either by themselves or through other people’s influences. In the family, this is a very dangerous situation to get into since it affects how the whole household runs. From fathers to sons and even mothers and daughters, anybody can be a …

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How to Deal With a Family Member with a Terminal Illness

We often see movies where the star or the leading role’s loved one gets a terminal illness. However, when it happens to us, we do not know what to feel or act. There is no specific right or wrong way, but there are things that you can do to deal with the situation and make you and your terminally ill loved one feel better. Here are some ideas that you can try. Follow Their Lead While you might feel bothered …

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Teen Drug Abuse: What Are the Risk Factors?

Some teenagers are likelier to abuse drugs and other dangerous substances than others. This is the case because of certain risk factors they experience regularly. Understanding what these are allows you to be more empathetic and know how to reach out to someone dealing with substance abuse. Experts from drug rehabilitation centers for teens in Utah cite the following risk factors to look into. Impulsive Behavior Some teens realize the risk of impulsive behavior, but they don’t have the ability to …

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