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Family Style Is Making You Fat Without You Even Knowing

Have you ever noticed how much you over-indulge when you’re having dinner with a friend? Maybe you’re so enthralled in catching up that you don’t realize you’ve gone through two baskets of bread or chips before you’ve even ordered. It may make you feel a little guilty, and bloated, but it shouldn’t make you feel strange; when we eat with other people, we consume about 44% more food than we do when eating alone. A study by de Castro discovered who we eat with directly impacts how we eat, and…

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Making Good Habits Stick Is Difficult, Here’s How To Make It Easier

Habits are the little things we do repeatedly, often subconsciously. They end up shaping our lives. Day after day, they make us who we are. Eat healthy and you get slim, exercise and you get fit, read and you get smart, etc. “Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Ghandi Building habits is arguably the most impactful skill we can acquire in life. Can you imagine that 16 million deaths could be avoided every year by simple habit change? It…

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Dismissing Sadness Will End up Making You Sadder

No one wants to be unhappy. We can mostly accept this as an universal truth. We often actively seek to avoid unhappiness even though it does come for all of us: breakups, school failings, disappointments in personal relationships, frustrations at work. In the last 5-10 years especially, there’s been an increasing amount of discussion about happiness, the importance of happiness, how to seek happiness, where to locate happiness, and anything else you can think of. The self-help industry is massive — about $ 11 billion in the U.S. alone.[1] When…

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Why Making More Friends Only Makes You Even More Lonely

Chronic loneliness is a modern-day epidemic, and a sad one at that. We live in such a busy time, and it’s all too common to sacrifice relationships for more work, more money, more stuff. But as a species, humans don’t do well by themselves. We survive best in groups where we can look to others for support and empathy. Despite the instinctual need for others, the percentage of Americans who say they frequently feel alone is at an all time high. In the 1970s and 1980s, the percentage was around…

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8 Common Words You Don’t Know Are Making You Sound Unreliable

Communication becomes more casual every day. Ten years ago, we never would have felt comfortable including a smiley face in an email to our boss, but now in 2017, that seems less unprofessional. While speaking and writing tend to have different guidelines, we still tend to have more fillers when speaking vs. typing a social media post or a quick message to a coworker. When we speak, we tend to allow ourselves more fillers; I’ll never forget the time one of my professors in college asked us to count the…

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Should We Trust Our Gut Feeling When Making Decisions?

You’ve got a difficult choice to make. You are up for a promotion on your current job and suddenly, out of nowhere, you are confronted with another, very attractive job opportunity. The salary and benefits are great for both your current job and for this new position. If you stay on your current job you eliminate having to deal with all of the woes of transitioning to a new job and you may get the promotion you’ve been working so hard for these last five and half years. On the…

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How to Avoid Regrets After Making Decisions

You and your partner both love dogs. And after much discussion, you decide to go ahead and purchase a cute dalmatian puppy. At first, you’re so excited by your puppy’s boundless energy and non-stop playfulness. However, after a few days, your enthusiasm begins to wane. This is due to your puppy chewing a pair of your best shoes, scratching your wooden floor – and urinating on your sofa! After these unfortunate events, you’re probably starting to regret acquiring your puppy. Regret Is More Common Than You May Think When you…

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Revealed: Successful Young Entrepreneurs’ Secrets to Making Their Dreams Come True

Do you ever feel that you are investing in the dreams and success of others while neglecting your own? You punch a clock day in and day out, earn a meager pay-check for performing mundane tasks far beneath your capabilities, and for what–to help catapult someone else to success? If so, you are not alone. Many people are trapped in a cycle of chasing someone else’s dream for them, while theirs go unrealized. Being an entrepreneur is the sexy new trend these days. Everyone seems to be doing it. What…

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You’ll Surely Be Happier In The Future By Making This Decision Now

We ask you a simple question: Are you happy? Do you plan to be, or rather, do you think you’ll be a happy person 10 years from now? If your answer to the first question is no, then the answer to the second question is also likely to be a big, fat nope…  Why? Because putting off happiness for later sometimes makes it disappear… To be happier in the future, decide to be happier today Seth Godin said, “The best way to be happy 5-10 years from now is to…

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5 Tips for Making Your Cell Phone Last Longer

Cell phones can be a pretty hefty investment, which is why it’s important to keep them in the best condition possible to ensure they last long. Not many people have the means to go out and buy a new phone to replace a broken phone, especially if the phone isn’t insured. Cell phones are lifelines, there for emergencies and to provide a way to stay connected with family and friends. It’s a good idea to handle them with proper care so they’ll be there when you need them the most….

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