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Why Your Struggles Can Help You Grow

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Oprah Winfrey is known for her inspiring talk show…as well as her vast amounts of money, which she has used to make countless lives of others better. She is so famous that she’s known simply by her first name: Oprah. However, though she’s a billionaire celebrity now, that wasn’t always her life. It’s difficult to […]

Motivational Words: 41 Quotes to Get You Pumped

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Does motivation sometimes feel like it’s difficult to find and impossible to keep? Staying motivated can feel like cupping water in your hands. You have plenty at the start, but it just starts falling between the cracks so quickly that you don’t even know what happened. Sometimes, just hearing some motivational words can help you […]

7 Questions and Tips for Building Relationships

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Most of us know how important relationships are to health, happiness, and success. That’s why we invest so much energy into creating, sustaining, and mending them. But until I was thirty years old, I didn’t realize that there is a specific type of conversation for building relationships, and that some questions work much better in […]

The Importance of Optimism: How to Think Positive Thoughts

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“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t…either way, you are right.” ~Henry Ford Would you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist? Many would like to say optimist—after all, it’s much nicer to be known as the one who sees the world with rose-colored glasses. People like to hang out […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Willpower

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Everyone’s seen those ads by Nike telling you to go out and “just do it.” But that’s not so easy for everyone. If you have low willpower, it can be hard to get yourself to just go workout or get that project done. But what is willpower? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines willpower as […]

This Best-Selling Author Was Once a No-Name Writer

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  If you’re a book lover, you undoubtedly have a few of John Grisham’s masterpieces lining your shelves. His fame and success was clearly due to his natural-born talent as a writer. But did you know that Grisham didn’t always want to be a writer? In fact, his dream was to become a baseball player–a […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying To Change People

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We’ve all been there. Our significant other is too shy. Or too outgoing. Or not ambitious. And your child is lazy. Or too social. Or not social enough. Or has no interest in anything that makes any sense to you. What do many people do in these situations? You guessed it – try to change […]

The Science of Happiness

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Happiness is always within reach. However, this info graphic from our friends at Happify demonstrates that sometimes, we need to consider the science of it. Happiness may seem like just the thing that puts a smile on your face, but there’s a bit of a formula. According to Happify, happiness is a combination of your satisfaction […]

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 […]

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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