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Top 5 Ways To Manage Stress

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The daily grind is getting more chaotic and more chaotic. Each passing day adds more and more stress, that can overwhelming. Allowing stress to build up can lead to serious health problems as well as ruin your personal relationships. So, we decided to do some of the work for you and look into 5 of the best ways to manage stress.

1.  Plan Your Day

If cleanliness is next to godliness, where does that leave organization? Probably right beside the former. Though we all like to think that we’ll remember everything, the reality is that no one is perfect. Whether we like it or not, we will forget something at some point. Sometimes it’s small and insignificant, but sometimes it’s your wedding anniversary. Using a daily planner — and sticking with it — will ensure that your time is well-managed and you set your priorities correctly. This should save you from the stress of forgetting something important and will also free up time to start up a stress-killing hobby or activity.

2. Psychologist Are Our Friends

Yes, there’s an actual reason for all those medical specialists dedicated to the study and treatment of the mind. While mental health disorders remain some of the least understood and most stigmatizing out there, psychologists nowadays are well versed in cognitive behavioral therapies and other psychological relaxation techniques that have been scientifically proven to reduce stress. So fight the fear and go get some help if you’re really struggling with stress.

3. Get A Massage

Just because it’s common sense doesn’t make it any less effective. Some evidence indicates massages reduce your heart rate and cortisol levels. Other evidence suggests that, while there aren’t any long-lasting physiological benefits, massages reduce perceived levels of stress, meaning psychologically, they do the trick. Either way, there are no doubt worse ways to treat your stress than lying back and relaxing while someone else tends to your sore muscles.

4. Pass On The Coffee

Forget canines. It’s caffeine that’s actually man’s best friend. With around 90% of adults ingesting it daily, caffeine is the most widely consumed drug. Unfortunately, like with any drug, there are side effects. While caffeine helps keep us awake, it can also send our stress levels through the roof. Research shows that caffeine makes the heart beat faster, elevates blood pressure and elevates levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.  Drink too much coffee too often, and it could contribute to the development of chronic stress. So, if you’re the type that gets jittery after just a few sips of the dark stuff, it’s probably best you start skipping that daily cup o’ Joe and stick to morning walks with the dog to wake you up.

5. Plan A Stress Free Vacation

As much as we want all vacations to give us the break we so desperately require, more often than not, vacations cause more stress than they relieve. Strangely enough, studies have found that the act of planning a vacation actually leads to greater happiness in the weeks leading up to the trip. With that in mind, try to plan a vacation with a firm focus on relaxation. No family. No sightseeing. No jungle excursions. Just relaxation. That way you’ll be happy before — and after — your vacation.

 

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Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years In State Prison

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Bill Cosby finally received his sentence on Tuesday in a Pennsylvania courtroom.

The judge deemed Cosby a “sexually violent predator” by a judge before sentencing the 81-year-old fallen star to three to ten years in prison.

“I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was,” the judge said. “As she [Constand] said, Mr. Cosby, you took her beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.”

Constand accused Cosby of raping her in 2004 when she was working with Cosby at Temple University’s athletic department. She was among the more than 60 women have come forward with accusations, most of whom cited Cosby’s use of the sedative Quaaludes to overpower them.

Cosby did not take the stand during his 13-day trial. He will be able to appeal his sentence. But for now, there is some justice for many of his victims.

 

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Drake Sues Woman Over Extortion And Fruad

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Drake is suing the woman that made false pregnancy and rape allegations against him in 2017.

According to TMZ, in the suit, Layla Lace met Drake during last year’s Boy Meets World Tour in Manchester, England, where he claimed they had consensual sex.

He claimed that when he stopped responding to subsequent messages, she allegedly began threatening to leak their correspondence, publicly claimed he had impregnated her, accused him of rape, and demanded “millions of dollars” in exchange for silence. Drake is reportedly suing for civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse of process.

The suit claims Layla refused to take a paternity test and Layla and her lawyer went radio silent. Drake says the whole thing was a scam … “There is no credible evidence of pregnancy, nor any baby, which would have been born last Fall.”

According to the lawsuit, Layla switched tactics and went to authorities in New York and alleged Drake had raped her during their one-night stand.

The Manchester police reportedly interviewed and cleared Drake of sexual assault accusations when the case was referred to them.

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Michael Jordan Is Donating $2 Million Dollars For Hurricane Florance Relief

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Michael Jordan is donating to hurricane aid for his home state.

Jordan is contributing $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund. The American Red Cross is providing food and shelter to thousands of people who have been displaced by the hurricane, while the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund directs funds to nonprofits in North and South Carolina providing relief to victims of the storm.

Jordan also reportedly stressed the importance of the long-term recovery from the storm.

“People need to understand this will not be a week-long process. This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives – not for 10 days, but for years,” Jordan told the Charlotte Observer, adding that he hopes his donation will spur people to get involved.

Hurricane Florence made landfall over the weekend across the Eastern seaboard, leaving at least 33 people dead and causing flooding and widespread power outages in the areas hardest hit by the storm in Virginia and the Carolinas. More than 10,000 residents have reportedly been displaced amid the devastating aftermath

 

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