Fun Is Under Rated!

In the name of “fun,” I have two questions for you: How do you define fun? I know everyone defines it differently. Just make sure you have a description so you can grab your share of the fun. Is it light-hearted pleasures? Playful behavior? Is fun found in board games...

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Shedding Expectations

    “I always feel happy. You know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone. Expectations always hurt.” —Shakespeare What a great quote! Living it means so much when it comes to happiness—but let me clarify. I realize that at work you expect co-workers to play...

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Action Beats Angst

  We have all been there at one time or another—putting off doing something for whatever reason until the procrastination causes anguish in one form or another. Why do we do it? In most circumstances we do it because we can. When a project, job, task or whatever has a...

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Dealing with Regret

  As people age, they begin to realize how many opportunities they’ve squandered over the years. Moments of regrets and “should haves” are not uncommon. Some are petty, like hobbies that weren’t pursued. Others are more profound—like failing to take steps to repair a...

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The Wonders of Stem Cells

Did you know that stem cells have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and give rise to specialized cells? The real fascination comes with their potential to develop into many different types of cells: brain cells, muscle cells, red blood cells,...

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Healthy Aging

There is no magical way to halt or reverse the aging process completely, but there are steps each of us can take. The first is to admit you are getting older. We all are. So stop fighting it. Embrace it. Own it. Even love it. While it’s true that there could be some...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

In his book, “Happiness Is  Serious Problem”, noted radio talk show host and author, Dennis Prager, identifies gratitude as one of the essential components of happiness. While gratitude has long been considered a religious and spiritual imperative, Mr. Prager elevates...

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The Quest for Immortality

Did you know… Scientists have been fascinated with the quest for immortality for centuries. In the last decade, however, there have been new discoveries that may contribute significantly to extending life. One study that might have some implications for humans comes...

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Playing Games Keeps the Brain Young

Did you know… Mental activity prolongs the youthfulness of the brain. People who play games like bridge, Sudoku, chess and board games and do crossword puzzles and other brain teasers tend to ward off dementia longer than those who don’t. The same is true for...

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Stop Whining—Start Winning

After the November Presidential election, there was an abundance of whining, the likes of which I don’t remember in my lifetime. While there are always disappointments with the results of any competition, including elections, people generally accept the outcome and...

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