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On Friday We Wear Red: Raising Awareness for Heart Disease

February 6th probably doesn’t come  across your mind as a significant day. It’s Friday, so you’ll probably be getting out of class or work, and ready to dedicate a weekend of some intense reflection (we sure will be) on Katy Perry’s half-time show. In all seriousness, there is a reason why this Friday is important. Since 2003, the American Heart Association has been celebrating National Wear Red Day every first Friday of February in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease among women. To #GoRed is a reminder to people that heart disease and strokes don’t just affect men. They’re affecting just as many women every day, or as their website says, “Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable.” With such a large number of women possibly crossing paths with heart disease, the campaign to “wear red” has only become more important to the public in recent years. For the 12th anniversary of National Wear Red Day, it won’t only be women wearing red. Over in New Jersey, …

Relationship Don’ts: How Being Impulsive Can Ruin Your Chances at Romance

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. I also believe in love at first hello, wave, and conversation. I’m what you call an impulsive and a hopeless romantic person. A dangerous and tragic combination because it leaves room for foolish mistakes. In high school I was a quiet girl who was known to keep things to myself. I didn’t always share information about myself unless I had a crush (and that was many). The guy I would usually go after was tall, smart, and with a nice body. If he didn’t please my eye, he wasn’t worth my time. Now let’s get into the playbook. Mistake #1: Falling for a guy just because he is attractive is foolish because you are not preoccupied with getting to know him as a person. He could have a beautiful face and a great shape on the outside but have the soul of Perez Hilton on the inside. I was an impulsive girl who liked a challenge in guys. I wanted a guy that was hard to get. But …

Stay focused and Survive the Cold!

It’s that time of year again. Sure, you get to finally wear your cute sweaters, scarves and boots again, but the changing weather also brings something else to worry about: getting sick. But don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you beat the cold this season: 1. Prepare your immune system. Before you feel that cold coming on, support your immune system by taking all natural vitamins and supplements. Getting plenty of Vitamin C is important. Adding the supplement Emergen-C to your water is an easy and yummy way to ensure you’re getting your daily dose of Vitamin C and other important vitamins. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or antioxidant-rich green tea. Also make sure you’re combating germs by washing your hands periodically or keeping a small container of hand sanitizer in your purse or backpack. 2. Minimize stress. Stress can have a negative effect on you, mentally and physically. Stress can cause fatigue or lack of sleep, which makes it even harder for your body to protect itself from getting sick. Exercise can …

Relationship Values 101: The Ladies Tell All

The spotlight is now on the ladies for the second edition of Notebook Confessions. Again we are talking up relationships, but these confessions are gonna get deeper as Team YHM flips through the pages of our dusty diaries from the past. We grabbed our pens and inked down all the deets from young women who are dishing up relationships values we should live by. These quotes are not like the cheeky lines delivered from your favorite chick flick about the perfect love. Take a look at some of the fab ways these beauties are making sense of…love. What are some helpful tips & values you think girls should keep when in a relationship? Georgette, 27 – Love you. Come filled with more than enough love and happiness within yourself. Oftentimes, we go in EXPECTING someone to make us happy. To some extent, yes that should happen, but if we get it right the first time, we would be overflowing with so much love and happiness for ourselves, that we have more than enough to give …

Guy Talk; First Date Thoughts and the Rules of Instagram

The moment has finally arrived. We are so ready to dabble in the never-ending convos about love and life! Notebook Confessions will have you eating your heart out as we chop up the meat of all relationship topics to just about anything we write down in our journals! To kick thing off is the much-anticipated Guy Talk feature. We’ve put together a potpourri of classic relationship questions and matched them to the modern way of life. Check out what some men have to say about attraction and dating. If you could prep a girl’s mind for a first date with you, what would you tell her and would you go for a romantic evening? Matt, 22 – Definitely got to be a bit romantic, but this date is the attention grabber, the hook, the intro paragraph to what is hopefully a long book. I don’t think it has to always be a romantic dinner, and it shouldn’t be, I would tell the girl to be open minded and to expect that it is something I know they …

Single or Taken: Women With Confidence

YHM caught up with two confident young ladies to ask about boyfriends, or lack thereof, and if that has any bearing on their confidence. In light of June’s theme: “Get Motivated & Stay Positive,” it is important to remember our own self worth and have a positive outlook on life with or without a boyfriend. YHM: Do you feel that your confidence is affected by whether or not you have a boyfriend? Kelly Nguyen: “I think having a boyfriend can affect your confidence positively and negatively. Your boyfriend is often someone who you admire and trust. For many girls, the approval from such a person remains important. Therefore, a negative and discouraging boyfriend can dramatically affect how your view yourself. On the other hand, I do believe having a positive companion can inspire you and boost your confidence. The best compliments are from those that you admire the most. However, you have to be weary of becoming too dependent on your significant other.” “I don’t currently have a boyfriend, but I’ve been in an array …