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5 Ways to Relieve Anxiety Naturally

We live in a world that can cause great anxiety. Whether you are tuned in to the news or you are active on social media, the world is struggling to come together and this can cause great anxiety for many people. In addition to societal factors, the cost of living continues to increase while wages stay the same which is also causing great anxiety among those of working age. Providing for your family and taking care of all that is important to you is increasingly difficult with the cost of living rising and not having enough money to make ends meet. This can lead to debt and other personal challenges. It is no wonder that mental health has been a national phenomenon that is gaining great attention. People are suffering and are looking for ways to relieve anxiety and stress. This article will provide some thoughts on how you can relieve anxiety in a natural way.
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Women’s Fitness Protein Shakes – Which Ones Work?

There are many protein shake suppliers that offer products to those who value fitness and want to do what is best for their body pre and post workout. While this may be the case, not all shakes are created equal. Some provide protein along with great flavors, while others provide protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals that the body needs to sustain energy and rejuvenate muscles after a workout. This article will discuss some of the best women’s fitness protein shakes and which work better than most.
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How to Deal with Negativity and Hate

Fit sent me this article earlier, which was written by one of her favorite bloggers… Young Adventuress. Honestly, I don’t know much about her outside of the Instagram pictures that Fit has tagged me in for the past few years. As far as I do know, Young Adventuress is a travel blogger, which means she gets to paid to travel and blog about it, basically. It is an amazing opportunity that relatively few bloggers are fortunate enough to fall into, although it isn’t all luck. It takes a lot of work… like, a lot.

I haven’t been on her website in what feels like years, but it looks better than I ever remembered. Her emails to her mailing list and well-formatted and although they might be a bit long, this past one containing the article, was fairly entertaining and sadly representative of an alarmingly large part of the general population. 

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5 Tips for Finding the Best Oral Surgeon in Beverly Hills

Are you looking to get dental implants or oral surgery? Our smiles are a very important way of giving a good impression. In times like these, going to an oral surgeon is a good idea. However, you must make sure that you are getting one who can really deliver the services they promised. Too often, there are people who say that they can do it, only for the customer to be dissatisfied with the end result.

To make sure that you will not be a victim to such schemes, take note of the following tips so that you will only get the best oral surgeon in your area.
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5 Ways Teaching in the UK Can Positively Impact Your Career Goals

Teaching overseas in any country can certainly enhance your personal portfolio. Whether you are aiming to increase your chances at your dream job or you just want to better yourself by learning about another culture, teaching abroad has many perks and benefits. This article will focus on ways that teaching in the UK, specifically, can positively impact your career goals.
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The Next Big Thing: Stair Climbs

We remember back in 2008 when we were on our way to our first Warrior Dash. We really had no idea what to expect since obstacle course racing wasn’t really a thing in the US at that point. We weren’t sure how to explain it our family and friends. Fortunately, it was only $35 or so, so you wouldn’t feel too bad telling people who you were paying to run through mud and fire. 

Fast forward nearly a decade and everyone is on the lookout for new competition. Everything that involves competition, with either yourself or others, is becoming increasingly more popular, especially in the world of fitness and athletics. Obstacle course racing is a hundred-million dollar per year industry. CrossFit has a national level competition to bring their top athletes into a professional sports stadium for their apex event.  Even triathlon is becoming more mainstream as far from elite athletes are willing to shell out ten-thousand dollars on a top bike to compete at their highest level. Still, our attention span can be lacking and as everyone gets bored with the same old thrill, the question is… what is the next big thing?

Now, I’m not going to be so bold to claim that Stair Climbs are going to be anywhere near that level, but they’ll certainly become more popular than they are now. The Los Angeles YMCA has hosted their annual Stair Climb in the US Bank Tower, which is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, for the past seven years or so. We’ve been fortunate enough to compete in it the last three years, but we really only went for it this year. What do we mean by that?

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Fuel Your Mornings with Optimum Nutrition

We know, we know. Years ago, we told you to stick to a high-quality product from a reputable company and use it as an anchor in your diet so that you can make sure you get enough protein without taking in too many calories. Well, years have passed and you’ve made progress, but at this point, you sure could use some relief from that same morning protein smoothie that you have. Luckily, Optimum Nutrition has perfect timing and a new product that is exactly what you might be looking for.

Well… actually, they have two new products. Whey & Oats has a larger serving size with more calories and protein than the Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie, but neither of these products are high in the sugar/carb or fat departments. They walk that fine line of trying to fill you up in the morning so you’re not reaching for snacks all day without leaving you so stuffed and weighed down that you just want to go back to bed.

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Simple Summer Recipes with Al Fresco

Of course we know what you’re thinking! After all these years, we have a pretty good idea what you’re looking for…Summer recipes on (nearly) the last day of Summer… isn’t it?! Really?! Well… don’t fret too much. It’s an idea you probably haven’t had before but what if some delicious Summer-inspired recipes could be replicated inside your home. Sure, it might be too cool or too windy to fire up the grill, but you don’t need to! After all, when you use your noggin, we all know that anything is possible.

Hot Dogs can (and often do) sketch a lot of people out. We’ve all heard the horror stories about what exactly is in that hot dog, but instead of opting for a Hot Dog in a Bun, turn things a lot fresher and a little more fun with this healthier sausage based twist. Honestly, there’s only one thing you’ll need since it is the base of this concept and that is…Sausage.

Now, we’re pretty darn particular when it comes to grocery store sausage offerings so we’re going with Al Fresco’s for a few reasons.

1. You can’t find it in every grocery, so it’s just a touch on the higher end. (Which is a good thing!)

2. It is easy to remove the “casing” from the sausage, which we’re going to do to help cook it.

3. It tastes good! That means… flavor and texture. It basically makes your mouth dance a little.

Here is the “recipe” for this dish, which is going to be more of a “how-to” since we want you to do the hard part!

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