TEN Early Symptoms Of Dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thinking, communicating, and memory. Possible causes of dementia include: Alzheimer’s disease, which is the leading cause of dementia brain damage due to injury or stroke Huntington’s disease Lewy body dementia SYMPTOMS Symptoms of dementia If you or your loved one is experiencing memory problems, don’t immediately conclude that it’s dementia. A person needs to have at […]

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Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Caring about someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) tosses you on a roller coaster ride from being loved and lauded to abandoned and bashed. Having BPD is no picnic, either. You live in unbearable psychic pain most of the time, and in severe cases, on the border between reality and psychosis. Your illness distorts your perceptions, causing antagonistic behavior and making the world a perilous place. The pain and terror of abandonment and feeling unwanted can be so great that […]

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Why Do Narcissists and Sociopaths Cheat?

Narcissistic infidelity differs from “normal” cheating, because a narcissist feels no shame or remorse for what they’ve done. In fact, they convince themselves it’s your fault, and actually lead the new partner to believe they’re a victim of you. A narcissist will talk about marriage and having kids with you, while sleeping with another person. They’ll give you the silent treatment and punish you, trying to make you feel bad for their own bad behavior. Survivors often wonder “why wasn’t […]

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How I Cured My Chronic Pain with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

For most of my life, I ate the standard American diet and meals that were heavy in meat and processed foods. About four years ago, I decided to go vegan for the animals. I stopped eating meat and dairy products for ethical reasons, but my lifelong allergies went away soon after I went vegan! It was an unexpected and happy surprise. Although I was vegan, I was far from a healthy eater. I ate a lot of processed foods, potato chips, convenience […]

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Exclusively Vegan Beauty Brands

All right, all you Level 5 Vegans – sure, there are lots of cruelty-free brands lists floating around on the interwebs, but this list of exclusively vegan beauty brands is especially for you! There’s nothing sweeter than having to skip reading ingredient labels at the store when you already know a specific brand is 100% against animal testing and is completely free of all animal-derived ingredients. Can I get an AMEN?! 😀 If you haven’t quite made the vegan plunge but most definitely wanna support […]

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HOW OUR VEGAN DIET MADE US ILL

One morning over breakfast, Holly Paige looked at her daughter and realised things weren’t right. Lizzie should have been flourishing. Instead, her cheeks were pinched, she was small for her age, and although she had skinny arms and legs, her belly was big and swollen. When Lizzie smiled, Paige suddenly noticed her upper front teeth were pitted with holes. “I was absolutely horrified,” recalls Paige. At the time, Paige was feeding them what she thought was the most nutritious diet […]

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The empathy map of the world: US ranks seventh while Ecuador and Saudi Arabia top the table in results even the researchers admit are ‘surprising

The United States is one of the most empathetic countries in the world, according to a new study – but it falls behind Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, and Peru. Researchers surveyed more than 104,000 people from 63 countries, measuring their compassion for others and tendency to imagine others’ point of view. The results come as a surprise even to the researchers, who note that some of the top ranking countries have long been tied to ‘aggression and wars.’ Researchers from Michigan […]

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11 Reasons why Sensory Marketing makes Business Sense

The world today is overcrowded with businesses and brands vying for out attention, so how can a business gain attention and be remembered? One way is to market through the senses. Brand value is strongly driven by the experience of using the brand – for example, the sensory experience of Unilever Dove is worth over $100 million of the brand’s value according to one research company. Why is sensory marketing such a valuable asset for businesses and brands? 1) Brand […]

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These Signs Could Mean You Have A Deadly Blood Clot

We need our blood to clot in order to live. Blood clots are most often a good thing, like when they keep us from bleeding to death after a minor scrape on our leg, for example. But blood clots can also be very bad news—deadly, in fact. When you have an open wound, your blood vessels narrow so that you don’t lose blood. Then, platelets form clumps of blood (aka clots) around the wound. A special protein solidifies the clump to […]

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dyslexia

These days there is a lot of information circulating about dyslexia, yet the average person still knows very little about this very common condition. With your help we can change that. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about dyslexia. 1. As many as 1 in 5 people have dyslexia A lot of people don’t know how surprisingly common dyslexia really is. As much as 20% of the general population has dyslexia, and that number is pretty uniform from region […]

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