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Reverse Culture Shock Is a Thing: Here’s How to Deal – Darling Magazine

I didn’t cry when I left home. I didn’t cry when I got bed bugs at an expensive hostel in Singapore, when a cat peed on my bed in Japan, when I had an asthma attack in Togo or food poisoning in Cambodia. I didn’t cry when I spent a night being harassed by teenagers […]

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10 Steps to a Healthier New Year

New Year’s Resolutions Overview Getting Started First Steps Goal Setting Motivation Rethinking Resolutions Mental Toughness 1 Review Your Year Take a look at what your diet and health have been like for the last 12 months. Think about these questions and write down your answers in a notebook so that you can look back at […]

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B Complex Vitamins Sources and Benefits

In This Article Table of Contents Expand B1 (Thiamine) B2 (Riboflavin) B3 (Niacin) B5 (Pantothenic Acid) B6 (Pyridoxine) B7 (Biotin) B9 (Folic Acid) B12 (Cobalamin) Uses  Side Effects View All Back To Top A B complex vitamin usually delivers eight of the B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 […]

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Why Should Acknowledge and Process Disappointment – Darling Magazine

I grew up hearing the message to expect the worst. This way when things didn’t go as I had hoped, I would not be disappointed. Although well-intentioned, this advice failed miserably. In reality, I was disappointed but I felt even worse because there was this expectation to get over it quickly and move on.  I see […]

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Letters to My Younger Self: The 17-Year-Old Who Lives for the Approval of Others – Darling Magazine

Letters to My Younger Self is a series focused on wisdom and self-awareness. Just as you write letters to a friend to encourage and uplift them, here is the advice we would go back and tell our younger ourselves. Dear 17-Year-Old Self, In just a few moments, you’re going to close your locker and begin your […]

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How to Avoid the 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes

Sometimes, exercisers with the best intentions lose the least amount of weight. What's worse is that they often see their friends slim down just weeks after starting a new workout program. It can be frustrating and confusing. So what makes one weight loss workout plan effective and another one fail? There could be a number […]

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Get Glutes in Gear With These Excercises

If you sit much of the day, you may have weak glutes, tight hamstrings, and tight hip flexors. Use this glute activation program to get your backside firing properly during exercise. To maximize the proper involvement of your glutes, perform this basic glute activation routine as the first part of your warm up, before your […]

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Echinacea: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions

Can a tea made from purple cone flowers stave off colds and illnesses? Echinacea is a popular remedy for colds, flu, and other infections. Some people also believe that echinacea can alleviate pain, prevent cancer, improve mental health, and relieve skin problems. But the scientific community does not agree on the benefits of echinacea tea and some have […]

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Should Count Calories or Carbs to Lose Weight?

What is the best way to lose weight? Dieters often get confused about whether they should count calories or carbs to slim down. Much of confusion is the result of the calories vs. sugar debate. Does calorie count matter more or should you reduce sugary carbs for weight loss? And what about fat? To get […]

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I Would Rather Be Outdoors Than Anywhere Else – Darling Magazine

Most of my childhood was spent outside. I grew up on the same farm where my dad grew up. My grandparents still live less than a mile down the road, and my sister and I could ride our beat-up bikes through the field between our homes to go swimming in the summer, ride the tractor […]

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