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5 Ways to Be Single and Happy on Valentine’s Day

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+-*Valentine’s Day has a way of making singles feel self-conscious about their relationship status. Despite attempts to counteract the overwhelming amount of marketing to couples, such as Singles Awareness Day, the days leading up to February 14th can still feel like one of the most challenging times of the year for those of us flying […]

The Science Behind a Happy Relationship

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+-*Are you in a happy relationship? It turns out there’s an actual science behind what makes happy couples, well…happy. So if you’re in a relationship that isn’t as happy as you’d like, start mimicking some of the behaviors that happy couples have, and you’ll be holding hands and falling in love with your partner all […]

6 Dating Tips for Valentine’s Day

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+-*It is Valentines Day – love is in the air, flowers and chocolates are picked over and sold out at nearly every grocery store, and restaurants and hot date spots are packed with first dates and couples. If you want to rock a first date or improve a lovers night out here are a few […]

How to Communicate with Difficult People

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+-*Effective communication is all about surrender. By surrender, I don’t mean letting someone walk all over you. Surrender is about knowing when to be assertive, and when to let go. It means both expressing your feelings and having a willingness to release hurt and resentments that close your heart. It’s about being fluid rather than rigid, controlling, […]

An Apple A Day Isn’t Enough

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+-*Why is it that America is the wealthiest country in the world, but home of some of the unhealthiest children? That’s a question asked by Taylor Mali in this video. And the advice offered is pretty simple, namely that we should think of health as a skill and practice it every day. And if we […]

5 Signs You’re In An Unhealthy Relationship

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+-*It can be incredibly frustrating to see someone you care about suffer in an unhealthy relationship. Why doesn’t she just break up with him? Can’t he see how toxic she is? However, it’s different when you’re the one dating someone toxic. Often, your love for the person you once fell in love with can serve […]

7 Ways to Prevent a Cold

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+-*Baby, it’s cold outside. And you know what that means…the season of the common cold has arrived. But before you isolate yourself in your sterilized bubble or break out your emergency supply of tissues, consider this: there are steps you can take to prevent a cold from coming on so you can get through this […]

Why Having Enemies is a Good Thing

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+-*Winston Churchill: a former British Prime Minister that is well known for his spirit, courage, and wisdom. Everyone knows his name, and certainly not just in Britain. However, he only became the Prime Minister at age 62. What happened in his life before that? Well, he wasn’t always a great speaker–in fact, he had a […]

Intermittent Fasting for Fat Loss? Not So Fast…

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+-*If you’ve been even remotely involved in the nutrition or fitness community over the past few years, you at least know the term intermittent fasting (IF). Enthusiasts praise its pattern of orchestrated eating and abstaining for everything from improved immunity to mental clarity and, of course, fast fat loss. IF involves periods of alternately eating […]

6 Secrets To Creating Habits That Stick

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+-*Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? If so, I bet it didn’t go exactly as you planned. You probably had great intentions and determination on January 1 to start that exercise program, lose ten pounds, begin meditating, or learn a new skill. You may have even started off with a bang, and the […]

30 Inspirational Quotes That Will Get You Fired Up!

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+-*Inspirational quotes can help you kickstart your day, and in some cases, change your life. Read on to see the best in inspirational quotes from Vince Lombardi to Abraham Lincoln It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. -Vince Lombardi   Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, […]

The 6 Best Workouts to Gain Muscle

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+-*Working out is great. It can fend off disease, help keep you happy, raise your energy levels…the list goes on and on. But let’s be honest here: one of the main reasons people start working out initially is because they want to look good. No harm there! It’s nice to feel comfortable in your own […]

Why Women Outperform Men in School

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+-*Former Harvard president Lawrence Summers once remarked that the lack of female scientists and engineers was due to “different availability of aptitude” rather than employer discrimination. His words carry greater irony with each passing year: women consistently outperform men in education at the high school and collegiate levels, and have been doing so for the […]

Watch Out for These Office Health Hazards

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+-*Common Office Items Can Cause Health Problems Although office equipment and technology, like computers and desk chairs, are essential to the workplace, incorrect usage may have unexpected health implications. Repetitive motions at your desk can number in the thousands in a single workday. Meanwhile, the rest of your body maintains a static position sometimes for […]

The 1 Secret To Making Better Decisions

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+-*Every day, people make decisions with real impact on their lives, yet don’t ask for advice. Should I change jobs, change careers, or even return to school? Should I wait to buy a house or do it now, and if so, where? Should I move to greener pastures out of state, or make my life […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Willpower

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+-*Everyone’s seen those ads by Nike telling you to go out and “just do it.” But that’s not so easy for everyone. If you have low willpower, it can be hard to get yourself to just go workout or get that project done. But what is willpower? The American Psychological Association (APA) defines willpower as […]

7 Ways to Stick to Your Diet at Thanksgiving

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+-*With Thanksgiving comes food, lots and lots of food – everything from turkey and stuffing to pumpkin pie and a whole lot more. For those on a diet, it can be the most challenging time of the year. But you can stick to your diet and not turn into a stuffed turkey by using something I call mental […]

Why I’m Happy I Broke My Neck

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+-*It began out as a perfect summer day. The weather was ideal: warm and balmy. A legitimate 82 at Black Gold (course in southern California) was a good day of golf for me. Driving home with the moon roof open and Van Morison blaring, a nice long nap was all I needed to round-out the […]

How to Give a Great Presentation

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+-*From college classes to board meetings, you may need to give public presentations dozens of times or more throughout your career. Even if you’re a world-class expert on your topic, you won’t be able to “wing it” – crafting an informative and interesting presentation, and knowing how to present it, takes hard work and careful […]

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