Aug 262014
 
17 Bereavement Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

These bereavement gift ideas will help you show your sympathy when a friend experiences the loss of a mother. The first bereavement gifts are for close friends, and the rest of the gift ideas are for people you don’t know well. Whether your friend is a water-cooler acquaintance or a best friend, you’ll find something in this list to help

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Aug 252014
 
10 Tips for Finding a Washing Machine Repairman

Learn how to find a good washing machine repairman and ensure his work will last, based on my experience getting a Whirlpool washer fixed. These tips on how to protect yourself from a bad washing machine repairman will help you protect yourself from a shady repairman. The washer door seal on my Whirlpool washing machine popped

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Aug 242014
 
20 Breast Cancer Surgery Recovery Gifts

After breast cancer surgery, the best gift promotes healing. These breast cancer surgery recovery gift ideas range from healing yoga for breast cancer to mastectomy bras, and all the gift ideas for breast cancer surgery recovery are based on an oncologist’s instructions for post-mastectomy healing. The Yoga for Breast Cancer DVD for Patients and Survivors is very

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Aug 212014
 
How to Help Your Mom Move to an Adult Group Home

Whether your mom is coping with dementia or schizophrenia, these tips for helping parents move to adult group homes might help you survive the transition. My mom has schizophrenia, and is facing a difficult move to a group home. This is the first time she’s lived with other people, and it won’t be easy. If

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Jul 192013
 
How to Meet People When Travelling Alone

Meeting people has never been a problem for me when I travel alone, so when one of my readers asked for tips, I jumped at the chance to write this article! I enjoy travelling with friends and family, but there’s something about travelling alone that perks me up in a special sorta way. I love

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Jul 172013
 
How to Become an Independent Teenager

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. Here’s what she said: “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling. I have to live with her, and

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Jul 152013
 
How to Find Health Information for Refugees in Vancouver

A Vancouver-based website provides health information for refugees from other countries, to make it easier to get medical care in British Columbia. “Refugees already have so many barriers. There’s the barrier of language, cultural barriers, living below the poverty level,” says Dr Martina Scholtens, who created RefugeeHealth.ca. “Refugees generally come from a huge background of

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Jul 062013
 
How to Ask for Help When You’re Depressed

Asking for help for depression can be difficult, but it’s the best way to move past your helpless, hopeless mood. Here’s how to reach out and get the help you need. How do you know if you’re depressed? If your feelings of lethargy, sadness, isolation, and hopelessness don’t go away. “Grief comes and goes, but

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Jul 062013
 
Treat Depression Naturally With These Foods for Depression

Certain foods fight depression by increasing the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine. These six foods are a natural treatment for depression for some people – but not everyone. What you eat has a direct effect on your mood – and certain foods can even treat depressed feelings. Depression can be caused by low serotonin and

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Jul 032013
 
Signs of a Burnout at Work

The longer it takes to recognize a burnout at work, the harder it’ll be to bounce back. These signs of work burn out will help you recognize what you need to do to take care of yourself. Your emotions, relationships, cognitive abilities, and physical health will tell you what you need to know. Those four

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