Dolphins in Captivity

27-Aug-2014

Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) are the most well-known species of dolphins around. Dolphins, as well as other (marine) mammals are kept in captivity for entertainment as well as for research purposes. However, many animal lovers say that it is cruel to keep wild animals in captivity. There are two sides to the argument. On one hand, keeping animals in captivity is for the sake of educating the public on the wildlife habits as well as environmental issues. By doing so, the public becomes more compassionate towards these animals. Furthermore, these animals are often held captive for the purpose of studies and observation. Being able to understand the behavior of dolphins would aid to formulate more ways that would benefit the animals in the wild.

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Inspire, Eco-living, Health

Massages – Do They Relax More Than Just Your Muscles?

26-Aug-2014

Most people are aware of the benefits massage hold for your muscles and to relieve pain. But did you know that massage also has an emotional dimension and can benefit your mind?

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Philosophy, Psychology, Health, Overcoming Depression

Fudgy Cacao Energy Balls Recipe

25-Aug-2014

One of the first recipes that I was dying to try out when I started my raw vegan diet were these cacao energy/protein balls that are supposed to be a great snack in between meals and post or pre workout.

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Raw

News Toxicity: Are You Poisoning Your Mind?

22-Aug-2014

How much news do you consume on a daily basis? Are you a news junkie or do you take small bites? This week I wanted to look at how news can actually make us take on a more pessimistic view of life and even trigger depression and low moods. It’s not surprising, given that our environment has the ability to lift or lower us. And news is part of our environment if we choose to make it so.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Top 10 Anti-Aging Herbs and Spices

21-Aug-2014

Unfortunately life starts to get a bit harder as we age, we might develop certain diseases/conditions, our skin begins to wrinkle, our sleep cycle becomes hectic and more! There are ways to counter this however, we can supplement with herbs and spices to increase our health and appearance. We'll go through 10 in this article.

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Health, Beauty, Natural Remedies, Nutrition

Managing Migraines

20-Aug-2014

If you've ever had a migraine you must know how awful and painful it can be. When migraines become regular it can seriously lower your quality of life and even make way for depression. As with all health problems, prevention is better than cure so I've put together a list of things to help prevent a migraine. Please remember, however, that everyone is different and some things which may have worked for me may not work or work differently for you.

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Overcoming Depression, Health, Natural Remedies

Benefits of Eating Wild Rice

19-Aug-2014

Wild rice is a special type of edible grass. It is an excellent low fat, high fiber grain. The rice has a dark chocolate-like color. It has a nutty, smoky taste due to the outer case it retains after harvesting. A 100 gram portion of the rice provides 100 calories. It is a good source of carbohydrates, which supply energy to the body. It contains protein and dietary fiber. It also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B9. Mineral content includes iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and magnesium. It is an excellent choice of grain due to its high nutritive value.

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Nutrition, Vegan, Health, Organic, Gluten-free

Congratulations, You’re Doing It Right!

18-Aug-2014

There’s a common misconception that in life, if things don’t come easy, then it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe you’re feeling discouraged, that your life is a mess and you couldn’t be further from living your dreams. Some people might even be telling you to consider a backup plan or to be more practical. But I say keep going and…congratulations, you’re doing it right.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Healthy Banana Pancakes

15-Aug-2014

If you, like me, have a particular thing for breakfast then I assure you, you will love this recipe. Egg and banana pancakes are the best invention a breakfast-junkie could come by, they are super healthy and very easy to make.

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Vegetarian, Health, Nutrition

Learning To Be Okay

14-Aug-2014

An inordinate amount of my teen life focused on food: consuming it, refusing it, binging, purging – but most of all, trying to rewind time back to my younger years prior to my illness.

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Health, Nutrition, Overcoming Depression, Weight-loss
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