9.27.2019

Post-Break Up Do's and Don'ts

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It doesn't matter whether you were in a relationship for weeks or years, a breakup is never easy to handle. There is pain and shock and it can feel like a grieving process; one that you need to give yourself time to feel. You will feel horrible for some time, but there will be times where you feel up again before crashing down. Logic has no place in a post-breakup scenario, and all of the old memories will keep surfacing up and down while you try and get your head around it! 


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There are some stages you’ll go through, from wanting to impulsively go on vacation, to wanting to impulsively burn all of their belongings! There are a few do’s and don'ts that you can follow to ensure that you get through this breakup in one piece, and here they are:

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Distract Yourself

Reading, playing a sport, drawing; whatever it is that gets your juices flowing, bury your head in it. Reading can help you to escape into the world of someone else’s imagination, and it allows you to get over your broken heart. Invest in a book that will let you laugh, cry and feel every emotion: those are the ones that get you through.

Change Your Look

This is probably the one I did the most after every break. For some reason getting a new look always seems to help during this break up phase. Plus, it is no surprise most woman go through a “red hair” phase, and while you might find yourself drunkenly making a list of all the plastic surgery you think you need, it might be worth sticking the the box of red hair dye. You don’t have to change the way you look for your ex, but it would be a good idea to pamper yourself a little - to make yourself feel good.

Remove Yourself From Drama

Delete his Snapchat/Instagram/Facebook/Twitter - whatever social media he has, get rid. Block on WhatsApp and don't get sucked into the drama of the post-breakup spitefulness. You are better than that kind of behavior, and you know it! Digital detachment is easy when you’ve chosen not to stay friends!

Don’t...

Share Passive Aggressive Memes

Believe us when we say a scathing meme, when well-directed, is picked up by the other party very quickly. Don't bring your breakup to the Facebook pile of memes, as it will get back to your ex. You want to stay above that behavior and just focus on you. The world does not need to be involved!

Insult Them Anywhere Online/Publicly

It doesn't matter how the relationship ended, forgive them. Not for what they made you feel, but for yourself. You don't forgive someone else to make them feel good, but so you can package it away and move forward with your own life. Don't allow for arguments, just move slowly on in your own way.

Burn Their Stuff Unsafely

Here’s the bit where we tell you to safely burn the memories. Here are some instructions for a safe bonfire for the photos and the letters you may have written to each other. You don't need souvenirs of your sadness.





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9.24.2019

What Happens to Your Body if you Don't Have Sex?

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People talk about sex as if it's some kind of basic biological function, like eating or going to the bathroom. It's something that people need to do, and if they don't, they're storing up problems for themselves in the future. You wouldn't go without food, so you shouldn't go without sex- or so the reasoning goes. 

But is there any truth to this? Does your biology suddenly go haywire if you don't have sex every five minutes? Or it is a perfectly reasonable way to live? 

The answer is probably somewhere in between. Here's a rundown of what happens to the body when you go without for a long time. 

It Could Make Things A Little Less Comfortable Down There

This isn't an issue that affects everyone, but it is something that affects a lot of women. Going without sex for a long time makes things a little less comfortable down there. The vagina tends to feel like it's tightened up, which can make sex less pleasurable when it finally does happen. 

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It's nothing to worry about though - things soon return to normal. It's just one of those irritating things when you're getting started with a new partner.

Is there anything you can do about it? Well, regular masturbation can help by increasing blood flow. Plus, you can always experiment with toys if that's your thing.

You Could Experience Stress And Anxiety

As the website Mellowed points out, a lack of sex can actually lead to stress and anxiety. Researchers think that there are two main reasons for this. 

The first is a general lack of interest in sex. When libido drops, some women can worry that there's something wrong with them, feeling that they're not "normal." To make matters worse, psychiatrists have an official name for it called Female Sexual Arousal Disorder. The idea is that women should be in a continual state of openness towards sex and that being closed off from it is somehow abnormal. 

The other reason is an overwhelming interest in sex you can't do anything about. When you don't have a partner, it's hard to get your kicks. 

Researchers suspect that having sex releases feel-good hormones like oxytocin that make people feel more connected to those around them. Not having much of this hormone in your body can lead some women to feel isolated and disconnected, increasing the urgency for sex. Again, this can make things even more troubling on a psychological level. 

Your Libido Could Fall

Research suggests that some people can experience a fall in libido when they go without sex for too long. The reasons for this aren't well known, but it could just be the body's way of dealing with the absence of a partner. There's no point making all of the arousal chemicals if there's no way to put them to good use. Loss of libido isn't permanent - it quickly comes back when you enter a new relationship. But it can dissipate for a while. 

The Upshots

While there's a lot of negative talk about going without sex, there are actually a lot of things that are GOOD about life when you're not involved intimately with somebody else. 

The first is the issue of pregnancy. You're not continually worried that at some point, you're going to miss a period. Contraceptives are great, but they're not perfect. Even the manufacturers admit that. 

Second, you're much less likely to get ill. All of the nasty STDs aside, women in sexually active relationships are much more likely to get urinary tract infections than those who go without. These can be painful and difficult to treat, so avoiding them is always welcome. 

Third, you get to know yourself better. Have you ever noticed how intense sexual relationships can be? Even if the relationship is going well, it's all too easy to lose yourself in the thoughts and feelings of the other person. You can often lose track of your own desires and needs. It's a problem. 

Being by yourself, however, allows you to get to know yourself better. You have the time and space you need to find out what you like, and what you don't. It can be a liberating experience. Plus, you can go into a new relationship better prepared. 

Finally, you get more space. If you're an introverted person, this can be a bit of a godsend. You have a chance to conduct your life on your own terms. You don't have to compromise with somebody else. You're more of a master of your destiny. 






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Reasons Why You May Need to See the Dentist Immediately



You’ve probably tried finding a reputable dentist to sort out any pain you’re having with your teeth or your gums. But due to the severity of the acute pain itself, you don’t want to wait around until next week for an appointment.

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There’s a whole host of problems that can occur with your teeth, so let’s start with some of the reasons why you immediately need to sit in the dentist’s chair and get looked over. 

Firstly, and perhaps the most likely situation, is a simple cracked tooth. Often the crack is so small that it may not be visible to the untrained eye, but it causes major distress and thus has to be treated quickly. 

Secondly, receding gums (which can eventually lead to gum disease) is a major cause of tooth loss and other nasty problems due to tooth rot exposure. In many cases, unfortunately, it has often progressed too far to be salvaged, but in some cases, if a dentist is seen as soon as possible then the situation could be rectified. 

Thirdly, if you’ve previously had a filling, then the filling itself is actually prone to become loose or break completely. You may not have known this beforehand, though it’s an extremely common scenario and causes extreme pain around the gum causing it to be even more sensitive. Consequently, if your gums, teeth or mouth are being affected by any of these likely causes then there’s only one emergency dentist clinic and dentist to sign up with. 

How To Find The Best Dental Practice

You may have been recommended dentists before by friends or family. But which is the best dental practice for you? From Invisalign to teeth whitening; you need a dentist you can rely on. Keep on reading and you’ll find out.

Your teeth are precious. After all, you only have one pair that will last you your entire life, so you have to keep them healthy, clean and free from disease and decay. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, and even if you have made every effort to look after your teeth throughout your life, problems do occasionally occur. And when these occasions do occur, you have to be prepared for every situation by having a qualified and masterful dentist that you can rely on. Someone you can ask questions to and turn to in an emergency.

Finding a brilliant dentist is again easier said than done as one’s preference of dentistry location, interior and personnel is completely subjective. What isn’t subjective though and is completely objective are the results that come out of a dental clinic. To find the most impressive practice in your local area – simply type in keywords such as “(location) dentist area”. After finding a range of available private clinics, browse their website to see which offer the best memberships, facilities and staff members. These are the important parts of a clinic so by doing your researching you’ll find the dentist clinic suited to you and your needs.  





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9.23.2019

How to Have the Perfect Quiet Night In


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Sometimes, going out can be overrated. Some nights it’s like; do I really want to go through all the effort of getting ready and making plans that all your friends can agree on and be happy with?  Sometimes, it’s so much easier to simply have a quiet night in and it can be a great way to spend your evening as well.


If you’re looking for some ideas for your quiet night in, whether you’re spending it alone or with your partner, we’ve got some tips to help you out. Read on to find out more about them and then enjoy them to the max next time you opt for a quiet night in.

Choose a Movie

First of all, you’ll need to choose a movie to watch during your quiet night in. This is how most great evenings in are structured, but with so much choice on streaming platforms these days, it’s best to plan ahead and make a decision early. You don’t want to spend your evening scrolling through the endless list of films on Netflix. When you’re spoilt for choice, it’s easy to make no decision at all. Whether it’s a nice film or an old classic, make sure it’s one you’re in the mood for.

Remove the Distractions

Modern life is full of distractions but when you’re looking to spend an evening relaxing, you probably don’t want to be distracted. Tonight might be the night to put your phone on silent and forget about it for a while. Yes, that might sound like a strange and radical thing to do for many of you, but it’ll be worth it. With no distractions to take up your time, you can focus on simply enjoying the evening instead.

Get Comfortable

When you decide to have a quiet night in rather than a night out on the tiles, you don’t have to worry about looking a million dollars. It’s one of the best things about shunning the nightlife and enjoying an evening on the sofa instead. Take the time to make your sofa and your surroundings as comfortable as they can be ahead of your lazy night in. Your comfiest pajamas and warmest blankets will all be needed.

Order the Pizza

Next, it’s time to think about the food, if you weren’t thinking about it already. No evening on the sofa would be complete without some pizza. We all know it’s true, so I’m sure you can break your healthy diet plans for just one night. Snuggling up on the sofa and watching a great film are things that are simple so much better when you have a pizza to enjoy. Order it in and savior every last bite.

Set the Mood

The overall mood and atmosphere for the evening is something you might want to work on as well. Of course, the mood you’re trying to create will depend on you and what your priorities are. Some candles and the right lighting never go amiss, and that’s certainly true if you’re spending the evening in with your partner and you want it to be a subtly romantic one. It’s definitely something you should give some thought to.

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Enjoy a Drink

Just because you’re not hitting the bars and clubs, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink. In fact, making your own drinks or buying them in the supermarket is a lot cheaper than buying them at a bar. And on top of that, you’ll have more scope to get creative and to try new things with your drinks when you’re at home. Why not mix your own cocktails and have some fun with it?

End the Evening in Style

A great evening should always end with a bang, so make sure that you end your evening in style. Whether that means heading off for an early night with your partner or using one of these Top 5 Free Phone chat lines is up to you. Each to their own and all that. Whatever you choose to do, end the evening the right way and enjoy the fact that you’re not out on the town waiting in the cold for the bus that takes you home.

A quiet night in could be just what you’re looking for. If you’re the kind of person that always feel the pressure to be out and about and seen in all the coolest hangouts, it might be a while since you’ve had one. Do yourself a favor and make the most of what a quiet night in can do for you.








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9.18.2019

Totes Awks? Buying for that Teenage Niece


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Everybody has a morning routine. When you are going through your morning routine that you fine-tuned, choosing the right clothes and making your look just right; think about how long have you been doing this for? No doubt it was something you started when you were a teenager because there was an abundance of acne, and you just felt fat in everything ha ha am I right? However, what do you do when it comes to buying the perfect birthday present for a fashion-wise teenage niece? Or what if you're trying to buy for a friend's child? We spend years perfecting our look, but once we start to get into the minefield that is buying for a teenager we can feel in over our heads; how can we buy a perfect fashion-oriented gift for a teenager?


Don't Think About What You Want
Yes, you were a teenager not so long ago, but tastes change! Instead, try to get the right information from the parent, but beware, this can also yield the wrong results. Sometimes you've got to go for some inspiration. Look at their fashion choices, and try to complement what they've already got. There are websites like Top Family Stocks that provide premium fashion clothing for every member of the family. So at the very least, you can find something for a specific age range. 


Get To Pinterest
It's all about looking for contemporary fashions; but also think about the type of person they are. If it's your niece, you think that you know them to an extent, but a teenager, as you very well know, can change their style with the sequence of the moon. So, think about what they've already got, complimenting it, and also get inspiration to expand their wardrobe. The right Pinterest board works wonders. And if they’ve got their own Pinterest board, it's a quick and easy option. The great thing is, everybody advertises their wants and needs and social media. Get stalking; it might be the only way that you get a clue! 


Don't Necessarily Think "Fashion"
You might want to go for something that makes a big impact or is very stylish, but it's always about thinking outside of the box. Look at the home comforts; perhaps a dressing gown or something similar will be useful? Or think about their make-up. Maybe they don't have decent products? So think about something like a MAC kit or another high-end brand. We can find ourselves in over our heads as far as fashion choices are concerned, so maybe we need to shun this entirely?


Dare You Ask Them?
When we remember back to being a teenager, we had very particular choices. So instead, rather than the element of surprise, go and ask them! If there is something that you wanted for a long time but it's too expensive, you can be the savior. Asking them what they want is is a perfect way to bypass all the stress. Sometimes buying for someone else is one of those difficult things, especially when it comes to fashion. So sometimes we just need to avoid the element of surprise.









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9.13.2019

Cosmetic Surgery: What To Ask Yourself First


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It seems when you're beyond a certain age, people don't tend to judge whether or not you've had your hair dyed (even though it does impact your hair). Or whether you've had your eyelashes tinted (even though the solution can be harmful to your vision). With cosmetic surgery, there are quite a lot of people who apprehend this particular area of beautifying one's self, and so they should be. Although; negative connotation with various cosmetic surgical procedures has improved over the years. There are still some fundamental questions we should be asking ourselves before we book in to change our bodies permanently in some way. In doing so, you can establish whether or not surgery is 100% the right decision for you! 

Have you done your research?

Make sure you do your research to save any surprises before, during, and after your cosmetic surgery. Researching everything on breast enlargement or reduction from people who have experienced it or watching tummy tuck videos to show you what to expect is advised. It will not only ease any anxiety over your procedure. It will also allow you to find a cosmetic surgeon you trust that has created the image and look you want physically many times before.  Research means you can familiarize yourself with the process, and the downtime you'll experience after your procedure. As well as, whether the procedure you want will require you to take time off work plus what happens if your surgery outcome isn't what you thought it would be.

Why do you want surgery?

When you answer this question, think deeper beyond your answers. If you feel you want to change your lips to look like the Kardashians, why is this? Is it because you want more attention? Or is it because you think the Kardashians embody beauty? Or is it because you want your naked pictures to look a certain way? Or are you doing it for you so that you can feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror? There are no right or wrong answers unless you are, of course, only getting your nose, jaw, bum altered solely because of social pressure and opinion. Bear in mind, if your nose has never previously risen to your attention as an issue before, why now? Is it because you're thinking about changing yourself in hopes that other people will like you? This is a one way never ending street to failure. No one is, and ever will be "perfect" and/or adored by everyone!

What is your current mental state?

If you haven't been feeling what you consider to be in your normal state of mind. Or maybe you're currently taking medication for depression or consistently having out of the norm thoughts. If this is the case, it's wise to leave your cosmetic surgery idea for a while until you're feeling better. This doesn't just count for cosmetic surgery it applies to other life-changing decisions you're thinking of making to. The truth is, surgery can wait until you're feeling better. There is no rush. Cosmetic surgeries and accessibility to surgery are not hard to attain, if anything, it's gradually becoming easier. What you do want is to be 100% sure the decision you make feels good and right for you. Until then, self-care is necessary.

It's essential to be mindful of your reasons when choosing to commit to cosmetic surgery. Maybe you've thought of every angle you can think of. You've done your research, you know what look you want, you're happy with your chosen surgeon, and you've thought about all of it for a while. If you have, then you can book your procedure without any doubts or worry. 








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