• Health

    How to lose weight when you’re over 40

    We all know the old adage that it gets harder to lose weight as we age. Herman Pontzer author of “Burn” talks about how our metabolic rate stays pretty much the same between the ages of 20 and 60, after which it starts slowing down. His studies also show that menopause does not slow metabolism. We simply pile on the pounds as we tend to consume more palatable foods in which the calories tend to pile high (think processed foods, refined sugars and fats). So how can win this fight? Follow these 4 recommendations: Stick with low calorie density foods The key to fat loss is to be in a…

  • Recipes

    Grilled Pineapples

    This extra easy recipe is a real surprise and tastes so wonderful. It will brighten a summer barbecue or a fall dinner on the grill. Ingredients 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2″ slices1/2 cup brown sugar2 Tbsp. lemon juice1/4 tsp. cinnamon3 cups lime sorbet Directions Combine brown sugar, juices, and cinnamon until smooth. Spread on each side of each pineapple ring. Grill 4-5″ from medium coals 5-10 minutes, turning once, until sugar mixture melts and pineapple is heated and tender. Top each slice with a small scoop of sorbet and serve immediately. Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels

  • Style

    The 1940s Fashion

    The style of the 1940s is influencing today’s fashions in many ways: the feminine lines, the flowy fabrics and the delicate patterns. We have compiled a little taste of what the original western 1940s fashion and make up were like. Now you can create your own influences on your wardrobe. CoatsIn the 1940’s women’s coats had large collars and enormous shoulder pads. Fur coatsbecame the trend. HatsWomen rarely wore hats but if they were to wear one it would have been small.Women who worked during the war often had to wear turbans to cover their hair. UndergarmentsBrassieres were cut to lift and accent the women’s breasts, this is similar to…

  • Health

    Stress Induced Overeating

    Lots of people complain that they overeat in response to professional or personal stress. If this sounds like you, read the following tips for managing stress-related overeating to help you get rid of this unhealthy habit. Practice waiting. Postpone your instant gratification when hunger hits. Tell yourself you’ll wait 15, or better 30, minutes to eat. Chances are good if your cravings are only stress-related, they’ll disappear when you allow yourself to become distracted. Keep a running list of what you eat each day. Knowing you have to write down every snack or nibble can be a good way to remind yourself to think before eating. If you binge at…

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    Moral Development

    Many of you, whether you are parents or contemplating having children, may be worried about what the morals or values you want to teach your children. There are different psychologists who have theorised about the moral development of children. One of the most prominent theories was put forward by Mark Kohlberg (1963). He believed that morality is learned throughout childhood and adolescence in a set of stages. Kohlberg’s research led him to identify six qualitatively different stages of development that he divides into 3 levels (each level has 2 stages). The first level is called the pre-conventional level. In its first stage the child’s moral choices are determined by whether or not…

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    Shyness, The Conversation Killer

    Shyness can be one of the most debilitating character traits. I’m not talking about the kind of shyness where if someone compliments you , you blush… I’m talking about severe shyness, the kind where you simply can’t approach people, you can’t talk to people, you can’t make requests and sometimes you’re too scared to even make a phone call. It is self-doubt that leads us to being shy. It is very much related to how we perceive ourselves, how others perceive us and the importance we attach to how others perceive us. It is not our personality, as some psychologists would have you believe. Self-doubt is a negative characteristic that…

  • Style

    Eyeglasses Fashion

    When it comes to prescription eyewear purchasing decisions, statistics show that women most often make the final choice for themselves, their spouses and their families. Therefore, they are typically the most savvy eyeglass frame shoppers. For women themselves, there are a host of choices on the market today. Many collections of eyeglasses are targeted specifically to women. These are appealing to their fashion, color, and price-conscious senses. And taking a sharp turn from the “unisex” trend that was popular in previous years, many eyeglass frames for women are distinctly feminine in shape, style and coloring. The Top Five Trends in Women’s Eyeglasses Feminine eyewear shapes such as cat-eyes, glamorous larger…

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    Children and Diabetes

    There are two main types of diabetes named type I and type II. Type I is rarer, it is found in about 10% of people with diabetes and is the one more common with children. The immune system destroys the body’s insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and lack of insulin can cause the body to starve. The result is that the body can no longer break down food properly and use its energy.  The cause of type I diabetes is multidimensional. The person must have a genetic predisposition but it is usually triggered by some factor in the environment like a virus for example. The symptoms range from excessive thirst,…

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    Exercises for your Eyes

    When we’ve had a good workout we need to stretch to relax the muscles. When we’ve had a long moment of concentration, we do something different to relax the brain. When we read for a long time or sit at the computer for a long time, we usually relax by watching TV. Poor Eyes! They are never getting a break. Presented here are a series of eye exercises that promote relaxation of the eye, or strengthens and conditions them.  General tips when doing eye exercises: Please take off your glasses or contact lenses, you will then feel more comfortable and relaxed. When doing the exercises, intensely concentrate on your eyes.…

  • Recipes

    Corn Flake Macaroons

    Indulge in these cookies, which are easy to make and are a genius way to use leftover corn flakes that’s been sitting a bit too long on your shelf. So get whipping! Ingredients • 1 egg white• 1/2 cup sugar• 1/2 cup shredded coconut• 1 cup corn flakes• 1/4 teaspoon almond extract• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract• pinch salt Instructions Preheat oven to 325F or 165C. Beat egg white until stiff.Stir remaining ingredients in. Drop by teaspoonfuls on baking sheet and bake about 20 minutes.Makes 18. Photo by FoodGenerations from Pexels