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Avoid a High Heel Foot Makeover

Avoid a High Heel Foot Makeover | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
I see many high heel-created foot problems that go on to surgery. Bunionplasty from high heels are common. I can tell you that getting your feet strong is the first step at putting off or preventing a high heel foot makeover.
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I no longer wear high heels and haven't for the last decade. In fact, I wish I had not worn high heels when I was younger. Walking in high heels itself is unnatural and just as this articlae warns long term results are no pleasant. I now have 1) tightness in calf muscles, 2) weakness of the toes and 3) ankle instability.

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8 Reasons to Lose the Booze in January (and Fight Cancer)

8 Reasons to Lose the Booze in January (and Fight Cancer) | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Survey says: Alcohol may not make us sexier or better in bed. All the more reason people in the U.K. are pledging to go booze-free for a month to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
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This reasearch certainly validates my own early experiementation with alcohol. I've never found drunks to be appealing and don't think anyone aside from other drunks do.

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Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop -- but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost.

 

If you're interested in learning more about the Medicines Patent Pool:

Twitter (@MedsPatentPool) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MedicinesPatentPool)

(www.medicinespatentpool.org), where you can sign up for the newsletter for people who want to make medicines more affordable and more accessible around the world!

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5 Eco-Ways To Get Your Kids Involved Over the Holidays

5 Eco-Ways To Get Your Kids Involved Over the Holidays | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, we have started several traditions with our kids during the holidays. I have added another tradition to our list. I am going to take every opportunity to teach the kids about the environment during their holiday break.

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Does Success Lead to Happiness? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Does Success Lead to Happiness? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)Does Success Lead to Happiness?PsychCentral.com (blog)Does Success Lead to Happiness? It's an age-old assumption: Success, whether in school, work or relationships, causes happiness.
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6 Yoga Poses to Reduce Back Pain

6 Yoga Poses to Reduce Back Pain | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

"These 6 yoga poses stretch and relieve tension, muscle stiffness and tightness that can lead to back pain."

 

Anti-inflammatory drugs cause somach and intestinal upset - leave them on the pharmacy shelf and get on the floor.

 

Using yoga to stretch and tone your body can not only reduce back and sciatic pain, but also restore emotional balance to your daily life.

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RxKitchen: healing begins at home with these 7 tips

RxKitchen: healing begins at home with these 7 tips | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three quarters keep your doctor alive. —Egyptian Proverb Joints and muscles feeling achy and tender? Experiencing extreme mood swings for no apparent reason? Random migraines got you bedridden mid-day? Before you head to the doctor or medicine cabinet, first consider taking a trip to the grocery store.

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Happiness Can Bring You ... Money

Happiness Can Bring You ... Money | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

As the saying goes, money can't buy you happiness. But it looks like the reverse is true: Researchers have found that those who are happiest as teens end up out-earning their peers by the time they are 30, making about 10% more than the average.

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Grief and Sadness

Grief and Sadness | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

By Lisa White Grief and sadness.  Anxiety and anger.  These are emotions that everyone feels at some point in their life.  These emotions are not ones that we choose to feel.  Instead, ... Be with it. Breathe through it. Let it help you feel connected to others who may be feeling these same emotions.

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10 Tips to Create a Life You Love

10 Tips to Create a Life You Love | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
I was talking to a friend the other day about feeling the need to get away for a few days.  "Holidays are for people who don't like the life they are living everyday," she said.
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Too Small To Fail: Why

Too Small To Fail: Why | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Has research shifted from a slow process fed by curiosity to ‘googling--substituting speed for intellectual depth? The Pew Interent Project study reveals middle and high school teachers believe that access to the Internet has impacted their students’ attention spans and hindered a student’s ability to generate deep, original research.

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Further Evidence That IQ Does Not Measure Intelligence

Further Evidence That IQ Does Not Measure Intelligence | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Every ten years, the average IQ goes up by about 3 points. Psychologist James Flynn has spent decades documenting this odd fact, which was eventually dubbed the Flynn Effect.

 

If your IQ is largely the result of your environment, what does that say about intelligence itself? Aren't some of us born with more mental gifts than others?

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10 Tips For Downsizers With Too Much Stuff - Forbes

10 Tips For Downsizers With Too Much Stuff - Forbes | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
How to get the most cash for household treasures you're willing to part with.

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The Greatist Table: 10 Healthy Holiday Drinks from Around the Web

The Greatist Table: 10 Healthy Holiday Drinks from Around the Web | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Planning the party of the year? Check out these 10 party-worthy drink recipes!
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Every one of these is a delicious drink not only for this holiday season but all year round.

 

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Best and Worst Foods for Pain

Best and Worst Foods for Pain | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
Inflammation is a key cause of pain in many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some foods that could be potentially harmful or helpful when it comes to pain; use trial and error to see if they work for you.
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Some research suggests that certain foods may affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Other research suggests certain foods trigger fibromyalgia glare-ups. I have both and have no doubt that the foods I eat can and do trigger inflammation and pain. I watch what I eat. For Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia see http://thistimethisspace.com/2011/04/19/forbidden-foods-for-fibromyalgia/

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Understanding How Children Develop Empathy

Understanding How Children Develop Empathy | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
How do children develop prosocial behavior - "voluntary behavior intended to benefit another" - and is there a way to encourage it?

 

 

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Foods That Cause Headaches

Foods That Cause Headaches | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
According to some experts, up to 30 percent of headache sufferers are affected by the foods they eat. What kinds of foods cause headaches, and why?

 

There’s no conclusive evidence to prove which foods cause headaches, and not every headache and migraine sufferer is affected by food. But the accepted reality is that many people are, so avoiding headaches means avoiding certain kinds of food.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/foods-that-cause-headaches.html#ixzz2EhvlVG00

 

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress - Business 2 Community

5 Ways to Reduce StressBusiness 2 Community1. Breathing. One of the fastest and easiest ways to reduce stress is breathing.
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Feng Shui Basics

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Feng Shui is an ancient art stemming back some 3,000 years from China, it’s about balancing the energy in a given space to ensure good health and fortune. As “Feng” means wind and “Shui” mean...
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Top 20 ways to improve your concentration - The Times of India

Top 20 ways to improve your concentration - The Times of India | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

With distractions present everywhere, concentrating on work becomes difficult. Here are the top 20 ways with which you can improve your concentration.

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The Five Simple Rules of Happiness So simple. ...

The Five Simple Rules of Happiness So simple. ... | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

The Five Simple Rules of Happiness So simple. Yet so hard to follow consistently. Still… We can try. And trying leads to doing. And doing leads to done.

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How the brain controls our habits

How the brain controls our habits | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

 

Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner.

 

However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior.


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Does Mindfulness Stress You Out?

Does Mindfulness Stress You Out? | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it

Sounds like a paradox, right? By all common logic, we shouldn't be stressed out if we're practicing mindfulness or meditation. We hear over and over in the news how those practices are supposed to help us relax. Yet I hear over and over from clients that the whole concept of mindfulness provokes anxiety. It's time to strip down the concept of mindfulness and make it accessible to everyone.

 


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Too Small To Fail: All Kids in America Are At-Risk Kids

Too Small To Fail: All Kids in America Are At-Risk Kids | skillful means for conscious living | Scoop.it
From staggering college debt and falling educational competitiveness, to extreme media exposure and skyrocketing rates of childhood obesity, all children living in America today are at risk.
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