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10 Nutrition Myths

As far as I am concerned, nutrition is like politics; you have 2 sides that will never agree. Each expensive study is countered by a more expensive study and ultimately the side with the marketing budget wins. It’s sad. Basically, it’s up to you to minimally absorb the information and make a determination based on what you believe and what you’re doctor says is good for you. The Medical News Daily is a site that I frankly have never heard of but they have a ton of subscribers. Today the list 10 Nutrition Myths that are worth considering. I know that I fell for 2 of them… Eating carbohydrates makes you fat Drink eight, 8-oz. glasses of water per day Brown grain products are whole […]

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12 Myths of Credit Reports

At some point in the future I will detail how I went from a 610 to a 763 FICO score. Until then, let’s debunk some myths because I’d be willing to bet that in every conversation you have on the topic, someone will try to convince you of at least one of these points. This batch comes from Bankrate and all of these myths are explained by clicking through: Paying my debts will make my credit report instantly pristine. I must give permission for a company to see my credit report. Credit counseling always destroys my credit score. Canceling credit cards boosts my score. Too many inquiries hurt my score. Checking my own credit report harms my standing. FICO scores are locked in for six […]

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12 Myths to Claiming Bankruptcy

Hopefully this message only pertains to a small percentage of our readers. This morning Bankrate writes about the 12 myths floating around about filing for bankruptcy. If this is something you are contemplating, I would not only review these myths, but I would also do a lot of homework. It seems that there are a ton of firms that take advantage of people with severe financial problems. Everyone will know I’ve filed for bankruptcy. All debts are wiped out in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. I’ll lose everything I have. I’ll never get credit again. If you’re married, both spouses have to file for bankruptcy. It’s really hard to file for bankruptcy. Only deadbeats file for bankruptcy. I don’t want to include certain creditors in my filing […]

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5 Myths Haunting Your Healthy Foods

These days, eating healthy has become a curiously difficult task. Despite the fact that the canons of healthy eating have not changed in centuries, the proliferation of health food products has continued unabated for years. It’s become a crisis of abundance. However, just because a product occupies shelf space in a boutique food store doesn’t mean it’s any better for you than its generic counterpart. Advertisers are very aware of the powers of “mood affiliation”, which is the tendency to associate familiar claims with one another. For example, consumers are very likely to believe a food that has no cholesterol is very likely to have no fat as well, even though the two are unrelated. This cognitive bias allows the food industry to make a […]

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5 Productivity Myths That Need to Be Busted

When there is so much advice and information on productivity floating around, it is obvious that not all of that is worth paying heed to. There are certain popular beliefs on productivity that some consider useful, which in reality do nothing but to hamper their efficiency. This article talks about five productivity myths which the sooner you come to know about and understand, the better. I’m sure most these tips are something you could actually relate to. Check them out. Multitasking WorksLet me set the record straight before I begin – I am not against multitasking. Some people can actually juggle tasks and accomplish all of them efficiently. But the fact is there aren’t many people who can do it, especially in this age of […]

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7 Common Mac Myths Exposed

You have heard them from friends, family members or even work colleagues. They are the stories you hear by people afraid to try something new and find comfort in their world of Windows-goodness. I am not here to convince, I am here to educate and help you see through the clutter of misinformation. Let’s look at some of the most common Mac myths to see whether they are justified or not. There isn’t a lot of software that’s compatible with MacNow that is indeed a funny myth since Apple ships their Macs with everything you will ever need to perform common computer tasks. Out of the box you will receive: Safari (browser) Mail (email client) TextEdit (word processor) iLife (video and photo editing tools) iWeb […]

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7 Exercise and Fitness Beliefs You Need to Overcome

The reality is that even if you have a healthy diet, you need to keep fit because the human body was NOT designed to be sedentary. We were created to move and be active and this life of home-office-home-office is preventing us from keeping our bodies mobile and agile as we age. Since we no longer have to hunt for our food or farm our own crops (unless you are a farmer by profession), you really need to start making fitness a priority and ditch those poor excuses keeping you trapped in an overweight body! I hear excuses all the time and I decided to tackle a few of those common exercise myths in the hopes that facts will prevail over fiction when it comes […]

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8 Lies You’ve Been Told About Following Your Passion

Are you doing what you truly want to do? Are you following your passion to the best of your ability? If you’re reading this post, the answer is most likely no. Time and time again, I see people who can follow their passion, but they don’t, because they hold themselves back. I know how hard it can be, because I’ve been in the same situation. There are many lies we’ve been told about following our passion. And the worst thing of all is we repeat these lies to ourselves and it keeps us from living the life we truly want and deserve. Here are eight of the most common lies I’ve come across: It’s Going to Be ObviousJust because you know what you’re passionate about […]

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Beware of These Speeding Ticket Myths

While your best defense is to ensure you’re always driving below the speed limit, most of us don’t. Nevertheless, if you’ve received a speeding ticket, you should consider fighting it instead of simply prepaying and skipping the court date. A speeding ticket may fine you $50 (or over $300 in some areas), but the cost to you expands greatly if your car insurance rates jump. Like anything else, you have to be proven guilty and the government (i.e. the police) have to prove that you actually violated the law. So, why not make the government do its job? If you’re going to fight a ticket, don’t believe everything you read. I’ve listed some common myths that I hope to clear up: The officer won’t show […]

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Debunking The Myths: Common Home Emergencies

Emergencies don’t come with warning bells. They strike at unexpected moments and your response, or lack thereof, could determine how things come out in the end. How much do you think you know about first aid and proper emergency response? Was Mom right about sweating out a cold? Most people think they know quite a lot, but most of what they have learned consists of myths that could actually do more harm than good. Put yourself to the test and seriously ask yourself: what would I do in these situations? You grab a hot pan with your bare handsDo you put butter or mayonnaise on the burn? Hurriedly remove the child’s clothing because it is stuck to the burn? Do you get out the ice? […]

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