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The case for eliminating sugar. All of it.

Gary Taubes argues in a new book that sugar is toxic and should be consumed as often as tobacco. As in, never.<p>For years, the conventional wisdom about diet has been that we get fat because we eat too many calories.<p>Gary Taubes, the enfant terrible of nutrition writing, has long been making the case …

Diabetes

Life Advice That Will Make You A Better Man In 2018

You might think being a better man is all about making things bigger. Bigger arms, bigger bank account, bigger… yeah. But what if we told you that …

Improve Your Photography Skills With This 52 Week Photo Challenge

Challenges are a fun way to help improve your skills in a particular area. If you want to get better at photography, or you just like taking …

4 Simple Tips to Help Anyone Start Meditating

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Even though we tried to stay healthy over the holidays, …

14 Ways to Start Eating Better This Year

As motivated as you are now to turn over a new leaf, you won’t <i>really</i> transform your eating habits overnight. Eating healthy is both a skill and a …

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

Craving Chocolate or Coffee? This Is What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You

You’re sitting on the sofa, binge-watching your favorite show, when a sweet craving hits. You try and push it out of your mind (you’re not even …

Eat These Foods to Boost Your Vitamin D

The list is short, but you can get enough from your diet<p>Your tanlines won’t be the only thing that disappears during the cold-weather season. Vitamin D, which is crucial for bone and muscle health, is in limited supply during the winter months, making it hard to get adequate amounts.<p>“The optimal …

The Single Most Important Factor In Your Workout

This overlooked detail will build muscle faster and unlock your potential<p>If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: There is no more important exercise variable than tempo.<p>Tempo describes the speed at which you perform a certain movement. For most gym bros, the only speed they know is …

30-Day Healthy Family Challenge

Some New Year’s resolutions take a while to achieve—hello, learning a new language!—but others can be accomplished in a surprisingly short amount of time. Case in point: helping your family be healthier and more fit in just 30 days. Our Healthy Family Challenge offers 30 ways to help you create …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger

Make next year about developing mental muscle.<p>When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and …

18 bad habits you should break in 2017 to be more productive

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.<p>Critics have long noted, and research has supported, that the benefits of Head Start fade in a few years. It's an important …

Education

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead

To get the most out of every day, first rethink your relationship to time.<p>As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do …

Time Management

The top 20 fitness trends for 2017

A new year symbolizes a fresh start—and the perfect chance to reboot your stale workouts with one of 2017's top fitness trends.<p>In the upcoming year, wearable tech, body weight training, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will be huge, according to an annual report published by the American …

5 Thoughts on Goal Setting for 2017

What will help you stay on track.<p>As the New Year approaches, many of you will be thinking about setting goals for 2017, both business and personal goals; I know that I will. It's a ritual that many of us go through, only to see our enthusiasm die after the first few weeks of the new year and for …

6 simple ways to get healthy for 2017

We're counting down to the New Year, when a lot of folks put their health front and center on their resolution lists.<p>But being healthier for 2017 doesn't have to mean revamping your entire routine. Sometimes, all it takes are a few simple changes. It’s all about the small moves you make that reap …

Wellness

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF

Step away from the chips.<p>Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope with, say, a handful of chips or a cookie or two.<p>But here’s the thing: The foods our brain likes directs us toward when we’re …

Nutrition

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

Become a photography pro by mastering your camera’s manual mode

Smartphone cameras are shipping with better and better cameras each year, and there are a plethora of apps available to help you capture the best looking snaps too: from filters right through to camera apps with built-in manual controls. Even if your phone doesn’t ship with a built-in manual mode, …

Mobile Photography

9 Smart Money Moves To Make In January

January is a clean-slate month. You’re starting fresh in a new tax year and you’ve got 12 months ahead of you to work toward your financial goals, whatever those might be. Maybe this is the year you finally beef up that emergency fund, or the year you get serious about paying down debt.<p>These …

Personal Finance

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple)

Want to move forward? Work backwards.<p>Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going …

A Closer Look at Vitamin A

<b>Want Improved Health (and Shiny Hair)? 5 Aspects of Vitamin A to Consider</b><p>We're all familiar with the phrase "you are what you eat." Some of us have even uttered it once or twice when trying to convince family members - or ourselves - to choose healthy foods. After all, eating a balanced diet of …

Wellness

The Absolute Easiest Ways To Improve Your Finances In 2017

So we’ve already established that we suck at money. But what can we do about it? If your answer is: “Just tell my parents to dip into my trust fund!” Congratulations! You’re an assh*le. (But one that we’re very, very jealous of. Enjoy Coachella worry free, friend.)<p>For the rest of us, we need to get …

The best indoor gardens to gift this year

It may be difficult to imagine gardening in the dead of winter, but thanks to modern technology it’s more possible than ever before. With holiday …

Question Everything You Know About Fitness

Over the past two years, I’ve interviewed more than 100 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super-celebs (Arnold Schwarz­e­negger, Jamie Foxx) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, and surfing) to legendary Special Operations commanders and …