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    Recycling 101

    Recycling 101
    A friend was telling me about a recent trip to Germany, where she was daunted by the strict and varied recycling rules there. Apparently, they have a host of different color-coded bins (brown, blue, yellow, and gray) for sorting waste recyclables. That really puts me to shame, since I have trouble deciding between recycling, compost, and trash! Since hearing about Germany’s ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Top 8 Smartphone Beauty Apps

    Top 8 Smartphone Beauty Apps
    Smartphone applications help us manage our calendars, find the next bus, locate the nearest bar or restaurant, and stay entertained on the go. Why shouldn’t they help us get beautiful, too? If you’re looking for an easy electronic solution to common beauty problems, or just a better way to shop for products, don’t worry—whether you use an iPhone, a BlackBerry, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    This Is Your Brain on Love

    Syracuse University professor Stephanie Ortigue compiled MRIs from people around the world who indicated they were either in love or were "experiencing maternal or unconditional love." Using that data, she was then able reveal a "passion network" in our brains, a roadmap of spots that "release neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that create the sensations of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    What to Do with Your 401k After a Layoff

    What to Do with Your 401k After a Layoff
    If you're among the millions of people who have lost their jobs since the recession started in December 2007, you’re facing some daunting financial questions. One may be: What should I do with my 401k? While raiding your 401k to pad your bank account during your time of transition may seem appealing, doing so could sabotage your chances of a financially ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    The Dark Side of Perfection

    The Dark Side of Perfection
    I am a perfectionist. They say that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Unfortunately, many view this trait as a source of pride, not a serious affliction. For those who truly suffer from perfectionism, it can become an overwhelmingly unhealthy obsession. My personal experience with perfectionism spawned from the need to be the best at everything ...
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    Little Fees That Can Leave You Broke

    Little Fees That Can Leave You Broke
    When the CEO of low-cost airline RyanAir announced a plan to install coin-operated toilets in the company’s planes, he ignited a PR mess of gargantuan proportions. Travelers rose up in protest. They already charge us for drinks and snacks, but paying to pee? That’s just too much. Beleaguered consumers already feel like their money is being slowly and involuntarily drained by ...
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    7 Meals You Can Make in the Microwave

    You’re on the go. You have meetings and classes and work and even more things scribbled on the pages of your planner. Nighttime rolls around, and you realize that unidentifiable grumbling noise is, in fact, coming from your tummy. Here’s your dilemma—you have work in an hour but still need to show yourself some grub love. You don’t have time ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    18 Little Words With Powerful Meanings

    18 Little Words With Powerful Meanings
    As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind. Even little words often have big meaning. Think about it. Whether you want ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Best Valentine's Date Movies of All Time

    Looking for a little low-key romance this Valentine's Day? Get that loving feeling with a few of our favorite passion-infused flicks. Celebrate the spirit of this holiday by grabbing some chocolate, pouring a little wine and cozying up with your significant other to enjoy the funny, sad, messy and wonderful sides of movie love. Next: The Twelve Most Romantic Films Ever! ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are You Addicted to Drama?

    Are You Addicted to Drama?
    As a teenager, I lived in breathless anticipation or sickening dread of the inevitable drama with a capital D that Monday mornings brought with them. Who had hooked up with whom that weekend (and where and when)? So-and-so called someone a nasty name. Did you hear Sally broke up with her boyfriend ... or did her boyfriend break up with her? ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Biggest Diet Myths Debunked

    7 Biggest Diet Myths Debunked
    Jackie Newgent | BettyConfidential.com Thanks to the Internet, there’s a ton of nutrition information available. Unfortunately, some of it comes from unqualified people writing about their own theories or companies pushing their products. It’s no surprise, then, that misinformation is repeated as often as it is – and that it often comes to be taken as truth. BettyConfidential went to Keri ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Simple Ways to Wake Refreshed

    7 Simple Ways to Wake Refreshed
    Way before the sun peeks over the horizon, a few chosen people awaken from their slumber and dive head first into their day. These chosen few accomplish a ton before the rest of us would ever consider rising from our nice warm beds. Who are these juggernauts that have command over the morning hours? In theory, your productivity level shouldn't differ ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why He Didn't Ask You On a Second Date

    Why He Didn't Ask You On a Second Date
    In my work with male clients, it still surprises me when I hear the array of horrific dating don’ts that are innocently committed by the most beautiful, educated and seemingly “perfect” women. The results are tragic, and I feel quite confident that most of these women have no idea why they are not being asked on date number two, or are ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    4 Makeup Mistakes that Add Years to Your Face

    4 Makeup Mistakes that Add Years to Your Face
    We wear eyeliner and mascara to make our eyes pop, foundation to cover up fine lines and blemishes, and blush to give our cheeks a youthful glow. But depending on how we use such products, and the age at which we use them, our good intentions can easily go awry. Certain colors and product applications that look great on a twenty-year-old ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Pros and Cons of Health Cleanses

    The Pros and Cons of Health Cleanses
    At the start of 2011, countless men and women vowed not to budget better or volunteer more, but to shed the last of their holiday pounds and start the new year off on a healthier note. And in an attempt to fulfill that resolution more quickly, many of them will turn to extreme dieting methods like juice fasts and cleanses, which ...
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    6 Ways to Fit in a Quick and Nutritious Breakfast

    6 Ways to Fit in a Quick and Nutritious Breakfast
    The morning is a difficult time. The alarm goes off, and it takes an army of effort just to peel yourself out of bed. Your mind is foggy. Your limbs feel like Jello. And all you want to do is crawl back into bed. Who has time to think about breakfast? What if we told you that breakfast can actually make ...
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    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology

    6 Bad Habits to Blame on Technology
    Technology pretty much runs our lives these days. From our work life to our home life, we have computers, phones, and gadgets helping us with our daily routine. But is technology taking over and shifting our societal norms? Is too much technology a bad thing? Sometimes we are so used to relying on technology to help us out, we forget how ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Reasons You Will Always Be Broke

    5 Reasons You Will Always Be Broke
    Being broke sucks. I’ve had extended periods in my life where I have been living on the edge of financial ruin, so I know how stressful and overwhelming it can be. When you’re broke and hating your job, things are much worse. It's hard to leave ANY job, regardless of how insanely miserable it is. This is the reason I still ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Dangers of Oversleeping

    The Dangers of Oversleeping
    Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love to sleep. I’m like a baby in that regard—if I don’t get enough rest, I’m a zombie of Evil Dead –esque proportions the next day. I used to pride myself on the fact that I catch more Zs than most people I know; while they chug coffee and sleep in till ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee: Which Has More Caffeine?

    Light Roast vs. Dark Roast Coffee: Which Has More Caffeine?
    Millions of Americans begin each morning with a cup of coffee. Some people are coffee connoisseurs, obsessing over the origin of the bean and the method of brewing while shunning any additives that would adulterate the natural flavor; other people just grab whatever’s available and dump in loads of milk and sugar. Besides the bean itself, the biggest factors that influence ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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