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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.


An underrated way to profit from your passion.

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In recent years, online content creation has become increasingly popular. Part of it has to do with the advancement of technology, but another huge reason it has grown so much is because people can now create content for money.

That’s not to say that it is easy to make videography, photography, blogging, or another similar creative outlet your full-time job. Those who consistently make enough money to fully support themselves are few and far between.

Still, making money through content creation has become more doable in recent years. Even if you can’t make a full-time income through it, there is…

Happy Tidbit Tuesday everyone!

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

3 Lesser Known Secrets to Living Your Happiest Life

In this article, Alyssa shares a few little tidbits of information that can help you live a happier, fuller life.

The Ideal Work Week Is No Longer 40 Hours

In this piece, Alyssa discusses her views on the 40 hour work week, along with what she thinks the “ideal” work week looks like.

And that completes the round up of a few of the most popular articles published…

Implement them now (and repeat them daily).

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If there is one thing I have learned in recent years, it’s that there is not one single way to live your best life. Your happiest, fullest life might involve you living up in the mountains surrounded by nature.

Your sister’s, friend’s, or brother’s dream might be to live close enough to the beach that they can walk to it every single morning, sit in the sand, and enjoy the sunrise.

While the space you live in, the amount of money you make, the car you drive, and the material items you own shouldn’t determine your happiness, being able to…

But it isn’t 20 hours either.

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Our society has been accustomed to the 40 hour work week for quite some time. It’s practically ingrained in our brains that if you aren’t clocking 40 hours each week, you either aren’t successful or you aren’t working hard enough. Both of these statements are obvious lies (and the creator economy is proof of this).

Even so, that doesn’t change the fact that most people do work (at least) 40 hours each and every week. This poses the following question — what does the ideal work week look like? Some will argue that 20 hours is sufficient, but I disagree.

Try these easy fuel sources for a quick boost.

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I have always been the type of person who loves to eat snacks between meals. Whether I just got back from the gym, I need something to tide me over between lunch and dinner, or I’m simply not hungry for a huge meal, I rely on healthy snacks to get me through.

I think most of you probably snack throughout the day as well. However, what some people fail to realize is that the snacks you eat are just as important as the meals you consume when it comes to providing your body with energy to feel its best.


Use them to eat consistently healthy with ease.

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Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, but I didn’t always feel that way about it. In fact, it wasn’t until I entered college that I really started to enjoy cooking for myself.

When I was in high school, I tried my hand at cooking and baking here and there. Unfortunately, it always felt like a chore. Towards the end of high school, I wanted to start to eat healthier and decrease my added sugar intake, but I struggled to figure out how to do so in a balanced way.

My goal was to create meals that were incredibly healthy…

Alyssa Atkinson

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