Habits

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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 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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Ways to Quit Multitasking

I was going about my business doing my daily surveys yesterday when I came across the following two questions: “Do you multitask?” Yes, of course, I thought.  Doesn’t everyone?  We live in a world where if you’re not multitasking, you’re not busy enough.  And if you’re an information worker, you probably need to multitask to complete the amount of work …

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Many of the snack foods we see nowadays in grocery store aisles are ultra-processed with tons of added ingredients, many of which are hard to understand.  We know they aren’t the most healthy, but they deliver the flavor and crunch we’ve grown to crave. These spicy roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite simple snacks that will satisfy your craving …

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How to Develop the Habit of Reading One Book a Week (or at least read more!)

According to the Pew Research Center, Americans read an average of 12 books per year, which equates to one book a month.  Despite this statistic, 27% of Americans reported reading no books in the last 12 months. Reading one book a week sounds like a lot to most people. But it’s been almost two years since I first set out …

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