An Introduction to Gonorrhea

An Introduction to Gonorrhea

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the U.S., with gonorrhea being one of the most common. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that gonorrhea is the second most-reported STD, with around 820,000 new cases recorded every year.1 What Is Gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is an STD caused by the bacterial strain Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and ...

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Using Your Daydreams to Make Your Dream Life a Reality

Using Your Daydreams to Make Your Dream Life a Reality

Dream on. I believe imagination and manifesting your destiny is more complex than the principles The Secret outlines. We all have some rotten days, and pretending they don’t exist doesn’t make them go away. Fantasies and daydreaming leave us calm and relaxed so we can see abundance knocking at the door. Daydreams also enrich our lives and help us conceptualize ...

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Is Your Toddler Struggling with Anxiety? What You Need to Know

Is Your Toddler Struggling with Anxiety? What You Need to Know

Anxiety issues can start early. Very early. In fact, you can spot the signs in toddlers. Which is important because contrary to what many people believe, anxiety struggles don’t dissipate with age. Kids don’t grow out of their anxiety. Instead, their anxiety simply morphs into other behaviors. According to Janine Halloran, a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in kids ...

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Up to 40 Percent of Consumer DNA Tests Are Inaccurate

Up to 40 Percent of Consumer DNA Tests Are Inaccurate

By Dr. Mercola The number of people requesting a direct-to-consumer DNA test during 2017 more than doubled. According to Ancestry.com, they claim the largest DNA database with more than 7 million people’s DNA stored.1 In combination with other companies collecting DNA data, the industry estimates over 12 million DNA profiles are on file.2 The popularity of these at-home DNA tests ...

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Psychology Around the Net: April 14, 2018

upgrading your mind

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Did everyone survive yesterday? Or did you even realize it was Friday 13th? Honestly, I didn’t remember until around noon yesterday. To quote the great Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” In other words, I didn’t wake up and begin anxiously awaiting doom around every corner, but, once I did remember ...

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Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea

Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea

Mint (genus Mentha) plants are perennials known for their fragrant, toothed leaves with purple, pink or white flowers (depending on the species). Furthermore, they are regarded for their fruity, aromatic taste.1 According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are 25 species belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). They are native to Eurasia, North America, South African and Australia, but they have become ...

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Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties

Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties

By Dr. Mercola Technology didn’t come about by accident, it’s a reflection of human will, or so claims the intriguing documentary, “Stare Into the Lights My Pretties.” Yet, with the rate of technological development continuing to grow exponentially, it’s unclear if anyone envisioned how society would become obsessed with staring at screens, such that our waking hours are dominated by ...

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Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” – Brené Brown It’s practically a universal fact that almost everyone wants to get ahead. If I’m being honest, I must confess ...

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Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

You know those thoughts that run in continuous loops through your head? The ones where you’re replaying something that’s happened or imagining something that might? You know, the ones you’re having all the time? Well, guess what? Contrary to what most of us believe, those thoughts are not the same thing as reality. They’re just thoughts. They’re stories we tell ...

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