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10 Hurtful Things Grown-Up Children Often Do to Their Parents

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20% of seniors never retire but still, 75% of them have at least one chronic health condition — and many of them, 2 or more. It’s never too late to help elderly people, especially those close to us. Even a moment of attention can make our parents’ lives easier.

We at Bright Side want our parents to have well-deserved time with us and have their needs paid attention to. Here, you can find 10 things their kids may do that hurt them.

1. Neglecting a parent They miss you, need you, and want to spend time with you. When you take a parent to an old-age home and hardly visit, they may feel lonely even if they’re surrounded by lots of people their age.

2. Saying things we shouldn’t Here are some painful phrases we may say to our parents that are quite hurtful:

Why did you have me?You never pay for me.You love my brother or sister more.I hate you.
Imagine yourself at an older age with an adult kid. Saying things like this can be considered traumatic, especially if it’s done as a way to manipula…

Turmeric For High Blood Pressure: How The Golden Spice Can Help

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Your blood pressure goes up as you get old. It’s usually caused by obesity, high sodium intake, alcoholism, smoking, physical inactivity, sleep disorders, kidney disorders, race, genes and family history.

Hypertension is often accompanied by elevated cholesterol and blood glucose levels. This makes the metabolic syndrome, and increases the risk of heart failure, heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure.

Individuals with high blood pressure don’t really have any other symptoms, and keeping their blood pressure under control is really important.

Physical activity and medication can help you regulate your blood pressure, but we strongly suggest that you add turmeric to your diet, too.

According to Ayurveda, turmeric is helpful in the treatment of rheumatic pain, vision issues, skin diseases and other health problems.

Turmeric can also help those struggling with hypertension. It keeps your blood pressure under control, and relieves your problems.

Here’s a few different ways in which turm…

If You Are Not Happy With Your Life, Change It. It’s Your Responsibility To Do So

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Are you stuck in a routine? Well, it’s time to get out. Don’t accept things just because you are used to them. Never settle for anything that hurts you and don’t be afraid of changes.

Leaving everything behind isn’t such a bad thing after all. Stop sacrificing your well-being and happiness just because you like the feeling of familiarity. It’s time to move on.

If you aren’t happy with your job position, it’s time to look for a new job. You don’t have to stick to a job that drains you mentally, physically and emotionally. It’s time to grow and learn something new. Quit, and look for a job that helps you learn new things. You are never too old to find a new job, and your happiness matters.

If your friends make you sad and frustrated, hang out with other people. Some friends have a negative impact on our life, and they can even suck our energy. Stay away from negative influences and surround yourself with real friends and people who make you happy.

If your relationship makes you sad and…

Scientists Explain What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Brussels Sprouts Every Day

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Brussels sprouts belong to the Brassicaceae vegetable family. They are close relatives to mustard greens, kale and cauliflower. The cruciferous vegetables look like tiny cabbages, and we usually eat them as a side dish. If you are trying to improve your diet, make sure you add Brussels sprouts to your menu

The veggie is rich in fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fats, vitamin K and C, and many other nutrients. These help in the prevention and treatment of constipation, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

9 reasons to eat Brussels Sprouts regularly1. Nutrients
Brussels sprouts have a few calories and a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Vitamin K is important for your bones and blood clotting. Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron and boosts your immunity. It’s also helps in repairing tissue damage. Fiber is essential for your digestion. Brussels sprouts also contain potassium, thiamine, phosphorous, vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium.

2. Easy to add to your menu
Brussels sprouts wo…

Beverly Hills Becomes First U.S. City To Ban Sale Of Tobacco Products

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Latest reports confirm that Beverly Hills is the first city in the US to ban the sale of tobacco products. Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes won’t be available at the usual selling spots: gas stations, grocery stores and pharmacies.

This doesn’t include high-end lounges and cigars as they will enjoy special allowances.

According to CNBC, in early June, the Beverly Hills City Council voted to become the first US city to ban the sale of tobacco products the ban will take hold in 2012. Beverly Hills is considered a healthy city and the sale of tobacco increases the access to the dangerous products and destroys this image.

Many say this is a rather controversial decision. Business owners are the first to react. Opponents of this ban say it will harm their sales and result in employee layoffs however, public health advocates say the protection of public health is bigger and more important than the negative effect of this ban on sales.

Council Member Lili Bosse app…

This Bizarre Video Of A Penguin Catching His Wife Cheating On Him Breaks My Heart

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Imagine seeing your partner with someone else? It hurts, right? Well, that’s what this penguin husband went through when he came home and found his wife with another penguin. Tough love, huh?

It turns out that even penguins follow the commandments of God. Do you follow them?

Most Americans say infidelity is unacceptable, and 30-40% of all people cheat on their partner. Infidelity may lead to depression, domestic violence, divorce and homicide. Things are getting our of control these days, and we don’t really understand cheating. Why do people cheat?

Cheaters justify their act and come up with ignorant excuses. Cheating isn’t acceptable, and should never be accepted. Well, it’s not like penguins explain why they do it, and they don’t even have to come up with excuses. Instead of doing so, they attack.

National Geographic made a video of a penguin cheating her partner, and the outcome was bloody.

The 3-minute clip is bizarre and shocking.

The narrator explains that every September, 200…

Fast Food Chain Creates The Marrot, A Carrot Made Of Meat Just To Troll Vegans

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Some say vegans have gone a little too far, and the resistance grows bigger with every day that goes by. Meat-lovers strike again, and this time their latest invention will sure annoy vegans.

Arby’s created the Marrot which is basically a carrot made of meat. What’s the main idea? Well, if you can eat plant-based meat substitutes, you can have things the other way round, right? Arby’s wasn’t asked to make the Marrot, but here it is. We believe that Bugs Bunny would approve its appearance, because it looks like a perfectly shaped bright orange carrots.

The Marrot is actually shaped turkey breast which was boiled and rolled in dried carrot juice powder. Roasting it is the last step of the process. To get the classic green stalk, Arby’s use a spring of parsley.

It seems like the Marrot is the first in a series of “Meat Vegetables.” The fast food chain likes to call them “Megetables.”

Jim Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer for Arby’s explains that plant-based meats are the latest move in ma…

10 Reasons to Start Drinking Warm Water With Lemon Every Morning

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Do you drink warm water? If your answer is no, it’s time to change it. Warm water has great benefits. Cold water is refreshing, but it actually affects the absorption of nutrients because the body is forced to bring up the body temperature.

According to research, cold water thickens nasal mucus, making if difficult to pass through the respiratory tract.

This is a common practice in ancient Chinese and Indian culture. Drinking warm water after waking up enhances digestion and relieves congestion. Hot water relaxes the nervous system. Chinese don’t drink hot water with their meals, and prefer having a cup of hot tea or warm water.

The temperature should range between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It shouldn’t burn your mouth and throat.

Lemon adds more benefits to your water. It’s packed with vitamin C and stimulates the immune system, offering protection from colds and flu. This citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, folate, potassium, flavonoids, and limonins.

A quarter cup of lemon ju…

The Butterfly You Choose Can Reveal the Hidden Sides of Your Personality

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Butterflies are live symbols of freedom and beauty. Many artists have used them in their works as inspiration or as the subject matter because of their strong association with freedom and their representation of nature’s beauty. Due to their nature, they symbolize change and the positive outcomes that can occur. Our subconscious mind, however, symbolizes butterflies in many different ways. It analyzes their colors, shapes, and compositions without us realizing what it means.

Here at Bright Side, we’ve created a fun personality test to see what kind of person you are based on the butterfly you choose.
1. You’re sensitive and honest. If you’ve chosen this beauty, it means you’re sensitive, honest, and very romantic. You show a lot of compassion to a lot of people, even to those you don’t know, because you regularly put yourself in other people’s shoes. You’re very emotional and you always care for other people’s needs and feelings — so much so that you neglect your own feelings at times…

Choose a Pie and Learn About Your Personality Type

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The experts believe that there’s a direct connection between one’s personality and the subconscious mind. That’s how these puzzles work — even a simple decision like choosing a pie is not an accident, your subconscious has done it for you and it can reveal quite a bit about the inner you. And the chosen image is more than just a piece of food, it actually reveals your personality.

Keep in mind that this is just a fun test so don’t take it too seriously — unless we manage to get things spot-on, of course!

We at Bright Side love personality tests and find it truly amazing how much you can tell from the smallest decisions. Let’s see if we got it right this time.

Look at the picture. Which pie did you spot first? Scroll down to find out what it means.

1. Circle You’re a thinker and an analyzer. You have an unbeatable ability to make “outside of the box” decisions. You don’t like wasting time and try to get things done in the most efficient way, no matter what it is, like walking the dog, …

4 Signs Your Body is Too Acidic and How to Fix it

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Your body is a machine that relies on the perfect balance of chemicals, bacteria and cells. How to tell if your body is out of balance? Check out your pH levels.

If by any chance you don’t know anything about it, here’s a brief info. pH values stand for the alkalinity or acidity in your body. To work properly, your body requires a perfect balance of acidity and alkalinity. Your stomach needs acidity to digest food and your system needs alkalinity.

The pH scale goes from 0 to 14. Values below 7 are considered acidic, and anything higher than that represents an alkaline environment. In some cases, the body becomes too acidic, triggering an avalanche of negative reactions.

How to tell if your body is too acidic? Observe your body carefully, and you will learn a lot.

1. Excess weight
Acids increase the production of insulin and your body stores more fat. The natural detox system in your body is unable to deal with increased levels of acid and brings it back to fatty tissues. Your metaboli…

Find Out About This 3,000-Year-Old Technique For Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis And Inflammation

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Inflammation is your body’s way of fighting an infection. However, arthritis and other autoimmune diseases trigger an inflammation even when there’s no “invador” as explained by WebMD.

Inflammation is sometimes caused by food allergies, stress and long sitting hours. It’s manifested through joint pain, stiffness and flu-like symptoms like fever chills, fatigue, headache, and loss of appetite.

The condition is usually treated with prescription medication that relieve the symptoms. However, natural home remedies can provide a similar or maybe even better effect. Some of these have been used for more than 3,000 years in India.

We give you eight Ayurvedic methods you should try:1. Stress diary
Ayurvedic medicine is focused on treating the root cause of the problem. According to Spirituality Health, we should record the time we feel stressed. When you are stressed, your body sends off an inflammatory response. What causes your stress? Shut down the triggers to reduce the inflammation. Wri…

Signs of Mold Illness No One Should Ignore

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Does your roof leak? How much attention do you pay to the dampness in your home? This can easily lead to serious health problems. Toxic mold has a detrimental effect on human health, causing a wide range of symptoms like rashes, fatigue and vertigo.

Unfortunately, many people misinterpret these symptoms because they aren’t even aware of the toxic mold exposure. Sufferers usually believe they have a cold, flu or allergy. Dr. Jill explains that mold, mycotoxins and other air pollutants contribute to 50% of diseases. It’s really important that you determine where does mold come from in order to prevent the development of severe symptoms.

Affected areas Mold develops everywhere, and it doesn’t make any difference between fabric, wood or leather. You can even see it on sheetrock and insulation. It needs moisture and oxygen, which is why it’s commonly found in the following areas:

-- Bathrooms and kitchens (under sinks and under refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines

-- Leaky roof…

The Gem You Pick Will Reveal Your True Personality

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People always want to know a little more about themselves, and they use various tests to do so. Here at Bright Side, we’ve got 2 interesting tests for you to try out.

Jewelry test People have believed in the power of stones for a very long time. They are hidden deep in the earth, which makes them connected to nature. This is probably why people believed that they can not only show your desires and give you the power to foretell the future but also reveal your deepest secrets. Would you like to try it out? Find a calm corner in your house, take a deep breath, and choose a gem.

1. Pearl. If you chose the pearl, you are a dignified and spiritual person with a deep sense of pride. However, you have a humble heart.

2. Ruby. Your personality is passionate, intense, and bursting with life.

3. Diamond. You are strong, determined, and proud.

4. Blue topaz. You have a calm, reflective soul. You value the quiet moments in life.

5. Peridot. This stone is chosen by people who are vibrant, energet…

Anxiety Is Not Just Chest Pains, Crying and Inability to Relax

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Nowadays, people find it easy to speak of anxiety as a regular occurrence, a condition everyone experiences. However, deep beneath the surface, anxiety is not a condition to take lightly…not in the slightest.

Anxiety is a sneaky and undermining condition, which easily finds itself in your everyday life. It has deteriorating effects on the body mind and soul, pushing one into despair and excessive stress. It can easily take out the joy in a person, leaving your mind exhausted and confused.
Anxiety can come in any shape and form. It can be the mere inconvenience of having to hang out and socialize with others.

It can be a fear of sharing too much, asking for help and opening up even to those closest to you. It can push one into isolation, all due to feelings of non-belonging and rejection.

Oftentimes, anxiety results in procrastination, mainly because any chore you take on seems like a stretch. And then, it seems as even bigger stretch once it’s time to get to business.

Dealing with an…

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