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Changing The Future Outcome (CTFO).

  • Relieves Anxiety — “Antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effect of cannabidiol, a chemical compound of cannabis sativa,” in CNS Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets (2014).


  • Neuroprotective –– Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid? In the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (2013).


  • Relieves Pain — “Cannabinoids and pain,” in the handbook of experimental pharmacology (2007).


  • Reduces Risk of Artery Blockage — “The role of the endocannabinoid system in atherosclerosis,” in the Journey of Neuroendocrinology (2008).


  • Anti-Inflammatory — “Cannabidiol CBD and its analogs a review of their effects on inflammation,” in Biorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (2015).


  • Promotes Bone Growth — “Cannabinoid receptors and the regulation of bone mass,” in British Journal of Pharmacology (2008).





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Girls Who Marry Nice Guys End Up The Happiest.

Maybe the saying “nice guys finish last,” applies to dating when you’re young. It always seemed that girls always went for a certain type of guy. The same guy that hurts her and disappoints her, but she always went back to him. She turned to her guy friend who was always there without hesitation. The same guy who respected her. The same guy who loved her.

I think a lot of nice guys have a similar story of their greatest flaw being that they were too nice and some girls didn’t fall for it.

But in time, as girls grew up they got tired of being unhappy with the people they choose. They grow up and they learn. Instead of going for the same type of guy that hurts them every time, they take a chance on a nice guy.

And he’s different in every way she’s ever deserved and wanted.

1. He doesn’t pretend to be someone he isn’t.

He is who he is. He’s not going to play the role of what someone wants him to be. He’s going to be himself because even when he’s been frustrated in the past with relationships, he knows what he brings to the table and he knows the women willing to sit with him is just as lucky as he is.

2. He treats her well all the time.

He’s kind. And it isn’t some act or something that fades. How he treats her is consistent because good buys don’t gain anything from putting someone else down. They lift others up.

3. The relationship is honest and simple.

If there’s one thing good guys have learned, it’s not to lead others on or play with their feelings, the way people have done for them. They learn to do relationships right for every one they’ve had wrong. They learn to love correctly and not with half their heart just because they’ve been hurt.

4. He loves her unconditionally.

Even in her worst and most intolerable forms he accepts, he loves her and he never stops choosing her. It’s the type of love that takes work, but they both are willing to put in their effort.

Any couple knows it’s not 50/50. Some days the wife can only give 20% and the husband has gotta make up for the 80%. That can switch at any moment, but what remains is love and effort.

5. His happiness includes doing anything to make her happy.

When she is happy, that’s truly when he is and while he has goals and ambitions a lot of them are motivated by giving her the best life he can.

6. He adores her.

He still looks at her the same way he always has, like she’s the best women he’s ever known.

7. He appreciates her.

While she might be overlooked by some people, he’s not one of them. He knows what she does for him, for the family, for everyone. And that appreciation and gratitude is why she keeps doing it.

8. He surprises her.

He keeps things exciting not letting the flame die out. Whether it’s bringing home something she likes or getting her a gift for no reason. He enjoys putting a smile on her face.

9. He takes care of her. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally.

Physically, they still have it. Sex is still important and it hasn’t gotten dull.

Mentally, he’s worked just as much as she has to build that connection and keep it exhilarating. A connection that challenges each other, even if they have different beliefs. A connection that pushes each other to grow and learn.

Emotionall, they are each other’s rock. Everything in their marriage is a team and they face it together and overcome it. Marriage isn’t easy, but it’s a little bit easier when you’re standing next to someone who you know with certainty won’t leave.

10. He makes an effort with her friends and family.

He cares about her family because they are his too. He makes an effort with her friends and keeps his eye out for the friends she might not see are toxic. He wants to protect her from anyone who might take advantage her, use her or hurt her. But it will never be him who does those things.

11. He cares more about resolving fights than starting them.

No one is nice all the time. Everyone has their boiling point. And every couple is going to fight. But the thing about nice guys, is they want to find solutions fast. They will listen to what she has to say, they will choose their battles wisely, but they don’t give up or walk out on her.

12. He works hard.

The most admirable traits of good guys are, they aren’t lazy especially when he has a family and a wife to provide for (regardless of the family situation of who is working and who isn’t). He works hard because he has to and wants to. He wants to make her life and the life of his kids better than his might have been.

13. He makes her better.

He knows to make a woman her best self, you need to love her, appreciate her, and value her. His love and understanding makes her better. How he tries so hard. How he loves so deeply. He thinks he’s the lucky one, and it’s that mindset that leads the wife to count her own blessings every single day.

14. He’s a great father.

She loves him for how great of a husband he is, but she falls deeper in love with him every time she sees him interact with the kids. She wonders if the kids know how lucky they are to have him, because nice guys truly are the best fathers.

15. He believes in her. He supports her. He stands by her.

When she’s doubtful, he’s confident. When she’s scared, he’s brave. When she’s hurt, he’s the arms that hold her and the strength to keep her going. When she needs something to believe in, she looks towards him and he looks at her and knows she can do anything. But in reality, it’s the love they have for one another that pushes them to be that relationship that will last until they are old.

Nice guys are the best guys, girls don’t realize that, but women do.


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If you are anything like me, you stick to basics. Eyeliner, lip gloss, and mascara.

I’m the type of person who uses the eyeliner until it’s so small you can’t even sharpen it anymore.

I love makeup and living in Pennsylvania there is a Sephora very close by. Sometimes when I’m rushing to get somewhere and haven’t gotten fully ready, I’ll stop in if I pass one, reapply and carry on with my day.

Sometimes you can even go in there when it’s not too busy and ask for a mini makeover. What that is, is someone helping you with just one portion of your makeup routine. I always choose someone showing me how they do eyeshadow.

I’m always conflicted because of my love for makeup, my lack of knowledge of it and the fact I don’t wear it often.

While I’ve gotten better and learned more about what to apply where and which products to use, sometimes I’ll just let someone do it for me.

When the time comes and my pencil eyeliner is no more, I don’t just go to Sephora and buy products, I schedule a makeover. That’s $50 you have to spend on products, roughly an hour set aside for someone to do it and you leave with new products and a face you probably couldn’t have painted on yourself.

You know that question they ask when you buy things and you always say no to it. Well, when you become a member they give you points for every purchase. Based on which membership you choose and how much you spend, you can get free products and makeovers when you feel like it. With every makeover in the system, they track all the products the person used and you can go back to that.

Here was what my last makeover and products used.


1. FRESH- Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex

2. FRESH- Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotio

3. FRESH- Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

4. BECCA- Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter Champagne Pop

5. DIOR- Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation 200 Light Beige

6. DIOR- Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer LIGHT BEIGE

7. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY- Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist

8. STILA- One Step Prime

9. TARTE- Park Ave Princess Bronzer & Contour Palette


11. BENEFIT COSMETICS- Stay Don’t Stray 360 Degree Stay Put Eyeshadow Primer Light/ Medium

12. STILA- Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray

13. STILA- Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Dark Brown

14. TARTE- Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

15. BOBBI BROWN- High Shimmer Lip Gloss Bellini

I’m not the girliest, but I do like to treat myself sometimes. So the next time you know you’re going to spend money (because the average person spends $43, according to People) you might as well splurge a bit and get a makeover. Maybe even learn something new. Over the years that’s exactly how I’ve learned to do makeup.

You can even attend classes they have on the weekends. (I haven’t done that myself.)

With every experience I’ve had with the numerous people who have given me makeovers, they are kind, helpful and informative.

While I don’t think I’ll ever become some makeup artist or have a vanity full of anything but what I consider essential, it’s nice to change things up a bit in my routine and try new products without having to pay for what they’ve used.