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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FELT HEARD?

TRACI RUBLE | Psychotherapy clients ask me all the time, “Don’t you get tired of hearing so many people’s sob stories and complaining?” I have yet to feel tired.  Sure, some days are long, and being a therapist requires a level of attention that is taxing, but never in my 13 years of working with psychotherapy clients have I ever felt ...

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THE DNA JOURNEY: WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

AMANDA MONTEIRO | We can never be reminded too often of the fact that, in one way or another, we are all connected. Travel metasearch engine Momondo recently released a campaign titled “Let’s Open Our World” in order to highlight the importance of travelling: We only have one world, but it’s divided. We tend to think that there are more things dividing us than uniting us. ...

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14 SOLDIERS PHOTOGRAPHED BEFORE, DURING & AFTER WAR

ALEXA ERICKSON | Filmmaker Lalange Snow photographed and interviewed 14 members of 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland before they were sent to Afghanistan, after three months’ service, and mere days after coming back home from their deployment. The series, titled “We Are The Not Dead,” is meant to expose how war changes a person, both psychologically and physically, the trauma literally ...

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HOW TO CONQUER DISTRACTION & BE SUPER PRODUCTIVE (5 TIPS)

DANIELLE FAGAN | Being pulled away from a task at hand is something we’ve all experienced. Some of us experience it more than others. The difference between those who achieve their goals and those who do not is that the achievers keep their eyes on the prize. There will always be Facebook, drama, hunger, phone calls, needy friends, pets, coworkers, a ...

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THE ‘SHAZAM’ FOR PLANTS WILL IDENTIFY ANY PLANT FROM A PICTURE

ALANNA KETLER | An estimated 400,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, and, understandably, it can be difficult to keep track. The vast majority of us can only recognize and name a handful of plants, even if we would like it to be otherwise. If you would like to sharpen your knowledge in the wonderful realm of plant species, I have some good ...

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WHY I SAID GOODBYE TO AN OLD FRIEND & NEVER LOOKED BACK

RAJIE KABLI | What does it truly mean to miss someone? And why do we miss them? Was it their smile? The drama they brought into your life? Or some other, indefinable quality? I think what it really boils down to is the way they made us feel. Emotions are not only integral to the human experience, they also mirror it, ...

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CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY, HERE’S HOW THEY CAN SHAPE YOUR LIFE

MICHAEL ALLENBRIGHT | Can you remember words that were spoken to you at an early age that literally created your life? These are powerful words that, while they may seem hidden, are really there to be discovered if you pay attention. Words are vibrational patterns with energy just like everything else in the known universe. We know that light and sound ...

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LOOKING TO SAVE A RELATIONSHIP? TRY THE 10 LAWS OF BOUNDARIES

DANIELLE FAGAN | Boundaries have a bit of a bad rap. When we think of setting them, sometimes we imagine fences or big blockades that we need to put up between us and the ones that we love and naturally, that may seem like a bad thing. But in truth, they are absolutely necessary if we want to have a healthy ...

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HERE’S WHAT GETTING SPANKED AS A KID DID TO YOUR PERSONALITY

AMANDA MONTEIRO | The topic of parenting is a sensitive one, especially when the conversation directs to discipline. One such method of discipline in particular has long been debatable: spanking. While many parents agree on its appropriateness, more and more parents are opting out of this disciplinary action. In fact, in 1979, Sweden was the first country to actually implement spanking as illegal. ...

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IS SCIENCE BULLSH*T? JOHN OLIVER EXPLAINS THE CORRUPTION BEHIND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

ALANNA KETLER | Every day we are flooded with the newest that science has to offer. From morning talk shows and late night news to our social media feeds, it seems like there is a study to prove just about anything. I don’t know how many times I’ve come across a study that proves one thing and then another that proves the ...

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