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The Kindness Cure: 4 Ways Being Nice Can Be Good For Your Health


From handling emotional situations with care to simple gestures like holding a door open for a stranger,  there is no question that kindness makes a positive impact. Whether you are on the giving or receiving end, it’s an undeniably wonderful feeling. Experts are now learning there is even more to kindness than we previously thought. Evidently, it doesn’t […]

To All Mothers: Thank You.

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Mothers, we appreciate you. And you are appreciated by many. Every one of us was put onto this earth because of mothers. But that’s not all. No, carrying us around for 9 months, birthing us, all that was just the beginning. Trips to the ice cream parlor, stories at bedtime, Christmas presents under the tree. […]

How You Can Use Mindfulness To Relieve Your Stress


Mindfulness is a term that is being used more and more often, but for many it is not clear what it is and how it is done. Mindfulness is the practice or state of being completely in the present moment. So often we are pulled in one direction and the next, sometimes all at once! […]

Watch A Surprise Football Star Score Big With This Inspiring Play


There’s always an opportunity to make someone’s day…or week…or life. That’s what the Olivet Eagles demonstrated by their amazing play. The Michigan middle school football team planned an amazing play. As the comedian John Mulaney once said, “Thirteen-year-olds are the meanest people in the world. They terrify me to this day.” However, these boys go […]

How to Beat The “Bikini Buzzkill” Bloat

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If you’ve been eating healthy and exercising for months in preparation for ‘bikini season,’ the last thing you want is a big bloated belly on a crowded beach day. We call that a bikini buzzkill. Bloating is the feeling of over-fullness, as if your stomach has swollen past its normal size. This is the result […]

8 Reasons to Be Happy (Even On Your Hardest Days)

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On your rough days, do you find yourself sitting on the couch, sulking and wondering why things can’t just get better? When all of the negatives build up, it can be hard to see past them. It’s almost like all of your worries are bricks, and they build up to be a wall that seems […]

A Selfless Way to Pay it Forward

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Imagine being a tired waiter or waitress who serves people day in and day out. You work hard and long hours with a big smile on your face, just trying to earn money to achieve your dreams, and yet people still yell at you for the food being cold, or other things beyond your control. […]

14 Food And Diet Tips That Help Boost Metabolism


At a young age, some of us tend to brag about how much food we can consume on a daily basis and get away with not gaining any weight. While those who have a high metabolism can make everyone jealous of their meal portion intake, the rest of us have to deal with eating a […]

Things Successful People Do Differently

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Are successful people more likely to be early-birds or night-owls? Do they have lots of good connections in their network, or a few, high quality ones? Are there certain times of day successful people are more productive than others? These questions kept our team up at night, so we connected with productivity and success expert […]

Top 10 Best Commencement Speeches Ever Given

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Graduation speeches are supposed to be the last lesson students learn before embarking on their journey into the “real world”. So how can one person sum up everything they have learned in about twenty minutes? What advice can they possibly share with new grads that will prepare them for…well… the rest of their lives? In […]

10 Ways to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Moving to the next chapter in our life, whether it’s a new relationship, new job, new home, or new body, can be an exciting time. The problem is that most of us still have a lot of “stuff” we’re thinking about from the past that can hold us back from the future we deserve. Before we […]

7 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

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A number of studies have corroborated the fact that exercise has a positive and significant effect on people with depression. The act of moving your body, and doing it consistently, helps to counteract negative emotions that get in the way of your happiness. That’s all well and good, you say. But if you’re feeling down […]

Is Wheat Bad For You? 7 Alarming Reasons Why

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Do you know someone with celiac disease—that is, an extreme sensitivity to gluten? I remember my first time meeting someone with celiac disease. As they gazed longingly at the pizza I was eating, I remember thinking, “Man, I’m so glad I don’t have that.” Never did I think that six years later, I’d have cut […]

4 Health Benefits of Eating Bamboo Shoots


At the time of closing on the purchase of my first home, I was reminded by my real estate agent that the previous owners had planted bamboo along the backyard fence.  My agent was a motherly figure, whose commission was moments away, selflessly paused and reminded me of the work involved in controlling the bamboo […]

Low Carb Diet Linked to Increased Metabolism


All calories are the same, right? Perhaps not. Once you shed the pounds, the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats you chowed down on may effect whether or not you keep the weight off. In a seven-month experiment during which 21 overweight people had their diets strictly controlled down to each bite, researchers showed that a […]

4 Self Massage Techniques You Can Do Anywhere

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Picture this; your stress melting away, your aches and pains being eased, and your mind entering a relaxed state. Does it sound like the only way to get that feeling is to spend the day at an expensive spa? While spending time at a spa is a great way to relax and recharge, you can […]

5 Healthy Food Substitutions for Fat Loss

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As you’re tempted to reach for another gooey pecan pumpkin torte your pastry chef best friend lovingly made, you suddenly remember you have a must-attend office party next week where you’re sure to be photographed, and a pang of regret surges through your veins. Healthy eating during the holidays doesn’t mean deprivation or puritanically abstaining […]

7 Steps For Lasting Fat Loss

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Fat loss is a slippery slope, and an innucous negligance or simple mistake can become a downward spiral into the warm baklava your coworker brought into work. The path to fat loss is littered with land mines and roadblocks, yet with some careful maneuvering you can reach your goals with minimal frustration. Over the years […]

How to Achieve Success One Step at a Time

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This is a time when you may have made New Year’s resolutions to live a better life. You might want to go on a diet and lose weight, you might want to start working out, and you might even want to take risks and find a new career path for yourself. In the past, you may […]

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