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When friends – real, live friends, not "Facebook Friends" – told me about Facebook a few years ago and urged me to sign up, I asked them what it was like. Most of them talked about it in superlatives...


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A trip to your local drive-through may present you with more options than you would have had a decade ago. Salads, oatmeal, fruit smoothies — at a glance it’s easy to think that fast food restaurants have upgraded their typical fries and burger fare...


» Why You May Want to Try a Gluten-Free Diet
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Gluten may be one of the more difficult foods to avoid, as it is such a ubiquitous part of the Western diet. When you think that gluten is found in most bread, pasta, bagels, breakfast cereal and baked goods...


» A Practical, Up-to-Date Guide for Parents — Common Problems and Worries
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Babies' skin just isn't as smooth and clear as the advertisements say it is. Almost every baby develops a fine pink or red rash whenever the skin is irritated by rubbing on bedclothes, by spitting up, or by very hot weather.


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» Why Some Guys Wear Jumpers in the Gym
By Adam Sinicki | Published 04/11/2014 | Training | Unrated

When I first started out in the gym I remember it feeling as though I'd landed on an alien planet. This place was full of strange customs and people and I really had no idea what I was doing...


» In Defence of Looking in the Mirror While Working Out
By Adam Sinicki | Published 04/11/2014 | Training | Unrated

We've all seen them at the gym: those guys who stand in front of the mirror checking out their biceps while they slowly curl weights and those women who pout at themselves while jogging on the treadmill. Man they're annoying, right?


» A Quick Pro Plus Review – Can Popping Caffeine Pills Really Aid Your Productivity?
By Adam Sinicki | Published 04/10/2014 | Medicine | Unrated

In countries where it's easier to get hold of more exotic smart drugs, students are these days taking everything under the sun to try and keep themselves awake while they do their coursework/cram for exams...


» Why You Should Use Rest Sets for Maximum Muscle Growth
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If you're working out regularly and your current aim is to build size and strength, then here's a useful technique that may just help you to reach your goals faster...


» How Placebos Are Ruining Modern Medicine – And the New Proposals for Drug Trials
By Dr. Janice Rachael Mae | Published 04/10/2014 | Medicine | Unrated

If you don't know what a placebo is, then you should take a moment now to go and look them up (there's plenty of information on this website)...


» CBT Exercises You Can Do Yourself
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CBT stands for 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy' and is currently the most popular form of therapy for a range of psychological issues. If you go to the doctor with a phobia...


» Annoying Things You're Doing in the Gym
By Adam Sinicki | Published 04/2/2014 | Bodybuilding | Rating:

If you've recently joined a gym, then it's important to recognise that this is more than just a place that you work out. For many people the gym is a sacred place...


» Is Hookah Bad for You?
By Adam Sinicki | Published 04/2/2014 | Smoking Cessation | Unrated

Hookah pipes, also known as hitboo pipes, shisha pipes and water pipes, are large instruments used for vaporizing and smoking a range of flavoured tobaccos (which are also known as shisha)...


» Words Really Can Kill – Introducing the Nocebo
By Adam Sinicki | Published 03/31/2014 | Psychology | Unrated

The word 'placebo' describes the effect that psychologists have studied for years whereby an individual will believe that they've been given some kind of medication or supplement and will then find themselves miraculously recovering from illnesses or improving their abilities...


» Ringworm Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
By Dr. Janice Rachael Mae | Published 03/31/2014 | Skin Conditions | Unrated

If you've noticed a small red 'ring' on your skin, perhaps with a raised itchy area, then it's possible that you may be suffering from a condition known as ringworm...


» In Defence of Egotism, Arrogance And Narcissism
By Adam Sinicki | Published 03/31/2014 | Psychology | Unrated

Generally people are very down on arrogance, egotism and narcissism. It's not considered very pleasant or very healthy and generally it's frowned upon by a society that much prefers people to be humble and modest...


» What Is a Detached Retina?
By Dr. Janice Rachael Mae | Published 03/31/2014 | Eye Disorders | Unrated

A detached retina is a relatively rare (1 in every 10,000 people are affected at some point) problem affecting the eye which occurs when the lining at the back (the retina) becomes detached and pulls away from the blood vessels...


» Understanding the Difference Between Thinking Fast and Slow
By Adam Sinicki | Published 03/26/2014 | Psychology | Unrated

The book 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman is one of most celebrated recent books on psychology and one of the most popular among self-help gurus...


» What Happened to the Polymaths? Some Modern Examples of Homo Universalis and How to Emulate Great Thinkers
By Adam Sinicki | Published 03/25/2014 | Self Improvement Motivation | Unrated

A polymath is someone who is considered an expert or even a genius in multiple fields. The most classic example perhaps is Leonardo da Vinci...


» Fat Burning Abilities of Citrus Aurantium
By Dr Deepak S Hiwale | Published 03/23/2014 | Weight Loss | Unrated

If you’ve used a ‘fat-burner’ previously, you very likely have heard of citrus aurantium. In case you haven’t, here’s a little low-down on what citrus aurantium is and what makes it tick as a fat-burner...


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