BUY NOTHING DAY!

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The busiest shopping day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving.

Buy Nothing Day is also the same day.

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Buy Nothing Day 2016

As the year-end approaches keep in mind that an object will never make you happy. It might for a few minutes, maybe even days, but in the end your experiences are all you’ve got. So this year why not get your family together and do something wildly different. Ignore Black Friday. Try buying almost nothing for Christmas and you might experience the most joyous holiday season you’ve ever had. Buy nothing and experience everything.

 

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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

break the habitWHETHER IT’S PROCRASTINATION OR OVEREATING, THIS NEW STRATEGY IS THE KEY…

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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cobrasoft (sxc.hu)

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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