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What To Do When You Start Feeling Sick

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Scratchy throat? Feeling congested and fatigued? Yeah, you're probably getting sick. I think we all know that feeling when something isn't right. Waking up you should immediately feel that this isn't just being tired. Some of the symptoms are the same like feeling groggy and sluggish. But staying up too late to watch your favorite show shouldn't give you a runny nose. I personally know when I’m getting sick because I feel extra tired and lose my appetite. So, those symptoms alone warn me that something is coming. Before you even tackle the sickness you have to know when something is wrong with your body. 

Now that the fall season is in full swing, the cool and breezy weather will spread the common cold and seasonal flu like no other. Kicking our immune system into overdrive, seasonal allergies run amuck making us think we're sick when we're not. Before I get into what to do when you start feeling sick, like eating superfoods, here’s some important information. You need to know what you're dealing with before planning your attack on that pesky virus. 

Do You Have A Cold Or Allergies?

The Common Cold

The common cold is said to peak during rainy and cold months, which you probably already knew. What is more interesting is that roughly 1 billion colds occur every year in the United States. That's a lot of kids missing school and adults missing work. Meaning at some point or another, you’re going to get it. It is not the news you want to hear, but it’s part of life. That being said, there are many natural remedies to prevent sickness. The natural remedy I tend to follow is drinking green tea. 

Natural Remedies (MGB Health)

  • Incorporating detoxing superfoods
  • Taking adaptogens (plants and herbs)
  • Eating immune boosting foods
  • Taking vitamins and supplements
  • Using essential oils

What To Do When You Start Feeling Sick

If you’re certain that you’re getting sick, here are a few things you can do. My first suggestion is to get as much sleep as you can. When you’re asleep, your body is healing and restoring itself. On average, you are supposed to be sleeping between 7-8 hours a night. If you're starting to feel sick, I would recommend sleeping 9-10 hours a night. With these extra hours of sleep, your body is better equipped to fight it off. 

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Get Some Sleep To Prevent Sickness

Unsurprisingly, eating healthy foods and drinks that improve your immune system can help. Nothing is a guarantee but this is a good time to get that Vitamin C. If you don’t want to scarf down several oranges, instead try the Vitamin C tablets that fizz up in your water. Some of them have up to 1,000 mg of it, which I believe is equivalent to about 10 oranges. 

Even if you follow all these steps and take all the herbs, you might still be sick. When you come in contact with an infected person, there is only so much you can do. You might be bedridden for a day but you will get over it. Use that day off to do a person search on Kiwi Searches. Or catch up on your favorite TV show. 

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Women’s Fall Sweaters You Should Already Own

Fall sweaters

When the weather is changing, so should your wardrobe. Fall calls for sweaters, ripped jeans, and booties. If you are someone who doesn't want to spend hours coming up with a cute outfit to wear this fall, there is good news! Here are the fall sweaters you should already own, that will make your wardrobe easy to put together this season.

10 Fall Sweaters You Should Already Own

1. Turtleneck

Fall Sweaters

Who says a turtleneck can’t be cute? The turtleneck sweater is one of my all time favorites. It can be worn so many different ways and it gives you a cute look every time. Whether you tuck it in, wear it under or over a shirt, you cannot go wrong with a turtleneck sweater for your fall collection.

2. Super Chunky

Fall Sweaters

The best curl up on your couch with a nice book kind of fall sweater. The chunkier the better, in my opinion. Look cute while staying warm this fall and grab your chunky sweater and go.

3. Simple And Bold Cardigan

Fall sweaters

Every girl needs a simple cardigan that can go with any outfit. If you want to give your outfit a little extra, a fuzzy cardigan or a multicolor cardigan will go great with jeans and a plain t-shirt. They will be the perfect statement piece this fall.

4. The Crew Neck

Fall sweaters
Crew necks are perfect for boating, watching sporting events, going golfing or trying to look put together on a day out. Crew neck sweaters are often solid colors or striped. They can go with all jeans and pant styles. You can’t go wrong with a crew neck sweater.

5. An Oversized Sweater

Fall sweaters

The bigger the better! The oversized sweater is perfect to add to your collection of fall sweaters. Oversized sweaters go perfect with leggings or tights. This outfit allows you to wear shoes other than booties. Throw on your slip on Steve Maddens, or your knee high boots and hit the town.

6. Fuzzy Sweater

Fall sweaters

If you want to be extra cozy while still looking cute, put on a fuzzy sweater. Fuzzy sweaters make for the perfect fall ensemble. You can mix and match them with leggings, high waisted jeans, mid rise jeans or even jean shorts if the weather allows for it.

7. Off The Shoulder

Fall sweaters

Give your sweater a little sex appeal with an off the shoulder look. This is perfect for a night out with the girls or for date night. Sweaters can be sexy if worn the right way, don’t let anyone tell you differently.

8. Bell Sleeve

Fall sweaters

The cutest fall sweater, in my opinion, is the bell sleeve sweater. This retro sweater has not gone out of style and it wont anytime soon. The bell sleeve sweater can be very casual or it can be dressed up. Depending on your mood and the occasion, you can’t go wrong wearing a bell sleeve sweater.

9. Sweater Dress

Fall sweaters

While the weather is still on the warmer side, pull out your sweater dress. Sweater dresses are perfect for the fall to stay cozy, while still looking put together. Pair it will knee high boots or some cute flats and call it a day. Talk about an easy outfit to wear!

10. Cropped Sweater

Fall sweaters

The cropped sweater is a high waisted jeans best friend. Pull out your mom jeans, some white sneakers and add a crop top, now you are set. This is a simple, but cute outfit that you can wear on multiple occasions.

Why You Should Add Fall Sweaters To Your Wardrobe

Whether you are looking to restyle your wardrobe, or you just ended things because you had to catch a cheater. Make yourself look irresistible by changing your style this fall. Follow this guide and make them wish they still had you. Update your wardrobe with some fall sweaters today, you won’t regret it!

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Things To Do With Friends When You First Meet

Making new friends may seem like it was a breeze when you were younger, but now that you're grown up it can sometimes seem like a daunting task. How do you approach someone? What do you say when you meet someone? It is not like when you were five and can walk right up to someone and ask “wanna be best friends?” If only it were still that easy. I have recently moved and realized after about a month, that I needed to make some friends. Here are my tips on how to make friends after your college years, as well as things to do with friends:

Places To Meet New People

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  1. The Gym - If you are into exercising and staying healthy, look into getting a gym membership near where you live. You will be able to meet a lot of new people who live close to you and enjoy working out as well.
  2. Yoga/Barre classes - If you like yoga, this is the perfect way to meet new friends. Look for a local studio and just start going to classes. You can strike up a small conversation before and after class. After a while, you’ll get into a constant cycle of seeing the same people at each class, making it easier to become friends.
  3. Join a book club - If you like to read (or gossip) a book club would be the way to go. You will get together with a group of people where you will probably eat, drink, socialize and maybe do a little reading.
  4.  Take a pottery class or any art class - If you are interested in art, or like being creative, pottery or painting classes are a lot of fun. You will meet a group of people who have the same interests as you. If you are nervous to talk to someone the first time around, go to a few classes and see if you constantly see the same faces. This will help ease you into starting a conversation.
  5. Join a sports league - Sports leagues are my favorite option. If you played sports growing up, why stop after college? Sports teams are everywhere, and for all ages. They are a great way to meet new friends while having some fun in the process.
  6. Bars/clubs - If you are social and love the nightlife, go to a local bar and strike up some conversations there. You’ll see plenty of people to socialize with, and maybe after a drink or two you won’t be so nervous to talk to them.
  7. The local coffee shop - Take your laptop, a book, or a magazine and go sit in Starbucks for a few hours. Often times there will be plenty of people sitting inside, giving you a great opportunity to start up a conversation. If you don’t meet anyone, at least you got your morning coffee in.

What To Do When You Meet Someone New

  • Ask them their name
  • Find out where they are from
  • Learn their interests
  • Ask what they do for work
  • See what they do for activities/hobbies

These questions will let you know if you have any mutual interests and if they live close enough for a friendship to work out. Try to let down your guard a little and get to know someone you might not have approached in the past. You never know the kind of people you will meet.

What To Do For Fun When You Meet Someone

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  1. Take a hike
  2. Take a class together
  3. Join a club
  4. Run errands
  5. Get food together
  6. Go shopping
  7. Go out to a bar together
  8. Catch a flick
  9. Have a wine night

There are so many things to do with friends that you just met. Don’t worry, it does not have to be dinner or anything big at the beginning, maybe it’s as simple as saying “I forgot I need to stop at cvs on my way home, do you want to come?” This will allow you guys to start hanging out in little doses before diving right in. Once your friendship starts to grow you could also invite them in for a snack or a glass of wine.

Before taking this step, even if the person seems completely nice and normal, run a person search on them. This way, you know for sure they are who they say they are. Once you do this you don’t have to worry about inviting them over or going over to their house. You can start to build a friendship knowing that the person is really who they say they are.

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Why You Should Try Partner Yoga

Partner Yoga

The bringing together of two people to work as one, is what partner yoga is all about. In this yoga practice you work on supporting your partner and strengthening your bond, as well as your bodies. For many people who have taken yoga, you know how mentally relaxing it can be as an individual. Think about all of the benefits it can add to your friendships and relationships when practicing yoga with a partner. Partner yoga is a place to let go and relax, it is no place to be worried or have negative feelings. Here are some benefits of practicing yoga with a partner:

Partner Yoga
There are many benefits to practicing yoga with a partner.

Benefits Of Partner Yoga

  1. Lowers stress and anxiety
  2. Enhances your practice
  3. Builds intimacy within a relationship
  4. Brings people closer together
  5. Keeps you active
  6. You’re not in it alone
  7. Allows for fun, playing and laughter
  8. Takes you away from the seriousness of life

Yoga Poses For Partners

Partner Yoga
Couples can strengthen their bodies, as well as their relationships.

Just like in traditional yoga, there are many poses you can do with a partner. For example, downward dog is a great pose to practice in individual yoga, as well as with a partner. With a partner, this pose becomes “double-down dog.” Almost all of the poses you learned in traditional yoga can have a twist added to them making them the perfect partner poses. This may pose a little more of a challenge (no pun intended), but once you and your partner nail the pose it will be cause for celebration. It can be a lot more fun to work with someone to achieve a goal, rather than alone. Partners can push you to keep working and motivate you not to give up. From my experience with yoga, I know how easy it is to give up on a pose that seems impossible to conquer. On the other hand, having a partner makes it much harder to give up. Practicing yoga with a partner makes for a better workout, and a better attitude towards yoga as well.Here are some poses you can try with a partner:

6 Poses To Try With Your Partner

  • Partner breathing exercises
  • Partner Stretching
  • Forward Fold
  • Double-downward dog
  • Twin Trees
  • Buddy Boat
  • Square Pose

Some of these poses are harder than others. If you are just starting out, I suggest starting with partner breathing, stretching and the forward fold. Once you and your partner begin to become more comfortable, try out double-down dog and twin trees. If you are feeling more advanced see if you can conquer the buddy boat pose, as well as the square pose. These may cause a good laugh between you and your partner.

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You can practice partner stretching anywhere, anytime.

Not In A Relationship?

If you are not in a relationship, that does not mean you can not take part in partner yoga. Although practicing yoga with a partner has many proven benefits for couples intimacy and relationships, this practice can be done with friends, or anyone else you would like. This yoga practice can be a fun way for you and your friend to stay healthy together, or for you to meet someone completely new.

Finding A Partner

Partner Yoga
Try meeting someone new, who also enjoys yoga.

If you go in the direction of meeting someone new, this can be very beneficial to you. You won’t only meet someone new, but you will be able to work on gaining a different perspective on yoga. My recommendation, if you do choose to partner with someone you may have just met, is to run a background check on them before practicing outside of the studio.This will allow you to get a sense of who the person is outside of yoga and keep you safe in your practice.

Why You Should Try Adding A Partner

Practicing yoga alone is extremely beneficial, but when you add a partner to your practice the benefits grow tremendously. Adding a partner to your yoga practice creates a more fun and creative atmosphere. You will not only be clearing your mind, relaxing, and staying fit, you will also be having fun, working together and testing your abilities further then you thought you could alone. 

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How to catch a cheater

How To Catch A Cheater Today

Cheating is unfortunately unavoidable in the world we live in. It is sad how many relationships end due to someone being unfaithful.Luckily, with all of the technology out today, there are many more ways to find out if your partner is cheating on you. If you are not confident in your partner and believe that you could be being cheated on, then follow these tips on how to catch a cheater:

Find out now if someone is lying about who they are:

 

Signs Of A Cheater:

How to catch a cheater

In order to catch a cheater, you need to look out for signs of an unfaithful partner. Here are some signs to look for:

9 Signs They Are Cheating

  1. Your partner has started to dress differently
  2. Your partner's morning routine has increased
  3. They have been staying late at work
  4. He/She has been being secretive with their phone
  5. They always say they are too tired to do stuff with you
  6. Their personality seems to change
  7. They act defensive
  8. You seem to talk less and less
  9. They now have to travel more for work

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How to catch a cheater

If you see these signs within your relationship, be cautious. Now it’s important to know that cheating is not always the answer as to why people are acting differently. However, many times these signs predetermine cheating within a relationship. If you start seeing these signs, check out a catch cheaters app and find out for sure.

What You Need To Know To Catch A Cheater:

In my experience, figuring out how to catch a cheater normally turns into a hunt. Searching for clues everywhere you can, questioning everything your partner is telling you and more. This leads to a very unhealthy relationship and can end up ruining the relationship even if your hunch was wrong. Don’t let a cloud of emotions get in your way. Look for the facts and go with your gut. If there are reasons to believe your partner is cheating, find them out then and there, don’t stay in the relationship and wonder. Use cell phone tracking software and see who they are really talking to. This way you get your answers delivered to you on a silver platter. Your partner can’t hide from the facts. 

What Cheaters Will Do To Hide Their Actions

How to catch a cheater

Cheaters will sometimes be forthcoming and honest about their mistakes. If this is the case, not much research will need to be done. Your partner has come forward and seems to be sincere with their apology. On the other hand, and in most cases, cheaters will lie about their actions until they are blue in the face. Their go to strategy is deny, deny, deny. They may feel bad about what they did, but that does not mean they want to confess. Many times cheaters want the best of both worlds, they love the person they are with, but when temptation comes rolling around they just “can’t help themselves.” They then give into these temptations, but still want the person they truly love to be there for them. The way for cheaters to do this, is to have their significant other not find out about their actions.

Once You See The Facts

When you find out for sure what your partner is up to it can then be kind of fun to see how far they take it. Ask them all sorts of questions that you already know the answers to and see what they come up with. Once you start calling them out on their lies and continue asking questions, see how many times they will try lying to you. It will probably be laughable the extent to which they will go to to not tell you the truth. Use the information you find to then see who the person you are with truly is.If they react by denying everything, even after you show them the facts then stop wasting your breath because they are not worth your time. If you show them the facts and they come clean about every other untruthful time in your relationship, you can try to figure out where things went wrong. Either way, find out all the information you can before interrogating your partner. This way, you don’t just assume things and you have the upper hand.

I hope these tips get you closer to finding out if your partner is being unfaithful.

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