Kids

Managing Defiance in Preschoolers & Toddlers

Preschooler defiance is as much a fact of life as teen angst. Managing defiance as a parent through this stage need not be difficult! As the adult, you get to choose the battles without your preschooler being any the wiser. Look at the big picture So your fashionista wishes to wear her pink striped shirt with her orange and green…

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Women's Health

8 Amazing Ways to Improve Your Palate

Have you ever found yourself in the company of a beer sommelier or a wine master and wondered how they are easily able to identify different drinks from the taste or smell? Well, it is with practice and a lot of patience. If you would like to improve your taste with different dishes, there are a few things you can…

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Relationships

Surviving an Unwanted Breakup

There’s nothing more challenging or more desirable than finding someone to share life with. The process of meeting prospective partners and getting to know them varies. While many relationships are progressing at their rates, others might end abruptly without warning. Breakups are the result of incompatibility on different levels. Depending on how much was invested into the relationship, the intensity…

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Issues

Concerns Regarding Nuclear Energy

For quite some time, countries all over the world have been aware of the capacity for nuclear energy to meet the world’s energy requirements. While there has been acceptance at one end towards the idea of making nuclear power our primary energy source, there has also been repudiation at the other. These concerns are in no way inconsequential and should…

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Issues

Reclaiming the Word “Fat” as a Positive Term

Dozens of synonyms for describing larger-than-average people have been invented. On the positive, euphemistic side are words like fluffy, plus-sized, curvy, bodacious, generous, Rubenesque, statuesque and cuddly. More ambiguous are terms like large, chubby, bigger and hefty. Medical terms include overweight, obese and morbidly obese. And then there are the insulting terms, which range from truck to whale. In general,…

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Kids

Why Children Develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a genetic, neurobiological condition. Although environmental factors such as stressors in the child’s home or school life can exacerbate the disorder, they do not cause it. There are many theories about the specific physiological causes of ADHD that have been supported by scientific research. These include genetics, ingestion of toxic substances, brain injury or abnormality, and sensitivity to…

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Relationships

Unique Wedding Add-Ons for 2018

If you are planning your wedding, it may seem like an impossible feat to add something unique to your event. It may look like everything has already been tried in many other events, so you are at a loss as to how you are going to make your event memorable. Every single add-on that you have been thinking may have…

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Women's Health

Moxibustion for Overall Women’s Health

When you talk about Chinese medicine, the first thing that comes to mind is acupuncture. But, in fact, acupuncture is just one part of the complex and thousands of years’ old world of Chinese medicine. The concept of healing in Eastern medicine is to heal the cause of the problem. Band-Aid solutions are frowned upon because under this philosophy. Real…

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Issues

The Myth of the ‘Traditional Family’

Women’s role was defined by the literary market; telling women their responsibilities as mothers and how to bring up their children. Telling them through books, magazines, and other literature; what their social roles were, what education was appropriate for them, and the etiquette they were to follow. These literary writings became their canon of domesticity. It contrasted the home and…

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