Free the Clutter, the Rest Will Follow

A few months after Gretchen Gavacs-Squier quit her job, she began de-cluttering her house. She finds herself doing major purges every six months or so, when she gets overwhelmed with papers and her kids’ things. “After purging, it’s like a weight has been lifted!” she says. “It’s liberating!” Clearly, cluttered …

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Exercise Helps Women Cope with Multiple Sclerosis

While exercise doesn’t prevent people from developing multiple sclerosis (MS), certain kinds of exercise may be beneficial to those who already have it. MS is a neurological disease that directly affects the body, but coping with it can bring about depression – and this is where exercise comes in. What …

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Women Who Cop This Attitude Live Longer!

American philosopher and psychologist William James said, “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” It’s a quote that makes sense to most American women. We’re a positive nation on the whole, and believe in having hope for the future. We know that if we can approach each day with an …

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How to Make Meditation Work for You

No doubt you’ve heard about the many benefits of meditation. So far, we’ve discovered that a regular meditation practice can reduce stress, increase focus, improve productivity and creativity, cut your risk for heart attack and stroke, ease chronic pain, improve mood, boost the immune system, and more. You may have …

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How to Sail Through Empty Nest Syndrome

Graduations took place across the country several weeks ago, and now thousands of promising young people are heading off to college or to their first jobs. For most parents, it’s a time of pride, but also of mixed feelings, particularly for moms. Seeing that bedroom suddenly emptied out can do …

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3 Scientifically Backed Reasons Why Women Need Pets

Want to relieve stress, get more active, reduce your risk of heart disease, and enjoy a longer, healthier life? All you have to do is get a pet, according to scientists. They can provide all these health benefits and more. Most women don’t need convincing. According to a FemiNation poll …

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Women Over 50: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

I’ve heard it said that we don’t need as much sleep as we get older. Some research seems to support the idea. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day, younger people (18 to 32 years) slept an average of 9 hours, whereas older …

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4 Ways Your Job is Hurting Your Health—and How to Fight Back

Women often view their jobs as their lifelines. Not only is the paycheck critical to our survival, but the daily interpersonal interaction, professional challenges, and potential for growth are central to our mental and emotional well being. It’s no wonder, then, that we spend so much time working. A 2016 …

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Five Unusual Ways to Relieve Stress that Really Work

The American Psychological Association (APA) showed in their last “Stress in America” survey that stress continues to affect us, with overall stress levels increasing from 2014 to 2015, and more people reporting extreme levels of stress. Money and work continue to be the top two sources of stress, affecting more …

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7 Ways Women Can Enjoy More Energy in Winter

It’s early February, but already I’m feeling it. Are you? It’s that draggy, tired, “blah” feeling that winter can bring. Many areas of the country have experienced some pretty severe winter storms, with one coming right after the other, giving us little time to recover in between. I know I’ve …

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