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Month: December 2014

Open-Mindedness: the Key to a Bright Future

Open-Mindedness: the Key to a Bright Future

By Paul Lenda   Guest Writer for Wake Up World Very few individuals can claim to be enlightened and those who are enlightened wouldn’t claim to be so. This curiosity of life leaves us with the reality that we are all experiencing a life of continuous growth or the opportunity for growth. Spiritual transcendence and minimizing the ego’s harmful influences over our actions can be greatly helped by having an open mind and letting artificial blocks dissolve away. Having an…

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: 4 Science-Backed Tips

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution: 4 Science-Backed Tips

Diana Vilibert   December 18, 2014 Planning to lose weight, start running, or quit smoking in 2015? Join the club. While a lot of us—almost half percent of Americans—make New Year’s resolutions confidently and optimistically, only eight percent of people actually achieve them. As for the rest of us? Well, there’s still hope—keep reading to find out what makes a New Year’s resolution succeed or fail, and how to make sure you own 2015 goal sticks. Simple is best January…

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The Mother Of All Antioxidants

The Mother Of All Antioxidants

April 13, 2014 by Joe Martino We have all heard of antioxidants, but have we heard of the mother of all antioxidants? One that is the secret to prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? This single antioxidant has been studied in great depth yet most of us know nothing about it and  many doctors have no idea how to address the epidemic of its deficiency in humans. We are of course talking about Glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own.”) This…

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Why People Act in Self-Defeating, Irrational Ways—and How They Can Stop

Why People Act in Self-Defeating, Irrational Ways—and How They Can Stop

Our brains are simply not set up to produce rational behavior. December 8, 2014   At the tail end of a sweltering, humid Chicago day in 1993, I took my family to the community pool for a dip. As the children splashed gleefully, I sat nearby reading Robert Ornstein’s new book, The Evolution of Consciousness, unaware that my life was about to change. Seven years earlier, I’d emerged from my doctoral studies utterly dissatisfied with existing answers to the question…

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12 Things Not To Be Ashamed Of

12 Things Not To Be Ashamed Of

“Never be ashamed of yourself. Be proud of who you are and don’t worry about how others see you.” – Kristen Butler In today’s critical society, the lives of others are often measured and compared to “the norm”. So much so, that it comes down to the point of people actually being ashamed of how they live their life, or even who they live it with. Who ever made you think that you had to give away your power of…

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Health Benefits of Honey

Health Benefits of Honey

Honey has been used by countless cultures all around the world over the past 2,500 years. While the numerous health benefits of honey have made it an important element of traditional medicines such as Ayurvedic treatments, scientists are also researching the benefits of honey in relation to modern medicine, particularly in the healing of wounds. It is known as Honig in German, Miele in Italian, Shahad in Hindi, Miel in French and Spanish, Mel in Portuguese, мед in Russian, Honing…

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Simple Food Tips for Improved Brain Function

Simple Food Tips for Improved Brain Function

By Deane Alban    Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The average North American shockingly gets 70% of their calories from just three foods — corn, wheat, and soy. Virtually none of this is in a form that can be considered real food. Corn is used to make high fructose corn syrup (in reality, few of us are eating that much corn-on-the-cob!) Wheat is ubiquitous and almost always stripped of all nutritional value. Soy has been touted as a health…

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The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

Michelle Schoffro Cook    December 12, 2014 Who doesn’t love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? It’s not only the classic eggnog spice, it’s perfect in spice cookies and other holiday fare. While delicious holiday treats may be enough reason to enjoy nutmeg, research shows that it may help boost moods and help us deal with depression and sadness, which are also unfortunately common this time of year. According to the World Health Organization,…

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