The essentials of oral care are pretty simple — brush twice a day, remember to floss, and see a dentist regularly. While these steps are fundamental, they’re not the only habits necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Being proactive about quality oral health doesn’t end after that two-minute brush timer goes off. Because teeth are the first point of contact for food and beverages, it’s important to consider how they may impact your overall oral wellness. Certain snacks and drinks directly influence the intensity and progression of tooth decay. So, even if a person maintains proper brushing and flossing, it’s not always enough. Knowing what foods and drinks to avoid can minimize tooth and gum damage, keeping all thirty-two of those pearly whites dentist-approved. Here’s a breakdown of some common culprits behind dental issues like cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and degradation of enamel. Chewy candy Unsurprisingly, that infamous … [Read more...] about These foods wreak havoc on teeth
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There is no cure for cancer, but there are many ways we can reduce our risk of developing some types of the deadly class of diseases. Some of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk include staying active, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, especially around your waistline. Fortunately, many of the behaviours that help keep us trim, like eating plants, are also great cancer-fighters. Cancer is a dangerous and common class of diseases: it’s the second-leading cause of death in the US, and you probably know at least a few people who have been diagnosed. More than 15.5 million Americans – nearly one in 20 – have had cancer in the past or currently do, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet nearly half of US cancer cases and deaths are linked to preventable risk factors. Similarly,experts in the UK estimate that 4 in 10 cancer cases there are preventable with lifestyle changes. Cancer fundamentally messes with the way our bodies … [Read more...] about 32 of the most scientifically sound things you can do right now to reduce your risk of developing cancer
I started dyeing my hair in the first place because I wasn’t happy with how it had naturally changed as I became a teenager. Drugstore boxed permanent dyes eventually gave way to a heavy bleaching and semi-permanent bright, unnatural colours habit. My hair looked great, but any cloth that touched my head – not to mention my bathroom fixtures – all paid the price. Eventually, I got tired of the mess and the effort and discovered my natural hair is pretty great as long as I take good care of it. Anyone who dyes their hair regularly usually has a catalyst. From basic colour curiosity to abject and unreasoning hatred of what your hair currently looks like, something significant makes you take that first step. For me, it was becoming a teenager – which wreaked havoc on the hair that I had previously found completely acceptable. Almost overnight, it went from a beautiful, dark gloss to this mousey, drab colour that was possibly the most boring thing I’d … [Read more...] about For years I dyed my hair bright colours. Here’s what caused me to embrace my natural hair colour again.
Being productive all the time is impossible. No matter how much effort you put in and how much endurance you have, you’ll eventually get worn down. This is one of the key reasons why flexible work enables 78% of employees to be more productive. Those of you with flexible hours can work when you’re most efficient and have more freedom to stop and take breaks when needed. But it only works if it’s executed properly. It depends on being able to create a schedule that maximizes productivity, as well as being able to identify when you’re losing steam and knowing how to disconnect in a way that actually helps you recharge. Here are some pointers: Schedule flow time A good general rule of thumb is blocking out one-to-two-hour chunks of time in your calendar for uninterrupted work, so you can fully focus and reach your peak productivity. I like to call this “flow time” because it allows you to get into your creative flow. But you have to stay committed to … [Read more...] about How to work at peak productivity–and know when to take a break
The Associated Press Updated 8:44 am CST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 Bill Moore cross-country skis down a street on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Montpelier, Vt. A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. less Bill Moore cross-country skis down a street on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Montpelier, Vt. A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England ... more Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Photo: Lisa Rathke, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Bill Moore cross-country skis down a street on Sunday, Jan. 20, … [Read more...] about Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel