If you are a woman reaching a certain age, you might be wondering about the menopause. For example, when does the menopause start and is it the same for every woman? The answer, as with everything about the human body, is not simple. There are average ages for the onset of the menopause, normally between 44 and 55 years. But it can vary immensely between women. Some women start the menopause in their early thirties, whereas others don’t have symptoms until they are fifty. So
Attachment disorder in adults typically starts during our most formative years in childhood. It can be due to poor attachments to our mothers and fathers, which can include poor parenting or separation such as divorce or death. It can also be due to physical or sexual abuse. We learn from our primary caregivers how to form meaningful relationships so if they, for whatever reason, are poor examples, it’s no wonder we struggle when we are older. Adult attachment disorder in adults can show up in
More and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle these days. So why has a vegan lifestyle become so popular and is it something we should all consider? Veganism seems to be in the news every week. Only yesterday, vegan protesters blocked the meat aisles in a well-known UK supermarket. Some food experts are describing veganism as the ‘biggest rising food trend of 2018’. Searches for ‘plant-based’ foods have increased. Moreover, just over 3% of the UK’s population is now either vegetarian or vegan. The
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Anyone that is concerned with the environment will recognize this phrase. But what does it mean in practice? What is the best way to reduce, reuse, recycle? Should we be reducing and reusing more or concentrating on recycling what we use? It can be confusing. But with growing concern about climate change, it is crucial to understand each one clearly and, more importantly, which one is best. A recent Facebook post suggested we should stop recycling and start reducing our use of
Even in extreme weather conditions, human beings are pretty resourceful creatures. Thanks to modern technology we are able to inhabit some of the most inhospitable places on earth. However, there are some places on our planet that are simply too cold or just too hot for human habitation. In these conditions, even the hardiest of us would struggle. There is a growing worry that extreme weather on earth is becoming more frequent. Of course, if this is true, we will have to cope with even
There are many reasons why we should know how to compost. If you’re reading this, however, chances are you’re already aware of them. For anyone that doesn’t know, here are just some of the reasons why it is becoming essential for us to know how to compost: Why we all should know how to compost In the US, 20% of a typical landfill is made up of food waste. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year. When this food
It’s difficult enough describing true love, but what about fake love? No one wants to think they’re in a fake relationship, but some people can be pretty devious. If you suspect there’s something not quite right in your relationship but you can’t put your finger on it, it could be a sign of fake love. “Spend your time with those who love you unconditionally, not with those who only love you under certain conditions.” – Suzy Kassem So what exactly are we talking about when
There’s a huge difference between male and female body language signs of attraction. Evolutionary scientists believe both sexes evolved differently when it comes to picking up on the signs of sexual interest. This is why there is such a disparity between male and female body language signs of attraction. Men are programmed to seek out many partners. This is so their genes will survive after they’ve gone. Men have the advantage in that they don’t have to stay after the birth and raise the child.