How to Tell When Someone Likes You

You can tell a lot about a person—what they’re thinking and feeling—by studying their body language. This is especially true when it comes to recognizing whether someone is attracted to you or not.

When someone is attracted to you, their body will start to show it in ways they probably aren’t even aware of. In fact, their body might start showing their interest before they are consciously aware of their attraction to you.

How can you tell if someone is interested in you? Here are some signs to look for.

Like Looking In a Mirror

There’s some truth to the saying that like attracts like. We are often attracted to people who are similar to us in some way, whether they like the same sports, have the same worldview, or share the same occupation. And your subconscious knows this too.

When someone is attracted to you, they might start to mirror your actions. If you push a strand of hair behind you ear, they’ll push a strand of hair behind their ear. If you tap your finger on your glass, they’ll tap a finger on their glass. It’s their subconscious mind’s way of saying, “See, I’m just like you, so you should like me back.”

Can’t Look Away

On average, a person is comfortable making eye contact with you for about three seconds. After that, they’ll feel compelled to glance away, at least for a moment. However, when someone’s interested in you romantically, they’ll tend to make eye contact with you for longer than average.

Why? First, it is a form of contact. If your relationship is at a stage where too much physical contact might be a bit awkward, eye contact is the next best thing. If they can’t touch you physically, at least they can “touch you” with their eyes.

Maintaining eye contact with you is also their subconscious way of letting you know they’re interested. After all, a person staring at you often means they like what they see.

Close To You

When someone is attracted to you, they’ll want to get as close to you as possible. For example, they might lean towards you a little more than seems normal. Not only does this allow them to get closer to you physically, it also gets your attention.

Someone who’s attracted to you will take any opportunity to sit or stand close. And if they can do it in a way that causes your shoulders or hips to touch, even better.

They also won’t want anything to come between you. For example, if they’re carrying a grocery bag when you approach them, they might rest the bag on their hip or set it on the ground so that it’s out of the way.

While what a person says is certainly important, the real clue to what’s on their mind is often in their body language. And if someone mimics your actions, tries to maintain prolonged eye contact, or takes any excuse to get closer to you physically, there is a very good chance they’re attracted to you.

And if you’reattracted to them, knowing they return your feelings can save a lot of time, and make the beginning of your relationship a lot less bumpy.

Hot Dating Tips for Over 40 Singles

Being over 40 does not mean spending the rest of your life alone. So you are not a young teen driven by hormones and spending most of your waking life worrying about pimples, what you are wearing, and that extra 5 pounds you put on. At the same time it does not exclude you from finding the love of your life or even just engaging in a bit of heart thumping romance. Because you are in your 40s dating can in fact be a lot more fun, once you get over the fear and anxiety that can be an issue when you enter the 40′s dating scene.

Overcoming Obstacles

Before you think about who you might like to date, or even where you will find over 40 singles, you will need to consider any obstacles that might get in your way of finding the perfect match. As a mature adult you may be entering the dating scene after being out of it for a number of years. You may have been in a long term relationship, lost someone, or suffered other losses. Many people find themselves afraid to love again, totally out of touch with how to date, or have no clue where to look or who to look for.

Sometimes the best place to start is simply to connect with other people without any expectation of an outcome. Meeting other people as a new single is different than when you were married and certainly different from when you were a young single person. Your expectations have changed and what you are searching for in an ideal mate will be vastly different from what you searched for as a young adult. Getting used to socializing and choosing those who will be a part of your circle will prepare you for finding someone that has the potential to be your life partner.

Keep Expectations Open and Realistic

It can be hard to get close to someone for a lot of reasons, past losses and hurts is only part of the picture. If you are looking for someone to fill a hole in your life that has been left gaping, you may find that a difficult need to fill. You are not looking for a replacement for what you lost, rather a new traveling companion for the next phase of your life.

While it is acceptable to have expectations in a relationship, keep in mind that what you are searching for now, is different than what you would have been looking for in your 20s. Chances are good you have raised your family, or made the decision not to have one. You are older, have matured, and have different goals and desires for this phase of your life. Now you are looking for a partner to move on with you to the next step in life. This is the person you might travel with, take into social situations, and that you hope to retire with. Finding someone that can be your companion and best friend takes on a completely different perspective than looking for someone to raise a family with.

Find the Right Place to Search

Most over 40 singles are stalled by the one single biggest problem they all seem to face. Where to look for someone to date. When we are in our 40s we all have careers, lived a lifetime, know who we are and what we want. Picking up a random date at the bar is no longer acceptable and usually ends in disaster. Relationships seem to be deeper and more intimate so finding someone that you can talk to, and with whom you share similar interests become the priority over that extra 10 pounds most of us have put on.

Since the majority of us either cannot or do not want to date those we work with, it can leave us in a quandary as to where to find suitable candidates for romance and friendship. Online dating is rapidly becoming a popular option for people of all ages, but for those over 40 the advantages are undeniable. You not only have an opportunity to view a profile of your potential match before you go out on a date, you can spend time chatting first as well. This is the perfect time to see if there is a synergy between you that could go farther than a casual chat.

Forty Plus Singles offers you the perfect place to find that perfect match you are looking for. You will have an opportunity to meet people that are in the same place in life as you are, like the same things, and give you the opportunity to meet them if things go right.

Using an online dating service can be scary, because it means you are taking action and choosing not to be alone any longer. The right dating service can bring you into close contact with that perfect someone that fits most if not all of your dreams for the perfect mate.

Go have a look at the Forty Plus Singles site and search for free to see if they have a match for you. If the results looks good then you can decide whether you’d like to join or not.

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

Some people just aren’t good at lying, so you can tell pretty easily when they aren’t being honest with you. They stutter and stammer, and generally give themselves away the minute they start to say anything that isn’t absolutely true.

But what about good liars, people who can tell a lie without batting an eye or breaking a sweat? It can be hard to tell when they aren’t being honest. Hard, but not impossible.

Even good liars sometimes give themselves away. You just have to know what to look for.

Here are some ways to tell when someone is lying to you.

They Pause to Gather Their Thoughts

Even good liars need a minute to come up with a good lie, especially if you’ve put them on the spot. So if someone doesn’t answer your question immediately, and even seem to freeze for a moment or two before they start to talk, it’s possible they feverishly trying to think of something to tell you besides the truth.

Another stalling tactic is asking you to repeat your question, which gives the liar a few extra seconds to think of something. Or they might even repeat the question themselves. For example, if you ask, “Where were you Friday night?” someone who doesn’t want to tell you where they actually were might say, “Where was I Friday night?” while they try to come up with anything to tell you but the truth.

They Explain Too Much…or Too Little

Many believe that someone who is “making stuff up,” will over embellish their stories, going into great but unnecessary detail. But people who are telling a fabricated story are actually more likely to give few details, and to be very vague in general. However, if they have to tell their story more than once, the story will often get more detailed with each retelling as they have time to fill in the blanks.

They Look To the Left

Many people think that a person not looking them in the eye means they’re lying. But it could just mean they are shy or distracted.

A better hint is to look at the way a person’s eyes move when they’re talking. According to the science of Visual Accessing Cues, the direction a person’s eyes move in tells you which part of the brain they are accessing.

Someone who looks to the right is probably accessing a memory of something that actually happened, so it’s likely they are telling the truth.

Someone who looks to the left is probably accessing the creative part of the brain, the part we use when we are inventing or creating things, like stories. And lies.

However, this only works with people who are right handed. Someone who’s left-handed will do the opposite. So they’ll look to the left when they’re remembering something, and to the right when they’re making something up.

Luckily you can tell if a total stranger is right or left-handed with a little observation.

Whether you’re dealing with your kids, a co-worker, or someone you’ve just met, being able to spot a lie is a valuable skill. Of course, these tells aren’t surefire. There are always exceptions. But knowing what to look for will give you a huge advantage when you’re trying to figure out who you can trust…and who you can’t.

5 Important Ferguson Lessons

In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots and looting it is wise to examine the societal patterns, institutions, and policies that are culprits in generating such events; from Michael Brown robbing the store, his subsequent shooting by the cop, to the mass looting after the Grand Jury verdict.

1. Dilapidated Black Culture

Remember when white people rioted and looted after O.J. Simpson was acquitted for the murder of two white people, his wife and her lover? Me neither.
Sure, white people occasionally have mini-riots after sports games but not when it comes down to judicial proceedings in an attempt to subvert the process, no matter how poor that process might be in a statist society.

It speaks volumes about black communities when they feel that unrelated wanton destruction of private property and businesses in their own community is a perfectly reasonable and productive response to perceived mistreatment by the state.
Those within black communities who dare to speak about the abysmal statistics, the pervasive violence and misogyny in rap music, rampant child abuse (intertwined with hyper religiosity), drug use, and incarceration rate, all as being a result of culture of scapegoating, are promptly attacked as race traitors and cultural hegemonists.

2. Welfare and Warfare State

USA has become the most blundering, warmongering state on the planet. Not just through military wars but also through wars on abstract phenomena, social trends, and inanimate objects. It is therefore no surprise what happens when such approach to reality is taken.

We noted previously on the devastating effects of the state on society but no group has been more affected by this than the black community.
Ever since President Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in 1964, a massive, unprecedented distribution of wealth began to occur to this day, requiring more money to be stolen through taxation. From the minimum wage laws, food stamps, public housing, Medicaid, day care, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families which penalized marriage. A mother on average would receive far more money from welfare if she was single rather than married. Just this had wide reaching consequences for the breakdown of families in black communities, and we already know that single parenthood is the single greatest predictor for failure in life, for many obvious and less obvious reasons.

In short, every single thing that government did to help raise people out of poverty had the exact opposite effect by creating welfare programs that incentivized the very behaviors that are most likely to perpetuate poverty. Shortly after that came the insanity of War on Drugs; black communities coming out of institutionalized racism-induced poverty never stood a chance. The state was helping them to subvert themselves through the welfare state and actively subverted them through the warfare state of the criminal system.

Yet, this knowledge was available to many, even then. Instead of choosing to fight the state by ignoring its toxic welfare programs they chose to embrace them and wallow in them.

3. Broken System

By now, it is well understood that police poses an immediate danger to society. It is highly ineffective as a security service, it breeds contempt and corruption, it is not incentivised to produce quality personnel trained in de-escalation, and it is embedded within a system which shields it from accountability. When you can’t even find official data on how many people police murders every year, you have a huge problem.

Not only that, the judicial branch itself sees itself as a default defender of police instead of being impartial. This was quite clearly exposed with the prosecutorial misconduct when presenting the Michael Brown case to the Grand Jury.

The chief prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, misrepresented what the job of the Grand Jury is, which is not to try to determine the truth, once and for all, of what actually happened. That’s what a subsequent trial is for. But the prosecutors told Darren Wilson’s grand jury that was exactly what they were supposed to do — to “try to figure out what really happened” as he himself said at a press conference.

Instead, jurors should’ve been told at the beginning of the investigation that their job is to decide whether there was probable cause that a crime was committed — in the case of a police shooting, a grand jury would need to find probable cause that the cop did not “reasonably believe” that the victim posed a threat at the time of the shooting.

This is nothing new; prosecutors are even known to deliberately hide evidence which would help exonerate the defendant. Of course, when this comes to light no consequence is suffered.

4. Professional Race Baiters

You can count on these familiar faces to appear in every instance of even an inkling of race relations issue. Superficially, like all conmen, to an uninformed mind they make themselves appear as staunch social justice warriors, but when you look deeper nothing could be further from the truth.

for the sake of brevity lets focus on Al Sharpton. He entered the national stage when, as a young demagogue, he accused a NY assistant district attorney, Steven Pagones, of raping a 15-year-old girl, Tawana Brawley. Actually, Sharpton claimed that Pagones had anally raped Brawley, and then scrawled the initials “KKK” on Brawley’s torso in feces.

Not only that, but Sharpton accused Gov. Mario Cuomo and other state officials of covering up the crime. Officer Crist, who, according to testimony of family and friends, was already dealing with depression over personal issues, committed suicide, very likely pushed over the edge by the onslaught of defamatory accusations and hateful publicity orchestrated by Al.
But Sharpton, ever the societal carrion, even exploited the Crist suicide, accusing Pagones of murdering Crist to keep secret their rape of Miss Brawley. As with all of his other outrageous charges, he offered no evidence.

Eventually, The Grand Jury released its 170-page report in October 1988. In the conclusion the Grand Jury stated:

Based upon all of the evidence that has been presented to the Grand Jury, we conclude that Tawana Brawley was not the victim of a forcible sexual assault by multiple assailants over a four-day period. There is no evidence that any sexual assault occurred.

The Grand Jury also exonerated prosecutor Steven Pagones, who later was awarded $345,000 in a defamation lawsuit against Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason. Sharpton never apologized and had his duped supporters foot the bill.

However, Sharpton’s motives soon came to light. Perry McKinnon, a decorated black Vietnam veteran and former cop, told federal investigators that Sharpton had admitted privately that he didn’t believe Tawana Brawley’s story, but intended to ride it to fame and glory. McKinnon stated:

Sharpton acknowledged to me early on that “The Brawley story do (sic) sound like bull****, but it don’t matter. We’re building a movement. This is the perfect issue. Because you’ve got whites on blacks. That’s an easy way to stir up all the deprived people, who would want to believe and who would believe — and all [you’ve] got to do is convince them — that all white people are bad. Then you’ve got a movement…. It don’t matter whether any whites did it or not. Something happened to her … even if Tawana don’t (sic) it to herself.”

Perry McKinnon submitted to a lie detector test administered on camera and passed all questions. In the Retro Report video, McKinnon further remarked, on camera:

This whole situation is not about Tawana Brawley. It’s about Mason, Maddox, and Sharpton taking over the town. Their exact words were, “We beat this, we will be the biggest Niggers in New York.

He has a long and ignoble history of racism and division, just one of his many buffoonish and racist quotes:

“White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

Now, Al Sharpton is better off than ever with his own show on MSNBC and as a regular guest of other shows on the network where he can spew his bile more efficiently than ever before.

5. Parasitic Media

Which of these two pictures have you seen most on the mainstream media, left or right?

There is a reason why  such a despicable toad like Al Sharpton could get his very own TV show on a major network.
It has been a long time since media in USA was about the public good and accurate information. It instead became a race for ratings so the corporations would create more ad revenue. In this business framework it makes perfect sense to constantly rile people up to retain the attention of viewers and even generate the news itself, when aggravated people start to riot and loot.

You might have noticed this when they started to portray Michael Brown as an innocent schoolboy, instead of a vicious thug who rapped about violence and grew up in an environment where his mother engages in a behavior where she gets another thug to beat with a pipe a person selling the Michael Brown merchandise, and then taking off with the loot.

Can Drinking Too Much Water Be Dangerous to Your Health?

People do things they know are bad for them all of the time. They smoke cigarettes, eat fatty foods, drink too much alcohol. The list goes on and on. But there’s one thing on the list of “Stuff That’s Bad for You” that a lot of people don’t know about.

Drinking too much water.

It’s been drilled into our heads, by everyone from medical experts to our mothers, that we need to drink 8 full glasses of water every day. And it’s true that drinking plenty of water has many health benefits.

But drinking too much water too fast can cause a potentially life-threatening condition sometimes referred to as water poisoning.

The Story of Jennifer Strange

Probably the most well-known case of water poisoning involved a California woman named Jennifer Strange. She participated in a radio contest that, though outrageous, seemed harmless enough. The participant who could drink the most water without going to the bathroom would win a gaming system.

Mrs. Strange had to pull out of the contest early when, after drinking several bottles of water in a very short period of time, she started to feel sick. Later, she was found dead in her home. And, according to autopsy reports, the cause of death was water intoxication.

What Too Much Water Can Do To Your Body

Drinking too much water too fast can cause an electrolyte imbalance. How important are electrolytes? Without them, some of your bodily functions just won’t work properly. And an electrolyte imbalance can lead to a condition known as hyponatremia. Without proper treatment, hyponatremia can very quickly lead to coma and, eventually, death.

Spot the Signs of Water Intoxication

The symptoms of water intoxication are pretty easy to spot. Someone who drinks too much water too fast might experience headaches, nausea, and muscle weakness. They might even vomit or experience convulsions.

If you think you’re suffering from water intoxication, you need to seek medical help immediately. The treatment for this condition usually involves administering fluids that contain electrolytes, often via IV.

The good news is that if you receive the proper treatment in time, you can fully recover from water intoxication.

Preventing Water Poisoning

So what can you do to prevent water intoxication?

For one, don’t drink too much water too fast. You can’t stop drinking water altogether, because your body does need it to stay healthy. But drinking 2 or 3 bottles of water back to back probably isn’t a good idea. Instead, spread your water drinking out over the course of the day. You can drink a bottle of water in the morning, a bottle at lunch, another bottle on the way home from work, and so on. You’ll still get the benefits of drinking plenty of water. But you’ll be doing it in a way that won’t threaten your health.

What if you’ve just had a strenuous workout and, despite drinking a bottle of water, you still feel dehydrated? Instead of drinking more water, drink a sports drink. Not only do sports drinks help to rehydrate you, they will also replace the electrolytes your body probably lost while you were exercising.

While water intoxication isn’t as common as the cold, it’s still something more people need to be aware of. Once you know what water intoxication is, and what can cause it, it’s easy to take steps to prevent it.

How to Pull an All-Nighter

Your essay is due tomorrow. And aside from jotting some notes on a scrap of paper, you haven’t really started working on it yet. Or maybe you’re giving a presentation at work tomorrow, and you still have hours of preparation ahead of you.

Yep, it’s time to pull an all-nighter.

All-nighters are never fun, especially if you’re used to going to bed at a reasonable hour. But there are things you can do to make an all-nighter a little less painful.

No Caffeine!

An all-nighter might seem like the perfect time to fire up the coffee maker. But while drinking a cup of coffee will give you a temporary energy boost, sooner or later you’re going to crash. If you don’t crash during the all-nighter, it’ll probably happen tomorrow, while you’re giving your presentation or taking that test.

When your energy is starting to flag, a nice, tall glass of ice water will reenergize you. If you want a little variety, you can add sports drinks to the mix. Just make sure your sports drink doesn’t contain caffeine.

Take a Nap

Naps aren’t just for kindergarteners anymore. Many of the most famous and successful people in history believed naps were the secret to their success.

The trick is not to nap for too long. If you sleep for more than 20 minutes, you could wake up feeling more tired and groggy than you did before you took the nap.

Short, 10 minute power naps are the way to go. Set you alarm clock for 15 minutes, then lie down and try to relax. You’ll probably fall asleep in the first 5 minutes, and get at least 10 minutes of nap time. When you wake up, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to go.

Choose the Right Snacks

Like caffeinated coffee, sugary snacks can give you a temporary energy boost. But you will eventually crash from that sugar high.

When choosing snacks for your all-nighter, it’s all about the proteins and complex carbohydrates. If you want something sweet, grab an apple, or spread some peanut butter on whole grain bread. Dried fruit is another good, sweet snack option.

If you want something savory, try whole grain crackers topped with slices of your favorite cheese. A small handful of nuts—like pecans, and cashews—can also give you an energy boost.

But be careful when choosing snacks. Some foods can actually make your feel tired and sleepy. As much you as you love turkey sandwiches, eating one during your all-nighter probably isn’t a good idea.

Take Breaks

You might think working straight through the night will help you get done faster. But if you don’t take breaks, you’ll start to feel run down and sluggish. Not only will this make the work go more slowly, the work itself will be subpar.

So every half hour or so, you should stop for a 5 or 10 minute break. And, if you’ve been working for two or three hours, you can break for 15 to 30 minutes.

What should you do during the break? Do some stretches. Listen to energizing, heart-pounding music. Step outside and breathe in the chilly night air. Or take that power nap.

All-nighters aren’t easy. But follow these tips and you’ll make it through the night. And get that important project done on time.

Fat Burning Foods: Are They For Real?

Wouldn’t it be great if eating certain foods could actually help you lose weight?

Well, those foods really do exist. And you might have some of them in your kitchen right now.

There are some foods that can help your body burn more fat faster than others. And if you work more of these foods into your diet, you can shed those extra pounds without starving yourself or feeling deprived.

So how do fat burning foods work?

Some Fat Burning Foods Build Muscle

The more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns.

Imagine there are two people who both weigh 140 pounds. But one has a higher muscle mass than the other. If both of them go for a walk, the one with the higher muscle mass will burn more fat, even if they walk the exact same distance.

Some fat burning foods that can help your body build muscle include nuts (or products made with nuts, like peanut butter), eggs, beans, and green vegetables.

Some Fat Burning Foods Raise Your Metabolism

Your body is always burning calories, even while resting.  However, the higher your metabolism, the more fat your body will burn, whether you’re going for a jog or sitting on the couch watching TV.

The calcium found in milk, cheese and other dairy products can help raise your metabolism. So can the protein in lean meats (like chicken, turkey and fish), and the vitamin C in citrus fruits.

And if you like hot foods you’re in luck. The capsaicin’s found in hot peppers can also increase your metabolic rate.

Some Fat Burning Foods Make Your Body Work Harder

Even digesting the foods you eat burns calories. So it stands to reason that the harder your body has to work to digest a food, the more fat it will burn.

Whole foods—like whole grain breads, brown rice and beans—take more effort for your body to burn than processed foods. In fact, you will burn twice as many calories eating a piece of whole grain bread than you will if you eat a slice of white bread. Why? Well, with processed foods, a lot of the work has already been done, so your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest them.

Your body also has to work harder to digest foods that are high in fiber, like some fruits, grains, nuts and vegetables.

All Things in Moderation

Does this mean someone who wants to lose weight should only eat fat burning foods?

Not exactly.

While many fat burning foods—like fruits, vegetables, and whole grain breads—are packed with nutrients, they might not be enough. And if you don’t get enough of the nutrients your body needs, your metabolism will actually slow down, meaning you will burn fewer calories…and less fat.

But while you shouldn’t limit yourself to eating only fat burning foods, you can add more fat burning foods to your diet. Try making substitutions. If you usually buy white bread, buy whole grain bread instead. If you want a snack, a handful of nuts would be better than that bag of chips.

When you’re trying to shed those extra pounds, any little bit helps. And adding more fat burning foods to your diet can help your body burn more fat faster.

3 Easy Weight Loss Methods You Might Not Know About

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were things you could do to lose weight that didn’t involve starving yourself, or meticulously counting the calories in every bite of food that came near your lips?

Well, there are. In fact, there are several things you can do to lose weight that require little to no effort. And here are just three of them.

Suck In Your Stomach

Sucking in your stomach on a regular basis can help you burn calories. It will also tone up your stomach muscles, and trim a few inches off of your waistline.

The best part is that you can do this easy exercise anywhere. You can do it while you’re working at your desk, walking around your house, or standing in line at the grocery store.

Basically, you just suck in your stomach whenever it occurs to you to do so. After a while, you won’t have to think about it. You’ll find yourself sucking in your stomach almost instinctively.

Remembering to do this exercise can be hard at first, so try using some reminders. For example, putting a sticky note on your computer monitor that simply says “stomach” can be enough.

Eat a High Protein Breakfast

Did you know that eating bacon and eggs for breakfast can help you to lose weight?

A study found that people who ate a high-protein breakfast consumed fewer calories throughout the day than those who ate breakfasts that contained less protein.

Your body has to work harder to digest proteins than, for example, carbohydrates. And the harder your body has to work, the more calories it burns. Digesting high-protein foods also takes longer. As a result, eating ham and eggs will make you feel fuller longer than eating a bagel or muffin.

A high-protein breakfast also affects you on a hormonal level. After you eat a high protein meal, your body produces less of the hormone that makes you feel hungry. At the same time, your body produces more of the hormone that makes you feel full. The result is that you’ll eat less during your meals, and won’t feel the urge to snack as much between meals.

Worried about your high-protein breakfasts lacking variety? Well, you don’t have to eat bacon and eggs every morning. Some other foods you can work into your high-protein breakfasts include chicken, fish, cheese, ham, Canadian bacon, milk, beans, steak (the leaner the better) and nuts. Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is also high in protein.

Cold Water Inside and Out

Drinking water can help you to burn calories, but only if it’s the right temperature.

Your body likes to maintain a temperature somewhere between 97 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. When something reduces your temperature, even a little bit, your body starts working to get that temperature back up where it likes it to be. And, again, the harder your body has to work, the more calories it will burn.

So doing things that will lower your body temperature—like drinking a glass of ice water or taking a really cold shower—will make your body burn more calories.

Looking for some easy ways to lose weight? Well you can’t get much easier than sucking in your stomach, eating high-protein foods for breakfast, and making sure the water you drink is ice cold. Once you put these simple techniques into action, you’ll be surprised by the results.

Why You Shouldn’t Multi-Task

Multi-tasking has become a highly-sought after skill. We all have so much to do, and only 24 hours a day to do it in. If we could learn to do two or three things at a time, we could get more done faster.

Yes, being able to multi-task sounds great. There’s just one problem.

It doesn’t really work.

The Truth about Multi-Tasking

Okay, maybe you have managed to do more than one thing at a time. For example, you sometimes answer phone calls while simultaneously going through your email.

But how much attention were you really able to give to each of those tasks? There’s a good chance that, while you were focused on the emails, you were only half paying attention to one of your phone conversations…and you ended up making a promise without even realizing it.

Or, when you were focused on a phone conversation, maybe you misunderstood something in one of the emails, and ended up sending a reply that caused all kinds of complications. Complications you could’ve avoided if you’d just focused on answering emails.

The Science of Multi-Tasking

Some people are determined to learn how to multi-task. Just imagine all the stuff they’d be able to get done. If you can respond to emails and make phone calls at the same time, that means you’ll have more free time later, right? And filling out tax forms will be much more fun if you’re chatting on Twitter at the same time.

But, according to research, while you can seemingly do two things at the same time, you won’t do either of them all that well. So if you’re trading tweets while doing your taxes, you’re more likely to make mistakes on the latter…which is the last thing you want.

How Multi-Tasking “Works”

Your brain can’t do two things at the same time. Instead, when you try to multi-task, your brain switches its focus back and forth between one task and the other. The result is that you won’t have time to really focus on doing either task as well as you could.

Also, when you switch tasks, it takes a moment for your brain to reorient itself. So every time you switch from working on a report to answering emails, your brain needs a few minutes to switch from “report writing” mode to “email responding” mode. And the same happens when you switch back again.

So, when you try to do two things at the same time, each task will end up taking longer than if you’d done them separately.

What to Do Instead of Multi-Tasking

It’s ironic. Many people try to multi-task in order to save time. But multi-tasking actually takes longer. It can also hurt how well you do those tasks, and increase your chances of making mistakes.

Instead of trying to learn to multi-task, you should embrace single-tasking. When you focus on doing one thing at a time, even for just 10 to 15 minutes, the task will take less time to do in the long run. You’ll also be able to do better on the task if it’s the center of your attention.

And when you’re filling out taxes, or putting together a presentation for work, doing your best should be your top priority.

The next time you find yourself trying to multi-task, try single-tasking instead. You will be surprised by the results.

How to Tell If Your Child Has ADHD

Does your child have trouble sitting still? Or maybe it seems like they are easily distracted, their mind wandering even when you are trying to talk to them? If so, you might be wondering if your child has ADHD.

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. And while there is usually no one sign or clue that will tell you whether or not your child is suffering from the condition, here are some things you should look out for.

What Are the Signs of ADHD?

Children with ADHD are often hyperactive. They have a hard time sitting still and settling down. Getting them to stay in their seat can make be a major undertaking. And if they have to stay in one spot for more than a few minutes, you can expect a lot of fidgeting and squirming.

Some children with ADHD can’t seem to stop talking. In fact, they might interrupt while you’re talking to someone else because they just can’t wait to tell you something.

Many children with ADHD are also impatient. For example, they might have a hard time “waiting their turn” when playing with friends. And if you take freshly baked cookies out of the other, the child might try to grab one, even while it’s still scalding hot. Not that they don’t understand that touching something hot is bad. But, in that moment, they couldn’t resist the impulse to grab that cookie.

An attention deficit can be a little harder to spot than hyperactivity. However, think of the talks you’ve had with your child. When a child has ADHD, it will sometimes feel like you’ve “lost them” in the middle of the conversation. You might have to repeat yourself because their minds wandered and they missed part of what you said.

Many children with ADHD have a hard time focusing on one thing for long enough to finish it. They’ll get distracted by something else and leave their homework undone, their lunch uneaten, and their bedroom half cleaned.

Children with ADHD can also seem forgetful. They’ll often misplace things, from books, to jackets, to their favorite toys.

Is It Really ADHD?

ADHD can be hard to spot because the symptoms of the condition also qualify as normal childhood behavior. All children can be hyperactive, experiencing bursts of energy that wear out their poor parents. All children sometimes find it difficult to pay attention, especially when something doesn’t interest them. There isn’t a child on the planet who hasn’t squirmed and fidgeted in their seat, or chatted a mile a minute about something that happened at school that day.

But for a child with ADHD, these behaviors are constant. And their inability to pay attention, or settle down, has a negative impact on their daily lives.

For example, your child’s teacher tells you that they don’t pay attention in class, and can’t seem to sit still in their seat. But if they don’t act the same way at home, chances are they don’t have ADHD. It could be that they just aren’t interested in what they’re being taught. Or they might have a learning disability that hasn’t been recognized yet.

However, if your child shows sign of having ADHD at home, at school, and even when playing with friends, a doctor’s visit is in order. And if it turns out your child does have ADHD, you can start taking steps to help them overcome this condition.