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Jordan K. Turgeon
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Senior Lifestyle Blog Editor, The Huffington Post

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I Quit Social Media for 30 Days... Now What?

(11) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 9:09 AM

It's been eight days since I returned to social media after a 30-day detox.

Except I didn't return. Not entirely, anyway.

The day my detox ended, I debated for a bit over whether I should log onto my social media accounts -- Facebook and Instagram, in particular, as...

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I Quit Social Media (And I Don't Miss It Yet)

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 6:26 PM

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my decision to quit social media for 30 days. Now, more than halfway through my detox, I can truthfully say I don't miss the apps and bookmarks banished from my browsers and devices.

The first day was admittedly a bit...

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Why I'm Quitting Social Media for 30 Days

(24) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 10:17 AM

In my completely unscientific and unfounded opinion, there are two types of social media users: the persistent posters and the compulsive checkers. We all know who the persistent posters are (and if you're unsure, check out this comic by The Oatmeal for further explanation). But the compulsive...

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My Food Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving

(9) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 8:06 AM

When it comes to holidays, Thanksgiving has the best menu, in my very humble and completely unscientific opinion. We're talking all of my favorites: mashed potatoes, apple pie, dinner rolls, turkey gravy, stuffing...

Notice a trend here?

Gluten.

Wheat.

Dairy.

Gluten and wheat and dairy in...

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Life Lessons We've Learned From Running

(60) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 9:35 AM

Runners come in all different shapes, sizes and ages, and they all come with different goals: losing weight, finishing a marathon, setting a personal record. Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of...

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My Definition of Healthy Is Better Than Yours

(171) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 12:53 PM

When I read Kim Bhasin's recent HuffPost article detailing retailer Lululemon's attitude toward plus-size customers, I wasn't totally surprised. In the piece, a former employee described her experience working for the company, known for its expensive yoga wear, and how the size 10s and 12s "were relegated to...

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HuffPost Workouts: My First 10K Playlist

(7) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 8:43 AM

On Saturday, June 8, I'll be joining a few thousand other women in the Oakley New York Mini 10k.

This is only my second race and my first at this distance, and though I'm certainly a little nervous, my sole goal is to cross the finish line...

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Keeping a Resolution: On Running My First Race

(16) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 7:20 AM

Prior to this past November, the last time I ran against a clock was in 9th grade, when all students had to run one mile for a gym class requirement. Four laps around the outdoor track within a predetermined time. I despised that requirement with the heat of 1,000 suns...

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Lessons From Dad: Making a Commitment to Fitness

(1) Comments | Posted June 17, 2012 | 12:17 AM

At 52 years old, my dad is one of the most (if not the most) in-shape people I know. He's not the kind of person who's content just sitting around and hanging out; Bob Turgeon wants to be doing something.

Athletics and fitness have always played a key role...

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We Tried It: Jump Rope Workout

(8) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 6:08 AM

I'm pretty sure the last time I jumped rope for longer than five seconds was during middle school gym class. Growing up, I was much more likely to use my jump ropes to tie my wagon to the back of my bike so I could tow things around than actually...

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We Tried It: Kangoo Jumps With Mario Godiva Green

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 8:07 AM

While walking around Central Park a few weekends ago, I spotted a group of very interesting-looking runners. Actually, what they were doing was closer to a combo of gliding and flying, and “spotted” might not be the right word, because they weren’t exactly hard...

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How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next

(21) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 8:21 AM

When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.

The findings, part of a presentation on the effects of social media...

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How Facebook And Social Media Affect The Minds Of Generation Next

(4) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 8:18 AM

When it comes to teens and their social media habits, there's some great news and some not-so-great news. It can make your child a fast learner, but it is also associated with a host of psychological disorders.

The findings, part of a presentation on the effects of social media...

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We Tried It: Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Workout DVD

(4) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 7:53 AM

Confession: I've purchased many a workout DVD throughout the years, and most of them I've done only once. It's rare I find one I actually stick with, usually for one of two reasons:

  1. The exercises are so overwhelming right off the bat I practically keel over long before the...
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Myths About Memory: Survey Details How Americans Get Memory Wrong

(17) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 8:35 AM

Think about your most vivid memory for a moment. How did it come to be? Do you, like most people, imagine that your memory is like a video camera, recording events and details so you can come back to them later? Surely if you look back on an event five...

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7 Stars Living With Bipolar

(28) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 2:45 PM

This past April, pop singer and Disney actress Demi Lovato went public about her bipolar disorder diagnosis. In interviews to the media, the 18-year-old said that she'd decided to talk about her diagnosis in order to help others. "The real reason why I'm sitting down with you," Lovato...

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5 Ancient Techniques To Boost Memory

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 8:32 AM

"What was on the grocery list, again?"

"Where did I park my car?"

"Did I turn off the coffee maker?"

These are just a few examples of questions most of us have probably asked ourselves at some point. And though we'll probably never have the need to remember the amount...

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11 Celebrities with Dyslexia Who Made It Big

(23) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM

It's possible between 15 and 20 percent of the population have symptoms of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association. These symptoms could include slow or inaccurate reading and poor spelling or writing skills. Dealing with dyslexia and other learning disorders can prove extremely difficult and frustrating, whether...

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10 Common Dreams And Why We Have Them

(83) Comments | Posted July 13, 2011 | 4:39 PM

The average human experiences a handful of dreams while they sleep each night -- the exact number ranges depending on the source. All of these thoughts and dreams run through our heads while we snooze. But what exactly do they mean, if anything? Could they possibly shed some light on...

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5 Everyday Habits That Can Harm Your Memory

(90) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 8:37 AM

It seems that every month there is a study released suggesting that something in our lives -- be it our diet, sleep schedule or social habits -- could be harming our memory, both short term and long term. And it’s no wonder we’re concerned: Alzheimer’s disease is now the sixth-leading...

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