Entries by samanthaolivier


Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. You can read more of her posts at Ripped.me

When did the mind-body link turn into the smart-phone connection?

The omnipresence of tech marvels is one of the defining characteristics of our time. You could say that there is nothing inherently wrong with technology, except the fact that it stands in the way of our aspirations to live an… 0 Shares |

Millennial Sleep Deprivation: Where there is Smoke, there is Fire

Unlike today, back in the 50s, smoking was glamorized, with famous actors flamboyantly appearing on the big screen with a cigarette in the corner of their mouth. They were surrounded by both smoke and hype, but over time, people started… 0 Shares |

Do you need to detox?

The world has probably never before been as dangerous a place as it is today. There are super-bacteria and ultra-viruses which are difficult to battle, new strains of the flu seem to be mutating every year, and the cure for… 0 Shares |

Beauty Digest: The Power of YouTube

Eleven years ago, YouTube was still in its infancy and the term “beauty blogger” was yet to be invented. Some of the girls whose followers reach the highest realms of seven digits today were still in primary school back then.… 0 Shares |

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Overcoming the Fear of Failure

When you think back to your earliest childhood, which dreams do you remember most? Those that came true, or those that have forever moved into that shadowy land where unfulfilled hopes and broken dreams reside? Humankind is designed to dream,… 0 Shares |

What is your skin truly exposed to?

Your skin is exposed to a wide range of harmful pollutants each day – ranging from ultraviolet rays to a million microbes assailing the air you breathe. Trying to mitigate some of this damage, you exfoliate your skin, dab on… 0 Shares |

Is cannabis ultimately good or bad for your health?

The legalization of cannabis has been a century-long debate and over the course of many years, there has been compelling evidence coming both from those who advocate for and protested against the legalization of cannabis. There are 111 different cannabinoids… 0 Shares |

Do You Know Your Aerobic from Your Anaerobic Exercise?

Even if you are not a hard-core fitness aficionado, you have probably heard a thing or two about aerobic and anaerobic exercises by now – but do you know what each of these stands for and what benefits they entail?… 0 Shares |

How will Strength Training Help You Battle Diabetes

Diabetes has by now become a global epidemic, afflicting 9% of the population over the age of 18, and its occurrence among children and teenagers is skyrocketing as well. According to WHO estimates, diabetes will become the 7th leading cause… 0 Shares |