Monthly Archives December 2015

From technology (like a cell phone network that blows 4G out of the water and wearable technology as part of your work uniform) to food (seaweed is the new kale, y’all) to fitness (spoiler: more wearable technology), we’re giving you a sneak peek into the hot new trends of 2016. Technology We’ve seen the future, [...]
The scent of fresh Christmas trees, chestnuts roasting over a crackling fire and homemade pumpkin pie offer us not just enticing aromas, but links to our past experiences. Our smell, or olfactory response, is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain. Interestingly enough, scent is the only one of our senses that makes [...]
Are you a habitual goal maker—and then breaker? Especially when it comes to staying fit? Well this year, don’t be a quitter—again. Stick with the plan like your life depends on it. Because it does. Sure, it’s easy to blame work—not yourself, of course—for the lack of time and energy available to exercise. Excuses, excuses. You [...]
There are countless reasons to love the holidays, from delicious cookies and cheerful parties, to the magical spirit the season brings. It’s a time to relax with your loved ones and to spread holiday cheer. Though there are many wonderful traditions, there is one favorite that will always remain: holiday movies. Watching them with your [...]
The holiday season is the perfect time to say “thank you.” But what exactly should you get for the people on your list? Whether it's your neighbor or best friend, you definitely don’t want them to feel obligated or awkward by spending a lot of money on them, especially if they’re not expecting it. On [...]
Mocktail Anyone? ‘Tis the season for holiday spirits, so grab a gluten-free mockktail and have a holly, jolly good time with the rest of the revelers. A tasty mocktail will make you merrier in no time. Not sure what to drink? Wait until you get a sip of these. Blackberry Faux-jitoSpiced Cider PunchGinger Lime Mocktail [...]
Going gluten-free can be tough—endlessly searching for wheatless munchies that won’t make you sick, including the taste. And this time of year, when holiday treats abound around every office and home, your health-focused hurdle gets harder. You could really use a good drink right about now, couldn’t you? So have one. Read on and stayed [...]
Between the early-morning flight, the daily activities you’ve scheduled from morning until night and the laptop/tablet/mobile you refuse to put down, the vacation you’ve planned to get away from it all is suddenly threatening to become more work than your actual job. The good news? It doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re going [...]

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