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Four Attractive Benefits To Maintaining Social Connections in our Lives

Four Attractive Benefits To Maintaining Social Connections in our Lives

I was never very good at managing strong, intimate friendships when growing up. I was the girl that popped into your life for short periods and promptly popped out the other side. Fickle Fee is what I was nicknamed. Later in life, I discovered not only the root cause of my behaviour, but the effect it had on others and went about making a concerted effort on the friendships and relationships that were important to me.

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Running in my 40s: Why I Run, though Don’t Enjoy It

Running in my 40s: Why I Run, though Don’t Enjoy It

Exercise with achievable goals is a great place to start for those of us, especially that feel a little behind on the achievement platform. Knowing I can comfortably run 5 km has had a far greater effect on my emotional health than I ever imagined. I feel a winner!

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Aging Well? This Magic Test Might Let You Know

Aging Well? This Magic Test Might Let You Know

A few years ago, a video showing the sitting-rising test went viral. The test, devised by Brazilian physician Dr Claudio Gil Araújo, predicts mortality in middle-aged to older people.
We all watched the video and got chatting. ‘What the heck, let’s give it a try!’

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Surprisingly Easy Ways To Read One Book A Week

Surprisingly Easy Ways To Read One Book A Week

I sadly only got to experience later in life how enthralling, consuming and insightful a great book can be. Doctors and specialists repeatedly highlight the importance of reading to prevent the onset of dementia and similar diseases. I am a big fan of Jim Kwik, so I decided to follow his reading tips.

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