4 Simple Stretches to Get Rid of Upper Back Pain (Chiropractor Approved)

With seemingly endless options on the internet for relieving upper back pain, it can be hard to know who to listen to. After all, for every professional taking to the internet to share his or her knowledge, there are a handful of other people sharing their own incomplete or inaccurate information.

When it comes to back pain, you don’t want to just take anyone’s word for it. Improper stretching and movements can increase your back pain and even cause further problems. That’s the last thing you want. Luckily, we went straight to the source for simple stretches to get rid of upper back pain (chiropractor approved).

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Home Projects that make your Life Greener

When summer rolls around each year, it’s easy to get caught up in the desire to clean, fix, and replace things around your home. After all, you’ve spent the long, cold winter months cooped up inside, noticing everything that needs work. Now that the warm weather is here, it’s only natural to want to address some of those glaring issues you’ve been staring down for ages.

However, before you dive in, it’s worth taking the time to consider which home projects are going to benefit both yourself as well as the environment we all share. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for summer home projects that will be good for both you and the planet.

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Anatomy of an Agrihood [Infographic]

An agrihood is a mixed development that combines food and real estate. These neighborhood villages offer residential living with a farm-to-table focus for young, active families seeking a lifestyle centered around simplicity and sustainability.

While these communities are still somewhat of a novelty, demand is expected to grow now that millennials are the largest share of homebuyers on the market today. Agrihoods are part of a larger movement known as “new urbanism” to create walkable, mixed-use communities that prioritize healthful living and strong connections.

Living in an agrihood doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly become a working farmer. Residents are encouraged to volunteer at the farm, but the actual work is done by professionals who tend to the land and then sell the produce to residents and retailers, such as nearby restaurants and grocery stores.

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How to Retrain your Brain [Visual]

During challenging times it can be difficult to remain positive and mentally tough. Even when the world is functioning more “normally” most of us experience stress and have negative thoughts. It’s normal to have negative thoughts, but when negative thoughts turn into negative thinking patterns your mental health can suffer. Negative thinking patterns, also known as cognitive distortions, can lead to or worsen anxiety and depression. The good news is, there are steps you can take to combat cognitive distortions.

The visual below from University of St. Augustine for Health Services looks at common thinking patterns and offers tips for how you can retrain your brain to think differently.

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Eco-friendly dentistry: A need for future

Dentistry mainly deals with conservative and pain-relieving treatment to the different aspects of the oral cavity. No one can deny that dental issues can be extremely problematic, and a dental clinic is the best way to eliminate it. However, it has been commonly noted that dentistry generates a lot of waste, in general. A lot of this waste is plastic-based and non-biodegradable. However, the world has had enough pollution all around, and it is the right time to take the proper steps to undo all the damage that has already been done. In the field of dentistry, the answer is eco-friendly and green dentistry. A little more detailed description of it has been given below.

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