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5 Tips for Running a Successful Online Dating Business

Everyone has a talent and our talents vary as much as the next person. For some people that talent lies in matchmaking. So why not make money out of your talent? Why not offer it to a wider spectrum and launch a dating site? When the planning is done right, these sites can be very lucrative and require minimal effort to maintain and run.

Pros and Cons of a Beauty Career

Estheticians (also known as aestheticians) are integral parts of spas, salons, and similar places that provide specialized beauty care. Laser hair removal, facials, waxes, chemical peels, among other cosmetic services, are performed by estheticians. Estheticians are not to be confused with cosmetologists, however, who work more in hair cutting, manicures, and pedicures. If you’re looking into a career as an esthetician, consider both the pros and cons of the profession.

Signs Of Mental Illness

For many of us, mental illness seems like something foreign and that has led to a lack of seriousness in dealing with the issue. It should be noted that more than 54 million people suffer from mental disorders in the US alone. This is an estimated 15% of the population of those who have acknowledged being mentally ill. But still, many people do not acknowledge mental illness because of stigma. As a parent, a spouse or just any

An Overview Of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic health condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the airways of the lungs. This inflammation or obstruction results when the airways overreact to certain factors making it difficult to breathe. The inflammation can also result in constriction and irritability of airways, mucus production and swelling. This makes people suffering from this condition to have very sensitive airways.

Is Lyme Disease Curable?

In much of the country, spring and summer mean warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, it also means that the ticks that carry Lyme disease bacteria may be out in full force, especially in wooded or grassy areas.

These Are the Drugs People Take Most Often Before Sex, According to a New Study

Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll make up a classic trio. We might not be able to tell you much about the rock ‘n’ roll part (sorry, we’re not a music site), but we can tell you what drugs people take before a sex session. A new study looked into the sex lives of thousands of people to find out which drugs are most commonly used to heat things up between the sheets. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Is Here: What You Need to Know

Sexual assault statistics in the United States are staggering. One in three women (and one in four men) experience sexual violence that involves physical contact, according to the CDC. Nearly 20% of women are raped or are the target of an attempted rape. And since many sexual assaults go unreported, the real numbers concerning sexual assault crimes and victims are probably much higher.

This Man Removed Parts of His Ears—and Now His Extreme Body Modification Is Going Viral

By now you’ve probably heard about the man who went viral for having the inside of both of his ears cut out. If not, here’s the story: Charles Bentley reportedly traveled from Australia to Sweden to have his inner ears surgically removed by a man who calls himself a “body modification practitioner.” The procedure is apparently called “conch removal,” and as soon as Bentley’s post-op photos hit the Internet, people started freaking out. 

What Causes Down Syndrome? An Expert Explains

One out of every 700 babies born in the United States has Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal disorder in the country. Fortunately, because it is so prevalent, doctors have become very knowledgeable on how to help people with Down syndrome live full lives. In fact, it’s not unusual for people with the disorder to live independently, play competitive sports, or start a business. 

The FDA Just Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for People With Treatment-Resistant Depression. Here’s What That Means

The new antidepressant approved yesterday by the FDA achieves a number of firsts. It is the first new antidepressant to be approved in decades that works in an entirely novel way, the first antidepressant to come in nasal spray form, and the first to work in a very short time rather than in weeks or even months. And for people suffering from major depressive disorder for whom nothing else has worked, it may offer a new chance at recovery.

Can You Die From Measles? Why Doctors Are So Worried About Recent Outbreaks

Since the beginning of this year, 159 cases of measles in 10 states have been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a lot for just two months, especially for a disease that, back in 2000, was declared eliminated from the United States. (For comparison, most recent years haven’t seen that many cases in an entire 12-month span. Two exception were 2018, which saw 372 cases, and 2014, which saw 667.)

Jussie Smollett Lied About Being the Victim of a Hate Crime, Police Say. Why Would Someone Do That?

When news broke that actor Jussie Smollett was under arrest for allegedly faking a hate crime against himself in January, America reacted with shock, anger, and serious confusion. Chicago police chalked up his actions to his dissatisfaction with his salary and his role on the television show Empire. But many of us wondered: What else was going on in the actor’s head?

Every Question You Have About CBD—Answered

There’s no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment. If you live in a state where it’s currently legal, you might feel like CBD has gone from being sort of around to absolutely everywhere all at once. Coffee shops sell CBD lattes, spas offer CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release lotions with CBD or hemp oils in their formulas. And everyone from your anxious coworker to your arthritis-suffering dad wants to get their hands on some CBD gummies.

Why Do Some People Die From Pneumonia?

Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead on November 15 in her California home at age 47. The cause of death was “pending investigation” for months, according to People, but today, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner announced it to be lobar pneumonia.

Is Your Personality Ruining Your Sleep?

Are you an anxious person? A type-A perfectionist? Prone to depression? Highly stressed? Then there’s a good chance that you aren’t sleeping well. It’s long been known among sleep experts that insomniacs tend to have certain personality traits—most of them not all that positive. And a new paper published in Lancet Psychiatry only furthers the evidence. Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience researcher Tessa Blanken and her team studied the personality traits and life histories of 2,224 study participants diagnosed with probable insomnia disorder between 2010 and 2016 and traced insomnia to five personality types.

Your Eye Color May Affect Your Risk of Winter Depression

For some people, colder temperatures and shorter days bring to mind beautiful winter wonderlands and cozy nights by the fire. For others, however, winter can be downright depressing. Now, scientists say they may have a clue as to why some people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) while others don’t: According to one recent study, eye color may play a significant role. 

6 Thoughts People With OCD Have—According to Women Diagnosed With This Mental Health Condition

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is sheer anguish for those who struggle with it. Vexing thoughts or images—things that are distressing or sexual in nature, for instance—are a hallmark of OCD. To counteract their anxious feelings, people with this mental health diagnosis may feel compelled to perform certain behaviors over and over, such as extreme handwashing, or mental rituals, like excessive counting.

3 Ways to Manage PTSD

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you’ve experienced a traumatic event—like a mass shooting, terrorism attack, or sexual assault—that made you believe your life or the lives of people you care about were in danger.

The 2 Most Common Causes of Bronchitis–and How to Avoid Them

Winter is prime time for the coughing, phlegm, fatigue, and general unpleasantness of acute bronchitis. Viruses are by far the most common cause of the illness, which typically goes away in a week or so (although the cough can linger). And–’tis the season–it’s usually the very same viruses that cause the flu or a common cold that give you bronchitis, too.

What Exactly Is C. Diff–and Why Is It Becoming More Common?

Infection with the Clostridium difficile bacterium is one of the most feared in medicine. Not only can Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile or C. diff) cause life-threatening symptoms and even death, it is now spreading more and more easily. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some half a million people are infected with C. diff each year and, of those, 15,000 die.

This Woman Reveals the Real Reason Her Skin Looks Different—and No, She’s Not a Burn Victim

Imagine how you would feel if people looked at your body and asked, “Are you a burn victim? A domestic abuse survivor? A blood disease patient?” when you’re absolutely none of those things. Those are the types of questions Berlange Presilus deals with regularly, and now she’s speaking up about what really causes one of her legs to be a different color than the other.

The 6 Biggest Keto Diet Mistakes

Ask any keto diet devotee and they’ll tell you that the high-fat, low-carb eating plan delivers real results: Many people who follow the restrictive plan lose weight, and unlike with other diets they may have tried, they don’t feel hungry or deprived.

This Woman Is Speaking Out After a Photo of Her Went Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

We’ve all passed someone on the street or in the grocery store and made a silent mental (and unfair) judgment about them. Next time you get the urge to do that, remind yourself that you don’t even know half of that person’s situation. Jennifer Knapp Wilkinson would know; she’s been the one on the other end of that judgment many times, and now she’s telling her story.