POSTS WITH TAG: mental health

5 Ways sex makes you smarter

Sex is great for lots of reasons--it burns calories, it's great for your relationship, and most importantly, it's fun! But did you know it could also make you more intelligent? That's right! Recent research has proved that sex is good for your brain, in more ways than one. Below, check out 5 ways sex makes you smarter:

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7 Natural ways to be happy all year round!

It's easy to feel cheery around the holidays with all of the sparkly decorations and good will, but it's a harder task to maintain that positive attitude all year long. Luckily, there are a few natural and easy methods to carry over the feeling of joy and happiness into the new year and through the rest of 2014.

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Making your bed is BAD for your health!

My mother nagged raised me to make my bed every morning. It's like no matter how clean my bedroom was, if the bed wasn't made, then it was a mess by her standards. As a teenager, I totally rebelled and left it unmade plenty of times. Then when I got older, I did what so many of us do and turned into my mother. A room with an unmade bed just looks messy to me, so I prefer making the bed as soon as possible. The thing is I'm not always the last one out of bed. If my husband is the last one out of bed, you better believe he's not makin' that bed no matter how many times I nag remind him to do it. Turns out that he has been doing us a favor by leaving the bed unmade because leaving the bed unmade is actually better for your health. What?!

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6 Abuela-approved natural cures for stress

Everyone deals with stress every now and then, but suffering from serious anxiety could have a negative impact on all areas of your life. Luckily, you don't necessarily need to take medication to deal with it. There are plenty of natural remedies that can help keep you calm during a tense period.

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Mom whose baby was taken from her womb pleads for her return

This may just be one of the most outrageous stories I've heard in a while. A pregnant woman was in England for a training course when she was held, sedated against her will and forced to give birth via C-section, so that social services could take custody of her newborn baby. Supposedly, it was all done in the best interests of the child. WTH?

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The key to good health might shock you

We all know spouses, friends and kids can add a lot of love to our lives, but did you know they can do wonders for your physical and mental well-being too? Sustaining your relationships (romantic and otherwise) isn't just important for the sake of packing your schedule and staving off boredom, it's also crucial to your overall health. In fact, research has shown that maintaining an active social life can provide all kinds of surprising benefits.

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9 Ways to pull yourself out of a funk

In this week's Mami Makeover blog, I'd like to talk about something that's very important for all moms: knowing that no matter what's happening in your life, you should NEVER give up! 

Sometimes we come to a point in our lives when we are feeling frustrated, hurt or even a little depressed. I was there over a year ago when things weren't going too well in my personal life.

When you feel low, it can interfere with your goals because you don't feel like doing much of anything. However, I found several ways to get out of my slump.  Below are a few things that helped me and hopefully if you are feeling low, they can help you too:

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Turns out that knocking on wood totally works, it's science!

Okay, have you ever knocked on wood after tempting fate? You know like if you say, "Oh my husband would never cheat on me with the hot Sofia Veragra look-a-like next door" and then you knock on wood just because you don't want to jinx yourself, not because your husband is a total horndog that can't keep it in his pants. Well, a new study called "Reversing One's Fortune By Pushing Away Bad Luck" published by the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that knocking on wood may not actually prevent your horndog husband from having sex with the Sofia Vergara look-a-like, but it will make you feel better.

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6 ways lack of sleep is bad for your health AND your love life!

We all know a bad night's sleep can affect your performance in the office the next day and even alter your mood. But it turns out a lack of slumber an also have serious consequences on your love too!

According to a new study that racked 78 different couples over two weeks, just ONE bad night's sleep can cause increased relationship conflict. Why? The worst couples slept, the less empathy they showed to their partners and the harder they found it to judge each other's emotion. And that wasn't the only side effect!

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7 Ways to keep your energy up after a bad night's sleep (PHOTOS)

With summer in the air, chances are your social schedule has gotten a lot more packed--even on the weekdays. That also means that there's a possibility you'll stay out just a little too late one night and then end up being exhausted the next day at work. Oh, and let's not even mention the perennial parent problem: Your kid had a bad night's sleep, which means by extension you did too.

Don't worry, we've all been there! The good news is there are some things you can do to fake a good night's sleep.

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