About Alena Scuk Bego

Alena is a guest blogger and full-time health and wellness enthusiast, combining her two biggest passions – healthy living and writing.
Bunch of oyster mushrooms

Whether you decide to consume them sautéed, in soups, or stir-fried, oyster mushrooms offer amazing health benefits. By eating these earthy delicacies, you’ll gain enough fiber, vitamin D, niacin and iron from just a serving of them. One cup of sliced oyster mushrooms has only 28 calories and less than 1 gram of fat, but…

Containers with food - meal prepping

Meal prepping can reduce the stress when it comes to trying to eat healthier. Having your food decisions in advance helps with the willpower and mental stress. When you have healthy options ready as soon as you get home, it means that most of the time you’ll reach for this instead of buying a burger…

Healthyjapanese couple

One of the healthiest nations – the Japanese – have the longest life expectancy and are one of the countries with the lowest obesity rates. According to science, this is mostly because of their diet. While the obesity rates across the world vary between 15 and 30 percent (which is quite high), Japan is keeping…

woman with joint pain

Any damage to the joints whether it is from a disease or injury can affect joint movement and cause joint pain. A big number of conditions can lead to joint pain, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, an infection, strains, sprains, gout, and many other injuries. Joint pain may be caused by cancer of the joints…

young woman getting botox

Even though botulinum toxin can be life-threatening, it is quite safe in small doses — such as the doses used in the cosmetic application of Botox. Over the years, only 36 cases of side effects were reported to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is possible for the botulinum toxin to spread…

empathy

Studies have found that the amount of empathy we feel towards other living beings depends on our brain wiring. Empathy is a key measuring tool to distinguish good from bad. Altruism and psychopathy exemplify the best and the worst human instincts. According to researchers from the University of Chicago, humans have two sides because they…

difference

There’s a lot of overlap between narcissistic personality disorder, sociopathy, and psychopathy, but many people are using the terms interchangeably when they really shouldn’t. A narcissistic personality disorder is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and psychopathy is different and usually judged based on the 20-item psychopathy checklist. The easiest…

sociopathy

A term “sociopathy” is used to describe a person who has an antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). People with sociopathic disorder can’t understand the feelings of others. They tend to break rules and make decisions without consulting anyone or feeling guilty for the bad things that they do and the harm that they cause to people….

psychopathy

Psychopathy is a mental illness or a personality disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, lack of empathy and remorse, and disinhibited, bold, and egotistical attitude. This illness is often considered synonymous with sociopathy, but they’re two different mental states. Causes may include early life factors, as well as genetics. Signs and symptoms that someone might be…

Narcissistic personality disorder

A narcissistic personality disorder is one of the few common types of personality disorders. It’s a disorder in which people have a grandiose and inflated sense of their importance, a constant need for excessive admiration from others, a lack of empathy for other people, and often troubles keeping their relationships. Some other narcissistic traits include:…

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