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The Power of Music - The Cognitive Effects of Mozart & Other Music

September 17th, 2012

Music is said to be a powerful force for change. It has, after all, been at the forefront of most subculture movements, whether it was rebellious teenagers with their beloved Elvis in the 1950s shrugging the protective parental parameters or the hippies using rock 'n' roll as a cornerstone of their radical politics. While these forces are physically apparent, there has been a...

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Ways to Handle Tobacco Cravings When You're Trying to Quit

September 14th, 2002

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself, not only in the long-term, but even immediately. You'll find that once you quit smoking, your life will improve. However, the addictive properties of nicotine can make it difficult to stop smoking cigarettes. Luckily there are ways to beat the cravings, so keep a few of these tricks from the Mayo Clinic and...

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Life Changes You Can Make to Save Money

September 12th, 2012

Even if you aren't in debt, the economic slump may prompt you to cut back your spending and try to save money. Here are a few tips you may want to consider to bolster your bank account and decrease your expenses. Set priorities Think of everything that you spend money on, and divide the list into two categories - necessity and luxury. While you may not be able to cut out the...

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How To Infuse Some Health Into Your Chocolate Shake

September 12th, 2012

Chocolate shakes are delectable beverages enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. While the sweet drink is thought of as a dessert, you can still add some healthy elements to nourish your body and please your taste buds. Here are a few ingredients you may want to think about adding to your next chocolate shake. Fruit Fruits are rich with vitamins and their natural...

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How to Avoid Emotional Eating

September 11th, 2012

Many people experience issues with emotional eating, also known as stress eating. This phenomenon occurs when you eat not because you're hungry, but to comfort some other source of dissatisfaction. For example, if you think you did poorly on a presentation at work, you may find yourself hitting up the vending machine afterward to satisfy your stress with a chocolate bar....

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Two Signs That You Need a New Sewing Machine

September 10th, 2012

A sewing machine is a great way to efficiently alter your clothes or fix any rips with extreme precision. While hand sewing has its merits and is good for those quick fixes, a sewing machine provides a fast, quality repair that's second-to-none. If you're a seasoned seamstress or an at-home tailor, you may have developed a bond with your trusty sewing machine. Still though,...

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Fun Activities To Do With Your Grandparents

September 6th, 2012

Spending quality time with your grandparents can be fun and entertaining as well as a great learning experience. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy with your grandfather and grandmother that you might not do with your friends, but that you can all benefit from. Here are a few that you may want to consider. Create a scrapbook Your grandparents aren't just keys to...

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How to Protect Your Eyesight

September 6th, 2012

It's a simple but unavoidable fact - these days, with the amount of time we spend staring at screens, our vision may be more at risk of long-term damage than in the past. For this reason it's vitally important that you take good care of your eyes at all times. Of course, we don't often think of our peepers as something that we can really take care of, but there are plenty of...

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How to Quickly Lose Weight

September 4th, 2012

You've probably been told countless times that fad diets don't work - whether it's cutting out carbs or drinking nothing but lemon juice and chili powder for two weeks, most of these diets may help you cut down a few pounds, but you're going to have a hard time keeping that weight off once you go back to your normal habits. If you want to lose weight quickly and permanently,...

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How To Make a Great Trail Mix Recipe

August 31st, 2012

Trail mix is the ultimate grab-and-go food. Its ability to fit in any portable container or bag makes it highly convenient for road trips, picnics or outdoor excursions. While you can always opt for a store-bought mix, you'll get more for your money if you personalize it to your taste buds' preferences. Here are some tips for concocting the perfect trail mix that's both...

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