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4 Ways to Actually Enjoy Time Alone

For some people, venturing out into the world alone -- like eating at a restaurant or seeing a movie -- can be an awkward and embarrassing experience. It can seem that everywhere you turn, faces seem …

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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4 Ways to Keep Unkind Opinions From Hurting You

Knowing how to build self-confidence is vital to reducing stress and overwhelm. When you're confident, you feel free and look forward to your future. Otherwise, you're flying by the seat of your pants…

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The ‘Vitamin’ You Can’t Get From Food

Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, author of the bestselling book Connect: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, And Deepen Your Soul calls it the "Other Vitamin C." Connectedness. It is, i…

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How to Be Happier Within 5 Working Days

Why wait to be happy until the weekend hits or the next vacation beckons? It's possible to feel happy Monday through Friday. Let me chalk out a simple Happiness Plan for you. It is almost ridiculou…

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Life Lessons from My Two-Year-Old

When my firecracker of a daughter, Annabella, aka "Bella," turned two, I marveled at her energy, her zest, and her strong will. This phase of parenting is often referred to as the "terrible twos," b…

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Feng Shui to Fix Broken Relationships

As the holidays approach, our sadness around broken relationships of family and friends can become more prominent. This is the time for us to be gathering with loved ones, and we feel their absence th…

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5 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Vacation

Summer is nearing its end, but hopefully you still have one more trip in the works, even if it is a short one. Make the most out of your final vacation of the summer by finding inspiration in an unfam…

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Simple Moments of Happiness

Happiness is still a mystery to most of us, but glimpses of it are to be found in simple moments like these... A fresh-from-the-farm meal, enjoyed in the garden with your family. Popcorn at the …

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Science Explains Why You Should Be Friends Before Dating

By Kim Olver for YourTango.com. In an article published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, researchers found that couples who value their friendship over other aspects of their re…

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