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Holiday Burnout: How to Avoid It

Holiday Burnout: How to Avoid It

“‘Tis the Season to be Jolly”, so why is it that this joyous time of year can create so much stress and burn-out, even in the jolliest of us? As if our lives weren’t busy enough, we have now entered the season of holiday partying, cooking, baking, gifting, wrapping, and being pushed and pulled from every conceivable direction. It is a joyous time, indeed, regardless of what holiday you celebrate. So what is the answer to surviving it and, in fact, enjoying it without locking yourself in a closet, hiding under a pillow, or bah-humbugging yourself into not caring? The TUNG...

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Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

Now that Thanksgiving is over and as we begin our preparations for the coming holidays, we often lose sight of everything for which we should be grateful. Studies show that when one gives thanks, one also feels better and more personally fulfilled. So, how do you gain an “attitude of gratitude”? Of course, we all know that if you receive a gift or favor you should thank the giver for his or her kindness or generosity. But how about showing gratitude for intangible things too? There are ways to remind yourself of all the intangibles for which you are grateful. How...

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World Diabetes Day November 2016

World Diabetes Day November 2016

We here at Tung Brush & Gel take diabetes very seriously. Diabetes can wreak havoc with one’s health and have debilitating consequences if left untreated. World Diabetes Day is a day to raise much needed awareness for this condition. First launched in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day is now recognized in over 160 countries and includes activities and programs centered around the unfortunate global increase in diabetes in adults and children. November 14, the date each year for these events, was the birthday of Frederick Banting who, in 1922, along with...

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The Connection Between Mouth Bacteria and Colon Cancer

The Connection Between Mouth Bacteria and Colon Cancer

As much as we enjoy providing our readers and customers with fun facts and ideas, sometimes it is important for us to address more serious health issues. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer among the cancers that affect both men and women, claiming over 50,000 lives in 2013 according to the Center for Disease Control. Most physicians, as well as a fair amount of media advertising and many public service announcements, recommend tests such as colonoscopies and fecal tests to screen for these cancers, beginning at a patient’s age that varies based upon an individual’s family health history. There...

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7 Tips for Making Empowered Decisions

7 Tips for Making Empowered Decisions

Each and every day, each and every one of us is put into the position of making a decision of some kind. It may involve something trivial, such as what color to wear or what to have for breakfast, or something life-changing, such as deciding where to live. It can involve just ourselves, or have a broader reach and impact on others, such as our children, partners, friends, co-workers, neighbors or family members. But there is not a single day where, consciously or sub-consciously, decisions are not made. New York Times bestselling writer Gretchen Rubin, whose goal is to provide...

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