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VIA WOMEN’S HEALTH: You know that logging miles on the treadmill can give you a trim body, but adding more cardio to your life will also ratchet up your smarts, boost your productivity, rev your energy, and turn you into an unstoppable success machine. Even one 30-minute cardio session pumps extra blood to your brain, […]

VIA HOW STUFF WORKS: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average life expectancy at the beginning of the 20th century was 47.3 years. A century later, that number had increased to 77.85 years, due largely to the development of vaccinations and other treatments for deadly diseases. Of course, vaccines and treatments only work if […]

VIA CAREER BUILDER: Are you rude? You rarely steal candy from toddlers. You don’t trip people on crutches anymore. You can’t even remember the last time you made someone cry. All in all, you could do a lot worse. You might not be in the running for a Good Samaritan of the Year Award, but […]

VIA TOP ACHIEVEMENT: 1.) Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Too often, we place excess importance on potential problems. We all have a certain amount of energy so let’s apply it to creating extraordinary relationships, advancing our careers and meeting our goals INSTEAD of wasting that energy worrying. Take action on what you […]

VIA MSNBC: Right now, your relationship seems effortless. But marriage? Maintaining your mutual happiness while you navigate life together is a challenge. With these five basic rules, you’ll have a head start. 1. Do things together. We’re not just talking dishes. Hobbies stimulate your brain and boost creativity, and by sharing them, you’re also building […]

VIA HEALTH: SAD or just sad? Everyone feels a little melancholy this time of the year. The days are short and cold. The economy is shaky. For some people, the change to winter brings with it something more serious than the blues: seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that can be debilitating. Mild […]

VIA OXYFRESH: Stress is an unfortunate condition that affects more and more people everyday in our hectic, fast paced society. Stress is something that every person has to manage on a daily basis. However, being “stressed out” is an unhealthy condition. Whether the source of your stress stems from your home, workplace, finances, or other […]

VIA MARIE CLAIRE: You can be fired for just about any reason, from maintaining a closet Marlboro habit to sporting a “Yes We Can” bumper sticker. (The exceptions: It is illegal to terminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or religion.) That’s the startling conclusion of Lewis Maltby’s eyebrow-raising Can They Do That? Retaking […]

VIA WOW O WOW: By Christine L. Hohlbaum You know that little project you agreed to complete because your boss said it would only take a minute? Or the lengthy phone call with your friend who only rings when she is in crisis (again)? How about the two-hour community car wash that took nine months […]

VIA SHINE: There are those who keep color-coded files with meticulously clipped coupons indexed by category, retailer, and expiration date. And then there’s the rest of us. The good news is that big supermarket savings can be had by those of us who can barely take the time to jot down a shopping list … […]

VIA SHINE: If you’re single, travel for business, or just enjoy savoring a meal without small talk, you’ve probably had the experience of dining alone. This can be immensely pleasurable or incredibly daunting, depending on your temperament and overall approach. To ensure your next table-for-one adventure is as enjoyable as possible, offers up these […]