Dating Advice

What Are the Five Stages of Dating?

Dating is an exciting and often terrifying opportunity to get to know another person really well, really fast. But it’s also a time of change, self-reflection, and transition. In fact, dating often reveals things about ourselves that we hadn’t realized or had been ignoring. If you’re feeling confused, hurt, scared, excited, happy or any combination of the above, you’re not alone. Let’s get this out of the way: dating is hard. And dating in today’s world, when everything is so fast-paced and technological, is even harder. If you’ve ever dated someone who comes with a warning label, you know that...
Mental Health

Why Therapy Is Good For Everyone

The idea that therapy is good for everyone is a popular one. Be it in the form of a therapist saying that therapy is good for everyone or a psychologist proclaiming that psychotherapy is beneficial for everyone, these are common assertions that tend to make their way into the public consciousness. As we all know, therapy is good for everyone. However, not everyone that goes for therapy is mentally ill. Now, there are also lots of benefits of going for therapy. Although therapy has been around for millennia, the term "psychotherapy" was coined by Freud in the early 1900s, long...
Physical Health

What To Do If You Get A Sunburn

When you go outside in the sun, you are at risk of sunburn and the damage that can be done. Sunburn is a burning sensation that occurs when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, it will cause the skin cells to become damaged and become susceptible to sunburn. It does not matter how much sunscreen you use or what the time of day is—sunburn can still happen. If you’re planning a beach vacation, chances are you’re going to get a sunburn! In fact, you’re likely to get a sunburn on vacation....
Dating Advice

4 Dating Apps Worth Checking Out

We’ve all heard the stories of people meeting their spouse on an app, whether it’s Tinder or Facebook. But what about people who aren’t looking for a life partner? If you’re not quite ready for a relationship but want to meet new people, you may be wondering what apps that are out there can help you meet single people who aren’t looking for the same thing. While there are a lot of apps that can help you find a hook-up, there are a few that stand out as being hook-up-free, helping you meet real people who want to make friends...
Mental Health

Acupuncture Points To Ease Anxiety

Acupuncture is the use of needles to stimulate specific points on the body. The theory is that certain points can decrease stress and anxiety and increase mental clarity. The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture involves inserting needles into specific locations on the body to relieve symptoms of depression, stress, pain, anxiety, and more. Whether this treatment is effective is debatable. While research does imply that it can be helpful for some conditions, it is unclear whether acupuncture can treat every type of condition. According to Chinese Medicine, the connection between the mind and the body is similar to that between...
Physical Health

How to Manage Chronic Pain

Too often, health care professionals and patients alike focus only on treating the symptoms of chronic pain yet fail to address the psychological and social factors that may be at the root of the problem. We want to provide health care professionals and patients with an informed understanding of chronic pain that will help them to develop more effective, patient-centered treatment strategies. Chronic pain affects about 30% of the population, and it’s a highly debilitating and under-reported condition. For many, it is a life-long health challenge that can not only be physically and emotionally painful but also extremely costly. Chronic...
Dating Advice

Writing Your First Dating Profile: Dos and Don’ts

What do you need to do to become a beautiful butterfly? At some point, you have to leave your cocoon and spread your wings before you can soar through the air. This is very similar to what you need to do to find a date. You need to create a dating profile and post it online. In this dating profile, you need to present yourself as the butterfly so that you can meet someone special. Writing the best dating profile will help you attract the right person to you. This article will provide useful tips on how you can do...
Physical Health

What’s a Pap Smear, And How Does It Work?

The Pap smear is one of the most common yet perplexing tests that women and men undergo. A Pap smear is a common health screening that most women will have done at some point in their lives, but few women know the full details about how it works and what it’s for. As a woman, you may be vaguely aware that your reproductive system is involved in a lot of things that you aren’t aware of. A Pap smear is perhaps the most well-known and easily accessible part of the female reproductive tract. Pap smear.  Pap smears, also known as...
Mental Health

The Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice that has become increasingly popular among people in the last few years. It can be practiced by people of all ages and walks of life, from athletes to students. People are generally interested in the health benefits that it brings, and scientific research is slowly proving that meditation does indeed help you achieve those benefits. It may surprise you, but meditation is not just for religious people. Many people who practice meditation say they find it helps with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and a host of other issues that plague us. Research has even shown that...
Animal Care

Managing Seasonal Allergies in Horses

The best way to keep grass- and pollen-producing weeds under control during the summer is to remove them from the pasture to prevent them from spreading. Unfortunately, many people forget to do this or simply cannot do it because they are busy with their horses during the summer months. In recent years more people have begun to notice that their horses exhibit seasonal symptoms. While many of the symptoms are related to the amount of pollen in the air, the treatment is not always so straightforward. Pollens are a big part of life for many people in the summer, but...