¿CÓMO ALARGAR TU ESPERANZA DE VIDA?

SUEÑO DE CALIDAD

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La mala calidad de sueño (o incluso la falta de éste) está relacionada con diferentes problemas de salud, que perjudican el cuerpo a largo plazo. Según Botani, los trastornos del sueño pueden promover la depresión, la obesidad, la ira y la presión arterial alta.
Para tener un mejor sueño, primero que todo necesitas un buen colchón. Además, las almohadas deben estar hechas de fibras naturales tales como lana o seda (materiales que proporcionan una mayor comodidad y calidad del sueño). Botani dice, que estos materiales regulan la humedad del cuerpo y aseguran que tu piel no se asfixie mientras estás durmiendo. Continue reading

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¿QUÉ SON EN REALIDAD LAS PESADILLAS Y CÓMO TE AFECTAN?

¿A veces sientes que hay una criatura que te persigue en medio de la noche pero no sabes bien qué es? Bueno, tu diagnóstico está a punto de comenzar y no tienes ni idea de lo que te van a prescribir.

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Existe un enorme monstruo que te persigue a través de laberintos y calles. Todos nos hemos encontrado con esto en algún momento de nuestras vidas. Las pesadillas, que son definidas como sueños vívidos y aterradores que despiertan hasta al soñador más profundo, pueden llegar a ser mucho más inquietantes de lo que parecen. “Realmente no podemos determinar de dónde vienen”, dice el Dr. Seema Hingorrany. “Cualquier cosa puede causar un mal sueño perturbador, las relaciones interpersonales con los cónyuges, los hijos, la pérdida del empleo, el acoso en el trabajo o en la escuela, desintegraciones, algún tipo de fracaso escolar o en el trabajo.” Agregó Hingorrany.

¿Has llegado a sentir que te persiguen o que te asesinan? ¿Qué harías en una situación de esas? El escenario más común es en el que te sientes perseguido en medio de una calle. El psiquiatra y analista de los sueños, el Dr. Shefali Batra dice que los sueños también tienen un nivel de desarrollo. “Es por eso que las pesadillas sobre monstruos ocurren sobre todo a una edad más joven. Los adultos tienen más miedos basados en la realidad, como llegar a tener un fracaso en un trabajo, no cumplir con el plazo establecido por su jefe, o puede llegar a tratarse de una mala relación con un compañero de trabajo. Definitivamente las más comunes pueden llegar a tratar de personas que están siendo perseguidas.

De acuerdo con Freud, la razón por la que soñamos es un “residuo del día” que se derrama en la noche. Cuando experimentas una situación la cual es difícil de manejar para ti, y tus defensas no se encuentran lo suficientemente adecuadas para lidiar con el trauma en tu conciencia, es cuando tu subconsciente trata de jugar con la situación. Por ejemplo, las personas que hacen las cosas mal y cometen delitos realmente viven con el miedo de ser castigados algún día. Muchos psiquiatras han lidiado con personas que han experimentado sueños donde se encontraban desnudos y de momento se encontraban con miembros de su familia y se sentían terriblemente aterrorizados. El problema finalmente se relacionó en el momento en que una persona le manifestaba a su familia con quien quería casarse y el miedo a la aprobación por parte de ellos.

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¿CÓMO EVITAR ESTE TIPO DE PESADILLAS?: Primeramente se debe intentar resolver el conflicto que se está enfrentando. No se debe ocultar lo que se siente y se debe expresar lo que siente con los amigos, y en realidad, esto podría ayudar a alejar dichos sueños.

También cuando se escribe la pesadilla en una libreta y se tiene bien claro lo que sucedió; podría ayudar a perder el terror hacia ella. Otra opción podría ser no sólo evitar películas de terror, sino películas de tristeza y ansiedad.

SOLUCIONES RÁPIDAS: En realidad no existe una edad específica para padecer una pesadilla, cualquier persona la puede padecer. Aunque los niños en su mayoría sufren de estas, aseguran los expertos. Por lo general ocurren en la segunda mitad del ciclo del sueño durante el sueño REM (Rapid Eye Movement).

Las persona que en general se despiertan asustadas y estando muy alerta. A menudo pueden recordar las pesadillas claramente.

Investigadores expertos en la materia del Reino Unido advierten que las pesadillas persistentes en la niñez podrían ser una señal de advertencia temprana de trastornos psicóticos, que podrían afectar la vida adulta permanentemente.

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Un estudio afirma que las mujeres tienen una tendencia a soñar con las emociones, las relaciones y miembros de la familia. En contraste con los hombres pueden tener una tendencia a soñar con la violencia, las personas extrañas, los coches, y la intimidad con personas desconocidas.

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Frutas para el cabello

Para adaptarnos a los utensilios tecnológicos que usamos en nuestro pelo, ya sean planchas, como secadores de mano,….hoy os traemos una idea que os va a cambiar la perspectiva de la fruteria.
Hoy te contamos como puedes curar y regenerar el pelo a base de frutas ¡Las macedonias nunca fueron tan útiles!

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Things You’re Doing Wrong In The Bathroom

1. You’re not cleaning your toothbrush.

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Why: A study found that the average toothbrush contains about 10 million germs, including E. coli.

Try this instead: Once or twice a week, microwave your toothbrush for 10 seconds.

2. You’re flushing the toilet with the lid up.

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Why: When you flush the toilet bacteria sprays out up to 10 inches — covering everything in a fine layer of filth.

Try this instead: Put the toilet seat down before you flush. Seriously.

3. You’re wasting water trying to find the right temperature.

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Why: A 10-minute shower can waste up to 42 gallons of water.

Try this instead: Once you find your ideal water temperature, mark where the knob is with a bright nail polish.

4. You’re drying yourself off too vigorously.

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Why: Rubbing yourself dry with a towel can make dry skin worse and exacerbate other skin issues.

Try this instead: Gently pat yourself down with your towel post-shower, and if you’re going to moisturize, moisturize before your skin is completely dry to lock in added moisture.

5. You’re at risk for slipping.

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Why: Bathtubs, like most other things, are slippery when wet — 81% of injuries in bathrooms are caused by falling.

Try this instead: Slip-proof your shower with a kit.

6. You’re using the wrong shampoo.

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Why: Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate is the ingredient that helps shampoo lather and may be a culprit in causing dry, frizzy hair.

Try this instead: Try a sulfate-free shampoo, available at your local drugstore or online, like L’Oréal EverPure or Living Proof Full Shampoo.

7. You’re flushing money down the drain in the form of razors.

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Why: Hasn’t anyone told you money doesn’t grow on trees? Extend the life of your razors by sharpening them.

Try this instead: Try this tip from Instructables by grabbing a pair of old jeans and run your razor up the pant leg about 15 times and down the pant leg 15 times — you’ll keep your razors for longer and save dollars. This has been microscopically been proven to work.

8. You’re rubbing your body with millions of gross dead skin cells.

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Why: Over a 24-hour period, you shed close to a million skin cells.

Try this instead: Let your loofah dry between uses, and once a week, clean it with a solution of water and bleach.

9. You’re destroying your horny layer.

Why: Your horny layer is the protective outermost layer of your skin, and over-exfoliation keeps it from doing its job.

Try this instead: Exfoliate twice a week or use a body wash with alpha hydroxy acid, which will target dead skin cells specifically and break them up.

10. You’re letting your skin dry out.

Why: Once skin is dry, it doesn’t absorb moisture as well.

Try this instead: Apply lotion while your skin is still damp to lock in that moisture ASAP.

11. You’re not peeing in the shower.

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Why: Urea, the main component of pee, has been shown to hydrate skin and stop itchiness. So, actually, pee is magical.

Try this instead: Embrace the urge and let it flow. Plus, you conserve water! In Brazil, an environmental group ran a whole campaign encouraging people to use the shower like a toilet (number one only).

12. You’re using antibacterial soap.

Why: A study by the University of Michigan states that antibacterial soap carries the risk of creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Try this instead: Use regular soap. According to the same study, regular soap works just as well as antibacterial soap at preventing illness.

13. You’re washing your hands wrong.

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Why: Research concluded that if everyone washed their hands, we could prevent one million deaths a year. It also reduces diarrhea by 47%.

Try this instead: The CDC provides a handy guide to washing your hands, but some takeaways are always after the toilet and before you touch food.

14. You’re not cleaning your filthy retainer.

Why: According to researchers, mouth retainers are crawling with potentially harmful bacteria and fungi — like Candida, which causes yeast infections.

Try this instead: Wash your hands before and after you touch your retainer. Also, clean your retainer with a toothbrush and mouthwash.

15. You’re not using your shower to steam your clothes.

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Why: Quit wasting time ironing your clothes separately.

Try this instead: Leave your clothes hanging up in the bathroom while you hop in the shower. They’ll be steamed and wrinkle-free by the time you’re out.

16. You’re over-shampooing.

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Why: Shampooing every day can dry your hair out because it strips your hair of its natural oils, which are needed to keep your hair healthy.

Try this instead: Some derms recommend shampooing two to three times a week. Rumor has it Prince Harry didn’t wash his hair for two years. Or ditch shampoo and join the No Poo Movement.

17. Your laziness is turning your contacts case into a cesspool.

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Why: Almost 90% of contact lens cases are contaminated because we’re nasty humans who top off the contact solution in the case rather than completely replacing the contents.

Try this instead: Dump it all out and refill your case with fresh solution like you’re supposed to.

18. You’re developing deodorant-immunity.

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Why: In the same way that bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics, you can also become immune to your antiperspirant of choice.

Try this instead: Switch it up every once in a while. Try a different brand every six months.

19. You’re leaving smears on the bathroom mirror.

Why: Wiping the fog off with your hands or a towel streaks the mirror when it dries.

Try this instead: Try this tip and use a blow dryer on the mirror for a few seconds, or spray the mirror with very hot water. It evens out the temperature and the fog disappears.

20. You’re letting your shower curtain attack you.

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Why: Every time you turn around to grab the soap, your shower curtain is clinging to your body.

Try this instead: Attach wooden or metal clothespins to the bottom of your shower curtain to weigh it down to keep it in its place/the friend zone.

21. You’re leaving skid marks in the toilet.

Why: We can’t always control what we leave behind.

Try this instead: Place a few sheets of toilet paper down in the toilet bowl before you use the bathroom. That way, no one else will ever have to know (or see) your business.

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Tupperware Tips

Here I will tell you a few important tips regarding cleaning, storage and making sure your favorite things are always in good condition.

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As soon as you bring back your Plastic food storage container at home, give it a good rinse in lightly soapy solution. Rinse again with clean water and then wipe dry.

When you store the unused container, do not seal the lid. Leave a little space in between so that air can circulate. The reason is because, stale air can leave unpleasant smell. Another reason is, if left too long in your pantry when the temperature fluctuates, the air trapped in the container (plastic containers are air-tight, so air cannot escape!) will cause the lid to break over time.
It is important to use only soft sponge to clean it. Use the side that is not abrasive ONLY to clean your precious container.

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Otherwise there will be unsightly scratches on your precious pieces.

Oh yes, train your maid too about how to clean your plastic container. I have heard too many horror stories about maids who use excessive cleaning agent and steel wire to clean the plastic container.

Oily plastic container from leftover food especially from curry and sauces? It is one of my pet peeves if someone leave my Tupperware together with oily plates or bowls in the kitchen sink. Separate them,please.

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However, if the plastic containers themselves are oily, first get some hot water (not boiling hot, mind you) and pour it in the container with some washing up liquid. Shake it a little and throw the hot solution out. Only then clean with soft sponge and rinse with clean water. Hot water works best to clean the oily residue. It is also good if you wipe out the oily residue with kitchen towel before you pour the hot water so that less washing up liquid is needed.

The plastic containers can be washed using the dishwasher but please place them on the top shelf, away from the heating elements.

What kind of detergent is best to get the oily residue from your plastic container?
TupperClean Dish Wash concentrate cleaner is the answer. Besides being environmentally friendly, this is a really concentrated solution which can be diluted six times as much and still clean your dishes and plastic container perfectly. It is also kind to your hands too.

Then, there is a matter of stains that will not come out. Tomato paste and curry are notorious for leaving their marks on our lovely plastic container. So, how do we prevent this from happening?

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You can either spray some non-stick oil before putting the sauces or curry inside the container OR use a pastry brush to lightly brush the sides of the container with vegetable oil before pouring in the stain making sauces. The principle behind this is, this thin layer of oil will prevent the sauces from sticking on the side of the container. Simple, isn’t it?

If you get some undesirable smell out of your containers, there are several ways to deal with them. Here are some effective methods:

Wet some pieces of newspaper and store it overnight with the lids closed. The carbon in the newspaper print will absorb the smell.
Throw some salt inside, the salt absorbs odor.
Wash with some real lime or lemon juice to get fresh fragrance.

Tupperware Tips for Storing your plastic containers
So, here is an important tip: Do not close the lids, make sure the lids and the bases are separated. Otherwise you will get to see a mysterious phenomenon whereby the lid disintegrate by itself like I mentioned before.
Some industrious ladies swear by this method instead: after three months or so, take them out of storage and give them a good soak overnight.
Then dry them and store them back. The reason behind this is simple, Tupperware is made out of biodegradable oil that needs moisture. Just like our skin, it needs tender loving care.
You can refer to the picture above to see what I mean by leaving the lid open a little for storage. Or, you can also stack the bases and put the lids separately as shown too.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Did your New Year resolutions make our top ten list?
1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year. Make plans to meet up with friends for an evening of comaraderie at a favorite Pittsburgh restaurant or take the family to one of these popular Pittsburgh places for family fun. Work shouldn’t always come first!

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2. Fit in Fitness
The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. Studies show that it reduces the risk of some cancers, increases longevity, helps achieve and maintain weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood pressure, and even improves arthritis. In short, exercise keeps you healthy and makes you look and feel better. Why not make this the time to start getting in shape for one of these popular Pittsburgh Area Charity Walks, Runs or Rides?

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3. Tame the Bulge
Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions of Americans who made a New Year’s commitment to shed extra pounds.

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4. Quit Smoking
If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, over-the-counter availability of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you’ve tried to quit before and failed, don’t let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life! Even Allegheny County is trying to go smoke-free, and it’s taken them a few tries as well. Locally, there are a variety of free support services, hotlines and smoking cessation classes to help you kick the smoking habit.

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5. Enjoy Life More
Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you! Consider one of Pittsburgh’s holistic healing centers for products designed to bring balance to your body, mind and soul. Or just get out and try something new! Take up a new hobby or try your hand at skiing. Go to a theater performance, or head to the local spa. Pittsburgh offers a wealth of artistic and recreational activities to meet just about anyone’s wishes.

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6. Quit Drinking
While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually, or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support available. Pittsburgh Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. There is also a Pittsburgh group for Parents of Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abusers. There are also a number of treatment-based programs, as well as support groups for families of alcoholics.

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7. Get Out of Debt
Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of Americans who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances. It’s a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

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8. Learn Something New
Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn a new language, or just how to fix your computer? Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep. The Community College of Allegheny County offers a wide variety of “lifelong learning” courses, and local YMCA’s offer great recreational training for beginners of all ages. Most local colleges and universities offer distance and adult education programs. Or if the arts are more your thing, places such as the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offer adult studio classes.

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9. Help Others
A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms. Whether you choose to spend time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house, there are many nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use your help. The Pittsburgh Cares organization makes it easy by connecting volunteers with projects to fit practically any schedule. Or if your time is really in short supply, maybe you can at least find it in you to donate the furniture, clothing and other household items that you no longer need, rather than leaving them out by the curb to fill up our landfills.

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10. Get Organized
On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal. Whether you want your home organized enough that you can invite someone over on a whim, or your office organized enough that you can find the stapler when you need it, these tips and resources should get you started on the way to a more organized life. Pittsburgh has quite a few professional organizers who can help you reduce the clutter in your life and find peace in your home. Professional Pittsburgh organizer Patty Kreamer even offers a a six-month But I Might Need it Somday! ecourse.
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