Complete Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people's health and well-being. Many governments and non-governmental organizations have made big efforts in healthy lifestyle and health promotion. It helps to benefit your critical health numbers, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol. Healthy living is a lifelong effect. The ways to being healthy include healthy eating, physical activities, weight management, and stress management.

Minnesota Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been subject to some form of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this threat is alive and well in Minnesota; a report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women suggests that 24 Minnesotans died at the hands of abusers in...

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More Minnesota Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence plagues far too many households, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent problem. In our last article, we highlighted several resources available to suffering Minnesotans — but we merely scratched the surface. Additional resources are explored in detail below: Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Featuring ninety regional programs throughout the state, the...

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What Kids of Divorce Really Need

As you go through a divorce, your attention understandably can be centered on your own problems and emotions. You’re hurt, angry, sad and uncertain of what the future holds. On top of that, you’re determined not to let your soon-to-be ex get the best of you in the divorce settlement. In the midst of all […]

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Emotional Abuse Is Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know

When you picture domestic violence, you probably imagine a black eye or other assorted bruises. Sometimes, however, the marks of domestic abuse aren’t visual. Emotional abuse also constitutes domestic violence, and yet, victims often fail to receive the support they so desperately need. Not only is emotional abuse a form of domestic violence, it’s the...

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How Your Ex-In-Laws Can Make Your Life Miserable—And How to Respond

Spouses complain endlessly about in-laws, but not even divorce will end these gripes. Once your marriage ends, you may encounter a whole host of unexpected in-law issues, as outlined below: Losing Your Second Family If you were lucky, you enjoyed a strong relationship with your in-laws while married. You felt like accepted, or, perhaps, secretly...

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Are Negative Financial Consequences of Getting Divorced Inevitable?

Whether you’re a high-earning spouse giving up considerable assets or a single parent struggling to support children on your own, divorce could spell financial trouble. But does everybody suffer upon divorcing? Or are financial difficulties limited to specific situations or demographics? The answer is more complicated than you might think, as you’ll observe below: The...

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Do Video Games Really Destroy Marriages?

The video game taboo should have died a long time ago; a recently published study from the Pew Research Center suggests that over half of Americans ages 18-49 play video games. But while gaming is more prevalent than ever, it remains mired in misconceptions. These stereotypes can plague marriages, particularly if one spouse games regularly and...

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Strategies for Keeping Your Divorce Civil

For most couples, the decision to divorce comes only after all attempts to save their marriage have failed. Once it becomes clear that divorce is their only solution, they just want the relationship to end so they can begin the process of moving on with their new lives. Only the most narcissistic among us want […]

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How to Find a New Nanny When You’re Going Through a Divorce

Regardless of custody and parenting time, divorce is bound to mess with your child care schedule. You may be forced to work extra hours to make ends meet…and when you’re not on the job, you can probably be found in mediation or court. If you don’t already have a nanny with plenty of time available...

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Custody in Minnesota: A Review of Critical Basic Ideas — Part 1

Custody is often the most emotional aspect of a Minnesota divorce. While some couples inherently agree that their children are better off living with just one parent, others bicker endlessly over parenting time. These spats can be minimized, in part, by a better understanding of how custody works in the state of Minnesota. Below, we...

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Custody in Minnesota: A Review of Critical Basic Ideas — Part 2

In our last post on custody in Minnesota, we explored the various factors used to determine custody and parenting time. Now that you understand the basics, it’s time to delve into specifics regarding paternity, residency requirements, and parenting plans. How Paternity Impacts Custody While the Minnesota marriage rate remains higher than that in most states,...

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As the Summer Wanes, Divorce Filings Peak

A team of researchers at the University of Washington recently conducted a study analyzing divorce filings in that state for the period from November 2001 through December 2015. Their findings? Divorce filings by American couples peak during the months of August and March before declining significantly at year end. As interesting as this data is, […]

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How Will Your Divorce Affect Your Child’s Ultimate Educational Achievements?

There’s no escaping it: your divorce will be tough on your children. While they may ultimately benefit from happier parents and reduced household fighting, any change this significant is bound to be challenging. Unfortunately, the trouble doesn’t end with emotional duress; your split could have a real impact on your kids’ academic pursuits both now...

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Did Medicaid Expansion Decrease the Divorce Rate for Middle-Aged College-Educated People?

Say what you want about the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare) — it delivered at least a few unexpected benefits. Perhaps the most surprising: reduced likelihood of divorce among a specific population: middle-aged, college-educated spouses. Read on to learn how Medicaid expansion reduced the divorce rate — and why. When Lack of Health...

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Tips for Ensuring Privacy During a High Net Worth Divorce

You and your spouse have worked hard to maintain a comfortable standard of living. In some ways, your high net worth makes your divorce easier; you enjoy greater flexibility with post-split housing and are less likely to fall into debt. The downside? You might struggle to keep the details of your divorce under wraps, especially...

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Questions and Answers About Polyamory and Divorce

Polyamorous marriages are more common than you might suspect. While researchers struggle to pinpoint an exact figure, independent academic Kelly Cookson estimates that nearly ten million couples agree to allow ‘satellite lovers.’ Whether implicit or spelled out, these agreements complicate divorce proceedings. Below, we answer a few of the most common questions about polyamory’s role in...

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Helping Your Children Cope with Your Divorce

Divorce can be complicated and all-consuming. The one thing no parent wants to do, however, is to lose sight of their children’s wellbeing during the process. As your emotions run the gamut between hurt and anger, it’s important to remember that your children, too, are affected by this change in your family dynamics. One of […]

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Do Age Gaps Between Spouses Affect When And How They Divorce?

It’s no secret that the divorce rate is higher for spouses with significant age gaps. But what happens when spouses of different ages decide to call it quits? The same problems that plagued them in marriage may prove evident during the divorce process. The Realities of Retirement Spouses at different stages in life may never...

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Lessons Your Teen Won’t Get From the Driver’s Manual

It’s unnerving for any driver to be stopped for a traffic violation and even more so for inexperienced drivers. The driver’s manual doesn’t cover what to do in this situation but as parents we want our teens to be safe on the road, whether they’re moving with traffic or being pulled over by a police […]

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How to Communicate Effectively With Your Minnesota Divorce Attorney

You’re determined to divorce your spouse. Unfortunately, this difficult decision only marks the first step in an even more challenging journey. Your relationship with your Minnesota divorce attorney may prompt a smoother path, but only if both sides communicate effectively. Keep the following in mind as you prepare for your first consultation: Be Prepared To...

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Movies to Watch to Empower You, Post-Divorce

Stuck in the post-divorce doldrums? Sometimes, a dose of escapism is the best solution. Grab some popcorn and get ready to feel empowered as you watch these inspiring movies: Hope Floats This heartwarming film explores the fallout attached to an unfortunately public split. If you’re a parent, you’ll relate to protagonist Birdee’s struggles as a...

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Financial Documents to Review As Soon As You Make the Decision to Divorce

Determined to divorce? Prepare for a pile of paperwork. It all begins with collecting the financial documents that tell the story of your relationship. The sooner you gather these files, the better. The following are especially important: Tax Returns Whether you filed separate or joint taxes, you’ll need access to tax returns that reflect both...

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Does Having ADHD Predispose You to Divorce?

ADHD’s not just for kids; experts estimate that four percent of the adult population in the United States lives with the disorder. Some mask symptoms well; others find themselves in a state of constant disarray. For many, this spills over into romantic relationships. Your marriage is far from doomed if you or your spouse has...

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Why Wouldn’t You Choose to Mediate Your Divorce?

Quick, affordable, and informal, mediation provides an enticing alternative to litigation divorce. That doesn’t make it the right solution for every couple. From abusive relationships to neglectful parenting, a variety of circumstances can make mediation a nightmare. Consider opting for collaboration or litigation instead, if one of these factors applies to your situation: Your Spouse Is...

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Getting Separated From Someone Who Has Dementia — How to Handle It

Separation and divorce are increasingly common among seniors. From pensions to placement in assisted living facilities, these splits hold unique repercussions for older couples. Not all complications involve retirement, however. If your spouse is suffering from dementia, you face an especially difficult separation process. Read on for insight into this unique situation — and helpful...

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Finding an Attorney Who Doesn’t Violate Your Values

Your ideal attorney needs so much more than a long resume. This person should share your most cherished values. How do you determine what values, exactly, your most promising legal prospects hold? Read on to find out: Determine What You Don’t Want In an Attorney Like many people, you draw a blank when asked to define...

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Heading for Divorce? Knowing What to Expect Can Help You Avoid Surprises

Most people don’t enter into divorce lightly. In fact, it’s usually the last resort couples turn to when all other attempts to revive their dying marriage have failed. It’s no wonder then that people facing divorce run the gamut of emotions – sadness, anger, fear, disappointment. The last thing anyone in that situation needs is […]

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Your Ex Is Threatening to Take the Kids Out of Minnesota — How Should You React?

Economic vitality, friendly neighbors, great schools…you love everything about Minnesota. Your ex, unfortunately, disagrees. Whether your former flame seeks a warmer climate or new job opportunities, you’re worried an upcoming move will tear you away from your kids. But is this move really cause for concern? Read on to find out. Is Your Ex Even...

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