3 Things That May Be Killing Your Relationship

heart-81202_640Having serious and responsible relationship is a thing desired by many people, however it is not an easy thing to be achieved. No matter how open minded and cheerful person you are the fights and problems are inevitable part of the relationship. Of course they could be solved if the couple is patient enough and if both the two people show enough willingness and support to each other. Sometimes around the busy working schedule and other important arrangements we simply underestimate some facts that can eventually ruin our relationship. This is not an excuse, however the important things is to realize what are the major things that contribute for the serious problems with   our partner. To be honest, these could be little things that have developed, but have not been solved on time. The best advice is to sit and to discuss everything with your beloved one – this is probably the most appropriate strategy. In the following article we will outline some of the major things that may be killing your relationship, slowly but surely. Pay attention – these could be well familiar disputes that you consider insignificant but you will now understand why they have so great impact on your relationship.

Fight About The Chores

The conflicts around the household chore are very widespread among couples. Usually each of the partners blame the other one for not taking the responsibility for the chores. Cleaning duties are not the nicest activity, however, someone has to manage with this are saying from SW3 CityCleaners. Instead of sharing this responsibility, many couples start fight and the result is that no one participates in this action in a real way. Although this is not enough reason to kill your relationship it is an alert for its current condition. If you lack the harmony in the compromises that you make, this is a sure sign for problems in your relationship.

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Coffee’s Positive Effects on Our Health

shutterstock_129132683-1While many of us cannot imagine Monday morning — or any other morning for that matter — without a steaming hot cup of coffee by our side, coffee can do much more than get us going and boost our energy. While coffee has traditionally been thought of as a stimulant that can make us nervous and jittery if we overindulge, it turns out regular coffee consumption is linked to some impressive health and fitness benefits. Consider the following:

Coffee and the heart

Studies have been unable to find a direct link between drinking coffee and an increased chance of developing heart disease, the Mayo Clinic reports. In fact, most research has found that consuming coffee on a regular basis leads to a reduced chance of early mortality, as well as a possible decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, notes Heart MD Institute, a meta-analysis by researchers in China looked at over 20 studies that involved more than 400,000 subjects. After examining the data, they concluded that drinking coffee does not increase a person’s chances of developing arterial disease. Conversely, women who consume about two cups a day have a decreased risk.

Coffee and type 2 diabetes

Interestingly, coffee also seems to help prevent type 2 diabetes. People who regularly drink coffee have a lowered risk of developing the health condition, As WebMD notes. After looking at nine studies on coffee’s effect on type 2 diabetes, researchers concluded people who drink six or seven cups a day are 35 percent less likely to get the disease. Granted, this is a large amount of coffee, even for the most devoted java lover. Fortunately, the studies also found that drinking four cups a day leads to a 28 percent lower risk. Generally speaking, the researchers felt the naturally-occurring minerals in coffee like chromium and magnesium can help regulate blood sugar levels.

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Easy-to-Use, Non-Invasive Solution to Help Minimize Wrinkles

image001JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow prevents the one thing creams, Botox or even plastic surgery can’t fix: sleep wrinkles. Of course, sleep patterns are habitual and can be difficult to change. By providing true support to the head and neck in both back and side sleeping positions, JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow provides comfortable sleep while minimizing facial contact and are left where they belong – on your skin. The way that the pillow is positioned also diminishes puffiness, and under-eye bags.

Invented by a leading plastic surgeon, Goesel Anson, MD, FACS, JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow, a product of JuveRest LLC, is the new definition of beauty sleep. Its multi-patented design helps prevent and reduce sleep wrinkles caused by recurring facial compression from pillow contact during sleep. The pillow was also engineered to provide true support of the head and neck in back and side sleeping positions, providing for comfortable sleep while minimizing facial contact.

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BBB Offers Tips for Holiday Shoppers

The biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year is almost upon us, and many consumers are eager to take advantage of sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. According to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey, spending on holiday gifts is expected to hit an average of $718 per shopper. In addition, the National Retail Federation is anticipating that 140 million holiday shoppers are planning to shop over Thanksgiving weekend.

“Savvy holiday shoppers should plan ahead by creating a shopping list, checking it twice and being mindful of their budget,” says Warren King, president of the Better Business Bureau of Western PA. “By developing a game plan in advance and being aware of retailer policies, you’re more likely to have a successful and stress-free shopping experience.”

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Helping a Loved One Heal After Heart Surgery

shutterstock_90369310When someone close to you has any type of surgery, your automatic reaction is to help them in some way. You may send flowers, balloons, cards or other gifts, which are sure-fire ways to cheer up anyone that’s been sick, but sometimes you want to do something more. There is a lot to do when a heart patient comes home from the hospital, so if you want to help with the recovery process, here are some ideas.

Medical ID Bracelets

After surgery, the patient will need to have some kind of medical ID in case of an emergency. Dog tags or a medical card in their wallet will accomplish that, but sometimes they feel bulky or like they are in the way. To avoid this complaint, MedicAlert has come up with a cute bracelet that is perfect for a patient recovering from surgery. Their product catalog includes bracelets for men or women made of sterling silver, 14 carat gold or crystal. There are multiple styles including beaded, chains, charms, leather and pendant, so you are sure to find one that will fit the patient’s style.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

pbtWe want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Since the holidays are just around the corner, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for those on your list, we’ve assembled our annual Holiday Gift Guide. A special thank you to those of who sent in your holiday gift ideas and suggestions for this season.

If you’re looking for a gift idea, our annual holiday gift guide features a wide variety of gift ideas in the categories below:

 

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Surviving the In-Laws at Thanksgiving

About-Diane-Gottsman-Etiquette-ExpertThanksgiving is approaching, which means family will be coming to visit. While you may be on fabulous terms with your in-laws, finding it difficult to spend extended periods of time together is not uncommon. So, how do you make it through a visit from your in-laws?

Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas.

Some of Diane’s tips to help you make the most of your time with your in-laws:

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Dating after Divorce: Tips for Parents

t_dauberBy Toby G. Dauber

There are few family events more difficult or disruptive for children than divorce. Children are invariably confused and frightened by the threat to their security, parents try to do everything they can to provide stability and reassure the children that they both will continue to love them and provide for their well-being. But then, some months later, just as children are getting used to the changes in their lives, a new development often threatens their still-precarious sense of balance: Mom or Dad starts dating.

“There are several reasons that a parent’s dating may exacerbate a child’s anxiety,” explains parenting specialist, Toby Dauber of Morris Psychological Group. “After the divorce, children may have come to feel even closer to a parent than they were before.  They may see dating as a betrayal of that bond or they may fear that a new person will replace them in the parent’s affection.  Also, many children, even if they don’t express it, continue to nurture the hope that their parents will get back together and dating may be the blow that destroys that fragile, but sustaining dream.”

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6 Steps to Take if Your Child “Hates School”

RespectYourChildren-FrontCoverBy Jay Fitter MFT

Is it normal for a child to come home from school miserable? Or to act deeply unhappy in the morning and drag their feet to the point of almost missing the bus? Or how about a kid who suddenly develops stomachaches in the middle of the school day, and this happens repeatedly?

Some parents would say yes, it’s normal, and simply attribute this behavior to kids’ desire to play, sleep in, socialize, and run free. However, it’s important for parents to respect the fact that the child is trying to communicate something important, albeit in an indirect way.

Perhaps you have a gifted child who is bored at school, or a child who had a scary incident on the bus. Rather than making an assumption or writing it off as normal kid behavior, here are some tips that will help you uncover what’s really going on.

Listen well; don’t dismiss; pay attention.

In general, if a child says I don’t like school, listen to them. They probably have a very legitimate reason for their perspective. This may not seem like a big deal from the parents’ point of view. But the child’s feelings could be the result of a threats from a bully, rejection from a boy or girl, or schoolwork that is either boring or overwhelming. There’s also the possibility that they believe their teacher doesn’t like them.

Remember your own youth.

Try to remember that some of the time, kids won’t tell their parents the real reason, so they make up other excuses. You probably did this yourself. Part of the reason behind this is that children believe parents won’t empathize with them, that they’ll just say to toughen up, or offer another simple solution. Parents need to realize that there was a time when they were kids and may have felt the same way. So, resist making judgments.

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Tai Chi Preserves Strength, Helps Heal the Body

Tai Chi ExerciseTai chi is among several kinds of Chinese martial arts that have gained popularity in the U.S. Its origins are unclear, but its health benefits are well-documented and not just for mixed martial arts enthusiasts. Modern use of tai chi is known to help maintain or improve overall fitness and flexibility. And as most physicians recommend, movement is key to overcoming a variety of ailments, both physical and emotional.

Reporting on findings from the National Health Interview Survey, Medical Daily says about 250 million people worldwide regularly practice tai chi. In China, it’s common to see groups of tai chi adherents practice in parks during the early morning hours. In the West, it’s often recommended as a physical therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine for patients with Parkinson’s or cardiovascular disease.

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