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I recently signed up for a jujitsu class to help me get in shape. I’m not the kind of person who can go to the gym and mindlessly work out on a treadmill or Stairmaster for an hour, so I figured jujitsu would be a fun way to stay active. The first session is just a couple of weeks away, …

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We All Need More Patience – NOW!

We All Need More Patience – NOW! Patience is often the most confusing of virtues. For one thing, many people don’t realize that patience is learned! It doesn’t come naturally for most of us. Here are three areas in which patience really does pay: 1. Goal setting. You’ve heard the saying that anything good is worth waiting for. This doesn’t …

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Recipe: jelly bean biscotti

Jelly Bean Biscotti 13 ounce bag jelly beans (can be more or less according to taste) 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup sanding sugar (can be more or less or left out completely) Parchment paper (optional-but …

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Team Sports For Your Special Needs Child?

Source: Flickr Although all kids are different, I will share with you my views on sports and kids with special needs. If your child is having difficulties socially in school, you may be tempted to sign him or her up for basketball or soccer with the other kids. You know your child better than anyone. Just be sure that you’re …

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Magical Pushbutton States

Source: Flickr A decade ago, I used to compete in Okinawan Karate. Competitive karate is a roller coaster ride of glorious victories and bitter failure. There were days I found myself pummeled like a useless rag doll. And there were other days I scythed through opponents like an unstoppable juggernaut. Every punch broke through and every kick landed somewhere satisfyingly …

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Types of Martial Arts for Everyone

Source: Flickr The world of martial arts is vast and plentiful to say the very least. Countless individuals from around the globe decide at some point or another to begin studying a martial art. Maybe it’s a Korean style like tae kwon do, maybe it’s a Brazilian art such as Gracie Ju Jit Su or maybe it’s simply traditional Japanese …

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Help For Anyone Seeking Personal Development And Growth

Source: Flickr It is important to think about personal development in your life. However, you might think that you do not have time for it because you already give so much time to your family everyday. It is important that you do take time for yourself and develop areas that you want to improve. Read this article for some suggestions. …

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Tips To Help You Live Stress Free (2)

Tips To Help You Live Stress Free Source: Flickr This would be stress, doing all it can to make things appear and feel like they are out of order. This is why it is important to implement these tips as a way to fight the stress in your life. One great way to deal with stress is to be sure …

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Students On Path to Success

Source: Flickr Parents and teachers at Lexington Elementary School in Monroe, La., feared their school was slipping into mediocrity or worse. Attendance rates and standardized test scores were dipping. Suspensions were rising. So school administrators implemented Lions Quest, a life-skills program. After taking part in workshops, teachers worked with students on relationship skills and responsible decision-making. They set high academic …

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7 Tips For Saving Gas And Money

Source: Flickr The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that Americans drive an average of 29 miles each day, and spend almost 60 minutes a day in their cars. With the price of gas at the pumps skyrocketing, it just makes sense to do everything you can to save your hard-earned money. It doesn’t seem like gas prices will return to …

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