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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom About Her Health ASAP

When it comes to assessing your risk for a variety of health conditions and diseases, your parents can provide a wealth of information that can help doctors to treat you correctly. This is especially true for your mom and her side of the family tree. Not all health problems have a genetic component, but understanding more about your maternal health history can help you to understand your own body better and make predictions for the future. But first, you need to ask the right questions.
Rolling Stone

New Service Promises to Manipulate Your Wife Into Having Sex With You

Relationships, the saying goes, are hard. Many couples find their sex drives are mismatched over time, a problem that sex therapists often suggest fixing by working on communication. The Spinner, launched in April of this year, offers a different route to marital bliss — the online service encourages dissatisfied husbands to skip all that messy relationship effort and instead try to manipulate their wives on a subconscious level, in a way only possible in the age of the Internet.
Fabulous Blog

The Cult of Aspirations: Is Happiness Enough?

Is it wrong to want more? Should it be enough to meet our most basic needs of survival? Or should we set our aspirations as high as we can? For many of us achieving our goals is difficult, but having a goal, and striving to achieve it, is inspiring, it is after all the genesis of the entire wellness movement. Our aspirations, however, often don’t line up with our behaviors, as a 2014 Nielsen study concluded when it found that 75 percent of respondents felt that they could manage their health is
Fabulous Blog

Death Cleaning: So Much More Than A Final Tidy

Nobody likes to feel out of control. Which is why facing our own mortality and realizing we have no agency over when or how we will meet our end can be disorienting. Controlling our immediate environment, however, is within our power. Creating an orderly home, with a place for everything breeds contentment and studies show can actually help to lower stress. Tackling our household cleaning and getting to grips with a lifetime of clutter has become an end of life trend worth exploring. Death cle
The UC Observer

The Swedish Tradition of Death Cleaning Explained

We often only really know people in snapshots, through the role they played in our lives rather than the sum total of their experiences and life events. When loved ones die and we’re left to sort through their belongings, new dimensions of their life stories and personalities are revealed within the cupboards, drawers and storage bins of their homes: old love letters, the remnants of abandoned hobbies or a penchant for saving every elastic band, string tie or margarine container for some imagi
HuffPost Canada

How Sanitary Are Steam Rooms And Saunas, Anyway?

HuffPost chatted with a few experts to get the breakdown on what you need to know about steam rooms and saunas, from the bacteria you may encounter to what you should do to protect yourself from anything that might be lurking. Check out their advice: A visit to a steam room or sauna can be a powerful way to relax. It’s a practice that has evolved over centuries from people using steam and hot water as a self-care tool.
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Do Therapists Ever Google Their Patients?

Google can be a blessing and a curse. Employers use it to check out prospective employees and make sure they’re a good fit with their company’s culture. A little research before a first date can help you save time and feel safe before meeting a stranger. And when it comes to health care, you may check ratings and reviews of doctors or therapists. But are they Googling you too? HuffPost asked a number of mental health professionals if they ever research their patients before an appointment.
HuffPost Canada

What's REALLY Lurking In Those Pedicure Tubs?

Minor injuries, including cuts and scrapes, are common at the spa. If you have ever experienced an overly aggressive technician or suffered from broken skin during a treatment, it might be time to think about health and safety standards for your pedicure appointment. Going to the nail salon for a pedicure can be a relaxing self-care method. From flicking through magazines to playing around with the settings on the massage chair, it’s a brief retreat from the stresses of everyday life.
HuffPost Canada

Here's The Right Way To Run Outside In The Winter

When I first moved to Canada, I decided that a great way to meet some friends in my new adopted country was to join an outdoor running club ― in January. My first run didn’t exactly go well. I slipped on a patch of ice at the entrance of a tunnel, fell on my bum and got totally soaked. When I returned home, the skin on my thighs was burning and prickling, and the end of my nose felt strange. I jumped into a hot shower to warm up and quickly discovered that one of the worst things you can do fo
Yahoo Lifestyle

How to Stick to Your Diet Without Ruining Everyone Else's Holiday Party

Eating natural, unprocessed foods is a super route to health and wellness, and it’s one of the least complicated healthy eating routines you can follow. Rather than weighing every meal or calculating calories, you simply eat foods that are as close as possible to their natural state. Fresh veggies, fruits, nuts, and organic meats are in — and packaged, high-sodium, and preservative-laden convenience foods are out.
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