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Sleeping on the Subway: The Kindness of Strangers

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Imagine that you’re sitting on the subway, and the stranger next to you dozes off. His head slumps, and slowly falls onto your shoulder. What would you do? This video was made after a photo posted by Reddit user Braffination went viral. The user had noticed that a passenger had let another passenger sleep on […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Do Anything

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You know exactly what you need to do. You’re focused on all the positive outcomes that will result once you’ve finished that looming task. You’ve cleared your calendar so you can focus on completing this one thing. And then nothing happens. Why? Because you think you need motivation. You’re waiting on a spark, on inspiration […]

5 Steps to Break Through Self-Sabotage

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Self-sabotage and self-defeating behaviors can happen to anyone. Depending on your situation, they can lead to procrastination, indecision, anger, lack of focus, chemical dependency, self-pity, self-doubt and more. Whether you’re coping with too much pressure or too little motivation, you may need to take time to adjust your priorities and expectations. Stop demanding perfection and […]

The Power of Forgiveness

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Recently, a friend (let’s call her Sue) did me wrong. Really, that’s not even a fair statement. It was one of those situations where everyone was angry for different reasons. It was all a matter of perspective: I did something that I thought was fine, Sue got upset about it, and I apologized to Sue […]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

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If there is anything that can keep you from being productive and partaking in the abundance that life has to offer, it’s negative self-talk. This is the type of talk, and thoughts, that create or reinforce existing sub-conscious beliefs that will keep you from what you desire. If you want to enjoy life the way […]

The 4 Major Benefits of the Vegan Diet

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Everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams to Beyonce has gone vegan lately. What is the craze all about? The vegan diet – a diet that consists only of plant foods (fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds) – has a surprising amount of leverage, giving it the reputation as the diet that is […]

6 Ways to Spice Up Your Workout Routine This Year

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Is your workout routine feeling a little drab? Everyone knows the feeling of being bored at the gym. And when you’re bored, it’s tempting to just stop and do something more exciting. After enough time, any workout routine can get boring after a while. It’s important to spice things up and try something new from […]

How Your Painful History Can Help Inspire Others

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I came from a childhood ridden with painful history. I didn’t think that there was anyone who would understand everything that I’d been through or encountered, so I kept it inside and continued hurting. But the one thing that helped me during those trying times was keeping a diary. Regardless of what happened to me […]

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Being Alone

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Jerry Maguire got it wrong when he muttered the line, “You complete me.” Not only did he make single ladies feel like they needed their very own Jerry Maguire, he also gave them the impression that we are only “whole” when we are in a relationship. This is just plain false. Sure, most people don’t […]

What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking

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Do you want to quit smoking? If your answer is “yes”, you have improved health to look forward to. But you  need to know what happens to your body when you quit smoking in the short term. No matter how long you’ve been a smoker – whether 30 days or 30 years – your body […]

5 Ways to Have Good Posture

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Gaining good posture is one of the most underrated ways to instantly change your appearance, and in time, your health. Standing straight and square makes you look fitter and taller (and it improves your alertness and vitality to boot). But the effects aren’t just skin deep; over time, maintaining good posture will help keep your […]

5 Benefits of Waking Up Early

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The early bird catches the worm, so the expression goes. But is there really any truth behind this? According to recent studies, there are actual recognizable benefits to waking up early. Benefits of Waking Up Early 1. Becoming an early riser will make you more successful. It is plain and simple. A 2008 study out […]

5 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

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Heart attacks may seem like they come out of the blue, but most don’t. We know that clogged arteries are the root of heart attacks, but there is usually something else that triggers them. Here are some common yet surprising heart attack triggers. 5 Heart Attack Triggers 1) Traffic pollution Commuters beware: It turns out […]

4 Reasons Why Marriages Fail

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When I found out that Tiger Woods had been cheating on his blonde bombshell-of-a-wife with about fifty different women, I was flabbergasted. He had a great career, lots of money, and a hot wife, so why would he do something so stupid? The simple truth is that there are several reasons why marriages fail; being […]

Top 5 Cancer Causes Hiding in Your Home

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The United States has been fighting a high-profile battle against cancer since President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act in 1971. Since then, the $100 million that Nixon initially allocated to find cancer’s cure has transformed into a billion dollar industry marked by hundreds of annual fundraisers, stockpiles of pink merchandise and a nationally […]

Go Bald – Why You Should Shave Your Head

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In Western culture, baldness isn’t exactly something that men flaunt. As a matter of fact, it’s something that men vehemently combat – not physically – but with their wallets. The hair loss treatment industry is worth billions of dollars, and it has benefited immensely from the societal stigma of bald men. But is all of […]

7 Healing Foods That Boost Metabolism

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With summer quickly approaching, now is the best time to start eating more healing whole foods that boost your metabolism and help you lose weight naturally without counting calories or doing extreme diets. What Are Healing Foods? Healing foods are naturally cleansing which is the key to effortless weight loss. Excess weight is the result […]

Can Consumerism Save the Planet?

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Saving the World… at no extra cost Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”  Truth be told, there are countless people out in the world who do good deeds on a daily basis and expect nothing in return.  […]

Why the Mosquito Loves Some People and Avoids Others

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Is the old wives tale true? Are some people just “sweeter” or naturally more attractive to the flying bloodsuckers than others? What exactly makes people a target for a mosquito bite, and why are others seemingly immune to the pests? Why Mosquitos Bite Some People But Not Others 1. Slow Movement Researchers have determined that […]

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