Category Archives: SEX & LIFE

Run in your Stocking?

By Tia Cristy

Run in your Stocking?

 

It’s happened to the best of us. A small runner in a stocking can turn into a disaster on your legs.

Stop that run in it’s tracks!

Keep a small bottle of clear nail polish in your bag. (It has plenty of good purposes for other things, as well) tipsfromtia.com nail polish

At the first sign of a run; apply two coats over the run, right on your skin. This will stop the run from going any further.

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Deodorant Stains on Shirt. Quickie:

by Tia Cristy

Quickie: Deodorant stains on a dark shirt, from putting it on after applying your antiperspirant.
Close up portrait of Asian/Indian young woman leaning back on sofa looking at viewer.
Close up portrait of Asian/Indian young woman leaning back on sofa looking at viewer.

Here’s a quick fix to remove it, and no washing is necessary. Take a dark towel so it doesn’t leave light colored fuzzy’s behind it you best bet. Wipe the white stain aggressively and it will disappear. It it still shows a little, you may need to add a little water to the towel.

Using your towel from your recent shower seems to work the best since it has a dampness to it already.

 

 

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Cancer Prevention Tips

By Tia Cristy

Cancer Prevention Tips

Photo provided by Relayfor life .org
Photo provided by Relayfor life .org

Last night, I participated in Relay for Life, to support the American Cancer Society. I was a guest bartender, slinging drinks to help the cause. I donated a Tips from Tia gift package. Along with the cool swag, some lucky winner got the following tips on how to help with cancer prevention.

Science has shown over 90% of cancers are linked to an over population to yeast in the body. Yeast and Bacteria live harmoniously in the body, but sometimes one will over populate, and you can get a bacterial infection or yeast infection. Cancer cells already live in our body, without a blood supply. Certain factors allow the cells to get a blood source to live and grow. This is what happens when one develops cancer. The best fight against cancer is prevention.

Cancer Prevention Tips

  • Maintain regular exams: Scheduling yearly exams is the best prevention to cancers. Also, self-exams are a great way to make sure nothing has changed. If you are unsure how to give a self-exam, ask your doctor for the best ways.

 

  • Get proper vaccinations to prevent cancers. Ask your doctor about Hepatitis B and HPV vaccinations.

 

  • Practice Safe Sex: Using a condom for intercourse and oral sex can reduce and prevent certain cancers.

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  • Avoid over use of substances: Limit your intake to tobacco and alcohol. Over indulgence, on these substances, have been linked to causing certain cancers.

 

 

 

 

  • Limit your fat intake. Being overweight has increased chances of cancer.

 

  • Eat plenty of vegetables: Dark, leafy greens have shown plenty of benefits.

 

  • Eat strawberries. Studies have shown something in strawberries, other than, vitamin C, has abilities to fight cancer cells.

 

  • Get plenty of Vitamin C.

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  • Add Olives into your diet. With olive oil, olives themselves or a supplement is a good source, to get olives into your diet.

 

  • Add Cloves into your diet. Either cooking with cloves or an essential oil and making clove water, with only 2 drops in 8 ounces of water and drinking, can help with prevention. (Caution, clove oil is extremely potent and can burn the skin; oil must be diluted with water or a carrier oil, before applying on skin or ingesting.)

 

  • Protect yourself from the sun. Use a high SPF. Apply 30 minutes before entering the sun, and apply repeatedly throughout the day, even on cloudy days.

 

  • Watch sugar intake. That means overall. Not by replacing sure with sweetners. Everything breaks down into sugar in the body. Sugar feeds yeast. If there is an over population of yeast starting in the body, the sugars you ingest will make yeast populate more.

Here’s wishing you and yours the best health! Thanks, again for your support with Relay for Life!

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Stopping the Start of a Yeast Infection. (MA)

By Tia Cristy

Stopping the Start of a Yeast Infection. (MA) 

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Problem: Hi Tia! I’m starting to get that feeling like a yeast infection is coming on. Is there something natural to stop it?

Tip from Tia: Yeast infections can happen to anyone, female or male. And, they can happen anywhere in or outside the body. (If you have a full infection, be sure to contact your doctor to determine if it’s yeast or bacteria and discuss treatments)

The best thing I can tell you first and most important, is watch your sugar intake. Yeast feeds on sugar and multiplies very quickly. Be sure to drink plenty of water, eat lots of dark green veggies, like broccoli and make sure you dry the areas completely before putting on clothes.

Remember, yeast and bacterial infections can be passed back and fourth, repeatedly through intercourse. It’s best to wait for the symptoms to clear before engaging in sex.

Now, for balancing out your body naturally, choose one of the following options. Doing too many things at the same time, can sway your chemistry the other way.

For yeast, olive leaf extract is great. It is an herbal, and you can take orally, 1-2 a day for about 5 days, and it will push out any kind of infection brewing.

If you are unsure of yeast or bacteria, it’s safest to take what balances both. Apple cider vinegar is a good way to balance naturally. Take a teaspoon orally, daily. Using it everyday can keep you balanced and has many other healthy benefits.

And, another remedy if you are unsure and it is affecting your lower areas is, make a very shallow bath, climb in, while sitting add peroxide in front of you. Sit in tub for 5-10 minutes. (Douches and washes can cause more unbalance, so I don’t recommend them at all.)

I believe natural balance starts from the inside with diet. Some environments can cause infections. If you’ve had reoccurring infections be sure to talk to your doctor.

Balance can be hard to control. With infections, you should always contact your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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5 Invaluable Tips to Help you Succeed in College. By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

5 Invaluable Tips to Help you Succeed in College

Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

Earning a college degree is one of the most important things you can do. A degree helps open doors for you both personally and professionally. College isn’t cheap, so you can be sure that you’re getting the most for your investment of time and money by keeping these tips in mind.

Choose Your Field of Study Carefully

You’ll make a lot of important decisions during your college years, and choosing your major is one of the most important. However, you don’t need to feel pressured to select a major on the first day of your freshman year. Instead, spend some time researching and setting your ultimate career goals. If you know that the field you want to enter requires a masters degree in civil engineering, you can plan your course of study accordingly.

Stick with Your Budget

Many students leave college with a staggering amount of debt. One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for the future is to set a budget and stick with it. Even if you need to take out student loans, look for other forms of financing, such as grants and scholarships, to keep your amount of debt as low as possible.

Develop Your Interests

In most cases, your future employers want to see more than just a good student. They want to know that you are a well-rounded individual who can thrive in a variety of situations. College is the perfect time to develop your interests. Whether you love sports, music, art or something else, take the time to study what you love, even if it’s not something that will ultimately end up on your transcript.

Focus on Relationships

When you are busy with classes and homework, it’s easy to stay isolated. However, you’ll miss out on a great college experience if you don’t develop new relationships. Get to know your roommates, talk to your professors or ask the other students in your class to join you for a late-night study session. True friendships are something that will stick with you long after graduation.

Remember Your Why

Even the best students have down days during college. When your homework is piling up and your schedule is already full, it’s important to remember your why. Why did you choose to come to college? Why are you working so hard? When you keep your ultimate goals in mind, it’s easier to trudge through the hard days and keep striving toward the prize.

When you complete college, you want to know that you’ve done everything possible to get the most from your experience. By keeping these tips in mind, you can grow as a person while you are earning your degree.

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Date Night Should Be Rip Roaring Excitement. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Date Night Should Be Rip Roaring Excitement.
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Date nights are important from the first date through  those years there after, deciding to spend eternity. Date nights are how couples continue to have magic. Re-bonding over and over again. And, even if you’ve been together for decades, the date nights don’t have to get over the top exciting to still achieve connecting. They just have to be had.

Studies have shown the best way to bond is over food. Some say that’s a path of over indulging, but that’s not the case. Trying new foods or snacking while chatting is a great way to bond. Feeling distance in a relationship? Go out to eat, somewhere new.

Successful relationships have also admitted that date night, always ends with a make out session, even if it doesn’t end with a “home run”. A 5 minute make out session with your spouse or significant other, helps in keeping that spark, ignited.

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Sex and “Small” Infections. (MA)

By Tia Cristy

Sex and “Small” Infections.
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Problem: A friend and I were talking about yeast infections and she said my boyfriend can get it from me, if I have one. Is that true? And is it a big deal?

Tip from Tia:

Truth be told, no transmitting infection should be considered small; any infection can flourish into a bigger problem. The “small” infections are known to be yeast infections or bacterial infections (BV). These infections can be transmitted sexually.

If you or your partner, is currently suffering from one of these “small” infections, it’s best not to engage in intercourse, until the infection has cleared.

Even engaging in protected sex, can still allow these infections to be transmitted, since they can infect the skin, topically.

If you think you’ve had sex, while having an infection, be sure to inform your partner. Like “they” say, if you’re responsible enough to have sex, you’re responsible enough to talk to your partner about sexual health.

Seek medical attention, if you have symptoms of itching, burning, odor and/or discharge.

A quick tip to remember is, if you have recently gotten over an infection and you have sex, wiping up with hydrogen peroxide after, can help both you and your partner from reinfection. But, be advised, don’t use too much peroxide, frequently, because this can cause changes in your body’s natural balance.

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5 Smart and Simple Tips for Avoiding Debt. Guest Blogger Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

 

5 Smart and Simple Tips for Avoiding Debt

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

People have been conditioned to believe that aggressively avoiding debt is no fun. Spending money is one of the easiest ways to get immediate gratification, no matter how short-lived this sense of gratification might be. Unfortunately, overspending has become all too common and it is having a significant and very negative impact on average life qualities. Following are five steps that you can take to avoid debt while still living a pleasure-filled life.

1. Create a Budget

Sadly, many consumers are still eking it out from check to check without solid, written plans for how they are going to manage their money. Not having a budget greatly increases the likelihood of debt and it also eliminates the ability to maintain a consistent savings plan. Take stock of your regular expenses and your total monthly income and then determine the best way to part your funds out. Make sure that you have adequate funds for entertainment and that you are always saving at least some small portion of your earnings for a proverbial rainy day.

2. Increase Your Income

The majority of debt that people are currently taking on right now is associated with short-term funding solutions such as payday loans and car title loans. If you find that you are always searching for some extra cash to cover your regular expenses, you probably aren’t earning enough money. Consider taking on more hours, starting an online business or applying for a better-paying job. When your income is not sufficient for comfortably meeting your costs of living, the practical decision is to increase it. There are many ways that you can do this without having to work more or harder. Spend time brainstorming to determine which strategies will work best for you.

3. Start Using Credit Cards for Emergencies Only

As Faber Inc reminds us, your credit cards should be reserved for major, planned expenses and for emergencies. If you are pulling your cards out each time you enter a store, tracking your spending and adhering to your budget will be impossible. Keep only one credit card in your wallet for urgent expenses and keep the rest of them locked up at home. You may even want to decide whether or not having more than one or two cards is necessary.

4. Start Doing More For Yourself

Before hiring any service provider, consider your own skills and resources and see what you can do on your own. This is true whether you need a handyman or have been paying a local deli each day to make your lunch. Any effort that you make to cut down your spending will give you more money to save.

5. Create a Regular Workout Plan

Exercise and good financial habits are surprisingly connected. This is because most people are making emotion-based decisions each day, rather than practical, balanced judgments. Regular exercise floods the body with feel-good hormones, making it much less likely for people to crave the immediate gratification that unplanned spending provides. Best of all, you really don’t need more than free time to get your fitness routine going. Try taking long, daily walks or creating a small, low-thrills workout area at home. You’ll spend less and feel better.

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On the Right Track: How to Approach Behavior Therapy with Your Teen. By Guest Blogger, Brooke C.

By Guest Blogger, Brooke C.

 

On the Right Track: How to Approach Behavior Therapy with Your Teen

 

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Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Brooke C.

The teenage years are a trying time for kids and adults alike. Not only are teenagers coping with behavior-impacting hormonal shifts, they’re subjected to peer pressure, feeling the effects of greater autonomy, and possibly coping with one of many psychological or behavioral issues that tend to pop up in adolescence. Parents only want to help their children, but the teenage years are also when kids are the most likely to push back and resist that help. Keeping these things in mind, how can you effectively approach behavior therapy with your teen?

Introduce it to them the right way
The most important thing to get across is that behavioral therapy is not punishment for bad behavior. If a teen acts up, becomes defiant, or shows other negative behavioral traits, consider asking them, “This isn’t like you. Is something going on?” Putting teens in a position where they are made to feel defensive can cause them to be more resistant to the idea of seeking help. Behavioral problems are a symptom. Rather than pointing to behavioral therapy as a way to remove negative behaviors, point to it as a way for teens to get help alleviating the feelings that are triggering them. Make sure they are aware of what they are getting into. Answer all their questions from, “What is a board certified behavior analyst?”, “How long will therapy last?” to questions like “What should I expect from therapy?” When you are both well informed, you know what to expect and how to handle big changes together.

Approach behavior therapy as a team
While teenagers benefit the most from behavior therapy in this situation, parents should get in on the action too. Family sessions can offer parents long-term strategies for helping their kids, while offering a safe learning and communicating space for adults and teens alike. While privacy is important to teenagers, it’s important to meet with a behavioral analyst as a family to discuss how treatment goals are being met. Ask your teen if they are comfortable with this before plunging into their space.

Seek out a certified Applied Behavior Analyst
Applied behavioral analysis is a means of controlling negative behavior by applying interventions, with an emphasis on the relationship between behavior and the patient’s environment. The analyst will create and oversee a treatment plan after analyzing the patient’s behavior, and tailor it to a teenager’s abilities. Positive reinforcement is used to encourage good behavior, while a lack of reinforcement is used to dissuade negative behavior.

Kids with behavioral problems aren’t automatically bad kids, and discussions of behavioral therapy shouldn’t make them feel that way. Parents should view therapy as a way to help their children develop healthy coping skills for dealing with the stresses that cause negative behaviors, not a way to make their lives easier by altering their children’s behavior. With the right approach, teens will be more receptive to receiving help, and receptiveness can be the difference between successful therapy and failure.

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Think Fast: First Aid Helps Everyone Should Know. By Guest Blogger, Brooke C

By Guest Blogger, Brooke C.

 

Think Fast: First Aid Helps Everyone Should Know

 

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Brooke C.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Brooke C.

No one can be fully prepared to provide first aid for every type of emergency situation. However, there are some basic first aid practices and techniques everyone should be versed in, no matter what. The reality is that some of these first aid helps may seem so basic, mentioning them yet again may be interpreted as a waste of breath. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, too few people take the time to even know the most basic and commonly needed first aid techniques.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Cardio pulmonary resuscitation or CPR represents perhaps the most basic form or emergency first aid help the typical person needs to know. According to the American Heart Association, 88 percent of cardiac events, many that require CPR, occur at home. A full 70 percent of the population is unable to perform basic CPR in such a situation.
CPR training is available from a wide range of different agencies and organizations. This includes the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, local hospitals and medical centers, as well as many other institutions, groups and organizations.

Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation
This technique is absolutely life saving to millions in any given year. You should know the proper way to administer the resuscitation and be able to know when it is truly needed or not. Only 30 percent of the population can do this first aid correctly, but if you enroll at a local clinic, fire station or hospital you can learn when it is needed, how to do it, and when it can be dangerous. Harrison Medical Center says it’s important to refresh the course every year to be sure you are up to date on your techniques.

Heimlich Maneuver
Incidents in which a person chokes can be commonplace. Thousands of people are brought into emergency rooms annually because of chocking incidents, including 10,000 children. Indeed, one child dies in the United States every five days (on average) from choking, according to the American Red Cross.
Because of the truly ubiquitous nature of chocking incident, and the fact that children are at high risk for his type of accident, understanding the Heimlich Maneuver (or a similar, medially approved technique) is fundamental. As is the case with CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation, Heimlich Maneuver instruction is available from a wide array of different groups, organizations and agencies. You should know how to administer it to an infant as well as a grown person.

First aid is important to know, because you’ll never be able to guess when you might need it, and it can save lives. More deaths can be prevented, and you can feel more prepared when you are well versed in first aid for home.

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