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?

5 Habits Really Healthy People Don’t Have

Attention Gen-Y: Your nutritional ignorance is showing. At some point in your 20s, you became aware of what you were putting in your body. Whether it’s realizing that your metabolism just isn’t what it used to be, or simply an epiphany that you are, in fact, what you eat, it becomes clear that a steady consumption of freezer meals, ramen and wings just…

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10 Mantras To Help You Stop Giving A Sh*t About Your Bikini Body

For me, swimsuit season is like a Katy Perry song or a strong yin class: I can either love it or hate it, depending on the day. While many of us can't wait to hit the beach, my residual eating-disordered self still has trouble donning a bikini in public. In the last few weeks, I've been fortunate to have been on several sunny…

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Coconuts and Health Food

Anyone who’s walked into a health food store in the last couple years can tell you that the word coconut is everywhere. And for good reason: packed with lauric acid, potassium, cytokinin and electrolytes, coconut, when included as an integral part of your diet, could lead to health benefits including slower aging, weight loss, improved metabolic function, better immunity and more. But as…

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How to Green Your Cleaning Routine

Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, windows, and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs, we may often actually be making things worse. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental implications. Instead of opting for cleaning products that…

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50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily

We all want to get stuff done, whether it’s the work we have to do so we can get on with what we want to do, or indeed, the projects we feel are our purpose in life. To that end, here’s a collection of 50 hacks, tips, tricks, and mnemonic devices I’ve collected that can help you work better. 1. Most Important Tasks…

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Gregory Kloehn Repurposes Trash Into Vibrant Houses for the Homeless

The necessity to shelter the homeless is a prevalent and widespread reality for many urban areas, including Oakland, California, the hometown of American artist Gregory Kloehn who is using his creative capacity as an action for change. As the founder of the ‘homeless homes project‘ — a community has driven initiative — Kloehn has realized a low-cost, practical and imaginative solution for the construction of…

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Look for Restaurants that are Certified for Recovering Waste

Looking for certified for recovering waste restaurants? A new certification program launched by the Food Recovery Network encourages people to think about where leftover food ends up. Many of us think about the source of our food – where and how it’s grown, and by whom – but much less thought is given to where it goes once we’ve eaten our fill. At…

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Nutrition for the Mind’s Eye: Foods to Reactivate Your Pineal Gland

The mind’s eye, scientifically known as the pineal gland, is considered to be the gateway to higher levels of consciousness. In case you weren't aware, the pineal gland is a small pine cone-shaped endocrine gland in the brain that produces and secretes the hormone, melatonin. It is also believed that the pineal gland is responsible for the release of  Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Also known…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Get a Job

It’s normal to assume that once you leave college or reach a certain age, you should get a job. But just because everybody does get a job, it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Here are a few reasons why: 1. You get what you work for. When you get a job, you’re usually only paid for the time that you actually…

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Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water

It might look like your typical old red clay house-building brick on one side, but turn it over and there is a shift that hints at a deeper design change – one that is eco-friendly but also expressive in a way that most walls or brick are not. Designed by Jin-young Yoon to be made from recycled plastic and decomposed leaves, this brick…

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