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Musings

Friday, January 14, 2011      1 comments

UNCLE JOHN’S STALL OF FAME Honoree: Brad Feld, a venture capitalist from Boulder, Colorado Notable Achievement: Making a “charitable donation” The story: Feld recently gave $25,000 to the University of Colorado. Now the second-floor ... Read more

Daydreaming

Thursday, January 13, 2011      3 comments

Daydream about chocolate, get slim? If you're trying to stick to a diet, don't block all thoughts of brownies from your brain. It's natural to assume that pushing away dessert (or whatever your downfall is) will help bolster your willpower... Read more

Proud Heart

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

emoticon Want to be healthy? Love yourself. High self-esteem may protect your heart Read more

One week to beat stress

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

There's no way around it: We're living in exceedingly stressful times. And stress doesn't just do a number on your mood; research shows it can also have a detrimental effect on your health. But there are ways to manage it. Is all stres... Read more

Be Fearless

Monday, January 10, 2011      2 comments

If you make only one resolution this year, let it be to live boldly. You control this moment: Rather than cautiously test the water, dive straight into life with freeing abandon. Imagine the person you want to be and the life you want to live... Read more

DIET RULE MEANT TO BE BROKEN

Sunday, January 09, 2011      4 comments

The rule: Hold your ground against cravings. Smarter strategy: Indulge yourself-in moderation. Sure, you can try to substitute your way out of a craving, first by noshing on an apple, then a couple of graham crackers, followed by a fat-f... Read more

LEARN TO TAKE A COMPLIMENT

Saturday, January 08, 2011      6 comments

Too many women swat away compliments by rejecting or disagreeing with them ("This old thing? I got it on sale!" or "You like my hair today? I didn't even wash it!"). But dismissing kind words can gradually chip away at your self-esteem, makin... Read more

IT PAYS TO DO A GOOD DEED

Friday, January 07, 2011      4 comments

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT - HILARY SWANK The two-time Oscar winner was studying a script in a busy Los Angeles bakery when she noticed an older woman—who was obviously in a hurry—asking for help at the counter. All the salespeople were busy with oth... Read more

INTIMIDATED

Thursday, January 06, 2011      7 comments

Do you have a lot of weight to lose? Don't be intimidated by that. Focus instead on half a pound at a time. Every step you take is one in the right direction. It took me a long time to realize that I should not worry about the amount of ... Read more

TIME-OUT

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      6 comments

Resolve to take a 30-second time out. To lower your blood pressure, stress levels and risk for heart disease, you could take up kickboxing, make over your diet and start training for your first half-marathon. Or you could simply learn to b... Read more

Some Funnies & Some Interestings

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      3 comments

What has more lives than a cat? A frog—it croaks every single night! How many angels can fit in a Honda? All of them. For it is written: “All of my angels shall sing my praises in one Accord.” SOME RANDOM FACTS ABOUT JANUARY 1 •... Read more

SWEAT BEFORE BED

Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

Question - Does exercise help you sleep better or keep you up at night? Answer - Go ahead, sweat before bed. It's true that if your body is aroused, you won't sleep as well, but that goes away within 10 or 20 minutes after a workout. Exer... Read more

FESTIVAL OF SLEEP

Sunday, January 02, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow, January 3rd, is Festival of Sleep Day, and boy, do we all need a solid night of rest! Scientists now know that sleep is essential to memory - your brain uses those hours to arrange memories so you can better recall key emotional momen... Read more

Positive Mantra

Saturday, January 01, 2011      5 comments

When you feel self-pity, wishing you were a smaller size, make up a positive mantra to counter it, like "I am strong. I shine." Thinking positive really works. When you think you can do something, you are already half-way to success! ... Read more

MINI CHALLENGES

Friday, December 31, 2010      7 comments

Set up mini challenges, like going to the gym for 30 minutes twice a week for a month. When you achieve that, hit yourself with another mini challenge by adding a day. These microchanges will lead to macrochanges. Plus, figure out what ki... Read more


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