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Is America’s Declining Health Contributing to our Anger?

I don’t know about you, but when I’m tired, or I don’t feel well, I’m very unpleasant to be around.  I find myself being more closed off to people and ideas and would rather crawl into bed than go out into the world to be a productive, functioning member of society. For the vast majority of Americans, these feelings that …

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The Eye-Opening Experience of Reading Nutrition Labels

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep interest in nutrition.  I’m captivated by how the food we eat impacts everything from our energy levels to sleep and mental clarity.  Planning for and eating a balanced diet can be the difference between feeling strong and healthy and barely making it through the day without crashing. Before we can paint a clear …

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The Keys to Keeping it Professional Online

When you work for a company where you go to an office, professionalism is a lot of things.  The way you present yourself physically: how you carry yourself and what you wear.  The way you speak: word choice and tone.  How you express emotions in different circumstances: how you react when you get frustrated, or things don’t go your way.  …

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What’s Wrong With Ultra-Processed Foods?

In recent years we’ve heard more and more about the perils of processed food, how damaging it is, and how it may be largely to blame for America’s obesity epidemic. But what is a processed food exactly? Technically speaking, processed foods are any food items that are not raw or in their original form.  Processing can mean cooking, canning, pasteurizing, …

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Writer

Six months ago, I was the Director of IT Operations at a software company.  My day-to-day workload consisted of managing software deployments and cloud-based infrastructure.  Today, I do freelance writing and proofreading.  Talk about a serious career 180. I don’t have a background in journalism; in fact, my college degree is in Business Administration.  Before I published my blog, I …

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The Secret to Creating Long-Lasting Habit Change

Our lives are built on habits.  These habits drive many of the actions you take on any given day.  Brushing your teeth, working out, eating healthy food, and drinking alcohol are all habits in which we knowingly choose to partake. Generally speaking, creating beneficial habits leads to more positive outcomes and, in turn, the creation of other beneficial habits. But …

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