Can Money Buy Happiness? The Research Says It Can

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Can money buy happiness? The research says it can, but only if you use it the right way. The Research A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that people who spend money on time saving services, such as lawn mowing, house cleaning, or grocery delivery, have a boost in happiness. Those who spent money on material possessions, such as new clothes or furniture, did not see such a boost in their happiness. Surprisingly, […]

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The Best Morning Routine to Make You Feel Awake

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Fall is here! It’s officially October and I’m scratching my head wondering where time has gone. I started a new job in the beginning of September and the past four weeks have flown by. My new position is awesome, but this past month has been exhausting! Information overload, adjusting to a new schedule, and handling a busier workload have all contributed to my tiredness. Even worse, with fall here, the days are getting shorter and waking up in the morning […]

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9 Reasons To Hike

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It’s unofficially fall people. And here in upstate New York, it feels like it. There is a chill in the air, the days are steadily getting shorter, and much to my surprise, pops of red and orange are appearing in the foliage. I love getting outside to see the changes as often as I can, and hiking is one of my favorite ways to do that. But should you need convincing on why to hike (or why to hike in […]

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How to Get Out of a Funk

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Last week I got home from work, went straight to the couch, and just sat there. I didn’t turn on a show, didn’t grab a book to read, didn’t pick up my phone. I didn’t get up to clean the dishes or start a load of laundry. I didn’t get up to change into lounge clothes. Instead, I sat there in silence, in solitude, and I didn’t do anything. I wasn’t sad, but I wasn’t happy either. I was in […]

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Podcast Obsessed and the Best App to Listen With

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If you told me a month ago I would be obsessed with podcasts, I would have said that you are crazy. Podcasts made me think of boring AM radio talk shows. No substance, no story, just two people chatting casually. I had been hearing so much about podcasts being the new video and I didn’t want to believe it. Just listening to someone, without visuals, did not sound intriguing. But it strangely is. I’m a little confused myself at my […]

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