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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 […]

Coffee Nutrition Facts: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

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For years, coffee has been America’s favorite hot beverage, providing bio-fuel for millions of morning commuters. In fact, the average person in the US drank 416 cups of it during 2009, despite frequent warnings from doctors and nutritionists over its caffeine content. Recent studies have shown, however, that coffee is much better for your health […]

3 Surprising Tips To Achieve Success

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One of the most confusing things I’ve ever encountered in my studies is the fact that we all have a different definition of what excellence or personal success is. For some, being successful means making a million dollars, yet for others, a mere million would be failure. Success for some people is knowing they have […]

7 Health Benefits of Garlic

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If you could only use one ingredient to add flavor to your cooking for the rest of your life, what would it be? Many might say garlic. That’s right, garlic: an appetizing cooking ingredient that moonlights as a defender against vampires. However, one more title can be added to garlic’s impressive resume: defender of the […]

4 Benefits of Interval Training

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Do you do interval training? If not, you should. There are loads of benefits of interval training – it’s simply the best way to lose fat, and get in shape…fast. What is Interval Training? Interval training is any exercise in which you alternate periods of high intensity work, which is defined here as a pace […]

Stand Up! 5 Reasons to Sit Less

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How many hours do you sit a day? Odds are, quite a few. One study found that Americans spend, on average, more than half of their waking hours sedentary—and that’s not even including hours they’re asleep. Another study published in the BMJ medical journal found that adults spend almost 8 of their waking hours sitting […]

How to Start Over After a Loss

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Even though I knew that day would come, I was still not prepared for it. How can you ever be prepared to experience losing someone you love? How many days, months, years, do you need to prepare for someone to be completely removed from your life. You see… they vanish. They vanish forever. That day […]

Is It Crowded in Here? How Over-Population Effects the Environment

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Learn How Over-Population Strains the Planet’s Resources, Propagates Global Warming Climate Change Is Real In July of 2012, a long-time climate change skeptic named Richard Muller wrote an article for the New York Times stating that he had been converted, and his change of heart had come about in the most scientific way possible. In […]

7 Tips For Leaving a Professional Voicemail Message

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In today’s world of gadgets and gizmos, virtual communication has blurred the lines between casual jargon and professional communication. By following these tips for leaving a professional voicemail message, you will be sure to present yourself in the best light. The Right Way to Leave a Voicemail 1. Assess your surroundings Noise in the background of […]

Words of Encouragement: 39 Quotes For When You Need Them Most

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Do you find yourself deeply in need of some words of encouragement? Everyone does from time to time. Life can get a little dicey sometimes, and it can be difficult to keep yourself sunny and motivated. But sometimes, you just need a change of perspective–and words of encouragement from some truly inspirational people can help […]

Want to Gain Muscle? Eat Your Carbs!

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Repeat after me: Carbs Aren’t Evil! Carbs tend to get a bad rap, but there is nothing intrinsically wrong with them. Rather, “carb abuse” or loading up on low-quality carbs morning, noon and night is the real problem. Along with eating the right carbs, it’s important to eat your meals at the right times throughout […]

Save Your Favorite Sneakers With These Easy Tips

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We have discussed ways to extend the lifespan of dress shoes and running shoes, but what about just your regular, everyday, normal sneakers? What precautionary steps can you take that will ensure that your favorite pair of kicks will stay with you for a long time?   Although it may seem silly, how you put […]

The Best Way to Get a New Job: Host Your Own Networking Event

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Many successful job hunters out there will tell you that the reason they landed their sweet new gig was because of someone they know. Maybe it was an inside lead about an unlisted job opening, or an outside referral through a business client, or a friend of a friend who’s mom works in HR. You […]

3 Steps to Become a Modern-Day Gentleman

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Several decades ago, being a gentleman was more about social status than behavior. For instance, level of education, financial and social status of family, and source of income were the characteristics that distinguished gentlemen from the déclassé. In other words, heritage and birthright trumped actions and behaviors. Today, the definition of a gentleman could not […]

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