6 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage Before It's Too Late

When you first meet someone and pass the courting stage you will probably enter a period where you enjoy sex at every opportunity you get, this could be daily or twice daily.  However, every couple experiences a reduced need for sex as the relationship becomes more comfortable.  This does not mean the love has gone, rather that the time available has reduced.  Commitments at work and at home will often drain you physically and emotionally leaving very little time Read more

What to Do if Your Teenager or Young Adult Has a Drug Problem

Drug addiction can happen at any age, and nobody is exempt from the risk of becoming an addict. Teenagers may become addicted to drugs for a number of different reasons, whether they started trying a drug simply to experiment or have fun or as a result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, anxiety or chronic stress. If your teenager is using drugs and continues to use them despite the real risks of harmful consequences, you may need Read more

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

We humans need our sleep. Most of us feel at our best when we have had around seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. We then wake up full of the joys of life, ready to face the world. It is a different story if you haven’t slept well. You wake up feeling like death, hollow-eyed and groggy, and then spend the rest of the day fighting to stay awake. Everyone has a few bad nights here are there, usually when kids Read more

Women’s Guide to Anti-Aging Skin

You can never start too early to prevent your skin from showing signs of ageing. What you need is the right skincare and lifestyle tips to send them packing. Here are some tips to help you save face. Pack Your Moisturizer No matter what moisturizer you use, anything that will soften your skin will go the distance to giving you supple skin that is less likely to show wrinkles. However, there are some ingredients that will make your skin even softer, Read more

Three Top Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring

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Popping the question and finally tying the knot with your significant other is a momentous occasion that certainly calls for celebration. However, before you can get started, you’ll need to pick out the perfect engagement ring that you can use to ask your significant other to become your spouse. Choosing an engagement ring is no easy task; your partner will likely be wearing it on her finger for the rest of her life, so you’ll need to make sure that it’s a style she loves, a good fit, and made of a durable material that will last a long time. But with so much choice available, making the perfect choice isn’t easy unless you know exactly what she wants! If you’re hoping to surprise her, then here are some top tips to make it happen. Read more

How To Nurture Your Child’s Growing Brain

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They say it all roots back to our childhood. It’s our very first years that define our personality, temper, habits, and interests. That’s why it is so important for young parents to nurture their little kids not only physically, but also mentally. As both experience and studies confirm, activities associated with brain development help little kids grow up stronger, smarter, and more creative. Read more

Set an Example for the Kids and Go Green

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As a parent, you are always looking for ways to set an example for the kids through your choices and actions. Today we have become much more aware of what we are doing to the environment around us, and how we can make greener choices. If you’re looking to set an example for the kids on how to help the environment, and leave less of a footprint, then you can start by making some changes in your own home. Read more

What is Transvaginal Mesh and Can it Help You?

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Every year, thousands of women have surgery to repair a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The most common reason is usually as a result of childbirth, and it can be a very painful and uncomfortable condition.

Although the procedure to repair the POP or SUI is successful, there have been cases where the transvaginal mesh (TVM) used caused complications for unknowing patients. Read more

Top 5 Movies About Finding a Soul Mate

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Life is too short for drama, and watching feel good movies is much more beneficial for your psychological health than immersing yourself in other people’s problems, even when neither the people nor the problems are real. Romantic comedies are not always the most intelligent of movies, but at least they allow us to look at the world around us through our rose colored glasses as much as we like. Whether you prefer gothic romance, mystery romance or adventure romance, now is your chance to sit back, relax and explore the top 5 movies about finding a soul mate. Read more

Detecting Body Image Issues In Teens

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“Will that make me look fat?”

Recently, I overheard this timeless conversation between two friends sitting down to eat lunch. They were laughing and talking about what outfit they would wear to the concert on Tuesday and how they would do their hair. Unfortunately, this conversation wasn’t heard at the local Starbucks, but in an elementary cafeteria. I was fascinated listening to the girls talk fashion and body image, not because I love to eavesdrop, but due to the fact these girls were only 5 or 6.

Yes, the girls were only in Kindergarten! Read more

How to Avoid Smothering Your Child Who Suffers from Severe Allergies

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As a mother, you are always tempted to worry about your children and it is even more worrisome when your child suffers from severe allergies. They could be foodborne, airborne or contact allergies (contact dermatitis), but in any case, if they are severe, your initial reaction is panic and after that, an inordinate amount of attention given to that child. You literally smother them with attention to the point where they feel boxed in. That is no way for you to live life and it certainly isn’t good for your child. So how can you avoid being a smother mother? Here are a few tips that just might help. Read more

Music Festival Tips for Teens

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Attending their first music festival is something that your children will remember forever. In fact, you probably have fond memories of attending your first concert. With that being said, it doesn’t hurt to take some simple precautions in advance. Doing so will help your son or daughter stay safe and have fun, and will put your mind at ease as a parent. Here are some commonsense tips for teens attending their first (or perhaps even second or third!) music festival. Read more