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Month: June 2016

Seven Destructive Habits that Kill Solid Communication

Seven Destructive Habits that Kill Solid Communication

Kristin Wong   10/08/15 Your partner drops the ball and forgets to pay rent on time. You’re hit with a late fee. The practical thing to do? Come up with a solution so it doesn’t happen again. But you’re angry, so instead, you criticize your partner, and a fight erupts. Criticizing is one of seven common habits that can destroy healthy communication. We all know how important communication is to just about any relationship. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always come easy….

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Could More Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?

Could More Whole Grains Help You Live Longer?

Three servings a day lessens risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, study suggests By Kathleen Doheny     HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Health experts have long urged people to swap their processed white grains for the whole-grain variety, and new research suggests that advice might help you live longer. Researchers found that people who ate three or more servings of whole grains a day had a 20 percent reduced risk of premature death…

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Desperate For Some Life-Changing Advice? Start With These 4 Key Habits

Desperate For Some Life-Changing Advice? Start With These 4 Key Habits

BY JASON GUTIERREZ   JUNE 9, 2016  Life hacks are great for saving time, energy, and impressing your friends. But when it comes to making your life a truly happy and successful one, nothing beats a bulletproof set of habits. There are actually certain habits and behaviors that make your goals easier to achieve, regardless of the obstacles you face. Most of you may already practice some of these habits without even knowing it. Whatever the case, learning how to…

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Experts Unveil New Sleep Guidelines For Children

Experts Unveil New Sleep Guidelines For Children

‘Most parents don’t really know how much sleep children should be getting’ By Kas Roussy, CBC News    Jun 13, 2016  New recommendations have been issued to help ensure children get enough rest. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, with the help of a panel of experts, has released its first ever official recommendations for how much shut-eye children need. UBC sleep specialist and nursing professor Wendy Hall, the only Canadian on the 13-member panel, says the recommendations are important…

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Top Cancer Fighting Foods

Top Cancer Fighting Foods

‘Let Food Be Thy Medicine’!  Use Food to Aid in Your Cancer Fight! Health Science & Tech   Apr 2, 2016 The moment you receive a cancer diagnosis, your doctor will probably go through a list of your treatment options and what he or she will do in your particular case.  Many people have similar conversations with family, friends, and co-workers about the future and what help you’ll need in your personal and professional life. Now an important question.  What…

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How to Get What You Really Want

How to Get What You Really Want

Changing your outlook and overcoming self-fulfilling prophecies. Posted Dec 18, 2015   Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D.  The following is transcribed from my 2015 TEDx Peachtree talk in Atlanta. To see the talk, click here. If you are like most people, you want to win the lottery, but you probably don’t buy tickets very often. You don’t need a psychologist to tell you the reason: You don’t expect to win. Given the odds of winning the lottery, that might seem like a…

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10 of the Healthiest Fruits for Your Body

10 of the Healthiest Fruits for Your Body

Forget fancy superfoods—these nutritious powerhouses are essential staples for any healthy diet. By Reader’s Digest Editors Peaches and nectarines: Packed with potassium Everyone knows that bananas boast high amounts of potassium, but two small peaches or nectarines have more of the essential mineral than one medium banana, boosting nerve and muscle health. The skins, in particular, are rich in antioxidants and insoluble fiber. And for those watching their weight, peaches are a healthy way to add sweetness to any diet….

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Bigger Baby Bottles Linked to Weight Gain

Bigger Baby Bottles Linked to Weight Gain

BY LISA RAPAPORT   Tue Jun 7, 2016  (Reuters Health) – Babies who drink from large bottles early in life may be experience more weight gain by six months of age than infants who drink from smaller bottles, a study suggests. Starting when the babies were two months old, researchers tracked their weight based on the size of their bottles, which ranged from 2 ounces to 10 ounces. About 45 percent were being fed from bottles that held at least…

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, Now

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, Now

By: Jordyn Cormier     June 5, 2016 We all strive for comfort constantly: softer chairs, bigger cars, more easily prepared meals. But our endless quest for comfort is harmful. Over time, the fortress of comfort we build around ourselves begins to strangle our happiness. When we fall into the security of comfort—be it a cushy job, an intimate relationship or a steady routine—we gradually begin to lose that vibrancy, that creative spark that drives us to seek out new…

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Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

BY MAZWI TYSON ZONDI In a world that encourages shallowness and consumerism (which aren’t as far apart as one might think) we need to be able to develop emotional intelligence. We need to realize that it is just as important as mental (and other forms) of intelligence, if not more so. People have all these misconceptions about emotional intelligence: they believe that it is dismissing every negative emotion and choosing only to feel positive- whereas doing this is near impossible…

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