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Why I’m Damn Happy to Be Middle-Aged

So, I hear Julia Roberts doesn't plan to get plastic surgery. I know this because it made the news. Imagine that. A woman in her 40s has chosen not to have plastic surgery and it makes the news. I …

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8 Biggest Myths About Cancer

Cancer is a scary — and scarily common — disease. But, despite its prevalence and all of the public health campaigns surrounding this heartbreaking disease, there are still plenty of myths about cance…

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The Person You’re Most Jealous of on Facebook

We’ve all done it: the scrolling through photos on Facebook and making some comparisons between what we see online and what we see in the mirror. There’s the ultra-thin friend who, even after three …

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Altruism: A Remedy for Stress

Will acts of kindness and generosity enhance our health, increase our longevity and make us happier? I think so. Do you? Could heart-directed altruism be such a remedy? When we act on behalf of oth…

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Do You Have an Inner Mean Girl Bullying You?

You hear about Mean Girls all the time. Mean Girls in the hallways of junior high. Mean Girls in the conference room or at the PTA meeting. People even make big bucks off of glamorizing and exploiting…

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4 Words of Wisdom for My Younger Self

I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell didn’t have it all figured out when I was younger—although there were more than a few times when I thought I did! And I’m sure that in another 10 years, I’ll…

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5 Reasons Cats Make You Feel Better

They help cheer you up when you're down and they help calm you down when you're agitated. What is it about cats that makes you feel so good? Maybe it's their purr or the way they settle in your lap wh…

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4 Myths About Self-Love, Busted

We hear a lot these days about self-love. For the most part, this is fantastic. A lot of us have been made to feel like there’s something about us that’s not good enough, so the fact that there is a g…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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7 Simple Ways Companies Can Help Their Employees (and Their Bottom Line)

Companies that place an emphasis on healthy culture have employees who are 3 times as likely as others to report taking action to improve their health, according to a CDC report. An employer’s comm…

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With my glasses, Einstein, without, a feminine Einstein. Will share this.

I would be much healthier. i would also have to give up a lot of jobs though and a lot of errands wo…

Thanks for sharing. I liked the bird feeder.

Considering that most of the water has chemicals, heavily mine and road run-off in it, any recipe wi…

I've had some major health issues (low energy, dry black lips, poor digestion of food) over the last…