What Are Essential Oils, Anyways?

Bella Breakdown I love using my diffuser to make my apartment smell AH-mazing. I have all of the essential oils on the market – lavender, lemongrass, grapefruit, frankincense, eucalyptus – you name it, I have it. And I know the basic science behind it all. Certain scents will make me feel a certain way. For example, if I put lavender in my diffuser, it helps me feel calm and relaxed. If I put grapefruit in my diffuser, I will feel more energized and awake. But beyond how they make me feel, I didn’t really know where they come from...

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Go Outside! Your Body And Mind Will Thank You Later

Bella Breakdown As someone who lives, works, and plays in Steamboat, Colorado, I am constantly reaping the benefits of being in nature. The feeling I get when I go outside is exactly why I moved here in the first place. I love the moment when I walk out of my work space after a long day and finally get to see the way the light plays with the aspen trees, and feel the cold wind on my face. There is nothing that lifts my mood and makes me more content than the sun on my skin, breathing fresh air,...

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The Mathematics Of Love

Bella Breakdown Sometimes we think that meeting our one true love is magical, mystical, and something derived straight from the good of the universe itself. Well it might be a lot simpler than that. Just like everything else that gets ruined by math, love might simply come down to a numbers game. That’s right, picking your perfect partner is mathematical and scientific, and I guess a little emotional too… but only out of necessity. Experts say that when it comes to dating, use the first 37% of the people you’ve dated as practice individuals. That’s right, they’re just for...

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Breakups Down To A Science

Bella Breakdown It’s the day after you’ve been dumped. You are probably wondering how in the world you are going to get over this? You might spend time with friends, drink too much, or you might just eat or not eat. You might lie in bed all day. You might tear up pictures and every memory of them. And you’re probably going to cry. That’s pretty natural. But there is actually a scientific way to get over your breakup somewhat quickly and effectively. Scientists asked certain people to view their ex in a negative light. They wanted the individuals...

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Is It Okay To Cheat?

Bella Breakdown How would you react if I told you that cheating in a relationship is actually acceptable? I’m sure most people would immediately click off this article. Let me preface this all by saying I do not condone cheating on someone you have committed yourself to; however, there may be psychological and biological reasons that we feel the urge to cheat, even in the happiest of situations. Most obviously, cheating is a sign of an unhealthy relationship. If your partner consciously makes the decision to have an affair, it’s indicative that there are issues in communication and compatibility....

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