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Month: March 2015

10 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Life

10 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Life

Ask yourself this question: If you had to relive your life all over again, without being able to change anything…would you want to? Most people believe that life just happens to them, and they have no control over how it all plays out. However, you CAN take ownership of your reality and shape it based on your predominant thoughts and actions. If you have felt frustrated and unhappy with the direction your life is going in, the following actionable tips…

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Fat Burning Is Maximized With High Intensity Exercise

Fat Burning Is Maximized With High Intensity Exercise

by Jake Dowd on March 3, 2015. Burning fat is difficult, but simple; high intensity exercise is better for shedding unwanted fat. High intensity exercise usually involves intervals, but can be as simple as raising inclination on the treadmill or speeding up. Spending an hour or an hour and a half at the gym solely on the treadmill with low intensity is not the way to go for changing that spare tire and losing fat. Spending an hour at the…

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Goodbye to artificial colors?

Goodbye to artificial colors?

By Marion Nestle    Wed March 4, 2015 Marion Nestle is a sociology professor and Paulette Goddard professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She blogs at foodpolitics.com. You can follow her @marionnestle. She is not related to Henri Nestle, who founded the food company of the same name. The views expressed are her own. (CNN)When food giant Nestle USA (to which I am, alas, not related) last month announced plans to…

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Maybe You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Maybe You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick. By Kiera Butler / Mother Jones March 5, 2015 The following article first appeared in Mother Jones Magazine. Meals are good, and snacking is bad. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you eat dinner with your family, you will keep your girlish figure and your kids will be healthier. Taking a lunch break will make you succeed at your job. Okay,…

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How to Be More Optimistic

How to Be More Optimistic

Perspective is everything, and you can learn to change a negative outlook. By Colleen Oakley      WebMD Magazine – Feature Reviewed by Patricia A. Farrell, PhD Think happy thoughts. Find the silver lining. Look on the bright side. Rolling your eyes yet? Alexandra Hruz is. She’s a 27-year-old self-proclaimed pessimist who lives in Chattanooga, TN. “When people are overly optimistic, it’s much easier to be let down by circumstances,” she says. “I don’t think the world is going to…

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11 Ways To Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

11 Ways To Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

BY JO CASEY    JANUARY 7, 2014  Do you ever get frustrated that the world seems to be on a downward spiral? It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of war, environmental damage and inequality. But there’s a way you can take back your sense of control and power and, as the saying goes, be the change you wish to see in the world. 1. Be grateful. Not just for the things you have in your world, but for…

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20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

This post was written by Brianna Wiest and originally appeared on Thought Catalog. #1. You paid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belabored the checks as they went out, the point is that they did, and you figured it out regardless. #2. You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you can be objective…

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7 Incredible Studies that Prove the Power of the Mind

7 Incredible Studies that Prove the Power of the Mind

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha. There is a tremendous amount of information about the power of the human mind. Discoveries in brain science, coupled with astonishing acts of human will, have solidified the human brain as perhaps the most powerful, life-changing force in the world. While there is much information available, it is what we ultimately…

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Could Common Food Additives Be Causing Serious Health Problems?

Could Common Food Additives Be Causing Serious Health Problems?

New research suggests they do. By Katie Levans / EcoWatch March 4, 2015 Emulsifiers approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are commonly added to processed foods to improve texture, increase shelf life and prevent oils and fats from separating. You’ll see them listed on ingredient labels as polysorbate 80, lecithin, carrageenan, polyglycerols, xanthan and other gums in everything from bread and cookies to salad dressings, ice cream, non-dairy milks and more. Emulsifiers are also used to…

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The 5 Biggest Reasons People Get Anxious or Depressed

The 5 Biggest Reasons People Get Anxious or Depressed

Plus: three thinking styles which can lead to depression and anxiety. Traumatic life events are the single largest cause of anxiety and depression, a recent huge study finds. However, whether a person becomes anxious or depressed depends on their mental approach to these events. The findings come from a large survey of over 32,000 adults of all ages in the UK (Kinderman et al., 2013). Professor Peter Kinderman, who led the research, said: “Depression and anxiety are not simple conditions…

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