How to Make Easy Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Love mozzarella sticks but don’t want the fat and calories from having fried mozzarella? Bake those mozzarella sticks and enjoy the same goodness, but without the additional oil.

Mozzarella cheese sticks (reduced fat)

1 egg

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

8 tbsp. panko bread crumbs

Prepare to bake. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and then position oven rack to the top third of the oven.
Place aluminum foil over a baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Remove cheese sticks from individual wrappers and set aside.

Beat egg in a small separate bowl. Consider using either a very shallow bowl or even a plate to hold the egg. You will be rolling the cheese stick in the egg so you want a bowl/plate that will provide decent coverage.

Combine panko crumbs and Italian seasoning in a separate bowl. Like with the egg, you may want to just combine the ingredients in a bowl, but then place crumb mixture on a plate for easier coating.

Make cheese sticks. Dip cheese stick in the egg, covering the stick completely with egg.
Roll in breadcrumb mixture, coating every inch of the cheese stick.

Re-roll cheese stick in egg and then back into the breadcrumb mixture. The double dipping will give more of a “fried” feel to the cheese sticks.

Place covered cheese stick on baking sheet.

Repeat with other cheese sticks.

Spray coated cheese sticks (lightly) with cooking spray and then place in oven. Bake for 5 to 6 minute or until golden brown.
Cheese may melt so push cheese back into place, into the cheese stick shape.

Allow baked cheese sticks to cool slightly before eating.

Serve with warmed marinara sauce and/or ranch dressing.

Place rolled cheese sticks in the freezer before baking so cheese sticks retain their shape during baking.

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How to Cure a Baker’s Cyst

A Baker’s cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst) is a fluid filled sac (cyst) behind the knee that causes tightness, pain, or knee stiffness which may worsen when you move your leg around or during physical activities. If you have a baker’s cyst, scroll down to Step 1 to learn about how you can get rid of it with both natural and medical remedies.

Reducing Pain at Home
Rest your knee as much as you can. If you have a baker’s cyst, you will probably be feeling some pain and irritation in your knee. In order to reduce this pain, give your knee as much rest as possible. Sit whenever you can and stay away from physical activities like climbing, kneeling, lifting heavy objects, running, and squatting. Make sure that you elevate your leg rather than letting it dangle to the ground when you are resting.[1] If you absolutely must move around, use a crutch, cane, or walker to allow your knee to rest while you move around. Putting pressure on the knee by walking around without a cane or other walking device can increase your pain.

Use RICE therapy. RICE stands for resting your knee, icing the cyst, compressing the knee with ACE bandages, and elevating your leg when you can. RICE therapy will help to reduce the inflammation caused by your cyst through the use of the ice and keeping your leg stationary. Elevating your knee will ensure that the swelling in your knee goes down because the fluid drains rather than accumulates in your knee when it is elevated.[2]Resting your knee means making sure you use it as little as possible. Read the previous step for more information.

Icing the knee means putting an ice pack on the spot where the cyst is located. The cold temperature will reduce the pain and inflammation that you feel.

Compressing your leg means wrapping bandages around your knee so that your knee remains stationary.

Elevating your leg means propping it while you are sitting so that it extends out in front of you and is level with, or above, your hips.

Make sure that your knee is wrapped the right way. If you doctor has recommended that you wrap your knee, or you are using RICE therapy, you need to make sure that you are wrapping your knee correctly. Make sure that the elastic wrapping is tight, but not so tight that you leg starts to tingle, becomes numb, or becomes swollen directly below where the wrapping is.[3] Do passive exercises to keep your leg strong while you wait for your cystto heal. In order to strengthen your leg and keep it flexible, you should do some very basic stretches and strengthening movements. The movement that is most recommended is flexing (bending) your knee and then extending (straightening) it back out. This movement helps to stretch and strengthen two of the muscles near the knee (the quadriceps and the patellar). If you find that you have a hard time doing this yourself, you can also go to see a physical therapist who can run through a series of movements that can help you strengthen and stretch your leg.

Use an ice pack to minimize the amount of pain you feel. Its generally best to keep the ice from being applied directly to your skin, so wrap your ice pack in a thin towel before putting it on your knee. Put the ice pack on the spot where your cyst is and keep it there for 10 to 30 minutes. If the coldness starts to hurt your skin, remove the ice pack.[4]
If you don’t have an ice pack, you can also use a bag of ice or a bag or frozen vegetables.

Try a hot pack to reduce your pain. Some people find that heat works better than cold when it comes to fighting pain. Dip a washcloth in warm to hot water and use it to gently massage the area where the cyst is located. This process might be painful at first, but keep in mind that the pain will decrease in time.[5]
If you find that the heat works for you, you can keep the heated washcloth on the spot for thirty minutes, three times a day.

Getting Medical Treatment
Take over-the-counter painkillers. Before you get your cyst treated or removed, you can take over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers that will help you to feel more comfortable. These painkillers should also be anti-inflammatory so look for NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen. You can buy these anti-inflammatory medications at any drugstore.[6]

Get a prescription for steroid medication. You can get steroid injections directly into your knee in order to relieve the pain and inflammation that is keeping your leg from moving properly. However, its important to keep in mind that these injections do not necessarily ensure that the cyst will stay away for good.[7]
Your doctor will most likely recommend a corticosteroid called cortisone. He or she may also recommend prednisone, depending on his or her preference.

Talk to your doctor about draining the cyst. Draining the cyst is a relatively simple procedure, but you will most likely be put under general anesthesia during the draining. The doctor will drain the cyst with a sterile needle. After, the area will be cleaned up using an antiseptic solution, your knee will be bandaged, and you will be sent on your way.[8]

Consider surgery. Surgery is generally considered as a last resort when it comes to baker’s cysts. This procedure is also done under general anesthesia and you will be put to sleep while it happens. The doctor will remove the swollen tissue in your knee that leads to the formation of these kinds of cysts.[9]
Another, less common, surgical option is called the keyhole method. In this procedure, the surgeon seals off the connection between the knee joint and the baker’s cyst.

If you are obese, it is recommended that you lose weight after your cyst is healed because being overweight can put a lot of strain on your knee and can cause further damage.

Do not try to push yourself by walking on your knee when you have a baker’s cyst.

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How to Wear Tall Boots

Tall boots can look chic and attractive when worn correctly. Slender, snug boots make your legs look especially long, and when paired with skinny bottoms and a loose top, the elongating power of the boot is only amplified.

Showcasing Your Boots
Show off your thigh-high boots. These boots, because they are dramatically tall, will be a focal point of an outfit. They are sexy, while still being entirely modest! They will bring attention to your legs, in a feminine and tasteful way. [1]
If you want to tone down the boots a little (for example, if you’re wearing them to work) simply overlap the skirt of your dress with your boots about one inch (or three centimeters).

Pair with leggings or tights. Pair your thigh-highs with opaque tights, leggings, or nylons. These often slenderize and shape legs, and in colder weather help your legs feel warmer.
Pair brightly colored or interestingly printed leggings with black or brown boots, because people’s attention will be drawn down to your legs, your leggings, and your boots.

You can also wear a less intense pair of leggings or tights with a more exciting pair of tall boots (boots that hit your calf, or your knee are both great for this). While still showing off your legs the attention will be on your boots.

Wear skinny jeans with tall boots. Tuck your jean leg into your boot to show off the full height of the boot. Skinny jeans hug your legs. As a result, they work with your boots to make your legs look long and slender. Avoid loose or flared jean cuts, such as “boot flare” or wide pant legs. These may bunch up if tucked into your boots.

Pair your boots with a miniskirt. There’s nothing better for showing off legs and tall boots than a nice little mini-skirt. You can either pick a more subdued mini-skirt, in brown or black or grey, or you can go all out with a neon blaze of color. This is not a look, however, that you particularly want to wear to work, or on a family outing.
Wearing opaque with your mini-skirt and boots adds a touch of class to your cute outfit and will also keep you warmer if it’s fall or winter.

Going without leggings or tights creates a more daring look, and shows off your legs. This is a great look for going out at night.

Glam up your weekend boots. If you want your boots to be the focal point of your outfit, especially if you’re going out with them, then you’ll want to choose ones that are exciting and draw the eye. It’s best not to try and incorporate a bunch of glam into one pair of boots. For example: crimson stiletto-heeled boots with lots of metallic chains is going overboard. If you can walk in them (and make sure you practice before going to the club) try out some high stiletto heels with your knee-highs. They are basically guaranteed to draw the eye, especially if you pair them with a little dress, or skirt.

Metallic studs, chains, cut-outs in the material of the boot are all interesting additions to a pair of boots.

You might also try out exciting colors. While these are a little more difficult to pull off in the day, they’re great for a night at the club. Crimson, bright purple, even yellow are all interesting colors that draw the eye (although you might want to avoid trying to look like a flower child from the ’70s).

Incorporating Boots into Your Outfits
Use knee-high boots for work. There are certain boots that are great for fitting into your wardrobe. They don’t draw too much attention, but instead give you a little quiet boost in the fashion department. Knee-high boots are great for incorporating into outfits without taking them over. Pair with fall-ready textures like tweeds, wool, and cashmere, like a knee-length tweed skirt and a cashmere sweater. These all make for subtly stylish work or school attire.

You could also pair your knee-highs with a pencil skirts and tailoredshirt. Through on a cardigan for the cooler months.

Temper the over-the-knee style. The over-the-knee boot can be great for showing off your legs, but you can also temper it with certain fabrics and outfits so that it doesn’t take over what you’re wearing.
Go for soft colors like various shades of brown in the boot. Also, you want to pick soft fabrics like a soft suede. This allows the boot to seem more casual.

Wear a long skirt, to shin or ankle. This covers up the boot, only showing part of it, while giving you the warmth and protection of the over-the-knee boot.

Wear riding boots. There are two different types of riding boots: cowboy boots, and the regular riding boots. Both types can help foster a great casual look for your outfit, without drawing too much attention. Riding boots look best with sleek lines (like skinny jeans or leggings).[2] For a subtly Western look pair cowboy boots with sleek trousers or skinny jeans (distressed jeans are particularly good) and a blouse.

You can also do leggings and sweater/sweater dress for a good fall fashion.

Riding boots, especially cowboy boots, can go a long way towards toningdown a really feminine dress. They can help balance out a really frilly or flowery dress, an especially good look for spring.

Pair jeans with any boot. Jeans are often a good choice to wear with boots, because they can be dressed up, or dressed down, depending on the boot. You can show-case the boot (as described above with skinny jeans) or you can downplay it (wearing boot cut jeans that cover the boot).[3] A great casual look for fall or winter is a pair of distressed skinny jeans with slouchy black suede boots and a chunky cable-knit sweater.

A nice looking blouse paired with sleek suede or leather boots and dark narrow jeans is a dressier look (and good for a first date!).

The only boot that doesn’t really work with jeans is the thigh-high. Thigh-high boots tend to go best with short skirts or leggings.

Choosing the Right Boots
Avoid gaping. Some boot styles are meant to have some slouch, but for most tall boots, you want to avoid pairs that gape around the top. Your boots should fit snugly yet comfortably. There should be enough room to tuck in skinny jeans or leggings, but not enough for your leg to slide back and forth inside the boot.

Avoid boots that land at the thickest part of your leg. This is especially true for women who consider their legs to be one of their problem areas. If you have thicker thighs, avoid boots that reach up to your mid-thigh. The horizontal line across the top will only make your leg look wider. Instead, opt for knee-high boots or boots that rise just above the knee.

Choose a boot that works well with your height. Tall women can get away with heeled and flat boots of all sizes. Shorter women may wish to stick with heeled boots, especially those that have a skinny heel, since these help to elongate the leg.[4]
Shorter women should also stick with snug boots that closely hug the leg. Looser boots may make a leg look stouter.

If you are shorter, remember that proportions matter. Pair a tall pair of boots with tucked in jeans and a short jacket. If you go for a long jacket, like a trench coat, you’re going to be completely swallowed up.

Choose the right color. It can be a little difficult to pick the right colors, because boots come in so many different shades! However, there are some things you can consider to help you figure out which colors work best with your hair color and with your choices of outfits. Grey is good because of how flexible it is and cognac brown not only looks more expensive but goes with most outfits.
Consider what boots might be the most versatile for you, in terms of color. Black, of course, is always good, although you want to be careful with it. Black thigh-highs can be pretty intense and so aren’t the best choices for work.

One of the ways to pick the color for your boots is to match it to a shade of color on your head. Fashion advisers say that this make it so the eye travels the full length of your body, drawing attention back up from your boots to your hair again. So for example, if you have golden-blond hair you might choose boots with a golden sheen. If you have black hair, you would go for black boots.[5]
You can also pick colors that match with your outfits. If you have a tendency to wear a lot of earth-toned outfits you would be better suited to wear brown or earth-toned boots (like olive green).

Rock tall boots year-round. Unless it’s really hot, there’s no reason that you can’t wear boots all year round! Of course, some tall boots (like rain boots) can be more useful and necessary than others, but that’s not the only reason to wear boots.
Tall boots in the summer and spring are best saved for a night out on the town. They give a little bit of class and style and can draw the eye, because most people will be wearing sandals or heels.

A fun spring look is a pair of tall boots (like knee-high black boots) with a light, floaty spring dress. The two opposing fashion choices balance one another out.

Shop for boots at the end of a long day. Your feet will be a little more swollen at this point, but this will allow you to get an accurate idea of how the boots will feel after spending a day in them.

A fun fall look is to layer socks over your jeans or leggings so that they show up over the tops of your boots.

Balance out your accessories by drawing attention to your neck or face.Bold earrings, a bright necklace, or a colorful scarf around your neck may add enough detail to the top of your outfit to prevent your appearance from getting too bottom-heavy.

Black leather and suede have a classier feeling to them and may help you dress an outfit up.

Remember, if you wear your boots to work, choose a fitted boot that has no studs, zippers, or other decorative elements.

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How to Be Obedient

Obedience is something of a touchy topic, because it can easily morph into something abusive. However, that doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with cultivating obedience towards your parents, towards your authority figures (like teachers or bosses), or even towards your faith (if you have one). Remember, obedience is something that should be freely given. If the object of your obedience (like a parent) abuses your obedience, then you have every right to revoke it.

Being Obedient to Your Parents
Be respectful. Part of being obedient is showing respect to your parents, honoring their ideas about what’s best for you, and showing that you think they are worth listening to. Make sure that you listen when they talk and respond when they ask you to respond.
Don’t ignore them in public. When you are out with your parents you might feel a bit embarrassed by them, but pretending that you don’t know them or that you aren’t with them is rude in the extreme. It also has the potential to hurt your parents.

Don’t roll your eyes when they ask you to do something. If you don’t like what they are asking you, the polite way to respond is to ask them to present your feelings on why you don’t want to do what they want you to.

Be attentive to your chores. Parents tend not to ask you to do a ton of chores. In fact, they probably work a lot harder than you do. Obedience means doing what you see needs to be done without your parents even asking you to. Avoid making your parents ask you to do something more than once. Everyone gets distracted occasionally, so you might not always remember to do a chore without being asked. Try to avoid having this be a typical thing.

Do what you can to help out around the house without being specifically ordered. For example: offer to babysit your younger sister so that your parents can have a night off. Or find out when garbage day is and take the garbage out before your mom has to.

Consider why your parents say no, instead of arguing. Parents can have all kinds of rules about what they think you should or shouldn’t be doing. You might not always like or agree with these rules, but an obedient child considers their parents’ point of view instead of fighting about it. Don’t give in to the knee-jerk reaction to argue with them or expressyour disappointment or displeasure.

If they say no to you hanging out with a friend on a Thursday night, they might be considered about you not completing your homework on time or that you’ll be too tired in school the next day.

Express your disagreement in a polite manner. There are times when your parents might ask you to do something unreasonable, or place unreasonable restrictions on you. In many cases calmly discussing why you feel their demands are unreasonable, or offering alternatives or a compromise, can go a long way towards getting you what you want without being disobedient. Calmly explain your side of things. Give facts and don’t rely only on feelings.

Obedience doesn’t mean that you don’t have a mind of your own and it certainly doesn’t mean that you will always need to agree with your parents.

Be polite. Being polite to your parents is a sign of respect and obedience. You also want to be polite to other people: strangers, family members, friends. This way you’ll be demonstrating how well your parents raised you. Make sure that you ask permission to be excused at the dinner table.

Say “please” and “thank you” even for basic things.

Hold doors open for people, offer to help people with their groceries.

Being Obedient to Authority Figures
Pay attention to what they have to say. When you’re trying to be obedient to an authority figure, like your teacher or your boss, then you need to pay attention when they are talking. You want to show that you’re interested. In class look at the teacher while they’re talking. Take down notes when they give important information and look like you’re interested.

Make sure that you are listening to your boss when they are giving you instructions. Again, eye contact is important.

Discuss concerns or issues in private. If there is a problem with an authority figure you should never bring it up in front of people. Instead, ask them if you can talk to them either in their office or after class. For example: if you feel that your teacher gave you the wrong grade for an assignment, you would go and discuss it with them after class. Present some clear and concise reasons why you feel you deserve a different grade (and no, “worked really hard on it” is not a reason).

Understand what is expected from you. It’s hard to be obedient to someone if you’re not really sure what they want from you. This is part of paying attention to what your authority figure says, because then you know what they need from you.
If you’re being obedient to your teacher then you’ll need to stay on top of things like homework, classwork, any major projects, what they require in terms of in-class participation.

If you’re being obedient to a superior at work then you’re going to need to know what’s expected from you in terms of your job. You’re going to need to pay attention to long-term projects, and make sure to not fritter away your time at work surfing on the internet.

Make sure you complete tasks on time. Once you know what is expected of you it’s time to fulfill those expectations in a timely manner. If there is a legitimate reason why a certain task or assignment isn’t going to be completed on time, make sure that you inform your authority figure.

Avoid backtalk. Fighting or bickering with your boss or your teacher is the exact opposite of being obedient. Particularly in a classroom or work situation your opinion on the authority figure isn’t going to be that important.
Backtalk can also be nonverbal, such as rolling your eyes or smirking when they say something you disagree with or find to be stupid.

If they tell you to do something don’t ask “Why?” or say something like “This is totally unnecessary.”

Act like you respect them. Obedience and respect have a tendency to go hand in hand. To be obedient to someone you need to act like you respect them as an authority figure. When they tell you to do something, you do it. Be polite and considerate. Say “thank you” and “please.”

Being Obedient in a Religion
Cultivate humility. When you’re obedient in following the mandates of your faith it means that you’re also being humble. You accept that your god is helping to direct your life and that you accept both the good and the bad that comes.
Try to avoid taking ownership of the things that happen in your life. When something good happens, remind yourself that it was through the grace of your god. If something unhappy happens it is a learning experience brought about by god.

Commit to your faith. Most faiths and religions have specific rules and regulations that a practitioner is required to follow. Committing to your faith means giving up control of your life (not in a bad way) and understanding that what happens is coming from god.

Make choices in line with your faith. Again, because of the rules and regulations in different faiths there are going to be certain choices that will be difficult, because they will make you choose between a life that might be materially easier, but not spiritually acceptable. Obedience to your faith means choosing the latter path.
For example: such a choice could be sacrificing your career path, becauseit doesn’t align with your beliefs.

It could also be something like taking significant time out of your day to incorporate prayer.

Avoid judging other people based on their beliefs and obedience. Obedience to your faith is a personal thing. It means that you are in connection with your god and your faith and that can be wonderful.
It does not mean that you have carte blanche to criticize other people’s beliefs or infringe on their way of living.

Obedience is a very personal thing, especially as regards obedience to your god. You should avoid making value judgements about other people’s faith, other people’s families, because you have no idea what they believe or how they see obedience.

You have to be careful about obedience. You want it to be based on respect for the figure you are obeying. If they abuse that respect then you should not feel obligated to obey them.

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How to Cure a Heartache

Sometimes you’ll be deeply in love with someone only for them to stomp on your heart. Being rejected, whether by being broken up with or because they didn’t want to date you in the first place, can hurt as much as a physical injury. The process towards healing can take a little while, but it’s a journey that you’ll need to go on.

Giving Yourself Space
Allow yourself to grieve. Having your heart stomped on is going to be painful. You can’t get around the fact that it is going to hurt. This means that you have to give yourself time to feel the emotions associated with heartache. Your brain is literally telling you that you’ve been injured so don’t try and suppress those feelings.[1]
Create a healing space for yourself. You need time and space to processyour emotions and to grieve. When the first heartache comes through, try and find a quiet place to deal with the immediate tidal wave of emotions. This can mean going for a walk, going to your room, making yourself a cup of tea.

You will tend to cycle through emotions like anger, pain, grief, anxiety, fear, acceptance. [2] It can feel a bit like you’re drowning at times, but you’ll find as you go through each cycle of feelings that you deal with them more easily and more quickly.

Avoid wallowing in despair, however. There’s a fine line between giving yourself time to deal with your emotions and being completely overwhelmed by them. If you find that you haven’t left your house in weeks, haven’t showered, and aren’t interested in anything, you should seek professional help, because this is not healthy coping with heartache.

Take it one day at a time. If you try and deal with all the emotions and all the fall-out from the heartache all at once, you’re going to completely overwhelm yourself. Instead, go from moment to moment and stay present. A good way to focus on the moment is to practice staying present. When you find your thoughts leaping ahead or straying into the past, stop yourself. Look around you; what do you see? What can you smell? What does the sky look like outside? What can you feel with your hands? Is there wind against your face?

Get little things done. Sweep, clean, organize, sort. Menial chores like this help your mind focus on positive things rather than negative things. Television, books and movies are good therapy in small amounts, but they don’t affect your sense of accomplishment like marking things off your To-Do List. As the small things get done, you can shift to bigger things like redecorating, rearranging, remodeling. When the bigger things get done you will actually boost your attitude and brighten your outlook.

Don’t start in on a big plan to get over the person who broke your heart. Instead, just focus on dealing with your grief over how things worked out.

Detach. When a relationship ends or you get rejected you will probably feel like there’s this great big hole inside of you, a black hole that wants to suck all happiness out of you. A lot of people make the mistake of immediately trying to fill that hole, because they can’t stand it. Yes, it is going to hurt and you are going to feel empty. [3]
Give yourself space from the other person. Delete them from your phone so you aren’t tempted to drunk text them, hide or block them on social media so you don’t end up cyber-stalking them at two in the morning. Don’t ask mutual friends how they are and what they are up to. The cleaner the break, the easier it will be for you to heal.

Don’t try and immediately fill the hole left by them. This is one of the big mistakes that people make when it comes to curing heartache. Jumping into a new relationship means avoiding the pain and black hole feeling of the previous one, but it doesn’t actually help to work through those feelings. They’ll come back bigger and meaner later on.

Talk about it. You need to make sure that you have a support system for dealing with your heartache. A strong support system of friends and family, and even a therapist can help get you on your feet faster than anything else. They aren’t filling that hole that the person you loved did, but they are helping make it easier to deal with that emptiness.[4]
Have a trusted friend or family member you can talk to, especially at odd times of night. Try and find someone, or more than one someone, who can help take on the emotional support that the other person used to fulfill. Ask your friend if you can reach out to them when you get the urge to talk to the person you’re trying to stay away from.

Journaling can be incredibly helpful. Not only is it a good way to get your feelings out, especially if you don’t want to over-burden your friends, but it’s a good way to check your progress. You’ll see when you think about the heartache less, or when you start to become interested in dating again (really interested, not just “filling in the hole left by the other person” interested).

Sometimes you also might need to talk to a licensed therapist. There’s nothing wrong with needing some professional help!

Get rid of any mementos. Hanging on to mementos is only going to slow down your recovery process. Unless you absolutely must keep that ratty old pair of sweatpants your ex left behind, then send it all away.
You don’t need to ritually burn everything, especially if it could be given to someone who needed it, but you do need to make sure it’s out of your life. And depending on how the relationship ended a ritual burning can release a lot of pen-up feelings.

With each item, think of the memory you associate with it. Then imagine putting that memory in a balloon. When you get rid of that item imagine that balloon drifting away, never to trouble you again.

Donating the physical items that are in good shape can be a great tool for getting rid of them. This way you can imagine the good new memories that the items will make for their new owner.

Help someone else. Helping someone who is struggling with pain, especially a pain similar to yours, can help you forget yourself for a moment. It also means that you aren’t wallowing in grief and self-pity.
Make time to listen and help with the troubles of your friends so that you aren’t monopolizing everything with your own heartache. Let them know that they can always talk to you and get help from you if they need it.

Do some volunteering. Work at a homeless shelter or a food bank. Offer your time to the Big Brother, Big Sisters program, or something similar.

Allow yourself to fantasize. You are going to fantasize about that person coming back to you and telling you what a fool they were for letting you go. You are probably going to fantasize about being intimate with that person, about kissing them, and being close to them. That’s totally normal. The more you try and shove away those fantasies, the more stuck they’re going to get in your mind. When you’re not supposed to think about something, especially a self-imposed something, that’s all you’re going to think about.

Give yourself a specific time for fantasies so you don’t spend all yourtime fantasizing. For example, give yourself 15 minutes each day to think about your ex wanting to get back together with you. When it isn’t the designated time and those thoughts pop into your head, put them aside until it’s the right time. You aren’t ignoring them, you’re simply going to deal with them later. Also focus fantasies of your ex on things that don’t inflame your grief. Instead of dreaming about what the relationship could have been, imagine your ex doing good things for the community, or recommending you for a job. These constructive fantasies are much more possible, and far more helpful than imagining what could have been.

Starting the Healing Process
Avoid things that trigger memories. Getting rid of mementos from the first section will help you avoid triggering memories. There are, however, other triggers that you should be mindful of. You’re not going to always be able to avoid them, but doing your best not to seek out mental triggers will help you heal in the long run.
Triggers can be anything from the song that was playing when you twostarted your relationship to the coffee shop where you spent so much time studying Latin with one another, to even a smell.

You will encounter triggers, even when you aren’t seeking them out. Whenyou do, acknowledge the trigger and the memories it brings up, and then move on from it. Don’t linger over the feelings and memories. For example, if you see a picture of the two of you when you’re on Facebook, acknowledge the sadness and regret that you feel and turn your attention to something positive or neutral (like what you’re wearing tomorrow, or the new kitty you’re getting).

The point isn’t to avoid all triggers all the time. You can’t do that. What you’re trying to do is minimize the things that will hurt you and remind you so you can get on with the healing process.

Use music to help the healing. It turns out that music can have a therapeutic effect and help your healing process. So put on some feel-good, up-beat songs. Science has shown that listening to them can trigger the release of endorphins, lifting your spirits and combating stress.[5]
Avoid sappy sad romantic songs. These will not trigger good chemicals in your brain. Instead, they will feed into your feelings of sadness and heartache.

When you find yourself falling into a pit of sadness and anger, that’s a good time to put on good tunes to help lift your spirits. Putting on dance music can couple the endorphins from listening to the music with endorphins from dancing.

Distract yourself from the heartache. After you’ve gotten over the initial process of giving yourself space to grieve and deal with your emotions, you should spend some time distracting yourself. When your memories of the other person start to bubble up, distract yourself with another thought, an activity, and so on.
Call that friend who said you could call them when you needed. Read a book you’ve been wanting to for a while. Put on a funny movie (an added bonus, because laughter can help with the healing).

The more you make not thinking about your ex and the heartache, the easier the healing process will be. It takes work, though. It takes actually redirecting your thinking and being vigilant about how much time you spend thinking about your heartache.

Don’t take too many “painkillers.” These are the things that can help you numb out for awhile. Sometimes you really do just need to take a break, but you have to be careful that you don’t abuse these numbing routines, especially in the beginning when you really do need to deal with those feelings. “Painkillers” can be things like alcohol or drugs, but it can also be things like watching obsessive amounts of t.v. or never getting off the internet, or eating food for the comfort it brings.

Change up your routine. Part of dealing with heartbreak is coping with a break in certain habits you’ve formed to do with the other person. By doing new things and changing how you do things you’ll be paving the way for new habits. There won’t be any room in this new life for the person who broke your heart.[6]
You don’t even have to do make huge changes to help shake yourself out of your old routines. Simply do things like go to the farmer’s market on Saturdays instead of lying in bed, try out some new music, learn a new hobby like quilting or karate.

It’s best not to do something really drastic unless you’ve weighed all the pros and cons. Especially avoid doing something drastic in the beginning of the healing process. Once you’re further along and you want to show that you’re changing, then it’s a better time to do something like get a tattoo or shop all your hair off.

If you can try and get a little time off so you can go on vacation. Even taking a weekend and heading somewhere new can give you a new perspective on everything that happened.

Don’t sabotage your healing. You’re probably going to backslide when you are working on healing. That’s okay, it’s part of the process! But there are some things that you can watch out for to help keep that backsliding from sending you too far back.[7]
Be careful about the language that you use. When you use words like “terrible” or “awful” or “nightmare” you’re going to be stuck viewing things through the negative. This will color your thoughts. If you can’t find the positive, then stick to neutral thoughts as much as possible. For example: instead of saying “This whole breakup is so horrible” say “This breakup has been really hard on me, but I’m dealing my best to work through it.”

Don’t put yourself in an embarrassing situation. Don’t drive past your ex’s house each night to see if they’re dating someone new, don’t drunk call or drunk text them, etc. These things will make it harder to let go of what’s past.

Remember that things change. People change, situations change. What you’re feeling now is not what you’re going to be feeling in a week, in a month, in a year. Eventually you will be able to look back on this time of your life without feeling physically ill.

Reaching Acceptance
Avoid placing blame. Part of curing your heartache, of finding acceptance for how things happened, is to realize that blaming yourself or the other person simple isn’t useful. What happened happened and there’s nothing you can do or say now to change that, so let the blame go.
Try to feel some kindness towards them. Whatever they did or didn’t do, try to find some compassion for their issues, for what they’re going through. It doesn’t even mean you have to forgive them, but it does mean that you don’t keep holding on to your anger at them.

Likewise, don’t place blame on yourself. You can accept and deal with the things you did in the relationship that made it not work and pledge to yourself to do better in the future. But don’t spend lots of time agonizing over what went wrong.

Know when you’re ready to move on. Everyone heals at a different pace. There’s no set time period for healing from heartache, but there are some signs that you’re getting to a healthier place.
You stop wondering if it’s them calling every time a number pops up on your phone that you don’t recognize.

You’ve stopped having fantasies about them coming to their senses andcoming to beg your forgiveness on bended knee.

You don’t identify so much with songs and movies about heartbreak. You’re finding that you enjoy reading and listening to things that don’t deal with relationships at all.

Find out who you are. One thing that tends to get left at the wayside in a relationship and in the initial grieving stages when it ends is just being you. For a long time it’s been about you as part of a partnership and then you as someone grieving that partnership.
Work on personal growth, internal and external. Get into shape, or change your look. These things can greatly help to boost your confidence, which will probably have taken a hit from the heartache. Figure out what areas of your inner self need work. For example: you might have a bad temper that causes you to act passive aggressively, then you would need to work on finding healthier ways to express that anger.

Develop what makes you unique. When you spend so much time with another person and dealing with the breakup fall-out, you tend to focus less on important aspects of yourself. Reconnect with people and activities you didn’t have time for when you were dealing with this relationship and breakup.

Try out new things. This can help introduce you to different people, people who have never met the person who caused you such heartache. Learning new things will help to keep your mind off the heartbreak and on the present.

Avoid relapsing. Just as you don’t want to sabotage your healing, you don’t want to do things that make you relapse into the heartache. Sometimes you can’t avoid this, but you can minimize the risk.
Don’t let that person back into your life too soon, or at all. If you do it can cause a resurgence of unhappiness and heartache. Sometimes being friends with an ex just isn’t possible.

If you do relapse don’t panic. The work you’ve already put in to getting over the heartache hasn’t gone to waste. It will payoff. Don’t give up. Everyone has to deal with setbacks especially with this sort of thing.

Do things you enjoy. Doing things that make you happy or that you enjoy help to ramp up the dopamine levels in your brain. This is a chemical that helps with happiness and lowering stress (which heartache can ramp up to eleven).[8]
Do things that you don’t associate with your ex. Try out new things, or do things that you stopped doing when the two of you were together.

Learn to be happy. People are attracted to happy people, because happy people make them feel happy. While you won’t feel happy all the time, work on doing things you enjoy and living a life that you enjoy.

Give love. After a breakup and the long process of healing from heartache, you may find it difficult to open up to other people again. Don’t allow what happened in the past to negatively affect what’s in your present or in your future.
Recognize that you might be hurt again if you open up, but that you should do it anyway. Closing yourself off is a surefire way to encourage issues with your health, both mental and physical.

Don’t be discouraged! It’s important to remember that healing from heartache is a process. It won’t happen right away. You’ll have setbacks, you’ll encounter problems, and you’ll feel a wide range of less than enjoyable feelings. After all you did give a piece of your heart away. The pain is proof you are human, made with compassion and imperfections like the rest of us.
Encourage yourself by celebrating the small victories. If you’ve gone an entire day without thinking about your ex, celebrate that with a celebratory drink or a cookie.

Keep loving yourself even if it seems an impossible goal. In the long run, you will be a stronger person

Helping other people often helps yourself. Give good advice and don’t be negative.

A joke a day will keep you laughing and during times like these, even if it feels wrong, laughing will make you happy!

Don’t depend on just these tips. If things are worsening, you may want to consider getting professional help.

Never hurt or try to hurt yourself due to lost love.

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How to Stop Being Superstitious

Have you become a slave to superstitions? Do you run to the other side of the street when you see a black cat? Do you cringe any time you accidentally step on a crack, or feel convinced that your day will be ruined because of it? Have you ever cracked a mirror, and felt devastated that your life was going to be horrible for the next seven years? If this sounds like you, then it’s time to break those superstitious habits and to learn that you have the power to make your own luck.

Adjusting Your Mindset
Learn the origins of the superstitions you believe in. One way to overcome your superstitious beliefs is to learn where they come from to begin with. For example, did you know that the belief that it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder came from the idea that it was dangerous to walk in an area where work tools are likely to fall? The more you debunk these superstitions, the more you’ll see that while they may be fun to believe in, they have no foundation in reality.[1] Here are some other surprising origins of common superstitions:
In 18th century London, umbrellas with metal spokes became popular, and opening them indoors became a hazard. Therefore, it became common knowledge that opening an umbrella indoors was considered “bad luck,” though this was really done to keep people safe![2]
The superstition that spilling salt was considered bad luck began in 3,500 B.C., with the ancient Sumerians. However, this came about because salt was such a prized commodity back then, not because spilling salt has any inherent power to influence your luck.[3]
Black cats were actually considered to be good luck among some cultures. The ancient Egyptians considered it good luck when a black cat crossed your path, and in the 17th century, King Charles even kept a black cat as a pet. Unfortunately, many people associated cats with witches during the Middle Ages and during the time of the Pilgrims, which makes some people think they are bad luck today.[4]

Realize that there’s no rational proof that these superstitions can affect your life. Is there any real reason that the number 13 should be unlucky? Why should black cats be more unlucky than any other cat? Can finding a four-leaf clover really cause good fortune to rain down upon your head? If a rabbit’s foot were really lucky, wouldn’t the original owner (that is, the rabbit) still own it? Though you may believe that thinking rationally is beside the point when it comes to superstitions, if you want to beat your obsession with them, then you have to use critical thinking to get there.[5] Superstitions lie in age-old traditions. Like many traditions, they continue to be enacted, but they don’t really serve a purpose.

Consider which superstitions cause regular inconvenience to you. Are you constantly staring at the ground to avoid stepping on cracks to the point of bumping into people on the street? Do you take winding detours in order to avoid crossing the path of a black cat? The superstitions which cause trouble for you on a regular basis are the ones you should focus on first. Maybe you spent ten extra minutes walking to work because you think that you’re taking the “lucky” path. Maybe you run back home and are late for a dinner date to put on your “lucky” earrings. If you really think about it, you may find that your superstitious beliefs are actually causing you harm instead of bringing you luck.[6]
Ask yourself if the anxiety you associate with following different superstitions is really bringing you any good energy.

Avoid superstitious beliefs when making decisions. When making decisions, rely on common sense and a sound pattern of reasoning as opposed to weird feelings and supposed supernatural signs. If your friend asks you to meet her at a certain place, take the path that makes the most sense instead of the “lucky one.” When you walk to work, wear the clothing that is most appropriate for the weather instead of your “lucky” coat when it’s 80 degrees outside. Let reason govern your choices, not superstition. Start small. First, if you spill some salt, don’t throw it over your shoulder and see what happens. Then, you can build toward avoiding superstitions that scare you more, such as petting a black cat or walking under a ladder.

Realize that you have the power to make your own luck. While you can’t control all the circumstances in your life, you can control how you react to them and what you do about it. This is far more important than being lucky or unlucky. Everyone deals with bad luck from time to time — some people more than others, unfortunately — and while you can’t control the less-than-ideal circumstances you may face, you do have power over trying to face them with a positive attitude, and of making a plan to improve your circumstances, instead of thinking superstitions or rituals can affect the outcome of your life.
It can be comfortable to believe in superstitions because this makes it harder for you to take control over your own life. If you accept that you have the power to make yourself succeed or fail, you’ll naturally be scared or hesitant to move forward.

Expect the best instead of the worst. Another thing you can do to get into the mindset that superstitious beliefs are irrelevant is to expect the best things to happen for you instead of only imagining the worst possible outcomes in any given situation. If you’re convinced that everything is going to go wrong for you, then you’ll be much more likely to experience a conflict or a setback. If you think that you’re going to have a great day, then it’s much more likely that it will happen for you, and you won’t need to follow any superstitions to get there.
Many people believe in superstitions because they think their lives are filled with bad luck everywhere they turn, and that they need to follow certain superstitions, like not whistling indoors, to ward off the bad luck. If you believe that there is goodness and love everywhere you turn, then you would need superstitions to give your life meaning.

Taking Action
Prove that these superstitions have no basis in reality. Leave your rabbit’s foot at home and see how your day goes. Go ahead and step on a few cracks. Pass on by the clover patch. Incorporate the number 13 into your day (spend 13 dollars at the store, send 13 emails to your friends, edit 13 wikiHow articles, etc.) If this is too hard for you to do at once, work on proving just one superstition wrong at a time and see how far you go. You can even adopt a black cat, if you’re really committed to breaking your superstitious habits. These lovable creatures are the least adopted kitties in the pound and are therefore euthanized the most. If you have your own lovable black kitty, you’ll see that he brings you nothing but good luck and that superstitions have no basis.

Wean yourself off of your superstitious beliefs — or go cold turkey. This depends on what works best for you. It may be challenging for you to decide that you’re going to completely break your superstitious beliefs in one day, though you can certainly try it. You can also decide to drop your superstitious habits one by one, to ease the pain. You can leave your lucky rabbit’s foot at home one week, and then, once you’ve gotten over that, you can go up to the thirteenth floor of a building, and so on. You can keep building up to dropping the most challenging superstitious beliefs for you. It may take months to fully stop following these traditions, but you will be able to make it work.

You may find that it’ll take your mind a while to catch up with you. That is to say, you may drop the superstitious habits but you may find yourself still believing in their power. Give your mind time to catch up with your actions.

Be positive. Another way to stop being superstitious is to work on having a positive energy throughout your day. If you have a smile on your face and have hopes for the future, then you won’t be in search of rituals or superstitions that can make sure your day goes smoothly. You should know that you have the power to make good things happen instead of being a victim to rituals and actions with no foundations.
When you talk to people, talk about the things you’re excited about instead of complaining.

Write down 5 good things that happened to you at the end of each day.

Make a habit of being positive and your superstitious beliefs will feel superfluous.

Learn to ignore the urge to act on a superstitious belief. You may be watching your favorite sports team and may have the urge to cross your fingers, take three sips of your beer, or do whatever you think works to make your team win. Simply throw that nagging thought away and think about something else. After you’ve ignored the urge, take note of how little effect it had on the outcome of the situation. Talk it through with the person you’re sitting next to so you can have confirmation that you should ignore it.[7]
If you have to, just count to ten, or up to a hundred in your mind. Focus on something else as you wait for the urge to pass.

Know that a superstition only works because you believe in its inherent charm and power. Though a study proved that certain athletes, such as Ray Allen, who are incredibly superstitious about their pre-game rituals do actually perform better when they stick to their superstitions, this isn’t actually because of the rituals these people followed, but because of their belief in the power these rituals have to influence their performance. They may think they’re going to play a great game because they shot 37 free throws from the same place in a row, or because they’re wearing their lucky socks, when in fact, the belief that these things give them power is what makes them do well, not the actions themselves.[8]
This means that your lucky rabbit’s foot won’t have any effect on your test performance. It will, however, put you into a positive mindset that allows you to perform well on your test. You need to realize that your mind has the power to generate these positive feelings without the help of any superstitions.

The same goes for believing a superstition brings you bad luck. If you pass a black cat, you may get it into your head that you’re going to have a terrible day at school, and you’re thereby almost guaranteeing that this will happen.

Making It Stick
Spend time with people who are not superstitious. It can also be a big help to hang out with people who have no superstitious beliefs whatsoever. Watch sports with people who don’t have the need to wear their lucky jersey for their team to win. Hang out with someone who lives on the 13th floor of a building. Walk with someone who steps on every crack in the sidewalk without even noticing. Getting used to the idea that other people can go about their daily lives without caring at all for superstitions can show you that it can be possible for you, too.
You can even pick their brains about how they’re able to go about their daily lives without worrying about cracked mirrors and the like. You may even learn some new strategies for stopping your own superstitious beliefs.

If you plan on sticking to cultural superstitions, make sure you know it’s only symbolic. Some cultures are full of superstitious rituals that make daily life possible. In Russian culture, for example, people believe that hugging in a doorway will cause people to fight, or that stepping over a person who is lying down will keep him from growing. While you may not be able to break these habits, you should make sure you know that you’re just doing them because of a cultural habit, not because they will actually have any effect on what happens. You can still do them, while knowing that they have no power at the same time.
If you participate in these rituals with other people of your culture, have a talk to them about how you’re trying to break your superstitious habits. They may be hurt or try to discourage you, at first, but they should understand.

Seek help if your superstitious beliefs are an indication of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). It’s one thing if you’re just terrified of black cats or have a few rituals that you can’t break. But if you feel like your life is governed by a series of rituals and that you can’t go about your daily life without following a very specific routine and panic if you have to do something unexpected, then your superstitious beliefs may actually indicate that you suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. If this is the case, then you may not be able to stop being superstitious on your own, and your best bet may be to see a doctor to discuss the next steps in anxiety management.[9]
Don’t be ashamed of admitting that you have a real problem and that rituals have taken over your life. The sooner you get help, the better.

If your that superstitious still… Just do what the superstition says not to do… Like walking under a ladder causes bad luck… So in that case walk under it….. But don’t lose your logic…. Don’t walk under someone’s ladder in the middle of the street or be stupid in a construction zone… Also like the mirror one, says bad luck for 7 years , well then break it but remember that if you do, the glass doesn’t pick it self up.., still superstitious, well do it with no regrets, just don’t be stupid… Think it out

While walking under ladders isn’t usually bad luck, you might end up with paint dripped on your head, or worse, a tool. Obey signs around outdoor work for practical safety reasons. If a hard hat zone is declared, a hard hat is needed from experience of dropping items!

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How to Take Action to End World Hunger

More than three million children died of undernutrition in 2011,[1] many of them in countries that are not suffering from famine or conflict. While you can always throw a fund-raiser and donate some money or cans of food, there are other ways that more effectively solve hunger in a way that is much more sustainable.

Ending Hunger Locally
Donate food items. There are lots of local organizations that will take food donations. They will then distribute those food items as needed. This is safest and easiest for you and these organizations will know the best ways to get the food to those most in need. There are lots of foods that are good to donate but canned food and a smaller portion of healthy, fresh food is best. Ask your local organization for what they need most.
If you have a membership to a bulk foods store like Costco, this is a great place to pick up food for donating. You’ll get more food for your money and it tends to be the kind of easy to store items that work well for distributing to the needy.

Local churches, soup kitchens, shelters, and even government organizations will take donations of food to redistribute to the needy. Find one that matches up with who you’re looking to help.

Support organizations that distribute food. You can help those churches and shelters by doing more than just donating food too. They also need money to stay open and pay the people that work there. They often also need volunteers to help distribute the food. Ask them when you donate your food items about other ways that you can help.
For example, call your city and find out if you can help the local Meals On Wheels program deliver food.

Take food directly to those in need. You don’t need to wait for a food shelter in order to distribute food items to people that you know are in need. Buy healthy food that doesn’t require anything to be prepared and take it to homeless people that you see in your daily activities. For example, buy a bunch of bananas and hand them out to the homeless people downtown.
Another common demographic of people that go hungry are the elderly. Older people living on their own often have limited money and may not be capable of cooking very much for themselves any more. If you know someone who’s very old and might struggle making themselves a good dinner, offer to bring and have dinner with them every now and again.

Good examples of foods to take include: sliced soft apples (like Gala), whole bananas, a portion of a loaf of whole grain bread, pop-open containers of tuna, soy nuts (bought in bulk, these a quite cheap and they contain a massive amount of nutrients in a very small serving), and pre-cut carrots (cut as thinly as possible).

Get your employer involved. Many businesses will do donation matching. Talk to your boss about getting your business involved if they aren’t already. This will mean that any money or goods you do donate will be matched by your employer, effectively doubling the amount of good that you do.

Fight stereotypes. In more and more cities, you’re seeing laws put in place that actually ban feeding the homeless. The idea is that if they’re hungry, they’ll be more willing to work hard to get a job, stop taking drugs, and get back on their own two feet. However, the stereotype that homeless people are lazy people who just want to have fun abuse every substance they can get their hands on is just that: a stereotype. People who are homeless may have many reasons for being so, most of those reasons being very complex and requiring more than just motivation to overcome. Starving these people will not help and you need to make sure people in your community understand that. Do your best to educate people and prevent this from happening.

Ending Hunger Internationally
Do some research to better understand where and what help is needed. As with most things, if you go into a situation with only your assumptions or outright bad information, you’re likely to cause harm or at least not do any good. This applies to methods for solving hunger too. Certain types of donations in some regions are fuel for conflict with warlords. While you might want to help people in one country, you might actually be able to help three or four times as many people by helping in another country. World hunger is not a simple problem and the solution isn’t just as simple as sending cans to Africa: just as with most complex problems, you’ll need information if you want to leave a real impact.
Check out sites like the United Nations World Food Programme to learn more about the hunger situation in the world.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also do good work on educating about world hunger. See their site for more information.

Be careful what food products you buy. When some products are bought in large amounts, it can actually harm the areas where those foods are grown.[2] There are many reasons for this. Sometimes growing too much of the same thing is bad for the soil but farmers do it anyway because it’s the only way to survive. Other times, it can deplete the amount of food available for the people in that region, if the crop had previously been used for locals. Either way, your best bet is to buy mainly local food and supplement your diet with these popular superfoods.

Donate to the right charities. There are more than a few “charities” out there that say they help solve world hunger but actually spend most of the money you give them on CEO paychecks. You also want your money to go towards long-term solutions, rather than just a band aid. This is why it’s important to give to charities which are reliable and use the money in a way that helps communities long term. Teach a man to fish and all that.
One great charity that you can donate to is Heifer International. This allows you to donate farm animals to people in need, allowing them to start producing their own food so that they are not reliant on continued donations.

Another good option is Charity: Water. This charity provides clean water to communities, meaning that not only can they drink safely, but that all of their food can be made more safely.

Kiva[3] is a microfinance organization through which you can make loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world, so they can grow their businesses. You can donate very small amounts, and when you are repaid you can lend the same money out to someone different. These businesses often revolve around providing food for families and communities, so this is another effective charity.

Buy Fair Trade. Items marked Fair Trade with the international Fair Trade symbol are a great way for you to help feed other people while you eat. How? Fair trade items are bought from producers, like Guatemalan farmers, at a price that is fair for that region. It means that the company buying the goods also invests money in those communities to improve their lives, education, and access to supplies. This means that these people will have more money with which to buy things like food for their families. Buying a lot of items like this also sends a message to companies. As consumers, we can use our money as our voice. If enough people are buying these kinds of products, then more of them will be offered.

Support immigration reform. You don’t have to support letting everyone who calls at the border into the country but supporting some laws which change how immigration works can significantly improve the lot of people who live outside your country as well. Immigration reform, which regulates the work that non-citizens can do and how much money they can make, helps ensure that they get enough money to feed themselves and their family. The reasons why immigration effects hunger are two-fold:
People from poorer countries used to frequently provide labor in wealthier countries before returning to their own. Now, with heavily guarded borders and stricter immigration laws, fewer people that get into a country can get back out.[4] This means that they have less opportunity to bring the money they earn to their families.

The other problem is that strict immigration laws create a situation in which unscrupulous employers can pay illegals next to nothing and under the table, meaning that those people go hungry even though they work hard.

Use your skills to volunteer. If you have valuable skills, like knowledge of farm equipment, horticulture, construction, project management, or fundraising: donate your time. Organizations often want to do good work but lack the people with the necessary skills to help the communities they travel to. If you know how to do anything like this, taking a month to travel to a remote location and help set up a farm can be a huge help.
Even if you don’t have these skills, you can help with your money. Throw a fundraiser and donate that money to some of the charities that we’ve mentioned. What you don’t want to do is travel overseas to do volunteer work that you have no experience with. This can often weigh a project down.

Stick to your goal, even if it does not pull through the first time. Persevere. Remember people out there who hear about your cause will be helping out.

Keep your goal within reach. Do not start out with ending world hunger, that’s about 60,000,000 goals packed into one deliciously impossible goal.

Make sure others who are sponsoring you have to pull through, and make sure other funds you participate in or donate to are also legally sound, just to stay safe and not end up increasing the tobacco industry instead of decreasing world hunger.

Make sure your funds are approved and legal…you don’t want to end up in jail for trying to help end world hunger!

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