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Top 7 ways to raise confident girls

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7) Encourage her to be vocal about her opinions  Ask her what she thinks of her new teacher, a political figure’s view on an issue or which outfit she thinks you should wear to an event. Getting her opinion and encouraging her to vocalize it teaches her early that what she thinks matters. She should never be afraid to express…

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Top 7 ways to replace carbs in your diet

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7) Pizza crust Ground cauliflower for pizza crust works well as an excellent way to replace carbs in your diet.   6) Potato chips  Kale sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and roasted in the oven is a great low-carb, healthy substitute to potato chips. 5) Mashed potatoes  Steamed cauliflower blended in a food processor with butter, sea salt and a…

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Top 7 ways to encourage your child to read

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7) Have them join a reading club  There are many summer reading programs or online literature courses that can encourage your child to read.  Some are based on grade level and meet in intervals as a group with a teacher to discuss a book or chapters they read. I have found my daughter enjoys the online interaction with other kids as they…

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Top 7 ways to age gracefully

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7) Expose yourself to young people  Children have a natural innocence and inquisitive approach to life that seems to wane as we age. Spending time with them can be a great way invigorate your mind and remind yourself how to be youthful.  I try to find time to volunteeer to teach art in my kid’s 3rd grade class.  Before I…

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Top 7 ways to lose weight if you hate exercise

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7) Plan every meal at the start of the day The saying is true; if you have a task, especially if you write it down, you are more likely to carry out that task. The same goes for meal planning. If you plan out healthy, low carb, meals and healthy snacks at the start of the day you’re more likely…

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Top 7 weight loss tips if you are over 30 years old

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7) Don’t deny yourself One of the key weight loss tips that rings true as you age. If you love cheesecake, rather than say “I will never have another piece of cheesecake again”, instead plan to have half a piece once a week. Portion control is key. Give yourself permission to have a treat once in a while. You’ll be less…

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