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How Alcohol Affects Sleep

How Alcohol Affects Sleep

Whenever I discuss sleep, I like to use pets as an example. Picture a dog putting itself to sleep. Well, first, let’s be honest... it has to sniff around the room a while to find the perfect spot--that oh-so-perfect place where there’s just the right amount of sun....

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Teleworking: 12.5 Nights More Sleep

Teleworking: 12.5 Nights More Sleep

1 more hour of sleep is completely changing my life. By: Christopher Pascale I was recently approved to telework 2 days a week. At first, I was reluctant, but after hearing a podcast from within the FI community about how it can save money, I gave it a chance. Saving...

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Personal Finance: Make It Personal

Personal Finance: Make It Personal

This is a guest post by Nikki "The Crazy Asian," who posted the original article on her blog. I used to live life striving to be in the black-or-white zones. You know what I mean: the world of the “absolutes”: You must do this. You must NOT do that. And while that is...

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How I Healed My Relationship With Anger

How I Healed My Relationship With Anger

I’ve had a weird relationship with anger. I was an extremely angry kid in the past. As I grew up, I learned to control my anger with a meditation practice, but I never healed my relationship with anger until recently. Like me, maybe you’ve tried to take control of...

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Kombucha Tea Benefits and Dangers

Kombucha Tea Benefits and Dangers

What’s interesting about Kombucha tea is that it is often referred to as “Kombucha Mushroom” or “Manchurian Mushroom.” This is ironic because the word Kombucha translates to “tea made from kombu seaweed.” What’s even more ironic is that Kombucha is not made from...

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Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

This is a guest post by Lauren Kelly, who posted the original article on her blog. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 981. Tough Times Sometimes, no matter how strong it shines, the sun's rays can't seep through the clouds....

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Eat More to Lose Body Fat? Getting Past Your Plateau

Eat More to Lose Body Fat? Getting Past Your Plateau

You’ve been working so hard and staying so consistent but still aren’t achieving the goals you’ve set for yourself of losing body fat. This can be discouraging. First, I want you take this moment to remember how far you’ve come. But let’s see if I can help you get...

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When Things Fall Apart into Mythology

When Things Fall Apart into Mythology

This is a guest post by Cameran Rowe, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. Life seems to be a never ending story we convince ourselves of and as I blink back into consciousness I remember this...

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Kids on F.I.R.E.

Kids on F.I.R.E.

I told my teens about F.I.R.E. They shrugged and said, “Sure, that makes sense.” By: Christopher Pascale Having only found content about FI, house hacking, F.I.R.E., and the rest in March of this year, I don’t know much. It started with a Mr. Money Mustache clip,...

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