Is Social Media Making You (Literally) Crazy?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 01:05 — Pauline Neckles

Is Social Media Making You (Literally) Crazy?

Social media is fun, multi-purpose and also taking control of our lives. These tools connect us with friends, family, associates and other people in our country and across the world. We are now so connected we don’t know how to be disconnected from our mobile phones or tablets even in the midst of live encounters with our friends.

Drive down my street and you will see young men hanging out together and instead of speaking to each other their heads are in their phone and the same can be seen with people having dinner with each other.

Are Your Friends Trustworthy?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:36 — Pauline Neckles

Are Your Friends Trustworthy?

“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” is the old cliché showing that someone who is there with you in time of trouble or hardship is a true friend. We all have our friends who we have gained in a number of ways, whether through school, church, work or even your neighbourhood who can be our trusted accomplices in life.

On some occasions though the friends we choose might be the ones to betray us when the situation becomes convenient. We all want to avoid friends who will let us down or abuse our trust at the end of the day.

Celebrate African Heritage... All Year Round

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:50 — Pauline Neckles

African Heritage... All Year Round

This month is celebrated as Black History Month in some quarters and African Heritage Month in others. As we sit contemplating the significance of these celebrations, it is our belief that as a people this celebration though official for a month should be reinforced year round.

Josephine Baker

Legendary performer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker

Who Else Wants A Nicer Butt?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 22:19 — Pauline Neckles

Who Else Wants A Nicer Butt?

There is nothing I hate more than putting on a pair of skinny jeans and they fit perfectly in the leg but got space in the back; except when swimsuit bottoms sag. That is a sign that your butt is not a round as it could be.

Many people are on the search for the perfect bum, which is not necessarily defined by size but also the shape and perkiness that adds a certain swagger to the walk whether in jeans, slacks or a bikini.

Like me, your butt may be 70-80 percent on the way to great but could do with that extra lift to fill out your pants just right.

Lose Those Pesky Holiday Pounds

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:28 — Pauline Neckles

Lose Those Pesky Holiday Pounds

Christmas time is often the time of indulgence. We eat every and anything that we get our hands on, whether it is ham, pork, lasagne, black cake, pudding. Combine that with excessive alcohol and no exercise and the holidays often end with us between 5-10 pounds heavier.

Many people never lose those additional pounds but go on to add even more weight with each holiday season. Before they know it they are 30-40 pounds overweight. We don’t want to let the 5-10 pounds we have put on this season balloon into uncontrollable weight gain. We will:

Exercise

Dealing With A Breakup Over The Holidays

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 09:36 — Pauline Neckles

Dealing With A Breakup Over The Holidays

A few years ago the pain of the most serious heartbreak I ever experienced occurred just about nine days before Christmas. I spent a whole day, if not more, ranting and raving in tears because I thought my holiday experience as well as my 30th birthday celebrations would be ruined.

It turned out my tears were in vain because this writer, who can be somewhat of a Scrooge on any given Christmas, had one of the best Christmases ever and a pretty great 30th birthday.

6 Ways To Avoid Yeast Infections

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 01:08 — Pauline Neckles

6 Ways To Avoid Yeast Infections

If the numbers are to be believed, up to 75% of women will experience a dreaded yeast infection at least once in their life. This is one of the most uncomfortable experiences that can leave you feeling fatigued, itchy and pained when urinating or having sex. Yeast infections are the source of skin problems such as rashes or acne and can even cause problems with the intestines for both men and women. 

4 Superfoods For A Flat Stomach

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:58 — Pauline Neckles

4 Superfoods For A Flat Stomach

If you are anything like me you hate crunches, sit-ups or any ab-specific exercise designed to give a lady a flat stomach. What I hate more though is being a slim girl with a paunch. Therefore, I try everything to have said flat stomach including the dreaded exercises.

Self-consciousness Can Ruin Your Love Life

Sat, 11/24/2012 - 17:00 — Pauline Neckles

Self-consciousness Can Ruin Your Love Life

Do you ever feel so aware of what others are thinking of you that you let that dictate your choices and actions? Then you just may be a self-conscious person. Self-consciousness can lead down a road to self-sabotage.

Are You Obsessed With Your New Love?

Mon, 11/19/2012 - 00:20 — Pauline Neckles

Are You Obsessed With Your New Love?

The first few months of a romantic relationship can be almost giddying in the effect it has on an individual. The dopamine centre in the brain, which is also called the “pleasure centre”, is working overtime. When you see the one you are involved with you get gushy and the warm and fuzzy feeling can overtake you.

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