Thursday, February 23, 2017

5 Subtle Ways Technology Destroys Our Relationships

Do you remember when you were little and you weren't allowed to go near any electronic devices?

You were even forbidden to touch the remote control; it was strictly for adults.

The telephone was also a forbidden treasure; you couldn't go near it unless you were permitted? It was exactly the same for me.

The only time I was allowed to watch TV was when Dad was back from work early. And of course, I watched whatever he considered "best" for me.

I used to watch my dad with disdain whenever he was placing the remote control on the cabinet in the sitting room.

Whenever Dad was at work, I would try to get to the remote control which was always placed on our very tall cabinet.

I would tiptoe, jump, and even use a small chair but my hands could never reach.

After several attempts of climbing up and down, I'll give up and read a book, sleep or visit some friends.

It is a totally different ball game these days. Technology has greatly improved. Almost everyone has access to technology.

Even kids now have access to every gadget in the house. In fact, they operate them better than the adults around them.

Thanks to technology, you can connect with more people and do so more conveniently than any other time in history.

True, social media helps to connect people and encourage friendships but how meaningful are these friendships?

Why is it so challenging to enjoy deep and meaningful relationships?

People have become so self-absorbed and independent to the extent that they prefer their android phones to a friend sitting in the same room with them.

Who is to blame? Technology may be partly to blame! Do you ask how? Let me give you 5 ways technology helps destroy our relationships.

1. Technology Reduces Face-to-Face Interactions:

Texting, chatting, social networking and other social media makes it possible to maintain a friendship without being in someone's presence.

Deep meaningful conversations are becoming a blur; meaningful conversations have been replaced by rapid-fire texts and tweets.

According to Artificial Maturity, "People are having fewer face-to-face interactions.

Everyone is so busy at work and on their phones that they rarely have time to sit each other and talk deeply. People spend more time in front of a screen and less time with each other.

When friends or family eventually get together, their attention is still divided because they are busy replying tweets, posting on Facebook and liking photos.

There is nothing quite the same as face-to-face conversation, where you and another person can observe the subtle nuances of voice tone, facial expression, and body language.

2. Technology Makes Us Lazy:

Do you know how you just want to lie in bed all day and do nothing than press your phone? Why?

Technology actually makes it easier to converse with people even total strangers without using up much energy or needing to travel.

Who needs to physically check up on friends and family when there is technology? A phone call or text would do just fine!

It is so much easier to chat up a friend than visit him or her and spend quality time. Watching TV all day is a lot better than doing house chores. Yep! Blame it on technology.

3. Technology Makes Relationships Seem Closer Than They Really Are:

In some cases, technology can make friendships seem closer than they really are. Recently, I discovered that by chatting my friends to see how they were, I was doing a lot of the work.

Then I stopped chatting them to see how many of them would take the initiative to contact me. Honestly, only a few did.

Obviously, some friends weren't as close as I thought. I also realized I didn't really know much about the people I call friends on Facebook.

But can't texting and social media help you keep in touch with people and thereby strengthen your friendships?

Yes--- especially if you also have an offline relationship with those people. Social media merely builds bridges to others without drawing you closer to them.

4. Technology Has Greatly Reduced Traditional Methods Of Communication:

Do people still write letters? Do they still have pen pals? God! I miss those good old days of letter writing and having pen pals.

Old-fashioned as it may seem, letter writing sends the message that you care enough about someone to give him or her your undivided attention.

That kind of special attention is rare in today's busy world.

How about cards? Do people still give cards as gifts on Easter day, Christmas day, Thanksgiving day and Valentine's day? If they do, it would be a handful of people.

5. Technology Promotes Falsehood And A Fake Lifestyle:

Okay! So technology doesn't necessarily compel people to portray false lifestyles on Social media but it somehow promotes it.

Some people who appear so popular on Social media and have a huge followership are actually just regular people with regular lifestyles in reality.

Technology simply magnifies their personality and popularity. Some people even go as far as posing with assets that they do not own in real life.

People exhibit fake lifestyles on Social media as opposed to their real lives.

Yes, technology helps you connect easily with more people all over the world. Still, the relationships you have might seem rather shallow.

Real friendship involves more than just keeping in touch. It requires that you and your friend display love, empathy, patience, forgiveness and support.

I think our relationships were better before we had technology. What do you think?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Natural Remedies: The Best Way To Treat Yeast Infection

Have you ever had a yeast infection?

You know that uncomfortable and unbearable itch that seems delicious to scratch but ends up leaving you with wounds?

Sometimes, it feels as if something is moving all over your v~gina and you can't seem to make it stop no matter how many times you shower.

Yeast infections are often accompanied by a thick, odourless discharge which has a cottage cheese-like consistency.

It is usually itchy, discomforting and even painful.

Yeast infections can occur in men, but women are usually the most common victims to a yeast infection.

What Really Is A Yeast Infection?

A yeast infection is a fungus that forms when the good bacteria in the body is taken over by bad bacteria.

The good bacteria present in our body helps balance the yeast, but when the good bacteria are taken over by bad bacteria; yeast starts to build and forms a yeast infection.

Symptoms of a v~ginal yeast infection include: itching, but burning, discharge, and pain during urination or intercourse.

It is usually a very painful and uncomfortable condition that can actually be caused by antibiotics.

Some women surprisingly find themselves with a yeast infection just after taking antibiotics.

Personally, I prefer using home remedies to treat yeast infections first before going to the doctor.

Here is a list of home remedies I've used to treat my yeast infection symptoms quickly and effectively.

Number one might just blow you away.

~Garlic~  is one of the most powerful and most effective ingredients used in killing active yeast in the body.

I've used this home remedy many times and it has really worked like magic. You will need some garlic cloves from your kitchen or the market.

Okay. So, this might sound absolutely crazy, but you need to do it if you want to get rid of your yeast infection.

After you take a bath, peel one garlic clove and insert it into the v~gina. You can do this thrice a day or every few hours to soothe the pain.

Another method to try is crushing some garlic cloves and placing them in a pot of boiling water.

Allow it to boil for 10-15 minutes, strain and drink the lukewarm water. You can also use the water to wash your v~gina.

~Apple Cider Vinegar~ 
is another great home remedy that helps to treat a yeast infection.

Apple cider vinegar kills yeast and also helps with relieving pain from the symptoms of a yeast infection.

Pour a cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath. Soak in the warm bath for about 30 minutes.

It is soothing and relaxing while clearing up the yeast.

~Yogurt~ do you know that Yogurt has properties of good bacteria? Yes, it does and good bacteria is what we need to fight off yeast.

The best yogurt to use is the plain and unsweetened yogurt which contains a large amount of good bacteria.

Drink a cup of yogurt at least 2-3 times a day to eradicate the yeast infection.

You can also try your hand at making your own homemade yogurt. Yogurt is great in destroying unwanted yeast in your body.

~Tea Tree Oil~
can also be very effective as a home remedy for treating yeast infections.

Mix a cup of tea tree oil with rubbing alcohol, pour the mixture into a dropper and apply it inside the affected area.

You can also soak a tampon in the mixture and insert it into the affected area.

I've heard some women use coconut oil and cranberries to treat yeast infections. How about you?

Which home remedies do you use to treat yeast infections?

Monday, February 13, 2017

7 Thoughtful Gifts To Get For Your Blogger Girlfriend On Val's Day

Yesterday, I was surfing the net in search of blog post ideas for valentine. I saw a lot of articles already written on gift ideas, date night ideas and recipes for valentine.

Most of the gifts were regular gifts couples buy for each other; flowers, perfume, jewellery, clothes, cards and accessories.

When I was done surfing, I was overwhelmed with conflicting ideas that I didn't know what to write on for this valentine.

Finally, a thought came in this morning! Do people give gifts on Valentine because they see it as a tradition they must obey?

Thursday, February 02, 2017

How To Create a Badass Fitness Workout Routine That Absolutely Works

                           ~Guest Post~

It is very good to keep fit (jogging, working out at home or the gym, eating healthy and so on) because of the many health benefits that come with it.

But many a time, people start a fitness program with the thought that the journey to those fitness goals is going to be a rosy one.

By the time they attempt some programs for one or two weeks, they lose enthusiasm because of the type of discipline, patience and consistency required in order to start seeing the results on their body.



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