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Delicious Done-for-You Memorial Day Menu: Kebabs, Slaw and Dessert!

By Gui Alinat | 05/27/2016

On Memorial Day, we remember those who died while serving in the Armed Forces, and we offer our deepest gratitude to those currently serving. One of the most impactful moments of my life was when my family visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Visiting Arlington is solemn and humbling.…

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The Perfect Memorial Day Dessert

By Missi Holt | 05/27/2016

Ah, sweet freedom! This weekend marks our annual recognition of every member of the armed forces who has given his or her life in service to our country. Memorial Day honors the sacrifices of others for our freedoms and security. It truly is a gift to live among people who…

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Independently Wealthy

How to Become Independently Wealthy

By Mark Morgan Ford | 05/26/2016

In order to become independently wealthy, you must first forget the notion that you’ll make millions quick on investing. Then answer these two questions…

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The Best Tricks To Transform Picky Eaters

By Gui Alinat | 05/25/2016

You hear me say it over, over, and over again: vegetables are absolutely essential if you’re interested in losing weight and keeping it off. Why is that? Two reasons. First, vegetables supply much-needed fiber (it provides bulk, makes you feel full, and decreases the blood sugar spike that leads to…

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Best Booty 101: (Glutes Exercises! )

By Missi Holt | 05/25/2016

It’s official. Big, shapely booties are totally in style and rather than fight the tide, it’s the perfect time to let your curves shine with these best booty glutes exercises! (*Note: This is not a “fix yourself to fit in with the trends” article; it’s an “empower and embrace your…

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What Your Food Cravings Are Telling You

By Missi Holt | 05/20/2016

Your food cravings have a hidden agenda, and all that mindless munching may be telling you something about the emotions you are (literally) stuffing. Most of the time, food cravings are tied solely to emotional stressors, but they can also indicate a true physical need for specific nutrients. Knowing the…

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The Easiest Sangria Cocktail for Weight Loss

By Gui Alinat | 05/20/2016

Who said you can’t enjoy alcoholic beverages without guilt? Not me. Especially when we’re talking about a refreshing, festive beverage like summer sangria. I used to work as a young chef in Spain. There, Sangria was the new wine. The country gets so hot in the summer that the Spanish prefer…

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8 Secrets of Amazing Food Presentation

By Gui Alinat | 05/18/2016

If you’ve been following me through my emails and here at Earlytorise.com, you’re probably already cooking lots of delicious food. But how do you make it look as amazing as it tastes? The truth is, we “eat with our eyes first.” Sure, food has to taste good. But it also…

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Work Exercises (Deskercises!)

By Missi Holt | 05/18/2016

You’re plunking away at your computer, minding your own business when you’re interrupted by the sound of heavy breathing and, yes, that IS grunting from the cubicle next door! Curiosity piqued, you slowly sneak a peek over the top of the dividers to find… Your co-worker working out at her…

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Choose Purpose Over Perfection!

By Missi Holt | 05/16/2016

Seeking our purpose in this world can be a significant driving factor in our lives. Here are specific steps to help find purpose. Even though understanding our purpose is a goal many aspire to, we live in a time where perfection is highly valued. Have you ever set a goal and…

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Is There a Good Vs. Bad Time to Eat Carbs?

By Missi Holt | 05/13/2016

Eating carbs is a hot topic, but if you’ve decided to make peace with good ‘ol carbohydrates then your most burning question might still be about timing… “Is there a good vs. bad time to eat carbs?” It’s a valid question to which I have an answer. But don’t hate…

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4 New Workouts to Keep Cardio Interesting

By Missi Holt | 05/11/2016

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most popular forms of exercise. Whether you’re a walker, runner, hiker, biker, step-aerobics queen, or HIIT fanatic, we L O V E our cardio — which is good because it’s an important part of a healthy mind, strong body and balanced exercise program. It…

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