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Air Show

Sunday, September 12, 2010      6 comments

I had the best time at the air show yesterday! My boss barbecued some really yummy food - I had a hamburger, my dad had a brat. The show was amazing - aerobatics you just wouldn't believe...plus a wing walker...plus a jet that made about... Read more

Easy Energy Boosters

Saturday, September 11, 2010      5 comments

1. Wear something bright. A new holiday dress, a cherry polish on your fingers or toes - just looking at those could help you have a peppier day. One study found that people who wrote on red paper felt more positive than those working wit... Read more

Boost your odds of success at anything!

Friday, September 10, 2010      4 comments

Don't talk yourself out of something before you even start! When facing an intimidating task, a simple switch of words - thinking of a job as difficult instead of impossible - can make all the difference. The brain does what we tell it to.... Read more

RESIST TEMPTATIONS...

Thursday, September 09, 2010      4 comments

Whenever a craving for a bag of chips or a chocolate cupcake hits, it's usually all you can think about. But according to Australian researchers, if you focus on the image or scent of something besides food, your desire for that treat lessens. ... Read more

OUT OF SIGHT = OUT OF MIND

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      2 comments

Losing weight just got easier. New research shows that people who focus on changing their surroundings - ditching the candy bowl and moving junk food out of sight - are more likely to stick to their diets than those who try to cut out desse... Read more

WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      3 comments

For the healthiest skin, you need seven to nine hours of zzz's. Here's why: First 3 hours: You get the deepest sleep of the night. Your body produces the most human growth hormone, which is crucial to skin and hair repair, during this ti... Read more

TALK A BIG GAME

Monday, September 06, 2010      6 comments

No one ever wins by believing that they can't. That's why athletes pump themselves up with positive self-talk. Repeating "I can do this" to yourself is a way to replace the negative thoughts that pop up when you're under pressure. It helps yo... Read more

A lifetime journey

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      5 comments

This lifetime journey of ours always starts with just one step. emoticon It is much easier to think of things on... Read more

MOTIVATION MATTERS

Monday, August 30, 2010      4 comments

Be your own inspiration. People who dropped pounds for personal reasons such as feeling confident were more likely to lose weight than those driven by external forces like a high school reunion. Internal incentives are more stable than surface... Read more

HAPPY AND HEALTHY

Sunday, August 29, 2010      4 comments

Did you know that if you think positive, you can avoid getting sick this season? Well, it's true! An important part of the immune system strengthens as people become more optimistic and weakens as they become more pessimistic. Sunny thoughts ... Read more

Weird diet tricks that really work - #6 of 6

Saturday, August 28, 2010      2 comments

MAKE LIKE A MONK Eat one meal per week in complete silence. Turn off your iPod and the TV, and even tell you dining partner to pipe down. WHY IT WORKS Research shows that a noisy environment leads diners to speed-eat, so that by ... Read more

Weird diet tricks that really work - #5 of 6

Friday, August 27, 2010      2 comments

DO DOWNWARD DOG Hit the mat at yoga class. Try Anusara, a style focused on alignment and concentration. WHY IT WORKS People who did yoga regularly had a lower body-mass index than those who didn't. But don't credit calorie burn:... Read more

Weird diet tricks that really work - #4 of 6

Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

CARRY MORE CASH Keep dollars and cents on hand when you head to Starbucks, happy hour or dinner out. WHY IT WORKS People who pay for their food with cash make healthier purchases than people who pay with debit or credit cards. Co... Read more

Weird diet tricks that really work - #3 of 6

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      3 comments

EAT CHEETOS OFF CHINA Use plates and utensils whenever you snack, and sit down to enjoy your nibble, even if it's for only 20 minutes. WHY IT WORKS: People were more likely to perceive food as a snack if they finished eating it in... Read more

Weird diet tricks that really work - #2 of 6

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      3 comments

TALK TO YOURSELF If the opening notes of Saturday Night Live have you reaching for ice cream, announce to yourself and anyone else around, "I'm not hungry, but I am going to eat this anyway." WHY IT WORKS: Enjoy your favorite food... Read more


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