Why Diets Don’t Work, and the Lifestyle Change You Should Make Instead

Guest post contributed by Rebekah

According to research, a huge percentage of dieters will return to their original weight after a year or two of changing their eating habits. While we all want to lose weight and get the body of our dreams, the truth is that reducing the amount you eat or handing the health of your body over to some random dieting fad might not be the right way to go about getting real results.
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Health Habits: 4 Routine Health Tips That Really Make a Difference

Health is one of the most valuable things an individual can have. Without it, people find themselves struggling with issues like insomnia, weight gain, mood instability, chronic fatigue, low self-esteem, and much more.

On the other hand, being healthy improves self-confidence, increases body awareness, and facilitates the weight management and weight loss processes. If you’re looking for health strategies that can keep you on the road to optimized wellness, this is the article for you. Below you’ll find just four of many health strategies that can be of great help to you: 

Meditate

If you’re serious about getting healthy, you should definitely make meditation an integral component of your life. Taking this step is valuable for many reasons, including the fact that meditation is known to decrease stress. And as noted in the Huffington Post, meditation is also linked to improving concentration, promoting self-awareness, and slowing down the aging process.

Note that there are numerous distinct forms of meditation available to you, and this means that you’ll likely be able to find one that is right for you. Some of the modalities you may be interested in include image-based and breath-based. Listening to the sound and cadence of falling rain is another wonderful option! 

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Fountain Of Youth: 4 Beauty Tips To Help You Look Younger

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Are you starting to show signs of aging? Are you getting frustrated by people thinking you’re older than you are? If so, you’re in the right place. There are a variety of techniques you can use to help you look younger and more vivacious. Here are four of the best beauty tips to help give yourself a youthful look. Continue reading “Fountain Of Youth: 4 Beauty Tips To Help You Look Younger”

3 Practical But Popular Gifts Any Teen Would Enjoy

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Getting gifts for little kids is often pretty easy. Figuring out something for adults is usually not that difficult either. Teenagers, on the other hand, can be a lot more difficult to buy for. A lot of the time they don’t want to receive practical things as gifts, even though they’ll use them. But what about practical gifts they actually will enjoy? No matter the gender of your teen, these three practical gifts will be a hit. Continue reading “3 Practical But Popular Gifts Any Teen Would Enjoy”

4 Family Health Challenges That Everyone Will Be Motivated By

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Keeping your family healthy is a prime concern for all parents. However, getting them to take responsibility for their own health is learned behavior that begins in early life. If you want your children to engage in habits that will help to keep them healthy throughout their lives, begin by being a good example. You can start by educating them on the actions that contribute to good health and by engaging in these positive behaviors as a family. Here are just a few areas where early habits can pay off in better health throughout your life. Continue reading “4 Family Health Challenges That Everyone Will Be Motivated By”

5 Things You Can Do to Simplify Your Family’s Next Move

Moving homes can be a stressful process, especially if young children are involved. It can be difficult to find time for packing, and fragile items can be quite difficult to pack as well. Following a few basic steps will simplify this lengthy process and ensure that everything gets to your new home unscathed.

Pack Room by Room

Running through the house attempting to find belongings that will all fit in one box is a lot of work.  You will be better served by packing one room at a time. This will help when it comes to unpacking because your belongings will be well organized. Plus, it will help you and your movers to know where they should place the boxes on moving day.
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How to Embrace the Eccentric Look

One of the most important things to consider when creating your own look is how to make it unique and add a personal touch to it. Following trends blindly isn’t always the best choice, especially if you end up looking exactly like everybody else. So, instead of blending in with the majority, embrace your eccentric look. Here is some useful advice on how to achieve this.

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Spring Clean: Tips For Easily Dejunking Your Life

Spring cleaning can be much more than simply scrubbing the house from top to bottom. It is also an excellent time to de-clutter the home. There are probably many items around your home that you aren’t using and someone else could benefit from owning or using. Going through the clutter is a great way to free up your life and help someone else out along the way.
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Here Are 5 Crucial Ways How Music Governs Your Behavior

Guest post contributed by David Milsont  

You listen to music without knowing that it provides any sort of benefits to you. Whenever you do your routine activities, you love playing music at the backdrop, because it plays a great role in making you cheerful and content. You might not know what sort of technical benefits are provided by music, but when you try to focus on some task you definitely have a strong urge of listening to a particular type of song so that you can easily finish your work. That generally happens because, different types of music affect our brain differently and in some cases, it starts responding accordingly.
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DIY Candle Lanterns

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Here’s a great DIY project to work on this weekend.  Make your own outdoor candle lanterns to dress up your porch or yard! These are so easy, plus they make a stylish statement without breaking the bank.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Mason Jars
Wire
Pebbles
Sand – *Optional alternative to Pebbles*

All of these items can be found at Walmart in the craft section, Michael’s Craft Store, or your local craft shop.

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Here’s how you make them:
Drill a hole on each side if the lid of the mason jar.  Run the wire through and twist it with needle nose pliers. Then add your pebbles and placed a votive candle holder inside.  Easy enough, right?!

 

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If you prefer, you can skip the wire part all together and just set the jars on a table outside to enjoy.
Special thanks to my friend Dee for taking all of the pictures and sharing this with us.  Thanks, Dee! xo!!