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3 Steps to Achieve a New Goal

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For the past 10 years, I have split my time between my research on aspects of the way people think and trying to bring the insights from that research to a broader audience. One of the most rewarding ways that I get to do that is through classes I teach on effective thinking and changing […]

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 […]

3 Surprising Ways to Fight Stress

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We know stress can cause all sorts of health problems. But it’s not so much the stress that’s the cause; it’s our reaction to it. The stress is often beyond our control, whereas we can control our thoughts and reactions. Techniques like mini-meditations, affirmations and visualization can help reduce your stress response to allow you […]

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is in everything from baked good to desserts to coffee drinks, and for good reason…it’s tastes great! But did you know that there are many health benefits of cinnamon, too? What is Cinnamon? Obtained from the cinnamon tree, cinnamon has a fragrant smell as well as a sweet taste and is widely available in […]

How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

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When it comes to creating prosperity, one of the biggest challenges people face today is overcoming what I call “mind viruses” – limiting beliefs that subconsciously sabotage their efforts to succeed. Religion brainwashes you that you’re not worthy before you’re six years old. Government needs you to be needy and gets you to give away […]

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 […]

3 Ways to Put Yourself First in Life and in Work

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Lots of people think that it’s selfish to put yourself first. That it’s better to always respond to other people’s needs above your own, or to give your time to whomever most demands it versus who truly cares about you. After all, putting others first, and responding to their demands all the time, and never […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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