And what the professionals say about it

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What is aspartame? Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, which is used to replace sugar. It is used by people all over the world as part of a calorie controlled diet. It is sweeter than sugar, meaning that less needs to be used in foods.

Aspartame was first approved for use in foods in 1981. It was first discovered by a scientist called James M. Schlatter.

The main products that contain Aspartame are diet sodas, sugar free candy, hot drink sweeteners and some desserts. Here are some of the things that have been said about aspartame:

Cancer Causing

One of the major things…


Can you win at the property game?

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For many, property investment has been a way of building wealth and security. The property market has seen huge growth over the years, and it is still possible to create a successful property portfolio.

The average rental yield is around 3.5% but it can be more than this depending on the area of the property. The rental yield is the amount that you can expect to earn over a 12 month period, which is calculated as a percentage of the property value. The rental yield is the amount that is left after all expenses have been paid. …


Is it the end of the road?

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“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” — Steve Maraboli

Relationships should be loving and stable. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go sour, leaving us feeling unhappy and unfulfilled.

Many of us know how it feels to be in a relationship that has run its course. I am guilty of staying in a past relationship longer than I should have because I found it difficult to walk away. You may be unsure if your relationship can be saved, or if it’s time to go…


My top tried and tested tips.

Girl holding a love symbol
Girl holding a love symbol
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Looking for love can be much harder than it looks. There are some people out there who are lucky in love, and find the love of their life with very little effort. What about those of us that are not lucky in love? How do we go about finding love? Well, that is the big question that many of us ask.

I was single for many years. I had a small circle of friends, and never met anybody new through my social circle. I also felt as though there was not an opportunity to meet people through my job because…


Start to love Mondays

We all want to be successful in the world of work. Success at work can be measured in a range of ways. Maybe you judge success by the amount you earn or maybe you feel that success is about doing the type of work that you’ve always dreamed of. Whatever your goals we have compiled these top tips on finding the work that you love!

Tailor your CV

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. A CV and covering letter is the first thing that a prospective employer will see, and this…


Use stress to your advantage

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Stress is a feeling of pressure often caused by not feeling like you’re in control. The causes of stress are different for each person. One person may feel stressed because of a job, while other people may be stressed by things in their personal lives.

It is important to manage stress because over a long period of time stress can lead to health complications. Panic attacks, high blood pressure, headaches, and chest pains can all be caused by stress.

The good news is that stress can be managed and once we know how to deal with stress we can recognise…


It is not just about being good looking

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Do you ever wonder how someone starts a relationship with somebody that is less attractive than them? Maybe you’ve caught yourself thinking how a mismatched couple got together, or maybe you’ve wondered why someone with model looks doesn’t always date a person with similar looks.

The truth is that physical appearance, while important only plays a small part in what people find attractive. Attraction is complex and while physical attraction may work in the initial stages of meeting someone, it is not enough on its own to make somebody feel completely attracted to you. …


Ways to identify and manage negative feelings.

Jealous woman staring at friend
Jealous woman staring at friend
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Jealousy is a negative feeling that is unpleasant for all involved. The person on the receiving end of jealousy will not want to be the target, and the jealous person would prefer not to feel jealous. So, why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?

What is jealousy?

“Jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses feelings ranging from suspicion to rage to fear to humiliation. It strikes people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations, and is most typically aroused when a person perceives a threat to a valued relationship from a third party. The threat may be…


Get closer to a comfortable stress-free home.

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The US Department of Energy has confirmed that 25% of Americans do not have space to park their cars because of cluttered garages. One in four Americans has a problem with clutter. With the busy lifestyles that we lead it’s no surprise that we have clutter.

In Europe, the UK is the worst when it comes to clutter. In the UK clutter stops half of the British people from inviting visitors into their homes.

In Chinese Feng Shui they believe that clutter creates low draining energy. They also believe that clutter can block positive energy.

The feeling of having a…


The beneficial environmental effects.

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Some of us have been on lockdown for a year due to the global pandemic. This has meant that an increased number of people are working from home.

Our cars have been parked up outside our homes and driven less. There is no longer the hustle and bustle of city life and crowded trains. The streets are quieter apart from a few dog walkers and joggers.

This is something that has not been seen before in our lives, and unfamiliar to all of us. During this time something wonderful has happened. Nature has improved simply because we have changed our…

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