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The 7 Easiest Ways to Spiritually Grow This Ramadan Other Than Fasting

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Islam places a huge emphasis on good ethics and proper manners alongside the religious practices and there is no better time than Ramadan to adopt these useful and beneficial ethics into your life. It takes 21 days to break a habit, making the holy month the perfect opportunity to detach yourself from any behaviors, habits…

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Are Cheat Meals Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

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There are two types of people in the world; those who look forward to their cheat day to eat everything under the sun and those who choose not to fall into the trap and don’t believe in the cheat/free meal concept. Whichever side of the spectrum you are on, there are pros and cons to…

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Morning Habits That Will Make You Want to Get Out of Bed

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They say once an early riser always an early riser and vice versa, but we think not. We have a few routine ideas that you can get into the habit of to get you more excited about that 7am alarm clock. The first 10 minutes of you getting up might be a struggle, we won’t…

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#AskTheExpert: How to Fight Cold and Flu with Good Nutrition

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As we are being hit by another bout of cold weather, we thought it would be perfect timing to get some expert advice on how to manage and fight colds and flu with good nutrition. Nancy Ashmawy, a registered holistic nutritionist, gives us all the up-to-date nutrition information we need to help us ward off…

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Why Supplements Won’t Really Boost Your Immunity

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Nobody likes being under the weather, and that’s why especially during the winter months we search for miracle supplements to boost our immunity and help our bodies get through the toughest of conditions. Immunity is a two part system that involves a series of very complex mechanisms incorporating different organs and biological functions. Innate Immunity…

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Healthy Habits to Maintain for Year Round Weight Loss

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Eat Breakfast Skipping breakfast is associated with weight gain, not because not eating in the morning will make you fat, but this is usually how it works. You skip breakfast and you are hungry a few hours later at the office. What are you going to eat? Something nutritious and healthy, or a quick processed…

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#CrispTips: Step by Step Guide to a Healthier You

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Whatever your health goals are for 2016, we have a foolproof guide to help you keep your resolutions and get the most out of the hard work you put in to change your lifestyle for the better. Identify Your Goals Knowing exactly what you want is the first step to achieving it. Having specific short-term…

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How to Raise a Good Listener

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Listening is a learned skill, just like any other skill we build. You aren’t simply born with it, you have to learn and practice to be able to do it. Many of us parents and caregivers complain about our kids not being able to listen properly and respectfully to us. But first, let’s ask ourselves…

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The One Thing You Can Do Today to Lose Weight

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When I first meet with clients and tell them the first step to them building healthier eating habits and losing weight is keeping a food diary, they usually look at me like I am a crazy person and give me the infamous nod, which simply means they won’t be doing that. Today, we’re discussing the…

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Top Skin Myths Debunked

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Whether you heard it from your grandmother, or it was passed on to you by your older sister, when it comes to skin myths, don’t believe everything you hear. With all the hype around anti-ageing products, must try cosmetics, and DIY facials, it’s hard to separate myths from facts. Here are 5 skin care myths…

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5 Energy Boosting Smoothies for the Office

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We’ve all experienced that mid afternoon slump in work productivity, when you’ve been sending endless emails or meeting with clients all day and your brain eventually stops functioning properly. The good news is, if you keep a blender at the office you can whip up a concoction in just a few minutes that will energize,…

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8 Beauty Resolutions to Make Before You Turn 30

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You wake up one morning to find a gray hair staring back at you in the mirror. There are changes in your body too – a fine line appears here, some less than tight skin appears there. Then the reality hits you: You’re not ‘young’ anymore, but you’re not ‘old’ either. You’re in that stage…

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