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Author Gretchen Rubin spent an entire year
completely devoting herself to the quest
for happiness — and picked up some pretty
awesome wisdom along the way. She was also
nice enough to save us the tough part, and
created The Happiness Project Toolbox, an online
resource full of tools that’ll help you along in
your own quest to get happy. From lists to get
organized to resolutions, life-lessons, dreams
and inspiration, this Toolbox has everything
When working out, as in any other area of life, there
are ways to maximize both the benefit you get from the
effort you put in, as well as making it seem like less of
an effort! As you get ready to make your next trip to
the gym, keep these tips in mind:
1. These days, we’ve all got some kind of portable
music player on hand. Make several different playlists
full of upbeat music to help keep you motivated while
you work out.
2. Cross training and doing a high-intensity workout
will promote greater fast loss post-workout. Women
shouldn’t be afraid of doing resistance training
or weight-lifting. It won’t make you look like a
bodybuilder. That takes testosterone, which women
have 10x less of than men — and it’s hard enough for
men to get that big!
3. Change up your workouts and exercises. Not only
will you keep yourself from getting bored, you’ll
challenge your body’s different energy systems and
4. Contrary to popular belief, when performed with
a full range of motion, resistance training actually
increases flexibility instead of making you stiffer.
5. Swap those energy drinks for plain green tea. It’s
refreshing and hydrating but contains less sugar and
calories — and it won’t leave you with upset stomach.
6. Doing crunches will not melt belly fat away. What
it will do is strengthen muscles around the midsection.
Being able to see your abdominal muscles — the
sought-after “six-pack” — just means you have low
born › and Alex now Cure lives Ferreira in South was Florida. in He Brazil has
always enjoyed sports and loved being
active. He is currently the Head Trainer/
Owner of Cure Fitness in Brickell. For a
consultation, call 786.286.2480 or visit
his site at Cure-Fitness.com.
“Politics is the gentle art of
getting votes from the poor
and campaign funds from
the rich by promising to
protect each from the other.”
— Oscar Ameringer
46 Kid Scold
It’s the fine art of ignoring
everyone you know when you
pick up a new significant other.
Just remember — if you blow off
all your friends now, who will you
have to whine to when your new
love turns out to be a horror show?
Does talking to your kids
sometimes feel like having a
conversation with a brick wall?
Getting on the same level by
squatting or placing the child
on your lap and maintaining eye
contact to hold their attention.
The record for the highest
voter turnout for elections is
held by Italy, at 92.5% of the
population. Though voting used
to be compulsory, it’s now a free
choice. Apparently old habits