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How Creative Are You?

Imagine being presented with a candle, a box of thumbtacks, and a book of matches. The assignment is to affix the lit candle to the wall in such a way that the candle won’t drip wax onto the table below. Begin now…. So, have you figured it out yet? Here are two common strategies that [...]

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All or Nothing

I just love dessert. If you give me a cookie, I will eat every single crumb. For years I tried to be one of those “I’ll just have a little bite” types but it never worked. Thanks to Gretchen Rubin, author of Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, I have a [...]

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What Do You Need to Thrive?

In 1954, psychologist Abraham Maslow created the famous “hierarchy of needs.” It is a theory about human motivation and what makes people tick—from the most basic requirements (think food and water) to increasingly sophisticated levels of personal growth. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is organized into a pyramid. At the bottom are “Physiological needs” like air, [...]

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Don’t Cancel Your Dinner Plans: A Science-Backed Reason To Be Social

What does it take to age well? Most people I ask say some version of the following:  a healthy diet, taking vitamins, staying in shape, and seeing a doctor for annual check-ups. The emphasis is always on physical health. Nobody ever mentions the importance of an active social life. According to research, spending most of your [...]

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