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Start the New Year Right Financially
Start the New Year Right Financially Headspace -

If you went a bit hog-wild with holiday cheer last month, you might be feeling a financial hangover from holiday spending. You’re not alone: the average American spent around $700 on holiday gifts in 2016. While the New Year is often about self-improvement, a financial-themed resolution is a popular one, and, if done well, could […]

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The FDNY’s Preparedness and Training Post-9/11
The FDNY’s Preparedness and Training Post-9/11 FDNY -

Fifteen years ago, the largest and most unexpected emergency response event in the modern history of New York City forever changed the world in which we live. After losing 343 members of the FDNY family on 9/11, the Department was forever changed, rebuilt out of the ashes and now is stronger and more resilient than […]

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Why You Can’t Concentrate
Why You Can’t Concentrate Sonima -

A warm, sunny day may have you wishing you were outside, but that’s not the only distraction causing you to lose focus. Here’s how to regain it. Meditation can do wonders for the mind, but no amount of time spent on the cushion is going to help you get your focus back if an underlying […]

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Signs You’re a Terrible Listener
Signs You’re a Terrible Listener Reader's Digest -

Are most of your conversations in one ear and out the other? Here’s expert advice on how to focus, connect, and improve your listening skills. You interject with a comment or story immediately. Many of us don’t “listen” at all; we’re just waiting for our turn to talk, says Gerald M. Goodman, PhD, professor of […]

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Be Even More Productive When Your Schedule is Packed
Be Even More Productive When Your Schedule is Packed Apres Group -

Make no mistake: Upon re-entering the workforce, it’s likely your Outlook calendar will resemble a mosaic of brightly colored tiles. That’s because the average American office worker spends more than nine hours of every week preparing for or attending status meetings, according to a 2015 survey by software company Clarizen. And while some meetings help […]

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An Inside Look at How Ebola was Stopped in New York City
An Inside Look at How Ebola was Stopped in New York City FDNY -

When Haz-Tac EMS Paramedic Winsley Julien first got the call on October 23, 2014, that a patient in Hamilton Heights very likely had Ebola, the 15-year EMS veteran said he started to get a little nervous. “I took a deep breath, but then I knew we had the suits, so I would be okay,” he said. Paramedic Julien had […]

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Morning Habits of Highly Organized People
Morning Habits of Highly Organized People Reader's Digest -

Notice how certain people seem to have effortless, calm mornings while the rest of us rush through early hours in a whirl of bleary-eyed chaos? These tips from organization experts will set you up for a goof-proof, productive morning. They try to be the first one up Waking up 10 to 15 minutes before the […]

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Nighttime Habits of People with Great Skin
Nighttime Habits of People with Great Skin Reader's Digest -

The best evening skin-care practices to help you wake up with your best face forward tomorrow morning. They take their makeup off. All of it. Always take all of your makeup off at night—the last thing you want is residue of last night’s mascara on your face in the morning,” says Christine Choi Kim, MD, […]

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Fast, Easy Beauty Tips
Fast, Easy Beauty Tips Muscle and Fitness Hers -

Take a daytime “no makeup” look (tinted moisturizer, mascara, and bold brows with a neutral/nude lip color) into night by adding a black winged-tip cat eye, says celebrity makeup artist Nil Muir. If you’re not great with making a straight line, use a black eyeshadow first and start from the inner corners out, then add […]

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Is THIS the Reason You Shop Too Much?
Is THIS the Reason You Shop Too Much? Fitness Republic -

Have you ever found yourself trying to avoid nighttime snacking by browsing some of your favorite shopping websites? Or feel the need to reward yourself for “being good” this week with your diet and exercise plan so you stopped by your favorite store, only to discover your arms are covered with shopping bags an hour […]

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About Diana

Diana Kelly is a freelance journalist, editor, and digital strategist with extensive experience working with national magazines, writing for award-winning websites, and creating content strategy for established brands and startups.

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