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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 […]

Never Give Up

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Fred Astaire: stage dancer, singer, choreographer, musician, and actor on Broadway and in films. Astaire is well known and perhaps one of the best dancers of all time. However, Astaire wasn’t instantly a success. In fact, during his first screen test, the judges claimed, “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” Those […]

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself

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How often do you invest in yourself? In a busy working world, many forget to make their own well-being a priority. And after years of self-neglect, that’s when they reach their breaking point. Most people have a breaking point, but they don’t know exactly when or where that will be. Don’t wait to find out […]

3 Benefits of Stress

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Stressful situations are everywhere, and for most of us, there is no avoiding stress. Job loss, a death in the family, financial problems, a fight with your spouse, or a car accident can cause it; even events that are cause for celebration, like a birthday, receiving an award or promotion, and reaching a milestone can […]

Four Ways to Speed Up Healing by Surrendering

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Because I’m a physician, people often ask me, “What’s the most important factor in recovering from illness?” To their surprise, my answer is always “surrender.” They’re expecting recommendations that are more conventionally “proactive,” such as diet, the proper medications, or reducing stress – all of which are potentially beneficial. Surrender is the engine that drives all […]

5 Minutes to Get More Excited About Life

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Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you’re not living life to the max? Do yourself a favor and watch this short video featuring filmmaker and adventurer Casey Neistat go on a 10-day trip of a lifetime. After you’re done watching it, ask yourself what you can do to get more passion […]

Let Your Passion Be Your Guide

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J.K. Rowling: creator of the beloved Harry Potter series that lines everyone’s book shelves, as well as an inspiration to writers everywhere. However, before the wonderful tales of witchcraft and wizardry at Hogwarts was penned, Rowling didn’t have such a blessed life. Hers is truly a tale of rags to riches. Her mother passed away […]

4 Diet Food Marketing Tricks Designed To Keep You Fat

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It’s a pretty safe bet that most folks looking to lose weight would rather take the silver bullet approach to dieting and go for the microwaveable-ready meal road to a slimmer, sexier body, than spend 2 hours a day sweating it out in the gym. It’s an unhealthy fact that weight loss shortcuts sell, and […]

Can Swinging Improve Your Marriage?

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Couples Say Swinging Improves Relationships, Others Disagree A 2005 study conducted by the Kinsey Institute, a leading sex, gender, and reproduction research institute located at Indiana University, revealed that 2-4% of married couples in North America – that’s about 4 million people – are swingers. As of 2012, some experts have concluded that as many […]

7 Best Business Apps for the iPhone

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iPhone Apps Can Both Increase Your Productivity and Help Your Career If you want to get ahead in business, one tool that can help you is as close as your front pocket; the iPhone has hundreds of apps that can give you the edge you need to advance your career. With more than half a […]

5 Signs Your Boss Hates You

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How to Tell if Your Boss Hates You and What to do About it Angry looks by the water cooler, avoiding phone calls, talking behind your back – although these are sure signs that a coworker doesn’t like you, your boss can’t be so direct. So how can you tell if your boss hates you?  […]

The Shocking Truth About Donating Blood

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You may donate blood because it feels like the right thing to do. But, is donating blood good for you? There is research that suggests that along with helping people in need, donating blood  may also have health benefits for the donor. The Research on Donating Blood Over the past few years, a series of […]

How to Sleep Better in 4 Steps

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Do you spend your nights half-awake, just waiting to get some rest and drift off to la-la-land? If so, I have good news: you can learn how to sleep better, without relying on prescription pills that can have nasty side effects. Learning how to sleep better is important not only because sleep is crucial to […]

5 Steps to Make Your Relationship Great This Valentine’s Day

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Want to make 2013 the best year for your relationship? Follow these 5 steps for better sex, increased intimacy and a more general sense of happiness with your partner. 1. Talk to Your Partner A good first step to making sure 2013 is the best year for your relationship is to sit down with your […]

11 Ways To Be Mentally Tough

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Do you have a goal you want to achieve? Maybe you want to be healthier. Or have more confidence. Or, maybe you want to be in a better relationships. Whatever it is, achieving a goal isn’t always easy. Research shows that only eight percent of people are actually successful in achieving their goals. So how can […]

Scary Facts About Video Games: Things That Go ‘Beep’ in the Night

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What’s young, angry, and overweight, with low self-esteem and a million experience points? If the media is to be believed, the answer is “gamers.” News reports characterize video games as a youth phenomenon with no redeeming qualities – a distraction from school, work, and regular exercise that promotes violent and antisocial behavior. Certainly, gaming critics […]

Little-Known Exercise Facts that Could Affect Your Memory

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You already know that doing physical activity helps develop strong and healthy bones and muscles, but are you aware that exercise improves your memory as well? How Exercise Improves Memory Identifying the benefits of exercise on your memory is a great place to start, but further learning exactly how and why exercise benefits your memory […]

Why Do Men Cheat?

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Understanding the Reasons for Infidelity Can Help Prevent It In our society, men have the rather unfortunate label of being “the cheater.” And although there are exceptions to this notion, it’s a stigma that is still associated with men – a rather unfortunate one at that, considering that there are tons of men who are […]

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