Li Yuan was a 24-year-old hard-working advertising employee of Ogilvy & Mather China until he just up and died. He literally died on the job from a heart attack that seems to have been caused overwork. You don't expect 24-year-olds to have heart attacks and die, so what happened? Surely, this young man didn't just up and have a heart attack for no reason.Continue Reading >
Even though not all jobs are necessarily as stressful as other, the truth is that we can all benefit from some little tips to help us relax and unwind a bit when things get hectic in the office. The best thing is to take at least a couple of breaks of about 30 minutes each and to make sure you leave the office to clear your mind from all the work craziness.
Of course, this may not be possible every day, but the good news that you only need about five minutes to do at least one of the things on the list below. I promise, you'll be surprised how much these simple actions can help relieve stress!Continue Reading >
Women have long used the excuse that they have a headache to get away with not having sex with their husbands. Now it looks like that excuse may fall flat on them as new research has found that sex may cure headaches. Scientists found that 1 in 5 migraine sufferers who had sex during an attack experienced an improvement to no symptoms at all afterwards.
So why does sex help get hid a throbbing headache? You may be surprised by the answer!Continue Reading >
Did you ever get so angry at your lover that you seriously contemplated throwing something at them? Not that you ever would, but that anger and stress of being in a relationship is sometimes a lot to take. However, although the anxiety that sends your heart racing doesn't seem like a good thing, it seems that the act of being in love is actually really, really good for your health. In fact, a healthy relationship may be the best antidote to stress that you can imagine!Continue Reading >
More excellent news for Latinos! A poll by WIN/Gallop International Association recently revealed that Colombians are the happiest people in the world. The poll measured the "Global Barometer of Hope and Happiness," in 54 countries and as a result found that Colombia was twice as happy as the global average.
That's quite the number! So what other Latin countries made the list?Continue Reading >
Excellent news for Latinos! A new study shows that having a temper is actually good for your health. Researchers at the University of Gena in Germany tested more than 6,000 patients and found that those who internalized anxiety had higher blood pressure. Meanwhile it was discovered that Spanish people and Italians were found to live on average two years longer.
Those who repressed their emotions were discovered to suffer from increased chance of developing a wide range of illnesses, from coronary heart disease to cancer and kidney damage. If you tend to hold in your anger, you may want to continue reading!
Confienso que hace un tiempo padecía de ese mal que llaman "perfeccionismo". Le tenía pavor a los errores, detectaba los defectos y sentía que sólo sería amada y aceptada si lograba perfección en todo lo que hacía. En ese tiempo pensaba que esta actitud era un deseo de superación, un deseo de hacer las cosas bien.
Sin embargo, con el tiempo me di cuenta que ese perfeccinismo no me servía para nada. Me atrapaba en un círculo vicioso que no me dejaba disfrutar la vida, ni ser feliz ni alcanzar mis más preciadas metas. No me curé de la noche a la mañana, pero sí recuerdo que un año mi única resolución fue eliminar el perfeccionismo de mi vida.Continue Reading >
This has got to be the BEST idea ever! Dalhousie University in Canada is offering a new fun way for students to de-stress in between final exams. They could have opted for massages or nap time, but instead chose puppies. The school is planning on designating a room on campus for students to come and play with puppies during their exam time, December 4 through December 6.
Now don't you wish YOUR school had done this during exams?Continue Reading >
After having only wanted to be a mom-to-one my entire life, now that I have my little guy, I'm pretty certain that we'll be having another. This is rather shocking considering how traumatizing certain parts of pregnancy and childbirth were.
For weeks, I've been saying that I must be a glutton for punishment. Even though my pregnancy wasn't high-risk and I had a fairly smooth delivery, being pregnant was not easy on me mentally or physically--and yet, I still cried when I boxed up my son's tiny newborn and 0-3 months clothes and found myself hoping that one day we'd be able to pull them back out again. Until the time is right, the not-so-distant memories of these pregnancy and childbirth WTFs will keep me patient. Here are my top 5:Continue Reading >
Worried about your growing belly? Stressing out about the baby shower? Debating what color to paint the nursery and frustrated that you just can't seem to make a decision? Well, all that may be adding up to chronic stress during pregnancy—which can actually prevent you from feeling the brain benefits of motherhood including enhanced learning, memory and mood.
Could lowering your stress levels really be the answer to curing postpartum depression once and for all, though?