Fats Can Be Healthy Too! Consume Your Healthy Fat From These Natural Food!
Among the plethora of misinformation circulating about nutrition, one detrimental falsehood is receiving the rectification that it deserves. I’m talking about healthy fats, and yes, there is such a thing. The word “fat” itself is incredibly daunting, and we have been conditioned to believe that all fat is bad fat. Fats are actually a vital part of our everyday diet, and when consumed in moderation, they are extremely beneficial to our body’s daily function.
Trans Fats have given all fats a bad rep, and we’ve been losing out on the benefits of good fats because of it.
Preceding the end of World War II , a correlation had been linked between the consumption of high cholesterol foods such as eggs and red meat leading to ailments such as coronary heart … Read More »
A Really Strong Predictor of Success: Self Awareness (with Ways to Boost It)
Self awareness can be defined as having a clear understanding of your personality, including your beliefs, emotions, motivation, strengths and weaknesses.
A 2010 study by Green Peak Partners and Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations found that self awareness is a key and common characteristic of successful leaders. 
And research by the Driehaus College of Business at De Paul University has also demonstrated that high self awareness leads to improved team performance.
Self Awareness Makes You Improve Much Faster Than the Others
“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” – Ralicoph Waldo Emerson
Self awareness allows us to understand who we are, and how others see us. From this, we can determine how similar or different we are to other people.
Individuals with high self awareness tend … Read More »
It’s About Give and Take: How Codependency Hurts Us Like Other Addictions Do
Does any of these situations sound familiar to you?
Your boyfriend smokes cigarettes, so you want to help him quit. You know he couldn’t possibly do it without you. You’re the only person who understands him enough to help him become a better person. You let him know all the time that you can help fix him, that without you, he’d fail.
Your girlfriend hasn’t called you yet to let you know she made it to work okay. Maybe she’s not really going to work, you think. You two did get in an argument last night. You start thinking that maybe she’s leaving you, abandoning you without warning. You’ve always been worried that might happen, in fact you tell her all the time .
If so, you might be experiencing codependency.
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Why I Still Create a Vision Board as an Adult (Right, It’s Not Just for Kids!)
Making a vision board may seem like something that’s just for kids trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up, or an activity to fill time at a yoga retreat. However, vision boards aren’t New Age woo-woo, and they aren’t a silly craft project, either.
A vision board visualizes what you want in life.
Most simply put, a vision board is a physical place to display things that symbolize what you want in life. It can include pictures cut from magazines, favorite quotes, colors that inspire you, objects you love, or whatever strikes you as positive and that you want to focus on.
A vision board is also a focal point.
It’s something that you will look at every day that will remind you of … Read More »
What Smart Casual Dress Code Really Means and How to Wear It to Look Cool
Dress codes have their place, especially for business or special occasions. Smart and formal wear is pretty easy to make a decision on, and casual usually indicates jeans are acceptable and everything in between.
But what about smart casual? It can sometimes feel ambiguous and leave us wondering and questioning what exactly is appropriate.
The Smart Casual Dress Code Dilemma
Work is when we have most of these dilemmas. It’s more acceptable to risk getting it wrong at a social gathering, but work and business is where we want to make a good impression.
Suits, ties, smart dresses, and trousers are easy to pick out, but when you get the memo stating smart casual dress code you can start to worry whether you’re going to get it right. It can … Read More »
Warren Buffett’s Best-Kept Secret to Achieving Massive Success: Critical Thinking
Critical thinking skills are essential to success — any kind of success. Successful individuals are thinkers and they surround themselves with thinkers.
Consider Warren Buffett. He is known as the most successful investor of all time, and by his own estimate, he has spent 80 percent of his career reading. And what makes him so successful is that he isn’t willing to be a passive recipient of what he reads. Instead, he schedule time to evaluate the information he gets so as to form his own insights. This may sound counterproductive. We’ve been taught to work more, sleep less, and hyper-focus on the things that directly pertain to our goals. We call it being productive. Buffett and those like him find thinking, reading, and contemplating more productive than taking meetings and “working.” … Read More »
17 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Save The Planet
So simple you’ll barely even have to think about it.
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Reduce your food waste.
Buy only what you need. Consider freezing fruits and veggies before they go bad. Use food scraps to make soups out of leftovers. Donate food you aren’t going to eat to a local food bank. See more tips here.
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Don’t leave the water running while brushing your teeth.
You’ll save about 5 gallons of water this way.
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Make use of your blinds.
Before you turn on a fan or air conditioning, try closing your shades when the sun is shining in to keep from getting hot, and open them in the winter to help warm your home.
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Which House Plant Are You Least Likely To Kill?
For anyone who’d like to have plants (but always kills them).
17 Fascinating Weed Facts That Even Non-Stoners Will Enjoy
There are more medical cannabis dispensaries in Colorado than there are Starbucks.
Are you ready to learn some stuff about drugs?! The only answer is yes, so here we go!
P.S. Along with the linked sources, the facts in this post were sourced from The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed and Weed: The User’s Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana.
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The egg industry did not appreciate that iconic 1987 “This is your brain on drugs” PSA.
The Egg Association didn’t want their product associated with eggs, and was afraid young children would misunderstand the spot and think eggs were actually harmful.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Speaking of that PSA, the actor who starred in it has since reversed his position on pot, … Read More »
How to Be Your Own Boss with Little (or No) Money
It is easy to get sick of the grind: the dismal 9-5 system. Maybe you spend too much time for too little money. This is so ingrained in our minds that any alternative way of making money or becoming our own bosses seems to be a Herculean task. However, this difficulty is illusory. The secret to being your own boss and making decent money relatively easily away from traditional work may just lie in network marketing.
What’s Network Marketing?
Network marketing is a popular method of business and an alternative form of product distribution. The traditional method of distributing products to customers is one we’re all pretty familiar with. Products are manufactured somewhere, then sent to a distributor who sends it to stores to be brought by customers. Its relatively straightforward and … Read More »
Is Pho Healthy or Not? Will I Gain Weight If I Have It Often?
A warm bowl of pho soup is everyone’s favorite these days. Made with a blend of broth, meat, rice noodles, and topped with vegetables, pho has it all from a nutritional standpoint. But there’s also talk about pho being unhealthy due to its high sodium content and that it was even fattening. Whether pho is good or bad for you depends on the specific recipe, your choice of condiments, and portion size.
Many of us tend to go overboard with our portion sizes when given a variety of options of meat, veggies etc.
Most of us have had their first bowl pho at our local Vietnamese restaurants where customers are given a variety of options of meat, veggies, serving size, and condiments. No wonder, so many of us tend to … Read More »
How to Write a LinkedIn Summary That People Would Stop for You
According to some estimates, 467 million people use LinkedIn and two new members sign up every second. The popular business and employment-oriented platform have users from 200 different countries, and it’s available in more than 20 languages. LinkedIn has become a powerful tool for business success with more than 10 million endorsements so far.
Setting up an account on this platform is vital for your career, but you have to make some effort. In order to succeed, your profile has to be well-crafted and stand out from all others with an unique summary. The problem is, a lot of people have summaries that are too generic, and there is nothing to catch someone’s attention. As a result, you are unable to get the most out of your LinkedIn presence.
Believe me; … Read More »
How to Stop Unwanted Calls By Blocking Them on Your Phone
Let’s face facts; there are numerous reasons why you would want to block a number on your phone. Unfortunately, almost all of these are unpleasant, whether they pertain to persistent ex-partners, scammers or telemarketers who refuse to take your silence as a hint that they are being obtrusive.
While having to block a number is never nice (especially if it belongs to someone that you know), it is relatively easy to achieve this regardless of which mobile service you use. So, here is a breakdown of how to block numbers across multiple device types and operators.
How to Block a Number on iOS, Android and Windows
Before you seek to block numbers on your smartphone, you can look to impose a general ban by adding your number to the National Do Not Call … Read More »
The Secret to a Living Happier Life? Follow the Rule of Less Is More
There are a plethora of self-help books that will guide you towards leading a happier life. Maybe you’ve bought the majority of them and even applied a lot of what’s been said. But do we really need all this advice? If there could be one habit we could adopt to be generally more happy it would make our path to happiness and wellbeing much easier.
So what is it? Well, it’s the concept of ‘less is more’ or, in other words, taking a more minimalist approach to life.
What Minimalist Living Really Means
Minimalist living may conjure up images of a bare house or cutting down on the stuff we enjoy – in other words, we must sacrifice enjoyment to be happy. Our modern world offers us so much to … Read More »
Revealed: How to Ask (and Get) a Raise You Deserve
Another disappointment in the annual review. No pay raise once again. The salary has been frozen for recent years while there are more responsibilities on your shoulders. You truly feel you deserve a pay raise but it never comes. You begin to wonder: Is it the time to actively ask for a raise? How to ask for a raise?
But you are hesitant, fearing you can’t get the desired raise and ruin the relationships between you and the seniors. You are also concerned about how your colleagues would think of you when they hear your request.
Instead, you shouldn’t worry, and you should go for it!
Do your homework before asking for a raise.
Here are all the do’s and don’ts in demanding a pay raise.
1. Find the best timing to request.
Most people ask for … Read More »
Successful Marketers Go Through This Model Every Time When Making Decisions
If you are new to the term marketing mix, this refers to a foundation concept that determines how brands target customers and achieve their sales objectives. It includes the so-called 4Ps (product, price, promotion and place), which cover broad levels of marketing decision-making and strategy.
What Are the Origins of the Marketing Mix?
The basic premise of marketing has existed for more than 1000 years, but more advanced theories began to emerge in the early 20th century. As a growing number of businesses formed and competition was intensified across multiple markets, however, the need for more strategic thinking emerged and it was in 1960 that the contemporary marketing mix was first published.
This provided a framework for marketing management decisions, while the 4Ps established guidelines that could help to increase efficiency and ROI. … Read More »
How To Teach Your Hamster To Snuggle
So. Much. Cuddling.
Hamsters are cute, tiny and notoriously afraid of humans. But you can actually train your little hammie to enjoy your snuggles which, face it, is kind of your goal in life. Here’s how…
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Set up the cage, food, water, and exercise toys before you bring the hamster home.
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Put the hamster directly into its new environment.
Leave them alone for a few days, only disturb the case as needed to change food and water (or if necessary) clean the cage.
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How to Outperform in a Panel Interview Without Breaking a Sweat
Job interviews are often daunting. The idea of having to sell yourself, your skills and experience and your personality to another person through a series of questions and answers, is not easy. But they aren’t supposed to be easy. The point of an interview is for an organization to try and find out if you would be a good fit for the role you are interviewing for, and for the company as a whole, and they only have a limited amount of time to try and find out this information.
Panel interviews can be even more intimidating, because instead of being interviewed one to one, you are being interviewed by two or more people. Organizations are using panel interviews more often now because they save time and they put even more … Read More »
Build An Attic And We’ll Tell You What Mythological Creature Is Hiding In It
What’s lurking above you?
20 High Fibre Food That Cured My Constipation
Fibre remains one of the most important elements of a healthy diet, primarily because it helps to maintain bowel health and aids in achieving a suitable weight.
While knowing this is one thing, however, ensuring that you have enough fibre in your diet is quite another. As a starting point, however, there are some signs that you should look for to determine whether or not you are suffering from a lack of fibre. These include: –
You Are Bloated Or Constipated
This is the single most obvious sign of a fibre shortage, as this nutrient helps to maintain regular bowel movements. If you are consuming less than 25 grams a day on average, you will probably notice a build-up of gas and less regular bowel movements over time.
You Suffer From Sugar Highs and Crashes
The cycle of … Read More »