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How to use free time well, and how people waste it Free time is a gift. And just like a gift of money, we can squander it, invest it or create something meaningful with it. Here’s some inspiration for how to best use your free time, whether the time was unexpected or circled on the …

Sometimes it seems impossible to avoid packaged foods when we only have a few minutes before we need to walk out the door. Here are some simple recipes with only a few ingredients that offer the nutrition you need in the time you have. Frozen Nutty Banana Take some firm but ripe bananas, cut them …

tips for good mornings

It’s hard to have a good day without a good morning, and it’s hard to have a good morning without setting the stage the night before. Part of what makes mornings so hard is having a wave of responsibilities hit as soon as your eyelids open. The goal for the night before is to make …

transformer pickup lines

February has us thinking about love and relationships, which got us thinking about terrible pick up lines that we’ve heard/experienced. Some truly make us want to vomit. It’s handy that I have my library card because I’m totally checking you out. Did it hurt? (did what hurt) When you fell from heaven? [Best comeback-”Did you …

kids need more recess

Written by Angela Silva Do your children ever struggle to focus on homework? Do they often get distracted when sitting for long periods of time? Do they ever seem to have trouble remembering things, or despite seeming to remember things they still performs poorly on tests? Parents who answered “yes” to any of those questions …

princess superhero kids

Disney princesses and the flood of recent superheroes might be teaching our children lessons we don’t want them to learn. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) recently completed a study which showed that 4–year–olds remember the aggression of superhero movies, but not the reasons behind the aggression. Furthermore, study authors found that the “preschooler’s engagement …

box jump exercise

Box jumps are a bit of a athletic status symbol, with professional athletes or otherwise very fit people posting videos of themselves leaping like gazelles straight up onto chest-high platforms. These flat-footed rocket launches are incredible feats, no doubt. But determining their worth for the average gym-goer is a little harder to nail down. What Box Jumps …

Written by Angela Silva When you change the way you think about exercise to a matter of functionality rather than physique, you start to realize the importance of some very basic moves you were taught at a young age. Let’s think about it for a minute: what are some regular “exercises” that are part of …

It’s Not About the Nail Sometimes we know the answer to our problems but can’t admit it. Jamaican Accent Man Be positive, don’t be afraid of doing stuff your own way. Broken Escalator Sometimes we are set in our ways too much. Candy Bar Commercial It is possible to help too much.

sprint workout

If you’re trying to lose weight, these workout errors can hurt your progress. > Only doing one type of workout. If you do the same exercise a hundred times, you’ll get cardiovascular benefits, assuming you’re exerting yourself. But as the body builds tolerance to the workout, it will learn how to expend fewer calories to perform …