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Month: April 2015

21 Reasons to Love Yourself Exactly As You Are

21 Reasons to Love Yourself Exactly As You Are

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha Why is it that we are so hard on ourselves? We are often quick to forgive others yet we have a hard time forgiving ourselves. The truth is we can be our worst enemy. Self-love is not about thinking you look good in your new outfit or feeling good about yourself because you just got promoted. Self-love celebrates and supports your growth through good times and bad. One…

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20 Ways Changing Your Space Can Change Your Life

20 Ways Changing Your Space Can Change Your Life

BY DANA CLAUDAT      FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Without space, where would we exist? Space is THAT important to life. Not only is space vital, but we see and feel its importance even when we don’t know exactly how to articulate it. You know the places you avoid. We all know when something is “off” or “not right” or feels “haunted,” even if we don’t know why or how to fix it. We’re inextricably tied to space and the energy…

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Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN (Reuters) – Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids, according to a new study from Spain. The association was stronger for kids with one or more hours of secondhand smoke exposure every day, the authors found. And the results held when researchers accounted for parents’ mental health and other factors. “We showed a significant and substantial dose–response association between (secondhand…

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10 Truths That Will Help You Through Any Challenge

10 Truths That Will Help You Through Any Challenge

BY JEN NICOMEDES STONE    FEBRUARY 27, 2014  I recently took a trip to the Florida Keys, when I often sat on the porch along the beach, mostly alone, next to the ocean. Sometimes I read, sometimes I practiced yoga; I napped, sipped peppermint tea, wrote, soaked up the sun, and relaxed. But mostly, I gazed out into the ocean.That’s where I found an incredible source of healing.The grandness of the water created a quiet, yet visually stimulating space for…

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13 Secrets Gyms Probably Won’t Tell You

13 Secrets Gyms Probably Won’t Tell You

Ever wonder just how germy gyms are? Or how they convince you to buy those pricey training packages? Here, inside tips to get the most out of your membership. By Michelle Crouch       Also in Reader’s Digest Magazine May 2015 1. We count on you not to show up. About 50 percent of people who start an exercise program quit within six months. If more members started coming regularly, it would be chaos in here. Here’s a tip to…

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The Safety of Compact Fluorescent Lamps

The Safety of Compact Fluorescent Lamps

More and more Canadians are replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with more energy-efficient products, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). While CFLs are being promoted because they are energy-efficient, their use has also raised health concerns. The federal government has adopted a national standard for lighting efficiency that will come into effect in 2014. Most traditional, incandescent bulbs currently available will not meet the required performance level. The objective is to ensure that only more efficient bulbs such as CFLs,…

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7 Rules for a Happier, Healthier Life

7 Rules for a Happier, Healthier Life

By Alena Hall, Huffington Post     Monday, March 30, 2015 If you’re ready for a little positive change in your life, here are seven health rules to live by that are as simple as they are effective. Eat the colors of the rainbow. Vegetables (and some fruits) in a wide range of deep colors should make up most of your diet. Intense color indicates loads of phytonutrients, biologically active substances that protect plants from viruses and bacteria — and offer…

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Manifest The Life You Desire

Manifest The Life You Desire

As we journey further down the path of who we truly are, making sure that you are creating a life that also reflects who you truly are is imperative. For our inner and outer worlds coincide and work together to create our realities. The definition of a Manifestation is: An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea. Manifestations occur when you have asked and willed the Universe for something, the…

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15 Keys to Living a Long and Happy Life

15 Keys to Living a Long and Happy Life

The U.S. centenarian population has been on the rise the past few decades, growing from 32, 194 people who lived to see their 100th birthday in the 1980s to 53, 364 centenarians in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. So, what secrets does this relatively small group of people harbor for accomplishing the incredible feat of living to such a ripe age? Many of them credit these habits for granting them a long, happy, healthy life: 1. Cultivate a positive…

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16 Reasons To GO NUTS For Nuts

16 Reasons To GO NUTS For Nuts

BY DR. RONALD HOFFMAN  NOVEMBER 29, 2013  A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine underscores the health benefits of nuts. Researchers followed over a hundred thousand men and women over several decades and concluded that eating nuts helped them stave off the Grim Reaper. Seven or more servings of nuts per week cut the risk of dying by a third! (“A serving” was defined as one ounce, which is about one handful of almonds.) Specifically, those who…

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