So you've got a big project at work or a paper to do for school, and you're at your wit's end. If you're depressed, it's really hard to get things done, since there are some characteristics of depression in particular that make doing a big project seem as likely as climbing Mt. Everest. For one thing, your brain and thought processes are probably a bit foggier than usual. A lot of people aren't aware of this, but mild or moderate cognitive impairment often accompanies depression.
Then there's the general feeling of everything being overwhelming. After all, when you're depressed, picking your outfit for the day can be difficult. Writing your dissertation or heading a big project at work? Ha, ha (hollow laugh), yeah, that's going to happen!
Well, it just so happens that this past spring I went through a business process analysis to improve the process we used to perform my job. The volume of work has almost doubled since I had started two years before, and some problems th...
Pain relief does not have to cause a financial meltdown. Here are some tips for the pennywise looking for both economic relief and pain relief.
Ice ($0) instead of anti-inflammatory medications ($8): Because the cooling action of ice helps to control swelling, it is a great way to control pain. Just ask any athlete who has had an injury, ice keeps them going with less pain.
Hand-held shower massager ($80) instead of a massaging chair ($3000): The Human Touch Massage chairs are nice, but who has an extra 3K to spend. A pulsating hot water massage in the shower can also relieve pain, without hurting your budget.
Heating pad ($20) instead of a spa ($2000): With winter approaching, it is important to keep those muscles warm; otherwise, they will become tense and spasm. But, please don't burn your skin.
Mattress Topper ($300) instead of a mattress ($2000): I love the Tempur Pedic products, but the mattress is very expensive. Sometimes the cheaper foam topper (a layer of foam on top...
Does the "Big O" cause or stop headaches and Migraine? We've all heard the old joke, "Not tonight, dear. I have a headache." Right? Surprisingly enough, for some people, there definitely is a correlation between sexual activity and headache or Migraine that can be good! The Bad News First For some people, sexual activity can cause headaches and trigger Migraine attacks called coital cephalgia (headache), exertional headache , or exertionally-triggered Migraine . Such headaches may be benign exertional headaches that can also be brought on by other strenuous activities. They may also be directly linked to orgasm or sexual excitement. Coital headaches may have a duration of up to 24 hours, and are more common among men than women at a ratio of 4:1. Although such episodes are usually benign, it is important that they be correctly diagnosed to rule out organic causes. Tests used to confirm the diagnosis include CT scan, MRI, and MRA. Headaches or Mig...
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