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Valerie Soleil is a writer with over 5 years of experience and holds a bachelor's degree in law and a B.A. in Psychology. She is a health & fitness enthusiast who constantly expands her knowledge about the latest trends in fitness and nutrition. Some of the activities Valerie is particularly passionate about are traveling and reading because they help her broaden her horizons. When she's not writing or researching, you will most probably find her working out in the gym or enjoying a walk with her dog. Connect with Valerie on Facebook and Twitter.

How to Make 14 Classic Pasta Sauces the Way Italians Do

In Italy, they know how to make pasta sauces. It’s not exactly an instinct – it’s a culture, which can mean almost the same if you’re deeply enough imbedded in it! Those with a father or grandmother who made pasta sauces three, four, five days a week while they grew up can count themselves among this number. It’s not a question of getting…

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20 Effects of Meditation on Your Mental and Physical Health

Most people don’t properly understand the practice of meditation and its effects. There is a clear lack of general knowledge about the subject. One of the things that some people wonder about is why they should start practicing meditation in the first place. The idea of spending time alone in a quiet setting and focusing on your thoughts is something that simply does…

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How to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Daily Stress in 5 Ways

Adult life can be exhausting, can’t it? A whirlwind of work, maintaining a home, attempting a social life and keeping on top of finances, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. School never taught us how to apply for a mortgage, track personal finances or write a will. And of course, it never taught us how to simplify our life. So it all comes with…

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6 Ways the Power of Nature Affects Your Mental & Physical State

A lot of factors affect an individual’s physical well-being and mental state. The power of nature and weather plays a significant role in your level of happiness, whether you are conscious of it or not. There’s even a debilitating condition termed seasonal affective disorder or SAD, where a person goes through depressive episodes only during the colder months. This is a clear demonstration…

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How to Get Motivated When You Are Feeling Low or Depressed

Perhaps you’re thinking right now that there isn’t too much you can do to get motivated when you are in low spirits, but you couldn’t be more wrong! That’s right, there are lots of (easy) things you could do to get your motivation back, and we are bringing some of them to you right here. You’ll soon be able to push away all…

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Interior Design Tips and Ideas That Will Help You Cope with Depression

Implementing certain interior design tips can have a positive effect on your emotional state and even help you cope with depression. But before we list our feel-good interior design tips and ideas, let’s talk about depression. We thankfully live in an age where depression is being taken seriously as an illness. Gone are the days where the default answer was to, “Suck it…

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Collagen-Boosted Bone Broth Recipe Packed with Health Benefits

The below bone broth recipe is versatile, adaptable, and super easy, which means that you don’t have to be any culinary genius to whip up a batch. This bone broth recipe is also the perfect base for a large number of soups, which gives you the ability to go wild and experiment to see what flavors you prefer the most. A little helping…

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5 German Inventors Who Changed the World for the Better

When it comes to creativity, it’s German inventors that have created and developed some of the best and most-loved items in the world. From food to gadgets, there’s no denying the intelligence and brilliance of German inventors. Indeed, it’s thanks to them that we have computers that are so fundamental to both our working and personal lives today. Yet it’s not just gadgets…

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4 Things to Do When Twenty-Four Hours a Day Are Not Enough

There comes a point in most people’s lives where they wake up and realize that twenty-four hours a day are just not enough anymore. Between work, families, chores, and hobbies, it’s easy to fill our schedules to the point that we don’t have any time within these twenty-four hours a day left for ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with putting in the work required…

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Top 3 Best Cities to Visit in the USA & What They Are Known for

If you are looking for an amazing adventure, check out our list of the best cities to visit in the USA and you won’t be disappointed. In school, we learned about the states and their capitals. We learned that each state had a bird as well as a state flag and flower, but that’s pretty much as far as geography class went. It…

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