#5 — Digestive Issues

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Stressed about your finances? You’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), nearly 3 out of 4 adults report feeling stressed about money.

But, financial stress can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health. Research shows financial stress is associated with higher psychological distress, lower mental health, and lower general health.

And when you’re under a lot of stress over time, you’re more likely to experience depression, anxiety, sleep problems, higher blood pressure, and a slew of other health impacts.

If you suspect that your financial worries are causing you health concerns, take a look…


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Let’s face it — you’d feel much more comfortable with a bit more savings in your bank account.

You know you need to start saving. You’re just not sure how to start.

The key is to begin as soon as possible, but — how?

And diving in without a plan can leave you overwhelmed and less likely to work towards your savings goals.

So, if you’re trying to save money, make sure you do this first.

You’ll clarify (1) where you are, (2) where you want to be, and (3) how you’ll get there.

Save More Money by Tracking Your Spending

You’ll save more money when you…


Set yourself up for success with science.

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You know that reading is good for you. In a single book you’re getting someone’s lifetime of research, expertise, and wisdom in a neat 300-page package.

And the benefits don’t stop at nonfiction. Reading fiction develops empathy, reduces stress, enhances creativity, and teaches us what it means to be human.

Reading a book is nothing short of a magical experience.

But these days it’s difficult to find the willpower to slow down, sit down, and immerse yourself in a good book. The apps on your phone constantly cry out with irritable pings and notifications.

We are distracted all the time.


Cuddle up and get creeped out.

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Ah, Gothic literature. Moody, melancholic, and marvelous for a spooky night indoors.

If you’re looking for an atmospheric read for Halloween night, you can’t go wrong with some Gothic fiction. Here are 6 short classics to get cozy and just a little creepy this October.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

No classic spooky reading list would be complete without it. Yes, it is a masterpiece of horror and science fiction, but also simply a delight to read. It’s hard to overstate the exquisite beauty of Mary Shelley’s prose.

In Frankenstein you have a melancholy novel about rejection, identity, and humanity. If you’re only familiar with…


You’ll achieve all your reading goals with these simple tricks.

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You know that feeling. Glancing at your bookshelf, feeling guilty for buying all those books and putting them aside to be read later. Only — later came and went and those books are still hanging out the shelf collecting dust.

If you’re ready to dig into your TBR pile, you got this. You can read and enjoy more books this year with some pretty simple tricks.

1. Make Reading a Habit

Much of our lives are built upon routines, consisting of everyday activities we do in the same place, in the same context.

Health research shows us that incorporating health recommendations into a routine leads…


There’s still a delicious world to discover without leaving your own town.

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Yes, your plans to eat (or drink) your way through the south of France were disrupted, but you can still have an amazing summer without crossing an ocean.

If there’s one thing certain today, it’s that restaurants, coffee shops, local markets, and small businesses need your support more than ever.

You’re staying home for the foreseeable future, so take this year to create an epic food tour of your own city. Discover the local gems in your hometown, play tourist, and reintroduce a little adventure to your days.


And how you can get started today

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These days, it feels like everything demands your attention.

All. The. Time.

Your focus is split between breaking news headlines (what else is falling apart today?), work deadlines, and basic survival needs.

Each day you’re faced with a constant flood of demands and there’s no end to the waves crashing down on you. The nonstop overload has you feeling like a ship about to be consumed by the storm.

It’s time to navigate softly to smoother waters, friend.

While it feels like you have no control over your reactions — you can, with…


How you can use the extra time at home to tackle new cooking projects.

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You’ve been promising yourself for years you’d get to that homemade dumplings recipe once you had more time. Well, now that you’re home, there’s no better time to start honing the skills you’ve been putting off.

Let’s face it. This was not how anyone imagined 2020 would be.

Instead of that food tour in Sicily, you’re stuck at home staring at a box of frozen pizza (sigh).

I know.

But, as you’re spending more time at home than ever before, why not create the dishes you’re…

Mila Meldosian

A full-time writer and all-the-time promoter of cheese boards. milawrites.com

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