Internationally-known daredevil Karl Wallenda earned his fame by performing acrobatic acts high above the ground — without a safety net.
For years, Wallenda had performed his dangerous stunts countless times without incident, but on March 22, 1978, his luck finally ran out. While walking 121 feet above the pavement on a high-wire stretched between two towers of a Puerto Rico hotel, an unfortunate combination of improper rigging and strong wind gusts
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The Great Len Penzo has asked me, nay, compelled me to write a post for you, his followers, on how to save money at the dentist.
Well, he came to the right guy because I may just be the only practicing dentist/personal finance blogger on the planet. Pretty cool, huh?
So today I’ll share with you some of the best things you can do to save money on dental care so you
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Twenty top CEOs were surveyed by Yahoo! Finance and 80% of them said they wake up every morning at 5:30 or earlier. As for the the other 20% — they rise and shine no later than 6:00. According to Forbes, studies show that early risers are more optimistic, conscientious and stable. It turns out that morning people are more proactive too — which leads to greater career success and more
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It takes real drive to turn our biggest dreams into reality, but sometimes the relentless passion that fuels our inevitable push for success becomes counterproductive. When personal expectations finally exceed what we can reasonably achieve on our own, we burn out. Unfortunately, burnout leads to wasted time, energy, and even poor health. The key to avoiding it lies in recognizing our limitations — physically and mentally — and achieving a
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“Go play on the freeway!”
While nobody would ever take that derogatory command seriously, there are plenty of joggers and pedestrians who have no problem tempting fate by literally spending their leisure time on city thoroughfares despite the presence of perfectly good sidewalks. Incredulously, many of these folks insist on doing so with pets or, even worse, babies in tow — often two abreast, donning headphones, in the black of night,
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This weekend I was pouring a little half-and-half into my cup of coffee (no, not Folgers) when I noticed something extremely disturbing: the creamer was 34 days beyond the expiration date printed on the carton top.
Yes, 34 days. I know.
Of course, the first thought that immediately crossed my mind was: You idiot!
Considering that I was on my third cup of the day, the next thought that popped into my head
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My buddy Mr. Credit Card called me up recently and I learned he joined a gym. In fact, he even started taking Yoga lessons and can now, miraculously, touch his toes! So I asked him if he would like to write a post and share a few pointers on how anyone can make their gym membership as successful he’s made his. Be sure to join Mr. Credit Card on Facebook
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by David Hamilton
Are you still making excuses that you can’t go to the gym because it’s too expensive? Or can’t afford a new bike to exercise?
Be afraid, be very afraid, because you’re about to encounter some simple, cost-effective, ideas for you to work out on your own at home or somewhere outside. So no more excuses for not getting into shape!
1. Running in the Park – Let’s start with the
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