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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 […]

Start Running With These 8 Tips

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I wish I could tell you that I was inspired to run because of fitness, vanity or even the thought of feeling good. Instead, I was inspired to run through dissonance. It All Started One Morning… I was waking morning after morning with anger, irritation and resentment. Between 4-6am, my two young daughters would wander […]

Is Red Wine Good or Bad For You?

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Looking for a way to unwind after a long day at work? Prior research has shown that drinking a glass of red wine daily may be good for your health, but now there are some who put that research into question. So what’s the truth?   A compound in red wine called resveratrol was previously […]

The Ultimate Guide to Help You Quit Smoking

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Do you want to quit smoking, but just can’t seem to kick the habit? Learn why smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your health, along with tips on how you can beat the habit for good. Health Risks You know that cigarettes are bad for you, but how exactly does […]

Are These 5 “Healthy” Foods Making You Fat?

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Recently I was standing in line at my favorite coffee place with a friend who had earlier complained that despite her best efforts, she couldn’t lose weight. As I grabbed my hot green tea, I did a double take as I heard her order a low-fat apple cinnamon muffin and a “lite” soy latte. I […]

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 […]

How to Prevent Heart Disease in 3 Steps

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Living in a fast-paced world often leaves little time for making those drastic lifestyle changes that doctors recommend; after all, it’s difficult to plan a balanced meal when fast food chains offer quick and cheap alternatives, and it’s tough to get motivated to exercise with a schedule packed with work, family, and television. But it’s […]

How to Get What You Want in Life

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Are you tired of the status quo? Do you know you are capable of something more? Want to live a life less ordinary? Believe me, I can relate. I am proof that your whole life can change in an instant. After watching my father beat cancer to die of liver disease I experienced a complete […]

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