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5 Surprising Benefits of Training Your Glutes

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Booty, butt, derriere, backside, rump, fanny, keister, caboose, tush. So many different names for the one body part everyone wants to build, tighten and tone. By far the largest and strongest group of muscles in your body, the gluteals (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus) and the hamstrings (biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus) work […]

Why You Should Never Quit on Your Dreams

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Everyone’s heard of Seinfeld, one of the most popular sitcoms of all time. “No soup for you!” Seinfeld, as well as Jerry Seinfeld himself, are both beloved parts of today’s popular culture. Jerry Seinfeld is known for his hilarious stand-up. However, Seinfeld’s career wasn’t all laughs. Seinfeld had to work incredibly hard to get where […]

5 Tips for Getting Your Dream Job

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Do you need to truly transform your work life, or find your dream job? Whether you want a brand new position, a significant pay raise, or need some fresh direction in your hum-drum, 9-to-5 world, here are a few key sure-fire methods for turning your working wishes into a rockin’ ready reality! Tips for Getting […]

6 Ways to Become Happy

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More often than not, do you feel truly happy? If your answer is no, that’s something we need to fix. Um, yeah. Fix all of my life problems? I’ll get on that right away. I’m going to ignore your delightful sarcasm and make a disclaimer here: your life will never be perfect in the strictest […]

6 Benefits of Having a Healthy Sex Life

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No matter how different we all are, we all have one thing in common: we all enjoy great sex. I’m not talking about so-so, hum-drum sex here. I’m talking about the hot and heavy stuff that leaves you weak in the knees and feeling blissful for the rest of the day. Heh, yeah, that’s nice. […]

6 Tips for Overcoming Obstacles

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Got an obstacle you want to overcome? Have you been down in the dumps because you didn’t get the job you want? Are you heart-broken because of a “failed” relationship? It may not be easy to believe, but you can learn to take these obstacles and turn them into something more positive. Not sure how? […]

5 Reasons Burst Training is the Perfect Fat Loss Exercise

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“Where did January and February go?” my friend asked the other day when I phoned him on my drive to Los Angeles. “I’m not complaining because winter has been brutal, but… Can it really be March already?” As the weather so often reminds us, time passes quickly. In Palms Springs where I live, we don’t […]

3 Easy Tips for Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy in Wintertime

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We’re in the last stretch of winter, and spring is right around the corner! But that won’t make these last few weeks of winter any warmer. Wintertime comes with unique challenges for staying healthy, including low temperatures, which can make outdoor activities less likely, and viruses that make infections more likely.  In order to maintain […]

How to Raise Happy Kids

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Whether you’ve got children or are planning to have a couple someday, it’s likely you’ll want them to be happy. After all, that’s what we’re all here for, right?  But how can you raise happy kids? That’s the question that most parents want to know. And we don’t mean just happy kids as in “give little Johnny […]

The Hidden Dangers of Personal Care Products

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Being concerned about your health comes down to eating the right foods and staying active. You don’t have to worry about the products you use in the bathroom, right? Wrong! According to natural health advocate Dr. Joseph Mercola (and many other super-smart people, including the folks at the Environmental Working Group) the products you use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

50 Self Improvement Books That Can Change Your Life

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What do you think of when you think of self improvement books? Some scorn these books, thinking that they’re associated with low points and life crises. However, getting knowledge on how to grow as a person is something to be lauded, not scorned. Learning about yourself and new ways to think, act, or treat yourself is […]

Chivalry Isn’t Dead! 3 Ways To Become a 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 […]

5 Foods That Are Great For Your Brain

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Your brain needs energy to work and certain foods can either boost your brain power, or slow it down. Here’s a list of 5 healthy, natural foods that can give your brain the boost it needs. Top 5 Brain Boosting Foods 1.  Dark Chocolate Yes, chocolate is actually good for your brain, as long as […]

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