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7 Ways to Stick to Your Diet at Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving comes food, lots and lots of food – everything from turkey and stuffing to pumpkin pie and a whole lot more. For those on a diet, it can be the most challenging time of the year. But you can stick to your diet and not turn into a stuffed turkey by using something I call mental […]

7 Fat Loss Tips During the Holidays

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Her recollection sounded more like a sci-fi movie than a festive occasion. “I stuck with turkey, Brussels sprouts, and okay, maybe a little stuffing,” she began, recalling last Thanksgiving dinner. “Then my mother-in-law brought out her famous pecan-pumpkin cheesecake. One slice became my undoing. I reached for a second slice, and, well, the rest of […]

How to Declutter your Home

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Does your home suffer from clutter? Clutter? You know, useless stuff laying around, filling up all your spaces and making it practically impossible to clean. Unless you’re a ridiculously organized person (in which case, please come and clean my house), you’ve likely tried to deal with the overwhelming and downright awful problem of clutter at […]

Take Control of Your Health in 4 Simple Steps

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As a patient, it’s easy to feel like a victim. Your body is an intensely complex organism, and if you’re not a doctor, it can be difficult to understand your illnesses, navigate the healthcare system, and be assertive enough to decide the best course of action for your body. But as a smart, capable person, […]

7 Ways to Start a New Habit

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If you could add something to your daily routine without a second thought, what would it be? Some might say they’d want to exercise every day, or eat healthy without even thinking about it. Often, habits that we want are related to dreams we’ve always had, and it’s likely that there are several habits you’d […]

How to Make Healthy Food Choices

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Do you want to make healthy food choices, but don’t know how? Do you get overwhelmed with study after study contradicting whether the foods you love are good or bad for you? If so, you’re not alone. Tens of millions of people across the globe struggle to determine which foods to eat, and which to […]

7 Ways to Perform Well Under Pressure

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When you think about speaking or performing in front of an audience, how do you feel? Many people get nervous, feel their heart beat a little faster, or get the tell-tale stomach-dropping feeling that we all know so well. Some may feel relatively comfortable. It can be just as nerve-wrecking to perform in high-pressure everyday […]

Simple Steps to Being Mindful Every Day

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When we think of mindfulness, we often think of someone meditating, in stillness and silence. And meditation is certainly a form of mindfulness. But it is so much more and can be an easy addition to your life. When I mention being mindful, people often tell me they don’t have time or the discipline in […]

7 Food Labeling Tricks, Gimmicks, and Lies to Watch Out For

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While walking down the aisles at the grocery store, how often do you see snacks and drinks with big grand claims on them, like “made with whole grains”, “fat-free” or “zero calories“? If your favorite chips are fat-free, they have to be pretty good for you, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, the food industry wants you to […]

How to Say “No” at Work Without Upsetting Others

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When confronted with a request at work most people don’t hesitate to say “yes”. But by saying “yes” to others are you saying “no” to yourself and your success? Accepting all of your boss’s and coworkers requests can help you avoid confrontation, but it also takes your attention and focus away from the projects you […]

Set Your Goals: The First Step to Success

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” ~Henry David Thoreau Do you have an important goal you’re working toward right now? If not, you should change that…today. You see, goals are incredibly important in life. Whether you want to be healthier, happier, or […]

5 Steps to Find Your Values in Life (And Why You Need to Follow Them)

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Values are those often talked about, even more often abused things by mediocre corporations but rarely understood parts of our personal DNA and early nurturing.  Those things that collectively define who we are as a human being. Knowing and sticking to your values can keep you healthy, happy and successful…and doing otherwise can lead to […]

Four of the World’s Healthiest Foods

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High in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, the world’s healthiest foods can also surprisingly be some of the tastiest. We’ve taken 4 of the best, and used our imagination to bring you some lip smacking ideas to make the most of what nature has to offer. We certainly don’t claim that the […]

Why Genes Don’t Determine Whether You’ll Get Cancer

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For years, genealogists have looked to genes as the be-all and end-all in the fight against cancer. They are, however, only one piece of a highly complex puzzle. Recent research shows that genes must be activated by concrete causes; they are not mystical beings that control our health destinies by themselves. Genes are thus something […]

How You Can Boost Energy Naturally by Eating the Right Foods

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Do you get tired every afternoon? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fat and carb-heavy lunches, combined with little rest and long to-do lists can lead to heavy eyelids for even the most energetic of us. We spoke with “Rogue Nutritionist” Jonny Bowden about foods that boost energy naturally. He gave us his top three foods […]

Pro Baller R.A. Dickey Gives Back and Does Good

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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 […]

6 Ways to Become Happy

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More often than not, do you feel truly happy? If your answer is no, that’s something we need to fix. Um, yeah. Fix all of my life problems? I’ll get on that right away. I’m going to ignore your delightful sarcasm and make a disclaimer here: your life will never be perfect in the strictest […]

Most Inspirational Presidents in American History

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While every American President has faced a unique set of challenges and opportunities during their administration, some have done a better job than others at inspiring the nation and the world. In honor of President’s Day we’ve put together a list of the most inspirational Presidents who have worked to bring the country together. From […]

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