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New Year, New You

It’s 2014! Start the year off right with small, manageable changes to your lifestyle.

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7 Health Resolutions Made Easier
Skip extreme resolutions in favor of small, smart health changes you can actually stick to.

9 Secrets of Motivated People 
Real-life strategies that will help you to actually accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself this year.

5 Ways to Increase Your Willpower
The following five strategies will help you hold your ground—no matter what temptations are luring you in the opposite direction.

Paper construction of a New Year's clock by Matthew Sporzynski

4 Tips to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every January 1, likely, you make a resolution. By February 1, you may already have blown it. Let this be the year your resolution sticks. Here’s how.
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5 Tips on How to Save Money

If you have resolved to do better at saving, bank on these expert tips.
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5 Tips on How to Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight can seem daunting. But these expert tips can help you win the battle of the bulge.
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5 Tips on How to Get More Exercise

An energy boost, a slimmer, toner body, and a better mood are all benefits of exercise. Looking to gear yourself up? Try these tricks.
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Paper construction of a New Year's clock by Matthew Sporzynski
Paper construction of a piggy back by Matthew Sporzynski
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New Attitude

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6 Steps to Stop Overthinking Your Life 
Are you lost in thoughts about what you could have, would have, should have done differently? Here are directions to help you find your way out.  

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5 Ways to Be More Daring
You may never tame lions or swim with the sharks, but you still have plenty of opportunities to act courageously every day. Learn the secrets to becoming bolder and braver from five experts (including a poker champion and a stunt coordinator) who smile in the face of fear. 

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Your New Year Money Checklist

Do these 11 things this month and start 2014 off on the right financial foot.

  • Rebalance your portfolio. Making sure that your asset allocation is in line with your investment goals is an essential part of managing a portfolio. The beginning of the year is an opportune time to do it, and the process may take only a few minutes.
  • Track your spending. Whether you use a software program (such as Quicken) or pen and paper, you need to know where your money is going. Break your expenses down into categories—like utilities, insurance, entertainment, and clothing—to identify where you can scale back.
  • Set short- and long-term financial goals. Whether you want to be debt-free in 10 years or own a house in five, you’re more inclined to save if you have specific goals. So write them down and determine how much money you’ll need to save each month to reach them.

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