5 Reasons Not to Spy on Your Boyfriend

Men and women both can be deceitful people who hide things and lie to get their own way. You see this happen in relationships all over the world all the time. It doesn’t give you much faith in relationships, does it? It’s a sad truth but most people assume that their significant others are lying about something or they’re waiting for the day when they do feel suspicious. This might be the case, but it’s extremely important not to snoop on your boyfriend until you have hard evidence of infidelity. You’re Showing Him You Have Trust Issues Think about why exactly you’re spying on him. Do you have a good reason or are you just being preemptive about any suspicions you may have down the road? You’re basically waving a huge red flag around that says you can’t trust anyone if you’re doing the latter. Your trust issues are your own problem and not his so learn to deal. If he finds out, you look like a crazy person who has glaring trust issues and he probably won’t exactly jump Read More …

How to Avoid Conflict Over Different Interests

When you have different hobbies than your significant other, it can be hard to find ways to spend time with one another. When you enjoy things that your partner takes no interest in, it can be hurtful and it can feel like you are being ignored. However, a small difference in interests should not be what ends your relationship. Here are a few ways that can help you spend more time with your SO and maybe even get to know them a little better. Show Interest Even if your partner’s hobby is something that does not interest you in the slightest, it is important to be willing to learn what all the fuss is about. Trying out a new thing might actually be fun, and it shows that you are willing to make sacrifices for your partner, which is touching. With any luck, your partner will do the same, and you will be able to spend a little more time together. Even if you end up hating your SO’s hobby, at least you made an effort to try it out, Read More …

3 Ways to Relieve Keratosis Pilaris (AKA Chicken Skin)

Almost half of the population sports the benign but somewhat-unsightly skin condition called keratosis pilaris. Commonly known as “chicken skin,” keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin, a type of protein that helps protect the skin, builds up and plugs hair follicles. This creates patches of bumpy skin, sometimes red in color, which most often appear on the arms, thighs, and rear. It is not entirely known what causes keratin buildup. Thankfully, on its own, keratosis pilaris is not a sign of bad health, and it usually disappears by age 30. But until then, it can be quite an annoyance. While the condition cannot be cured, there are several ways to help relieve its severity and potentially keep it at bay. Unfortunately, there is no one solution and results may vary from person to person. If you feel like ridding yourself of keratosis pilaris is worth the consistent effort it takes, now is the time to start trying out a new beauty regimen. Method #1: Moisturizing The most important weapon in your fight against keratosis pilaris is moisturizing the skin. Exfoliation, explained Read More …

The Pros and Cons of Green Smoothies

Green smoothies have been a huge fitness fad to sweep our nation. Even those that don’t keep up on a healthy lifestyle knows what they are. There may be a mystery as to what exactly makes it green, but it generally tends to scare some people. However they don’t taste like any veggie unless you choose to make it that way. With that and the health benefits that comes from a green smoothie you’d wonder why everyone doesn’t drink them. That’s because some people just don’t know all of the pros and cons that come with the drink. To better inform yourself and others, keep reading: Pros The most obvious pro and reasoning behind a green smoothie are the amazing health benefits. You can disguise the taste, albeit not the color, of a veggie and make it easier to drink. Spinach is very popular and you can’t even taste it, which is sort of amazing. It also makes sure that you get your vitamins K and A, magnesium, iron, dietary fiber, and a handful of other healthy things for your Read More …

Why Eating Fewer Meals Does More Harm than Good

A lot of people believe the misconception that eating fewer meals is better for you, especially if you are trying to lose weight. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When you eat fewer meals, it causes your body to believe that it is being starved. When your body thinks that it is being starved, it begins to hold onto fat as a means of trying to keep you alive. This is why eating fewer meals is bad for you. If you are really trying to lose weight, what you should do is eat smaller meals more frequently. Out with the Old, In with the New Eating three large meals is a thing of the past. While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are extremely important to your health (and weight loss), the frequency in how we eat those meals, and how much we should eat has changed over the years. You don’t have to load up by eating a huge farmer’s breakfast. Pancakes, bacon, eggs, hash browns, and those other common breakfast foods are find in moderation, but that is Read More …

The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss

Fad diets claiming that you can drop ten pounds a week are all over the place right now. They might look tempting, but the question remains – are they healthy? The answer, sadly, is no. Rapid weight loss is never healthy, and should be avoided at all costs. There are several things that can go wrong when you try to lose weight too fast, and some of them can be permanent. Whether or not it seems like a good idea to drop pounds like it’s nothing, here’s why you should be avoiding it like the plague. Why People Do It Most people who try to lose weight this fast do it because it’s so popular right now. After all, you see it all over the place – celebrities are losing eighty pounds like it’s nothing, and nobody sees any of the repercussions of this. The way weight loss is portrayed by the media makes it seem easy, and like it takes no effort at all. What they don’t show you, though, is the way celebrities have to take diet pills, Read More …