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Valerie Soleil is a writer with over 5 years of experience and holds a bachelor's degree in law and a B.A. in Psychology. She is a health & fitness enthusiast who constantly expands her knowledge about the latest trends in fitness and nutrition. Some of the activities Valerie is particularly passionate about are traveling and reading because they help her broaden her horizons. When she's not writing or researching, you will most probably find her working out in the gym or enjoying a walk with her dog. Connect with Valerie on Facebook and Twitter.

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Economically Heat Your Home

As sure as the night follows the day, energy prices seem to rise year after year. Because of this, you have to be more frugal with how you heat your home. For many people, this means simply not heating their homes as much and simply putting up with the cold, this can be detrimental to health and those seriously struggling to pay energy…

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How to Improve Your Home and Well-being with Himalayan Salt Lamps

With the changing of seasons, come increased allergies, colds, the flu virus, and the dreaded “winter blues.” You may do your part to prevent these conditions with proper handwashing, diet, rest, and exercise for example, but there happens to be another relaxing and fun way to increase your well-being and prevent illness, Himalayan salt lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are a great addition to…

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Study: Marijuana Helps Smokers Cope with Negative Emotions

When it comes to marijuana, there are many different patterns of use. For those who smoke on a regular basis, there may be surprising reasons for this frequency. In fact, the reason may just be that marijuana smokers encounter less negative feelings when partaking of this herb. The reason for the reduction in negative feelings is the chemical THC. This chemical actually increases the…

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5 Apps To Help You Manage Your Life

For many people, apps have become part of life, even without realizing many people use apps nearly every day for a plethora of reasons, from listening to music on the go to play games and automating their homes. Apps are extremely useful, but can they go beyond being useful, can they actually help you to manage your life, saving you time, increasing productivity…

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Salt Water-Powered Supercar Quant e-Sportlimousine Approved for EU Roads

A car called the Quant e-Sportlimousine and presented at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show is the first electric car powered by saltwater and is now certified for use on European public roads. "For the first time an automobile featuring flow-cell electric drive will appear on Germany’s roads," said Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technical officer at NanoFlowcell, a company that designed the car. "We…

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Celery Seed: Lifting Flavour and Lowering Blood Pressure

Who doesn’t love celery? It adds a crunchy texture to salads and aromatic intensity of flavor to all kinds of soups and stews. But there’s another way to deliver that spicy flavor, with even more intensity and to a much wider range of foods. It’s celery seed, a spice that’s easily available but sadly under-used. The spice with the misleading name. It seems…

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Lessons from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT has long been a favorite of psychologists and therapists worldwide. If you went to see your family doctor because of problems with stress or anxiety it is highly likely that they would recommend a program of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Despite this, some of the simple techniques from CBT that you can make use of for yourself are not…

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Live Consciously: Why You Should Be Aware of Your Thoughts and Actions

Why is it important to live consciously? How does one affect the world when he lives consciously? And why you should be aware of your thoughts and actions? Any situation in which the world is, it’s most likely to be the result of our thoughts and thus of our behaviors, which at the higher percentage are unconscious. The whole of humanity is something…

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How to use Mindfulness Meditation to get a Better Night’s Sleep

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation has been increasingly adopted by the western world as evidence of its benefit has spread. As well as hundreds of years of endorsement by the Buddhist monks who utilize mindfulness meditation on a daily basis, western medicine has conducted empirical research into mindfulness meditation that shows how it can be beneficial for us all on a practical…

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10 Unexpected Benefits of Daily Sex

Having regular sex will improve your health, relax you and help you get to sleep. So if you switch up regular sex to daily sex then all these unexpected benefits of having sex will lead you to live a healthy and happy life. 1. Exercise Don’t forget that sex is a form of exercise, you’ll have noticed that your heart rate will increase…

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