The real reason why you may binge on food

    If sometimes is becoming often, here are some of the reasons why you may be eating too much – and what to do about it.   Problem: Unbalanced macros New research found our drive for protein is so powerful we overeat in our pursuit to consume more of it. A University of Sydney study published in Cell Metabolism reveals calorie intake increases as protein intake decreases. Solution: The researchers recommend that high-quality protein – low in fat and high in good-quality complex carbohydrates – comprises 15 to 20…

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Keep it real with fitness blogger Lauren Patterson

We caught up with solo mummy, personal trainer, gym manager and blogger Lauren Patterson to talk about how she keeps fit and healthy and feeling comfortable in your own skin.    ON INSTAGRAM I partied hard as a teenager and battled severe mental illness until the age of 22 when I fell pregnant with my first child. I began my Instagram account when Madi was a baby to post photos, but had no idea how to use it. I shared my journey of my first fitness modelling competition and straight…

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Real Passion Will Never Die Out? False.

Passion is “a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything.” It starts as a simple curiosity or a feeling of falling off of Niagara Falls. It rushes in and completely takes over every decision you make and fuels you each and every day. Yet over time, you start to feel like you are leaving pieces of yourself behind and you feel more drained and lost than ever before. You become bored with what is in front of you and the career you chose is not meeting your expectations. The…

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You Have to Crave Real Alone Time to Be Smarter

Lots of research has pointed at the notion that people who socialize more tend to be much happier. But this doesn’t apply to everyone. One factor where socializing more doesn’t equal more happiness is intelligence. People who are highly intelligent become less happy the more they socialize because it’s thought smart people adapt more easily to the modern world. In other words, they understand that our primal need to keep close contact with a social group for food and shelter is no longer applicable in modern society. In fact, the…

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Real Leaders Hate Managing People

Hearing the word “leader”, what first comes to mind is often “managers”. But what about Martin Luther King and Mother Theresa? They were great leaders though they weren’t managers. Both won the respect of millions, both started important social movements, and both are remembered as key influencers. Real leadership isn’t about managing people actually, it’s about influencing people. And real leaders have these 10 qualities in common: 1. Leaders are here for change No true leader accepts the status quo. They always seek to improve the system, and they have…

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How to Differentiate Between Real Love and Superficial Love

One of the many things human beings seek during their lifetime is a loving companion. In other words, find real love instead of superficial love. This is hard to come by depending on who you ask, and each person will tell you a different story. But the truth of the matter is love finds you instead of the other way around. Real love is about genuinely giving someone compassion, comfort, trust and most of the time telling the truth. These are some of the core principles of real love, but…

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The Real Gap Between Success and Failure

The world is giving you answers each day, learn to listen. — Unknown Listening to others is vital if we want to succeed and to reach our goals: we can always learn something from others and from our relationships with them. But we also need to be careful to who and what we listen to. It’s very important to learn to make a selection of the people and the things we really should pay attention to. The mental process that could lead us both to the right or to the wrong path –…

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5 Reasons Why School Doesn’t Prepare You for the Real World

For a person to become a truly independent and capable grown up, they need to work on themselves and do more when it comes to getting ready for life than just attend school regularly. Although improvements are constantly being introduced to the educational system, it’s still not nearly enough. It’s a big world out there, and it will throw various challenges your way. You need to prepare yourself for them – you wouldn’t believe how many graduates have difficulties with very simple tasks like paying the bills, for example. Neglecting…

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9 emotional tributes from real people to their beloved pets.

Even when they’re gone, pets make their humans better people. <br> Losing a pet can be really, really tough. In 2002, President Bill Clinton talked about the sudden death of his dog Buddy, who was hit by a car. He said it was “by far the worst thing” to happen to him since leaving office, and he shared this heartbreaking photo, too: Bill and Buddy Clinton. Image via U.S. Government Printing Office/Wikimedia Commons. Sandra Barker, the director of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University, counsels people who’ve…

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