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
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WELLNESS 05/14/2018 02:55 pm ET Here's what you need to know. By Fiona Tapp Anxiety affects almost all of us in small ways. Before giving a speech or doing something new, we might feel unsure, unprepared or nervous. Some of those feelings may well manifest in physical symptoms like shortness of breath, clammy hands or headaches. However, to people who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or who experience panic attacks, anxiety is so much more than simply feeling overwhelmed. It can be totally debilitating. Typical treatments for anxiety usually center around either therapy, medication or both. This includes talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy, and medications like benzodiazepines, antidepressants, beta blockers and SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). But non-pharmaceutical solutions are also becoming more popular, especially as new research on them emerges. Case in point: CBD products. First things first: What actually … [Read more...] about Does CBD Really Work For Anxiety?
EIGHTY years after the launch of white chocolate experts have unveiled a fourth version of the treat. Ruby chocolate - which is naturally PINK - has been launched to change the way people think about confectionery. What exactly is Ruby chocolate and what does it taste like? Ruby chocolate was first unveiled in China by the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate products. It is made from the Ruby cocoa bean which has an intense fruity taste and characteristic pinkish colour. The pink hue comes after the beans have gone through a unique process to unlock flavour and colour tones. The distinctive cocoa beans are grown across the world including the Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Brazil. Its invention is the work of researchers from choc giant Barry Callebaut, based in France and Belgium . The "fourth type in chocolate" offers a totally new taste experience, which is not bitter, milky or sweet. Those behind its launch say it is has a combination of … [Read more...] about What is ruby chocolate, what does it taste like and when are pink KitKats available in the UK?
My favorite backpack is one that I definitely should have tossed three years ago when it was eaten by squirrels at the bottom of a climbing crag. But instead I patched it up, and have used it happily ever since—why? Because it is a good pack. The Timbuk2 Rapid Pack ($89 at amazon.com) lacks the frayed edges, mysterious stains (and possible rabies) of my old favorite, but I sense that it has the potential to join its ranks. The Rapid Pack is simple without being basic, light without being flimsy, and has all the right pockets in all the right places. In the last two weeks alone, I’ve used it as a carry on, a bike commuting bag, a hiking pack, and a purse. I’ve even crumpled it up and used it as padding for fragile gear inside a bigger bag. Inside the main compartment you’ll find two ample shoe pockets along with one padded pocket across the back for a 13" laptop. This laptop sleeve can also hold a 2L hydration bladder, and a port for the hose near … [Read more...] about The Timbuk2 Rapid Pack Is a Bike Bag That, Finally, Does It All
One way or another, you’ve probably heard of the Zone Diet.Maybe it was through one of its celebrity followers; Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Demi Moore have all been rumored to be fans. Maybe you overheard people talking about it at your local CrossFit box; the CrossFit Journal once wrote that the Zone Diet “closely models optimal nutrition."Either way, the Zone Diet was created by Barry Sears, Ph.D, formerly a research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to help people lose weight and lower their risk of chronic disease by reducing diet-induced inflammation.According to Sears, “the zone” is a physiological state in which your body is primed to control inflammation. It’s determined by three clinical markers (all of which can be measured either by your doctor or through a test available on the diet’s website) that measure insulin and other inflammation-promoting hormones. By … [Read more...] about People Have Been Obsessed With The Zone Diet For Years—But Does It Really Work?