Lots of people have strong ~opinions~ on how long it should take to get over an ex. Sex and the City's Charlotte York says it takes half as long as a relationship lasted to truly move on after a breakup. When Jordin Sparks and her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo split, she gave herself a timeline of exactly three weeks to get over it, according to People. (And she says that worked for her!)Of course, the reality is that there is no one timeline for how long it takes to stop being hung up on someone. One reason it's so tough? That relationship you just lost was probably a key part of your identity, says Gary Lewandowski, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Monmouth University who delivered the TED Talk, "Breakups Don’t Have to Leave You Broken." So it's not like you're going to go back to feeling totally you sans that relationship overnight.If you're interested in moving on ASAP (yes, please), there are some tips that can help you get over an ex. And in the meantime, take solace in the … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Really Take To Get Over An Ex?
Does it really work
Do you know about reflexology - the practice where pressure is applied to various points on the soles of your feet? Advocates believe it can relieve stress, improve blood circulation and even alleviate chronic pain. But does it? We sent two writers to trial a treatment - and quiz Anamaya reflexologist Rupert French all about it. What is reflexology? "It's a specialist massage on the feet using specific thumb and finger hand techniques. "The theory behind it is that the feet are a micro-system of the body and by applying pressure to specific parts of the feet you can have a different effect on the corresponding part of the body." How does reflexology work on the body? "There are a number of theories as to how reflexology works but we still don't know the exact mechanism. "One theory is the nerve impulse theory, the idea that pressing a point on the foot sends a message to the brain and then on to the corresponding part of the body via the nervous system. "Another is that the treatment … [Read more...] about What is reflexology and does it really work?
HURRICANE Florence has now made landfall in the United States and its 90 mph winds have battered the state of North Carolina. As the storm continues to cause havoc, we take a look at the organisation tasked with tracking hurricanes including by sending planes into the heart of storms. What is the National Hurricane Center? The National Hurricane Center is part of the United States Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting weather systems in the northeast Pacific and northern Atlantic oceans. The NHC began life as the National Hurricane Information Center , which was set up in 1956, and acquired its current name in 1965. Where is it located? The National Hurricane Center shares a building with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida Weather Forecast Office on the campus of Florida International University in Miami. The location is apt as Florida experiences more hurricanes than any other state and since 1851 there have only 18 years when it hasn’t been hit … [Read more...] about What is the National Hurricane Center, where is it located and what does it do?
PUBLISHED: 11:57 05 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:57 05 September 2018 David Clayton Your Feedback Matters, they say, but does it really?, asks David Clayton This content is subject to copyright. David Clayton wishes hotels and doctor’s surgeries would stop asking if he enjoyed his experience I went to the doctor’s the other day, or to be more accurate, to see one of the nurses who took my blood pressure for a routine check-up. I also had the dilemma of taking in a urine sample in a plastic bottle. I’m not sure what the protocol is here. I didn’t want to sit holding it in the waiting room for all to see but was slightly nervous of having it in my pocket. I rather envy you ladies with a handbag option. I guessed I wouldn’t be the only person taking in something personal in liquid form, but to be honest I’ve never seen patients in animated conversation comparing their samples before, entertaining though that might be. In … [Read more...] about Your feedback matters: but does it?, asks David Clayton
By L.M. Sixel Published 11:44 am CDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Steve Ueckert, Staff / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Some people are hiring buying services to help them figure out which electricity plan to buy. Some people are hiring buying services to help them figure out which electricity plan to buy. Photo: Steve Ueckert, Staff / Houston Chronicle Utility regulators: Does Texas really need Power to Choose? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery State regulators adopted modest changes to the electricity shopping website Power to Choose in an effort to protect consumers, but raised the possibility that the state could stop operating the site if its efforts fail to make electricity pricing more transparent and less confusing. At a regular meeting of the Public Utility Commission, commissioners … [Read more...] about Utility regulators: Does Texas really need Power to Choose?