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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

What Secrets Are You Keeping Hidden?

What Secrets Are You Keeping Hidden?

We are all burdened by dark secrets that we keep hidden deep within our minds. We try to push them down into our sub-consciousness so that we don’t have to think about them. We try to keep these demons at bay so that they don’t torment us during our lives. The only way to escape from these demons is through the redemption that we may seek through different routes. Seven pounds is drama movie depicting this exact journey.

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    A fateful man embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption in which he completely changes the lives of seven strangers. Ben Thomas (Will Smith) is haunted by a dark secret that troubles his life. Ben starts his journey looking to change the lives of seven strangers. His plan is solid and his mind is set, nothing can stop or change his mind. His plan starts to fall apart when the unexpected happens, he falls in love. He falls in love with one of the strangers whose life he’s set out to change. In the end, it is the love of this woman that transforms him into a better man. The story unfolds piece by piece and has the audience hooked with the first dialogue Ben has with the 911 operator:

    911 Operator: What’s the emergency?

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    Ben Thomas: There’s been a suicide.

    911 Operator: Who’s the victim?

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    Ben Thomas: I am.

    The juxtaposing storyline of a man, who is an IRS humanitarian, catches the interest of the audience from the start, and the mystery continues to grow from there unfolding at every corner and every turn.

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    Re examining your choices in life

    For a movie to be good, the storyline, the characters, and the actors must all be good and well placed; this movie has nailed it all, every aspect from the storyline to the action has been perfected. Not only has the movie got drama, but it is also very touching and gets intact with the audience’s emotions. It is the type of film that makes one think about their life and makes them re-examine their life choices. It is the type of film that makes one think about their life and makes them re-examine their life choices.

    The power of redemption

    According to the Times of India: ‘Seven Pounds is a sincerely told, mushy tale about spreading good cheer and making the world a better place, with Smith essaying the role of the tormented do-gooder with impeccable zeal.’ The the movie carries a theme that helps viewers deal with their own secrets and teaches them an important message about the power of redemption and how spreading joy can cause joy for one’s own self.

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    Anna Chui

    Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the Content Strategist of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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    Last Updated on January 11, 2021

    11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

    11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

    Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

    Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

    1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

    Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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    2. Stress Relief

    Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

    3. Improved Sleep

    Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

    4. Appetite Control

    Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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    5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

    When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

    6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

    Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

    7. Mosquito Repellant

    Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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    8. Pain Relief

    While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

    9. The New Anti-Viral

    Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

    10. Improved Cognitive Function

    Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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    11. Money Saving

    With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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