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Month: October 2015

8 Empowering Compliments To Give Little Girls About Their Halloween Costumes

8 Empowering Compliments To Give Little Girls About Their Halloween Costumes

 LARA RUTHERFORD-MORRISON With Halloween just around the corner, those worthy souls who have decided to stay home and pass out candy are gearing up to have hordes of adorable children show up at their doors, demanding sugar. It will be most people’s knee-jerk reaction to compliment these kids on their costumes, which is only natural — after all, how can anyone not melt into a cooing puddle when a five year old dressed as a Velocirapter shows up at their…

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How To Boost Your Confidence: 6 Scientific Ways To Feel Better About Yourself

How To Boost Your Confidence: 6 Scientific Ways To Feel Better About Yourself

May 14, 2014     Lecia Bushak If you’ve ever acted on the saying “fake it till you make it,” you probably recognize the benefits of playing it cool and confident whether at work, at trying new things, or in social settings. Confidence can make or break a lot of things. People who are sure of themselves tend to do better at interviews, on dates, and in accomplishing tasks. In our extrovert-centric society, confidence can get you a job, a…

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7 Eating Habits That Give You Positive Energy

7 Eating Habits That Give You Positive Energy

We are all prone to the occasional slump. Maybe it’s in the middle of the morning or, more commonly, we find ourselves lagging in the mid-afternoon. That’s about the time when the demands of the day begin to catch up with us, and our bodies are telling us we need more energy, some rest or both. But what if those slumps last longer? What if there is something zapping our positive energy on a more consistent basis? If that’s the…

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Chocolate: Health Benefits, Precautions

Chocolate: Health Benefits, Precautions

Happy National Chocolate day! Tuesday 29 September 2015   Joseph Nordqvist   Medical News Today Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel overly guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, there are a number of health benefits associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds. The earliest use of chocolate dates back to the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica. After the discovery of the Americas,…

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Processed Meats Including Bacon Are Cancer Hazards, WHO Says

Processed Meats Including Bacon Are Cancer Hazards, WHO Says

— and red meat probably is too  BY ANGELA CHARLTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    OCTOBER 26, 2015 PARIS — It’s official: Bacon, ham, hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers — and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. While doctors in rich countries have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet on Monday about its relation to cancer — and put…

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4 Ways to Beat Stress, Lose Your Guilt, and Be Happier

4 Ways to Beat Stress, Lose Your Guilt, and Be Happier

Research-based strength training for your emotions. Jul 30, 2013 Frustrated because you can’t get what you want? Has someone turned you down for a date, a work request, or just a favor? It can be annoying to be blocked from one of your goals. Fortunately, by applying some evidence-based tools of emotional strength training, you can turn down your stress meter and make the best of bad situations. The cornerstone of emotional strength training is cognitive therapy, in which individuals…

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What to Do If Someone Is Having a Heart Attack: Must-Know First Aid

What to Do If Someone Is Having a Heart Attack: Must-Know First Aid

If you think someone is having a heart attack, taking action immediately can save their life. Here, heart attack symptoms to look for and what to do next. by Reader’s Digest Editors A heart attack is caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle (usually by a clot in the coronary blood vessels). The outcome depends on how much of the muscle is affected and how quickly help can be given. If you think someone is…

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Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know

Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know

The mid-life dip, a tip from people who’ve been through it, feeling awe, how to prioritize positivity and more… 1. Most people are happy most of the time Maybe you don’t need to do anything at all to feel happy… People are, on average, in a mildly good mood most of the time all around the world, a new study finds. Researchers have reviewed evidence drawn from many different nations — rich and poor, stable and unstable. As long as…

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Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction. Greater Good Science Center    By Juliana Breines, Ph.D.    10/04/2015  One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer. What’s more, the happiness people derive from giving to others creates a positive feedback loop:…

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The Simple and Proven Way to Get Pesticides Out of Your Body

The Simple and Proven Way to Get Pesticides Out of Your Body

Michelle Schoffro Cook    October 11, 2015 If you’re like most people you’re probably concerned about the quantity and types of toxic chemicals you’re coming into contact with regularly. And, for good reason: we’ve never in human history been bombarded with so many synthetic chemicals. The Industrial Revolution may have brought us many modern conveniences, but they have come at the price of chemical pollution. Some of the worst types of chemicals we face come in the form of pesticides….

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