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10 Questions to Ask Your Co-Workers Instead of “How Are You”?

Go deeper with these conversation starters. By Jordan Hutchinson, Associate Editor of Content Development at Thrive How often have you started a work conversation with, “How are you?” For many of us, this question is our go-to opener, likely to elicit the same responses: “Good,” “Hanging in there,” or maybe a comment about looking forward to the […]

The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier

The data are stark: the typical American diet is shortening the lives of many Americans. Diet-related deaths outrank deaths from smoking, and about half of U.S. deaths from heart disease – nearly 900 deaths a day – are linked to poor diet. The pandemic highlighted the problem, with much worse outcomes for people with obesity and other diet-related diseases. […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Mood

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Car Free Day

International Car-Free Day is celebrated on the 22nd of September to inspire motorists to drop their automobiles for just one day. Considered a fantastic opportunity to lower pollution from the air, International Car-Free Day promotes cycling and walking, as well as the protection of the environment as advantages. It gives a glimpse of what the […]

10 Small Ways to Bring Laughter and Joy Into Your Day

Taking a moment for laughter can give you the boost you need when you’re feeling down. By Rebecca Muller, Senior Editor and Community Manager at Thrive We know from experience that having a good laugh can help put us in a good mood, but there’s actually a lot of science behind the benefits of laughter. Research shows that laughter can help relieve stress, boost happiness, […]

Road Trip Snack Tips From a Dietitian

Your bags are packed, the gas tank is full, and your playlist is loaded with driving music. Now, all you need is some snacks. Good road trip snacks can keep you fueled and alert as you make your way across state lines, while poor decisions can leave you feeling sluggish and ready for a nap. […]

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