Good food ends with good talk.

A new buzzword – inflammation
You may have noticed an increase in the number of articles you see focused on the negative impact of inflammation on your overall health. Before you start freaking out, remember that sometimes inflammation can be a really good thing and is central to the proper functioning of your immune system. Chronic inflammation, however, usually doesn’t have a positive role to play. More and more, obesity is being considered a chronic state of inflammation. You can control inflammation and what you eat can have an impact as well.
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10 foods that can make inflammation worse
Some foods are anti-inflammatory and others actually contribute to inflammation in the body. To us, it wasn’t shocking to see french fries and donuts on this list – seriously, are they ever going to make an "Eat This" list? But others were a bit surprising – coffee creamer, crackers, and sweetened yogurts are foods you should moderate if you’re trying to understand the impact of inflammation on your body and mind.
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The best anti-inflammatory foods
So, what are good alternatives if you’re watching out for inflammation? No surprises here – all are part of a healthy diet:

  • Eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic and onions
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocados

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Start your day right
When you’re trying to eat right, breakfast can either make or break your day. If you’re trying to be more aware of the impact of inflammation on your body and mind, it can be even more difficult to find a nutritious breakfast alternative. As we’ve mentioned before, we’re big fans of avocado toast for breakfast and – lo and behold – it’s a good alternative for managing inflammation.
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Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love.

Self esteem and self efficacy
The concepts of self esteem and self efficacy form the basis of our self-concept. Building both your self-esteem – the feeling you have about yourself – and self-efficacy – the belief in your ability to accomplish a specific goal or task – takes work and a willingness to be completely honest with yourself. But the results can be life changing.
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Rewiring negative self-talk
Focusing on building self-esteem and self-efficacy can often call to mind that negative self-talk that can keep us down. Taking the time to slow down and consider the realities of a situation can often help to "rewire" negative thoughts. Although this article focuses on feelings of lack of time, the steps described are helpful in a number of anxiety-provoking situations –

  • Practice mindfulness whenever possible
  • Realize you can’t do it all right now
  • Pick a high impact task to focus on
  • Be present with this task
  • Practice letting go

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Don't say 'I can't'. Say 'I presently struggle with'

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy
Scientists at the University of Montreal have discovered that the hormone leptin — nicknamed the "satiety hormone" — may be the reason why running makes you happy.

The primary purpose of leptin is in regulating energy stores. It signals to the body when it has enough fuel and energy, and in previous studies researchers have found that levels of leptin appear to fluctuate in people suffering from obesity, starvation, sleep deprivation and emotional stress.

When you’re in motion, your leptin levels may fall, and the researchers said this could "send a hunger signal to the brain’s pleasure center to generate the rewarding effects of running."
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How To Start Running
So, ready to start running and get happy?

Starting a new running habit doesn’t have to be hard — all it takes is a comfortable pair of shoes and a willingness to move a little or a lot, all at your own pace.

This article makes it easy to get started, get inspired and stay on track.
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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Working moms have more successful daughters and more caring sons
According to a working paper published by the Harvard Business School, daughters of working mothers are more likely to be employed, hold supervisory positions, and earn more money than the daughters of women who don’t work outside the home. The researchers also found a statistically significant effect on the sons of working women, who are likely to spend more time caring for family members and doing household chores than are the sons of stay-at-home mothers.
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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

I’m Having A Friendship Affair
In this long essay, the author takes a look at the intensely obsessive, deeply meaningful, occasionally undermining, marriage-threatening, slightly pathological platonic intimacy that can happen between women.
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Female BFFs: The New Power Couples
Who could be cynical about the rise of friendship? Friendship doesn’t force us into archaic gender roles or complicate our professional or sexual independence.
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Most people don’t have a problem going on a diet. They problem is being consistent on their diet.

Four-Ingredient Ice Cream
Yep, just 4 ingredient. Easy peasy. (We’d recommend strawberries)
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Healthy, Quick & Easy Egg Recipes
The incredible, edible egg. We’re big fans of breakfast pizza. Honestly, we’re big fans of pizza regardless of the time of the day.
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Muffin Frittatas
We like to eat these as a light meal before a workout. High protein deliciousness.
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Baked Bacon for a Crowd Recipe
The first time we tried this, our house filled with smoke. We recommend having a relatively clean oven before giving this recipe a go.
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Easy Breaded Fried Chicken Cutlets Recipe
This is really a staple dinner. Quick, easy, and everyone likes it.
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