Monthly Archive: August 2015

How Women and Men Differ When It Comes to Jealousy? 0

How Women and Men Differ When It Comes to Jealousy?

How Women and Men Differ When It Comes to Jealousy? For some people, lack of jealousy can indicate a lack of love, but for many others, jealousy leads to hard feelings and decrease in romantic emotions. There are some experts that see positive effects in jealousy, but only if keeping it at a low level. In this case, jealousy can act like a good spice and induce dynamic into a long-term relationship when stuck in a rut. It can fuel our love life with excitement and renew sex drive. To understand jealousy and its mechanisms, it would be interesting to observe the differences between women and men’s jealousy. Namely, according to the latest research, men tend to be more jealous when their partner is involved in physical infidelity while women are mostly concerned with emotional infidelity. They become jealous when their partner falls in love or makes an emotional bond with someone outside the relationship. The article “How Jealousy Is Different for Men and Women” describes this research in more detail and gives us an idea how women and men differ when it comes to jealousy. How Women and Men Differ When It Comes to Jealousy? In a poll of...

The Pros and Cons of Frozen Foods 0

The Pros and Cons of Frozen Foods

The Pros and Cons of Frozen Foods Our modern lifestyle does not give us a lot of time to prepare healthy and nutritious meals that mainly consists of fresh vegetables and other high-quality products. To find a convenient and fast solution, many of us reach out for frozen foods, thinking that it is a healthy choice; at least, better than junk food. But, how healthy are frozen foods? According to nutritionists, frozen foods represent the safest in terms of contamination with bacteria or fungi. Fresh foods that we keep in refrigerators are much more prone to microbial and fungal infection. Nutritionists also consider frozen foods a healthier choice when comparing with canned or jarred foods. In fact, this is only true for frozen fruits and vegetables preserved without additional additives and other chemicals. Interestingly, some nutritionists think that, in many cases, frozen foods can be even better than fresh foods. The excerpt from the article “Fresh vs. Frozen Vegetables: Are We Giving up Nutrition for Convenience?” explains the reason for that attitude on frozen foods.Fruits and vegetables chosen for freezing tend to be processed at their peak ripeness, a time when—as a general rule—they are most nutrient-packed. The Pros and...

How to Be More Proactive 0

How to Be More Proactive

How to Be More Proactive Proactivity is not a habit that is good to have to be more productive and effective at work. Proactivity can help us to build better relationships with our closest ones and with a wider community, too. Proactivity helps us not only to organize ourselves better but to feel better about ourselves. Many people tend to think that we are proactive when taking an action and have initiative. However, according to experts, proactivity means take full responsibility for our lives and have the ability to choose what to do in every situation. It can be hard to establish a habit of proactivity because it requires a deep change in our mindsets. People, who are caught up in a victim mindset cannot establish the habit of proactivity, no matter how hard they try. Before they even start to think about proactivity, they need to overcome a habit of blaming others for their failures. People with the victim mindset tend to believe that other people, circumstances, or economic conditions are responsible for their situation. In this way, they give their power to some other source and feel like a victim. From this state of consciousness emerge many other...

Being a Dad Is a Great Opportunity to Express Masculinity 0

Being a Dad Is a Great Opportunity to Express Masculinity

Being a Dad Is a Great Opportunity to Express Masculinity Many children today grow up in single-mother households. According to statistics, one in four children grows up in families without a father. And there are, also, a significant number of children, living in families with both parents, where the father is emotionally absent or focuses only on the provider’s role. It is not surprising that 70% of Americans think that too many children, raising without father’s role, contributes to increasing of social problems. Moreover, in the last 200 years father’s role has been gradually losing its authority and causing lack of direction for today’s fathers. Despite this, psychologists agree that the father’s role these days is more important than ever. They emphasize the significance of their role in teaching the children how the world is functioning, how to make connections with other people in a masculine way, how to take risks, play, explore new things, develop a sense of adventure, and build self-confidence. In other words, the role of a father can engage many positive capabilities and aspiration of a man to show to his son what it means to live his masculinity. The article “The Importance of Fathers” points...

Benefits of Berries for Heart Health 0

Benefits of Berries for Heart Health

Benefits of Berries for Heart Health Although tinny and small in size, berries are powerful fruit that can fight against many chronic diseases, even cancer. They are rich in vitamin C (especially strawberries), flavonoids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants; they show as excellent as preventive agents for many diseases. They are good allies in losing weight because they hydrate and nourish our bodies without the intake of unnecessary calories. Frequently, the greatest enemy in weight loss is toxins. No matter how wonderful and perfect balanced our diet is, we cannot lose weight until our bodies get rid of toxins. And this is the perfect job for berries. What is most astonishing about them, it is a fact that we need only a cup of this fruit a day to make an effect. Just to mention an example: only one cup of strawberries contains 160% of the Recommended Daily dose of vitamin C. Not to speak of many other studies that show a huge effect on participants’ health when eating only one cup of berries per day. They have experienced improvement of their overall health and have reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases. To illustrate this, the article “The Total-Body Benefits of Berries”...

Common Triggers of Ocular Migraine 0

Common Triggers of Ocular Migraine

Common Triggers of Ocular Migraine An ocular migraine affects vision, usually in one eye and can be accompanied with pain, typical for a migraine. Often, people who suffer from an ocular migraine experience loss of vision that can last from a few to 30 minutes. It rarely lasts longer than an hour. People with an ocular migraine frequently report the loss of vision in the same eye. Ocular migraine happens when blood vessels contracts and hinders regular blood flow to the eye. After the episode, blood vessels expand and enable blood flowing smoothly, again. Luckily, ocular migraine represents a serious condition neither for eyes nor overall health. However, it is important to consult a doctor, because the loss of vision can point to some other disease such as lupus, epilepsy, inflammation of the arteries, or hardening of the arteries. Even though an ocular migraine does not require any treatment, it could be wise to acknowledge the common triggers that can affect an ocular migraine and avoid its uncomfortable symptoms. To find out more about the common triggers of an ocular migraine, the article “Causes of Ocular Migraines” gives us the following list. Common Triggers of Ocular Migraine • Bright lights...

Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome 0

Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Although Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) does not seriously affect our bodies, it is still an uncomfortable chronic disease, which symptoms can be very annoying. Until today, there is no medical evidence of its organic cause, but very often changes in diet, lifestyle, and stress level can alleviate the symptoms of IBS. According to medical experts, there is the link between the brain and bowel movements that in case of IBS can cause an imbalance in the gut flora. For patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, there is no known, unique remedy that can cure this disease in IBS patients. However, when it comes to probiotics, gastroenterologists have noticed their positive effect on patients’ gut flora and gastrointestinal tract. According to them, probiotics – especially the ones from the group of Bifidobacterium infants – can alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in many patients. The excerpt from the article “Effect of Multispecies Probiotics on Irritable Bowel Syndrome” explains the results of researching the efficacy of treatment with probiotics on Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Probiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Methods This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involved 49 IBS patients (probiotics: 25, placebo: 24) diagnosed according to the...

The Proven Benefits of Probiotics 0

The Proven Benefits of Probiotics

The Proven Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics are well known as beneficial for the gastrointestinal tract, where they maintain a balance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria. Namely, the gastrointestinal tract is populated with millions of bacteria. When those bacteria are mainly good, then our organism responds better to inflammations and infections. However, if this natural flora’s balance becomes disturbed with antibiotic consumption or irregular diet, then taking foods rich in probiotics can be beneficial to our overall health. A top food that contains a lot of probiotics is yogurt. But, to help the probiotics maintain their stability and keep our gastrointestinal flora at its optimum, we should reach for foods full of prebiotics. To remove confusion between the roles of probiotics and prebiotics in our gastrointestinal tract, nutritionists explain that probiotics are, in fact, ‘good’ bacteria. On the other hand, prebiotics are carbohydrates that our bodies cannot digest, but they are necessary for feeding good bacteria. Thus, the both of them are necessary and inseparable when trying to keep our gastrointestinal flora in a good balance. Before we consider what foods are rich in probiotics and prebiotics, let us understand the proven benefits of probiotics on our organisms, which are described...

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