Love & Relationship
November 27, 2018

7 steps to a happy marriage

So, you’ve said your vows to your loved one. Now it’s time to fulfil your promises by being the best partner you can be. A happy marriage is not an overnight success; it takes time, commitment and action to keep your relationship strong. Make your marriage work Clinical psychologist and marriage researcher Dr John Gottman and his colleagues studied hundreds of relationships, including both newlyweds and long-term couples. These study participants were interviewed and asked questions about their relationships. During the interviews, video recordings were made of each couple and how they interacted with their partner, while at the same…
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Recipes
October 22, 2018

3 easy Christmas treat recipes

What’s Christmas without a tasty treat… or three? But wait; before you go overboard at the buffet, we have a few healthy alternatives. Sugar-free raspberry sorbet Ingredients 6 cups frozen raspberries 3 overripe bananas, cut into 1cm pieces, frozen 60g fresh raspberries, roughly crushed Method In 3 batches, blend the frozen raspberries and bananas until smooth. Transfer each batch into one large bowl, then stir through the crushed raspberries. Spoon into a 1.25L container. Serve immediately. Gluten-free Christmas cake Ingredients 100g margarine 1 large ripe banana 2 large lemons, finely grated (rind and juice only) 100g soft prunes, stoned and…
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Men's Health
October 22, 2018

9 things you didn’t know about your penis

Keeping your manhood healthy and clean should be priorities for most men. But, how well do you know all the ins and outs of your package? You may think you’re an expert, but did you know: 1. The penis is twice as long as you think There’s more to the size of your penis. The erectile tissue that forms the penis extends right into your body. So, what you see is the external part, and the other half is hidden inside your pelvic region. 2. The first erection Well, your first erection happened when you were a baby! It’s common…
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Child DevelopmentParenting
October 22, 2018

10 Tips to keep your kids happy this holiday

Kids look forward to the holidays all year long. Amid all the fun and merriment, keep their brains exercised and engaged. Here are a few ways to prevent the summer brain drain. 1. Switch off the TV and go live This holiday, give the television a break too. Instead, take your kids to watch theatre shows or outdoor concerts. Live shows teach children the value of audience participation and boost their confidence. Introducing them to different forms of storytelling (other than movies) is also good for their cognitive development. 2. Get out! Encourage your kids to play outside. Set up…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 22, 2018

10 ways to use baking soda as a remedy

You probably use baking soda at home for cleaning and baking. Good news: it has health perks too! Cool down heartburn Heartburn is that painful burning sensation in the upper part of your stomach that can spread up into your throat. It starts when acid rises into your oesophagus (the tube that connects your stomach to your mouth). This can happen if you eat too much, feel stressed or eat spicy foods. Baking soda can help treat heartburn by neutralising stomach acid. - Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of cold water and sip slowly. - Keep…
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Food & nutritionVitamins & Supplements
October 22, 2018

Can vitamins make you sick?

When it comes to staying healthy and strong, vitamins are important. They help your body function properly. Most of the vitamins you need can be found in the foods you eat, but if your diet doesn’t give you what you need, supplements can give you a helping hand. Supplements come in the form of powders, tablets, capsules and syrups. Although vitamins are good for you, an overdose can harm your health. Balance is vital. Too much of a good thing Just as you can overdose on drugs or alcohol, you can also go over the limit with things that are…
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HIV / AIDS
October 22, 2018

Can you treat HIV with a tablet per week?

HIV is a human immunodeficiency virus that, if not managed correctly, can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). AIDS is the final and most severe stage of HIV. According to UNAIDS in 2017 over 30 million people around the world were living with HIV. If you have HIV, you should start antiretroviral treatment as soon as possible as the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. HIV attacks your white blood cells and reduces the number of them in your body. White blood cells are important for keeping your immune system healthy. Without treatment, HIV slowly…
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Food & nutrition
October 22, 2018

Can your diet be too healthy?

When you’re following a healthy diet, occasional cheat days where you indulge in your favourite treats are fine, but what happens when you feel guilty every single time you go off plan? Are you a health nut? When you have an eating disorder, you tend to constantly think about what, when and how much you should be eating. Proper nutrition from your diet is more than just a boost of energy and a slim body; it’s for the benefit of your organs and tissues. Healthy food plays a role in your body working efficiently. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains,…
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Mental & Emotional Health
October 22, 2018

How to cope with loneliness

The holiday season is a time for family, friends and festivities. But when social media explodes with images of happy families or when your friends leave you behind to visit their loved ones, this time of the year can make some of us feel deeply lonely. It may feel like you can’t shake off the sadness, but there are strategies to keep you from the deep despair of loneliness. You just need to be intentional, and proactive: Address your feelings Pinpoint the thoughts surrounding your loneliness and come up with rational and helpful responses to your feelings. This will help you…
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Blood conditions
October 22, 2018

Could you have a bleeding disorder?

Do you have unexplained nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods or find yourself bruising easily? You may have a bleeding disorder. A bleeding disorder is a group of conditions that affect the way your blood clots. Clotting changes blood from a liquid to a solid. For example, if you get injured, your blood begins to clot to prevent you from losing a lot of blood. If a bleeding disorder prevents this natural process, you land up with excessive bleeding. Bleeding disorders can cause abnormal bleeding inside or outside your body. This may take place under your skin or in organs like the…
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