Why too much sleep could be bad for you


Many of us try, but often fail, to get eight hours’ sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount – but some experts now say it’s too much, and may actually be unhealthy. We all know that getting too little sleep is bad. You feel tired, you may be irritable, and it can contribute to obesity, ...

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5 ways your cell ohone is completely ruining your skin


Every time you talk or text on your cell phone, you’re putting your skin at risk (and if you’re reading this on your mobile device, you’re doing it right now, too). In a culture where selfies are a daily occurrence, it’s inevitable that you use your cell multiple times a day. Acne, wrinkles, and dark spots are just a few ...

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22 things to start doing now that will improve the rest of your life


Exercise. And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert during the day. It will help wake you up in the morning by getting your blood flowing. It will help to sharpen and focus your mind. It will help relieve stress. There are ...

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What to do when your Manager turns you down for a raise


You finally decided to ask for a raise. You have been doing well in your job and your accomplishments over the past 12 months speak for themselves. So, you gather your labor market data, rehearse your talking points, and set up a time to speak with your manager. Everything seems to be going well, until your boss tells you “sorry, ...

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How to spot a real estate scam

The property listing almost looks too good to be true – it is in the perfect location, has beautiful photos and is well below your budget. You send off an enquiry and receive a quick response: the landlord is currently overseas and cannot show you the home. But if you can wire through a deposit as soon as possible, the ...

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Here’s how to look out for liars without being too obvious


I want to believe salespeople when they say the product they are selling really does what they say it can do. I want to believe that the people I do business with are telling the truth. I want to believe my kids when they tell me what they did or whom they were with. But sometimes I suspect some of ...

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8 habits of incredibly happy women

Over good food and good wine, I was talking to two women about one important topic that threaded us together. They were new friends who shared so much between motherhood, Minnesota winters and current and past teaching careers. As our voices got louder, and more urgent, we leaned in closer. We were talking about happiness, debating whether or not it ...

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What makes a pregnant woman sexy?

Pregnant women are special and they should be treated and handled with tender, loving, care. They are not only  special but sexy as well. Read on to find out what Dayan Masinde thinks makes pregnant women sexy. 1. “Her body” Her hips become wider, her butt grows bigger, her boobs become fuller, her belly is exciting, her navel is sensual; ...

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9 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

Psychologists call it “thin slicing.” Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to promiscuity. Here are nine of those instant decisions people make: 1. If you’re trustworthy People decide on your trustworthiness in a tenth of a second. Princeton researchers found this out by giving one group of university students ...

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Obsessing over the perfect social media post is ruining your life – Study

Social media likes are ruining your life — and now there’s proof. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of New York Times bestsellers like Crucial Conversations, have unveiled a new study on the way “likes” and the need for other social media praise affect our day-to-day lives. The results of the study, which surveyed 1,623 people, paint a picture of ...

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