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5 Terrific Ways to Tame a Hectic Workday

Three quarters of Americans list workplace stress as one of the major sources of stress in their lives. According to the American Institute of Stress, "Numerous studies show that job stress is far and…

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Are You Guilty Of Facebook Envy?

By Marla Martenson for YourTango.com. There has been a lot of buzz in the news lately about fat shaming due to a story last month about "fit facebook mom" Maria Kang. She has ignited an online fire…

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Do Dogs Enjoy Working For a Living?

When I take my dogs on walks, people often praise them for their good behavior. My usual response, "They are very well paid." The people chuckle, but it's very true. I reward my dogs well with high va…

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4 Ways to Unplug Without Going Cold Turkey

Some days you can feel it: your brain is overwhelmed, hyperstimulated by social media, a million pinging devices (OK, four, but it feels like more) challenging your ability to stay focused on a task a…

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Do Dogs Really Need Initials After Their Name?

Today, I added the initials AXJ to my dog's name. Gina earned a new agility tilte (with a first place ribbon) and is now officially  Georgina AX, AXJ, NF, CGC (Agility Excellent, Agility Excellent J…

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3 Ways Facebook Is Making Your Life Miserable

Five hundred million people log onto Facebook at least once a day. As the undisputed king of social networking, Facebook is where we share pictures, discuss news stories, and catch up with friends we …

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Are We ‘Oversharing’ Our Parenthood?

Becoming a parent is, inarguably, the most meaningful and momentous thing someone could introduce into his or her life. And when you stop to consider how often people get together and have kids, it is…

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Can You Be Both Professional & Sexy?

Just before Thanksgiving, I met with my photographer friend Monique Feil, who is responsible for taking pretty much any great photo you’ve ever seen of me on my blog, book covers, or hanging in my hom…

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New Site Helps Web Foodies Manage Recipes

By Sarah Shultz for DietsInReview.com As cooks increasingly turn to the web to find and store recipes, recipe organization websites and apps promise to help. The problem is that they're just about …

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Killing Time

“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”  --Henry David Thoreau, “Economy,” Walden, 1854 Our time is our life.  How we spend the hours of our days is the truest measure of what we c…

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