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A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

No. 1: Seriously, you have to stop checking social media first thing.
The author, Sierra, in a split-screen that shows her weight loss

9 Things No One Tells You About Weight-Loss Surgery

From crazy cravings to crappy posture, here are some of the things the doctor might not share.
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Should You Shave, Trim, Wax, or Let It All Go? Here's Our Take
The author, Christine, riding a carousel when she was a kid.
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Pizza party at work

How to Stop Yourself From Eating Free Office Food

Office food culture can get so ::weird::
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Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds, You Do: 6 Ways to Get Over It and Move On

You’re the only person who gets to decide whether you feel better.
The author, Mikayla, wearing a coach's whistle around her neck.
The author, Lisa Marie Basile, on a boat

Why Taking DNA Tests Can Change How You See Your Family

How much do you really know about who you are?
Young Love

You Should Never Get Back With an Ex, Unless…

Exactly how much has changed since you broke up the last time?
Jodie, the author, showing some remarkable cheer despite being in the hospital

How Becoming Die-Hard Paleo Backfired on My Body

Not everything can be cured by the right combination of food, supplements, and natural living.
The author, Alexis, working out by a river

Peer Pressure Can Make You Healthier… Here's How

Turns out, not all peer pressure is bad peer pressure!
7 Pieces of Advice That Aren't Terrible (From a Relationship Counselor)
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I Spent 20 Years Following My Dream… but Quitting Made Me Happier

"We are not held accountable to every dream we had when we were kids."
6 Questions Everyone Should Ask While Searching For A New Shrink

6 Questions Everyone Should Ask While Searching for a Therapist

You need to find someone who works for you.
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The Danger in Following Fitness Gurus on Social Media

When #fitspiration becomes #fitdiscouragement
The author, Charlie, looking perplexed at his Tinder app.

I Let My Friend Control My Tinder—Here's What I Learned

Left, left, left... right... left... sigh.
I Use a Cane, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Inspirational to Date Me
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The author, Rosemary, and her dogs on a pretty autumn street

How Dogs Can Ease Your Depression and Anxiety

My dogs bring me a renewed sense of purpose, a healthy routine, and a cold nose next to mine.
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A Few Tricks for Kicking Insomnia (Without Medication)

Getting my sleep back was, frankly, a magical experience.
Why A 92-Year-Old Calling Me Fat Made Me Change My Life

Why a 92-Year-Old Calling Me Fat Made Me Change My Life

Sometimes your #fitspo is your Grandma, OK?
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5 Ways to Finally Get Your Ass in Gear (and Quit Stalling)

Live a more productive life on your terms.
A mother and her toddler

Facebook Can't Replace Family and Friends… Except When It Does

Hate on Facebook if you want, but it's one of the best resources for new moms out there.