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"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life." -Joel Osteen
"People are 'zombieing out' with the TV, with their phones, with the computer and they may eat an entire meal and they're not even tasting it."
Molly Kimball, registered dietitian, goes on to say:
"I think that mindless eating is 'zoning out' and a huge factor for over-eating, because we don't have that emotional, psychological satisfaction from the food we eat."
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"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." -Clint Eastwood
"He was having some trouble dealing with what happened. I explained to him that we could not live in fear & that people in our community are caring & loving. I told him to try & think of something he could do to make El Paso a little better." Ruben's mom http://ow.ly/jWbw50vpEEE
Sixth-grader Ruben Martinez wants to hold up posters, pass out flyers and promote a challenge on Facebook he thinks will help his Texas community begin to heal from a devastating shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 24 others.
“The longer you wait for your future, the shorter it will be.” —Loesje
"I know you don't wanna get outta bed right now, but you're gonna live through this in spite of it. Just know that it's gonna take you a long time." Sandy Phillips & her husband Lonnie provide advice, caring and compassion to grieving family members
Sandy and Lonnie Phillips have gone to the site of nearly every mass shooting since their daughter's death to support people affected by the tragedies, drawing from their own personal experiences
“A wise man changes his mind but a fool never will.” —Spanish proverb
"If you take risks, you're going to be wrong as much as you're right. And that is the pain of life and the joy of life." Sherry Lansing, who started out as an actress & went on to become President of 20 Century Fox
The producer, the first woman to head a major film studio, became a role model in a male-dominated industry, before – at the top of her game – boldly leaving the business altogether
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think” —A.A. Milne
“As we walked in today, a little boy told us that he’s ‘demo day-ing’ his cancer treatment & that’s pretty much the best thing I’ve ever heard. In our world, demo day marks the end of one chapter & the beginning of a newer, more exciting one." Chip Gaines http://ow.ly/5LCQ50uQTqy
The Fixer Upper alums teamed up with Target to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor play space for the children and their families
“To know the world, you must first know yourself. To change the world, you must first change yourself”— Unknown
"The last thing you should do after a big meal is sit down & watch TV for hours. Go out for a 10- to 20-minute walk & then sit down." Keith Diaz, lead researcher
Dr. Gregg Fonarow, adds: "These findings reinforce the advice to 'move more and sit less.'" http://ow.ly/Uhya50uRUkI
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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” —Dr. Martin Luther King JR
“There are so many people out there that are lonely, newly divorced, maybe widowed. Everybody wants somebody to love and to listen to them and hear them and these scammers know the right words to say.” Kathy Waters, head of Advocating Against Romance Scams http://ow.ly/GbK850vgZp1
Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop.
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do” —Eleanor Roosevelt.
Amber Rollins suggests making it a habit "to put something you need on the floor in front of the car seat. If I got into work and didn’t have my laptop, I’d turn right back around and go back to the car because I can’t do my job without it.”
“Education and awareness (alone) are not going to stop this problem, because nobody believes this can happen to them.”
“Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Given today’s emphasis on looks & wealth, it may surprise you that kindness is a top desirable trait across the world. But kindness is key to the human capacity for forming the long-term social bonds so essential to our evolution." Virginia J. Vitzthum http://ow.ly/IUQl50vd7GC
"Kindness" was the most important trait, with nearly 90% of women thinking it was a top priority, followed by "supportiveness" and "intelligence."
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou
Melissa Malamut writes in the NY Post: "But some patients insist that they had no open wounds — and the CDC notes that a cut might not even be necessary, as necrotizing fasciitis cases have been reported after blunt trauma that did not break the skin." http://ow.ly/bXO550vbGhM
It’s summer’s scariest health threat. But how worried should you be about necrotizing fasciitis, better known as “flesh-eating disease”? Although US officials haven’t issued any warnings this…
“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai
"Stress is harmful and vitamin or mineral deficiencies can also reduce sperm quality. My advice to men who contact me is that a well balanced diet which includes dairy and fresh vegetables combined with adequate sleep and exercise may improve sexual health." Charles Lindemann, Oakland University, Michigan http://ow.ly/hs0u50vd7ty
A diet of burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks is linked to lower sperm counts in young men, new research suggests.
“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell
“Down time has become synonymous with technology...what I’m advocating for is a different kind of scheduling. Schedule boredom but give kids ideas for what they can do with their boredom.” Elyssa Ackerman, New York Clinical Social Worker http://ow.ly/MVV950vampq
To get kids off screens, experts are advising parents to structure their kids’ time, marking a retreat from past advice that children be given unfettered downtime.
“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” —Amelia Barr
"I hope it makes people stop and think to call important people in their lives. [It's] a nice reminder to stop where we are, think about who's important to us and reach out and make those connections." Thomas Felts, wedding photographer http://ow.ly/IjUo50vd6GO
Brenna Kleman asked her 83-year-old grandmother to be the flower girl at her wedding. Pictures of her have since gone viral.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman
“I did not like the concept of spying on my employees, but I wanted to show employees how they’re spending their day.” Sagar Gupta, executive VP of Biorev in Dallas. How do you feel about working for a company that uses software to track your productivity? http://ow.ly/8UQg50v8eEF
Employers are arming themselves with new, more aggressive technology to measure how workers spend their time.
“Things Work Out Best For Those Who Make The Best Of How Things Work Out.” John Wooden
"It's hard to believe that 47 years after we passed the Clean Water Act that we are still concerned with poop in the water when people want to go swimming.” John Rumpler, clean water program director for the Environmental Research and Policy Center
Go to environmentamerica.org to find out which beaches in your state are most contaminated
A new report lists beaches in 29 coastal and Great Lakes states prone to bacteria counts that can make you sick.
“Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.” – Brian Tracy
“Only use your employer-issued phone and laptop for work and keep a separate phone and computer for personal use.” That’s the advice from privacy experts quoted in the WSJ to ensure that your personal data remains private http://ow.ly/EDZY50v8eiZ
It’s not just email. Employers are mining the data their workers generate to figure out what they’re up to, and with whom. There’s almost nothing you can do about it.
“For Every Reason It’s Not Possible, There Are Hundreds Of People Who Have Faced The Same Circumstances And Succeeded.” – Jack Canfield
Check out this cover story from the NY Times in which their reporters write: "The devastation was so extreme that one Ohio county resorted to a mobile morgue to handle all the corpses of people who died from overdoses.” http://ow.ly/au3b50v8fEB
Cities and counties are suing major drugstore chains and Walmart, contending they distributed billions of painkillers that devastated communities.
“To See What Is Right And Not Do It Is A Lack Of Courage.” – Confucius
"We have extensive evidence to show that sleeping five hours a night or less, consistently, increases your risk greatly for adverse health consequences, including cardiovascular disease and early mortality.”
Rebecca Robbins, lead study investigator, points out:
"Sleep is a highly active process. It's crucial, actually, in restoring the body and is in fact the most efficient, effective way to do so."
Hey, sleepyheads. What you believe about sleep may be nothing but a pipe dream.
“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis
"Some of the worst air can be in fire camp, where you're supposed to go for rest. You wake up in fire camp with people coughing and hacking up. They call it camp crud."
Timothy Ingalsbee, Founder of Firefighters United for safety, Ethics, and Ecology further points out: "Veterans of military conflict get health services long after they're out of uniform. Perhaps our 'wildfire warriors' should be provided health services after they're out of uniform."
Wildland firefighters face a growing danger from smoke, as wildfires become more frequent and intense. It's a hazard that scientists and fire agencies are only beginning to understand.
“Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet For Everything They Do For You.” Brian Tracy
Check out the findings of the Detroit Free Press investigation, which includes: “Ford knew its popular low-cost 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus cars had defective automatic transmissions before the cars went on sale.” http://ow.ly/uwOI50v5cf1
“Ford knowingly put American families and children at risk — this indifference to safety is inexcusable," said two U.S. senators.
“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” – Don Zimmer
It may sound like a fun thing to do, seeing what you would look like 50 years from now using this app, but check out the serious questions about privacy that are being raised http://ow.ly/XndU50v5dGY
FaceApp has gone viral again with a feature that makes users look elderly, but experts say it may pose security concerns.
“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
"That means that with 95% of the mutations, your lifestyle will make a difference. Don't be too worried about your genetics. Spend more time being mindful of living a healthy life." Dr. Rudy Tanzi, neurologist & genetics expert, Mass. General Hospital http://ow.ly/yaSs50v1dPY
A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's, even if you've inherited genes that raise your risk for the dementia-causing disease.
“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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