Remember that Sex In The City episode when Carrie realized that she was a “Fendi bag lady”? She told that she spent too much money on Manolos and accessories but had no savings to pay for her apartment and actually no backup plan at all. That’s how I felt the other day. It wasn’t only about shoes and clothes though but about a bunch of other things that every girl has to invest in to look more or less competitive. Particularly, I’m talking about clothes, hair care, skin care, tanning salons, nails, etc etc. At some point I realized that I spend too much money on these things, actually a lot more than I can afford. And I started wondering, like, what if I try to do some of these beauty routines myself without visiting salons or buying beauty supplies in the stores? Would the price gap be significant? Would it be justified in terms of time and efficiency? All in all, I carried out a little research, so check it out.
Nowadays nutritionists and psychologists talk about new eating disorder more and more often. The wish to consume only healthy and nutritious products is likely to turn into a real obsession. The excessive concern about healthy eating has received the name “orthorexia”, which is originated from the Greek root “ortho” meaning “right” or “normal”. This term was introduced by Steven Bratman. He wrote a book about the health nutrition addiction. Being a doctor he still was subjected to this problem and had undergone all the tortures of orthorexia. His book “Health Food Junkies: Orthorexia Nervosa: Overcoming the Obsession with Healthful Eating” tell us a real story of a person who finally has managed to cope with his eating disorder. In 70s Steven Bratman founded a community for those who wished to consume only organic food. The basis of their meals was constituted by fresh fruit and vegetables which were grown by the members of this community. These people didn’t consume meat of fish and were to chew each bite of food for no less than 50 times. Gradually the rules became more and more strict. As a result Steven Bratman was mentally and physically exhausted. Luckily he met a monk who explained him the difference between healthy and extreme eating and convinced him that fanaticism and healthy living are not one and the same thing.
The modern world is flooded with myths and fallacies though the current level of science and medicine is much more higher than few years ago. Generally all these myths are harmless. But if the doctors themselves believe the myths concerning the functioning of a human body we have a reason to take them seriously. Some specialists aim to prove the inconsistency of the most wide spread fallacies but they generally don’t succeed. The people tend to suppose the words of their local Gps to be the absolute truth.
During the recent years there is a lot of news about the tragedies that happened because of dogs. More and more often they are called “aggressors”, “man eaters” or “terrorists”. Have our pets really changed so much or the alternations happened on the other end of the lead?
According to the statistics the most part of the people traumatized by dogs don’t apply to a hospital but prefer to treat themselves. There are some cases of fatal or significant damage to their health, as the relationships between a dog and a human sometimes are difficult or even tragic.