Author Archives: Michael Pascual

How to Create a Survival Kit

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Nowadays it’s all too common for tornados, hurricanes, or man-made disasters to strike without warning. During a time of crisis, those who are prepared have a higher likelihood of survival than those who don’t. If you want to make sure you’re ready when disaster strikes, you may want to create a survival kit. 4 Steps […]

The Best Mud Running Races to Challenge Yourself

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Mud running can be one of the most fun forms of physical exercise, but also the hardest. Overwhelming obstacles, both mental and physical, can stop even the strongest athlete. Runners will have to force themselves to continue, but that just makes crossing the finish line even more rewarding. Here’s a list of the top 5 […]

8 Great Home Exercise DVD’s

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Do you want to exercise, but hate going to the gym? If so, don’t worry – there’s lots of home workout DVD’s that can get you into great shape, without having any of those awkward “what-are-you-staring-at” moments in the locker room. So check out these exercise DVDs that can help you lose weight, get ripped, […]

6 Fun-Runs Foodies Will Love

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The fun run craze has been sweeping the planet, promoting exercise, well-being, group fitness and fun. A select group of fun-runs, however, also promote a bulging waistline. And, well, if you’re going to over-indulge in sugary snacks or alcohol, I guess there’s no better time to do it then when you’re burning loads of calories […]

Stressed Out? Try Self-Hypnosis for Mental Relaxation

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We all experience a great deal of stress in our lives. Work, relationships, and dozens of other tiny frustrations can make the days seem quite long and sometimes unbearable. While there are many techniques people are aware of to reduce stress, one that is often over-looked, or not well-known, is self-hypnosis. What is Self-Hypnosis? Self-hypnosis […]

Get Up and Go: Top 5 Fun Runs in the USA

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If you love the outdoors, some friendly competition, and exercising in a zombie costume (what?) you’ll want to try “fun runs.” The fun run craze is sweeping across the globe and it seems like every weekend there’s a new crazy theme. Here’s a list of just a few of the zaniest, most challenging, and totally […]

R.A. Dickey: An Athlete’s Quest to be a Real-Life Hero

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Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher R.A. Dickey seems to have everything going his way. After winning the Cy Young Award while playing for the 4th-place New York Mets, the 38–year old knuckleballer finds himself on the new-look Toronto Blue Jays. But instead of using his time off playing golf, Dickey has dedicated his last 2 off-seasons […]

Why Multitaskers Get Less Done

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Do you pride yourself on being able to juggle several tasks at once? Well, you may want to keep your bragging to yourself. Numerous studies have shown that attempting to multitask will actually lower both the amount of work you get done, and the quality of your work. Heavy multitaskers also have higher levels of […]

How to Survive a Plague: The War on AIDS in America

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Imagine a world where your community is in the grip of a deadly new disease. This virus is mysterious, 100% fatal, and targets specific groups of people. Instead of receiving compassion from the government or neighboring communities, others ignore your plight or even react with anger towards the infected. This was the terrifying reality for […]

Chris Kyle: An American Legend, Stolen from Us All

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This past Saturday, while most Americans were preparing for the upcoming Superbowl, one of the nation’s hero’s was gunned down in the latest tragedy of “The Long War.” Former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was killed at a shooting range in Glenn Rose, Texas on early Saturday morning, along with one of his friends. Kyle’s […]