Katie Xu

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The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

Why Does Running Sometimes Give You the Runs?

And how to put the brakes on those inconvenient potty breaks<p>Somewhere between the fiber-free energy bars, mid-race port-o-potty lines, and marathon signs that read, “One more mile until you can poop!” one thing becomes clear: Running gives you the runs.<p>But why? For one, it gets your blood flowing …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

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Housekeeping

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

A scientist who chose to ignore the mainstream nearly 30 years ago has found a new way to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord, at least in animals. A drug that Jerry Silver, a professor of neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University, helped design a drug that has allowed paralyzed rats to …

8 Common Pains that Foam Rolling Fixes

Foam roll before each workout, and say goodbye to your aching body<p>If you use the right technique, a foam roller can act like a really good, free masseuse. "When done regularly, foam rolling unties the knots in your muscles by breaking down adhesions and helping to heal the tissue," says Mike Boyle, …

6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you've ever needed a reason to sleep in, this is it.<p><i>This article was written by Julia Merz and repurposed with permission from Fitbie.com.</i><p>Well, this is upsetting: Forty percent of Americans get just six hours of sleep or fewer per night, according to a recent Gallup poll. And groggy mornings and …

18 Ways To Change Up Your Running Routine

There’s something special about being so excited to go running that you count the minutes until you can leave work, lace up, and hit the pavement. …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

5 Things You Can Do to Immediately Improve Your Happiness in Life

<b>1. Be in the present moment.</b><p>I have heard this a million times. I listened to the idea of “being present” on YouTube videos. I read about it in books …

Mindfulness

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Housekeeping

Meditation the new tool to reach peak performance

It's relatively easy to spot the physical differences between, say, an Olympic rower and a couch potato. But it's the mind as much as the muscles that make a champion – so is it possible to pick an "elite brain" out of a crowd of ordinary grey matter?<p>That's the challenge that a team of …

These 7 Exercises Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

There are reasons to work out beyond the want of six-pack abs. Science tells us that exercise can actually lift away negative moods and emotions, …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

YOSEMITE by Adam Debreczeni on Exposure

website<p>https://www.heyadam.photo/yosemite<p>Exposure<p>After spending the night at the lovely Narrow Gauge Inn, Alexa and I drove through the south …

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Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management