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Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump’s ties to Russia.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a …

Russia

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

8 Traits of Outstanding People

Outstanding isn't something a person has, it is something a person does.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We know that the outstanding stand amongst us because we can feel it when we’re around them. They have something special inside we wish we possessed inside of …

Motivation

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Self-improvement

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Books

Visualization Discovery Tour

01<p>of 11<p>Begin the Tour<p>If you can imagine it, you can create it in your life. Visualizations are mental images that can help us to leap over obstacles, …

How to make millions on Instagram

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic shift in the way companies execute marketing campaigns. Today, marketers are using social media platforms and influencers to spread awareness of their products and services. Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for product marketing and …

7 Qualities Of People Who Are Chronically Unhappy

I often teach about happiness, and what has become exceedingly clear is there are seven qualities chronically unhappy people have mastered.<p>According …

Happiness

7 Top Tips to Create a Cinematic Novel

Writing a story that has all the enticing elements of a screenplay in novel form can be a challenge, but if done right it can lead to a cinematic …

Creative Writing

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Sleep

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Spirituality

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

Fitness

Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.<p>What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially …

Body Language

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Consciousness

Prodigy And The America That Raised Him

<i>"I wanna go home not sing this song</i> <i><br>but I'm forced to perform speech napalm"</i><p>—PRODIGY, "Genesis"<p>To be a black man in America is to be under a constant state of enormous pressure, stress and danger, from outside, from within. From outside there is the ruthless reality of racism, jabbing and stabbing …

Rap & Hip-Hop

“Nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known”

<b>Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A –</b> <b>June 25, 2017</b>Jeremiah 20:10-13<br>Romans 5:12-15<br>Matthew 10:26-33The tragic portrait of the Jeremiah in today’s …

Catholicism

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Books

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 8 servings<p>2 ripe bananas<br>• 1 cup (200 g) sugar<br>• ½ cup (115 g) unsalted butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• ¾ cup (95 g) flour<br>• ¼ cup (30 g) cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon<br>• ⅛ teaspoon salt<br>• ½ cup (120 g) creamy peanut butter<p>Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).<br>• In a …

60 Top Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be an Outstanding Leader | Inc.com

Being a leader--being the boss--can feel like the hardest job of all. No matter how large your team, no matter how collaborative and engaged your employees, ultimately it's up to you--which means you need to find inspiration and motivation inside yourself.<p>At the same time, though, it's possible to …

Motivation

20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

Rita Dove: “The first thing that goes when a government becomes a tyranny are words”

Salon talks to poet Rita Dove about why degrading language and the arts threatens democracy and humanity<p>There are few writers worthy of such high distinction, but to read Rita Dove is to encounter the transformative. Her feeling comes in aid of your feeling. Suddenly, you believe you have undergone …

Literature

5 Buddhist Philosophies That Are Hard To Practice But Will Pay Off Forever

Buddhism is such a powerful philosophy that differs to much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>Today, as I browsing the ideas on Ideapod, I came across …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

The chief executive officer of the Australian airline suggested using cargo storage for in-flight gyms.<p>10:33 a.m. Today10:33 a.m. March 29, 2018<p>Be …

Climbing