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Want Success? Freedom? Why It Starts in Your Mind

Tweet I’ve been feeling free. Light. Accomplished. And extra independent. Things I’ve been wanting and working toward are happening. It feels great to see things that I’ve imagined actually come to pass in real life. And that is the key, … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Where to Find Inspiration

Tweet I’ve been a professional writer and editor for more than a decade. (Where did the time go?!) And I wrote for fun for many years before that. One question that comes up when it comes to writing and creativity … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Protect Your Hearing

Tweet So I love getting out to events and listening to live music. But these fun activities can have a down side. Sadly. If you’re around loud sounds, you should know that you could be at risk for tinnitus and … Continue reading

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Training for Surgery? Yes, You Can

Tweet These days, Americans train to get in shape for marathons, weddings and backpacking trips. So why not train for surgery? Tens of millions of surgeries are scheduled each year in the United States, and each can result in complications … Continue reading

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Facts on Contacts: Most of Us Have Bad Habits

Tweet Most of us think we know how to clean our contacts, but a new study finds less than 1 percent of people (less than 1 percent!) actually care for them properly, WebMd Health News reports. And bad habits have … Continue reading

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Physically Leaning Affects Our Thinking?

Tweet Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A new study suggests the way you physically lean affects how you estimate quantities (like sizes, numbers, and percentages). We think of smaller numbers as being to the left and larger numbers to the … Continue reading

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Feeling Cranky? Have a Snack

Tweet If you feel more irritable when you’re hungry, hormones may be to blame. Levels of serotonin—a hormone that helps regulate behavior—fluctuate when people are stressed or haven’t eaten, finds a new study from the University of Cambridge. And when … Continue reading

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Have You Been Fooled by Organic Food?

Tweet I really love organic food—I get happy going to Whole Foods—but a new study made me think. We may believe that organic foods are nutritious and that they taste better, but, according to new research, our minds may be … Continue reading

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