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8 Reasons to Be Happy (Even On Your Hardest Days)

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On your rough days, do you find yourself sitting on the couch, sulking and wondering why things can’t just get better? When all of the negatives build up, it can be hard to see past them. It’s almost like all of your worries are bricks, and they build up to be a wall that seems […]

A Selfless Way to Pay it Forward

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Imagine being a tired waiter or waitress who serves people day in and day out. You work hard and long hours with a big smile on your face, just trying to earn money to achieve your dreams, and yet people still yell at you for the food being cold, or other things beyond your control. […]

Things Successful People Do Differently

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Are successful people more likely to be early-birds or night-owls? Do they have lots of good connections in their network, or a few, high quality ones? Are there certain times of day successful people are more productive than others? These questions kept our team up at night, so we connected with productivity and success expert […]

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Making a Task List

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To-do list, agenda, itinerary, bane of your existence…there are many terms used to describe a task list. But each one means the same thing: a list of things you must do. That list can sometimes be far longer than you like, and sometimes it can be much nicer to just ignore it entirely. After all, […]

4 Best Doctors for Chronic Illness

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When you’re living with a chronic illness, it can be difficult to be taken seriously. At first glance, you may just look a little tired, but nobody could guess that you’re dealing with chronic pain or fatigue. A doctor who doesn’t take you seriously or who acts frustrated with your condition is not only irritating, […]

10 Strategies for Healthy Eating & Fast Fat Loss Anywhere

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You name a potential dietary-disaster situation, and I’ve probably experienced it. Stuck with relatives who think a healthy breakfast involves low-fat French toast drowned in “lite” syrup with bananas? Been there. Stranded at a roadside diner where every deep-fried Frankenfood on the menu came out of a famous butter-loving chef’s recipe book?  Check. I get it: […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Fail

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Michael Jordan: the face of basketball. Seriously, is there any basketball player more famous than Michael Jordan? It’s hard to picture a time when he wasn’t amazing at basketball–like he came out of the womb dribbling down the court. He’s associated with pure success in his sport. However, Jordan struggled in high school. In fact, he […]

Resolving Stress and Freeing Joy: 5 Ways to Cultivate Mindfulness

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In this day and age, we are overworked, overstressed, and overwhelmed. The pace of life is faster than ever. The bombardment of information, the economic, social and political stresses are all creating internal and external turmoil. As a result, we feel continuously rushed, and our lifestyles are out of balance. Many of us have a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying To Change People

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We’ve all been there. Our significant other is too shy. Or too outgoing. Or not ambitious. And your child is lazy. Or too social. Or not social enough. Or has no interest in anything that makes any sense to you. What do many people do in these situations? You guessed it – try to change […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boost Your Immune System With These 4 Foods

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Do you dread hearing that someone in the office has the flu because you just know that you’ll be the next one sneezing and coughing for the coming week? And why is it that whatever the latest epidemic, there are always those super human, lucky  few who never seem to fall ill? It seems that our […]

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