Category Archives: Life Tips

Fresh beginnings

And so, another year has passed. Time again to ponder on your 2009 list of personal accomplishments — or its nonexistence. Either way, it is your big chance to make your own “year-end review.” The start of the new year … Continue reading

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The art of post-holiday recycling

We can now heave a sigh of relief: no more holiday feasts to whip up, no more parties to go to, no more crazy Christmas shopping downtown, and no more gifts to wrap and distribute. Thank goodness, the Yuletide madness … Continue reading

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Holiday gift ideas for the budget-conscious

‘Tis the season to be thrifty, you might be telling yourself. Many are already feeling the pinch — or the punch, for those who have already lost their jobs and homes — of the current economic crisis. And indeed, it’s … Continue reading

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Try the thank-you therapy and be happy

Research shows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude greatly benefits our general health and contributes to our personal happiness. Prof. Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis is a ‘gratitude expert’ and has been doing research on the psychology … Continue reading

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