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  • Using Meditation to Enhance Creativity
    on Jun 9, 2013
    While having many therapeutic applications, meditation is a wonderful tool for boosting creativity.  Often meditation creates room for greater levels of creativity by increasing clarity and focus as the mind slows the endless flow of thoughts.To...
  • 5 Keys to Losing Belly Fat
    on Jan 13, 2013
    Many people struggle to lose excess weight – especially the stubborn fat that accumulates around the belly. Some approach weight loss by changing their diet but are not that interested in stepping up the exercise. Others are willing to spend hou...
  • Time-Saving Workout Tips for Busy Schedules
    on Jan 13, 2013
    One of the main obstacles many people cite for not getting fit is the lack of time. How great would it be to be able to tone your muscles in just a few minutes each day? The good news is that the latest studies on the affects of exercise reveal th...
  • Cold and Flu Season: Getting Your Home Prepared
    on Jan 11, 2013
    Did you know that the average person gets about three colds each year? And the statistics are higher for people who live and work around young children. But the good news is that you can protect yourself by employing some precautionary measures ar...
  • 5 Highest Paying Jobs in Canada
    on Aug 29, 2012
    With the Canadian economy in fairly good shape compared to the rest of the world, many workers have the luxury of obtaining jobs that not only provide fulfillment, but a good lifestyle, as well. Among the upper echelon of Canada’s workforce, a han...
  • 5 Cool Canadian Jobs
    on Aug 17, 2012
    What is your definition of “cool”? In terms of jobs, “cool” might mean a high salary or working in a natural setting, or even working seasonally – only in the summer or winter. Whatever your definition, Canada has some of the coolest jobs...
  • Unemployment: Tips for Managing Your Time
    on Aug 8, 2012
    There are many ways that people react to being unemployed. Some may feel anxious and worried, while others may fall into a deep depression. Whatever the reaction to being unemployed, it helps to remember that there are many things that can be done...
  • The Olympic Job Wave
    on Aug 6, 2012
    Due to the preparation and events linked to the Summer Olympic Games, London, England's unemployment rates have been in decline four straight months. That’s great news, not just for London but for the ailing Euro zone, as well. The events surroun...
  • Vegetarianism: Are You Getting Enough Nutrients?
    on Apr 7, 2012
    Vegetarianism, veganism, and the raw food diet are all the rage among today’s trendy foodies, but it is the opinion of many health experts – even some who strictly follow such diets – that special attention must be paid to getting adequate amou...
  • on Apr 7, 2012
    Vegetarianism, veganism, and the raw food diet are all the rage among today’s trendy foodies, but it is the opinion of many health experts – even some who strictly follow such diets – that special attention must be paid to getting adequate amou...
  • Why Teens Contemplate Suicide
    on Mar 2, 2012
    Mary was a normal, middle-class, 15 year-old girl.  She fit in pretty well at school.  She was involved with her youth group at church and she loved to play volleyball.  Over the last couple of years, her life had taken some stressful...
  • Obstacles to Women's Weight Loss: Fears Surrounding Sexuality
    on Feb 28, 2012
    Are you one of those women who have repeatedly tried but can’t seem to lose weight? Or maybe you lose a little weight and then put it right back on again. For many women weight loss can be subconsciously sabotaged by fear. They don’t know exactly...
  • Cooking Tips: Butter, Flour, and Eggs
    on Feb 21, 2012
    Over centuries of baking, our forefathers (and mothers) have discovered various tips that solve various common baking problems. Here are some of the most helpful tidbits for using a few common ingredients that should prove useful in the kitchen when...
  • The Evolution Of Body Image – Thin Wasn’t Always In
    on Feb 16, 2012
    It took 400 years after Gutenberg invented the movable press for the public to begin to be exposed to fashion images in the United States. Harper’s Bazaar and New York Daily Graphic were among the first publications to display such imagery and it w...
  • Banishing 4 Common Parenting Myths
    on Feb 13, 2012
    Parenting is a challenging endeavor and many moms and dads complicate the process by adopting some rather frustrating myths.  What do you believe concerning good parenting and well-behaved children?  Common Myths Consider the following myth...
  • The Dynamics of the Blended Family
    on Feb 9, 2012
    Would you be surprised to learn that for the first time in history, step families are more common than non-step families?  Life in a step family, which modern terminology refers to as a blended family, isn’t always smooth sailing and, in fact,...
  • Workplace Productivity and the Hawthorne Effect
    on Feb 6, 2012
    The principles of the Hawthorne Effect studied many years ago are still utilized in the business world today.  Essentially, the Hawthorne Effect is a temporary increase in productivity in response to certain modifications to the workplace enviro...
  • Who Benefits From You Lowering Your Cholesterol Numbers?
    on Feb 1, 2012
    How surprised would you be to find out that people with higher cholesterol levels live longer? After you get over the initial shock of this seemingly absurd statement and clear your mind of the societal brainwashing that has taken place, maybe you ca...
  • What's Wrong with Size 10?
    on Jan 23, 2012
    What’s Wrong With Size 10? “Everybody is unique. Compare not yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God’s curriculum.” — Baal Shem Tov What do you think of the size and shape of your body? If your answer is less than positive, you are...
  • E. Coli: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly
    on Dec 21, 2011
    In most circles, a conversation about the potentially harmful E. coli bacteria would probably include spoiled food, upset digestive function, and even death. But, would it surprise you to find out that E. coli is a natural part of the human digestive...
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