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BOOSTING HEALTH BY GOING TO NEW PLACES -TRAVELS.

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island-getaways-no-flights-singapore-telunas-resorts-hero-180207Sometimes or most times, stepping out into new places or building brings solace or a sense of wellbeing, especially in times of frustration or hurt. Mostly, that is all that is needed to get yourself back to that place of happiness and peace.

One place might just bring that, is a place that is considered new. A trip to Jamaica maybe? Or a place that you’ve been forever wishing to visit. Then again, travel costs and that might just be another problem. A cheaper option would be either booking a place closer to you or optimizing the WWW to perceive images of your desired place (not trying to be hilarious but this can help too) which will enlighten you.

Moreover,  mental health is enhanced/improved by the sight and experience of the new. And by engaging yourself into new places or things you be also improving your health and life.

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10 Holiday Fit Tips to Jumpstart Your New Year

It’s totally possible to stay in shape and fit forever when you find your balance. Not the same balance that worked for a friend or a colleague – your unique balance for your unique life. That’s why these tips are all about practicing the same balance during the holidays as you should be practicing in … Continue reading 10 Holiday Fit Tips to Jumpstart Your New Year

The 4 Biggest Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Body Fat

Are you trying to lose weight? We have all been there time and time again. Sometimes we feel like we are doing everything right, but for some reason, we can’t see the changes we are hoping for. It can be very frustrating, believe me I know. But fat loss is not always as simple as … Continue reading The 4 Biggest Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Body Fat

Foods to Avoid: 5 “Healthy” Foods You Really Should Never Eat

It seems like just about every week a new food or ingredient hits the market, claiming to help you shed extra pounds, kick up energy levels, andboost immune health. In fact, food companies started targeting health-conscious consumers decades ago with “healthy” products that are actually bursting with additives, chemicals, and questionable ingredients. Despite being marketed as … Continue reading Foods to Avoid: 5 “Healthy” Foods You Really Should Never Eat

Reduce Inflammation: 6 Best Naturally Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Despite having seemingly little in common, Crohn’s disease, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and asthma all share one common trait: they may be caused or worsened by inflammation. And while inflammation can sometimes be good – like when it’s helping your body fight an infection, for example – chronic inflammation can lead to long-term … Continue reading Reduce Inflammation: 6 Best Naturally Anti-Inflammatory Foods

13 Foods You Should Always Have (+ Healthy Shopping List)

There is a simple trick to a balanced diet: stock your kitchen with healthy and versatile foods. Having these foods on hand in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer really simplifies the meal-making process. In this blog post, learn which foods you should never be without. 13 foods for your healthy shopping list 1. Legumes Every … Continue reading 13 Foods You Should Always Have (+ Healthy Shopping List)

The Good and the Bad: Learn the Truth About Fat and Sugar

Over the past few decades, the diet industry has waged a fierce war on fat, leading consumers to believe that cutting down on your consumption of fat is the key to weight loss. However, it’s good to know that not all fats are unhealthy and that, on the other hand, many “healthy, low-fat foods” sometimes … Continue reading The Good and the Bad: Learn the Truth About Fat and Sugar

What Cools You down Better After Exercise, Hot Drinks or Cold?

Cooling down after exercise, especially in the summer heat, is an important part of recovery. What is the best way to do it – do you go for an ice cold drink or one that’s very warm? Does consuming hot beverages in warm weather have counterintuitive cooling capabilities? What about during and after exercise? It’s … Continue reading What Cools You down Better After Exercise, Hot Drinks or Cold?

9 Essential Nuts: Health Benefits and Nutrition Compared

Nuts are like superheroes. They all have similar health benefits, but each has its own superpowers. Did you know? Just a handful of nuts can fulfill 10-40% of the RDI (recommended daily intake) for some micronutrients! Find out the health benefits of the 9 essential nuts by checking the comparison in the infographic. Keep in … Continue reading 9 Essential Nuts: Health Benefits and Nutrition Compared

Carbs – Everything You Need to Know About our Energy Suppliers

If you want to eat a healthy, balanced diet, it’s important to provide your body with the three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Remember that carbs are our body’s most important energy suppliers: they support brain function and also our muscles and organs. Complex and simple carbohydrates – what’s the difference? When we talk about … Continue reading Carbs – Everything You Need to Know About our Energy Suppliers

6 Hacks That Can Immediately Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Here are the top 6 hacks that can immediately stop your sugar cravings: 1. Eat some frozen grapes The marriage of cold and sweet. This delicious snack contains natural sugar, but compared to sweets with added sugars, it’s low in calories and full of nutrients! Because frozen grapes are so cold, it takes a while … Continue reading 6 Hacks That Can Immediately Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Sugar Detox: Lose Weight and Improve Your Health Fast

These days Americans consume about 150 pounds of sugar per person/per year, up from just 17 pounds in the early 1900s (almost 9 times as much).(1) In many European countries, studies suggest that total sugar consumption ranges between 15 and 21% of daily calorie intake in adults, and between 16 and 26% in children.(2) This … Continue reading Sugar Detox: Lose Weight and Improve Your Health Fast

Nature’s Superpowers – What the 5 Colors of Food Mean

Red, green, white, purple, or orange: did you know that the colors of fruits and vegetables tell you about their health benefits? Learn the colors and what they mean and take advantage of these natural superpowers. Good to know: A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology from 2017 showed that the risk of cardiovascular … Continue reading Nature’s Superpowers – What the 5 Colors of Food Mean

7 Common Dinner Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just live an active and healthy lifestyle – your dinner routine is an important part of your plan. However, there are many mistakes that you can make with this last meal of the day: 1.  Leaving meal planning to the last minute It can be hard to make … Continue reading 7 Common Dinner Mistakes and How to Correct Them

Fats 101: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

There is a lot of confusion surrounding fat and whether it is “good” or “bad”. There are some people that say fat makes you fat, while others say fat should make up the majority of your diet. Who is right? Well, the answer is somewhere in between these two extremes. Body size, weight goals, and … Continue reading Fats 101: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Myth or Fact: 5 Truths About Chocolate

Myth #1: Chocolate causes acne If you eat too much fat or sugar, your skin produces more oil, which leads to the formation of pimples. Since chocolate is so high in fat, it can lead to skin impurities.(1, 2, 3) However, this depends on what type of skin you have. If you tend to have … Continue reading Myth or Fact: 5 Truths About Chocolate

Fat Burning With A Quick Tabata Interval Training

Throughout my career in fitness and wellness coaching, I have heard every single excuse in the book. The two most common is excuses are lack of time and not having a gym membership or access to equipment. Fortunately, in this posting I am talking to you about Tabata interval training which requires no equipment and … Continue reading Fat Burning With A Quick Tabata Interval Training

3 Easy Steps to Develop a Love of Running

10 minutes into your run and you already look at your watch. The next 5 minutes seem to crawl by. All you wanted was to give running another try. “How long do I still have to go? And how does everyone do this if it’s so boring?” Many running newbies find themselves in a similar … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Develop a Love of Running

What Are Macronutrients? Everything You Need to Know!

The 3 macronutrients, or macros for short, are carbs, protein and fat. They are the 3 main suppliers of nutrients in your diet. In addition to providing the body with energy, macros serve a lot of other vital functions. In this article, we’ll offer up all the info you need on the subject of macronutrients. … Continue reading What Are Macronutrients? Everything You Need to Know!

Customize Your Training with Exercise Variations (Easier & Harder)

Adapt any workout to your fitness level by choosing the right exercise variation. Scaling with variations can also be used simply to adjust a workout to your current mood and energy level. Maybe you’re just feeling super strong today and want to spice up your workout. Or you’re feeling down and need something easy… Tip: … Continue reading Customize Your Training with Exercise Variations (Easier & Harder)

Treadmill Workouts in Winter: Free Treadmill Training Plan

The treadmill is the perfect alternative for keeping up with your running training during the dark, cold months of winter. Even though many runners think it can get pretty boring, treadmill running actually offers some great benefits: it allows you to focus on your running performance and improve your speed it challenges your body in … Continue reading Treadmill Workouts in Winter: Free Treadmill Training Plan

What Happens When You Stop Exercising?

Many things can get in the way of your fitness routine. Getting injured, taking a break to focus on something else, or simply losing interest. The question is… How soon and to what degree will you get out of shape if you stop working out? Good to know: If you plan a break, consider reducing … Continue reading What Happens When You Stop Exercising?

Superfoods…

Life...Take 2

…my goal for the rest of this year and 2019 is to eat more of them!!  Food has been on my mind a lot recently (probably with the holidays being here and all) and as I mentioned in a previous post I am really in love with the fitness program I have settled on but am still a work in progress when it comes to my diet.  I am almost a year into this journey to get healthy and while I have made larger strides than I even thought possible on the fitness side of things, I am a work in progress on the nutrition front.  While I feel SO much better than I did last year, after my recent trip to the doctor for my annual physical I have found I could be doing more nutritionally to get where I want to be health-wise.

While the fitness program I…

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Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

Physicists have created atomic clocks so precise that they can measure deformations in spacetime itself, according to new research. We don’t all experience time passing equally—time passes more slowly closer to something massive’s gravitational pull, as famously theorized by Albert Einstein. And since gravity is typically interpreted as the way mass warps space itself, that … Continue reading Scientists Build Atomic Clocks Accurate Enough to Measure Changes in Spacetime Itself

5 things introverts would rather do at a party than talk to people

City Women & co

December 04, 2018 at 06:39AM

While social gatherings are an extrovert?s playground—so many people to talk to and spend time with—it?s pretty much the opposite for an introvert. Trust me, I?d know. Sure, socializing is fun for about .5 seconds, but then I?m typically hit with a wave of regret, wishing I would have stayed home cuddled up on the couch watching Netflix. (FOMO, who?) There?s a cartoon that sums up the party experience all too perfectly—and will make you feel much better about your introverted ways.

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, the creators of the oh-so-relatable Instagram account @lizandmollie and the book No Hard Feelings, share real-life struggles through adorable artwork. While many of their sketches are career-oriented, they also dive into the woes of adulthood in general, and a recent post about introverts and the (genius!) ways the can often be found…

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Can The World Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

ScienceSwitch

The average demand for oil and liquid fuels per day worldwide is 96 million barrels – that’s more than 35 billion barrels a year. With the demands on a steady rise, scientists estimate that we’ll run out of oil and gas in 50 years, and in about a century for coal. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water, and wind, which are renewable energy sources. So what if renewable energy could account for 100 percent of the world’s energy supply?

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Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings and References: ResearchGateUniversity of Manitoba, Scientific American

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A Reason Not To Worry What Others Think

ScienceSwitch

We constantly worry about how we must appear in the minds of others. But the truth is that nobody cares about who we are, what we’re doing and how we’ve messed up.

We are at the center of the galaxy only in our own tortured minds.

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Video via – The School of Life
Further Readings and References: What Others Think of You – and The Fall of Icarus (The Book of Life)

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When Is Water Safe To Drink?

ScienceSwitch

Water is invaluable for our survival. But with millions dying from water-borne illnesses every year, can we really trust the water we drink?

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Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ National Geographic, United Nations (1,2)

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Why Our Best Thoughts Come To Us In The Shower

ScienceSwitch

You might think that the best place to think would be a large, quiet room with a big desk and a window with a view. But that’s not how our mind works. This video from The School of Life explains why some of our best ideas come to us in the shower.

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7 Organs You Could Totally Live Without

ScienceSwitch

Did you know that you can live a normal life with just half a brain? Well, your body contains some other organs too that can be removed in their entirety, without affecting your everyday tasks or life expectancy.

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Video via – SciShow
Further Readings And References @ THF, NSFC, ScienceDaily, The Conversation

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The Brain-Changing Benefits Of Exercise

ScienceSwitch

Exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain. In this TED Talk, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

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The Amazing Science Of Skin

ScienceSwitch

Skin, the largest organ in your body, accounts for 16 percent of your physical weight. The purpose of skin may seem obvious – to keep your insides in. But besides that, what is its purpose? In this TED-Ed lesson, Emma Bryce takes takes us into the integumentary system and reveals surprising number of roles your skin plays in your lives.

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Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ Kenhub, ScienceNetlinks, and NCBI

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How Do Your Hormones Work?

ScienceSwitch

Our bodies go through a series of changes during our lifetimes. We grow, experience puberty, and reproduce.  This TED-Ed video based on a lesson Emma Bryce explains how our endocrine system constantly regulates every change our bodies undergo, and how it orchestrates everything from sleep to the rhythm of our beating heart, exerting its influence over each and every one of our cells.

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Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ Hormone Health Network, Khan Academy, You And Your Hormones

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How Does Our Immune System Work?

ScienceSwitch

The immune system is a vast network of cells, tissues, and organs that coordinate our body’s defenses against hundreds of potentially fatal threats. Without it, we would be constantly exposed to billions of bacteria, viruses, and toxins. In this TED-Ed video, Emma Bryce takes a look at the different components of our immune system and how, together, they do their vital work.

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Video – via TED-Ed
Further Readings And References: NCBI, Innate Immunity (Khan Academy), Adaptive Immunity (Khan Academy)

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Where Did Viruses Come From?

ScienceSwitch

Viruses can infect all forms of life:  bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes. And because of their simplicity, which is their key to survival, researchers think they evolved alongside, or even before, the earliest cells. But there’s no fossil record of viruses in the conventional sense. How do we know where they came from?

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Video via – PBS Eons
Further Readings And References @ Journal of Virology, BioMed Central [1][2], Nat Rev Microbiol

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The Cosmic Origins of Earth’s Water

ScienceSwitch

Without water, life as we know it couldn’t exist. But have you ever wondered where Earth’s water came from? Well, water isn’t unique to our planet, and its origin traces beyond the solar system to the earliest days of the universe. This is the story of water.

Video via – It’s Okay To Be Smart
Further Readings and References @  The American Astronomical Society, arxiv, and Science

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What’s A Smartphone Made Of?

ScienceSwitch

Smartphone undoubtedly is one of the world’s most powerful communication tools. But, have you ever wondered what is it made of?

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Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ ACS, EPA, and BBC

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How Could We Store Data On A Single Atom?

ScienceSwitch

The size and cost of memory are going down while video and photo resolutions are getting sky high. But is there a limit to how small magnetic storage can get? Well maybe, and scientists are working on a single atom data storage.

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Video via – Seeker
Further Readings & References @ Radboud University, EPFL, and arXiv

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How expensive is healthy eating really?

Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

The experiment today is that many people say cooking healthy is too expensive but those same people buy take out for lunch and go to Starbucks ever so often. My reasoning; ditch the take out and Starbucks and it’s probably the same price when you buy healthy food instead. I figured we could see who […]

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VIDEO: These Beautiful Human-Animal Hugs Will Make Your Day — Lady Freethinker

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According to veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker, the bond between humans and animals surpasses unconditional love and has a big impact on our health and lives. Having a furry companion is therapeutic on many levels and in many ways. For example, a dog may encourage its typically sedentary owner to be more active. Interactions between pain […]

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My Money Story

Uncommon Financial Sense

My earliest memory of money revolves around my mother repeatedly telling me to save my money.  I did as she asked because, as with most small children, what your mother tells you is just true.  You don’t question what she tells you.

During most of my childhood I kept saving.  My mother was so proud of me.  She called me her little saver.  At some point it was time to spend some of the money.  I didn’t want to spend it.  I refused.  After all, mom said to save it so I struggled to let go.

After a couple of these episodes my mother encouraged me to spend the money.  She said there was no point in saving it if I never was going to spend it.  So I did what I was told.  I spent it.

It’s probably obvious to you now that I grew up quite conflicted about…

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Blitz: The Viking’s Captive

Adventures Thru Wonderland


The Viking’s Captive
Quinn Loftis
(Clan Hakon #2)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: November 27th 2018
Genres: Historical, Young Adult

Prophecy spoken.

Alliances broken.

Will duty come before love?

The Viking’s Captive is the exciting sequel toThe Viking’s Chosen by USA Today Bestseller Quinn Loftis.

Two worlds collide in this epic historical fiction centered on an undeniable chemistry that smolders against the odds. Richly written and injected with moments of humor, this action-packed romantic tale will leave you breathless.

Novels in The Clan Hakon Series Include:

The Viking’s Chosen (February 12, 2018)

The Viking’s Captive (November 27, 2018)

The Viking’s Consort (Fall 2019)

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

EXCERPT:

“If you vomit on my lap, I will most likely throw you overboard,” Dayna, my incredibly helpful sister, told me for the fourth or fifth time.

“If you hadn’t come running…

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Blitz: April in Atlantis

Adventures Thru Wonderland


April in Atlantis
Alyssa Day
(Poseidon’s Warriors #4)
Publication date: November 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

She’s Poseidon’s first and only female warrior…

When April, Poseidon’s first-ever female warrior, meets Pine–“don’t call me a werewolf” — prince of the European wolf shifters, she saves his life and then gives him the finger, because the sound of his sexy Scottish accent when he said “I think I’m in love, lass” gave her shivers in places shivers had no right to be. She’s a warrior, not a werewolf groupie. But now she’s trapped between the werewolf who wants her and the werewolf who wants her dead.

He’s Europe’s werewolf prince…

Pine wanted April the moment he saw her, just before she saved his life. Then he knew he must make her his. But the appearance of his long-lost and presumed-dead twin complicates Pine’s plans, and this time it’s April’s life at…

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Scientists Have Defined What A “Healthy Personality” Is. Do You Fit The Bill?

City Women & co

December 03, 2018 at 08:30PM

Take the test and find out. Continue Reading…

Author Kelly Gonsalves | Life by Daily Burn
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Scientists Have Defined What A “Healthy Personality” Is. Do You Fit The Bill?

City Women & co

December 03, 2018 at 08:30PM

Take the test and find out. Continue Reading…

Author Kelly Gonsalves | Life by Daily Burn
Selected by iversue

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Home tech is improving in ways that even the #analog4life crowd can love

City Women & co

December 04, 2018 at 03:45AM

One in five US adults now uses a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, and they’ve become the gateway to outfitting entire homes with smart products. Yet, while in the past, home tech’s primary purpose was entertainment (think: flashy TVs and an impressive speaker system) the focus now is on making life less stressful.

“Whereas the majority of [my] clients are focused on ‘smart’ technology being integrated into lighting, security, and mechanical systems, more and more early adopters are looking to technology to empower wellness in other areas of their homes and lives,” says architect Veronica Schreibeis-Smith.

People are turning to home tech to get to the bottom of all their wellness woes. Can’t sleep? Just ask your mattress to figure out what’s keeping you up at night. Don’t have the energy to figure out what to eat for dinner? Let…

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How Often Should You Blog?

The Art of Blogging

For those of you who don’t have the time to read through this blog post: blogging is a conversation. You blog as often as it takes for it to still be a conversation.

Okay, now let me explain.

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Want More Traffic? Here’s How.

The Art of Blogging

Sometimes I ask myself if there’s more to this blogging thing than being addicted to traffic.

You start a blog, or a YouTube channel, create a podcast, whatever your passion may be. You put some content out there, and a few people stop by and compliment your work.

That’s when the madness starts.

You start to go online for traffic strategies, going to webinars instead of movies, and even studying blogs the Art of Blogging. Hehehe.

But you know what?

I feel you. And because I went through this myself, I am going to share a few strategies with you.

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WALL DESIGN

The jury’s out on whether or not exercise can help rev up your sex life

City Women & co

December 03, 2018 at 11:32AM

Picture this: A wellness freelance writer (who sometimes writes about sex) goes on a date (errr, coffee hang, shall we say) with a muscle-bound CrossFit coach. As we walk to grab a cup of Joe, I attempt awkward small talk with the Fabio-bodied man, telling him that: ?I?ve been researching supplements you can take to boost your libido!? (Yes, my voice said it in a tone deserving of an exclamation point. Smoooooth.). Like the first-date trooper he is, he doesn?t take this flub with any sort of insinuation. Instead, he tells me that, as a personal trainer and coach, he likes to talk to his clients about their libido, saying that sudden on-set low libido can be a sign of poor recovery.

Now, he has my attention, I?ll tell you that for sure. But, I wonder: A) How true this…

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