Beet Yourself Up
Aug06

Beet Yourself Up

Botanically known as Beta vulgaris, the beet evolved from their wild ancestor known as sea beet, which is native to the coast of Europe, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia.  The root was carrot shaped and during early times the beet greens were eaten rather than the roots. The ancient Romans were mostly interested in beets for medicine, however they are believed to be one of the first civilizations to cultivate beetroot for food.  The...

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Enjoy More Happy Brain Chemicals This Summer
Jun23

Enjoy More Happy Brain Chemicals This Summer

Avoid these common pitfalls that get in the way of maximizing summertime fun. By: Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. (Your Neurochemical Self) Source: Psychology Today 1. Avoid negative comparisons to enjoy more serotonin. Summertime tempts you to compare your body to others and focus on your shortcomings. It helps to know that social comparison is a natural mammalian impulse. Mammals avoid conflict by comparing themselves to others and...

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11 Everyday Phrases You’ll Never Hear Successful People Say
Jun17

11 Everyday Phrases You’ll Never Hear Successful People Say

By: Travis Bradberry of Inc. Source: The Muse There are some things you simply never want to say at work. There’s no taking them back once they slip out, either. I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color jokes, or politically incorrect faux pas. These aren’t the only ways to make yourself look bad. Often, it’s the subtle remarks – the ones that paint us as incompetent and unconfident – that do the most damage. No...

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When You Start to Pursue Your Dreams, These 13 Things Will Happen
Jun16

When You Start to Pursue Your Dreams, These 13 Things Will Happen

By: Catharine Symbleme Source: Life Hack If you’ve ever considered making a living doing something besides working 40 hours a week making someone else rich, this article is for you. “The only true success that exists is when we find a way to make a living doing exactly what we want. When you wake up every morning and create your day exactly how you dream it to be, that is success.  When your passion and your work are aligned, when you...

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Composting Can Save You A Ton Of Money
Jun16

Composting Can Save You A Ton Of Money

If you have a garbage disposal (garberator), make sure to use cold water when you run it.  Warm water doesn’t dissolve grease very well and can leave a slimy residue build up inside the pipes.  Cold water washes the grease down the drain and out into the sewer system.  But be careful, this is important… Don’t use a garbage disposal if you are on a septic system.  It will literally destroy your system.  It’s much cheaper to throw your...

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Heat Stroke – Are You At Risk?
Jun15

Heat Stroke – Are You At Risk?

You’ve been out in the sun all day and you suddenly feel lightheaded and confused, you’re having difficulty breathing and you feel sick.  Is it heat stroke? Heat stroke occurs when the body’s mechanisms for controlling temperature fail. Also known as sunstroke, it is a life-threatening condition and needs immediate medical attention. Treatment usually requires rapid physical cooling of the body.   What causes heat stroke?...

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