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Are You Looking for a Magic Bullet to Your Goals?

A freeze-frame of a bullet shot through water

Have you heard of the term “magic bullet“? In healthcare, magic bullet is referred to as the perfect drug that selectively targets a disease in a body without any side effects. The concept was popularized by Paul Ehrlich, a German physician and scientist. Today, magic bullet is commonly…

Do You Have a Morning Ritual?

Meditation in the morning, during sunrise

Do you have a morning ritual? A set of activities you do every morning as you start your day? For those of you who’ve taken my Anti-Procrastination Program (my latest run in 2014), you know about the concept of the productivity ritual, what I…

What Happens When You Quit Smoking [Infographic]

Cigarette smoke

We all know that smoking is dangerous and a key cause of death everywhere in the world. In fact, smoking is the no. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States — ranking higher than obesity, substance abuse, infectious disease, firearms, and traffic…

Healthy Living Day 12: Practice Conscious Eating


This is Day 12 of the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time….

What Texting and Mobile Usage Does to Your Spine

What using the phone does to your spine

We live in a time when mobile devices have become the de-facto of everyday life. Most of us check our phone several times a day, be it to check messages, send emails, surf the net, or call someone. Some of us watch movies on our…

Gratitude Challenge Day 13: Do a Gratitude Meditation

Meditation at the field

This is Day 13 of the 14-Day Gratitude Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gathered to practice gratitude for 14 days. This challenge was conducted in Aug 2013 and is now over–however, you can still do the tasks in your own time! Visit…

[Sign Ups Closed] Do You Eat When Stressed? — Join ‘How To Stop Stress Eating’ Course!

How To Stop Stress Eating Course

Are you a stress eater? Do you eat in response to emotions like anxiety, boredom, etc.? Do you sometimes eat to comfort yourself? Would you like to permanently overcome your emotional eating struggles in the next one month? If so, you…

What Happens When You Don’t Care For Your Teeth: Getting a Root Canal Treatment

X-ray of Teeth

Teeth x-ray (not my teeth, by the way—this is just a stock image) Earlier this week, I got my first root canal treatment. While root canal treatments are supposed to be painless and no more uncomfortable than having a filling, it…