We are constantly bombarded with discussions about fashion models and extreme dieting. But how did our idea of beauty become so distorted?
Check out this video, it may give you a clue:
We’ve often heard it said, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus!!” Now, we all know that this isn’t true! However, men and women do have very different ways of eating, dealing with emotions, and even celebrating!
Women often overeat as an emotional response to something unhappy, whereas men generally overeat in response to something they are happy about! It is also common for women to believe they are overweight, when, in actual fact, they’re not, and for men to think they’re not overweight when they are. Women are also more likely to change their eating habits to prevent a health problem, whereas men often wait until they are presented with a health problem, before they feel the need to make any changes. So, it’s pretty clear that we are different, however this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
But, what happens when men and women move in together – is it really a recipe for becoming overweight? Click to read more…
Meet Brecca, she is a 4 month old Australia Kelpie, and I think she’s absolutely gorgeous! We got her from the RSPCA in March and already she has taken over our home.
Something I’ve noticed since getting a little pup is what a “social catalyst” walking has become. What do I mean by that? Well, now when I walk in my local area, people stop to talk to me, or more accurately, admire Brecca, ask what age she is, or can their children stroke her, and generally pass pleasantries about the weather etc.
This is something which I didn’t expect, and I can see how simply keeping a pet could help to promote a sense of well being as a result of the companionship, and also the increased social interaction that it provides.
Scientific researchers have investigated the belief that owning a pet can help people live longer and feel healthier. Dr. Bernhard Pukay, veterinarian in Ontario says:
British researchers have recently carried out an interesting study, which may contradict the advice some mothers have been giving for years!
They found that certain bacteria contained in soil may have a beneficial impact on people suffering from depression. The study reports that treatment of mice with a “friendly” bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behaviour in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs. The results of the report have been published in the the scientific journal Neuroscience. Click to read more…
Ever wondered why we celebrate Easter with a chocolate egg? Well, from earliest times the egg appears to have signified rebirth and resurrection. The Egyptians buried eggs in their tombs. The Greeks placed eggs on top of graves. The ancient Greeks, Persians and Chinese gave eggs as gifts at their spring festivals.
In addition, the ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with a festival commemorating their goddess, “Eastre” through her earthly symbol the rabbit. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday was merged with the pagan celebration, and became know as “Easter.”
At this time, the meaning of Easter was changed to reflect its new Christian orientation, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, sadly few really understand the true meaning of Easter and it has become a commericalised money making extravaganza for the chocolate companies!
Some chocolatey Easter egg facts: Click to read more…