Health

Get your “ohmmm” on (Or not)

SO I HANG by my hands on a bar raised high over the bench. Toes pointed to the grass below and grip firm but everything else open to gravity. I do such things these days. This I do to try to stretch my shoulders out of their sockets. If you get what I mean. I …

Starving to death

I SIT here, waiting for my long-overdue lunch, ordered online for delivery, stomach growling:  I am “starving to death,” or so it would seem. These days, I use the phrase as most do— simply as a figure of speech. Barring reference to certain poverty-stricken parts of the world, most of us use it as an …

Alternative Activities for Retired Fathers

Has your father retired from work already? Do you want to give him ideas on how he can make his life after retirement more enjoyable? As a daughter with a retired father, here are some activities that I can share with you. Encourage him to exercise at least once a week. This will help him …

Practical Safety Tips when tornado hits

The tornado that killed 24 people, injured 377 people, and damaged about 12,000 homes in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, brought about a big buzz, not only in the United States, but in the whole world. According to disaster modeling company Eqecat, Moore tornado is “the most powerful of a spate of 76 twisters that touched …

‘You Don’t Need a Mastectomy or Chemotherapy’: Excerpts from Natural News and the tale of a cancer survivor

  “SHE’LL have empowered millions of women all over world. She is sexier than ever.” The quote is by one Sharon Osborne, famous celebrity, pertaining to another famous celebrity, a household name, a sex icon: Angelina Jolie. Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she had her breasts removed—a mastectomy. The actress was …

Top 10 ways to improve mother-daughter relationship

Do you believe that your relationship with your mother is at its peak? Or do you think that it needs improvement? Well, you’re not alone. Around the globe, there are various types of mother-daughter relationships. But one thing is for sure, you can improve it by practicing some ways suggested by Family and Life experts. …

DANGER! Dirty recyclable bags can make you sick!

With today’s ever-increasing and timely trend towards eco-awareness, more and more people are exerting effort to do their part towards protecting the earth and conserving its resources. Perhaps one of the most basic changes that most have adapted to their lifestyles in order to reduce their carbon footprint is the use of recyclable, eco-friendly grocery …

Top tips to ward-off spring allergy woes

SPRING IS in the air! Pollen is, too! A harsh fact of life for those of us allergy-sufferers. Spring is the time our noses are a shade too red to be fashionably pink. Tissues are our fave fashion accessory; sneezing, our ambient sound. Our eyes are as glazed-over as the plants are with morning dew. …

Protecting Kids this Summer

It is summer once again—no more classes for kids, so they’re out to enjoy to the fullest. But before they explore and play, it is important to teach them basic summer safety tips that will make their summer hassle-free and more fun. Swimming do’s and don’ts Most parents enroll their kids to swimming lessons during …