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“Love must face reality if it is to survive,” wrote Loretta Livingstone in Jumping in the Puddles of Life. When we think of love, we often think of the good times – date nights, weddings, and the occasional romantic getaway. However, reality is not made up of these scenes. It is composed of rushed Wednesday mornings and broken lamps and strep throat epidemics. These are the little moments that make or break relationships. So, how do we get through them? How do we navigate the long, dreary...

by School Of Life on 22 November 2016

The media’s image of love can give us lots of dangerous ideas. The idea that true love should be easy is perhaps the most ludicrous and damaging one of them all. For my husband and I, love has certainly not always been easy. However, it’s in beating the obstacles that we continue grow together, love together, and become who we are as individuals and as a couple. Our marriage has been one of the best experiences of my life because we beat some common relationship killers. I SINCERELY WISH THE...

by School Of Life on 22 November 2016

Some men like their women submissive, sweet, feminine, and nurturing – and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. But that woman is certainly not an Alpha Female. Now, for my Alpha Females out there, you badass bitches know who you are, it takes a very particular man to be able to handle you. Yes, you might as well admit it now: you are a handful. Potential Alpha Female Lovers: don’t say ya weren’t warned. You best know your woman before you fall head over heels for Miss Independent: 1....

by School Of Life on 21 November 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, put the smartphone DOWN. Do we really need research to validate the complete anger and disrespect we all feel when someone we’re dating, a friend, or a new acquaintance reaches into their pocket, pulls out their cell phone and responds to someone else’s text, while we’re mid-sentence in conversation with them? If you need the research, it’s all here. A recent study found that p-phubbing, otherwise known as ignoring friends and family in favor of a smartphone, has a...

by School Of Life on 21 November 2016

Made from fermented apples, and rich in pectin and essential minerals, apple cider vinegar is highly valued for its medicinal properties. It’s used in many folk remedies for treatment of various health issues, including teeth whitening. Why is apple cider vinegar beneficial for teeth whitening? First of all, apple cider vinegar is a powerful cleaning agent, which helps maintain the acidic pH value. It’s highly beneficial for removing stains and whitening your teeth as well as for treating gum...

by School Of Life on 21 November 2016

The blood sugar level in the body indicates the amount of glucose in the blood, which is a type of sugar which is the main energy source for the body. We consume glucose through food, and it is being distributed to all cells throughout the body. High blood glucose(blood sugar), or technically, hyperglycemia, occurs when the body cannot use glucose properly( type2 diabetes), or it has insufficient amounts of it (type 1 diabetes). If this condition lasts longer, for instance, for months and years,...

by School Of Life on 21 November 2016

Sleep is very important for our general wellbeing and we will not function well without it. However there is a recommended amount if sleep that the human body requires and this depends on your age. So Just How Long Should You Sleep? The recommended number of hours of sleep for an adult is 8 hours every night. However, children under the age of 18 years of age are expected to sleep for much longer and for the elderly it is recommended that they sleep less. What Is Your Recommended Sleeping Hours? A...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016

Hello everyone, how are you today? We all know that a healthy lifestyle and a proper nutrition, loaded with lots of raw fruits and vegetables, is extremely important for us and our health in general! But, did you know that your blood type has an important role for your health and body as well? I think that we all know that there are four blood types: A, B, AB, O and our blood type forms while we are still in the womb, which means that you can’t change it in any way later in life. You should...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016

The small things you do for women are the ones that mean the most. Why? Because those are the things that show her you’re willing to put effort in for her, just because. No holiday or special occasion needed. A good boyfriend or husband knows that any man who waits until Valentine’s Day to romance the woman in his life is missing the point 364 days out of the year. He also understands that while grand romantic gestures are great, the thought put into everyday activities are even better. Here...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016

You just woke up and are ready to get out of your bed and start your day. But wait! Let’s bring some mindfulness into life from the moment we get lucid. I recently saw a list floating around of five things you should do before getting out of bed, and a chain of events led me to putting them into words to share with others. These five things can be looked at as life hacks because they’re so simple and easy to add to our daily routine yet so effective that it begs the question why we weren’t...

by School Of Life on 20 November 2016