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It’s not easy being upbeat when life’s little bumps—from looming work deadlines to a streak of cloudy days—can easily send your mood sinking and stress levels soaring. But what’s sweeter than that warm feeling you get from sipping a peppermint-spiced latte (or any of these mood-boosting sips) on a chilly morning? These 10 small, feel-good moves offer a major mood boost. Try one—or all—to feel happier and calmer in no time. Click the image below for the full article.
Ah, spring. There’s something simply magical about the season. Even perpetually peppy birds seem to have a little more cheer in their chirps, and heck, what’s not to like about going outside and not being slapped by a wind so cold it makes you wonder what you ever did to make Mother Nature hate you? But there’s nothing that can kill your warm weather-induced buzz faster than the idea of “spring cleaning.” (Nothing says a heath refresh like finally getting into shape—with the least amount of work possible. Prevention’s Fit in 10 plan gives you super-efficient 10-minute workouts and 10-minute meal ideas. Try if for FREE!) Click the picture below for the full article.
There’s no secret – the simplest things are often the best, says nutritionist Dr John Briffa, if we want to feel good all year round. 1 Eat ‘primally’ Common sense dictates that the best diet is one based on foods we’ve been eating the longest in terms of our time on this planet. These are the foods that we’ve evolved to eat and are best adapted to. Studies show that a ‘primal’ diet made up of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish and eggs, is best for weight control and improvement in risk markers for illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. This ‘go primal’ food philosophy will enable you to cut through the marketing hype and dietary misinformation, and allow you to make healthy food choices quickly and confidently……. Click the picture below for the full article.
I can still remember now some 45 years later, the efforts of my parents at getting me to memorize what we called “times tables.” We used tools, songs and other methods to help me learn multiplication tables. “One times two is two. Two times two is four. Three times two is six.” And on and on we went for hours until I had them down. And to this day, when I am stuck on a real life math problem, I find myself reciting the “times tables” to help me remember. Years later when I was serving as a volunteer on a church mission, I had the daunting task of memorizing “discussions” verbatim that could be used to teach religious principles to those hoping to learn. It was among the most difficult things I have ever done, but the lessons I learned as a child helped me tackle it successfully. Click the picture below for the full article.
Balancing games encourage the development of gross motor skills through practice. Gross motor skills include big movements involving the muscles of the arms, legs, torso and feet, according to the Baby Center website. Gross motor activities include actions such as running, jumping or hopping. You can encourage your child’s healthy development by teaching him to play fun and easy balancing games such as Hopscotch.   Click the picture below for the full article.  
In South Korea, the first birthday of a child is a very special event: It’s where the Doljabi ceremony takes place. Traditionally, this predicts the child’s future with a strong emphasis on his or her career path. The specifics of the ceremony can be modified, but it’s important to include a diverse mix of Doljabi items. Whatever item the child grabs first from a plate indicates their future career, for example a paintbrush means they’ll be an artist, a magnifying glass a scientist, or won (money) means they’ll make a lot of money. Obviously, the parents really encourage their child to choose whatever they consider the “best” Doljabi item, which is often money, books (to become a scholar) or other serious pursuits. While today the ceremony is mostly just for tradition and a bit of fun, the South Koreans are really making a showcase over something every parent wonders about. What will your child be when they grow up? You don’t need a Doljabi ceremony to figure out the tell tale signs that your child may be made to be an entrepreneur. Here are six signs you might want to encourage that path.   Click the picture below for the full article.
It’s no secret that working out keeps you younger—both in terms of the energy you have and your physical ability to keep doing the things you love. “Fitness is a youth serum,” says physical therapist and fitness expert Maureen Hagan. “Fitness affects how youthful you look, the way you move, and your ability to do whatever you want, whenever.” Hagan has been training clients for more than 20 years with a focus on active aging, and is also a regularly published research reviewer on the same topic. This past weekend at the IDEA World Fitness Convention, Hagan presented the healthy aging secrets she’s learned from both practice and clinical research. Don’t worry, we’re not about to overhaul your favorite workout. No matter how old you are or what you like to do for exercise, you can use Hagan’s secrets to move better, protect yourself from injury, and feel younger.   Click the picture below for the full article.