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5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

5 Reasons Why More & More People Are Saying ‘No Way’ to Valentine’s Day

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Thursday, 01 February 2018

Whether you’re in a couple or rolling solo, Valentine’s Day comes with expectation and pressure. 

With #CoupleGoals as a consistently trending hashtag, countless pictures of couples on social media, the obsession of celebrity break ups and make ups and TV shows like the Bachelor and Bachelorette serving up contrived romance sprinkled with drama, the way we think of love and romance has changed. 

Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a New York Board Certified Neuropsychologist explains why so many people say ‘no way’ to Valentine’s Day and offers some alternatives that shift this negative mindset.
Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Germ Dossier: How to Beat 5 Common Contagions

Written by Reshmi Basu, MD
on Monday, 29 January 2018

If knowing your enemy is one of the first lines of defense in war, the tactic is especially apt when it comes to contending with germs. 

To help arm parents in the inevitable germ battle, here’s an overview of five common contagious illnesses and maladies that children are likely to encounter, as well as a few tips and tricks to treat and prevent them.
Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Skincare Tips: 10 Ways to Prevent & Slow Aging

Written by Tressie Dawson
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Aging is all in the mind; you can stay young forever if you take care of your skin. 

In fact, in today's modern world, no one looks their age. As many say, 40 is the new 30.

From cosmetic procedures to beauty treatments, there are so many ways that help you prevent and slow down your aging process. At most times, the result is great. 

Sure, these treatments can help you to look young, but there are some side effects too. Natural ways are simply the best. The more natural treatments you use, the better it will be for your skin. With a little effort, you can look ten years younger with natural ways. 

Here are 10 ways to prevent and slow aging.
4 Tips to Stay Energized During a Morning Workout

4 Tips to Stay Energized During a Morning Workout

Written by Jorge Gonzales
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Do you follow a morning muscle-building workout routine? 

You have come to the right place. I’ve researched all the essentials that are required to make your morning workout successful and to drive results. 

Here are some tips for a perfect routine for both men and women.
6 Different Ways to Make 2018 About Self-Improvement

6 Different Ways to Make 2018 About Self-Improvement

Written by Trevor McDonald
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Even if you’re not a New Year’s Resolution type of person, something about the season makes it the perfect time to focus on bettering your life. 

Improving yourself is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s likely that those goals will change over the years. 

Instead of thinking about what you think needs improvement, focus on self-care and wellness. “Improving” yourself can be a dangerous mindset because we so often think about the physical body and validation from others. Real self-improvement is steeped in self-care and improves more than just the body.
8 Benefits that Prove the Importance of Braces

8 Benefits that Prove the Importance of Braces

Written by Emily Taylor
on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The procedure of getting dental braces might seem daunting, but the benefits they offer make the entire process worth the trouble.

While most people associate the benefits of braces to cosmetic benefits, braces provide more than a beautiful smile.

Take a look at the various benefits braces have to offer.
Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

Hair Tips for Girls with Curls

Written by Maya Smith
on Monday, 22 January 2018

People with wavy or curly hair are always looking for new products, tips and tricks to lock in their desired look. 

Whether they want to blow it straight, create looser curls or maximize their tighter coils, Maya Smith, Celebrity Hair Stylist, salon owner and creator of The Doux, the “Indie” hair care line with cult following which is now at Target, is truly the master. 

Here she shares her best tips for girls with curls who want to revel in their natural hair and create a style they love.
10 Healthier Substitutes to Your Favorite Junk Food

10 Healthier Substitutes to Your Favorite Junk Food

Written by Angelina Mattis
on Monday, 08 January 2018

Indulgent foods are named so for a reason. They taste great, but they can result in a bulging tummy. 

If you want to fulfill your longing for these treats without expanding your waistline, here are 10 healthier alternatives to some favorite junk foods and comfort foods.
How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Written by Sanam Hafeez, PsyD
on Friday, 05 January 2018

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. 

For some, it’s to workout, lose weight, and cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. 

Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. 

The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines ita stickiness. 

Here are some key insights on how to make New Year’s Resolutions that stick.
Effective Tips to Keep Your Cool During Meltdowns & Defiance

Effective Tips to Keep Your Cool During Meltdowns & Defiance

Written by Faith Collins
on Thursday, 04 January 2018

Connecting in a warm, loving way to your children when they act out takes tremendous patience. 

But, research shows that parents who have high levels of warmth and connection along with high expectations are the most likely to end up with happy, well-adjusted children. 

Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done. In dealing with real children, in real life, it often seems like we have to choose: Do we maintain our connection, or do we enforce that boundary?

If you’re a parent who is committed to respectful parenting, how do you maintain those boundaries when your toddlers and preschool-aged children push back?
8 Natural & Effective Ways to Lower Your Daily Stress

8 Natural & Effective Ways to Lower Your Daily Stress

Written by Michael Morelli
on Thursday, 04 January 2018

Stress and anxiety are all too common for nearly everyone.

In recent times, 70% of adults in the United States share that they experience stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

While some may come to accept the angst as normal, there are effective ways to address it.
7 Great Reasons to Give Up Alcohol For Your New Year’s Resolution

7 Great Reasons to Give Up Alcohol For Your New Year’s Resolution

Written by Tim Stoddart
on Tuesday, 19 December 2017

‘Tis the season to make grand gestures and promises that might not be kept until the end of 2018. 

Vowing to give up alcohol is a popular New Year’s resolution, and focusing on the benefits that come with it can help you make it stick. 

If you’re considering becoming a teetotaler for 2018, or just decreasing the amount you drink, you’ll be in good company. 

However, by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around, you might need a few reminders on why your resolution is so good for you.

Keep in mind that alcohol is actually the most dangerous drug in North America. Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s not a drug (caffeine is arguably the most used drug). 

Alcohol is related to harmful traffic accidents more than any other type of drug. While it’s easier than ever to depend on a designated driver thanks to car-sharing apps, it’s just one of many reasons you might want to give up drinking and get a fresh start.

Here are seven more:
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