What to Do When You’ve Outlived Your Husband

Widowhood is a feminist issue. While 14.9% of men over 65 are widowed, this number rises to 45.2% for women. Due to hundreds of years of tradition, women may have become dependent on their husbands, both financially and emotionally. In the unfortunate and regrettable event that you lose your spouse, are you ready to enter the next stage of life? Preparing yourself for this new era of independence may be daunting, but it is a necessary part of life for many women entering their golden … [Read more...]

4 Natural Ways to Look After Your Health

Looking after your health is a responsibility that you should take seriously, especially if you want to live a good quality life. Your environment is filled with so many things that can both threaten and harm your health, so protecting yourself is key. One of the foremost ways that you can do so is by maintaining healthy habits. This may include ensuring your diet is filled with healthy foods, being as active as possible and doing things that make you feel happy and stress-free. Below you’re … [Read more...]

Affordable Ways To Add Luxury To Your Home

Every homeowner dreams of living in a classy, luxurious home, but the costs involved in this can make this nothing more than a dream for many. While it is true that luxury certainly can cost a large amount, there are still a few affordable upgrades that you can make to give your home a glamorous upgrade. These could have a big impact on how you feel about the home as well as add-on value if you ever decide to sell. So, if you want to bring luxury into your home but you do not want to break the … [Read more...]

How to Support a Family Member When They are Struggling

Sometimes for no fault of their own, family members can start to struggle for one reason or another. While in most cases they will be able to deal with problems themselves and move on, sometimes they need additional support. This is the time when they need their friends and more importantly, their family around them. But how can you begin to support a member of your family that are struggling? Don’t Ignore it If you see a family member and they’re acting a little strange, or not quite … [Read more...]

Helpful Domestic Violence Resources

For many years, domestic violence wasn't taken seriously. Unfortunately, sometimes the victims of domestic violence weren't believed until it was too late. Domestic violence still occurs, but by raising public awareness, victims now have a voice, resources and options. There is still a long way to go, and many more victims who fear coming forward and speaking out, but knowing what help is available and where to go can give you some peace of mind. Hope is the candle in the darkness, and armed … [Read more...]

5 Excellent Benefits of Collagen Peptides for Women

Let's start off by understanding that collagen is one of the most abundant forms of protein present in the body and is responsible for maintaining the health of hair, skin, and nails. It works as a cement that maintains the elasticity of the skin and holds the skin tissue together. Thus, it becomes important to talk about the benefits of collagen as it has become a buzzword in the health industry. This article deals with letting you know some of the health benefits of using collagen peptides. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Women Need Friends

When a woman has friends, she tends to keep those friends for life, unless a major falling out occurs. The bond between females in friendship is massively strong and can outlast many other different types of relationships. In fact, studies have shown that women need friends in order to live a happy, healthy life. Here are some of the reasons why this is the case. 1. Reduces Stress When women have friends, it is good for them in both the physical and emotional sense. It is easy to become … [Read more...]

What Neck Pain Means to the Female Body

Believe it or not, men and women have different anatomies. While that doesn’t much impact how we think — or how we function in the workplace — it certainly does impact how we physically feel and the types of medical attention we need. The most obvious example is gynecology: Women need annual check-ups to ensure their reproductive systems are healthy and functioning appropriately, whereas men have no such dedicated doctor and require reproductive check-ups much less frequently. Another good … [Read more...]

Women at Higher Risk of Alcohol’s Dangerous Effects

Having a drink – or two, three or four – is not an unusual activity in our everyday lives. There are happy hours after work, brunch, lunch and dinner cocktails, family get-togethers, and friends’ celebrations to attend where alcohol is prevalent. Not to mention relaxing at home with a bottle of wine or a pitcher of margaritas. Problem is, drinking too much alcohol over a long period of time can spell health trouble…particularly for women. Unfortunately – glass for alcoholic glass – women … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Time More Wisely

One of the most frequently talked about problems in modern life is lack of time. People’s lives are so full of career and family responsibilities that there seems to be very little time left for anything else but eating and sleeping, and even those don’t always get the time they deserve. If you’ve found yourself wishing you had more time, you’re far from the only one! The problem is that time is the one constant in life, and we all have precisely the same amount every day. It might feel like … [Read more...]

Nushu – a 19th Century Chinese Woman’s Silent Rebellion

19th century China was not a particularly pleasant place for women. Much of their existence has been summarized in the book, Snow flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See. This was the age of foot-binding (large feet were considered ugly), as early as age seven – a painful method of curling toes under the foot and walking on them until they broke and were permanently bent under. It was an age in which young girls were promised to men, primarily as a result of financial arrangements between … [Read more...]

Be Financially Prepared for Retirement

We all want to retire eventually, but being retired is not devoid of financial worries and concerns. Retirement requires planning and saving to set yourself for the future. What’s alarming is that roughly 66% of Americans worry about if they will ever be able to save up enough money to fund their retirement. Unfortunately, too many people push off saving for their retirement life event until it is too late. The good thing is, even if you are already in your 50's and still work full-time, … [Read more...]

Revolutionary Ways for Women to Ease Aches and Minor Pains

Oddly enough, science has shown that women have a higher threshold for pain many times more than their male counterparts. This may at least partially be why women are able to go through childbirth without the assistance of drugs in most cases. Despite being able to deal with pain better, women generally don’t want to deal with pain more than anyone else does. Pain from cramps and PMS related issues can be very strongly dependent on what’s going on with that particular woman’s body, and … [Read more...]

Perfect Gift Ideas for the Woman You Love

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about what to get for the special woman in your life. Christmas is the one time of year that you have the opportunity to really let the people in your life know that you love them and value their presence in your life through the presents you give them. In the effort of letting the special woman in your life know how you feel, you need to get some original, unique, and deeply personal gift ideas to impress … [Read more...]

5 Trips That Could Help Boost Your Well-being

Well-being is something that is important for every individual. How you go about improving it, however, differs from person to person. While some find that simply reading a book boosts their well-being, others may need an entire day of peace and serenity. Either way, it’s imperative that if you want to live a well-balanced life that you find what works best for you. One of the things that could help most people is a chance to travel somewhere new. Traveling offers numerous benefits that could … [Read more...]

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