Friendly Feedback for Choosing Your Friends Wisely

Your friendships have a big influence on your experiences. Relationships help to define who you are and what your future will be like. Having a strong and supportive social circle enhances the quality of your life, and may even help you to live longer. Find partners and companions who will support and validate you. Follow…

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Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Losing Yourself in a Relationship

Have you ever lost yourself in a relationship to the point that loved ones had difficulty recognizing you? It can happen. Losing yourself because of your close relationship with someone is dangerous and unhealthy. Pay attention to these warning signs before you’ve gone too far for your loved one: 1. You’re unhappy but scared to…

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Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Pursuer-Distancer Relationship Patterns?

Many relationships run into trouble because one partner seeks more closeness while the other seeks more distance. It’s a cycle that psychologists call a pursuer-distancer dynamic. Typically, during the initial infatuation stage, you both want to spend as much as time as possible together. Then, reality sets in. One partner feels like they’re not getting…

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Copy These 5 Communication Skills From Top Leaders

Do you struggle with communicating effectively? Communication is a key part of success at work or in other parts of your life. Top leaders have practiced and mastered the skills that enable them to communicate so well. Luckily, you too can learn these same skills! Follow these strategies to practice essential communication skills: 1. Learn…

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Can Changing Your Diet Really Help Anxiety?

Did you know that your diet can affect anxiety levels? If you’re tired of only using medications for your anxiety, consider how you can incorporate lifestyle changes such as diet modifications to help. As with any change you may be considering, talk to your doctor ahead of time about any concerns you may have. Try…

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Back to Basics: Asking for Help at Work

Why is it so difficult to ask for help, especially at work? Maybe you worry about appearing weak or incompetent. Perhaps you think you’ll wind up owing favors that you’ll need to pay back. The truth is that your reluctance to reach out for assistance could have a negative impact on your career. You could…

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A Thrifty Parent’s Guide to Electronic-Free Activities for Kids

The average school-age child in the US spends 7 and a half hours a day in front of a digital device, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. As a parent, you want your kids to have access to the technology they need to succeed in school and prepare for successful careers. However, you also want…

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A Surprisingly Simple New Way to Enjoy Exercise More

Some adults love a tough workout, and others dread any activity more strenuous than washing their hair. Given that 80% of Americans fail to meet government guidelines for aerobic and strength training, it’s obvious that most of us fall into the second camp. A new study by the University of Freiburg in Germany suggests that…

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A Senior’s Guide for Avoiding Winter Health Risks

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, with families gathering for the holidays and the sun glistening on ice and snow. Yet, it can also pose some extra health challenges, especially for older adults. If you’re a senior or caring for one, learn how to protect yourself and those you love during the colder…

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A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Your Kids Cold-Free

Do your children attract colds the way a bird feeder makes hungry squirrels come running? With some simple precautions, you may be able to keep your children free from infections this cold and flu season, or at least relieve their symptoms faster and reduce their number of sick days. While adults average only about 2…

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