Every Body: A Concise Guide to Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is perhaps one of the most misunderstood conditions out there, and for many their first point of reference is a cartoonish depiction of someone who sleeps all day or who falls asleep mid-sentence while hilarity ensues. But in reality, it can be a serious condition that can greatly affect one’s independence, abilities, and overall quality of life and is thought to affect more than 200,000 people in the United States and three million people worldwide.

Why You Should be Using Retinoids

Between the sun, pollution, chemicals, and free radicals, our skin gets exposed to a lot over the years, and as we age it can start to show signs of wear. A good skincare routine can help combat this, particularly one that involves the use of retinoids.

All About K-Beauty

If you’re at all into skincare, makeup, or beauty regimes then you’ve probably already heard about the phenomenon known as K-beauty out of Korea but if you haven’t, we’ve got you covered. Not only is Korean beauty advanced but it also promotes a drastically different aesthetic and takes on a highly unique philosophical approach than what we’re used to seeing in the rest of the world.

Hanging up the Stockings: Most Unique Christmas Stockings

To this day, people all over the world hang stockings by the fire in the hopes that they’ll awake to find them filled with treats, toys, and gifts. If you’re not one of them, you’re seriously missing out! Since Christmas isn’t complete until your “stockings are hung by the chimney with care” as the famous poem says, here are 20 of the most interesting stockings you can buy for yourself or anyone else who may be on your list.

How to Curb Your Crowd Anxiety

One of the most common fears out there is enochlophobia, otherwise known as the fear of crowds or large gatherings of people, and we can understand why. Aside from the potential disasters that could occur while in a crowd, some people fear the noise, the closeness, or several other factors and avoid events like concerts, games, festivals, or even parties because of it.

The Benefits of Play

Some of us remember a time long before tablets and video games when we were told to go outdoors, expected to entertain ourselves often unsupervised. Today we all lead such busy lives that this type of “free play” is harder to come by both in schools and at home, however experts say that unstructured playtime is a key element in a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and is perhaps just as important as their traditional education.

Getting Started: The DASH Diet

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is referred to as a “silent killer” because it can develop slowly over time without any signs or symptoms, meaning it can often go unnoticed. Rather than treating their hypertension with pills more and more people are adopting the DASH Diet, which has been proven to lower blood pressure naturally through healthy eating.