Doddie Smith – I capture the castle

“How I wish I lived in a Jane Austen novel!” Meet 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain who, alongside her family, lives in a rented castle. They’re poor (no-one earns any money) but they like to dream. The girls dream of love and marriage, the parents of unending days and food. And they feel that their status andContinue reading “Doddie Smith – I capture the castle”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot

This is the first non-fiction I have read (or more like listened to) in a while and while I loved the book, there were definitely some flaws with it too (probably stemming from the author’s way of writing). Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Tumor cells taken from herContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot”

The study we were waiting for: CHOCOLATE – HEART MEDICINE

An every day ratio of dark bitter chocolate could help prevent heart diseases, according to a study realized by a team of Swiss researchers. The Swiss researchers say that the anti-oxidants from chocolate could prevent the blood veins to become smaller and less wide. The research team came to this conclusion after testing on aContinue reading “The study we were waiting for: CHOCOLATE – HEART MEDICINE”

All about Stress

We live in the most stressful and demanding country in the world. We are constantly in fierce competition with others. Stress manifests physiological changes in the body. Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully.  Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person andContinue reading “All about Stress”

Social Phobias

Did you ever feel afraid to go out? Even to the mall? You might be suffering from a Social Phobia By Jenny Bishop September 3, 2013 Everyone is afraid of something. Everyone experiences nervousness, anxiety and even in superior feelings around certain people. Some people possess these feelings so deeply that their fear is considered irrational.Continue reading “Social Phobias”

What is Depression: Some New Light on the Old Blues?

Right now, 20 million Americans are in the midst of an episode of depression. Some have the incapacitating symptoms of what doctors call a major depression. These symptoms usually require professional attention because they are very severe and demoralizing. Feeling hopeless and worthless, a person with major depression may sleep and eat irregularly. In theContinue reading “What is Depression: Some New Light on the Old Blues?”

Your Recommended Daily Allowance for Relaxation

Feeling stressed out, worn out by fatigue or just simply having a miserable day, the best thing to do is relax.  Stress is the curse of living in modern times. Everyone suffers from stress. And the stress we suffer takes a heavy toll on our bodies, emotions and minds. Feeling stressed out, worn out byContinue reading “Your Recommended Daily Allowance for Relaxation”