A healthy lifestyle is a way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying early. What changes can you introduce into your daily life that can ensure that you stay happy, fit and healthy?

This Simple DIY Will Heat Your Room on the Cheap

I love the power of Freecycle. With the use of a few candles, you can achieve your free room heating and you can also save a few bucks. I managed to get enough terra cotta pots to make six large candle space heaters. Now I made the mistake of using too many pots. With large ones on the outside, they were not as…

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Top 5 Paradoxes of Learning: Is Your Usual Method Backfiring?

Sometimes we charge into learning something new full of excitement. But as the weeks go by, our passions sometimes fly away. What seemed exciting at first can grow tedious—even frustrating. Why? Because we aren’t aware of the fundamental paradoxes of learning! Surprisingly often, the very things that we should be doing can also end up getting in our way. Here’s a roadmap to…

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20 Amazing Uses for Orange and Banana Peels: Don’t Throw Them Away!

You know that fruit is good for you, so eat it all. Orange and banana peels prove just as beneficial to your health, as the pulp inside. Fruits are healthy, no doubt. They are packed with vitamin C and other nutrients like Potassium. But I bet you didn't know just how incredibly nutritious the skins of fruits could be. Orange and bananas peels,…

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Run Achy Feet? Try This

Aching Feet? One of the runners I coach had been experiencing foot soreness following long runs. If you’re an avid runner, walker, or other athletes who spend a lot of time on their feet, you have probably experienced sore, tired, achy feet, and know it’s not fun. Our feet are complicated – a human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints,…

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These 6 Foods Behave Like Addictive Drugs

Addictive drugs aren't exclusive to street drugs or prescription medications. Sometimes foods can be just harmful. Exorphins, chemicals found in certain foods, can mimic the effects of addictive drugs. Since we know this, strategies are being developed to save our health from these harmful foods, or rather the inability to utilize moderation. So, here's the magic question: Which foods contain this potentially deadly…

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7 Unconventional and “Crazy” Ways to Increase Productivity

Being productive is one of the phrases we hear over and over again in our day-to-day lives. In some contexts, it means doing work when you’re supposed to. In others, it’s all about cleaning the house during your days off. Whatever your personal definition is, however, we can all agree on one thing: some days, productivity can be as hard to find as…

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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains

Music is everywhere we turn, playing a big part in all of our lives – but how does it really affect our brains and our bodies? “Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche 1. Happy or sad music affects our ability to see neutral faces: Generally, when we hear a sad song, we can identify that it sounds sad and…

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Horrible Truths about Fast Food

Fast food has an extremely bad reputation, wouldn't you think? But the truth is, you don't know the half of it! I spent much of my young adulthood eating fast foods. I wasn’t cooking much home prepared food because I was busy going to parties and hanging out with friends. Little did I know,  I was endangering my body and mind. Even when…

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12 Stupid Things Truly Nice People Don’t Do

I’m just going to say it. There is a huge lack of nice people out there. And it’s sad because being nice really isn’t that hard. It’s common sense, but unfortunately, common sense isn’t that common nowadays. I also find that there are a lot of fake people out there as they put on the facade of being nice and super positive. They…

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5 Habits That Guarantee You’re Living The Life You Really Want

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?” It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you don’t want to wake up years from now only to realize that you’re disappointed with not only what you did, but also what you DIDN’T do in life. The question is – is there…

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