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5 Reasons Warm Weather is Good For Your Health

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Are you a snow-lover, or a beach-bum? There’s lots of reasons you may prefer warmer weather over the cold. But one thing you may not have thought about is how the weather where you live affects your body. As it turns out, climate and temperature can have a big impact on your health. And while […]

6 Health Benefits of Kale

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If you’re all about clean eating (or even if you’re not), you might want to listen up. It’s possible that you’re missing out on one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. And no, that’s not an exaggeration. There are so many health benefits of kale that it’s no wonder why nutritionists won’t stop talking […]

5 Reasons To Boost Self-Confidence

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Would you consider yourself a self-confident person? It’s possible to be confident in some areas of your life, but lacking in self-confidence in others. Or you could have a general feeling of low confidence that impacts every part of your life. If either of these scenarios describe you, there are some very important reasons to […]

4 Reasons You Should Eat More Plant-Based Foods

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During flu and cold season, building your immunity is very important. One way you can do this is by eating more whole, plant-based foods. Here are 4 reasons why you should start incorporating more nutrient-dense foods into your diet. 4 Reasons to Eat Plant-Based Foods 1. Plant Based Foods Provide Energy Before the body can […]

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. […]

Six Steps to Becoming Financially Fit

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We are just a little more than three weeks into the New Year, and many people are focused on physical fitness as part of their New Year’s resolutions.  But what about financial fitness?  The start of a new year is a great time to think about making more money, digging yourself out of debt, and […]

Why We Don’t Keep Our Resolutions

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Let me say something that might sound a little cynical: I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. Heresy! I know, I know. I’m the Scrooge of New Year’s. But it honestly drives me crazy whenever I hear about the whole “my resolutions for this year” thing, because often, people give up on their resolutions after […]

10 Ways to Shake Off A Bad Mood

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Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood for no reason at all? Likely, your answer is yes, because everyone feels blue for no reason from time to time. Even the most positive people can find themselves feeling down without really knowing why. It can feel impossible to shake that sadness when it strikes, […]

7 Ways to Get Healthy After the Holidays

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January’s a brutal month. Among taxes, bad weather, post-holiday credit card debt, and a general anti-climactic blah feeling, you’ve got those lofty resolutions you created late last month that you swore to yourself and probably a few friends to maintain as the New Year unfolded. Fat loss was probably among those resolutions. Much like gift […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips to Be More Spiritual From Medium Gail Thackray

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You don’t have to tell us. We know already. You’ve got people. Lots of them. Friends, family, coworkers, your dentist. They’re all supporting you and wishing you lots of success in life. But guess what? Your team is bigger than you think. According to Gail Thackray, spiritual medium and healer, each one of us on […]

36 Quotes About Life That Will Inspire You

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Wish not so much to live long as to live well. -Benjamin Franklin You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you. -Rwandan Proverb You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest […]

7 Tips for Staying Positive When The Going Gets Rough

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When you’re going through a rough patch, do you find it difficult to look on the bright side? Even if you’re the sunniest person in the world, it can be difficult staying positive when tough times present themselves. Sometimes, problems can seem overwhelming. However, we will all go through many difficult situations in our lives, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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