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I found an interesting website from Pinterest about “Oil Pulling.” Honestly, I’ve only tried it one day and could only stand about 5-6 whole minutes of it. Supposedly, it helps you fight off diseases naturally, get better oral health, and many other improvements in digestion as well. I figured, what do I have to lose? A few minutes of my time? And lots to gain. I read that you should take a very small amount of oil (coconut oil has the best uses but I had vegetable oil in my house, so I used that, YUCK!) in your mouth and sift the oil through your teeth by pushing and pulling it through them. If you’ve never done it before, you might want to try with water first, as I instructed my husband to practice. Within that 5 minutes, I had to spit out my oil mouthful 3 different times because I felt a gulp in the back of my throat, like I might need to puke. They said that was normal to feel that and to spit out and get fresh oil when you’re comfortable again. I also had to blow my nose a few times from the oil clearing my mucus I guess. Anyway, after I tried it for as long as I could stand, I persuaded my husband to try it too. He lasted about the same amount of time overall, had to spit it out maybe 3-4 times too. From his experience, it seemed a bit more subtle. He has issues with his teeth and hoped to get improvement there and he did report a more pink color in his gums after only this one treatment. I read that oil pulling is a way to detoxify your body. I haven’t returned to try this again but we did pick up a bottle of coconut oil. The coconut oil is thick however, we are a bit unsure how it would work with it but read you can heat the oil up and it liquefies. Still haven’t tried it. I also read coconut oil helps to get rid of acne, which I never thought I’d have in my thirties btw!
Lately I’ve noticed a decrease in my eyelash fullness and searched on Pinterest to see if there were effective natural ways to “grow lashes” and found a few helpful tips. I’ve been putting Vaseline just above my eyelash line using a q-tip and brushing it onto my lashes (like you would mascara) every night before bed and sleeping with it on for the past four nights. I’ve noticed a slight improvement in the little amount of time I’ve tried it. There are other ideas on how to grow your lashes naturally on my skin care Pinterest board. Some include castor oil, vitamin E oil and aloe vera oil into a mixture. I’d like to try that sometime when I’m able to pick up vitamin E and aloe vera oils since I already own castor oil from when I tried the Oil Cleansing Method for about 4-5 months last year. I’ll post about my results from these two regimes in about a month from now and report on my stubbornness to press on.
Do any of you use these tips or regimens? What side effects have you found, if any? Do either of these interest you after reading my experience and research? Please comment below! I’d LOVE some feedback.
I am trying the Oil-Cleansing Method to help my face get cleaner and to see a decrease in acne. Never did I think in my thirties, I’d have to deal with adult acne. I really hope this works for me. Stay tuned.
bit.ly/rdfhh4 I’m determined to try this oil-cleansing method (OCM) to wash my face to help get cleaner pores.
— marci harwood (@calcrz) October 2, 2011
*UPDATE: 3/12/12* I stopped using this OCM method simply from it being more of a hassle than a help to my face. I did like the method but it’s a lot to keep up with, measuring oils and mixing them together, then if you travel – dealing with spillage, etc. I liked the feel it was giving my face but the upkeep didn’t seem worth it plus it didn’t seem to help my acne all that much anyway.
Road traffic accidents happen often; and many undesirable incidents occur because drivers are just too tired to drive. Still, each person can help in making sure that unfortunate road incidents do not happen and one can do so by making use of a Stay Awake Device.
When people who are too exhausted to drive, there is a probability that they will fall asleep while behind the wheel. If a person nods off while driving, he won’t be able to react promptly and his reflexes will be much slower than when he is fully awake. When an individual drives under such conditions, he becomes vulnerable to traffic accidents and he also risks the lives of innocent bystanders. This is why it’s very important for people to have enough rest if they have to drive. For those who need to drive a short distance, it will be a good idea to do some light physical activities. Chewing or munching on something will give your mouth something to do, which is quite helpful in keeping you awake. Drinking coffee is also another good idea. Fifteen minutes before you head out, have some coffee and allow the caffeine to work its way into your system. People who need to drive very long distances need to rest. There are safe rest stops all over the country. Before your trip, ask friends and relatives about places that they can recommend. Though these tips work well with some people, others find it much easier to just use modern gadgets, such as a Stay Awake Device, to keep them awake while driving. These types of gadgets are often placed on the ear. Such tools emit warning signals when these detect that the head is bobbing. There are devices that emit loud alarms, while others vibrate strongly in order to wake a driver up.
A Stay Awake Device is a must-have item for a person who is often on the road. It’s easy to use, affordable and it can help save lives.
There’s a lot to be said for working with all natural sleep aids and the natural power of your body to balance itself out. With so many people regularly being deprived of enough sleep due to stress, a busy work load, anxiety, or their diet, sleep problems have become so common many people don’t even realize they have a problem – it’s just “the way it is.” This is sad but thankfully it doesn’t have to be this way. Eventually all that lack of sleep will catch up to you really – you can only ignore it so long.
But you do not want to wait for the ill effects of insomnia to take over before you start fighting back. Forgetting things and finding it hard to concentrate throughout the day while also always being tired – this is a sure sign you are not getting the rest you need to function properly.
Two natural methods I want to tell you about that I think are worth you while include melatonin, a substance natural found in the brain as a precursor to serotonin, and massage therapy, the ancient art of rubbing the body.
Try taking 5mg of melatonin. Melatonin is a wonderful sleep aid and many people find it will give them just enough of a boost to fall asleep without the nastier effects of you get from Ambien or other sleeping pills online that you might be inclined to otherwise purchase were it not for this natural option. Melatonin is not addictive or habit forming nor does it make you feel “out of it” the next day. In some individuals it might make their dreams intense, so be sure not to over reach in the dosage. Start with 5 MG or less and see how it makes you feel. You do not want to go past the 10 to 15 mg range unless instructed by a doctor.
Experiment with getting regular massage work to see if this will loosen you up before bed. If you’ve never been to a massage worker, you are in for a real treat! Massages feel so good and relaxing that many people fall asleep on the table before the session is over. Can you imagine when this might mean for your problems in getting to bed? For the more adventurous, or those adverse to having someone touch their body, try out the Osaki Massage Chair, which features a brilliant zero gravity design and a plethora of options available for at home, any time massages.
No one should go through live dealing with insomnia. It has real effects on your ability to perform your job and raise a family. It basically casts a haze over everything in your life, which is no way to live! Take action to get the sleep you need to live your best life now.
The obvious signs of aging will appear as you reach old age. The signs actually affect the hair, skin, and nails; while the body tissues and muscles start to degrade. Aging process can also affect your body and thinking processes, generally begins between middle-ages until your later years. You can only slow the progression but everybody should anticipate that nobody is excused from experiencing signs of aging.
Graying of hair is first to be noticed by most. The changing of hair color or graying of hair can begin any time at your 30’s or at your teenage years and eventually, gray hair turns into white.
As hair transforms into white color, blood flow also changes which affects the amount of nourishment the hair follicle receives. Since there is less nourishment, the follicle produces thinner hair and reduces the number of hairs that grow, making you prone to balding. It can happen for both men and women, but is more prevalent in men and old people.
Wrinkled skin is one of the evident signs of aging. Loss of elasticity which results in sagging skin is caused by loss of muscle tone due to aging process.
Fitness training is very helpful to avoid early appearance of aging. It will keep a healthy body and lengthen life because it can rid away lifestyle diseases. Regular exercise routine at home is steadfast because people promote health and avoid inactive lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle with proper diet is the best solution to obesity, diabetes mellitus, and other cardiovascular diseases.
The ectomorph body types people (or ecto, for short) are slim and probably a tall, slender individual who has trouble gaining weight and remains to be thin. Fashion models are among this body type. When you maintain fitness exercises and healthy body, you avoid becoming fat and prevent early signs of aging as well.
Hiccups usually stop after a few minutes. This is precisely why doctors believe that hiccups resolve on their own even without any medical intervention. Nonetheless, people still try to employ a lot of different methods just to shorten the duration of hiccuping. Probably two of the most popular are to drink plenty of water and to breathe into a paper bag. Others, however, have strange techniques in drinking water, like drinking while upside down, drinking a full glass using paper towel, or drinking at the far side of a glass. They may seem odd, but these approaches have been a family practice to many. Others also try other strange methods, such as startling or shocking the afflicted, counting or saying the alphabet in reverse, and all those purely mental cures, such as thinking of all the bald men, telling yourself not to hiccup again, and concentrating on a particularly complicated matter. Aside from the bag breathing method, there are a lot of other cures involving one’s breathing, like holding one’s breath for a few seconds, alternating breathing pattern, breathing slowly followed by swallowing quickly, inducing cough or sneeze, or screaming for as long as you can.
However, when hiccups become severe and persistent, such anecdotal medical approaches may be of no help. Usually for chronic hiccups, doctors finally administer a drug, particularly sedatives on dosage that would render the person either unconscious or highly lethargic. Doctor’s intervention is highly important in chronic cases of hiccups because there might be some linkage with serious illnesses, possibly, pneumonia, metabolic disorders, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, meningitis, tumor and laryngitis. Interestingly, there were reported chronic hiccups that have been cured with administration of a particular food instead of a drug. The administration of intranasal vinegar was said to have eased the persistent hiccup of a three-year old Japanese girl. Also in the 1971 issue of The New Medical Journal of England, it was cited that placing sugar on or under the tongue may be a solution to hiccups.
In a world of self help initiatives, television programs, radio shows, newspaper columns, books and magazines competing for the time and sanity of the individuals who exist in this world, values, promising ideas and common sense sometimes take a back seat to the media grandeur. That is where the Game of Life by Shinn comes in, and reclaims its near century old reputation for providing insight, direction and promise to those who read it.
The Game of Life and How to Play It, allows the reader to find positive energy inside themselves and their situations. The world is not always our oyster, Shinn notes, but in an age old look at spinning discontent on its head, it can be depending on how you like your oysters prepared.
Life is filled with good times and bad, fortune and misfortune, but can only be truly valued and enjoyed to its fullest who understand that it works in the exact same fashion as game: It has to be played. You are the stay of the game, and you are the only one who can determine how to develop the circumstances to result in positively refreshing ideas, instead of negative discontent.
The Game of Life and How to Play It is a lesson in simplicity that will provide its readers with the tools to gather and maintain confidence, positive outlooks and a genuine zest for life. You do not have to pick up subscriptions or book of the month memberships to keep up with what is new in the world of self help. Simply purchase the Game of Life by Shinn, and connect yourself with what millions of people already know: Simple, positive, productive lifestyles make for happier people. Principles of prosperity endure the test of time in this noted, beautifully written book. Find out how to it can help you achieve the life and outlook you crave, and deserve.
There are a host of hobbies for men as well as a plethora of hobbies for women that can be used to turn a small profit with very little effort. In fact, all you need to do is regularly engage in your hobby, as you might have been doing for quite some time and learn how to combine it with your steady broadband connection in order to start making money from your hobbies. Of course, while the first part of that statement is quite easy, you might not know how to even get started on the first one. If you have had experience with making online transactions before, then you have a head start as far as making money from your hobbies is concerned.
The first step towards making some extra cash from your hobbies is to make sure that you can make secure online transactions. Some of the best services that you can use include PayPal and Xoom. If you do not already have an account with either of these services, you should get one if you wish to get started on your profit venture. Fortunately, registering a new account is quite easy as long as you have a credit card or even a simple ATM card.
The next step is to decide on how to monetize your hobbies. This will actually vary drastically based on the type of hobby that you are engaged in. If you do not have a hobby yet, then you might want to try some creative endeavor such as making your own video game.
Yes, you can make a video game nowadays even with no programming knowledge. All you need is a good head on your shoulders, the capacity to learn, patience and a whole lot of creativity. You can start with one of the simplest types of video games, an interactive story, or what is known as a visual novel. Visual novels are basically stories with branching paths and multiple endings which are affected by choices that you present to your readers. Some good free visual novel engines that you can use include Novelty and Ren’Py.
That’s right, Grace Kelly’s engagement rings, plural. The famous movie star from the 1950s was the lucky recipient of not one, but two incredible engagement rings – and from a prince, no less. Here’s how the story goes:
When Prince Rainier the Third of Monoco asked Grace Kelly to marry him, he presented her with an eternity band set with diamonds and rubies, which represented the colors of his home country. They announced their engagement to the press in January 1956, and the lovely eternity band played a starring role in the newsreels and photographs that were taken at the event. Her understated ring was as charming and lovely as Grace herself, and it enhanced her natural beauty as never before.
But that was before the Prince went to Los Angeles to visit his fiancée in her hometown. He took one glance at the gigantic size of the stones and the incredibly expensive diamond engagement rings that other movie stars were wearing, and concluded that the restrained eternity band would not be right for his-Oscar-winning bride-to-be. After a quick overseas cable to Paris, the famous jewelers at Cartier produced Grace’s second engagement ring – a spectacular Emerald-cut diamond with double baguettes, weighing in at an impressive 12 carats. It might not have been the most expensive engagement ring in the world, but it ended up having the desired effect.
Grace didn’t waste a moment taking her new ring to work with her. In her new movie High Society, she played the role of Tracy Lord – a Philadelphia social ingénue on the eve of her wedding day – and her new ring played a large supporting role. She also took every opportunity to flaunt it in front of delighted MGM photographers in all her publicity shots. All things considered, the 12-carat diamond was much showier and glitzier, which was more in line with her public persona of glamorous movie queen.
She retired from movies thereafter, to fulfill her new duties as the Princess of Monaco. And thus began her storybook wedding to the Prince. Actually, she had two weddings to the Prince, but — that’s a topic for another story.
People undergo a lot of experiences in life, and one thing that is common across communities throughout the world is the occurrence of personal problems and trials. Life, after all, is like a wheel, sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down.
There are an unfortunate minority of people that don’t know how to handle lifes many adversities, who don’t know how to cope with life and simply survive with a mediocre interest in their persuits. This learned hopelessness is the reason why many people around the world suffer from depression today, and fail to ultimately be successful people.
It is in fact fairly easy to learn about the ways of how to overcome depression, yet not many people know how to prevent it from occurring in the first instance. Depression is often triggered by the experience of a life changing event. It can be a problem, a loss, or even the experience of stress. Take for instance, a person who is on learning how to become successful in life and striving hard to make success happen. When he/she encounters problems along the way, it is expected that he/she can handle it and not give up too easily. But for some people, particularly those who have an underdeveloped coping mechanism or solid support system, the big problems become impossible to overcome. The resulting failure can be the reason why he/she can get depressed, stay unhappy and unsuccessful.
When a person can cope effectively with problems, there will be no chance for depression to set in and that person is then free to be motivated and strive harder towards the attainment of success.
The point is that if a person wants to be successful in life, he/she should learn how to handle problems and failures effectively. Life is indeed like a wheel that constantly turns. One cannot experience joy all the time – And this is how it should be. Life is after all, a series of both successes and failures. To have the right support network, and mentality is the key to success.