Every few days, we see the words of economic prognosticators who say the state of the economy is improving. They are giving us a dose of realistic optimism.
That point of view can be learned, but first you have to know what optimism is not. It isn't being always cheerful and thinking everything is wonderful. Rather, healthy optimism is being in touch with reality and its possibilities.
Foods Fight Arthritis Pain
You probably know that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, but they are also good for reducing arthritis pain. These essential fatty acids are found in foods including coldwater fish, like salmon, tuna and halibut, flaxseeds and walnuts. They decrease inflammation in the body.
Olive oil contains a natural compound called oleocanthal, which blocks the same inflammatory pathways as ibuprofen and aspirin.
That 'Extra' Room Special
With the school year coming to a close and vacations coming soon, friends and family members will probably be spending a night or two at your place.
If your guest room has become a home gym, a hobby center or junk depository, you've got work to do. Here's some other advice of an innkeeper.
Habits Aren't Destiny
For You or For a Company
In his new book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It, award-winner New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the edge of scientific discoveries. He explains why habits exist and how they can be changed.
To put his conclusions simply, following a habit begins with a cue, which then leads to a habit loop. In his own experience, Duhigg had gained weight, and one cause was eating chocolate chip cookies at afternoon break time.
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