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33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

It’s one thing wanting to eat healthily and browsing the internet for perfectly balanced and tasty recipes to prepare, and a whole other thing to turn your good intentions into reality. In between packing your kids’ lunches and getting yourself ready for work, where are you supposed to find the time to slave over the stove and put together that breakfast you found on Pinterest?

To set yourself and your family up for the day, you need to be able to provide sources of protein, health fats, vitamins, and nutrients. And you need to do it quick. So here are 33 recipes – enough to last you a month – that will enable you to do just that. Enjoy!

1. Egg White Veggie Muffins – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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    You can’t get much quicker than grabbing a muffin or two as you walk out the door. These egg muffins can be cooked in large batches and stored in the fridge for when you need them. Packed with protein and vegetables, this paleo recipe gives your body the nutrients it needs, rather than the stacks of carbs and sugar found in breakfast cereals.

    2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola – Garnish with Lemon

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      These apple sandwiches are really quick together and they’re super healthy because of the vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats they contain. These are particularly great for fussy kids.

      3. Banana Bites – Cave Girl In The City

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        These banana bites make great morning snacks. Make up a big batch ahead of breakfast time and then simply pop a few in your mouth when you’re in a rush. Vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Win!

        4. Eggplant & Eggs – Paleoso

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          This dish is a nice twist on plain eggs. One cup of eggplant contains only 33 calories. Eggplant is also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants too! This dish only takes a few minutes to put together too.

          5. Green And White Omelette – It’s Time To Burn!

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            Why not make your regular egg-based breakfasts much healthier by loading up on green veggies? This is a great way to pack in the nutrients right at the start of the day and, who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to convince your kids to give it a go!

            6. Baked Tomato and Egg Cups – A Beautiful Bite

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              These baked tomato and egg cups are not only tasty, but cute too. The perfect addition to your healthy morning breakfast (or brunch)!

              7. Broiled Grapefruit – Joy The Baker

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                Starting your day with fruit is a great way to get yourself feeling alert and awake. Grapefruits are a great source of vitamin C, which helps to support your immune system. This would be a good breakfast to have if you’re feeling a bit under the weather or full of cold.

                8. Morning Zing Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                  This recipe is perfect for you if you’re not an early bird and you need something zingy to wake you up in the morning. Simply throw the ingredients into a blender and glug it down. You’ll soon be ready for the day ahead.

                  9. 3 Ingredient Simple Protein Pancake – PaleOMG

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                    Protein is great, not only because it helps you to grow and heal, but because it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. These protein-filled pancakes are really simple to make because they only contain three ingredients.

                    10. Holiday Lara Bar – Civilized Caveman Cooking

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                      These bars contain nuts and spices, both of which come with multiple health benefits. Nuts are great sources of health fat and you can prepare these bars ahead of time and just grab one from the fridge in the morning.

                      11. Polenta – The Kitchn

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                        Polenta tastes nutty and creamy and it’s a pleasant alternative to oatmeal. Using a microwave, it takes just five minutes to prepare.

                        12. Paleo Breakfast Burrito – Spoonful of Sugar Free

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                          What better way to eat your vegetables than to wrap them in meat? These burritos are quick to put together but, if you’re really short on time in the mornings, you could prepare a batch the night before, and just grab them out of the fridge as you head out the door.

                          13. Spicy Salsa Stuffed Avocado – Wheat Belly Blog

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                            Avocados are great sources of healthy fat and, combined with a salsa made of tomato, onion, and fresh cilantro, they make a tasty breakfast snack. This breakfast is quick to make and easy to transport.

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                            14. Breakfast Bombs – Healthy Blender Recipes

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                              These breakfast bombs look so good you almost won’t want to eat them! They’re full of healthy goodness too because of all the nuts, seeds, and berries they contain.

                              15. Strawberry Fruit Salad – Rawmazing

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                                Salads are quick and healthy meals to put together and you can either whip one together in the morning or make up a huge one at the weekend and dip into it throughout the week. This salad is particularly tasty because it contains strawberries.

                                16. Almond Chia Pudding – Healthy Blender Recipes

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                                  This breakfast pudding contains lots of natural ingredients, including almond milk, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and they’re low-calorie too.

                                  17.  Paleo Apple Muffins – Paleo Breakfast

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                                    Muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast option. These moist and tasty apple muffins are no exception. These quick and easy muffins can be made over the weekend and eaten all week long! The coconut flour gives them a fluffy consistency while the eggs pack enough protein to keep you full and satisfied. The apple and honey add just enough sweetness that you think you are cheating!

                                    18. Poached Eggs w/Tomato, Avocado & Basil – Milk Free Mom

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                                      Avocados are full of health fats and, contrary to popular opinion, fat is essential for good health. Without fat in your diet, your body won’t be able to absorb all the nutrients you consume, so chowing down on fruit and vegetables won’t do you much good unless you get some fat in there too. This simple recipe makes it easy to do just that.

                                      19. Berries and Cream – Against All Grain

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                                        The is one of the simplest and healthiest breakfasts around. Berries contain vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, manganese and other antioxidants. Coconut cream contains fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and lots of essential minerals.

                                        20. Kale Cubes – Lexie’s Kitchen & Living

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                                          Everyone knows that kale is a superfood. It’s the plant that provides the most nutrition per calorie and it’s packed with powerful phytochemicals, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. And now it’s even easier to eat lots of it! Simply prepare these cubes the night before you need them and then pop a few out in the morning.

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                                          21. Herb Power Smoothie – Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                                            This is a delightful concoction is full of healthy greens and mango. The cilantro helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and the kale and spinach provide loads of healthy nutrients to help you get your day off to a good start. So tasty. So paleo. So much yum.

                                            22. Baked Peanut Butter + Chocolate Banana Boats – Everyday Maven

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                                              Nut butters are full of healthy fats and bananas contain potassium, so, if you can spare the fifteen minutes this recipe requires, you’ll have a delicious, healthy, and warm breakfast.

                                              23. Sautéed Banana Oatmeal – A Nutritionist Eats

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                                                This recipe makes a delicious twist on plain old oatmeal and the banana asks a nice load of vitamins and nutrients to the meal too. No Monday morning can be a bad Monday morning if you’ve got a bowl of this in front of you.

                                                24. Gourmet Trail Mix – Chow

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                                                  Trail mixes are really easy to put together and nuts are great sources of healthy fats. Be careful, however, not to overdo it, as nuts are very high in calories.

                                                  25. Deviled Eggs – Lauren Conrad

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                                                    Eggs make great breakfast snacks because they’re quick to make and full of protein. But don’t stick to plain old boiled eggs. Switch it up and cook them different ways to add variety into your diet.

                                                    26. Homemade Granola – Busy But Healthy

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                                                      Granola is a great and quick breakfast, though you’ll have to make this up ahead of time. Make up a huge batch and you’ll always have plenty on hand, so the mornings won’t have to be such a rush.

                                                      27. Pineapple Ginger Tea – Paleoso

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                                                        If you’re not one for big breakfasts, this tea will do the trick. Ginger comes with a ton of health benefits, and it’s known to help relieve nausea, so it’s good for troubled stomachs. If you still need a fix – grab some more paleo breakfast recipes here.

                                                        28. Creamed Kale and Eggs – Deliciously Organic

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                                                          This quick breakfast contains healthy fat in the form of ghee or grass-fed butter and veggies in the form of leeks and kale. It’s a filling breakfast and, because it contains protein, it’ll keep you feeling full all morning.

                                                          29. Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears – Nom Nom Paleo

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                                                            These spears are lovely and warm, so they’re great for cold winter starts. When eaten regularly, asparagus is believed to have cancer-fighting properties, so this would be a good breakfast to turn into a routine meal.

                                                            30. Watermelon & Radish Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette – Mind Body Green

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                                                              Salads are quick to put together and this one is packed with nutrients and natural diuretics. It’s low-calorie and tastes delicious.

                                                              31. Bacon & Guacamole Sammies – Nom Nom Paleo

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                                                                These sammies are a real treat. Avocado is full of healthy fats and bacon brings the protein in this morning snack. The crunchiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the avocado make this breakfast a winner.

                                                                32. Crunchy Kale Chips – Paleoso

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                                                                  For a really quick breakfast that’s packed full of nutrients, make up a batch of kale chips and then grab a handful as you get ready in the morning. A quick & easy paleo snack.

                                                                  33.  Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Blackberry and Mango – Paleo Breakfast

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                                                                    This simple breakfast is filling, healthy and delicious. You can try adding different toppings, like bananas, cinnamon, strawberries, or nuts. Alternatively, you can try topping your pudding with avocado or pistachios for a savory taste.  What’s easier than reaching in the refrigerator in the morning and dishing out some breakfast pudding? This will be a recipe you come back to often.

                                                                    Featured photo credit: Egg White Veggie Muffins – Ultimate Paleo Guide via ultimatepaleoguide.com

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                                                                    How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

                                                                    How To Be Successful In Life? 13 Tips From The Most Successful People

                                                                    What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

                                                                    To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make a positive impact on the world.

                                                                    All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

                                                                    There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

                                                                    With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

                                                                    What follows is a list of thirteen of the best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these 13 tips are essential:

                                                                    1. Think Big

                                                                      From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist:

                                                                      “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

                                                                      There are few artists as influential as Michaelangelo. Today centuries after his death, his work still inspires and connects to people. His work is world famous, just think of his statue of David, or the Mural in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

                                                                      Imagine then, if he decided not to work as an artist.

                                                                      Being a successful artist has always been extremely difficult, imagine if he decided to give up this ambition in favour of something easier?

                                                                      Oftentimes, people often decided to put their dreams aside for something more “realistic”. To give up their dream for something easier. This quote teaches us the danger of such a point of view.
                                                                      Instead be ambitious.

                                                                      2. Find What You Love to Do and Do It

                                                                        From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul:

                                                                        “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

                                                                        This is a good quote to remember and think about when you’re at work.

                                                                        Imagine being as successful as possible in your current job. Ultimately you’ll probably find yourself working extremely hard and this it will take up much of your time.

                                                                        If it’s a job you hate, then being successful at it might only mean filling your life with something you hate to do. What’s the sense in this?

                                                                        Instead, why not focus on doing something you love? When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving. Success at this means the fulfilment of your dreams.

                                                                        Not sure what your passion is yet? You should learn about this Motivation Engine first.

                                                                        Even if you’re not successful, you still filled your time with something you love to do. Many successful musicians spent years of their lives doing unpaid performances, the only reason they kept playing was because they loved to perform.

                                                                        3. Learn How to Balance Life

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                                                                          From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.:

                                                                          “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

                                                                          All too often, people think that to be successful, they need to make the object of their success their life.

                                                                          If a person thinks their job will lead them to success, then they may spend countless hours per day, and well into the evening working hard.

                                                                          However this comes at the cost of rest, your health and having an enjoyable life. Ultimately they may burn out and cease to be successful at their job anyway.

                                                                          If success comes from having a strong social life and a good group of friends, their job may suffer; meaning that they may lose their job, and then be unable to afford going out with friends.

                                                                          In these ways, success, as Phil Knight says above, is helped by balance. Think of it as a balance between rest and work, or work and play.

                                                                          To achieve that balance, this Ultimate Guide to Prioritizing Your Work And Life can help you.

                                                                          4. Do Not Be Afraid of Failure

                                                                            From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors:

                                                                            “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

                                                                            There is a story, it’s unconfirmed whether it actually happened, yet the message within is none the less true:

                                                                            Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb was the result of several hundred failed attempts. In an interview, he was asked “How do you feel after all of your failed attempts?”

                                                                            His response was great, “I didn’t fail, I learned hundreds of ways not to invent the lightbulb”

                                                                            He saw each “failure” as a lesson. From that lesson he learned what won’t work, and also might work instead.

                                                                            Each failed attempt, each rejection, were key steps on his path to success. It is easy to feel like you should give up after a failure. But perhaps in that failure is a lesson.

                                                                            Pay attention to your failures, study them. Perhaps then you’ll learn how to succeed.

                                                                            If you find it difficult to fight your fear of failure, here’s a guide for you: Why You Have the Fear of Failure (And How to Conquer It Step-By-Step)

                                                                            5. Have an Unwavering Resolution to Succeed

                                                                              From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC:

                                                                              “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

                                                                              This, in many ways relates to the above quote about learning from your failures.

                                                                              It’s the easiest thing in the world to give up from a failure. The only way to push on is if you have the true burning desire to succeed, to not be moved or dissuaded from your goals.

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                                                                              If you are not truly dedicated towards success, then each failure will hurt more, each set back will slow you down.

                                                                              Success is hard; without the unwavering desire to succeed, this difficulty may seem insurmountable. With the desire, it is merely an obstacle to go through.

                                                                              6. Be a Person of Action

                                                                                From Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius:

                                                                                “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

                                                                                Though it was said hundreds of years ago, it works just as much today as it ever had. It applies to literally any successful person.

                                                                                Think about it, picture someone like William Shakespeare:

                                                                                When we think of the time he lived in, we think of the time in a way shaped by him. When we think of Renaissance era Italy, we think of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Or think about the present day, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Our current way of life would simply be incomparably different if they didn’t accomplish what they did.

                                                                                You’re probably reading this article on a device by a company that they either founded or companies influenced by them.

                                                                                All these figures were proactive, they saw ways to do things differently and did them. If they let the world shape them, then they’d simply fit into the background. Instead they shaped the world.

                                                                                Applying this to you?

                                                                                Don’t be afraid of going outside the norm. If you can think of a better way to do something, do it that way. If you fail, try again.

                                                                                7. Cultivate Positive Relationships

                                                                                  From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “

                                                                                  The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

                                                                                  The best leaders and some of the most influential people (and Theodore Roosevelt is one of the best leaders and one of the most influential people to have lived) were not those who caused commotions, who fought with people or disregarded people; but were people who were friendly to those around them.

                                                                                  People liked them. They wanted them to do well.

                                                                                  This is key to good leadership.

                                                                                  It’s logical. If someone likes you, they want to help you; if you give them a suggestion, they’ll gladly follow through with it.

                                                                                  But if someone doesn’t like you, they may either refuse to help or actively get in your way.

                                                                                  What’s more, it’s always a good idea to cultivate good relationships. You can never tell who will prove to become someone who’ll be able to help you in a big way, or even be a good and supportive friend.

                                                                                  As such, help people and they may help you; and be good to people, and they my be good to you.

                                                                                  8. Don’t Be Afraid of Introducing New Ideas

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                                                                                    From Mark Twain, Famed Author:

                                                                                    “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

                                                                                    It is an unfortunate truth that those with the boldest ideas are often disregarded.

                                                                                    Most of us are taught from an early age to think and do things similarly to everyone else. This can be great to fill an existing role. But to truly do things differently (and all successful people did things differently), you need to think differently.

                                                                                    If you have a new idea, don’t throw it away because it’s new and different; instead, celebrate it. Your strange new idea might one day be the one that leads you to success.

                                                                                    9. Believe in Your Capacity to Succeed

                                                                                      From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company:

                                                                                      “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

                                                                                      Success has to be something you can imagine yourself achieving.

                                                                                      It is possible that you will come across those who doubt you and your ability to succeed. You must not become one of these people because the moment you cease believing and dreaming is the moment these dreams fall away.

                                                                                      Keep dreaming!

                                                                                      10. Always Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude

                                                                                        From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America:

                                                                                        “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

                                                                                        Like the above quote says, you need to trust in your ability to succeed. This is the only way to cultivate the right mindset.

                                                                                        Replace negative thoughts with the positive ones. You need to approach problems, not as obstacles stopping you, but merely tasks that need to be completed for you to keep going.

                                                                                        If you stay positive and think like this, setbacks won’t affect you so much, people’s doubts won’t impact you and even the biggest obstacles will seem like minor problems.

                                                                                        However with the wrong mindset of doubt, you’ll be much easier to stop.

                                                                                        11. Don’t Let Discouragement Stop You from Pressing On

                                                                                          From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America:

                                                                                          “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

                                                                                          It is an unfortunate fact of human nature — all of us in some way, doubt ourselves. This can be made far worse if others doubt us too.

                                                                                          When surrounded by doubts, giving up can actually seem like a good idea.

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                                                                                          Don’t pay attention to the doubts. If you are discouraged, ignore it.

                                                                                          If this discouragement moves into your mind and you begin to doubt yourself. It is important to ignore this too.

                                                                                          This is How Self Doubt Keeps You Stuck and How to Overcome It

                                                                                          12. Be Willing to Work Hard

                                                                                            From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.:

                                                                                            “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

                                                                                            You might have heard the quote that “success is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” or you may have heard about the 10,000 hours idea.

                                                                                            Whichever way you frame it, they say one thing:

                                                                                            True success comes from work.

                                                                                            You’ll never become successful if you don’t work towards your goal in life and keep working towards it.

                                                                                            Check out this article and you’ll understand Why Hard Work Beats Talent.

                                                                                            13. Be Brave Enough to Follow Your Intuition

                                                                                              From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.:

                                                                                              “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

                                                                                              In ancient Greece, there was a group of Oracles who lived in Delphi. Everyone who needed advice or to know their future visited them, from the poorest of society to kings. Above the doorway of the temple were the words “know thyself”.

                                                                                              If you strongly believe and desire something, chances are that you already have an idea how to get there. If not, you may naturally know what things will help you and what things will slow you down.

                                                                                              It’s like how your body can detect danger even when things seem safe.

                                                                                              Ultimately then, you need to trust your own instincts.

                                                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                                                              What you might have noticed is that many of the above lessons are similar — most are about developing the right state of mind. This clearly suggests that the key to achieving success, in whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

                                                                                              Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. You can make resetting your life possible when you do this: How to Start Over and Reboot Your Life When It Seems Too Late

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