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Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

"Christmas is over, you've put on weight, it's cold out, it's dark out, your credit card bills are in, you're not going to get another day off until March, and you're tired. You might even be depressed. If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of…

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Slowing The F Down

Hello, hello! Happy New Year M'Ladies. How was your holiday season? I rested and regrouped with my family, and I'm ready for 2017. I know that after hearing from so many of you, the general consensus is that the world is happy to just put 2016 behind us. This year, again, I made no resolutions. Nothing came to me, and I didn't…

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Cuz It Comes Down To This One Thing…

Girls, I wanted to share something that had a big impact on me. It was also a real AHA moment for the others in the room as well. I recently attended a powerful, inspiring luncheon called Women's Power Talks: Standing Up to Violence Against Women. I heard the story of Rita Kestenbaum, a mother who sent her beautiful daughter Carol Kestenabum off…

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Seasonal Depression: Food For Your Mood

By Tracy Satov As the days have gotten shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers. Are there any foods that could improve your mood? For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness,…

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Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Attention All Complainers: Listen Up! For Thanksgiving, I decided to do something different. Instead of discussing thankfulness and gratitude (which we will come to), I decided to talk about the other end of the spectrum. Complaining. So let's give you the science immediately. Not only do repeated negative thoughts make it easier to think yet more negative thoughts, they also…

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Demystifying The College Application Process

By Marla Pinsler  Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the 'right university' often come into our minds early on. But then as your child grows, and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset. As…

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Are You Stuck In A Rut?

The days are shorter, the sunshine hours fewer, November is a tough month for many. If you've been perched on the fence getting splinters, unable to make a decision, paralyzed and afraid to take the jump toward your happiness, I am coming for you. Fall symbolizes the shedding and ridding ourselves of the old, and beginning of the new cycle.…

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Wisdom Wednesday: Are You A Blamer?

Hola, Happy Hump Day, AKA Wisdom Wednesday. I have lots to tell you, but I will preserve my strength and share all next week. Come back next week, please. ;) But today, I have a question for you, and I'd like you to think long and hard about it, and answer yourself honestly. ARE YOU A BLAMER?  When something goes…

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23 Productivity Tips That Will Actually Make You Happier

By Larry Kim These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy. 1. Turn Off Alerts It’s terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to retweets. It’s essential you shut these notifications off! Trust me, you’ll see…

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New Study: Anxiety Hits Women Hardest and 3 Quick Ways I Hit Back Harder and Won

By Lindsay France Anxiety has a favorite host: females who live in North America. Are you surprised? I’m not. According to a new study published in Brain and Behavior magazine, scientists compared nearly 50 notable scientific papers on anxiety from around the world. Females and people in areas of high population showed time and again to produce higher rate of…

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