If You Don’t Start These 10 Habits, You Won’t Be Successful

Twenty years ago, I was a college frat boy who wanted more out of life. Sick and tired of wasting my Saturdays hungover and unproductive, I started reading biographies of successful people. Slowly, the pathway to success revealed itself. Over the course of 20 years, I...

Why Try to Be Someone Else When You’re Already the Best at Being You?

You don't have to search hard to find copycats of the most popular gurus in the world. And sure, the idea of copying others' success is tempting. "They're super successful so I can be, too," you tell yourself. But this is a faulty way of thinking. It might seem like a...

These Are the 4 High-Priced Items You Should Never Buy

I have good news and bad news. First, the good news: Americans' net worth has grown over the last 10 years, topping out at an average of about $200,000 for all demographics in 2014. If you've been financially savvy, you're already there—or at least well on your way....

What a Good Leader Does to Ensure Growth and Opportunity

Incompetent leadership is the biggest problem in most businesses today. Little surprise, then, that GOOD leadership is the key to turning those problems into successes. Before we dig into the virtues of good leadership, however, let’s compare the two side-by-side so...

The Spices That Fight Inflammation and Burn Fat

There was a time when pepper was more valuable than gold, when horrendous sailing expeditions would be organized for clove and nutmeg, and when ancient civilizations would go to war for other exotic spices. Many were used as aphrodisiacs, therapeutic foods, and...

The Valentine’s Dinner That Made News (Recipes Inside)

This is news anchor Jennifer Epstein of Fox 13 Tampa Bay. She’s in my home kitchen today (and wearing my chef jacket!) because we just finished filming a news segment about cooking at home on Valentine’s Day. Because you see, Valentine’s Day is on Sunday and we...

5 Crucial Weight-Loss Tricks You’re Ignoring

5 Crucial Weight-Loss Tricks You’re Ignoring

Habits, busy lives, stress… This not only determines what we eat, but HOW we eat. Mindful eating is becoming more important, in an increasingly fast-paced society of on-the-go meals and convenience. It actually has its roots in Buddhist teachings with an aim towards...

6 Reasons to Keep Your Health Resolutions

6 Reasons to Keep Your Health Resolutions

We’re done with January and we’ve already started to take a big chunk out of 2016. If you’re like most people, you have already given up on most of your New Year’s resolutions. Who can blame you? Changing is rough. Truth be told, it’s much easier not to change....

Citrus: Weight-Loss Superfood

Florida has perfectly ripe citruses that burst under the sun with sweet, tangy, tart, and zesty flavors. Right in my backyard, I harvest oranges and mandarins, and have the kids juice them for breakfast. They love that chore. You see, citrus trees tend to “follow” me....

Is Pasta Making You Fat?

Is Pasta Making You Fat?

I’ve said it time and again for years: Pasta doesn’t necessarily make you fat. And I have a great bonus recipe to prove it to you. But first, let me explain why... You heard me before but now, scientists and some pasta manufacturers like Barilla are pushing to...

Add Chickpeas for a Quick and Easy Fat-Burning Breakfast

Lots of bellies out there get way too many processed carbs and sugars, and not enough fiber. But here’s a proven trick: FIBER makes us feel full, and gives us ALL-DAY energy, while sugar makes us sleepy and unproductive.  So boost the fiber in your recipes as much as...

Don’t Let This Disease Happen To You!

Don’t Let This Disease Happen To You!

Diabetes. For some, this is just a word. For those who suffer from it, it’s a life sentence. Diabetes is one of the most dangerous and disabling diseases you can acquire. It can result in a loss of vision, your kidneys, and even your limbs. And it can lead to heart...

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