This Christmas, How To Stop Pretending - Connect Deeply With 10 Great Questions lifestyle wellness

With the holidays almost upon us, if your chest (and fists) are starting to tighten, if you're feeling unease in your gut, or as though words are forming in your throat which you cannot quite bring yourself to say, it could be that, like millions of other people around the world, you are...

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There are 12 laws of karma at play in your life, whether you realize it or not lifestyle wellness

Karma describes the concept of getting back whatever you put forth, good or bad, into the universe, it’s central to Hinduism and Buddhism for determining a person’s next existence based on the ethical net of their current one. But no matter which belief system you follow (or...

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10 of the Most Magical Harry Potter Quotes to Inspire You lifestyle wellness

Engorgio Peculium: "Grow your health and wealth"

The Harry Potter series — both books and movies — are packed with emotional speeches and moving dialogue. And although J.K. Rowling declared that “Harry is done” following the release of The Cursed Child play, the...

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5 Health Benefits of Gratitude lifestyle wellness

Expressing feelings of gratitude doesn’t just feel good—it offers many valuable benefits for your mind-body health. While it’s easy to be swept away by life’s fast pace, take the time to appreciate the people, things, and experiences that fill you with joy.

Expressing...

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Everyone Has a Wealth Number. What’s Yours? personal finance

The world needs a more precise way to describe wealth. “Millionaire” is too broad, covering everyone from random pikers with a scant $1 million in net worth up to people just shy of billionaire status. “Billionaire” has the same problem. There’s a huge difference...

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A Yearly Checklist For Your Money? personal finance

A calendar of the “most important” financial items to cross off every month:

What do you think?

  • January: Review your budget and cash flow as well as your net worth statement (this lets you see how you did last year and if you want to make any changes for the new year)
  • February:...
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9 Foods That May Increase Metabolism lifestyle wellness

Are you blaming weight gain and poor health on a slow metabolism? If so, you might be surprised to learn how metabolism affects your body, and which foods can have an impact.

It can be tempting to blame your metabolism for weight gain and other health problems. Although your metabolism...

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Today’s more veggies, less meat culture: What’s behind the momentum into the mainstream? lifestyle wellness

Plants are playing an increasingly important role in consumer food culture; they are a symbol of the natural world, traditional approaches to medicine, and global food. Plant-based is bound up with a host of positive connotations of simplicity and healthfulness. Consumers are turning...

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7 Thoughtful Ways to Give Back This Month lifestyle wellness

Who’s excited for Thanksgiving this month? This holiday is one of my favorites because it’s great to get together with family, enjoy delicious food, and focus on what we’re grateful for. This time of year is also the perfect time to give back and make a...

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5 Characteristics of Fulfilled People lifestyle wellness

You know them when you see them.

They’re those people who are always cheerful and smiling. They’re the ones who rarely complain, and everything they touch seems to turn to gold. They’re successful yet humble, influential yet compassionate. And the thing is, that’s who...

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How to Build Your Travel Fund So You Can Afford That Upcoming Vacay lifestyle wellness

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but it’s hard to unwind when you’re constantly stressing about how you’re going to pay for it all.

Whether it’s a road trip, cruise, or another much-needed getaway, now is the time to start saving up for that vacation you’ve...

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What Rising Health Care Costs Mean for You personal finance

In 2013, 56% of people struggled to pay for health care. That's one out of five American adults. Of those, 10 million had health insurance to cover most of the costs. But they couldn't meet the deductibles that average between $5,000 and $10,000 a year....

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The 5 Skills Employees Most Want Their Boss to Have, According to New Research From LinkedIn lifestyle wellness

It's National Bosses Day-- if you're a boss, give yourself a gift by absorbing this.

Today is National Bosses Day and what better way to celebrate it than to tell bosses everywhere what skills they need if they want to be seen as a good boss. It beats giving them a "World's Best Boss"...

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This 15-Year Study Reveals Jogging for Only 7 Minutes a Day Cuts Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Nearly in Half (and Adds Years to Your Life) lifestyle wellness

Getting fitter -- just like building a network, getting smarter, and even starting a business -- doesn't need to require huge chunks of your day.

There are plenty of benchmarks you're supposed to hit.

For example, you need to spend 30 minutes a day building and maintaining connections...

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Neuroscientists Confirm that Steve Jobs Was Decades Ahead of His Time lifestyle wellness

Thirty years ago, the mantra of the business world was "greed is good" because (as the movie Wall Street put it), "greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit ... greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind."

This isn't a life...

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The Most Common Money Mistakes Parents Make While Planning for Retirement personal finance

Retirement feels impending enough to make you sweat but far-off enough that you don’t give it much thought. But whether you’ve started planning five years ago or five days ago, there are a few potential mishaps you’ll need to watch out for — for your own sake, as well as...

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I spent years ignoring my money after the shock of the Great Recession, but now I wish I could tell my younger self 6 lessons I’ve learned since
  • I turned 20 in 2009, in the middle of the Great Recession, and watching my parents’ careers turn upside down shocked me into paralysis.
  • For years, I ignored my money. I didn’t plan, I didn’t save — I didn’t even check my bank accounts.
  • But I just turned...
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50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.

The internet is chock-full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.

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