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How to Reduce Stress During Morning Commutes

At least once a year, there is a new report that speaks to the growing congestion of roads in North America.  Not everybody can take public transit to work. Although my current commute has me taking city streets for about 20 minutes, my previous job had me commuting for about 40 minutes on the highway. A public transportation commute would ...

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Influential songs of my youth

Influential songs of my youth

I turned on the old clock radio, with its big numbers clicking over the time. The song on the radio had a driving beat, a synthesized melody and a woman with an amazing voice singing. “Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree…” Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics had me entranced at age nine with this song. ...

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find inner peace in nature

How I Find Inner Peace In Nature

For many, meditation and prayer is a route to finding inner peace. For others, sitting quietly in a room devoid of distractions is the best way to achieve this state. I find inner peace in nature. I have a high-stress job in public relations – it’s rated as one of the most stressful jobs in the annual “most stressful jobs” ...

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Twenty songs with a place, city, state or country in the title

During a visit to Amsterdam, I had one song going through my mind as I was walking around the city. It was A msterdamn by Partysquad and Afrojack. Quite the catchy tune with the perfect beat for walking at a good pace (perhaps this is why my feet were so sore!). I started thinking about all the different songs with ...

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road trip playlist

Summer 2011 roadtrip playlist

Hitting the open roads this summer means having a good playlist. My music tastes range from alternative, classic rock, easy-listening, world beats, latin (salsa, bachata, merengue, rhumba, samba), pop, electronic and dance/hip-hop music. Throw a bit of authentic gypsy music in there too! Luckily, Frank shares similar tastes in music genres, otherwise he’d be one unhappy driver/passenger. Here’s a taste ...

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