Do You Drink Enough Water?

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Think about it: When was the last time you had a drink of water? Did reading that sentence make you thirsty? If so, you may need to up your daily intake. How much is enough? The idea of eight glasses a day is not a scientific fact but rather a recommendation. Now, that doesn’t mean… Read more »

Don’t Sit All Day – Get up and Go Outside!

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The weather has finally changed for the better, the sweaters are packed away, and that means it’s time to get up, walk away from that desk, and breathe some fresh air. While we feel obligated to stay at our desks and work, we can find small ways to get up and moving. And as medical… Read more »

Making Friends as an Adult

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When you were a kid or even in college, it may have seemed you had a friend network at your fingertips. But once you moved into the “real world,” that sort of network may have dried up. As an adult, many of us find it difficult to make friends because of time or opportunity. Yet… Read more »

Will Choosing Happiness Change Your Perspective?

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Did Pollyanna have it right? Can playing the Glad Game really help us become happier? Apparently, yes. Perspective really does factor in to whether we feel happy or not, and sometimes choosing happiness really does give us a more positive outlook on life, especially during the tougher times. Make your own weather. As one educator… Read more »

Is Caffeine Good for Your Health?

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For those of you who enjoy your morning cup of joe, good news: Caffeine does have health benefits! In fact, recent research supports “consuming 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine (about three or four cups of coffee) per day for its brain benefits.” So, what’s the best way to get these benefits, aside from bringing… Read more »

Why Reading Is the Key to Your Future

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What was the last book that you read, either as a hard copy or on a Kindle? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone: 33 percent of U.S. high school graduates don’t read a single book after high school. Yet the very act of reading enhances our brains and helps us learn on different levels…. Read more »

Treat Your Feet

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You stand on them all day, sometimes for hours on end during a busy shift. And when you finally get to sit or lie down, your feet often remind you just how long they’ve supported you. Yet too often we ignore our feet even though they literally keep us up and moving. Read on for… Read more »

Nature, the Most Powerful Remedy

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When we feel stressed, we’re often told to think of a place in nature to calm ourselves down; picturing yourself on a tropical beach, in a field full of wildflowers or sitting on a rock in a cool green forest can often calm your breathing and slow your heart rate. Indeed, research has shown that… Read more »

What Is Your Next Level Up?

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For those of us who play video games, we know that “leveling up” means earning more prizes, getting better weapons, improved abilities to fight against the enemy and complete whatever quest the game lays out. How can we do that in real life and what benefits will it have? Consider your definition of personal success…. Read more »

Want to Improve Your Outlook? Quit Complaining!

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Ted and Nate were long-time friends and roommates since college. Ted worked at a job he didn’t really like, and one day Nate finally said to him, “You know, Ted, I’m going to stop asking how your day was because you give me a negative answer every single time. Isn’t there anything good about that… Read more »