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10 Superfoods You Should Already Be Eating

Superfoods To Be Eating

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“1. Kale: is having its moment in the spotlight, and for good reason. While all leafy greens are healthy, kale is the real nutrient kicker. MindBodyGreen says this leafy green is chock full of iron, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and K. Add some to your morning smoothie, toss it with veggies for the perfect lunch, or drizzle olive oil and salt and bake it to make kale chips. Trust us, you’ll never go back to boring bagged potato chips again — and this version is actually good for you.”

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“2. Chia Seeds: These seeds date back to the Mayans and the Aztecs but have recently gained popularity again. Regardless of their origin, chia seeds are a complete protein and something vegetarians should always look out for, as they contain all of the essential amino acids. As Lindsey Duncan explained on The Dr. Oz Show’s website, they also boast fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Everyone from Giada De Laurentiis to at-home chefs are talking about chia seed pudding as the perfect breakfast food, but you can also add it to smoothies or salads.”

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“3. Goji Berries: Feeling under the weather? Add these to a cup of green tea and you’ll have a throat-soothing drink packed with vitamin C (more than an orange, according to Real Raw Food). Goji berries also pack a punch with beta-carotene, vitamin E, and antioxidants. Warning: Goji berries can be slightly bitter, so it is best to pair them with a flavor you enjoy. Your best bet it to treat them like other dried fruits and add them to yogurt, cereal or salads.”

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4 Ways You Can Be A Kick-Ass Feminist

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I’m thinking the Internet needs some pro-girl writing right about now. Because the comments on every article even remotely related to gender is scaring the shit out of me. As women, I think it’s our responsibility to stick together and prove that we’re not the entitled brats incapable of critical thought that certain people accuse us of being, but the capable, curious, and independent-minded citizens whom generations of women fought for our right to be. There’s some great women who are doing each of these things already. Let’s use them as role models, to show all the things we’ve accomplished and are standing up for.

1. Don’t Let Guys Treat You Like A Piece of Ass

In this case I mean literally. I was at a bar and this guy grabbed my ass. Because I’ve been of childbearing age for quite some time, I’ve gotten used to the assumption that…

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Demand that People with Mental Illness Be Treated with Respect

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MoveOn.org Petition

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Helping Families In Mental Crisis

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CHECK OUT THIS SITE: MoveOn.org. It’s a place where you can sign a petition that demands that people with mental illness be treated with respect. I’ve already signed, won’t you?

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5 Instances In Which Women Can Be Kinder To Each Other

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Kind Campaign: what a revolutionary idea. Though this movement for the abolition of damaging societal interactions between females shouldn’t be necessary, it’s drawing light to an issue that’s been both trivialized and sensationalized for decades: girls and women can be inextricably, injuriously mean to one another, and we’ve let it go on for far too long.

It strikes me as somewhat ironic that it took the plugging of a prominent male actor for the organization to garner its present booming attention, but I digress.

Mean girls doing mean things. These behaviors don’t have to be explicit; if you’ve ever been looked up and down upon walking into your favorite coffee shop, “accidentally” bumped in the school hallways or had a vicious rumor about you come straight from the mouth of another lady, you’ve experienced the inspiration for Kind Campaign.

High school is one hell of an example; some of the…

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A way to be on this earth and not shy away from the pain

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

green earthBy Jen Peer Rich

Wow. Just wow! A wave of gratitude arriving on the shores of a radical earth based faith that is lived, a faith that is in and of itself, nature being natural. Nature engages constantly with itself like this.

I’ll share here that there is this heartbreak in me, a general sadness and despair I feel about many of the issues we face as a collective earth and as a human species. The suffering on this planet often overwhelms me. I sense along with many other animals that whether by natural events or by our own human hands, probably a convergence of both, this earth our home and everything that lives on it is in for massive changes and challenges in the next century and we will need new ways to engage on this planet if we are to make it without devolving into a big ugly…

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Can Feeling Too Good Be a Bad Thing?

Positive Emotion in Bipolar Disorder

 

Positive emotions like joy and compassion are good for your mental and physical health, and help foster creativity and friendship. But people with bipolar disorder seem to have too much of a good thing. In a new article to be published in the August issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologist June Gruber of Yale University considers how positive emotion may become negative in bipolar disorder.

One of the characteristics of bipolar disorder is the extreme periods of positive mood, or mania. People in the grip of mania also have increased energy, sleep less, and experience extreme self-confidence. At first glance, this may sound good and even desirable. However, during these times of mania, people with bipolar disorder often take dangerous risks, run up their credit card debt, and wreak havoc in marriages. “The fact that positive emotion has gone awry is something unique about bipolar disorder, as almost all other emotional disorders are characterized by difficulties in negative emotions” Gruber says.

Gruber points out that positive emotions are problematic for people with bipolar disorder even when they’re not experiencing mania. Gruber has studied people whose bipolar disorder is in remission and found that they still experience more positive emotions than people who have never had bipolar disorder. More positive emotions may not sound like a bad thing, but there are times when these positive emotions aren’t appropriate. “In our work, those with bipolar disorder continue to report greater positive emotions whether it’s a positive film, very sad film clip of a child crying over his father’s death, and even disgusting films involving someone digging through feces” she says. In more recent work Gruber and her colleagues have found they still feel good even if a close romantic partner tells them something sad face to face, they still feel good. “It’s rose-colored glasses gone too far.”

 

 

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Can Ayurveda Be Your Spiritual Guide?

Is Ayurveda For You?

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IMG_3032.JPG“Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of healing which essentially provides us with the perception of holistic healing i.e. healing on all the arenas of wellbeing comprising the body, the mind and also the soul. In other words the holistic wisdom of Ayurveda counsels about adapting the right everyday lifestyle, with the aim of staying clear of lifestyle ailments, as well as enjoying the fruit of natural wellbeing and longevity.”

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“Ayurveda’s holistic guidance lays emphasis not only on all that is beneficial for the body, but it also sets norms for what needs to be discouraged or prohibited on moral, health and spiritual grounds.”

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