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 »

How Does Stress Weaken Your Immune System?

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We all feel stress from time to time, and some of us deal with it as a chronic condition. We may feel tightness in our muscles (shoulders and neck, anyone?) and get less sleep. This affects our health, but how does stress affect our immune systems overall? Before you stress more about feeling stressed and… 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 »

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 »

Being Mindful Is Critical to Wellness

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If we want to improve our overall wellness, we need to have a certain awareness of what we do to make ourselves well. In other words, we need to incorporate mindfulness, or the state of being aware of something, into our daily lives. Doing so will allow us to be more conscious of the little… Read more »

Less Is More… Find Freedom and Clarity with Less!

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Author Chuck Palahniuk wrote, “The things you own end up owning you.” We’ve just gone through a season in which the message of the holiday being about more than just “things” and getting presents contrasted directly with stores’ mega sales. The day after Thanksgiving, where we try to feel grateful for what we have, included… Read more »

Are You Always in a Hurry? Slow Down Now!

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The alarm goes off. Once you’ve had your cup of coffee, you need to get dressed, brush your teeth, walk the dog, prep lunch for yourself/the kids, check social media/check email, eat something … rush through traffic, get to work, check email, meeting, meeting, get work done, revise deadlines … does this sound familiar? Hopefully… Read more »

The Truth About Washing Veggies!

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When you buy fruits and vegetables (especially fruits), do you wash them before eating or simply start munching? You may have read or heard about the importance of washing produce before eating, but does it really matter that much? In a word: Yes. The basics. The bottom line is whether organic or not, fruits and… Read more »