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    Talk to Me: The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice

    Talk to Me: The Powerful Effects of the Human Voice
    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved listening to the radio. The mellifluous voices of my favorite programs’ hosts—from David Allan Boucher, the DJ of the easy-listening nighttime show Bedtime Magic, to Ira Glass, of NPR’s This American Life—never fail to calm me down and make me feel right at home. On the other hand, when I hear a ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Inspiring Movie Scenes to Pump You Up

    Alfred Hitchcock once said, “The cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” These famous movie scenes make us want to dive into that cake with the gusto of a child on her first birthday. For one reason or another, they all inspire us to get up, get out, or get down. 1. Easy Rider 6. ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    How Colors Alter Mood

    How Colors Alter Mood
    As a kid, I relished organizing M&Ms by color and eating the “best” ones first and relegating the “gross” tan-colored ones to the trash. To this day, I reach for yellow and red peanut M&Ms first, believing that they’re far superior to all other varieties without really understanding why. Then I read about a study that showed these colors to be ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    6 Ideas for Healthy Entertaining

    6 Ideas for Healthy Entertaining
    With the holidays upon us, it seems that the urge to entertain becomes progressively stronger. Personally, I love to entertain and I take a lot of pleasure and pride in the effort that I put in to make an event enjoyable. I love creating an experience; setting an ambiance, putting a music playlist together, and decorating when appropriate. When it comes ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Last, Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Seem So

    Last, Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Seem So
    It’s Christmas Eve. Dinner is ready, the house is decorated, and the lights are aglow with holiday magic. You are about to relax in the recliner with some eggnog and watch A Christmas Story when you get a call from your brother. He has decided to bring his new girlfriend and he forgot to get her a present—would you mind? Or ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Ways to Celebrate Giving, Without the Gifts

    6 Ways to Celebrate Giving, Without the Gifts
    While “what to buy for whom” is usually the hallmark of our Christmas quests, the holidays are also a good time to think about more than just swapping stuff. Shopping, buying, and opening packages can be fun, but creative holiday traditions can supplant this material madness and offer a little more in the way of quality, rather than quantity. Tree trimming, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the Turkey Quiz

    Answers to the Turkey Quiz
    Excelle created the What's Your Turkey IQ? quiz to help you learn more about Thanksgiving's most popular dish: The Turkey. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Turkey IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) 1. Deep-frying turkeys originated ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Yoga for Dogs. Nope, I'm Not Even Kidding.

    Yoga for Dogs.  Nope, I'm Not Even Kidding.
    When Ashley Storm wants to chill, she does yoga. And when she wants to help her Labrador mix relax, she has Loki join in. Yes, a dog doing yoga. It's called - what else? - doga. People help their dogs into yoga poses and then rub or nuzzle them while the dogs stretch or just hang out. "They stretch naturally, like ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rate This
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    9 Things Your Mom Was Right About

    9 Things Your Mom Was Right About
    On a recent trip home, my friend Katie confided to her mother about the difficulties of dating in a big city. After a long, thoughtful pause, Katie’s mom responded, “Ya know honey, I don’t think I have any advice for you.” When Katie retold the story to me a few days later she said, “I knew then that it must be ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    18 Best Gifts for Every Type of Man

    When we say "it's the thought that counts," the "thought" implies more than just remembering to buy any gift at all. As much as we love our guys and say we'll value any gifts they get us, we're disappointed when the pretty package under the tree contains a scarf or gift card. Same goes for him. Instead of a generic ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Best Way to Sell a Used Car

    The Best Way to Sell a Used Car
    Selling a used car on your own is about as much fun as a burned-out transmission. The typical strategy: Slap a sign in the car's window, run a few classifieds and cross your fingers. No wonder so many folks trade in their cars at dealerships. Doing so is high on the convenience scale, although it can come at a steep cost. ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Surefire Ways to Get a Speeding Ticket

    6 Surefire Ways to Get a Speeding Ticket
    When my dad turned fifty and bought a red convertible, the rest of my family congratulated him on his new cop magnet. It’s common knowledge that red cars tend to get pulled over more—the bright color makes it much more obvious when they’re shooting like a speeding bullet down the freeway, or at least that’s the theory. But a fair amount ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    25 Festive Things To Do This Winter

    25 Festive Things To Do This Winter
    With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to Winter Break – once we get past those lousy finals, of course. With all of the stress surrounding the end of the semester, it can be difficult to get excited about the holidays: our days are spent cramming for exams and finishing up essays, and when we finally get home, ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Celebs' Funny First Jobs

    7 Celebs' Funny First Jobs
    Fame, that elusive quality coveted by many and achieved by few, almost always has an expiration date. Today’s “it” actors and actresses have a far greater chance of becoming tomorrow’s has-beens and reality-show contestants than they do of being the next Elizabeth Taylor or Jack Nicholson. That’s why so many young upstarts branch out beyond acting into entrepreneurial roles, becoming clothing ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Answers to the Twilight Trivia Quiz

    Answers to the Twilight Trivia Quiz
    Excelle created the Twilight Trivia quiz to test how much you know about the Twilight series. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Twilight Trivia quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Stephanie Meyer got the ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Love, Vampires, and Murder: The Best (Trashy) Summer Reads

    Love, Vampires, and Murder: The Best (Trashy) Summer Reads
    Originally published on The Frisky Drop that Aristotle and Dostoevsky immediately. The best part of summer? Cheesy beach books! You know what sort of books I’m talking about ... those fantastically trashy books that you can’t put down but are ashamed to tell people that you’ve read. Yep, we obsessively read those, too. So stop trudging through War and Peace now ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

    Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine
    When I was a kid, I had a secret weapon against being sick: The Three Amigos. Whenever I was home from school with a cold or flu, my mom would pick up a copy of my favorite movie, and I’d watch it over and over again, laughing hysterically at the part where Chevy Chase accidentally shoots the invisible swordsman. Somehow, watching ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired

    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired
    So…here’s the thing. I am a big fan of social networking. Huge. Some might call me an addict. Facebook. Twitter. The internet in general. You don’t spend your time blogging, tweeting, and updating all day if you’re not a fan of the internet. But even I have to admit that sometimes being a product of the Facebook generation has its faults. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance

    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance
    When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to fire off just any question that pops into your mind, no matter how burning your desire to know the answer is. In the ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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