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Archive | July, 2013

Is it Really Possible to Achieve Work Life Balance?

Posted on 30 Jul 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Tired of trying to stay on?

Are you lacking energy and enthusiasm? Are you tired of living from pay-check to pay-check?

Maybe you’re tired of 60-hour work weeks. Maybe your work life balance feels more like a pipe dream with the deadlines, pressures and late nights at the office that prevent you from having a happy, balanced home.

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Why You Crave Salt

Posted on 29 Jul 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags


Do you ever find it nearly impossible to stop eating potato chips? Or do you sometimes find yourself swinging through the drive-thru for some fries even when you’re not really hungry? If so, you’re not alone. Humans are hard wired to crave salt- and that makes sense, since we do need it to survive, just in much smaller amounts than we typically consume. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic: “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day — or 1,500 mg if you’re age 51 or older, or if you are black, or if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.” The average American, however, is consuming more like 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount. According to Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times, and author of SALT SUGAR FAT: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table, it comes from processed food.

There are many reasons you might be craving salt, some indicate a serious medical problem, but often it is simply learned behavior. If you grew up salting your food, it won’t taste as good to you at first to skip the salt. However, taste buds do change, and you’ll soon adjust to less salt in your diet, and feel better too. Here are a few reasons you may be craving salt:

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Nutrients to Unplug and Recharge Your Body and Mind

Posted on 27 Jul 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments

Stress seems inevitable, and takes its toll on our health and well-being. Do you recognize any of these signs?

Stress Check • Do you have difficulty relaxing? • Do you feel irritable? • Do you have a dry mouth and sweaty palms? • Do you worry about little events of the day and are unable to shut your mind off? • Do you take on too much? • Do you eat quickly? • Do you have problems sleeping?

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8 Subliminal Messages

Posted on 03 Jul 2013 | Author Stefanie | Comments 1 comment

Could you do something like this in your logo or book cover?  Watch the video by Robert Libetti, and seen on Business Insider, to view 8 subliminal messages in these logos that you have never noticed before.

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