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8 Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

8 Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life

Being successful in life, as well as happier, could be a magic trick. Well, provided you wield a magic wand that instills in you good habits. Medium.com has identified eight powerful habits. They’re simple, but pack a punch. If you adopt them and faithfully practice them every day, your life could change for the better….

10 Tips for a Long Healthy Marriage

10 Tips for a Long Healthy Marriage

White lace and promises make us all think of happily ever after. But so often, that is not the case. So what do long-married couples do to make their union work? Loyola University Health System psychologist Michael Hakimi has spent 35 years studying that question and has come up with 10 answers. Here are ten…

5 Easy Tips to Slash 500 Calories a Day from Your Diet

5 Easy Tips to Slash 500 Calories a Day from Your Diet

If you cut 500 calories a day from your diet, you will lose weight. Here’s an easy way to do just that without changing anything about the foods and drinks you consume: Eat smaller portions. Prevention magazine calls portion control “the gold standard if you want to lose weight.” Gareth Hollands, a Cambridge University medical…

The Most and Least Literate U.S. Cities

The Most and Least Literate U.S. Cities

For the fifth year, the nation’s capital has been named the most literate city in the U.S., according to an annual report issued by Central Connecticut State University that ranks the largest U.S. cities on six key indicators of literacy: the number of bookstores, educational attainment, Internet resources, library resources, periodical publishing resources and newspaper…

Six Bad Habits You Should Break

Six Bad Habits You Should Break

1. You Forget to Floss You can brush your teeth until they sparkle, but unless you floss, too, bacteria and food particles stay stuck between your pearly whites. Fluoride in water and toothpaste only cleans the surface of our teeth, explains Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD. The leftover bacteria can lead to tooth decay and gum…

Burn Some Calories

Burn Some Calories

If you want to keep your heart healthy, get moving. The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon or spend every waking hour working out in the gym to reap the benefits. And those 30 minutes don’t have to be spent sweating on a treadmill or madly pedaling an exercise bike….

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

How Do You Like Your Eggs?

On average Americans eat 100 eggs per year. Our favorite breakfast: 53 percent say eggs on Sunday morning. According to Dr. Beryl West, how you like your eggs reveals a lot about your personality: Sunny-side up — You are an optimist and easy going. Hard-boiled — You’re a no-nonsense type. You’re quick to form opinions. Soft-boiled — You’re…

Get Your Brain Working Better

Get Your Brain Working Better

(Redbook) Exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and eating a balanced diet are your first steps to a stronger, healthier mind. For extra credit, squeeze in these easy tasks as often as you can: Take a new route to work “The brain works largely out of habit,” says Ian Robertson, Ph.D., distinguished scientist at the…

Greenest Cities in America

Greenest Cities in America

With October being National Energy Awareness Month and New York recently becoming the first city to unveil a plan that upholds the Paris Climate Agreement among nearly 250 cities that pledged to do so, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Greenest Cities in America. To determine which cities promote a “green” lifestyle, WalletHub’s analysts…

Your Eating Habits Reveal Your Personality

Your Eating Habits Reveal Your Personality

Meat and Potatoes Eaters 25% of American households make these their main meal. These people are solid citizens – conservative, resistant to change and devoted to keeping faith with traditional values. They ate what their parents ate. Their attitude is – What was good enough for my folks is good enough for me. Junk Food…

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