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Top 10 diet myths- part 2

Eating chocolate

Let’s debunk five more diet myths!

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Top 10 diet myths- part 1

Top 10 diet myths

There are thousands of diet solutions targeting people who want to lose weight quickly – truth is, they seem really promising, but should we believe them all?
Let’s bust some myths and reveal the truth:

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The importance of family

The importance of family

According to our own Asdfing poll, family is the most important part of our lives.

The poll was held in March and the posed question was: Which Part of your Life is most important to you? The voters had to choose between “family”, “love”, “friendship”, “job/career” and “not sure”.

36% of you told us that family is more important than love (which got 29% of the votes) and definitely more important than career (7%) and friendship (7%). A remarkable 21% went for “not sure” and, to tell you the truth, I was expecting it. These questions are like bungee jumping; if you don’t answer them straight away, you may never answer them at all.

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The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain

“Without you, today’s emotions would be the dead skin of yesterday’s.”

Amelie

“Let’s watch a movie” is a thought that crosses my mind almost every evening. For a person that has watched hundreds of movies, it’s a bit embarrassing to admit that I hadn’t watched Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie yet. It’s even more embarrassing to confess that I didn’t even know what Amélie was about. All I had heard about that movie was that it was a good one.

Since I hadn’t been exposed to the movie, I tried to follow the first three scenes carefully to get the main idea of the movie. What on earth can between a butterfly, 2 glasses and Amélie’s birth have in common? It’s like telling you that at the time a driver crossed a red light and a couple kissed under a tree in Austria, I started writing this article on my laptop. Does this movie have to do with random events, luck and destiny? Or was it just a director’s trick to get our attention? In any case, it worked.

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Pets can help you with your health problems.

Pets can help you with your health problems

What we have always known about pets: they are trustful companions; they are friends that give us unconditional love; uninhibited creatures that will never let you feel lonely. The news is: according to several studies and researches, pets can also help you deal with health problems, such as insomnia, headaches and stress.

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Work out Helps you Work on your Self Esteem

Work out Helps you Work on your Self Esteem

According to Nike’s pan-European marketing campaign, there are several reasons for a woman to start working out and getting active. Exercise is a way to improve your health and fitness; it is the path to improve your spiritual strength and a wonderful source of energy.

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Are boys really better than girls in mathematics?

Are boys really better than girls in mathematics

“Boys are better than girls in mathematics”: a generally-believed statement. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove it. More boys than girls call mathematics their favorite subject, and statistics show that their grades are higher than girls’. What’s more, boys participate in more extracurricular math activities, such as summer math schools and math competitions. The truth is that more boys than girls claim to like math but, can we assume that this happens because they are “better” at it?

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Life difficulties: Enemies or allies?

Life difficulties: Enemies or allies?

Today I came across the following quote: “If you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night.” This made me think about all those self improvement articles and self help books I have read. And I realized that, although most of them really make you feel good at the time you read them, that feeling doesn’t last very long. The next day you may feel like you always have; nothing has really changed.

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Greek carnival

Bacchus, or Dionysus

Today is the last day of Carnival season in Greece. What does this mean to Greeks? Fun is over, celebrations are over and no matter how sad we are, all we can do is wait till next year. For the Christian Orthodox community, the end of Carnival season also means the coming of 40 days of Lent until Easter. But there was also a time when Carnival used to mean the advent of spring.
Roots of the Greek Carnival

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Happy marriage is good for your health

Happy Marriage

I go to the gym every day. I run 5 miles twice a week. I take my vitamins and I sleep for at least 8 hours a day – all this because I want to be healthy. I could save myself the trouble just by getting married.

It may seem funny, but is it absolutely true! According to many resent studies a happy marriage improves emotional, psychological and physical health!

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