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The Power of Forgiveness

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Recently, a friend (let’s call her Sue) did me wrong. Really, that’s not even a fair statement. It was one of those situations where everyone was angry for different reasons. It was all a matter of perspective: I did something that I thought was fine, Sue got upset about it, and I apologized to Sue […]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk

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If there is anything that can keep you from being productive and partaking in the abundance that life has to offer, it’s negative self-talk. This is the type of talk, and thoughts, that create or reinforce existing sub-conscious beliefs that will keep you from what you desire. If you want to enjoy life the way […]

The 4 Major Benefits of the Vegan Diet

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Everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams to Beyonce has gone vegan lately. What is the craze all about? The vegan diet – a diet that consists only of plant foods (fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds) – has a surprising amount of leverage, giving it the reputation as the diet that is […]

6 Ways to Spice Up Your Workout Routine This Year

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Is your workout routine feeling a little drab? Everyone knows the feeling of being bored at the gym. And when you’re bored, it’s tempting to just stop and do something more exciting. After enough time, any workout routine can get boring after a while. It’s important to spice things up and try something new from […]

How Your Painful History Can Help Inspire Others

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I came from a childhood ridden with painful history. I didn’t think that there was anyone who would understand everything that I’d been through or encountered, so I kept it inside and continued hurting. But the one thing that helped me during those trying times was keeping a diary. Regardless of what happened to me […]

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Being Alone

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Jerry Maguire got it wrong when he muttered the line, “You complete me.” Not only did he make single ladies feel like they needed their very own Jerry Maguire, he also gave them the impression that we are only “whole” when we are in a relationship. This is just plain false. Sure, most people don’t […]

6 Great Exercises to Gain Muscle

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Want to get toned? Run, run, run! Well, not necessarily. A lot of people think that the best exercises to gain muscle involve a lot of cardio. While cardio is a good way to get your heart pumping, cardio alone won’t get you that sexy muscle you’ve been dying for. The best ways to gain muscle […]

5 Diet and Weight Loss Myths Holding You Back

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One of the biggest things holding back most people from losing weight and getting healthy are the myths and misconceptions they have about dieting. We live in a time where, sadly, societal brainwashing influences so much of what we do. This is true when it comes to losing weight and getting fit. There are so […]

A Metaphor About Happiness

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Having authored a book about happiness, I am a target for questions on the subject, and that’s fair enough. The one asked most often, in one form or another, is “how do I find it?” This view places happiness squarely in the lost-and-found box with the flip-flops and the t-shirt to that concert you’ve now […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Lose Weight in 2 Weeks

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In the fast-paced world we live in, we’re used to getting results now—and weight is no exception. Many decide they want to find ways to lose weight in 2 weeks or less, but that’s not exactly how it works. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most weight you should lose […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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