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The 5 Biggest Deals of 2015

It was truly the year of the deal. The volume of corporate combinations globally topped $5 trillion, according to research firm Dealogic. That makes 2015 the biggest year of deals on record, topping 2007. Dealmaking was up 37% from 2014, and it was more than double the volume of 2009. Perhaps the most interesting thing Continue Reading…

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6 nutrition tips for healthy, active kids

Children are active by nature, and giving them the right nutritious foods to fuel their busy day will keep their energy levels up and equip them to do what they enjoy. It can however be tricky for a parent to know what foods are best for their growing child, so keep these tips in mind: 1.Provide Continue Reading…

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5 health benefits from gardening

On 9 October we celebrate South Africa’s firstNational Garden Day. Getting outdoors into the sunshine and fresh air is good for you – both physically and mentally. And, if you can add a spot of gardening, even better. UK economist and behavioural scientist Professor Paul Dolan found that gardeners and florists have among the happiest Continue Reading…

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TOP 10 SCRUBS EPISODES

It’s a big anniversary for Scrubs this weekend, with October 2nd marking 15 years since we first met the men and women of Sacred Heart. The impressively durable series — it ran for nine years on two different networks (including that weird pseudo-spinoff Season 9) — helped usher in a new era for network TV Continue Reading…

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6 of the Most Filling Foods to Eat on a Diet

You might be looking to lose a few pounds, and you know that diet will need to play at least a part if you want to be looking your best. But too often, “diet” becomes synonymous with eating bland vegetables and salads you wouldn’t feed to your rabbit. Plus, you’re hungry minutes afterward, stuck battling Continue Reading…

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5 Great Foods for Gut Health

Everyone knows they should be eating right, but what about the gut processing all that food? According to Jodi Baretz, holistic health coach at The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco, “A healthy micro biome, or bacteria in the gut, is critical for digestive health and [preventing] inflammation in the body, allergies, asthma, and a Continue Reading…

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How to be funny: the 6 essential ingredients to humor

Mel Helitzer’s Comedy Writing Secrets is commonly used as a textbook in college courses on comedy writing. What does it say is the best method for how to be funny? Helitzer explains the “THREES” formula. It’s an acronym for the six essential elements that are found in everything from good one-liners to funny anecdotes to Continue Reading…

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#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC

The protesters dressed themselves in handmade cloth ponchos. As they waited to start their protest in Public Square in Cleveland, just outside the Republican National Convention, they kept the front panels of their ponchos hidden, gathered up and flung over their shoulders. When it was go-time, they exposed their outfits. Each poncho was painted to Continue Reading…

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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your office could probably Continue Reading…