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How To. Herbal Alternatives To Xanax. The modern world has no corner on the market when it comes to day-to-day stress and anxiety.

Herbal Alternatives To Xanax

After a tough day at the forum, even the ancient Romans turned to medicinal herbs to calm their nerves. Some of these traditional remedies have carried into the 21st century and continue to be used for anxiety. Before using herbal alternatives in lieu of conventional medications such as Xanax, keep in mind that the natural approach may not work best for you. Some herbs can interact with the medications or supplements you're already taking and cause unpleasant or dangerous side effects. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) stresses the importance of taking herbal supplements only under your doctor's supervision. The medicinal use of valerian dates back to ancient Rome and Greece, states the National Center for Complementary Medicine (NCCAM). Native to the South Pacific, kava kava was used for centuries as a ceremonial beverage by native islanders, according to the UMMC.

'Vocal Fry' Is the Hot New Linguistic Fad Among Women. I am an old, grouchy woman who does voiceovers for a living.

'Vocal Fry' Is the Hot New Linguistic Fad Among Women

So I am more conscious of sound and inflection than most people, I suppose. The way young women you reference talk makes me nuts. Not just because it sounds affected, but because in my eyes it infantalizes the girls in question. Someone who adopts this way of speaking is hopefully not very bright, because if she IS bright and elects to adopt this kind of speech..well, she sounds like a not very bright, whiny creature, who needs to be coddled and placated and who clearly has some kind of rash on her bottom. Perhaps she has an iron deficiency, or scurvy! You ain't never going to hear that speech pattern emanating from the Presidential podium for example. You WILL hear it from the girl who does your nails, the girl who has a married Mafiosi boyfriend, and the girl who is assistant manager at Forever-21. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth.

It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night.

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth

These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted. " Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around. What Niagara Falls is to weddings, Aokigahara is to suicide. More than 500 fucking people have taken their own lives in Aokigahara since the 1950s. The trend has supposedly started after Seicho Matsumoto published his novel Kuroi Kaiju (Black Sea of Trees) where two of his characters commit suicide there.

Also skulls. Besides bodies and homemade nooses, the area is littered with signs displaying such uplifting messages like "Life is a precious thing! Winchester Mystery House. Lots of Jokes - Did You Know? Q.

Lots of Jokes - Did You Know?

Why do men's clothes have buttons on the right while women's clothes have buttons on the left? A. When buttons were invented, they were very expensive and worn primarily by the rich. Since most people are right-handed, it is easier to push buttons on the right through holes on the left. Because wealthy women were dressed by maids, dressmakers put the buttons on the maid's right! Q. A. BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 (2011) : Irina Werning - Photographer. Now its time for KOREA, TAIWAN AND TOKYO.

BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 (2011) : Irina Werning - Photographer

If you live here and want to participate in my project, email me amazing old pictures to : Riff Raff 1976 & 2011 London Andy 1967 & 2011 Los Angeles Johanes 1994 & 2011 Hamburg Maarje 1990 & 2011 Amsterdam Lea B 1980 & 2011 Paris Carli 1990 & 2011 Buenos Aires Alexandra 1970 & 2011 Paris Carol 1960 & 2011 New York Christoph 1990 & 2011 Berlin Wall Daphne 1986 & 2011 Paris. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: