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6 ways to avoid overspending

Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

1. Be wary of checkout areas. There are lots of enticing little items here; ask yourself if you really need something before you add it to your pile. 2. Get in and get out. The more time you spend in a store, the more you’re likely to buy. ... Read more

4/17/2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      3 comments

“One cannot divine nor forecast the conditions that will make happiness; one only stumbles upon them by chance, in a lucky hour, at the world’s end somewhere.”—WILLA CATHER Read more

Monday Giggle

Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

Where do wealthy pigs live? Pork Avenue, Dahling!... Read more

Snack Smart

Sunday, April 15, 2012      4 comments

Eating between meals can hlep you lost weight-if you choose the right foods. Snacks are so big, they've almost become meals. Americans get roughly a quarter of their calories each day from snacks, up from 18 percent in 1977. That's a bell... Read more

Saturday Silly

Saturday, April 14, 2012      4 comments

What do you call a hippopotamus balancing on a beach ball in the middle of a swimming pool? Extremely talented. ... Read more

HAPPINESS 911

Friday, April 13, 2012      3 comments

Need a quick jolt of happiness, right now? Try this: Distract yourself. If you’re feeling upset, give yourself some relief. Watch a funny movie or TV show. Read a book you love. Call a friend. Giving yourself a break may help you cope bette... Read more

Chew on this

Thursday, April 12, 2012      5 comments

Eat less from a dark plate. Does a white plate make you eat more? It depends on the color of your food. At the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, they found that buffet diners served themselves about 24 percent more when they were offered white ... Read more

4 ways to act like a true friend

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      6 comments

1. Give support. Along with the feeling of intimacy, one of the best aspects of friendship is the feeling of support it provides. And although getting support is important, giving support may be even more important to boosting happiness. 2.... Read more

I don't know why, but I like this one

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      5 comments

I am lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait. (It makes me giggle)... Read more

Emotional Contagion

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

We unconsciously catch emotions—whether good ones or bad ones—from other people. Someone in a happy, energetic mood will help boost the moods of others, but unfortunately, a negative mood can be more contagious than a positive one. Catch m... Read more

Bigger Bucks = Bigger Savings

Sunday, April 08, 2012      4 comments

Marketing researchers call it the "denomination effect". Larger bills feel more valuable than the equivalant amount of money in smaller bills. That's why we're more reluctant to spend a $20 bill than a $5 bill. Want to avoid impulse buys ... Read more

What is the key?

Friday, April 06, 2012      6 comments

Take a blank sheet of paper. On it - list the letters of the alphabet from A - U as follows: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U Next assign a number to each letter from 1 - 21 starting wi... Read more

3 Ways to Keep Motivated

Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

Think About WHY Write a list of at least 10 reasons why you want to lose or maintain your weight. If you’ve done this before, write a new list. Then pull out the previous one and compare the two. Any time you start to lose motivation, read you... Read more

This will make you think twice...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012      14 comments

Is it worth it? Here's what that midday bag of munchies really costs you. Lusting after that candy bar or bag of chips from the cafeteria vending machine? Would you give in to temptation if you knew you'd have to log 30 minutes o n the elli... Read more

6 ways to help yourself fall asleep more easily

Tuesday, April 03, 2012      5 comments

1. Exercise most days, even if it’s just taking a walk. 2. No caffeine after 6:00 P.M. 3. An hour before bedtime, avoid doing any kind of work that takes alert thinking. 4. Adjust your bedroom temperature to be slightly chilly. ... Read more


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