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Slip-Ons: Shoes for the Summer

When it comes to the summer fashion statement, few choices crank up the cool factor while being as comfortable as slip-ons. In the last couple of years slip-ons have come into their own in the fashion world, and have received sleek, fashion-forward upgrades from several leading brands. For men and women alike, investing in a pair of slip-ons for the summer is affordable and culture-conscious. Here’s a rundown of our favorite slip-ons this season.

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4 Ways to Improve Cognitive Function

As we inevitably get older, there comes a nagging feeling that our IQ may be wavering and our cognitive abilities may not be as sharp as they once were. And unfortunately, this is true in a way: the brain is a muscle as well as an organ, and must be exercised regularly in the right methods to remain at peak performance. What are the best ways to crank up the brain juice and improve overall cognitive function? Glad you asked.

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How to Be Productive After Work

When you feel wiped out after a full day in the office, it can be mighty tempting to take a load off, flip on the TV, and coast into a mental oblivion in the safety of your living room sofa. But most of us have passion projects to tackle or obligations to handle after the 9-to-5. How do you go from wincing and exhausted to working and enthused? Here are the best ways to stay productive after work and combat that workday fatigue.

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How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

In an ever-competitive corporate climate, many of us fall victim to the increasing grind in a bid to come out on top and get that promotion or finish that project. While climbing the ladder and accomplishing your dreams sounds great on paper, what’s the use if you’re always exhausted, your family is neglected, and you feel unsatisfied with life in general? If you’re always working, you’ll die without enjoying the important moments. Here are the best ways to quickly improve that delicate work-life balance.

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Save Time During Your Morning Routine

It’s 2015. In the professional world, early is on time, on time is pushing it, and showing up late is as good as fired. You don’t have time, quite literally, for missteps when climbing the ladder and making a name for yourself. Follow these tips to shave time off of your morning routine and confidently walk through the office door without a trace of anxiety or mania.

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What to Grill This Summer

For those stalwart cooks whose true culinary passion lies in grilling, the summer is a splendid opportunity to make signature dishes on the home grill. After you’ve hosted the July 4th barbecue for a couple of years you may grow restless of the constant steaks and hotdogs. There’s much more to a grill than a juicy burger. Impress your family and dazzle your coworkers with these innovative grilling ideas that will have everyone at your next backyard bash singing your praises.

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The Best L.A. Boutique Gyms

Living in Los Angeles means being in great shape isn’t a priority – it’s a necessity. Finding time to go to the gym is enough of a professional juggling challenge, so when you’re trimming fat and toning muscle you want the best amenities and programs at your disposal. Sometimes, chain gyms simply lack the specialization needed for your workout or the cleanliness and personalization you expect with a heftier monthly fee. If you’re tired of your chain gym, try out any of these top-notch L.A. boutique gyms.

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Best Places to Get a Drink During Your Layover

When you rack up the frequent flyer miles regularly going to conferences and meeting clients around the globe, you will inevitably face the dreaded layover (marooning) that accompanies the airport lifestyle. However, layovers aren’t a reason to tense up and lose your edge. Stay cool and loosen up by grabbing a drink at a world-class bar.

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Calm, Cool, Collected: Mastering Stress in a Hectic World

This isn’t your father’s world – the one constant in today’s daily grind is change.

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How to Survive the Mid-Day Slump

The mid-day afternoon slump is the silent office killer that can sabotage your swagger and throw you off your game.