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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps In Treating Panic Disorder

cbtThe modern way of living is causing many people a lot of stress. Some people manage to remove the stress from their lives, but others are very sensitive to even smallest stressful situations and they can’t cope with their emotional problems. Many people today suffer from anxiety and depression and that is not an easy way of life. Some of them, besides suffering from anxiety, also suffer from panic attacks. So how do you control panic attacks? There are several different methods that can help and some of these methods are called cognitive behavioral treatments.

Experts say that this type of treatment is efficient in more than 70% of people. Experts say that this type of therapy is able to reduce symptoms that usually occur while having a panic attack. These symptoms are sweating, shaking, dizziness, losing breath and feeling fear. They are only …

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Choosing The Best Snoring Mouthpiece

ctbsmThere are some things that need to be considered when looking for the best snoring mouthpiece. First, check the quality of the product. Several snoring mouthpieces are available nowadays and most of them have their similarities and differences. If you want the best mouthpiece, find some time to check every detail of the product. This will allow you to have the right product and avoid the potential risks of getting the wrong one. Second, consider the opinions or reviews given by their previous customers. Opinions really matter especially when you are buying the snoring mouthpiece online. This will let you determine if the company was able to satisfy their customers or they are just like others who are giving false promises. Weigh the positive and negative comments and make sure, your decision is not something that you will regret later on.

Third, consider the …

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Just How “Extreme” Is Extreme Fighting???

jfWidely known as “Ultimate Fighting Championships” (UFC), such brutal bareknuckle tournaments usually pit two basic types of fighters–grapplers and punchers–in bloody combat against each other in a 30-foot-wide octagonal ring, surrounded by a five-foot-high chain-link fence. There are virtually no rules: head-butts, elbow smashes and choke holds are common. Also known as “reality combat,” the contests are featured on pay-per-view and satellite TV. And each new UFC championship is a hot video store item.

One of the fighters featured in a video entitled Clash of the Titans (UFC VI), is David “Tank” Abbot of Huntington Beach, California. Watching a replay of himself punching his opponent’s bloody face while kneeling on his throat, Abbot tells the ringside announcer: “You better cut it right there. I’m getting sexually aroused.” The scene is highlighted by colour commentator Jim Brown. “The guy is evil,” remarks the renowned former …

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Martial Arts: Beating The Crap Out Of YourFlab!

btcAerobic kickboxing and martial aerobics strengthen the body and mind, decrease stress physically and mentally, define and quicken reflexes, increase endurance and enhance cardiovascular power, according to Dave LaPorte, a second degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and the head instructor at Rick Wilmott’s Karate Academy in Keene, New Hampshire. LaPorte has found aerobic kickboxing has a value to everyone who tries it. “It is an aerobic fitness program with a dual purpose,” he says. “It provides an aerobic workout in addition to gaining and honing martial arts skills. It helps foster physical strength, increases endurance, tones muscle groups, burns calories and builds confidence.”

Confidence building comes from the fact many people, women in particular, who have never studied a defensive art such as karate, are learning for the first time how to execute an accurate punch or kick that they may need …

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The Societal Price Of Booze

spobLast year, a landmark study released by the National Institutes of Health estimated that for 1995, the overall societal costs of alcohol abuse and alcoholism were more than 50 percent higher than the costs to society of illegal drug use. The study put the societal price tag for alcohol abuse at $167 billion, compared with $110 billion for illegal drug use.

McCaffrey agrees that alcohol has a more detrimental impact on the nation than illicit drugs: “Undoubtedly, alcohol is the principal drug abuse problem in America today,” McCaffrey told an alcohol policy conference in 1997. In fact, when McCaffrey was first appointed drug czar, he asked Congress to include alcohol in the office’s mandate. Congress said no.

Government statistics strongly suggest that alcohol abuse may contribute more to crime than drugs do. The most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that more than …

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Black Belt Techniques For Disabled People Work Wonders

maYou don’t have to be strong or even fast to learn self-defense. Gene Rife, a martial arts instructor, teaches a class aimed at people who use wheelchairs or have other physical limitations.

“You only need the strength of a seven-year-old to use these techniques,” explains Gene. “You can bring somebody down just by striking, rubbing, or touching certain pressure points.”

Gene, who holds a first-degree black belt, says that most of the techniques he teaches are from the martial art of small circle jujitsu. “Most of the moves are done close to the body, and nearly everyone can learn how to do them.”

Quick reactions are not necessary to master the moves. “It doesn’t matter how fast you are,” says Gene. “It’s just a matter of knowing where the pressure points are and how to attack them.”

Pressure points are located on the …

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Maturing With A Purpose

mwapShannon flew into the house at top speed, climbing the stairs two at a time to reach her big sister’s bedroom. She entered the room, closed the door behind her, leaned aginst it, and pronounced in a hushed. reverent voice, “I just got my period. Now what do I do?”

“What do you mean, what do you do?”

“I mean, what if I bleed all over my clothes and everybody knows about it? God, Jenny, I’m scared.”

Jenny got off the bed, went to Shannon, and put her arms around her. “Hey, Shannon. Come on. It’ll be OK. I felt the same way. I thought all the guys would know about it and laugh. But they didn’t. Nobody every knew, except people that I wanted to know.”

Shann on was quite for a minute. “Jenny, I’m just not sure how to manage all this …

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Behind The Scenes: Talking UFC!

caOUR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE lumbers down Denver’s snow-slicked streets, but we travel the zeigeist as if it were a jet stream. Riding shotgun is one Tank Abbott, thirty years old, six feet, 250 pounds, a bar brawler extraordinaire from Huntington Beach, California, the sudden celebrity around whom we’ve gathered, each of us in some way an acolyte in his entourage as we careen toward a real-life comic book: a bare-knuckle pay-per-view event known as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Tank’s fighting Saturday night. A purveyor of pain, he plays perfectly: His skill is nothing less than an American preoccupation. People just love to see the bad guy kick ass.

One of the boys–or would that be boyz?–is talking about “fucking dudes up,” like “that hippie motherfucker Tank tapped out in Park City, Utah.”

Shoulda seen it. Blood everywhere. We haddaa take off before the cops got …

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Does Your Family’s Medical History Put You At Risk?

dyfmhMarla, a junior, was worried. Lately she was always thirsty and always going to the bathroom. Her weight had dropped a bit, even though she was eating as she always did. Plus, she was always hungry. Marla told her mom what was happening. Good thing she did.

As it turns out, Marla’s grandmother and uncle both have diabetes, a disease in which the body cannot properly use sugar. Marla’s mom knew that the disease ran in their family. She recognized the early symptoms and quickly made a doctor’s appointment for Marla. Marla was diagnosed with diabetes. Her doctor and the doctor’s diabetes information teal taught her how to lead a normal, active life while taking care of the disease.

Luckily for Marla, her mother had kept a medical history of their family, including one for Marla. A medical history is a collection of information …

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Biba Was Slick High Style

bwshs“Biba just won’t die,” Barbara Hulanicki says with a sigh. “Now all the young ones are interested in it, especially here. They’re fascinated by the Sixties and want to recreate them.”

Biba was Hulanicki’s dreamchild, the store that became the epitome of the Swinging Sixties, then the retro Seventies in London. It first opened as a small boutique in Kensington in 1964, selling instant fashion at cheap prices. Several incarnations later, it was a fanciful, five-floor, 200,000-square-foot store in Kensington High Street. But Hulanicki and her husband, Stephen Fitz-Simons, had expanded too quickly, lost control and eventually quit in a boardroom bustup with their owners, British Land.

The last Biba store closed in 1975, but Hulanicki still can’t escape its ghost.

“I just want to let it go,” she says, sipping a cup of tea in the Palm Court of the Waldorf Hotel. …

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