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What 48 Hours Alone in the Wilderness Taught Me About Unconditional Love | Becoming Minimalist

What 48 Hours Alone in the Wilderness Taught Me About Unconditional Love | Becoming Minimalist | Wellness Life | Scoop.it

One of the ideas that came to my mind at this time and from this entry was this concept of a “utility margin.” In any situation you are in, you possess some thing, whether material or immaterial, that you can give to someone else who will get more utility, value, and/or appreciation out of it than you are getting from it right now. The idea is that while you possess it, it is not worth as much as it could be to someone else.

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"We forget that we are just passing through this world so we put emphasis on possessions and status when all we have to leave behind is how we’ve made others feel.

We allow difficult decisions to become exponentially more difficult because we don’t focus on the components of the decision that matter. Make decisions about people and not things. Not even places over people. Sometimes we’re fortunate to find great people in great places but when we have the option to choose, always choose people over things. Things break. Places change. Your effect on people lasts forever."

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3 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance While Staying Connected - BusinessNewsDaily

3 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance While Staying Connected - BusinessNewsDaily | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
BusinessNewsDaily 3 Ways to Maintain Work-Life Balance While Staying Connected BusinessNewsDaily In an increasingly mobile environment with a business clock that runs 24-7, small business owners who want to compete with larger companies need to be...

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The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.
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Why Food Education Matters - Edudemic

Why Food Education Matters - Edudemic | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
This image takes a look at how important it is to educate kids about food choices and eating healthy. So many kids don't know that real food doesn't come out of a box. Keep reading to learn more.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:30 PM

Been calling this for years....

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Kids Rescue Trees by Rejecting Catalogs

Kids Rescue Trees by Rejecting Catalogs | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
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You know those annoying sales catalogs that show up a little too often in your overcrowded mailbox? The ones that go straight into the recycling bin? At the Park School,
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LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation

LifeStone Video Biographies, Memorials & Family History Preservation | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Video Biographies, Celebrations of Life, Memorials and Family History Preservation by LifeStone
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'He's going to be better than he was before'

'He's going to be better than he was before' | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Doctors didn't think Grant Virgin would live. Today, his family credits fish oil for his dramatic recovery.
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50 Other Names for Sugar

50 Other Names for Sugar | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Food labels can be confusing with all the different names for sugar. Here is a list of 50 other names for sugar to help you identifiy what you're actually eating...
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Khan Academy

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Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

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Seth's Blog: The Show Me State (of the art)

Seth's Blog: The Show Me State (of the art) | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
I could ask you to bear with me through this urgent and important post, but I'm not optimistic that many people will. The punchline matters more than it ever has before. "Show me what this is about before I commit...
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From the post: "We hesitate to surrender our commitment so easily today. It's easier to read the 140 character summary or see the highlights or read the live blog, so we can check the box and then move on.

But move on to where?

To another box to be checked? We become like the tester in the ice cream factory, surrounded by thousands of flavors, but savoring none of them."

 

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Strange Fibers Found Embedded Inside Chicken McNuggets

Strange Fibers Found Embedded Inside Chicken McNuggets | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
This video speaks for itself in that McDonald’s chicken mcnuggets seem to contain some strange ingredients and substances that currently have no explanation.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:25 PM

This is truly shocking!  Please watch this video and share this scoop with as many people as possible!  

 

Make sure you watch what real chicken looks like under the microscope to see the difference between real food and processed food.  

 

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What are these strange ingredients? We do not know. We also do not know if they are safe or unsafe to consume as not much is known about them. However, these mysterious ingredients are another great reason why we should avoid processed foods and stick with fresh, clean foods.

 

Share this with friends and family who might still be eating McDonald’s food.

 

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More 'NON-CHICKEN' McNuggets evidence...

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Life is Not Perfect. Fortunately. | Becoming Minimalist

Life is Not Perfect. Fortunately. | Becoming Minimalist | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
The sooner we realize the truth that perfection is not available to us in this world, the sooner we can begin living better lives because of the imperfections.
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How performance recognition impacts innovation and employee engagement

What is a big company without a solid set of employees? How would Google, Microsoft, or Amazon function if they were run by one man behind a computer? The answer might be, they would function quite well for awhile—after all, that is how most of the biggest companies are started. But what about once they pick up? Once Amazon started shipping packages to millions of people across the world, it might not have worked quite as well with one man in his garage.

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"At the core, a company’s employees are everything. They are the ones that keep things running, that make the company what it is—whether good or bad. So it is only common decency that you should reward them with the due amount of respect and recognition that they deserve. But it is more than common decency that makes performance recognition a crucial facet of any successful business. As you can see from the slides, there is a lot of research that has proven the effect of proper employee recognition programs on things such as employee engagement, drive, work relationships, and employee retention (to name just a few). For more information, take a glance through the slides and see for yourself—happy employees make for a happy business."

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"At the core, a company’s employees are everything. They are the ones that keep things running, that make the company what it is—whether good or bad. So it is only common decency that you should reward them with the due amount of respect and recognition that they deserve. But it is more than common decency that makes performance recognition a crucial facet of any successful business. As you can see from the slides, there is a lot of research that has proven the effect of proper employee recognition programs on things such as employee engagement, drive, work relationships, and employee retention (to name just a few). For more information, take a glance through the slides and see for yourself—happy employees make for a happy business."

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Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy

Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Books and homework alone don’t make an education. Learning need to be well-rounded –  students learn pick up all sorts of life skills and habits in school, even from a very young age.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, February 17, 2014 1:20 PM

Children need more than intellectual and cognitive work at school...moving and using their bodies is vital

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Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does - Dr. Mark Hyman

Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does - Dr. Mark Hyman | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
It’s over. The debate is settled. It’s sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks. Oops. Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We’ve been told to swap eggs for Cheerios. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it’s very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans. …
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You, Too, Can Go Local: Eating Close to Home Is Eating Green

You, Too, Can Go Local: Eating Close to Home Is Eating Green | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
It's hard not to be enticed by the benefits of local, sustainably produced food -- it's fresh, nutritious, good for small businesses, easy on the eco-footprint, and, of course, yummy. However, putt
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Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert | TIME.com

Shhhh! The Quiet Joys of the Introvert | TIME.com | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
New research — which we report in this week’s cover story “The Upside of Being an Introvert,” available to subscribers here — suggests that introverts may be a whole lot happier than than they seem to be. And even if they’re not, they still may wind up a whole lot more successful than everyone else.
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The Food Conspiracy

The Food Conspiracy | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
The odds are stacked against you. It’s worse than betting against a casino. These giants have science and marketing on their side. It’s simply not a fair fight. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel tired all day, or why you can’t lose weight, it’s time that you got let in on a massive cabal that is conspiring against you. I’m talking about the food industry and every dirty trick that they use to get you to consume more and more of their poison. But don’t worry, it’s not just you. They are battling all of us, and I’ll show you how to fight back and regain your health. First, I want you to meet someone just like you. Several years ago, down here at my gym in South Carolina, I began working with a client named Renee. She was trying desperately to make healthy changes and came to me at her lowest moment in life. She needed to make healthier lifestyle choices
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The packaged food industry has done a brilliant job at tricking us. Thanks to advanced science – known as food chemistry – these corporations are creating products that are almost as addictive as tobacco. They are ready to Win At All Costs, even if it’s your life.

This Win At All Cost approach includes looking for new and innovative ways to hook their consumer by sneaking salt, sugar and fat into their food. It’s no wonder that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are at an all time high in America. What the food industry has done to so-called “food” is downright evil.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:05 PM

Wow! But i'm not surprised....

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Teaching Tech Writing in High School - An Interesting Approach | Content Rules, Inc.

Teaching Tech Writing in High School - An Interesting Approach | Content Rules, Inc. | Wellness Life | Scoop.it

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:20 PM

This is a great little article by Val Swisher. She makes a good point--it sounds like a great class and a great exercise for the kids. I wonder why more classes don't teach this kind of writing early on?

--techcommgeekmom

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Warning: 7 “Healthy” Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism | The Nourished Life

Warning: 7 “Healthy” Habits that are Stressing Your Metabolism | The Nourished Life | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
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#HealthyRecipe / Sonoma Chicken Salad

#HealthyRecipe / Sonoma Chicken Salad | Wellness Life | Scoop.it

INGREDIENTS:

Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
5 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Salad
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
2 cups red seedless grapes
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced


DIRECTIONS: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/sonoma-chicken-salad


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:52 PM

One of my all time favorites!  This is filling, healthy, AND, delicious! 

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Put that Diet Soda Down!

Put that Diet Soda Down! | Wellness Life | Scoop.it

Put that Diet Soda Down! Diet Sodas Do More Harm Than Good Mindlessly you go to the vending machine and put in your money, hit the button for that diet cola, hear the clunk of the can hitting the bottom slot, and grab the cold can...


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:20 PM

The next time you think about drinking a diet cola, do yourself a favor: don’t do it.

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Just what is in that chicken nugget?

Just what is in that chicken nugget? | Wellness Life | Scoop.it
Researchers found that less than half of what made up a chicken nugget was actually chicken meat.
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Chef Jamie Oliver demonstrated this a while back at his Hungtington Kitchen http://youtu.be/l1Sieo5XCs8. It is truly an eye opener.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:22 AM

I'm guessing it's probably 'not much chicken'!!