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.

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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Did Your Failure to Listen Contribute to the Breakdown of Your Marriage? Tools and Resources to Improve This Skill — Part 2

The best spouses know how to listen. As you discovered in our last post, it’s not as easy as it seems. In this portion of our two-part series, we offer several additional resources to draw upon in your quest to improve your listening skills. Psychology Today: Deep Listening in Personal Relationships This article from Diane...

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Getting Divorced When You Own a Farm: Special Considerations

If you’re one of Minnesota’s nearly 80,000 farmers, you face unique joys and challenges in all aspects of life — including marriage and divorce. While there’s no such thing as an easy divorce, the process can be particularly complicated when shared agricultural property and equipment are at stake. Keep the following considerations in mind as...

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What Is ‘Free-Range Parenting’ and Why Do We Need Laws Supporting It?

Generally speaking, a parent’s top priority is the safety of their children; however, how to go about keeping children safe can be an area of conflicting opinion. Even the child welfare laws that exist to protect children from abuse and neglect are subject to controversy. Several years ago, the term ‘free-range parenting’ was coined to […]

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Did Your Failure to Listen Contribute to the Breakdown of Your Marriage? Tools and Resources to Improve This Skill — Part 1

Effective communication is the foundation of any working relationship. It’s particularly important in marriage, and yet, many couples struggle to truly listen to one another. Thankfully, it’s possible to build this skill over time. If poor listening contributed to your marriage’s demise, take action now to save future relationships. These resources will help: Julian Treasure:...

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Should an Affair Automatically Lead to a Divorce? Conflicting Theories and Opinions

Your spouse cheated, and you’re furious. Like virtually everybody in this horrific situation, you’re tempted to end your relationship right now. You certainly wouldn’t be alone in this decision; in a notable National Institute of Health study, infidelity was one of the most frequently cited reasons for divorce. Keep the following in mind as you...

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How to Find a Minnesota Family Law Attorney with Values That Are Similar to Yours? (And Why This Is Important)

You’re on the hunt for the perfect family law attorney. You’ve looked into your prospects’ case history, academic credentials, and online reviews. You know everything important about each potential attorney — but do you, really? What about their values? This oft-forgotten concept should play a top role in your final decision. Why You And Your...

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5 Surprising Dangers of a DIY Divorce

You and your ex anticipate an amicable divorce. In an age of Pinterest and YouTube tutorials, a DIY divorce might seem appealing, especially if you enjoy visions of a harmonious post-divorce relationship. Your insistence on viewing this process through rose-colored glasses could prove devastating for the following reasons: Failing to Fully Divide Property Spouses who...

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 Alternative Dispute Resolution: Basic Ideals, Principles, and Tools

Despite your best efforts, you and your partner have decided that divorce is the best option. However, you also intend to remain on good terms as you move on with your lives. Alternative dispute resolution may provide the framework you need to resolve potentially contentious issues without destroying your working relationship. What Is Alternative Dispute...

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New Tax Laws Expected to Complicate Divorce Negotiations

Spousal support, or alimony, often can be a point of contention in divorce negotiations. Now, with the recent changes to the tax code, negotiating these agreements may get more complicated. Presently, spouses who pay alimony can deduct these payments on their income taxes while those who receive such payments are required to report them as […]

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What Is Mediation? Defining Mediation and Etiquette

You’re ready to divorce, but not necessarily to fight in a courtroom with your ex. If you’re hoping for an alternative to court, you may be a viable candidate for mediation. This process involves a neutral third party, who helps you and your ex make key decisions regarding child custody, spousal maintenance, property division, and...

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Property Division in MN Divorce

If you are currently pursuing a divorce in Minnesota, you’re probably worried about your financial future. Spousal maintenance is a huge concern, of course, but property division also threatens to harm your financial status. Who gets the house? How will you divide retirement assets? Read on to learn more about property division proceedings in the...

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Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) vs Order for Protection (OFP)

From domestic violence to stranger-induced assault, a variety of encounters leave Minnesotans fearing for their safety. Thankfully, the state offers several countermeasures designed to restore security. Two main opportunities for victims: orders for protection and harassment restraining orders. Although similar in many respects, these options hold several key differences, as outlined below: Order for Protection...

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Same-Sex Divorce in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

The one possible downside to marriage equality? Same-sex divorce. Unfortunately, this version of dissolution can prove far more complicated than heterosexual divorce, in part because many same-sex couples lived together long before they married. Read on to learn more about same-sex divorce in Minnesota: Minnesota and Same-Sex Marriage Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage before the Supreme...

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Can You Pass the Co-Parenting Test?

Studies have shown that, barring any abuse or neglect, children fare best when they have the influence of both parents. Unfortunately, relationships between adults sometimes deteriorate to the point where separation is the only answer, leaving the children caught in the middle. One thing most parents going through divorce can agree on, though, is that […]

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What Can You Do If Your Ex Starts Saying or Doing Nasty Things About You Online?

The internet plays a huge role in modern divorce, for better or for worse. Some divorcees find relief in social networking, but others suffer harassment at the hands of their ex. Nasty Facebook updates can make your blood boil. How you respond, however, could determine whether you emerge with a favorable divorce resolution. Keep the...

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