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There’s something about the energy in the air that let’s you know Autumn is coming to an end —  time goes back an hour, the sun sets earlier and the bitter, cold weather starts to set in.

But environmental transformations aren’t the only changes taking place during the Fall season. The mood and behavior of human beings is drastically affected by the chilly, darkness of the Fall and Winter months. Although most people can adapt to the drastic seasonal shift, for some, winter brings a clinical form of depression called seasonal affective disorder, a.k.a “SAD.”

According to Mental Health America, symptoms for SAD include:

Mood changes: extremes of mood and, in some, periods of mania in spring and summer

Depression: misery, guilt, loss of self-esteem, hopelessness, diminished interest in activities, despair, and apathy

Anxiety: tension and inability to tolerate stress

Social Problems: irritability and desire to avoid social contact

Sleep Problems: desire to oversleep and difficulty staying awake or, sometimes, disturbed sleep and early morning waking

Feeling any of these symptoms? You’re not alone. Hit the flip to check out these 7 tips to help you cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder.


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How Feeling Guilty About Your Food Makes It Toxic

You know, there are times when the only thing that makes sense is a rich chocolate brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream (and maybe a little swirl of chocolate syrup on top).

It makes everything right with the world, until it’s gone. Then, if you’re like most women, you get the dreaded guilt.

Ugh. I ate too much. I can feel it. How many calories was that anyway?

You berate yourself for your momentary weakness, and vow to stick to carrots and kale for the next few days.

We’ve all experienced it at one time or another, but we probably haven’t given it a name. Today’s diet and nutrition experts have stepped in to help us out. They call it “food guilt,” and while it may be perfectly normal once in awhile, there is an upward trend that could be dangerous for our health.

What is Food Guilt?

At it’s most basic, “food guilt” is a term describing that feeling of guilt that settles in after you’ve eaten something you realize you probably shouldn’t have. At this level, it’s nothing new. We’ve all over-indulged at times and then regretted it later, either because of the indigestion or the realization that we’ve just added on another pound or so.

As we become more and more obsessed with our appearance—a by-product of our visual, social media world—we have started to see food with different eyes, and the result can actually create more weight gain and related health issues. 

Usually we vow to eat healthier and forget about it within a few hours. But what if we don’t forget about it? What if we continue to feel guilty, but then the next time we’re faced with a dozen donuts or carton of ice cream, we can’t stop ourselves from giving in?

This is where food guilt can become dangerous, and according to nutrition experts, the dangerous form is becoming more prevalent today. As we become more and more obsessed with our appearance—a by-product of our visual, social media world—we have started to see food with different eyes, and the result can actually create more weight gain and related health issues.

How Food Guilt Can Become Dangerous

Louise Adams, a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society, told ABC News that the number of people who feel guilty about their food choices is at epidemic levels.

“It’s not like the whole world has an eating disorder,” she stated, “but we’re definitely in the grips of a food guilt epidemic.” She blames the trend on a “tsunami” of diets promoted for their health benefits that put people in the mindset that they must choose “good” foods over “bad” ones.

“When I wasn’t micromanaging my food intake and timing, I agonized over my food choices and punished myself emotionally for giving in and indulging on those cookies. What’s worse, no matter how I looked on the outside, I became a stressed-out recluse with low self-esteem.” – Certified personal trainer Julian Hayes II

“There’s a choice of what we can feel guilty about depending on which guru we’re following,” she added.

Melissa Milne, author of The Naughty Diet, conducted a survey of 10,000 women for her book and found that 80 percent of them admitted to feeling guilty after eating a decadent restaurant meal. The same number said that when they felt food guilt, they avoided having sex with their mates after the meal.

“Food Guilt is one dirty little secret,” she writes. “No one talks about how icky they really feel after a rich meal or decadent dessert. No one wants to be crowned Miss Buzzkill of the table.”

Certified personal trainer Julian Hayes II says that in her quest to be fit, food-induced guilt took over her life. “When I wasn’t micromanaging my food intake and timing,” she writes, “I agonized over my food choices and punished myself emotionally for giving in and indulging on those cookies. What’s worse, no matter how I looked on the outside, I became a stressed-out recluse with low self-esteem.”

Indeed, psychologists say that food guilt, at it’s most severe, can actually lead to a full-blown eating disorder like bulimia or anorexia nervosa. One of the most common triggers for binge eating is guilt, and the same emotion can take over after the binge eating cycle, triggering purging or overexercising.

What’s at the Core of Food Guilt?

When researchers look into the causes of food guilt, they find this “moralizing” about food that has taken over our society. Our ancestors didn’t think of food as good or bad—it was just food. But as we battle a worldwide obesity epidemic and try to get healthier and slimmer, we have become food police, relegating certain items to the “okay” list and others to the “don’t you dare” list.

What foods you choose to relegate to these two lists depends entirely on what diet you’re following, or what health expert you believe. Whereas a woman wanting to lose weight may view a steak with disdain, another woman beefing up her muscles may see it as a helpful partner in her efforts to reach her goals. A woman on a gluten-free diet would push away that whole-grain bread, whereas a woman battling heart disease may welcome the high-fiber choice.

Whether we admit it or not, most of us have been influenced by society to the point that we see foods as either good or bad. Paul Rozin, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, conducted a survey in which he asked respondents if they thought foods were either generally good or bad. Nearly half of the respondents did.

In another of his studies of food attitudes in four different cultures, the professor found that generally, the group associating food most with health and least with pleasure was the Americans, and the group most food-pleasure-oriented and least food-health-oriented were the French. More telling was that when he split the results between the genders, he found that women in all four countries showed a pattern of attitudes more like the Americans.

“I see people calling food ‘good’ or ‘bad’ every day,” registered dietician Abby Langer told Self Magazine. “It makes people feel like they are good or bad based on their food choices, but that’s not the case. It’s important to understand what this thinking really does.”

 

How Does Feeling Guilty Affect the Body?

Feeling guilty about what we’re eating is not just about our emotions. How we feel can actually affect how much we eat, and how our bodies metabolize that food.

One of the most common responses to food guilt, for example, is the “what the hell” attitude that leads to eating even more. When indulging in something we think we shouldn’t, we tend to feel like failures, so we give up and figure we may as well get all the enjoyment out of it we can. The result is often a higher calorie load than we would have eaten had we not felt guilty. 

On average, the women who reported one or more stressors during the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than non-stressed women in the seven hours after eating the high-fat meal. Scientists determined that this one difference along could result in an 11-pound weight gain in one year!

Another response actually takes place on a physiological level. According to Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, how we feel about a certain food can affect how well we break it down, and how efficiently we burn the calories. He gives the example of eating an ice cream cone: feel good about it, and your digestion “will be stimulated and you’ll have a fuller metabolic breakdown of the ice cream while burning its calories more efficiently.”

Feel guilty about it, on the other hand, and the brain will sense the negative input and inhibit digestion, “which means you’ll be eating your ice cream but not fully metabolizing it.” The result could decrease calorie burn and induce the body to store more of that food as fat.

“You could eat the healthiest meal on the planet,” he adds, “but if you’re thinking toxic thoughts the digestion of your food goes down and your fat storage metabolism could go up.”

A 2014 study out of Ohio State University found evidence to back up this theory that emotions affect calorie burn. They questioned study participants before giving them a meal consisting of 930 calories and 60 grams of fat. They then measured their metabolic rate, blood sugar, triglycerides, insulin, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

On average, the women who reported one or more stressors during the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than non-stressed women in the seven hours after eating the high-fat meal. Scientists determined that this one difference along could result in an 11-pound weight gain in one year!

Guilt can be a type of emotional stressor, ramping up our cortisol levels before or after eating something we think of as “bad.” That means if we want to enjoy good health and enjoy our food, we have to change how we think about what we put on our plates.

5 Ways to Avoid Food Guilt

Most women fall victim to food guilt fairly frequently. Now that we know that food guilt can actually cause us to gain more, it becomes clear that we have to put an end to this unhealthy relationship with food.

Here are five tips to help you do that.

  1. Rethink how you think about food. Watch your thoughts when you’re about to eat something. Odds are, you’ve automatically labeled it as good or bad. Start changing that thinking by restructuring your views. Think of food in terms of balance, instead. To enjoy a healthy diet and healthy life, you need to eat more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins than sugary desserts and treats. Those sugar treats aren’t “bad,” they just belong at the edge of your balance beam. Thoroughly indulge with full pleasure. Just keep those indulgences to about 20 percent of your entire diet.
  2. Ramp up your pleasure. Remember that study that said Americans see food in terms of health? It’s time we enjoyed it a little bit more. No matter what you’re eating, slow down and savor each bite. Gain more pleasure from your food, and your body will likely be more efficient at using it. When you do decide to indulge, choose something you really like and enjoy it fully, no guilt!
  3. Move more and get enough sleep. We are all too sedentary these days, and it’s hurting our health and metabolism. We’re also knee-deep in a sleep deprivation epidemic. Moving more not only helps you burn more calories, but it can change your appetite, too. Scientists have found that sitting around inspires us to eat high-sugar, high-fat foods, whereas moving more inspires us to eat healthier items. Getting enough sleep also helps balance your hormones so you feel less hungry. So get to bed on time, and work more movement into every hour of your life and your appetite is likely to lead you naturally to healthier choices.
  4. Listen to your guilt. If you feel guilty after eating a certain food, try to learn from it. Why did you feel guilty? Is it because of some outdated belief that you could easily let go of? Or is it because you felt physically ill after eating the food? Ask yourself what you can learn from how you feel, and try to remember the lesson next time around.
  5. Love your body. Women are far too harsh with themselves. We blame ourselves for making the wrong choices. We seek out all our flaws. We ruminate over the weight we’ve gained. All those negative emotions work to further erode our overall health and well-being. Try to regroup and remember the good things about your body. Generate some positive feelings by being grateful for the health you do have, and allow that positive frame of mind to lead you to listen to your body more often. What does it really need? What food does your body really want? Or would it prefer a casual walk or a nap? If you can ease the stress and guilt and relax a little, what would your body tell you? As you learn to listen, you’ll make better choices and guilt will naturally disappear.

Sources

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Melissa Milne, “5 Ways to Stop Food Guilt Now,” EatThis.com, http://www.eatthis.com/beat-food-guilt.

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Trump Administration Not Feeling Harriet Tubman On New $20 Bill

Black abolitionist Harriet Tubman was set to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $ 20 bill under a 2016 decision by the Obama administration.

However, the Trump administration signaled on Thursday that Tubman may not replace Jackson after all.

According to the New York Times, “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to endorse the plan for a 2020 redesign of the $ 20 bill that was announced by the Obama administration last year.”

“People have been on the bills for a long period of time,” Mnuchin told CNBC. “This is something we’ll consider. Right now we’ve got a lot more important issues to focus on.”

Trump made it clear as a presidential candidate that he opposed the proposal to replace Jackson.

“I would love to leave Andrew Jackson and see if we can maybe come up with another denomination,” he said in April 2016, after the decision was announced.

At the time, Trump suggested the $ 2 bill for Tubman, as it reportedly “circulates in the smallest volume of any bill, about seven times less than the $ 20.”

“I think it would be more appropriate,” he said.

As reported by the NY Times, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that Jackson would move to the back of the $ 20 bill. He also said images of women would be added to the back of the $ 5 and $ 10 bills. The plan is to unveil the final designs in 2020.

Trump has not addressed the issue since becoming president but he did put a portrait of Jackson in the Oval Office.

Andrew Jackson is still celebrated as one of the founding fathers of the Democratic Party. He also orchestrated the removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands to the east of the Mississippi River, forcing them on the long march West known as the “Trail of Tears.”

Jackson also strongly opposed the use of paper money.

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‘Uncharted: Lost Legacy’ Review – A Familiar Feeling Adventure

When Uncharted: Lost Legacy was revealed late last year, this unexpected expansion raised its fair share of eyebrows. With Nathan Drake seemingly out of the picture, the first gameplay demo the world saw looked unlike anything else we’d seen from the long-running franchise.

Instead of the series’ mascot quipping his way out of a jungle, Naughty Dog’s gritty new trailer showed a mysterious veiled woman (who turned out to be Uncharted 2’s Chloe) sneaking through the streets of a war-torn Indian city. With explosions rocking nearby buildings and snarling rebel soldiers dragging civilians out of their homes, this surprise expansion hinted at a very different type of Uncharted game.

Now that Lost Legacy’s actually here though, we’re sorry to say that those hoping for a darker take on the popular franchise are going to be severely disappointed. While the first level gives you a nice glimpse into what a bleaker kind of treasure hunt might look like, the rest of Lost Legacy is very much just another Uncharted game – for better and for worse.



Nathan Drake is nowhere to be seen

Placed in the shoes of Uncharted 2’s Chloe Frazer, an artefact you find in the city soon sends you off to the sprawling Indian countryside.

Unsurprisingly, you’re after a legendary treasure once again, but this time it’s one that belonged to the ancient Hoysala Empire. With Uncharted 4’s moody mercenary Nadine tagging along for the ride, the pair soon find themselves in a trusty 4×4, exploring the same kind of luscious green locales that wowed us in last year’s A Thief’s End.

Mercifully though, it’s not all re-treading old ground here. For the first time in the series, Lost Legacy’s fourth chapter puts players into a sprawling open landscape, giving them an expansive playground to explore at their leisure.

Tasked with tracking down a slew of ancient artefacts, you’re free to tackle each mini temple in whatever order you please, with other hidden collectibles also scattered throughout the landscape.

While finding additional trinkets can often be a bit of a drag in open world games, Lost Legacy thankfully doesn’t hide these precious tokens in absurd places, instead demanding that you earn them by solving various puzzles or engaging in a spot of platforming.

While Uncharted isn’t exactly known for its head scratching puzzles, we were surprised by how varied and enjoyable these little trials were, with puzzles ranging from everything to fiddly rotating dials to trickily timed switches.



Open environments are the breath of fresh air that ‘Uncharted’ needed

Some of those optional tokens, however, will be a bit simpler to track down, with a couple merely sitting inside crumbling buildings. While that may not sound particularly exciting, stumbling on a trinket inside an old tower you just spotted on the horizon feels like a genuine archaeological discovery. It adds a fun sense of adventure to treasure hunting, feeling slightly reminiscent of the recent Tomb Raider games.

Thanks to the varied puzzles and the sheer size of the map, this open chapter is a refreshing change of pace from the series’ usually painfully linear adventures.

Unfortunately, though, that sense of freedom doesn’t last long. Without wanting to spoil anything, the usual bait and switch shenanigans you’d expect from an Uncharted adventure rear their head, causing the rest of the game to sharply change tack.

After letting players off the lead for the first time, it feels as though the game designers were all too swift to put them back in their place, quickly sending players back to the tried-and-tested linear temple missions of old. This means that the last half of the game falls into a predictable Uncharted rhythm, with Chloe and Nadine jumping around a bit, gunning down a few enemies and then solving the occasional simplistic puzzle.



But a poor story lets ‘Lost Legacy’ down

The core gameplay here is still undeniably great, but sadly, there’s just not a strong enough narrative to keep players motivated. After the brilliant and emotional journey players embarked on in Uncharted 4, it’s pretty disappointing to be following characters that feel so poorly fleshed out.

Without a compelling reason to keep pushing through each new area, the generic script turns what should have been an exciting adventure into a series of repetitive action movie tropes.  There’s a fan-pleasing appearance from a key Uncharted character towards the end of the game, but at that point – it’s simply too little too late.

Is ‘Uncharted: Lost Legacy’ any good?

Still, despite the poor narrative, there is some fun to be had in Lost Legacy. While it’s definitely not the globe-trotting adventure of a full, numbered Uncharted, this expansion has a few great moments of its own. If you’re desperate to lose yourself in another treasure-hunting escapade, Lost Legacy will be just the ticket. For everyone who still feels satisfied by the giddy highs of last year’s Uncharted 4 though, your £25 is probably better spent elsewhere.

 

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It’s a fact: You actually can buy happiness.

A new study released in June revealed that paying for time-saving services can actually increase happiness and overall life satisfaction.

The study is based on the idea that time famine (a lack of time) is draining and even unhealthy for people who are busy. According to these new findings “feelings of time stress are in turn linked to lower well-being, including reduced happiness, increased anxiety, and insomnia.”

I don’t know a mom who doesn’t deal with time stress. Since women still carry the brunt of the load when it comes to domestic duties and childcare, the thing we lack the most is time.

But when you pay for time-saving services such as lawn care, a housekeeper, and food delivery, you are preventing the stress of time famine.

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And all the mothers in the world rejoiced. Because we have known this all along. It’s about time science caught up with us.

The mental load we carry is what weighs us down creating stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. Personally, there’s nothing more satisfying than taking something off my plate.

For years I have felt guilty about having an on-again-off-again relationship with my housekeeper. I will hire her for a few months, then decide that the guilt is too much and I can do it all on my own. But as a work-at-home-mom, my time is scarce. I go through seasons where I find I have to make a choice: feel stressed out and tired or hire help.

I’m so over feeling guilty about this because now we have research that proves it—hiring help is so worth it.

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If you are curious, the study showed that the amount of money spent on time-paying services did not correlate to the amount of happiness. So that extra $ 5 you spend to order your groceries online can give you a great deal of happiness.

Ashley Whillans, one of the researchers behind the study said it doesn’t even matter how much money you make. “What we actually find in our data is that the role of time-saving purchases is independent from the role of income in predicting happiness.”

I know what you’re thinking: What about people who just can’t afford time-saving services? Finding other ways to prevent time famine, such as living closer to work, or just saying no to activities can also decrease time stress and increase overall life satisfaction. #boom

What do you give up or what help do you hire to get yourself more free time?

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A lot of people are feeling this these days… totally understandable. Honor your feelings, and when you are ready to stand up again, brush yourself off and get going again, I hope you will find this helpful.

If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also watch the first episode in the “Tap Out Your Fears” series — which explains the basics of EFT — click here.

As with any of my tapping videos, this is an abbreviated process for releasing uncomfortable feelings and enhancing good ones. Some folks may find their fear dissolve after just one tapping session, but for others, it will take some repetition, bringing the discomfort down little by little each time. (Still others may uncover specific issues that are best addressed directly with a wellness practitioner.) In any event, this brief video should help at least take the edge off the discomfort, freeing you up to enjoy life much more. Let us know how it helped you!

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Feeling Pressured to Find a Significant Other? Here Are 5 Ways to Deal

This post originally appeared on ThisIsQuaterlife.com

As someone who has spent the vast majority of his adult life single, I like to think
I’ve come up with useful tactics for combating what seems like constant pressure to
find a significant other. At times, when it nearly breaks me, I’ll remind myself of all
the reasons I’d rather be single than take up a hasty courtship with someone I’m not
certain about. While I’m all for dating and dating often, I’m also for reflecting on
what I want out of my dating life and honoring my answer. If you’re like me,
faced with albeit well-intentioned outside pressure to leave your single life behind,
but just aren’t ready to budge until you feel you’ve met someone of importance, here
are some pointers to help you stay the course.

1) Remind yourself that good things happen to those who wait

Once you hit your mid-twenties, your Facebook feed no longer provides the usual
litany of drunken photos and complaints about finals, but is replaced by engagement
announcements and snapshots of newborns (I personally loathe the ultrasound
photo. TMI IMO, ok!). Suddenly you feel the pressure of time. All these friends of
yours are transitioning into new stages of life, and here you are, single, eating pizza
in bed. It’s important to remind yourself that everyone’s life progress at it’s own
pace. While we may think we can just fabricate big life transitions whenever we
please, my personal experience leads me to believe it’s more effective to set your
intention and let life follow accordingly. Be patient. I promise you good things
happen when you wait for it — don’t force it. We all know how often relationships fall
apart and marriages fail. Wait until it feels right, not when the clock tells you it’s
time. Your life is a very long marathon, not a sprint to the altar.

2) Take pleasure in preserving your free time

We hear it all the time — your twenties are your time to be selfish and explore. As
someone whose dreams are constantly shifting, I am beyond grateful that I have
been able preserve some free time to actively pursue them (such as making time to
write these posts!). While it’s right to be open to letting new relationships into your
life, I hold the personal mantra that spending time with me-myself-and-I offers the
most return. Sure, in the beginning of a new relationship, it takes a few dates to
sense compatibility. But if you begin to feel that the time endowed will not lead to a
satisfying relationship, consider chalking up your loses. You and your time are
valuable. Invest it wisely.

3) Consider all the negative relationships you’ve observed

We all have that friend — whenever you see him/her out with their
boyfriend/girlfriend you think to yourself, “Really?” I’m not advocating judging a
relationship that you’re not in. But I am emboldening you to pay attention to your
friend’s relationships and how you interpret their emotional status to be when they’re with a significant other versus when they are not. You may scoff at your friend’s
obvious relationship of convenience, but consider all the factors that brought
him/her there. Life can be lonely and monotonous at times and as such, it’s tempting
to find someone, anyone, to share these day-to-day struggles with. But unless that
person truly brings you joy and eases your aches, tread carefully. What may bring
temporary relief could lead to heartache down the road. Revel in your security and
self-confidence in your singledom. Surely, when you do enter a relationship, it will
be that much better — because you will know you can handle life both with and
without someone by your side.

4) Redirect your energy into something new

It doesn’t do anyone any good to dwell on what you don’t have. Instead, focus on the
immediate opportunities available to you. Now could be your chance to throw all
your effort into that new project at work, accomplish your new years resolution
you’ve almost given up on or sign up for those art classes you’ve wanted to try. Take
that anxious energy spent lamenting on your single status and redirect it fully. I find
that I learn tremendously, gain the most ground and surprise myself with my own
abilities when I wholeheartedly invest myself in a new project. It really is the perfect
way to not give any of your negative thoughts even the slightest breath — all your
emotional energy is busy being recruited for productive and exciting endeavors.

5) Reinvest in existing relationships

Being single is the perfect time to focus on all the good, quality, long-standing
relationships already present in your life. When we concentrate on who we don’t
have, it’s natural to downplay the support of all the magnificent, ever-present
people in our lives. Make a commitment to see your parents more, gather together
with your old college pals or reach out to that long-lost friend. I find that the further
I invest in strengthening all of these types of relationships, the more confident and
strangely, invincible I feel. When you know you have people who will stand by you
no matter what, you’ll feel more apt to take chances and fight hard for the life you
want. Hopefully, in the future, you’ll have that significant other who will also
provide this sort of enduring, trusted support. But it should never come at a cost to
those of your current allegiance. You shouldn’t have to, or be expected to, decide
between the two.

Hopefully these pointers will help you think more positively about your single life.
Remember, it won’t always be this way, so enjoy all the opportunities being single
affords you. Eventually, someone will recognize you for all the fabulousness you
have to offer.
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