This post was written by Nicola Smith.
Watching important people in your life suffer from an illness is excruciating. Not only are you trying to manage the difficulties of seeing someone you love suffering, but it can also be hard to know how to support and help people in these situations. Eating disorders can be difficult to deal with because of the sensitivity of discussing the illness with your friend in need.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines anorexia nervosa as, ‘a persistent refusal to eat sufficient food to maintain a healthy weight’. Anorexia nervosa sufferers often see themselves as overweight, regardless of their true physical state resulting in extreme abstinence from food until serious health complications force treatment.
Anorexia is an unintentional loss of appetite or lack of interest in food. This loss of appetite is often caused by an underlying medical condition.
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Guest post by Leesa.
As kids, most of us thought getting ready for bed was a pain. Having to stop the fun, brush our teeth, and lie in bed when we “weren’t tired” was a struggle. As a kid, I actually prolonged bedtime as much as possible by asking question after question, hoping my parents would fall for my procrastination trickery. But now, I love getting ready for bed because it turns into a time to relax and pamper myself. Here are a few ways you can enjoy bedtime with these nighttime routine suggestions.
1. Take a bubble bath or long shower
Getting nice and clean before bed is always a good way to wind down. I noticed that when I take the time, an hour or so before bed, to shower, I always feel so much more relaxed than I do if I wait until morning.
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“Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting some battle.”
Life throws us numerous curveballs all the time. These can be anything, starting with excruciatingly difficult decisions, to traversing the murky, complicated matters of the mind. For a child in a social situation, I think one of the biggest curveballs is how to react when someone is rude to them. And when I say rude, I mean all-out rudeness, not simple sarcastic comments.
If you observe carefully, when a child is being verbally bullied, you’ll notice that they really don’t know how to react for a moment. If they are more extroverted, they might become defensive and learn how to be rude in return. Or if they are shy (like yours truly), they might just hold onto the hurt of having had to face such a situation and wonder why the other person is being so mean.
Either way, rudeness is something that throws us for a toss, even as adults.
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- Those nights out or in with your friends, taking you away from your responsibilities when you so desperately need to pay attention to them, are not going to make you smile when you are wondering why you and the group drifted apart. Friends build each other up. Friends look out for each other and study together, or, friends make sure you study too. Friends are not supposed to have fun with you all throughout college or university then dump you when “real-life” calls. Those people have always lived without realism, just the kind of people you should stay away from.
- Even if you think people you care about don’t care about what you do for them, do it anyway. Whether it is your family or significant other. Because when you’ve had enough, your conscience is clean- suddenly why do you have to care about undeserving people anymore?
- Have a degree of selfishness- because years of selflessness and then the sudden downhill slope realization that you must be selfish- will kill you.
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A freelancer denotatively means someone who is “self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments”. Although freelancing seems to be a new trade, it’s now been quite prevalent in the market. It has widened the job sphere and provided jobs and opportunities for people around the world.
There is no one solution, there is no one path and hence one has to strive to survive! This is the primary concept that I have learned and grasped through my freelancing career and, consequently, here are the 6 lessons I picked up along the way:
1. Freelancing is mythically easy but it practically equals to a full time job.
Whenever one takes up freelancing, they assume things would be easy and that money would follow like a stalker. But, in truth, freelancing is not an easy a cup of tea. The company that hires you is also in ardent need of work and hence they make sure that the work is heavy and done on time. The projects we handle require the same amount of time as they do for a full time job. What is even harder is finding the “right time” to pursue the project throughout the day, as time literally flies doing other tasks.
So, first lesson learned, never take freelancing for granted!
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As far as people are concerned, learning a language is tough. Learning a new language is a skill and the learners should be industrious in order to master a new language. A lot of people may not try to learn a language because they consider that it is beyond their talent. However, there are many other people interested in learning a language and they achieve it by means of their motivation and eagerness to learn something new in their life. Have you ever thought of learning a language by integrating it into your daily life?
It is spot on that learning a new language takes time and effort. Some of the studies have shown that you can learn a language easily if you are capable of applying a stress-free approach to making a new language a part of your daily life. So, we can in fact pick up the pace of language learning especially by making it as a part of our daily life. It does not mean that you should carry grammar books with you from morning to evening.
When you integrate language learning into everyday life, it definitely makes your language learning process more exciting and trouble free. Here are some effective ways that will indeed help your language learning strategies and help you to become engaged with a new language each day:
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A Step by Step Guide in Writing a Research Paper
Over the decade of school, we have all probably written numerous research papers, probably most of it during our high school and college years. It probably came to a point where you’ve written so many research papers that it has become a second nature for you already. But not everyone has the privilege to have the basic knowledge in how to write a research paper like other people. But for those who still need help, here is a basic step by step process on how to write a research paper that may help out a whole lot.
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