Samantha Brooke

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7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life after 50. When we feel happy, we are more likely to get out and engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become.<p>Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term …

Crockpot Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

It’s One Pot Wednesday!…today’s simple, healthy, one-pot Mexican meal idea is: Crockpot enchiladas with sweet potato and black beans . A hearty and …

Cooking

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

18 Easy Slow Cooker Snacks That Will Feed A Crowd

Bites in bulk.

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

Will Power

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Keep It Sweet With 20 White Chocolate Treats

As delicious and antioxidant-packed as dark chocolate is, there’s still a place in our hearts for the sweeter stuff. The candy-like flavor of white chocolate shines bright in these 20 oh-so-sweet recipes that are perfect for any occasion — especially your next white dessert party. Settle in with a …

10 Perfect Bedtime Snacks

<i>Photo by DrGrounds/Getty Images</i><p>Some nights you just need a little <i>something</i>. Whether your stomach is growling so loudly that you know you won't be able to sleep, or dinner just didn't do it, a snack will not only satisfy you, but can also promote better slumber. To avoid turning this nosh into a …

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

<i>These Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best healthy cookies. They are gluten free, dairy free and full of heart-healthy fats.</i><p>Today is a cool …

Dessert

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

4 Ways to Deal With the Fear of Failure | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur deals with the fear of failure.<p>Fear is a problem, because it can damage everything in life. It ruins your productivity, destroys your dreams, and keeps you from building the business you're trying to build. Fear robs life of its joy.<p>Entrepreneurs are audacious people--forming …

Motivation

2 Easy Crockpot Beef Stew Recipes

With the cold weather facing us, I know you’re thinking of what new, easy meals you can prepare for your family! And if you’re like most of us, time …

Basic Buttermilk Muffins Recipe

"This is a great basic muffin batter that can be adapted to almost anything."<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>1 teaspoon …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

<b>Chocolate</b><br>No joke! In one study published in the journal <i>Nutrition</i>, higher chocolate consumption was associated with low abdominal fat. Study authors didn't speculate on the mechanism behind this, but previous research suggests that the antioxidants in dark chocolate may help increase your …

Five Ways to Bounce Back From a Horrible Day

Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many …

Mediterranean egg muffins

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>1/2 pound ground pork or turkey sausage<br>• 2 artichoke hearts from a 14-oz. can, chopped<br>• 6 large eggs<br>• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 1/4 cup cooked chopped spinach, drained well<br>• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano<br>• 1 pound Fontina cheese, cut into 1/2-inch …