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Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By | July 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, General, Top Stories Headline, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , |

At the age of 30, I was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. The diagnosis was actually a blessing, as well as a curse. The blessing? It clarified, identified, and explained bewildering behaviors, irrational fears, and confounding symptoms that I'd experienced my entire life. It set things in order. Now things made sense. I made sense, and I begin to see myself as I never had before.

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Why Your Podiatrist Hates Your High Heels

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Fashion, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Popular, Style, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Picture this: walking in high heels is the equivalent of walking on a ramp. When you wear high heels, the angle of your body changes to adjust for the incline of your feet. As you can imagine, the downward force places extra pressure on the balls of your feet.

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Popular, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Money does not just buy things but also experiences. How many beautiful memories come to mind because you gave yourself permission to spend money on a new experience or adventure.

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Money and Happiness: How We Make Money Decisions Based On Emotions, Not Facts

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Saving, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We use money every day but perhaps money and happiness doesn't even belong together in the same sentence. Does money truly make you happy? Do we usually make money decisions based on emotions, not facts?

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Down to Earth Lessons Learned from a Life at Sea

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

In my ten years of living on a sailboat, a typical bad day was a dragging anchor, a ripped sail, and our toddler throwing a vital tool overboard. At sea as on land, it always happened in three's. That chapter in my life impressed certain truths upon me, and although many of them were elicited from a sea or boat-related experience, the underlying moral of the story applies equally well to my life on land today. I now find these truths to be self-evident.

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Tapping into Your Outer Strength

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Popular, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Long gone are the days of us prancing around in leotards, doing jazzercise to be fit. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, let me be the one to tell you, cardio is never going to give you the tone and tightness you seek. Adding weighted exercises to your cardio routine is going to turn you into a fat-burning machine, in and out of the gym.

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