Monthly Archive: May 2015

Is Shaving Cream Good for Your Skin? 0

Is Shaving Cream Good for Your Skin?

Is Shaving Cream Good for Your Skin? We live in a fast-paced society, overwhelmed with so many daily tasks that leave us hardly enough time to reflect on our choices and actions. It is especially true if we think about our routine activities like showering, eating, shaving, driving, etc. We pursue them mostly automatically. Even though automation of our actions helps us move quickly and effortlessly between our daily tasks, it makes us take things for granted. We have never questioned the real benefits of our activities. When it comes to shaving, how many of us ask ourselves: “What am I putting onto my skin?” or “What ingredients are in my shaving cream? Are they good or bad for my health?” These questions are very important because skin represents the largest organ in our bodies and whatever we put on it, will be absorbed. During shaving, our skin becomes especially vulnerable because warm water opens pores and shaving by itself exfoliates the outer layer of the skin. Thus, skin becomes more porous and more open to absorbing various chemicals, whether from shaving cream, gel or lotion. And all these chemicals are not good for our skin. The article “Are There...

How to Become a Morning Person and Why? 0

How to Become a Morning Person and Why?

How to Become a Morning Person and Why? Although many people consider themselves to be early birds, another as night owls, while some of them are somewhere in between, to be a morning person shows as the most beneficial for our health. Our natural rhythm, known by experts as circadian rhythm, is greatly dependent on periods of light and darkness in our environment. According to experts, our bodies are designed to follow natural day and night cycle. Daily lights keep us awake while darkness moves us to the world of dreams. Our bodies work better if our natural circadian rhythm is followed. It does not mean that we all have to wake up when the Sun is rising. Yet, being a morning person means to be more in accordance with circadian rhythm, i.e. to feel better and have a better health. Studies have shown that early risers are more optimistic and proactive and have a good sense of control. They manage easier their daily tasks, which in turn makes them feel better about themselves. It is not impossible to become a morning person, but this decision needs time and persistence. The article “10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to...

Why Is Morning Ritual so Important? 0

Why Is Morning Ritual so Important?

Why Is Morning Ritual so Important? Morning is usually a period of day that gives us a new hope and a sense of new beginnings. It seems promising. However, many of us, overwhelmed with too many professional and family demands, does not notice its promising flavor. Rushing out from a bed to a bathroom, and then from home to the office, often without a proper meal, we are not only risking to miss a flavor of a fresh start, but we also risk our health. According to psychologists, setting up and maintain a morning routine have shown as essential for our psychological and physical health. They recommend doing activities we are interested in, which affect us in a positive way. Doing one or two activities in which we truly enjoy fills us with positive energy, helps us cope better with stress, and elevates our mood. It makes us feel that we can manage our tasks and have control in our life. In this way, we turn back self-confidence and our focus. It is also wise to make a list of priorities in the morning that can serve us as a guide through our busy day. The article “5 Things Super...

Why Failure Is the Important Ingredient for Success? 0

Why Failure Is the Important Ingredient for Success?

Why Failure Is the Important Ingredient for Success? When it comes to success, its unavoidable by-product is a failure. We can learn from it, we can find our new motivation, or use it as incentive to change our direction. However, many of us often stuck in status quo, unwilling to take risks and continually to try avoiding failure. According to business experts, taking risk is an essential key to success. Without it, we hardly manage to reach our goals and make progress. Even though many successful people have experienced failure on their way to success, we still hesitate to impose our ideas on the outer world, feared the failure. Many business owners and entrepreneurs still hold onto strategy that is based on avoiding failure instead of focusing on success. In this way, they suppress their creativity and innovation. This strategy often fails to adjust itself to market fluctuation and changes in the business environment. The article “Take a Risk: The Odds Are Better than You Think” points out on common misconceptions we all are prone to when thinking about taking risks. It can help us understand why failure is the important ingredient for success. Why Failure Is the Important Ingredient...

What Steps Are Necessary When Taking Risks? 0

What Steps Are Necessary When Taking Risks?

What Steps Are Necessary When Taking Risks? Whether we own a business, work as an employee or just want to live our life fully, taking risks has shown as the most important and decisive factor for our success. Taking a risk made us stronger, brings us a sense of greater self-confidence, and helps us feel alive. It pushes us from our safety zone, where we do things mostly routinely and mechanically. In the long run, playing safely makes us bored and lifeless. We need to try new things, because it challenges us, confronts us with our fears and brings us excitement. The real challenge can motivate us and awaken our energy. When speaking about risks, an idea is not to pursue risky actions at all costs and without previous preparation. It is not necessary to adopt a gambling philosophy and make challenges only to prove ourselves that we can. Often, taking risks refers to small actions or slight changes in our behavior that move us from the safety zone. Rushing around and taking a risky action without previous reflection on the issue, or without enough knowledge and information, or, what is worse, without a proper skill, will not lead us...

What Vacation Is Better for Our Health – Longer or Shorter? 0

What Vacation Is Better for Our Health – Longer or Shorter?

What Vacation Is Better for Our Health – Longer or Shorter? Vacation is a necessary part of our lifestyle; it improves our sense of well-being and affects our health in a good way. It is also an inseparable component of our productivity and creativity. Even though psychologists point up the benefits of vacation, they claim that not every vacation has all these benefits; sometimes, vacation provides us with many positive feelings and experiences, but they simply do not last. But, what makes a difference? How can we organize our vacation in order to gain most of its benefits? And, what vacation is better for our health – one long or two-three short vacations? In answering these questions, we should have in minds our unique needs, interests, habits, and way of life. We are all unique, and to find the most suitable vacation for us, we have to understand our needs and know ourselves well. The following excerpts from the articles “The Secret to Memorable Vacations: Keep ‘Em Short and End ‘Em Sweet” and “How to Get More Vacation Time” respectively help us to explore further what vacation is better for our health – longer or shorter. What Vacation Is Better...

Why Vacation Is Good for Our Health? 0

Why Vacation Is Good for Our Health?

Why Vacation Is Good for Our Health? We all live with some stress – our job, our financial situation, family responsibilities, health, can cause the great amount of stress. Even though we claim that do not feel stressed, our everyday routine takes insensibly and gradually our life juices. We need a break from established routine, from the things we do habitually, from uniformity and monotony. Whether we will find the switch that can move us from the monotonous cycle of everyday activities to more exciting and pleasurable events depends on us. People often think that destination is the most important factor that can bring us joy and excitement. According to experts, successful vacation has to fulfill our different needs – better social bonding, better family relationships, more outdoor activities, finding spiritual content, time for relaxation. Therefore, a good planning and awareness of our special needs can help us to organize our vacation as well as possible. Additionally, new research suggests that not every vacation raise our level of happiness and have a positive effect on our health. The excerpt from the article “How Vacations Affect Your Happiness” explores the effect of a vacation on happiness level. Why Vacation Is Good...

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