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Cheers! Healthy Holiday Drinks That Get In The Spirit

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By Kerri Glassman for U.S News Health

The holiday season is in full swing, and we want to indulge! The holiday season is in full swing, and we want to indulge! Many of us look for healthy ways to satisfy our cravings for traditional pumpkin pie and gravy-laden mashed potatoes. But the holidays aren't just about what's on our plate. They are also about what's in our cup! (And no, I'm not just talking about alcohol).

The dry winter weather makes us more susceptible to dehydration, so it's important that we remember to drink enough fluids. Why not hydrate in the holiday spirit by indulging in these traditional favorites: hot chocolate, mulled cider, and chai tea. These drinks are typically high in calories and sugar, but I've provided you with recipes that quench your desires (without being too devilish). Enjoy these treats whether you are solo, hosting a soiree, or having an intimate shindig!

Stay warm this winter and be confident and conscious about your indulgences!

Chai Latte For One
Vanilla chai tea bag

1/2 cup boiling water

1/2 cup steamed, low-fat milk

1/2 teaspoon agave

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Steep tea bag in boiling water for two to three minutes.
Stir in milk and agave.
Sprinkle nutmeg.
Hot Chocolate for Four
4 cups low-fat milk

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 7 squares)
Combine milk, ginger, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium-low heat until almost boiling.
Add chocolate, stirring until fully melted.
Whisk until frothy, and serve immediately.

Mulled Cider For Many
1 pear, not too soft

1 orange

1 to 2 tablespoons whole cloves

1 lemon

3 to 5 whole allspice berries

3 to 5 inches peeled, fresh ginger root, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium stick of cinnamon

2 to 3 gallons apple cide
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Pour cider into a heavy pot, and bring it to a simmer.
Stud pear and orange with cloves.
Peel large pieces of rind from the lemon, and twist each piece to release the lemon oil.
Place fruits and spices in your slow cooker, pour a gallon of cider over them, and heat on high heat for a few hours.
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TheIWC_AJA's curator insight, December 14, 2012 10:13 AM

This is a great recipe article to on how to enjoy the Holiday season without alcohol. 

 

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The Wisest Women in the Room

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Patient, disciplined, risk-averse – Millennial women are looking more like their grandmothers in the pockets than their Boomer moms. Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study revealed Millennials are old souls when it comes to managing their money, recognizing the importance of saving and investing with a tendency to act more proactively than their older counterparts. Nearly two thirds of those surveyed identified as “highly disciplined” or “disciplined” financial planners compared to 54 percent of respondents ages 60 and older – and, even less for the Sandwich Generation. “I’m guessing they’re making a lot of grandparents very proud,” says Greg Oberland, Northwestern Mutual executive vice president. Plagued with economic instability, chronic underemployment and debt, Millennial women aren’t trying to make money matters more difficult. This is likely why 30 percent are taking a “slow and steady” approach to financial planning, with another 30 p


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3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast By Melanie Rembrandt of www.rembrandtwrites.com As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. And, of course, there are hundreds of services out there ready to help you… from very expensive, full-services to consultants to do-it-yourself tools to classes, and more. Who has time or money for that? You have a business to run! With this in mind, here are 3 ways to increase your site rankings at no cost… 1. Review your content. When was the last time you read the content on your Website or had someone critique it? If it has been a few weeks, take some time to actually review what you are saying on your site. Then, ask yourself a few questions: Is it easy to understand what we offer in a matter of seconds? Will our target market see “what’s in it for them” right away? Do we provide simple steps and current (and correct), valuable data? By answering these quest


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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

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The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else rose to a record high last year, suggesting there are too few graduates.
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The Power of the Hand Written Note | About Her Magazine | PWBN

The Power of the Hand Written Note | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Now before you say, NO WAY, who would ever write a note and mail it? I want you to STOP AND THINK. If you are like most people who grew up in the
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Personalizing a message can be very powerful - especially if you take the time to handwrite the message.

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Business Development – Building a Prospect List | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Business Development – Building a Prospect List | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
As promised in my last article, I am starting a series addressing different facets of business development. The first article in the series featured here will
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Business Development is the core of any business.  Find the right prospects and you will create sales.

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“Accounting” is NOT a FOUR-letter word | About Her Magazine | PWBN

“Accounting” is NOT a FOUR-letter word | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Everybody is good at some part of their businesses and has other areas they hate and want to run away from. Me, I hate social marketing – no real reason, j
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We can't be good at everything - don't like doing numbers?  Hire an accountant!

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Business Development – Building a Prospect List | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Business Development – Building a Prospect List | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
As promised in my last article, I am starting a series addressing different facets of business development. The first article in the series featured here will
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Whether you know how to sell or not - you need to find  business - here are some simple steps to get started with an effective prospect list.

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The Empowerment Toolbox | About Her Magazine | PWBN

The Empowerment Toolbox | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Five Tools to Empower Yourself What’s in your empowerment toolbox? Self-investment is a choice. No one is born feeling self-empowered. Confidence is learned. K
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Great article by Vikki Carrel, a highly sought after author and national speaker and the president of Vikki Carrel and Company, the creator of The Empowerment Project, author of Switching Lanes, co-author of Chloe’s Closet

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How to Use Social Media to Promote an Event

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Are you wondering how to promote an event with social media? Whether you’re planning a small local gathering or a large conference, social media can be used to get the word out in a powerful way.

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A few helpers for those of you who hold events / workshops.

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4 Ways To Build Your 'Executive Presence'

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Entrepreneurs need the “it” factor to grow their businesses. Find out what it is and how to exude it.

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Do you have the "it" factor?

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4 Tips for Working as a Virtual Assistant

4 Tips for Working as a Virtual Assistant | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Want to start your own virtual assistant service? Here are four tips from professional VAs on how to do it.
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We live in a virtual world with all of the amazing technology - why not a Virtual Assistant? 

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4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing |

4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Find out how these 4 social media tools can help you manage your social media community better and build a successful social media presence.

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  2. Create Your Own GIFs With GIFBrewery
  3.  Set Up a GIF Database on Tumbler
    1. Automate Community Management Tasks With Zapier
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The content you share on social media determines the network you build and the audience you get. There may be times when you stumble upon great content but don't want to share it all right then. An awesome app, BufferApp solves your problem by queuing up your content so that it could be shared at a later point of time depending on the time the users are more active.
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Mark Cuban: How businesses can learn from 'Shark Tank' - Fortune Management

Mark Cuban: How businesses can learn from 'Shark Tank' - Fortune Management | Business Tips | Scoop.it
The billionaire investor talks hoops, tech, and video games.
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If you're not a billionaire - but aspire to be a billionaire - take some advice from someone who is a billionaire.

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3 Tips to Write Valuable Content… Fast!

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Give Your Audience Content They Will Want to Share With Others By Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com If you want to stay current and provide valuable information to a hungry audience, you need to write a lot of good content. This can be difficult… especially when you have other, core responsibilities as an entrepreneur. With this in mind, here are… 3 Tips to Write Valuable Content… Fast! Tip 1. Know What Your Audience Wants. The whole point of writing content is to provide some kind of value to your audience… so before you even start writing, think about your audience. What do they want to know about right now? When you have this answer, ask: What do you want readers to do after viewing this content? Then, form your idea for your content from your responses. Tip 2. Create an Outline. Once you know your topic, jot down the top things you need to cover in your article, blog, newsletter, e-mail, etc. Then, add thoughts for your title, sub-title, introduction and ending wi


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What's an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever

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This classic 25-word definition pares entrepreneurship to its essence and explains why it's so hard. And so addictive. (What's an Entrepreneur?

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Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
If you've had a business idea swimming around in your brain for any length of time, you might be wondering what the next steps are to getting that company off
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Volunteering can Feed your Soul and your Business | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Volunteering can Feed your Soul and your Business | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
You may already volunteer for a cause you care about in your spare time or sit on a non-profit board. It is wonderful to give your time and expertise to a
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Time is a precious commodity - but taking the time to help others can be very rewarding.

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A Scientific Guide To Writing Popular--And Shareable--Headlines For Twitter, Facebook, And Your Blog

A Scientific Guide To Writing Popular--And Shareable--Headlines For Twitter, Facebook, And Your Blog | Business Tips | Scoop.it
What words are we most attracted to on Twitter? Why do we click on particular pictures on Facebook? How long is too long?

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How To Get Noticed Using LinkedIn | About Her Magazine | PWBN

How To Get Noticed Using LinkedIn | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Are you on LinkedIn? Like most people I know the answer is "yes, but I'm not sure how to use it." Well, you are not alone. Although LinkedIn is the go-to place
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Confused about using LinkedIn?  You're not alone - this article may provide some guidance.

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Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
If you've had a business idea swimming around in your brain for any length of time, you might be wondering what the next steps are to getting that company off
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Got a great idea for a business?  Don't miss this article with simple steps to get your business off the ground.

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Marketing Myth#17: Marketing Gets You Clients | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Marketing Myth#17: Marketing Gets You Clients | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
In the world of business, I am sure there is not a Universal List of Marketing Laws; but I do have a list and for me many of these “laws” are actually myt
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Great article by author and international speaker - Sue Guiher. 

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Will you notice the 10 warning signs you might lack Executive ...

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Your success in achieving what you want for your team, your organization, your customers and for yourself, begins with your ability to connect, clearly communicate and influence others. Many would say, it depends on your ...

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Business Presentations: 5 Tips to Engage Audiences

Business Presentations: 5 Tips to Engage Audiences | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Whether you're a C-suite executive or just presenting to one, follow this expert advice for creating and giving a strong, engaging business presentation.
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Find Jobs: Find your next job and advance your career today | Monster.com

Find Jobs: Find your next job and advance your career today | Monster.com | Business Tips | Scoop.it
The best things you can say in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job on their own, but they can certainly pave the way. Keep these five things in mind as you go through the interviewing process to give yourself the best chance at landing the job.
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Some people are highly qualified for a posted position - yet they fail to ace the interview

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Single Women Are a Dominant Force in Real Estate | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Single Women Are a Dominant Force in Real Estate | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Women have always been a dominant force in real estate whether purchasing as half of a married couple or purchasing on their own. In the last ten years, the
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