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The Proven Way to Increase Your Life Expectancy

A few years ago I got into jogging – and couldn’t stop. I did some extreme runs – between cities! I’m not going to encourage you to start running marathons but I do want to talk up the benefits of walking. I say take every opportunity you can to walk. It’s fine to have lofty
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What is The Ideal Number of Work Hours in a Week?

Studies consistently show that people employed full-time would generally prefer to work less hours, meanwhile other studies have found that being totally unemployed is very bad for people’s mental health, so the question is, what is the ideal number of work for optimum physical and mental health? It turns out it is just eight hours
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The Unhealthy Relationships To Food That Stem From Childhood

Today I want to look at our relationship to food, particularly snacking. How much food should you eat as snacks? How much of your daily energy should you consume through meals and how much should you consume through snacking? Ideally, dieticians tell us we should get 80 per cent of our energy through three regular
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The Worst Childhood Habits and How to Avoid Them

I often write about how important it is to establish life habits that will set you up for success. You know I’m an advocate of exercise, eating well, early to bed and early to rise, ongoing learning, giving to the needy, and establishing meaningful personal goals. You also know that it is challenging to actually
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How to Overcome Age Discrimination in a Job Interview

If you are over 50 and looking for a new job, you have probably at times felt that your age goes against you. If you are over 40 and looking for a new job, you may have also discovered that potential employers can be ageist. Discrimination, while illegal, still exists and is hard to overcome.
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Eight Crucial Steps To Maintaining Friendships

Not so long ago I read a brilliant article on the American Psychology Today website about maintaining romantic relationships. What struck me was that the described behaviours would enrich any type of relationship –friendship, professional colleagueship, even interactions with grown-up children! These behaviours were recommended by psychologist Dr Randi Gunther. Let’s look at them and
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