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Just How Much Of This Is Too Much?

Coffee. We either love it, or love it. Especially so for this millennial generation where it’s all about the fancy coffees, how much you ‘know’ about your coffee or the latest coffee joint that does cold drip. You are already fancy if you can order a coffee that is not a latte or cappuccino. But just how much coffee should we be having before it becomes a bad thing? The New York Post published an article titled Exactly how much coffee is too much coffee, highlighting the topic of drinking…

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Want To Know How Much You’re Getting Done In A Day?

I’ve always been interested in finding new ways to boost my productivity. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended an online productivity assessment tool that he’d tried out. His words caught my attention, especially as he mentioned that the assessment was free – and only took around 2 minutes to complete! For most people (including myself), productivity is the difference between success and failure. Just think about your typical working day… However well you plan your tasks at the start of the day, if your productivity falls below par, you’ll quickly…

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The Best Date Night Movies That Guys Will Enjoy Just As Much As Girls

Watching a movie is a great way to spend time with your significant other, but not all movies are created equally. We go to the movies to be entertained, but that doesn’t mean that we watch films just for laughs. Good movies can inspire conversation and deepen the connection that we have with one another. The key is to find films that will be meaningful for both you and your partner. But oftentimes, couples have different interests, which can make picking the perfect movie a challenge. My boyfriend loves sci-fi…

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How Keeping a Food Journal Makes Me Feel Much More Energetic

Can you remember what you ate for breakfast this morning? How about what you ate for dinner last night? Chances are, you’ll be able to remember what you ate in the last 24 hours. If I asked you what you ate three days ago, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell me. You’re not alone in this — most people wouldn’t be able to recall what they ate. Life today revolves around data collection. We have records for how many steps we walk, the amount of time we spend on…

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10 Cat Toys to Make Your Cat Love You So Much

Our feline friends have a reputation for being aloof, but the cat people out there know that cats have a complex inner world. It’s a common misconception that cats don’t need love and attention.[1] It’s true that cats sleep about 16 hours per day, but when they’re awake they need plenty of mental stimulation.[2] Bored cats find ways to entertain themselves with or without your help, and despite their small size, they can be quite destructive. The issue is aggravated if you have to be away from home for long…

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How Much Are You Willing to Suffer for Your Dream?

When 9-year-old aspiring singer Celine Tam was asked by a judge from America’s Got Talent what her big dream was when she grew up, she instantly replied: “This is my dream.”[1] Of course, it’s not just Celine who likes to talk about dreams. Google show that there’s an uprising trend that people love to talk about dreams:[2] When people discuss their dreams, they nearly always focus on the bright side of reaching their goals. It’s as if they consciously overlook the effort needed to achieve great things. Instead, they choose…

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Pick Your Job Based On What You Love To Do, Not How Much You Have Invested In.

Have you ever continued to pursue something even though it no longer served you? Maybe it’s a degree program or the dead-end job that you refuse to give up. Perhaps you’ve stayed in a relationship for no other reason than the fact that you’ve been committed to it for so long. From time to time, we all justify staying the course by considering the effort we’ve put into our current situation. Many of us decide to take a job just because it’s a good use of our training. When we…

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A Proven Way to Make Underperformers Do Much Better

You know your child is smart. She exhibits intelligence every day, and family friends have remarked about how bright she is. But when report card day comes it’s like someone is evaluating a different child. What happened on the way to school? Did she travel into an alternate universe? At first as the bad grades start to emerge, you think your child will pull out of it. You just need to help her with the homework, help her understand the concepts better. Yet your attempts to help are like banging…

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The One Practice That Will Help You Face with Every Challenge Much More Easily

Do you see a challenge and immediately start feeling anxious? Do you worry that you won’t be able to make your dreams come true because of the roadblocks in your path? We’ve all been there—but you don’t have to keep looking at problems in the same way forever—value-based affirmations have the potential to make your life a lot easier. It can be very difficult to prepare yourself for a challenge or roadblock, because emotions can so easily take over.[1] This can paralyze your decision-making, and make it difficult for you…

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To Live a Much More Fulfilling Life, Aim at Self Actualization

What makes it so difficult for people to accept who they really are? In a simple word, let me say pressure. There is so much pressure in this 21st Century of ours especially in today’s hyper-competitive and hyper-informed society for people to call themselves something they’re not. As Abraham Maslow highlighted, we all follow our own paths, it matters only how completely we dedicate ourselves to reaching the personal and psychological greatness that is placed at the top. For the top of the self-acceptance pyramid lies the concept of self-actualization….

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