By Anastasia Nam, StyleByAnastasia (.com) for GalTime.com Your hair and scalp need oil to be healthy. Your body produces its own oil in the form of sebum, which is used to coat the hair and protect it from the elements. Some people produce too much oil, while others don't produce enough. The balance needed to obtain healthy looking hair can be found by using the right natural oils.
By Mary Schwager, Consumer Watchdog for GalTime.com This consumer watchdog has a confession: When it comes time to start thinking about what I’d do with some extra cash, I feel as torn as Gollum in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I hear competing voices in my head saying, “Buy new shoes!” Only to then hear, “Savvvvveeee the money!”
By Megan Totka, Chief Editor, ChamberofCommerce.com for GalTime.com For many women, the ultimate goal is finding balance between all of life’s important pieces and having it all. But what does “having it all” actually mean? Does it entail financial stability, a happy family, a powerful career, and a nice home? Or is it that magical sense of “balance” we hear so much about? Most likely your goal is a combination of all of these things.
When it comes to finding that ideal significant other, we all have our list of desired traits along with the drop-dead deal breakers that we refuse to compromise on. But the next time you feel like writing off a guy as another bad date, read our list of things you shouldn't immediately judge him for. (It may persuade you to give him a chance.)
So many couples are now separated part- or full-time because of military deployment and/or work travel and schedules, I get a lot of questions about faithfulness. Your marriage vows may have said, “'til death do us part” but no one said anything about what happens when a military career or traveling job makes it necessary for you to part, and you want to maintain the closeness in your relationship.
By Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., Talking Teenage for GalTime.com When did the world get so complicated? Back in the days before cell phones and the Internet, communication choices were not so confusing. Not too long ago you could talk about a ‘friend’ and everyone understood what you meant. These days it is not unusual to inquire whether it is a ‘friend, friend,’ or a Facebook or Twitter friend.
by the Editors of StartEmpathy.org for GalTime.com Children and parents alike can learn a lot from their kids’ best teachers. And all of us can take inspiration from Mr. Kanamori, the outstanding educator whose 4th grade class is the subject of the documentary "Children Full of Life". The first installment of the web version of the film chronicles a tradition in Mr. Kanamori’s class: notebook letters.
A useful conversation falls apart when partners attack, defend or withdraw. These 'rules' help to keep the connections clean. They are simple. They are not easy, but they will effectively change the way you address — and resolve — your disagreements.