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How to Wake Up Smiling Every Morning

They say that to wake up smiling every morning is to have found true happiness. While we agree with this, we are living in the modern world. Our world is a real world. It is one filled with demands and deadlines. It is fast-paced and comes with a daily grind that can quickly wear you down. It isn’t easy to wake up with a smile on your face. Sometimes, it just feels like another day, and you want to hit that snooze button for the umpteenth time. So, how do you wake up smiling every morning? In this article, we...

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9 Best Herbs for PMS (Ease Bloating, Cramps & Mood Swings)

Bloating, tender breasts, cramps, headaches, mood swings, and acne, are only some of the physical and emotional symptoms that come with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). And there’s no denying it: PMS sucks. A lot. In fact, symptoms get so severe for some women that they have to miss out on work, school, gym, and other daily activities. Now—although there’s no way to avoid PMS from happening altogether, you can reduce its symptoms and cope with the discomfort through several remedies. You probably already know or have used a few over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. But sometimes, pharmaceuticals...

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9 Adaptogenic Herbs to Balance Your Hormones

Adaptogens are a class of herbal plants thought to have many health benefits. They’ve been used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine to ease stress, improve energy levels, and balance the body’s hormones. Now, each adaptogenic herb has a slightly different function, and so far, experts have been able to find at least 70 types of adaptogenic herbs. Hence, the best adaptogenic herb for you depends on the specific issue and symptoms that you’re experiencing, as well as on the kind of solution you’re looking for. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of the 9 best adaptogenic herbs...

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Is There Vegan Collagen? (All You Need to Know!)

Collagen is an essential protein the body naturally produces that holds together your muscles, bones, ligaments, and skin. With age, though, collagen’s natural production gradually decreases. Besides aging, factors like smoking, sun exposure, and sugar also lower collagen levels over time. ​​ This causes your skin to wrinkle, muscles to become more sensitive, and bones to grow more brittle. That’s why it’s crucial everyone eats foods high in collagen for long-lasting healthy skin and strong bones. Now, this is where it gets tricky for vegans. Why? Collagen is a protein only found in animals. So far, there is no known...

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