Well, unfortunately the X-Men School is not real, but the good news is this: YOU are special. You have powers and abilities inside of you unlike anyone else, and they need to be developed.

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Via Positively Positive

Are carbs evil? Does chicken always have to be cooked skinless? Ditch your old-school thinking and get savvy to the latest healthy eating facts.

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Via Reader’s Digest

The foundation of success is not a set of achievements or a combination of external factors; it is a mindset.  Success is an attitude that comes from a framework of powerful beliefs and empowering thoughts.  Because what you think and believe about your life largely determines how you feel (your attitude), what actions you take (your behavior), and what you achieve (the end result.)

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Via Marc and Angel Hack Life

As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”  Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it.  Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.”

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Reid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic. But then he realized: “in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 people will understand.”

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Via Business Insider

So, what is actually active in our brain when we are doing something creatively? That’s always been extremely hard to track as creativity has always been considered a very vague activity. Until recently researchers Allen Braun and Siyuan Liu had a genius idea: Track the brain activity of rappers doing freestyle and turn it into a research study.

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Full story at Buffer

The FastDiet, also known as the 5:2 diet, is based on something called intermittent fasting. This involves eating normally for five days a week and “fasting” for two. On those two fasting days, you eat about a quarter of your typical calorie intake.

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Nutritionists have long touted the heart-healthy benefits of extra-virgin olive oil. Recently, researchers found that consuming a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil can help lower some heart risks.

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Via CNN

The website wiseGEEK recently put together a brilliant project that puts healthy eating into perspective. The team photographed what 200 calories of many different foods looks like. Needless to say, the broccoli portion is much more generous than Doritos.

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Via Business Insider

If you’re used to the hours of sedentary, stressful working conditions that come with your office job, you may want to know that this kind of working environment is killing you a lot faster than you think. Aside from the stress that comes from tight deadlines, plenty of things you do every day in the workplace are slowly chipping away at you.

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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