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Slip-Ons: Shoes for the Summer

When it comes to the summer fashion statement, few choices crank up the cool factor while being as comfortable as slip-ons. In the last couple of years slip-ons have come into their own in the fashion world, and have received sleek, fashion-forward upgrades from several leading brands. For men and women alike, investing in a pair of slip-ons for the summer is affordable and culture-conscious. Here’s a rundown of our favorite slip-ons this season.

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4 Ways to Improve Cognitive Function

As we inevitably get older, there comes a nagging feeling that our IQ may be wavering and our cognitive abilities may not be as sharp as they once were. And unfortunately, this is true in a way: the brain is a muscle as well as an organ, and must be exercised regularly in the right methods to remain at peak performance. What are the best ways to crank up the brain juice and improve overall cognitive function? Glad you asked.

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The Best Workout Gear

Fitness gear and exercise technology goes far beyond barbells and treadmills. The gym is a great place to do any basic workout, but for niche exercises and personalized results the modern fitness aficionado needs complementary gear to get the most of their daily exercise. We’re breaking down the best modern fitness gear on the market so you can invest wisely.

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How to Be Productive After Work

When you feel wiped out after a full day in the office, it can be mighty tempting to take a load off, flip on the TV, and coast into a mental oblivion in the safety of your living room sofa. But most of us have passion projects to tackle or obligations to handle after the 9-to-5. How do you go from wincing and exhausted to working and enthused? Here are the best ways to stay productive after work and combat that workday fatigue.

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How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

In an ever-competitive corporate climate, many of us fall victim to the increasing grind in a bid to come out on top and get that promotion or finish that project. While climbing the ladder and accomplishing your dreams sounds great on paper, what’s the use if you’re always exhausted, your family is neglected, and you feel unsatisfied with life in general? If you’re always working, you’ll die without enjoying the important moments. Here are the best ways to quickly improve that delicate work-life balance.

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Save Time During Your Morning Routine

It’s 2015. In the professional world, early is on time, on time is pushing it, and showing up late is as good as fired. You don’t have time, quite literally, for missteps when climbing the ladder and making a name for yourself. Follow these tips to shave time off of your morning routine and confidently walk through the office door without a trace of anxiety or mania.

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What to Eat Before & After a Workout

When optimizing your body to get that lean or muscle-bound look you want, don’t merely focus on your workout. Yes, you should constantly be switching up your exercises, reps, and muscle group focus, but if you don’t provide your body with the raw materials for success you can’t expect a glimmering six-pack, even with your daily crunches. Ingesting the right kinds of proteins, carbohydrates, and mineral-infused foods before and after a workout is vital to any exercise regimen.

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Herbs for Memory & the Brain

Overall brain health isn’t something we actively preoccupy ourselves with during the mad dash of life. But why shouldn’t we? A sharp, alert mind is vital to success in professional and personal spheres. Your mind is like a muscle that you should exercise regularly. Boost your natural brainpower and give yourself an edge for success with these natural herbs.

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What to Grill This Summer

For those stalwart cooks whose true culinary passion lies in grilling, the summer is a splendid opportunity to make signature dishes on the home grill. After you’ve hosted the July 4th barbecue for a couple of years you may grow restless of the constant steaks and hotdogs. There’s much more to a grill than a juicy burger. Impress your family and dazzle your coworkers with these innovative grilling ideas that will have everyone at your next backyard bash singing your praises.

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How to Pick the Right Suit

The suit makes the man. Buying a suave suit that fits your body perfectly increases your office swagger and your overall confidence exponentially. Purchasing a perfect suit requires forethought, expertise, and patience. The adage goes that it’s better to have one amazing suit than ten lackluster ones, so when you go in to buy a suit get it right the first time. Follow these tips to ensure you pick the right suit for you.