You Guys. I Wrote This for McSweeney’s.

My Self-Care Routine Involves Several Tons of Refined Sugar. From McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Whoo-hoo!

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6 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Relationship With Money

Your “money script”—your beliefs and attitudes about finances—can affect your bottom line. From Fairygodboss.

Sign #1: You have a lot of shoes. Uh-oh.

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6 Damaging Habits That Successful People Avoid

Are you sabotaging your own best efforts? Probably. From Fairygodboss.

Damaging habit #3: not asking for feedback

“There are a lot of reasons why people don’t ask for feedback (for instance, fear, or they think they know what other people think), but the end result is they don’t know if what they are doing is actually working,” Baggett points out. “Feedback helps you realize what you are doing well, what your opportunities [for improvement] are, and it shows that you care about improving.”

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8 Outfits That Make Work Travel A Breeze

Sometimes the hardest part of work travel isn’t the jet lag or delayed flights — it’s the struggle to find professional attire that’s both flattering and doesn’t require a garment bag. From Fairygodboss.

Option #1: A merino wool dress

Fine, soft merino wool — named for the breed of sheep that supplies the fiber — is an excellent choice. “Merino wool takes up less room than a thick wool sweater in a suitcase. And it’s good to layer with; you’ll be cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold with this kind of wool,” says Mona Sharaf, a New York City-based personal shopper and image consultant for men and women. In addition, “Merino wool has antibacterial properties, so you can wear it longer without it starting to smell. It doesn’t need to be washed as much, and can be hand washed and laid flat to dry. It also dries quickly, and doesn’t wrinkle easily.”

 

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The Real Deal on Screen Time for Kids

One more episode of “Paw Patrol” shouldn’t cause permanent damage. To your toddler, anyway. From Fairygodboss.

Screens are hard to avoid—and, as anyone who’s ever binge-watched reality television knows—even harder to resist. Still, it’s a good idea to limit little kids’ access to mobile devices, televisions, videos, and computers, since heavy screen use is linked with developmental delays in young children.

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Should I Get a Flu Shot if I Have Diabetes? Yes!

Get a flu shot now! From OnTrack Diabetes.

When freelance writer Ginger Vieira came down with the flu 5 years ago, she followed sick day rules and managed to stay on top of her blood sugars—and out of the hospital. “I did have moderate and large ketone measurements the first few days.”

After speaking with her certified diabetes educator (CDE), Vieira increased her basal insulin dose by 20%, even though she had no appetite and wasn’t eating much. “This kept my blood sugar in range and my ketones at a minimum. Without this increase, my blood sugars were sitting well above 200 mg/dL.”

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7 Over-the-Counter Pain Relief Devices: An Insiders’ Guide

From inflatable neck traction devices to inversion tables, all the gadgets you’ve been tempted to try. From Practical Pain Management.

Warning: “Over-the-door traction devices use the patient’s own body weight and gravity to distract the cervical [upper] spine, but they go around the jaw and have been known to create TMJ [temporomandibular joint, or jaw area] problems.”

OK, never mind.

 

 

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