Athletic looking man drinking a large bottle of water
Athletic looking man drinking a large bottle of water
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We must exercise or move our bodies to stay healthy. Exercising appropriately for our fitness level and preparing for activity also make up essential components of physical health. Of course, we need to check with our doctor and know what stretches to do before starting a rigorous running program. But, staying hydrated represents one of the most critical factors in exercising safely.

What is dehydration?

The average adult human body ranges from 58 to 60 percent water. When we fall much below that level, we start to experience dehydration symptoms, ranging from annoying to dangerous. Signs of dehydration include:

• Bad breath

•…


A tray of avocados left whole and sliced in half with the pit intact.
A tray of avocados left whole and sliced in half with the pit intact.
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If avocados don’t represent a regular part of your diet, do whatever it takes to change that situation. You’ll recognize the avocado as a pulpy green fruit shaped like a pear. Depending on its level of ripeness, the skin varies from purple to dark green. You may hear it referred to as “alligator pear.”

The U.S. gets most of its avocados from Mexico, although some come from California.

Nutritional Make-up:

Many people think of the avocado as a vegetable because of its mild but unique test. But this power-packed source of nutrients falls under the nearly perfect fruit category.

Some…


People working at call center
People working at call center
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Though we didn’t start using the term ‘call center’ until the 1990s, the call center began in the 1950s. The practice of sales and customer service call centers thrived in the 1990s as computers became part of the picture.

It appears that the call center industry will continue to grow. Globally, these centers brought in nearly 340 billion dollars in 2020. Analysts project by 2027 that number will grow to 496 billion.

People or employees account for the most important resource of a call center, but to measure as genuinely efficient, a call center must also incorporate the latest technology.

What is RPA?


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Our busy minds seldom get a break. If we’re not engaged in conversation, reading and studying, watching television, or dreaming, we’re undoubtedly talking to ourselves. The inner chatter may not present itself as audible, but it does go on in all of us.

So, if you find yourself chattering away to yourself or others, no, you’re not crazy; you’re experiencing your inner voice. But, unfortunately, your inner voice may represent a beneficial tool, and it may also cause disruption and problems with our confidence and productivity.

Your inner voice or self-talk does not represent your consciousness or your ability to…


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The times we live in may represent the best era in history to enter this world as a female, but that doesn’t reflect all the work ahead of us in the battle for gender equality.

Though the United Nations declares that gender equality represents a fundamental human right, every nation’s equality gap remains prevalent. Of course, some countries more than others stand out when it comes to sexism and misogyny. Some of the worst violators of human rights and women’s rights, in particular, include the following:

  • Jordan
  • Siri Lanka
  • South Korea
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Omar
  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • United Arab…


Trust me; You’ll Be Back for More.

A Norwegian Cruise Ship on its way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A Norwegian Cruise Ship on its way to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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It seems there are two types of people in the world, those who love cruising and those who just haven’t found the right cruise. If you fall into the category of loving cruising, you most likely enjoy the beauty and serenity of the seas, relaxing by the pool, curling up in a lounge chair with a good book, and all the various forms of dining and entertainment. But, if you stayed on the ship nonstop for seven days or more, you may start to go a little bit crazy.

Luckily, recreational cruises stop at ports of call along the way…


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We live in challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all of our lives in both small and significant ways. We battle with climate change issues and other critical global problems.

The business world also struggles to survive and grow amongst the obstacles that surround it. These challenges add to the problems employees face at the workplace in protecting their psychological health and safety.

What is psychosocial safety?

Psychosocial safety represents the new buzzword that deals with the shared perceptions that deal with practices and procedures that protect workers’ psychological health and safety.

Though the stigma surrounding mental health continues to improve through…


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As the scientific discoveries for over-the-counter and prescribed medications continue to advance, so does the list of adverse side-effects and other warnings. We’ve all seen the commercials that leave us thinking we would rather suffer from our ailment than risk the chance of dizziness, stomach problems, or rare but occasional death. Additionally, many of us find ourselves with a kaleidoscope of pills as we add on prescriptions to take care of the unwanted side-effects our other medications caused.

Not surprisingly, more and more people turn to holistic or alternative medications and treatments to treat what ails them. CBD and CBD…


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The obesity problem in the United States affects over two-thirds of the population, making it an epidemic. Of the two-thirds of us who carry too many pounds, half of those people qualify as obese. Even if the scale registers the perfect weight, we all pay for this problem in terms of lost productivity costs and rising health care expenses in the way of higher premiums.

How do we fight obesity?

We don’t look or feel our best when we carry too many pounds. Obesity especially does a number on our self-confidence, but it also contributes to or increases the threat of many other conditions:

  • Breathing…


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In the United States, billions of dollars are spent annually on diet and fitness industries. Two-thirds of the Country’s population carry enough excess pounds to qualify them as overweight. And, half of those overweight individuals are considered obese. A body mass index or BMI of over 30 defines obesity.

We blame this obesity epidemic on sedentary lifestyles and the over-consumption of unhealthy food. We’re spending vast amounts of money to achieve a healthy weight, but clearly, we are missing something in combating the obesity struggle.

We hear that losing weight comes down to motivation and willpower, but willpower involves critical…

Marcia Gage Content and Copywriter

I started freelance writing about a decade ago. I especially enjoy the topics of travel, wine, alternative health, and Psychology and self-help.

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