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The history of 25 in 25® Exercise Challenge

In 2003 I decided to try something with my family to keep them active during the holiday season. I created the 25 in 25® exercise challenge. Whoever made it through to December 25 received an extra gift from me. The story of 25 in 25® Exercise ChallengeIt is the...

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#MeToo Made Me Think I Was Ill

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. The symptoms started with a few pounds on the scale in just a couple of weeks. A few pounds on a  person my size is noticeable, and I could feel it. My sleep was horrible, and I was having nightmares. Then, my heart...

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Status: Weary, Tired, and Worn Out

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. I try not to answer “how are you?” with “I’m tired,” but today, I have three times because I am dragging-my-ass-barely-keeping-eyes-open-not-safe-to-drive tired. And three times, no one has believed me. Most of the...

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Accidents of inconvenience

A few weeks ago I had so many accidents in one week it was comical. Sunday morning, before meeting friends for brunch, I went on a one-hour bike ride with my husband on the greenways near our house. It was three hours after a rain and the bridge, which is slick even...

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Someday is my Four-Letter Word

Originally published in Money, Inc. I’m a natural goal setter, but sometimes we set goals for the future so we can make an excuse not to take action right now. Someday has become a four-letter word in my vocabulary if I can’t think of a reason why I can’t do it now....

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Is Your Coffee Drink Killing your Productivity?

I’m Marcey Rader, and I’m a former sugarholic. I used to eat a treat every night after dinner, couldn’t board a plane without a Frappuccino in my hand and wouldn’t start work without a mocha latte. In my family, sugar was a food group and greens weren’t even an...

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Is your boxed frozen delicacy making you fat?

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. Did you know that your chemically-concocted, boxed frozen delicacy that says it’s healthy is setting you up for sabotage? What the heck is a whole food anyway? Isn’t it just a grocery store chain? The terms whole...

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Are you a Vacation Martyr?

Originally published in Money, Inc. Are you a liability to your company and to yourself? Are you a vacation martyr who feels like even a few days off will be too much to catch up on when you get back? Project: Time Off discovered half of Americans leave vacation time...

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How to Hire a Personal Assistant

This article was originally published in Money, Inc. Does the term Personal Assistant feel fancy-pants and out of reach? Do you think that having a House Manager is overkill to help you work in your line of genius? If you said yes to either, I’m writing to help you...

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