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?
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
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?