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4 Ways to Learn Self Control

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Do you want a better life? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? In order to meet your goals, however, you need self-control. But how can you get it? Self-control comes to different people at different times and through different avenues. Some people come to it because they can’t afford not to. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed […]

Why You Should Eat Monk Fruit

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Have you heard of monk fruit? If you’re someone who likes to keep updated on the latest health trends, odds are that you have. The Dr. Oz Show and The Food Network have both recommended the fruit, while famous nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin uses monk fruit in her diet plan. But what’s the […]

How Money Can Buy Happiness

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Money is a tricky thing. On one hand, it can provide food, education, and a comfortable home. Obviously, if you don’t have food in your fridge or a roof over your head, finding happiness can be rough. On the other hand, once people’s basic needs are met, more money doesn’t really equal more happiness. The […]

Let it Go: 5 Health Benefits of Forgiveness


Buddha once said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Most of us equate this “burn” to psychological distress; after all, holding a grudge causes you more mental pain than the person who did you wrong. […]

Be Yourself: The Importance of Authenticity


Pinocchio is one of the few stories I remember my father reading to me; he is also the storybook character with whom I most closely identified. He was full of high spirits and courage and landed up in outrageous predicaments. Along the way, he encountered crooks—the Fox and the Cat, who misled and cheated him. […]

5 Fall Foods That Are Good For You

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Autumn is here and with it comes the tasty fall foods we all look forward to. But how do we enjoy these foods while following a fitness plan? It’s not as hard as it sounds. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, beets, grapes and lima beans are all fall foods that are high on health during the autumn season. Let’s look […]

The Big Benefits of Small Talk—and How to Get Better At It

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“It’s hot outside, isn’t it?” Duh. “Catch the game last night?” No. “Man, I hate Mondays, don’t you?” Hasn’t the human race come to a general consensus that Mondays are no one’s favorite? Small talk can sometimes seem boring, and for this reason, many have grown to dislike it and even try to avoid it. […]

5 Steps to Attracting Your Perfect Partner

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When you’re single but don’t want to be, it’s natural to wonder if you’ll ever meet the right partner. However, getting into a successful relationship is not all that different from achieving any other dream, such as reaching a financial goal or launching a lucrative, satisfying business. Based on some of the techniques I and […]

7 Benefits of Positive Thinking

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Do you view your glass as half empty or half full? Do you tend to concentrate more on the problems or the blessings? Your positive thinking (or negative thinking) is more than just a personality trait. It can influence your health, body, and overall way of life. If you consider yourself an optimistic person, good […]

Introvert or Extravert: Which Personality Type Are You?

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Do you know whether you are an introvert or an extravert? Some people know the answer to this question right away, while others need time to reflect on it. But regardless of which personality type you are, knowing whether you’re an introvert or extravert can make all the different in your success at work and […]

Want to Gain Muscle? Eat Your Carbs!


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 […]

3 Steps to Become a Modern-Day Gentleman


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 […]

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 […]

Save Your Favorite Sneakers With These Easy Tips


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 […]

6 Health Tips for the Weekend Warrior

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If you’ve been using your weekends to their athletic maximum to make up for sedentary time during the week, congratulations, weekend warrior! Weekend sports and outdoor adventures like team sports, hikes, swimming and skiing are good for both the mind and the body. Your well-earned weekend recreation has the added benefits of boosting your mood, […]

How To Manage Time Effectively in 3 Steps

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Whether you’re a student, business owner, or a stay at home parent, learning how to manage time effectively is critical if you want to boost your productivity and cut unnecessary stress from your life. Here’s how to do it in three steps. You Can Manage Time Effectively With These Three Simple Steps 1. Determine Your Goals […]

A Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted

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Charlie Chaplin is incredibly famous for many things: acting, filmmaking, and composing, all within the silent film industry. And his stuff was funny. However, his life wasn’t always full of laughs. Chaplin was thrown on his own resources before he reached the age of ten, as the early death of his father and the subsequent […]

Your Personal Guide to Navigating the Starbucks Menu

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Man, what do I order? The Salted Caramel Mocha looks good…but so does the Java Chip Frappuccino. Stop right there! It’s a trap! What? That’s right. You’re sabotaging all your efforts to be nutritious and healthy with your Starbucks vice. But it’s just coffee! First of all, that’s debatable. But I’ll go into that later. […]

Listen Better in 5 Steps

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According to the International Listening Association (ILA), people normally retain only half of what we hear immediately after hearing it, and a measley 20 percent as time goes on. But you can be better than that. Learn how to listen better by following these 5 tips so you can retain more information during a conversation. […]

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