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Month: July 2015

5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism

5 Foods To Rev Up Your Metabolism

The problem with many diets is that they focus on what you shouldn’t have instead of on what you should have! “I felt like they were telling me everything I couldn’t have, which left me completely deprived,” my friend confessed, recalling a particular diet she’d adamantly adhered to until finally she got frustrated with all those restrictions. Instead, think about it this way: before you dump sugary, highly reactive foods that stall fat loss and leave you feeling lousy, fuel…

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33 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Lao Tzu

33 Life Changing Lessons To Learn From Lao Tzu

Jul 16, 2015    Luminita D. Saviuc “The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things.” ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Not sure if you know this, but Lao Tzu is the author of my favorite book of all time – Tao Te Ching. I am in love with this book. I…

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14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

25 June 2015 The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many great changes in our lives. I’ve had to learn to watch these rationalizations and excuses very carefully, in order to make the changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, minimalism, writing daily, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and so on. If…

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How To Turn Dating From A Hassle Into A Positive Experience

How To Turn Dating From A Hassle Into A Positive Experience

Today, I opened up an old email thread I’d had with a friend circa 2009. Apparently, I was pretty bitter back then. As I re-read my own story through this conversation, I saw a woman so jaded by her dating experience that she had decided that there were no good men out there. She was trying to be flippant. But she was angry. And terrified. She was convinced she was doomed to a never-ending ride on some merry-go-round of dating…

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Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Do you attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once? In our culture of multitaskers, you’re unquestionably not alone. But here’s a news flash if you haven’t already heard: Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. Additionally, it lowers your IQ and shrinks your brain — reducing density in the region responsible for cognitive and emotional control. Singletask your way to success. Skeptical? Don’t be. Acclaimed researchers and neuroscientists around the…

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Develop Emotional Intelligence by Learning How You Sound to Others

Develop Emotional Intelligence by Learning How You Sound to Others

Patrick Allan Sometimes what we say doesn’t go over very well, regardless of our intent. There’s a difference between what we mean when we say something and how it comes across to other people. Learning that difference is an important aspect of becoming emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence can help you be more aware of how you and others really feel about something. It allows you to adjust your behavior and adapt to situations so that others find you emplikable. In…

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6 Ways to Open Your Heart and Love Again

6 Ways to Open Your Heart and Love Again

No matter how many times you have been hurt in the past, you probably still wonder when your next boyfriend or girlfriend will walk into your life. Why? Well, humans were born to love. We were born to connect with others and share a deep emotional and physical bond. Love can hurt, but it also is crucial for our well-being. Studies have proven that love releases feel-good hormones, eases depression symptoms, increases your lifespan, reduces anxiety and stress, and much…

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The Good Habit Which Boosts Self-Control

The Good Habit Which Boosts Self-Control

This good habit can boost attention, decision-making and the ability to resist impulses. Good sleep habits can boost attention, decision-making and the ability to resist impulses, a new review of the evidence finds. Good sleep habits include going to bed at the same time every night, avoiding caffeine late in the day and allowing time to mentally wind-down before bedtime. Professor June Pilcher, who led the study, said: “Self-control is part of daily decision-making. When presented with conflicting desires and…

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The Memory Challenge: 8 Ways to Construct Cognitive Reserve

The Memory Challenge: 8 Ways to Construct Cognitive Reserve

Cognitive reserve, the term used to describe the mechanism by which a person’s mind can compensate for damage to their brain, has become a buzzword among seniors and their caregivers, thanks to its connection to one of the most infamous issues of modern aging: dementia. Research indicates that people who have solid stores of cognitive reserve are generally less likely to exhibit the classic signs of dementia—short-term memory loss, difficulty multitasking, etc.—even if their brain scans indicate mental damage. This…

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What is a Flavonoid?

What is a Flavonoid?

These star ingredients in fruits and veggies are potent disease fighters. By: Jennifer Nelson     Tue, Nov 06, 2012 Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables like blueberries and grapes. They serve a variety of functions such as protecting blood vessel walls in people who have heart disease or diabetes, alleviating allergies, protecting brain health against dementia and even preventing some cancers. Flavonoids or bioflavonoids — another word for the same compounds…

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