Posts tagged Aug 2015
Stuff I Love: Amazon Smile*

Today's feature is AmazonSmile, an awesome program that lets you give back to a charity of your choosing virtually every time you make a purchase on Amazon. If you’re anything like me, you do a lot of your shopping on Amazon (too much, really), so this is a chance for you to help make a difference while buying the things you need (or, let’s be honest, “want”) at no additional cost to you. There’s really no argument not to use AmazonSmile.

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Meet Maca

Have you ever heard of maca? I stumbled upon this mighty root a couple years ago the way I stumble on most things these days: social media. A friend had mentioned to another friend (yay, voyeurism!) that they took maca before a workout to help them push harder in the gym. As I was recently getting back into the gym at the time, my ears (eyes?) perked at the mention of this mysterious substance. As I am wont to do, I began scouring the Internet for anything and everything I could find about this “maca” the guy spoke so highly of. What I found turned out to be (for me at least) life-changing.

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Soak Yourself into Health with Epsom Salts

I have some critical information to share with you today, Glow Getters. Don’t be alarmed, but did you know roughly 60% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency? Yes, that means that number probably includes YOU. I know what you’re thinking…you eat right, you take your multivitamins, there is no way you are deficient in anything. Well, I hate to break it to you, but you probably are lacking in the magnesium area, and if you’re on the east coast or part of cubicle nation like me, probably also Vitamin D, but that’s for another post. How did you become so deficient in magnesium, despite doing all the right things? Well, I’ll tell ya.

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The Buzz about Bulletproof Coffee

By now, you've probably heard about bulletproof coffee. It's popping up everywhere, with devotees singing its praises from movie sets to boardrooms. But, if you hear "bulletproof" and nothing comes to mind besides vests and windows at sketchy Chinese food spots, allow me to introduce you to the latest craze.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee, developed by biohacker Dave Asprey, is basically a cup of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and coconut or medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, traditionally drank in the morning, often as a meal replacement. I know what you're thinking: "Butter in coffee? Gross." That's generally the first reaction, with the second being, "that cannot possibly be healthy." However, you may be wrong on both points. Here's why.

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Owning It: The Power of Labels

Fat. Ugly. Stupid. Loser. I get it -- some labels can be destructive. All it takes is one time to be labeled negatively to begin a spiral of self-doubt and insecurity that can lead to unhappiness and wasted potential. Maybe you've been called one of these before; if so, you know firsthand the power labels can wield. But what if maybe, just maybe, we took the power of labels and turned it into something that builds us up and propels us forward?

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