Life can get the best of us sometimes. Luckily for all of us who seem to be fumbling through life, there are plenty of useful life hacks to make your life easier. Have you ever been doing something and thought, there just has to be a better way to do this? Well guess what, you're probably right! With just a few tips and tricks, you can go from zero to hero. Try these useful life hacks and thank us later.
Eating smart and healthy doesn't have to mean all work and no dessert. Even ice cream can be skillfully slipped into a fat-conscious diet. This should come as cool relief since Americans eat more than 48 pints per person each year, with most of it sliding down in summer.
Energy medicine has been used to treat ailments in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. While there are many variations of energy healing, one specific one has been becoming more and more popular: Reiki. What is Reiki healing? The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words: rei, meaning universal, and ki, meaning life energy. Current Reiki practice can be traced to the spiritual teachings in Japan during the early 20th century. These teachings included meditative techniques and healing practices. The healing practices were further developed, placing less emphasis on the meditative techniques. Reiki was introduced to Western cultures in the late 1930's.
Juicing is a method of consuming raw vegetables and fruits that is widely practiced by naturalists, raw foodies and vegans everywhere. With a break into mainstream America that began in the late 1990's, most Americans have stepped into a juice bar at one time or another. However, they walked out before knowing the health benefits of juicing, what juicing could really do for their body and how easy is it to do at home.
Who among us hasn't scanned the mirror, wondering how well our face will age? Surprisingly, it's fairly easy to gauge, as you'll soon discover. And if you don't like the answer? There's a lot that can be done for faces that are prone to rapid aging. There's also a new incentive: In a recent study, people whose faces looked older than their years were found to be biologically older than their birthdays. The punch line: While genes determine what you start out with, how slowly or speedily your face ages thereafter depends heavily on what you do with what you've got.
Your mother isn't always right. That being said, most of the tips your mom told you while you were growing up were actually beauty myths. But this problem is a lot bigger than motherly advice. Classic beauty is tough to define because every culture has their own idea of beauty. Some countries favor the blonde, light skinned look; other countries are more likely to favor dark skin and dark hair. Big lips, thin lips, curly hair, straight hair. Stick thin, shapely, hairy, hairless. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder and maybe that is why it is so darn confusing how we should make ourselves look. Fortunately, the best gift that we can be given as children is for our parents to tell us that we are beautiful. To instill that confidence in us, that makes us feel like we are something special. Whether it is true or not, it doesn't really matter because you cannot buy self-esteem in a jar. And you certainly cannot buy self-esteem by looking through a magazine of airbrushed, professionally made-up models that are definitely put on this Earth to make us mere mortals feel inadequate. These beauty myths debunked reveal a more accurate perspective on mom's advice, and might improve self esteem.