Three common habits secretly sabotaging your happiness

TeamCitymapia | Dec 04, 2021

There is no one true, perfect recipe for a happy full life. Everyone needs to carve their own path and come up with their own definition of happiness. However, most people sabotage themselves with some common habits. The good news is that these habits are often simple to define and easy to change. Author Gretchen Rubin says three of them are staying up too late, delaying a project after a certain milestone (as soon as you get that raise, or get married, or buy a house), and being overly certain.

How you should treat your scalp during winter, Expert says

TeamCitymapia | Dec 03, 2021

Your scalp is more likely to suffer from dryness, flakiness, irritation, and itching during winter. Existing conditions like dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis can also aggravate due to the dip in humidity. Senior Consultant Dermatologist Dr T.N. Rekha says you need to switch to milder shampoos and use good conditioners. You must avoid exposure to extreme temperature, exfoliate regularly, and skip all hair treatments. And do not go days without washing your hair due to fear of catching a cold.

Study says keeping your ex as backup is harmful

TeamCitymapia | Dec 02, 2021

A study in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking says that keeping an interest in your ex-partner as a backup is harmful, especially when you are in another relationship. It does not impact your commitment to the current partner. However, it affects your communication with the current partner. Findings suggest that such people are also more likely to engage in sexual activities with their ex and experience negative affect. Researchers studied a sample of 397 adults for the project.

What a holistic esthetician recommends for optimum wellness

TeamCitymapia | Nov 29, 2021

Holistic esthetician Britta Plug believes in a gentle, thoughtful, and sensitive approach to taking care of your body. Like many other experts, she says that your health affects your skin. Three things she does every day are lymph work, eating more soluble fibre, and a relaxed morning routine. The lymphatic system needs to be saved from stagnation with a massage or facial cupping. For an everyday routine, you can focus on three major centres - above the collarbone, below the ear, and behind the jawline.

Cellular stress is real, Here is what you can do about it

TeamCitymapia | Nov 29, 2021

Unfortunately, most of us are all too familiar with stress. What most people don't know is that our cells also experience stress and its effects. Integrative and functional medicine physician, Mark Menolascino says cellular stress is when your cells are being negatively impacted by external and internal factors, which compromises their ability to function efficiently. Some experts suggest taking a supplement that will support the mitochondria (energy-generating part of the cell) to deal with stress.

Hating collective entities inspires meaning in life: study

TeamCitymapia | Nov 28, 2021

A study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology says that the hatred toward collective entities like institutions or groups can bring meaning in life. This is also why many prominent cultural figures or political movements have gained steam when they have a clear, identifiable enemy. The author of the study Abdo Elnakouri said that hatred can be a powerful motivating force and give people a clear purpose. However, in some cases, it may also elicit negative feelings like victimisation or resentment.