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Midday Crash? Take A Coffee Nap.

 

According to science, taking a coffee nap will give us more energy and make us smarter. Mostly. I'm one of those people who can drink coffee and sleep afterwards and I thought I was weird. Turns out, it's all in your timing. You can do it, too - even at work. 

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What Amazing Feats Did You Accomplish This Holiday Weekend?

So that moment... when one day your realize your best friend has an amazing, uncanny, super-human ability to stand on her head...ON WATER!

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My Color Run Experience!

Did you do The Color Run? I did & had a blast! Getting dirty in colored chalk couldn't have been more fun!

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So How Much Money Do You Make?

Um, yeah.  Don't answer that ..Yet!

I read an interesting article in the NY Times this week that said because so much information now is out in the open with social media, we may be entering a time when salaries aren't quite as secretive as they have been in the past.

Do you know what your co-workers make?  If not, that may change soon.

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One Mom Shatters The Breast Milk Record

If you have babies, did you breast feed?  I did it for ten months and by the end I was plum worn out.  It was a great bonding experience and I loved that part of it, but it was hard on a girl's body too.

One woman has set a new record for the amount of breast milk pumped, and the total is pretty unbelievable!

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Really? Some Foods Can Make Us MORE Hungry.

I think I've admitted before that I'm a little OCD when it comes to weight.  I weigh myself every day and I freak out if I get toward the upper end of my self-imposed five pound window because I don't like how my stomach feels above a certain weight and I can't stand tight pants.  I was chubby as a kid and in college and a lot of my weight issues are no doubt tied to that.  On the positive side, it's made me more conscious of the things I eat and it's forced me to make choices that are consistent with health goals, and on the negative side it kinda drives me nuts.

Anyhoo, I just read that there are some foods that can actually make us more hungry.  Crazy! Are there any foods that can trick us into being full?  

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Miss Idaho Makes National News And Inspires Those With Diabetes

We've been talking about it for awhile now, but Miss Idaho's inspirational story is starting to make national headlines now.

The need for insulin for diabetic patients doesn't take time off for beauty pageants, and for Miss Idaho that meant wearing the insulin pump on her bikini during the swimsuit competition. Sierra Sandison talked to E! News about what inspired her to wear it in front of the cameras.

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Dare To Sushi

I love Sushi & would eat it several times a week if I could afford it. But since I can't when we have family dinner we normally go to sushi. And this last time they made me try something I would have never ordered.

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Get Some Me Time!

I'm a firm believer in getting "me time" or vacation time. Especially in the summer time. And since I can only afford to actually vacation once a year, I would like to let you know about some of my favorite summer pastimes.

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Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.

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