10 Tricks to Look 10 Years Younger

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Most of us want to look as youthful and vital on the outside as we feel on the inside. But without realizing it, we may be appearing older than we need to.

Here are 10 simple things you can do that will make you look younger…


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How to Break Big Bad Habits


Nearly everyone has at least one bad habit that he/she would just love to be rid of—maybe it’s eating too much, losing your temper or putting things off. But why is it so hard to break a bad habit even though you clearly know that the behavior is harmful to you?


A Powerful Force That Resists Change

Bad habits are often created by unconscious motives, beliefs and feelings. Of course, you can make a conscious effort to stop these practices, but that won’t help when the powerful unconscious or automatic part of your brain makes you reach for another helping or tells you to tailgate that driver who isn’t going as fast as you’d like. The unconscious brain holds on to what has always been done and reacts, over and over again, without thinking about consequences.

The good news: The unconscious mind can be rewired so that making the right choices and withstanding temptation become second nature. Then you don’t have to struggle to do what’s good for you—you just do it because it has become your new habit. The key is to engage in behaviors or practices that reprogram the unconscious brain. How to break common bad habits… Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Your Hands to Yourself — banning handshakes

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The Handshake—Could Banning It Prevent Infections?

The Handshake—Could Banning It Prevent Infections? Should hospitals ban handshaking? And should you refuse to shake your doctor’s hand for your own health? Read the rest of this entry »

Organizing your Digital Pictures

24314-cameraphoneSimple Solutions for Photo Overload

 If you use a digital camera or smartphone, there’s a good chance that you literally have more photos than you know what to do with. Here’s how to manage a large or small photo collection easily and effectively using today’s best digital options…

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A Psychiatrist’s View on How to Declutter Your Home

A cluttered home is more than just unsightly—living in the midst of a mess actually takes a toll on our mood and our quality of life.

A home is supposed to be a peaceful, joyful retreat. A disorderly home instead makes us feel anxious and unsettled. It’s hard to relax when surrounded by chaos.

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Is Facebook Spying on You?

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UPDATE – July 3, 2014

Facebook is not only spying on you—it is intentionally experimenting with your emotions, the social-media giant recently confirmed. In one experiment, Facebook manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users to study how a steady diet of positive content or negative content would affect their online behavior. The study found that Facebook users who were exposed to increased negative content were more likely to post negative updates…and vice versa.

Six ways your privacy could be compromised

A billion people worldwide use Facebook to share details of their lives with their friends. Trouble is, they also might be unintentionally divulging matters they consider private—to friends…coworkers, clients and employers…marketing companies…and even to competitors, scammers and identity thieves.

Six ways Facebook could be compromising your private information and how to protect yourself… Read the rest of this entry »

How to Break Bad Habits in Four Steps

badhabitWant to kick a bad habit—just about any bad habit? There’s a proven system that has helped millions of people give up damaging habits and establish new, healthful ones in their place. You can simplify that system to help yourself do the same. The secret: Drawing upon four key components of 12-step programs.

The first and most famous 12-step program is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and there are dozens of similar programs based on the same basic principles. These principles can help you, too, whether your goal is to cut back on junk food, quit being a couch potato, give up cigarettes, spend less, stop biting your nails or whatever.

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