Why Poker is Great for Your Mental Health

Now, this may come as a surprise to some of you, but the poker players among us will nod their heads in understanding at the following statement: Poker is good for the mind. Yes, that game that was once played only in smoky casinos and dens has some quite surprising health benefits. And this is especially true when played at home in the comfort of a cigar-less house. While poker is, of course, all about the money, it is essentially a mind game. It’s on a par with chess in strategic thinking … [Read more...]

3 Key Ways to Use Technology to See If Your Spouse Is Cheating

So, you suspect your spouse is cheating on you but you can’t really pin it down. Is it a gut feeling you have and little indicators that something is amiss in your relationship, or do you have physical signs that all is not well in paradise? Perhaps your spouse isn’t as amorous as they once were, or you find little things in their pockets that have no reason to be there. It could be a matchbook from a local club or hotel and it could be a receipt for dinner at a candlelit restaurant you’ve … [Read more...]

Why Women Make Great Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur has always been a dream for many people; they want to call the shots, be their own boss and make a difference in the world. Recently, many people have taken the leap to become an entrepreneur. Although society sees this as a man’s world, many women have proven that they are just as capable of running the show, if not better. Society has traditionally held women back from the head of the table, but with many women taking matters into their own hands, they are constantly … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Life with Minimum Effort

Who doesn’t want to live life to the fullest? Yet, so many people, especially women, are settling for lives that don’t make them happy and that leave them feeling stressed. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), women are twice as likely to suffer from depression or anxiety than men. We all deserve better. Regardless, many women still struggle to find the time, money, or energy to make a real positive change. It’s easy to feel stuck in a rut nowadays. … [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...]

Can Gender Influence the Way We Gamble?

One hundred years ago, casinos were not a place for women to frequent. It was probably thought that our delicate sensibilities wouldn’t stand up to the noise and the action and the danger so, thank God that’s one of the ideas feminism helped relegate to the scrapheap. Now that men no longer get to have all of the fun, gaming is a pastime enjoyed by all, but research suggests that the genders have rather different ways of playing (spoiler alert: girls are infinitely more successful than boys). … [Read more...]

Why Social Work Might Be the Most Fulfilling Job on the Planet

Social work is the effort to alleviate challenging conditions in clients’ lives, especially those in underserved communities, stuck in welfare or otherwise in need of aid. Like teachers, nurses and plenty of other caring professionals, social workers don’t get paid as much as they deserve — but that doesn’t stop most social workers from finding great satisfaction in their work. Here’s why social work might be the most fulfilling job in the world — and why more young women should plan for careers … [Read more...]

7 Ways To De-Stress

Life is full of little (and big) stresses that can turn what should be a joyful moment into an uncomfortable one. Some stresses are truly inevitable and are just a part of life, but others are unnecessary and can make us feel bad when there is no need to feel that way. Here are some great ways to make yourself less stressed so that you can focus on the important things in life and not worry so much about it. Time Block Feeling overwhelmed and as though you are never going to get everything … [Read more...]

How Can Online Therapy Help Me Get Through a Breakup?

A breakup can be challenging to go through, regardless of how long you’ve been together. If you’ve been together with your partner for years, the sudden life change is not only tough to deal with, but when combined with other emotions you’re feeling, it can be debilitating. Even if your relationship just lasted a few weeks, there are circumstances where it can be difficult to cope with. For example, if the relationship was your first in a long time, or ever, it can be a blow to your … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Get Your Love Life Back After Pregnancy

When you get pregnant, your whole world gets turned upside down. There are things you learn every day and when you feel your child in your stomach for the first time, you feel like you will melt and that you will cry your eyes out. The catch with pregnant women is that they go through so many hormonal changes and it is no wonder that they sometimes look totally different from the women you knew before. There are so many things that change in their lives—they gain weight and they change their … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Improve Your Teaching

Every teacher strives to improve every day, and although you will never be perfect, there are many different ways you can work towards improving your teaching techniques. In this article we’ll discuss six ways you can do just that. Get Feedback from Your Students The best place to start when looking to improve your teaching is the students who are on the receiving end. Chatting to them about what they need and what they like, and dislike, can give you an excellent insight into how you can … [Read more...]

How to Spot Elder Abuse and Stop It

Watching an elderly relative’s health deteriorate is never easy; however, it can be utterly heartbreaking to believe they are the victim of elder abuse, which could be emotional, physical, or financial abuse. Sadly, one in ten people over the age of 60 experience abuse or exploitation. This abuse can be at the hands of family members, caregivers, or in their nursing home. If you believe a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, here is what you should do. Look for Signs of Financial … [Read more...]

Anxiety and Stress Reduction through Writing Diaries or Journals

Most people are affected by stress and anxiety to an extent that their health deteriorates. However, some methods can be used to deal with the situation before it becomes a problem. These methods range from exercising to expressing the emotions through writing. According to research, those who write Cartas de amor to their partners and friends have a better chance of relieving any stress that is within them. On the other hand, writing diaries and journals has also been considered one of the best … [Read more...]

How to Get Over Changes In Your Relationship

The norms around romantic relationships have changed through the decades, and while there’s still some way to go in achieving a liberation from the constricting norms of tradition, there’s a general understanding that it isn’t essential to be stuck in a loveless marriage or long-term relationship and that you deserve better if this is the case - another shot at love. Whether you have been struggling in a declining relationship for years, or you’ve recently thought about calling time on a … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

If you’re feeling down, then it can be very difficult to find the motivation to make those positive changes. The challenge is to find those smaller steps that will encourage you to progress into the more drastic changes to your life. Focusing on the smaller changes can actually boost your mental health far more than you may have thought, so if the idea of tackling your feelings of negativity already seems like too much, then perhaps it’s time to consider just how small those changes can be, and … [Read more...]

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