Toxic Shock Syndrome: The Ugly Side of Tampons

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 03:05 — Pauline Neckles

Toxic Shock Syndrome: The Ugly Side of Tampons

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare yet potentially fatal condition and we know very little about it. Here we shed some light on this illness and give some tips on prevention.

What is TSS?

Healthy Snacks For Safe Weight Loss

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 15:14 — Pauline Neckles

Healthy Snacks For Safe Weight Loss

For several people who are on the quest to achieve a healthier weight, they conquer exercise and a more active lifestyle and even prepare healthier meals. The one thing standing in their way are the unhealthy snacks that they think they can’t live without. These treats can derail lots of hard work that goes into reaching our weight loss goals.

Staying Safe Kadooment Day

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 15:26 — Pauline Neckles

Staying Safe Kadooment Day

When we are in the midst of our Kadooment Day fun and frolic, the furthest thing from our minds is health and safety. That is why it is important to consider these elements and take steps to ensure that we are as safe and healthy as possible before we even make that journey to the stadium to start the street party.

Get Fit For Crop Over

Fri, 06/18/2010 - 01:42 — Pauline Neckles

Get Fit For Crop Over

My boyfriend always says you know when Crop Over* is on the way. The highways and byways of Barbados are populated with hikers, walkers and runners trying to get in shape and strengthen their endurance for Kadooment Day.

However, this is only one way of preparing for the climax of our Crop Over Festival. Here we will examine more ways to get fit mentally, financially and physically.

Natural Remedies For Back Pain

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 00:32 — Pauline Neckles

Natural Remedies For Back Pain

Every time I sit for too long I get a pain right at the small of my back that remains with me long after I have changed positions. What I've realised is that back pain is a very common ailment among young people whether it is due to accidents, sickness or sprain.

 

Stretching can help ease back pain.

Is It Really Love?

Sun, 05/30/2010 - 17:14 — Pauline Neckles

Is This Really Love?

“There are butterflies in my stomach every time I see him”, “I can’t stop thinking about her when she is not here”, “I think that he may be THE ONE”. These thoughts ever crossed your mind? Well then you are not alone. It is something that happens to everyone at least once in their life: love. Or is it love? Sometimes we are actually infatuated or in lust but mistake it for love and roll full steam ahead into a relationship only to become disillusioned or hurt.

Making Difficult Decisions

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 23:22 — Pauline Neckles

Making Difficult Decisions

One of the most exciting parts of getting older is the right to make decisions on your own behalf. For most teens, a lot of the major decisions about their lives e.g. school and accommodation are either made by parents, guardians, and teachers or mandated by government policy. Now you are becoming the ‘responsible’ adult you will be able to make certain lifestyle choices yourself.

Natural Remedies For Painful Periods

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 23:26 — Pauline Neckles

Natural Remedies For Painful Periods

I had a friend that during her period she was no use to herself or anyone else. She had to take days off from school to recover from her period pains. There are painkillers that help ease the pain but you may be among those who prefer natural remedies.

Period cramps can be a major pain.

How To Meditate

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 01:35 — Pauline Neckles

How To Meditate

The world is becoming increasing fast paced and as many Caribbean countries try to keep up with this rate of development and economic progress, we find ourselves increasingly unsettled and stressed.

This stress and state of agitation is not good for our spiritual, mental or physical health.

Dealing With Envy In Friendships

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 12:25 — Pauline Neckles

Dealing With Envy In Friendships

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