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Powerful foods packed with nutrients.

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Every single person’s life on Earth is unique. We all work different jobs, lead vastly different lives, and live in different parts of the world. We have our own families, hobbies, schedules, and routines.

Even so, we all have a few common necessities — food, water, shelter, etc. Although most of us lead very busy lives, we all take time out of each day to eat.

Even so, I don’t think there is enough emphasis today on the health impacts of which foods we choose to put into our bodies. Food is not just one of life’s simple pleasures. …

Genius ideas to optimize your success.

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Bill Gates is regarded as one of the most successful people in the world. He co-founded Microsoft, became a billionaire, and then moved on to doing philanthropy work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

While there are some aspects of highly successful billionaires’ routines that many people would not want to (and quite frankly, should not) adopt, I do think there are a few key lessons to be learned from Bill Gates’ daily routine.

Some people might assume that a man with the kind of wealth Bill Gates has acquired (over $100 billion) would be spending his days kicking…

They just might do the same for you.

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For about five years now, I have lived what I would call a very healthy lifestyle. I don’t love to use the word healthy, because I think it’s a very relative term. My perception of a healthy diet or lifestyle could be completely different than yours. Even so, it’s the best way I can think of to describe how I choose to live and eat.

So, I’m going to further explain what my healthy diet looks like. It consists of three full meals with snacks in between, and dessert every single night. …

No, it’s not 5 AM.

When I joined my middle school’s cross-country team in 8th grade, I was forced to wake up at 7 AM to get to summer practices on time. Unsurprisingly, this is when my hatred for exercising early in the morning began to develop.

During these morning practices, I always felt tired and half asleep. On top of that, my stomach hurt no matter what I ate. As a result, I didn’t look forward to my runs. I knew I had to get through them to experience the fun part — racing, but I also wished I didn’t feel this way.


Fad diets not included.

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Let’s flashback to about ten years ago. I’m 14 years old, just starting high school, and a three sport athlete.

Due to my incredibly active lifestyle, I’m constantly hungry. I load up on sugar cereal each morning before I rush off to school. Once there, I eagerly await the moment I get to take a break from my classes, chat with my friends, and enjoy my lunch.

My favorite part, of course, is the dessert. Almost every single day, I get a little packaged treat, whether it be a brownie, cookie, snack cake, or miniature candy bars. …

Happy Tidbit Tuesday everyone!

This past week, we published many different articles on the topics of health, food, fitness, lifestyle, and more. Here are four of the most popular ones that you definitely do not want to miss.

3 Purchases I Don’t Regret Making in 2021

In this piece, Alyssa recaps some of the purchases she made in 2021 which she does not feel buyer’s remorse over.

4 Healthy Foods Under $3 You Should Buy at the Grocery Store

Felicia discusses some of her favorite budget friendly grocery store finds in this article.

What I Eat as a Vegan To Burn Fat and Build Muscle

In this article, Alyssa recaps a typical full day of eating as a vegan.

3 Sly Traits of Highly Successful People

In this piece, Felicia discusses what it takes to climb the ladder of…

Avoid these costly mistakes.

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How you choose to spend or save your money is 100 percent your decision. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that making really smart investments when you are younger can set you up for financial success in your 30’s and beyond.

Nowadays, people love to discuss the various investments that are considered (relatively) safe with immense potential for future growth, such as undervalued stocks, index funds, and the like.

What is talked about far less often are the potential financial traps. These are the risky investments that have a high chance of costing you money in the long run.


These ones are actually worth the time.

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Making money online is more common than ever before. This is partially due to the rapid technological advancements we have made as a society over the last decade or so, and partially due to the creator economy that has developed in recent years.

While making money online isn’t necessarily easy, it is simple. There truly are endless opportunities everywhere you look. However, not every online income stream pays enough to be worth the time invested.

For example, survey websites that pay out $0.10 for 10 minutes of your time are going to make you about $0.60 an hour. Is that…

A realistic day from start to finish.

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I have prioritized eating healthy and exercising daily for about five years straight. No matter how busy my life gets or how much motivation I have on a given day, eating well and working out are two things that I try my hardest not to neglect.

It really has nothing to do with how I look, but rather, how I feel. I work out because doing so makes me feel good, provides me with mental clarity, and boosts my productivity for the remainder of the work day.

I eat healthy because doing so fuels my body with the energy it…

Minimize these ingredients to boost your health.

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Every single human shares a few basic needs — food, water, shelter, etc. Without them, you cannot live a full and happy life.

Over the years, we have continued to advance as a society, and our lifestyles have shifted dramatically. A couple hundred years ago, many of today’s conveniences, such as cars and fast food chains, did not exist.

While a number of positive benefits have come as a result of the technological advancements society has made, there have also been quite a few negative impacts. …

Alyssa Atkinson

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