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Car Washing

Instead of using the drive through car wash, do it yourself. You can save a few dollars a month doing this. Also it adds a little activity to your day.

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What's new and beneficial about walnuts?

What's new and beneficial about walnuts?

Researchers are convinced—more than ever before—about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin. We now know that approximately 90% of the phenols in walnuts are found in the skin, including key phenolic acids,...

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MINDFULLY DEHYDRATED ???

Friday was 90 degrees in the shade here.
Where was I? At an OUTDOOR antique fair and sweating (glowing)!
I drank 3 bottles of water during the 2.5 hours of shopping.
Definitely a visit to the loo was in order before the long trip home.(that turned out to be a conditioned response if there e...

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Benefits of Coffee

Woman Smiling With a Tiny Cup of CoffeeCoffee is actually very healthy.

It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.

The studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.

Here are the top 13 evidence-ba...

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Brain Gain News For Your Noggin

1. Dementia rates are dropping.

The news broke in February. Researchers who had followed roughly 5,200 participants in the Framingham Heart Study since 1975 reported that the incidence of dementia had dropped steadily from 3.6 per 100 people aged 60 or older in the late 1970s to 2.0 per 100...

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How I De-Stress

It seems like I've been plagued with anxiety for as far back as I can remember. For many years, I'm not sure I was fully aware of how it limited me. I know there were times when I just didn't want to leave the house because of feelings of anxiety.

It's gotten better. I've gotten better at ...

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Get Excited and Enthusiastic


"Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away"
~Denis Waitley

Nobody, but nobody under...

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A healthier life

here are some tips for a long life span:
drink 8 cup of water everyday smoking if you a smoker. drink 1 soda and eat one sweet once a day. keep track of any food and drink that you consume in a food journal. Also, keep track of number of minute of exercise that you do. Walk at least 30 minute a...

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What Are Sunscreens?

What Are Sunscreens?

Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

UVB is ...

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Gaining back weight -- DON'T!


It doesn't matter what you did or didn't eat over the past few weeks.
What matters is what you eat today and each day forward.

I read an article today on the Huffington Post. Ali Vincent, one of the winners of "The Biggest Loser" on TV, has gained back all the weight she lost in this i...

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you are in love

YOU ARE IN LOVE when you get knots and butterflies in your stomach just by the mention of his name.

YOU ARE IN LOVE when you blush while thinking about him.

YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start waiting for his phone calls and text messages.

YOU ARE IN LOVE when you start getting je...

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