5 Ways to Keep your Family Safe when Driving

Millennials are easily distracted. There are so many road accidents that are a result of a distracted drivers. Even with features, such as driver attention monitoring in new vehicles, accidents still happen. You can keep your family safer on the roads, whether you are with them or they are out there alone with these five tips. Ensure the Vehicle is …

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8 Smart Things To Do With A Windfall

A windfall is an unexpected or sudden influx of money. It could come in the form of a tax refund, an inheritance, or even a lottery win. While it’s tempting to spend this money as soon as possible, there are some smart things you can do with a windfall that will benefit you in the long run. Let’s take a …

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Employee Burnout: The Financial Impact to Businesses and How to Tackle it

Customers are always at the heart of a business. In fact, company owners, managers and their employees often go out of their way to please and satisfy every client’s needs. There is no hiding that this can be a tiring and demanding process, and it can eventually end up having a detrimental impact on a business’ biggest asset: its employees. …

How Can Gardening be Entertaining for Children?

Spring is approaching, so it’s a perfect time to make use of the outdoors in the warmer weather. Especially for your children, it can seem difficult to find anything that distracts them from their devices. But once you discover something different yet entertaining to do outdoors, it’s no doubt that they will no longer be glued to their screens. But …

Can We Talk About Men in Media?

The representation of women in media is a hot topic today. Discourses on gender stereotypes are making us question the fair portrayal of women, who are often perceived as overly sexualised, vulnerable, and superficial. But do we talk about representations of men in media enough? Who is the man of today? How is he portrayed in traditional media channels, such …

Loneliness affecting mental health and wellbeing of 17% of students

In the past decade, western societies have generally seen a positive shift in the level of understanding around mental health and wellbeing, particularly when it comes to the growth and structure in support networks. However, challenges naturally remain, with stigma and myths still a huge factor in why people often continue to struggle on their own.     In June …

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How to Support Someone Struggling with Addiction

When someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you might feel helpless. You don’t know which way the person will turn or what mood they will be in. You don’t know how to help. Addiction is a complex disease that often has multiple causes. People addicted to drugs or alcohol often have other problems as well. They …

Does Exercise Really Improve Mental Health? Here’s What the Science Says

Mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are common in adults. In the U.S., Major Depressive Disorder affects over 16.1 million adults each year. Meanwhile, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults every year.  While standard methods, such as medication and talk therapy, are used to treat these disorders, many overlook another option. One that is effective, frugal and least disruptive …

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10 Paint Colors to Promote Mental Wellness

Color schemes in your home’s interior painting could help you relax more efficiently. Many research in color psychology has demonstrated that colors may influence our emotions, which explains why color therapy is so effective. Here are some paint colors to consider for you and your loved ones’ mental health    With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the …

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What is intimate partner violence (IPV)?

Intimate partner violence takes many forms and it is an underreported phenomenon.Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police. (source) Intimate partner violence encompasses physical violence as well as psychological damage, coercive control and emotional abuse. There are many ways to belittle another and to make them suffer. Many of the methods used are subtle and not easily picked up …