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What Are The Odds?

Im not what youd call a betting woman, but even I understand odds. Take a girl raised by a single dad. That girls mom struggles with addiction and is in and out of her life. That girl gets pregnant at a young age and the father of her child dies, leaving her on her own, surviving with government assistance. Even I know the odds are stacked against that girl. And yet Possibility …

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Reboot Your Meal Planning

Unless youre a professional chef, were betting that one of the most stressful and frustrating parts of your week/day is meal planning. Finding a recipe, shopping for ingredients, chopping and prepping, not to mention the actual cooking part – it sounds exhausting before youve even started. Thats one of the reasons why so many time-starved people are starving for home-cooked meals. Its all just so time consuming.

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Ditch Perfection to Keep Holiday Pounds Off

Have you ever tried to diet over the holidays? If youve ever tried it before, you know it has the potential to turn you into an absolute Grinch. Trying to anticipate what yummy hors d’oeuvres, and more importantly, what delicious desserts, will be served at an upcoming party so that you can look up their likely calorie load and calculate how many you can have (usually only one…and nothing but water to drink) is just no way to live during this festive season. On the other hand, if you throw caution entirely to the wind, you could end up on January 2nd with more than just a few extra pounds to lose. So what’s the trick to keeping unwanted pounds from creeping on over the Holidays? Try putting a few of the little Buttoned Up principles to work.