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How to Be a More Mindful Driver

During Distracted Driving Awareness Month and throughout the year, choose to drive mindfully using these actionable tips. By Jay Winsten, Ph.D. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health At a time when U.S. traffic fatalities have spiked to their highest levels in fifteen years—primarily due to increases in distracted driving, speeding, and alcohol impairment during Covid-19—this month’s annual […]

Hate Exercise? 5 Tips That May Change Your Mind

Hate Exercise? Try these tips that may just change your mind. You don’t have to be a gym hero to get enough physical activity to improve your health. There are a lot of ways to make regular activity part of your life – which can help you have more energy, handle stress better, reduce your […]

Small Tips to Help You Reduce Financial Stress

Staying organized when it comes to saving and budgeting can feel overwhelming — but these strategies can help. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive Research shows that 90% of individuals say that money has an impact on their stress levels — and these stressors can especially spike during tax season. With Tax Day approaching this coming Monday, let’s […]

April 25th

I know it’s not Funny Friday but this one just seemed so “Timely”

Motivation Monday

Celebrating Earth Day

Since 1970, Americans have mobilized on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day by promoting and building awareness for a cleaner atmosphere, a protected environment and a more eco-conscious society. How do you traditionally spend this day? If you’re looking for ways to use your green thumb and better your community and home, check out these […]

Funny Friday

10 Songs That Help Us Stay Calm When We Feel Stressed

Research shows that playing a song you love in a stressful moment can trigger feelings of joy and nostalgia. By Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive April is Stress Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to reflect on the small strategies and Microsteps that help us lower our stress when we feel overwhelmed. One that […]

Start Eating Healthier with two great sessions coming up tomorrow!

It’s been a dark, cold winter, but now that the days are getting longer and the weather is beginning to warm, we have less of an excuse to stay huddled on our couches surrounded by pizza boxes, chocolate wrappers, and half-eaten pint containers of tikka masala, and more of a reason to get out into […]

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