I have a friend I've never seen

However, for infections along the gumline, a good old myrrh tincture can't be beaten. You can still find it in many pharmacies and in a few drug stores as well. Sage can battle bacteria as well as viruses. As a wash or in (foot) baths it stops excessive sweating. It …

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I was always thinking of games that I was playing?

Nathan Scott In the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, 1,500 top educators from around the world sit rapt while Doug Ross describes the future. Ross, then Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training in the Clinton administration, is delivering the closing address to the 1994 international conference A …

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Having to have the very best

That makes no sense at all. However, a few precautions did exist: babies were not supposed to sleep in cribs made from elder wood because a bush that is so closely associated with fairies holds much of their energy. This affects the little ones more than adults and it could …

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Never having time to do the test

The other self of me--my personality--is based on my early training, indoctrination, and conditioning, such as the thinking and beliefs of my parents, relatives, teachers, and others, who implanted fears, superstitions, and other false beliefs in my mind when I was too young to reject them. I can change this …

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You don't know which drug is right

These two very different stories show that it does not matter whether you meet at sixteen or at sixty. What really matters is a willingness to take your chances when they happen. If you are true to your values and you take your chances, you may even look back and …

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We won't have to wait

When you judge others as having it worse than you, you may even feel relief at your own relative good fortune. Or maybe you feel some form of aversion: pity for their plight, fear that their unfortunate lot in life may one day be your own, or unspoken anger at …

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Moonlight has magic through the window

A young lady told me of a remarkable answer she received in a dream. At night as she went to sleep, she affirmed, Infinite Intelligence in my subconscious mind reveals to me the answer regarding my proposed marriage to ____. During the night she had a rather strange dream …

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The grass is always greener on the other side

You will have consciously entered into union with the Higher Self, and then all the Divine forces will hasten to minister to your eternal joy. What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them (Mark 11:24). Find Answers in Dreams …

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You can pretend that it won't mean a thing when it's gone

In any case, it is estimated that one in every four deaths is caused by drugs and alcohol, according to the World Health Organization. My guess is that the true number is actually higher, with some deaths being attributed to other causes (injuries sustained in a car accident). It is …

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We cling so closely together

One of his congregants had asked him to banish a negative energy from his home. The pastor was--to put it mildly--astonished at this request. But instead of explanations he was told by the congregants (who were clearly disappointed with the pastor's lacking abilities) that his predecessor had done this with …

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Seeing it but not being touched by it

If your workout is dependent on the weather, have a backup in mind in case conditions are not favorable. For instance, if you always walk in your neighborhood, have a yoga mat and a DVD at home in case rain interrupts your plans. USE A STANDING OR TREADMILL DESK AND …

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Become more fully conscious of your own being

PROBLEMATIC INGROWN HAIRS, known as pseudofolliculitis (and pseudofolliculitis barbae for the beard area), or more commonly as razor bumps' orshaving bumps'. This inflammation of the hair follicles and the surrounding area is due to hair being trapped in the follicle. It is caused when fragile Afro hair is removed …

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Learn the Language of Your Soul

Ever notice there are some people who just have that thing? My old best friend, Diane, and I used to call it the gift. He's got the gift, she'd observe. These people are certain; It's empowering, timeless, and endless, and if you're fortunate enough to catch it, it's contagious. Well …

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A new way to look at food groups

You have to push through. How often in life have you been overwhelmed? Maybe you have two kids in the backseat, one is crying and sick, the other seems fine but she's been quieter than usual. Meanwhile, you teach class in 30 minutes and you're supposed to drop off the …

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Forging Mettle

Bad sleep has also been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In a study, University of Chicago researchers suppressed deep sleep in a group of healthy young adults. After just 3 nights of deep-sleep suppression, the subjects became less sensitive to insulin by an amount comparable to …

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How to Be Close to Your Friends

However, they accumulate an oxygen debt, which must be repaid with periods of rest. That oxygen deficit causes the sense of fatigue you experience when you exercise a muscle. Of course, your diaphragm is only a small portion of your total muscle mass. However, you have a much larger group …

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Is That Clear?

Here's the trick. Just don't eat that big hunk of dough at the base of the triangle. Put it in your starch pile. If you do that, you reduce the glycemic load by about two-thirds. That means you can eat three slices without exceeding the glycemic load of a slice …

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Here Comes the Judge

I'd be putting my wine in the fridge to chill. I would try to reason with myself. I'd think, Well, everyone else drinks like me. But, while the partying I did was just like everyone else, I was pretty secretive when it came to the drinking far too much while …

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Make it Happen

Spoon and spread the hummus in each pita half and stuff with the cucumber, tomato, and lettuce. Per serving: 296 calories 11 g protein 36 g carbohydrates 14 g total fat 2 g saturated fat 12 g fiber 797 mg sodium ROAST BEEF AND MANGO ROLL-UPS PUTTING FRUIT in these …

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As Good As Gold

But remember, for it to work as a starch blocker, you need to take it before eating starch, not afterward. Research has shown that consuming a full-size cucumber pickle before eating starch significantly reduces the after-meal blood sugar level. That's not surprising, considering that pickles are full of vinegar and …

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From Hope to Change

Maybe once or twice a year I drink two bottles in a sitting. I made the quick realisation that if I drink too much wine at night I don't sleep. And in order to be able to do my job I need to sleep. So I've managed to rein it …

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We've Been Duped

It is valid to persuade people to do something and it is not always inherently harmful. U ltimately, you can look at persuasion in two ways: It can be seen within the context of the principles of persuasion, which are six principles that are incredibly powerful. These principles define the …

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An intelligent and knowledgeable friend

After a year of envisioning himself wearing these coats of color every morning, and working with a therapist, he proudly announced that his life included friends and fun. Looking over the stream afterward, we could truly see the difference. Although there had been plastic litter all over it to start …

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Use this approach in your own studies

Because the results of animal studies are insufficient to know how a drug will affect humans, a biotech needs to create a drug for testing in humans. The drug must be based on analogs since natural systems and organisms themselves cannot be patented, but even if they could be patented …

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What Can You Do to Improve Your Willpower?

Ideally, all longevity scientists are looking for innovations to speed up our ability to identify indications, complete the necessary research, and begin phase-one and phase-two clinical trials. But none of that work will lead to actual drug development without large sums of money, so scientists need investors with big visions …

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Excessive feelings of shame, depression, or anxiety

After the meeting, Robert Temple, deputy center director for clinical science for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, commented for Ron Howard's The Age of Aging, a documentary about the science of aging: Loss of muscle tone, dizziness, falling, dementia, loss of eyesight, all those things--to [approach] them …

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Spirit of Self-Help

I mean, I called it unrealistic, but it was supported by her lifetime of experiences. Hand in hand with her optimism was a refusal to take things more seriously than necessary--a refusal to take on more stress than necessary. In that regard, she and Jerry--both participants in our study of …

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Personality Myth

Having searched for flowers, it was time for us to plant our own. Gathering the kids around an empty patch of dirt, the instructor knelt down with a trowel. Just dig up a little bit of dirt, she said as she pushed some soil aside. Take a few flower seeds …

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E-Squared

Handing each kid an empty egg carton, the instructor said, Find up to twelve different colors of flowers. Roaming the space, the kids kept a look out for a variety of colors. Among the green leaves, picking out purple, red, yellow, and white flowers took a keen eye and close …

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Sometimes You Shouldn't Listen

I was absorbing my parents' toxic energy and sending love to them in response, losing ground in my own body through this process. If we're really struggling with a physical disorder, it's important to discover the root cause. Using the exercise Uncovering Your Storyline in article 4, you can search …

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From Hope to Change

Affirm that the other person is also a fully developed and loving spiritual being. Sense the presence of his or her spirit inside and engage with it. Feel how the unhealthy connections release and only love remains. Call upon the presence of the Divine, which immediately shifts the situation into …

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Interest is Life

If you create an emotional, intellectual bond with someone before you create a physical one, your relationship will stand a much better chance. After all: it's super easy to have sex. It's not easy to find someone you cherish, and respect, and admire, who makes you laugh and think and …

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Are you sure it will ever really happen?

Soon you find that you are wearing the glasses the whole time, when the truth is that you could see perfectly well without them. This ability is called theory of mind. It means to be aware of the fact that other people's mental states, such as their wishes and intentions …

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Sour Exercise

It's a lot easier, and much more comfortable, to reel it in so that you fit in. Pleasing the (average-performing) crowd is something you simply can't worry about. It's made me less likely to take the risk of putting something out in the world that others might object to, and …

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