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Looking beautiful is something we all want to achieve.

Many of us in fact spend a fortune on cosmetic products and treatment, but they seem to fail in providing the promised results. Therefore, it seems that natural products can offer better results for a far lower price. These homemade treatments can improve our skin, hair and teeth.

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Most of these beneficial remedies can be found in every home. Baking soda is one of them. It is a cheap and easily found solution, but it can do wonders for our looks.

We will now reveal a few tips on how to use baking soda to maintain your beauty:

Whitens teeth

Baking soda is in fact the best product you can use in order to whiten your teeth. It is even more effective than any commercial product. All you need to is to mix some baking soda with water and a little salt, and use it as regular toothpaste. In order to prevent bad breath, gargle some of the solution.

Cleans your hair

It can also effecti…

Foods Made In China That Are Filled With Plastic, Pesticides And Cancer Causing Chemicals

10 Foods Made In China That Are Filled With Plastic, Pesticides And Cancer Causing Chemicals
Check out the list of 10 illegal counterfeit food item produced in China which you should avoid buying from online stores which claim you to get authentic food from another side of the world.

1. IMITATION EGGS

Imitation Eggs

Chinese sites on the best way to make $70 a day by creating and offering fake eggs are distributed instructional recordings on the same. You will have a hard time believing this one, it’s completely stunning! The chemicals that are required to make these “fake and hazardous eggs” are Alginic Acid, Gelatin, Potassium Alum Calcium Chloride, fake shading, and water. They make the eggshells from Calcium Carbonate. Eating these eggs might bring about dementia and memory loss issues. Be additional cautious what you purchase, in light of the fact that these eggs can be truly unsafe for you and your gang!

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2. WALNUTS LOADED DOWN WITH CONC…

You Live Longer

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Living longer is possible and a lot of that has to do with the immortality gene. The immortality gene can help you live longer and it is inside every cell that has a nucleus, but it’s turned off until you activate it.

In 2009 the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Elizabeth Blackburn, Jack W. Szostak, and Carol Greider who are pioneers in the science of longevity. They discovered ‘how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.’ Telomeres are at the end of your chromosomes. According to Dr. Dave Woynarowski, who spoke in 2011 at The Longevity Now Conference, telomeres are the parts of our DNA that are like a biological time clock that determines how much time you have left to live.

Telomeres are responsible for every cellular mechanism. We can live longer and slow down the aging process by doing 2 things:

1) Slow down the loss of telomeres and

2) Add length to the telomeres

Aging can be thought of as an imbalance of cell damage and cell repair. When we have …

Creative People Recharge

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There are many self-prescribed methods of relieving Creative Block that countless artists use; some isolate themselves, some imbibe on alcohol, some daydream, some sleep it off, etc., etc. (As a writer, I can attest to doing trying all of these – some successfully, others not so much.



CREATIVE BLOCK CAN BE OVERCOME BY FINDING A GOOD RECHARGING RITUAL THAT WORKS FOR EACH PERSON.

CBS (Creative Block Syndrome, not a real medical condition) resists many attempts at treatment, as there is not a universal cure. However, below are a few prescriptions (non-substance, of course) that many-an-artist have found useful.

HERE ARE 5 WAYS CREATIVE PEOPLE RECHARGE:
1. TURN OFF THE TELEVISION
Mind-wandering is a catalyst to great creative thinking, but mind-numbness is not. Engaging in some mindless activities, such as watching television, inhibits creative thought. Although some television shows may inspirational and well-meaning, studies demonstrate that the vast majority of television programs actu…

The Most Powerful Antioxidant Food For Your Immune System

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Guavas grow in Mexico, Central, and South America, and have a tangy, sweet, tropical flavor. It contains copious amounts of antioxidants and vitamins, and the skin can even be used in cooking and baking. The leaves, seeds and skin can also be consumed or used for medicinal purposes.

Because guavas are both low in calories and contain many important vitamins and minerals for the human body, it easily deserves the title “The Ultimate Superfood,” in our opinion. Below, we’ll tell you a little bit more about why you should consider buying guavas at your local grocer and making them a staple in your diet.

HERE’S WHY THE GUAVA IS THE MOST POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT FOOD FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:
According to the USDA, 100 grams of guava fruit contain the following nutrients:

68 calories
14.3 grams carbohydrate
2.6 grams protein
228.3 milligrams vitamin C (381 percent DV)
5.2 milligrams lycopene ( 52 percent DV)
5.4 grams fiber (21.6 percent DV)
624 IU vitamin A (12.5 percent DV)
49 microgram folate…

POWERFUL AFFIRMATIONS TO HELP TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

POWERFUL AFFIRMATIONS TO HELP TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

If you are new to affirmations, you’ll find our “How to Practice Affirmations” guide below very helpful.  Repeat these positive affirmations, begin to believe them and you’ll see results!

1. I love myself unconditionally.

 2. I am STRONG!

3. I allow only healthy and loving relationships into my life.

4. Life wants the best for me. I am OK with where I am right now.

5. I am connected and comfortable in all environments, with all people.

6. I find and enjoy the simple pleasures life is offering right now.

7. How I feel matters, therefore I concentrate on aspects of life that make me feel good!

8. My challenges bring me better opportunities.

9. My mood creates a physiological response in my body. I am peaceful and positive!

10. I am in control of my thoughts and my life.

11. I love myself and who I am.

COMMON PLACES UNHAPPY PEOPLE LOOK FOR HAPPINESS

Happiness is a choice, not an outcome of a situation. Happiness relies solely on you and your decision in a moment, and depends on your outlook on life. Happiness comes when you learn to stay in the Now, rather than live in the future. Happiness is simply a byproduct of accepting the present and allowing life to unfold as it should. Happiness is not a destination, but a journey.

Happy people know all of these things, but unhappy people constantly seek things outside themselves for fulfillment.

HERE ARE 7 COMMON PLACES UNHAPPY PEOPLE LOOK FOR HAPPINESS:
1. YOUR NEXT VACATION

Most people exude happiness when planning a vacation, and why shouldn’t they? Thinking about traveling to a faraway place, seeing new lands, meeting the locals and learning about a new culture would excite anybody – but what happens when you get back? The problem with relying on a future trip for happiness is that eventually, the trip is over, and reality sets back in. You have to get back to work, responsibilities…

COMMONLY TOXIC HABITS THAT DRAIN YOUR ENERGY

Energy drink companies have managed to seriously profit off of an underlying, systemic problem within our society: a lack of energy. This lethargy that many of us experience is a by-product of a get-up-and-go society – one in which we must work more to earn less – all while still managing our daily obligations. It is more common nowadays for someone to have two jobs, get less sleep, and have less leisure and family time. In other words, there are too many things to do and not enough time to do them.
While the current economic trends do not show any signs of changing, there are things that we can do to increase, conserve, and expend our energy more wisely. One aspect of this is recognizing and abstaining from toxic, energy-draining habits.
HERE ARE 11 COMMONLY TOXIC HABITS THAT DRAIN YOUR ENERGY: 1. WORRYING ABOUT THE INSIGNIFICANT We’ve all hear this phrase before: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” This is simple in theory, but difficult in practice.
Worry and anxiety go together like p…

HABITS FOR GRANTING THEM A LONG, HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE

Centenarian population has been on the rise the past few decades, growing from 32, 194 people who lived to see their 100th birthday in the 1980s to 53, 364 centenarians in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. So, what secrets does this relatively small group of people harbor for accomplishing the incredible feat of living to such a ripe age?

MANY OF THEM CREDIT THESE HABITS FOR GRANTING THEM A LONG, HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE:
1. CULTIVATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
In a 2012 study published in the journal Aging, researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that out of 243 centenarians assessed, all of them had upbeat, optimistic, easygoing personalities. However, this one should come as no surprise – a pessimistic attitude drains you of vital energy and can even decrease your lifespan due to the shortening of telomeres, or the “end caps” of DNA strands. If you don’t already, practice developing a positive outlook on life if you want to increase your longevity and possibly becom…

LIFE THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL

After we get out of school, most of us have to spend some time deprogramming from the system we have been thrown into and lift the veil from over our eyes in order to learn important life lessons.

HERE ARE 10 LESSONS ABOUT LIFE THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL:
1. YOUR JOB TITLE DOESN’T DEFINE WHO YOU ARE.
Most people go into careers that they don’t truly enjoy just to make good money, and according to Deloitte’s Shift Index survey, a whopping 80% of people are unhappy with their jobs.

Many become attached to their job titles, thinking that their labels really determine who they are. However, you are much more than the job you hold; you are literally energy personified.

A job title doesn’t even begin to describe your true identity; it only shows what you do to make income. Your character and level of consciousness do a much better job of portraying what lies within your heart.

2. YOU ARE A LIVING, BREATHING EMBODIMENT OF COSMIC ENERGY WITH ENDLESS POWER.
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WHY MORNING PEOPLE ARE HEALTHIER THAN THE REST OF US

Think about it: if we still lived out in nature as the universe intended, we would all go to sleep a little after the sun set, and wake up as the sun rose, because our bodies would be more in tune with the natural rhythms of the world. Since we live in a man-made environment now, many of us have a hard time getting to sleep early and waking up early, because unnatural lights (such as those from computers, TVs and cell phones) keep us awake. Out in nature, we wouldn’t have any of these artificial light sources keeping us up.

Even if you have a hard time going to bed at a decent hour, you can train your body to become a morning person and reap all of the health benefits that go along with waking up earlier.

HERE ARE 8 REASONS WHY MORNING PEOPLE ARE HEALTHIER THAN THE REST OF US:
1. MORNING PEOPLE HAVE LOWER BODY FAT LEVELS.
It turns out that those who get most of their light exposure between 8AM and noon have lower body fat than those who obtain their Vitamin D later in the day. Accordi…

SIGNS YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ALONE

Many people fear they will remain lonely forever, so they give up on even trying to reach out to others and form positive relationships. Loneliness can cause numerous health problems, even resulting in death if actions aren’t taken to combat loneliness.
After a while of isolating ourselves, it can almost feel normal, and we tend to stay inside our warm, safe shells instead of socializing with others.
HERE ARE 5 SIGNS YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ALONE: 1. YOU LONG FOR MEANINGFUL, DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH PEOPLE. Many lonely people don’t enjoy spending so much time alone; they have just lost their connection to people, and thus, don’t know how to get it back. If you find yourself craving social interactions and forming deep relationships with people, you probably spend too much time alone. Even if you have a few friends you see from time to time, you can still feel lonely if you don’t feel deeply connected to them.
2. YOU USE FOOD, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR SOMETHING ELSE TO FORGET ABOUT YOUR LONELI…

A LASTING RELATIONSHIP

How to we prevent our own relationship from becoming a statistic? With that in mind, here are 4 important ingredients in your recipe for a lasting relationship.

4 INGREDIENTS FOR A LASTING RELATIONSHIP

1. SUSTAIN THE SENSE OF EXCITEMENT
Unfortunately the spark of attraction that brought you together is not enough to keep you together long term. Some couples easily slide into the boredom of routine, careers, and raising children. When your daily conversations are only about what to cook for dinner and who should take out the trash, it’s difficult to remember the passion that you once felt for your partner.

On the other hand, you can keep the excitement going by adding new and interesting activities to your relationship. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money or plan outlandish vacations to reignite the excitement.

Start by adding something small and new once a week, like going for a drive in a neighborhood that you haven?t been to before. Even this seemingly mini…

SIX COMMON SIGNS OF DIRTY LUNGS

Yes, the lungs do indeed perform that vital function, but they’re actually quite magnificent organs when explored. So, before we get into what harms these vital organs, let’s take a closer look at what they entail.

LET’S DISCUSS SIX COMMON SIGNS OF DIRTY LUNGS FIRST:
1: CHRONIC COUGH
When a cough lasts for over a month, it is considered chronic in nature. In all likelihood, medication has been tried and as failed. This should be taken as a sign that something is wrong with the respiratory system.

2: PERSISTENT MUCUS PRODUCTION
When our airways are irritated or infected, they will produce mucus (or phlegm) as a defense. If this incessant mucus production lasts longer than a month, it may be a warning sign of lung problems.

3: LASTING CHEST PAIN
Chest pain that inexplicably last for longer than a month may be a warning sign. It’s a sign that the lungs are involved if the chest pain is brought on, or made worse, from inhaling, exhaling or coughing.


4: SHORTNESS OF BREATH
When shortness o…

CANCER-CAUSING FOODS YOU NEED TO AVOID

Causes of cancer are either biological factors that we can’t control, like our genes, or environmental factors that we can control, like the amount of solar radiation that we expose ourselves to. Of the environmental risks, one that affects us on a daily basis is the food that we eat.

CANCER-CAUSING FOODS YOU NEED TO AVOID
1. BPA-LINED CANNED GOODS
Manufacturers are beginning to switch their cans to non-BPA plastic lined ones following a Harvard study that compared eaters of canned soup to homemade. They found that ‘a couple hours after eating, the people who had canned soup had BPA levels in their urine that were about 12 times higher than the people who didn’t.’

BPA is an endocrine disruptor and according to the study, it ‘has been linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity in humans.’ In another study, BPA was also been linked to breast cancer.

2. PESTICIDE SPRAYED PRODUCE
According the EPA, ‘Relatively small amounts of ethylene oxide are used as a sterilant for food…

Benefits of reading

What are the other benefits of reading? Well, let us list the numerous benefits below for you.

HERE ARE TEN GREAT REASONS YOU SHOULD READ EVERY DAY:
1. ENHANCED INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
No real surprise here – when you read, it improves intellect and builds upon your knowledge base. Understandably, many of us underestimate the power (and fun!) of reading when we are young. As we get older, however, we come to realize that books are interesting, with many of them having the magical ability to “transport” us to different places – fantasy or fiction.

It is easy to take for granted the fact that countless amount of information is available and accessible at our whim. If we’re interested in a topic or with to engage intellectually with a topic that interests us, we can usually find something that’s been written about it – and read about it.

2.  INCREASED VOCABULARY
It is said that vocabulary is the best indicator of intelligence – if this is the case, #1 certainly makes sense! Anyways, w…

YOU MAY BE CONSUMING TOO MUCH SODIUM

People with heart failure may improve their symptoms by reducing the amount of salt (sodium) in their diet. Eating too much salt causes the body to retain too much water, worsening the fluid build-up associated with heart failure.
Sodium (salt) is a necessary mineral for the human body to ingest. It effectively supplies electrolytes and maintains the fluid levels within our cells. It is also essential to the healthy transmission of nerve impulses within the body. Further, sodium plays a key role in the digestion of food.

HERE ARE 5 SIGNS YOU MAY BE CONSUMING TOO MUCH SODIUM:

1. INFLAMMATION AND WEIGHT GAIN
Sodium is predominantly concentrated on the outside of our cells. When the amount of sodium available in these areas is excessive, this causes the kidneys to reduce the amount of water released into the urine. The result is increased water retention and edema (or swelling) in various parts of the body. Further, although sodium does not directly correlate with fat gain, it does incre…

If you are experiencing dreams of a deceased loved one

If you are experiencing dreams of a deceased loved one, here are 7 signs that they are trying to make contact with you.

7 SIGNS A DECEASED LOVED ONE IS CONTACTING YOU IN YOUR DREAMS

1. YOU WAKE WITH A SENSE OF HAVING BEEN WATCHED
So many people feel that loved ones watch over us after they leave us here on Earth. When you awaken after a dream and have a sense that someone was in the room with you, it is possible that your deceased loved one is trying to let you know just that; they are watching over you.

Although the feeling of being watched can be disturbing, in this case it should make you feel safe. You may have had a dream that someone was watching you too. Again, this could be your loved one letting you know that they are nearby.

2. VIVID MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE WERE IN YOUR DREAMS
Sometimes when you’re awake you remember your loved one, but having memories in your dreams is a sign that they may be trying to contact you. This is especially the case if your loved one helps you …