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The 3 Building Blocks of Fitness

<i>By Natalie Gingrich Mackenzie,</i> SELF<p><b>Consider this your get-fit trifecta. All you need to tighten and tone is a smart combo of these three fitness fundamentals.</b><p><b>BLOCK 1: CARDIO</b><p>Pretty much any activity that gets your blood pumping is cardiovascular. When your heart rate rises, muscle cells break down …

6 Ways to Stop Escalating Fights With Your Partner

"We had a bad fight last night. I'm not even sure what we were fighting about but it kept escalating and got really ugly."<p>"I don't know what to do when my wife starts in on me. No matter what I say, she's like a dog with a bone. I can't get her to stop attacking me."<p>"I can tell by the look on his …

Crazy Audio Illusion - The McGurk Effect

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Long before Freud wrote <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> or William James opened his first psychology laboratory at Harvard, Buddhist thinkers sought to understand the inner workings of the mind and personality.<p>Buddhist personality types were first described in the text <i>The Path to Purification</i> by the …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Meditation Instead of Medication

In many parts of the world, evidence shows that meditation has been around for thousands of years. Some scholars even believe the ancient cave paintings in Spain and France depict meditators as far back as 14,000 B.C. From the sages of old to modern gurus, across the globe, we have been told that …

4 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Every Day

<i>"I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness -- it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude." -- Brene Brown</i><p>Recently I read Brene Brown's book, <i>Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead</i>, and it …

The 10 Principles of Integrative Psychiatry

I didn't set out to become an integrative psychiatrist.<p>Like most doctors out there, I went through medical school and residency learning a "disease-based" approach of how the human body works. First, I learned what "normal" was. Then, I learned all the ways normal could go wrong. I was given the …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 11-17)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled <i>Mirror of Intimacy</i> with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual and relational …

Getting Rid of That Pesky 'Last Five Pounds' -- and How to Deal With 'Problem Areas'

Almost daily I get a question along the lines of "Help! I don't need to lose any more weight, but I've got this (belly/thigh/butt/arm/back) fat that just won't budge!"<p>We all have that 'last' bit of stubborn fat that just won't respond to dieting. The first thing I want you to consider is that maybe …

A Pie Crust Made with Olive Oil

415<p>SHARES<p>Late last summer, my friend Terresa Murphy—who just happens to run La Cucina di Terresa, a popular vegetarian cooking school in …

Potato Soup

Easy Fat-Free Dal Tadka Recipe

<i>Creamy red and yellow lentils are delicately seasoned and topped with browned onions and hot chile pepper in this fat-free version of the classic</i> …

20 Bad Habits That Could Hurt Your Relationship

Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy . But keep in …

Self-help

Free Yourself From Bullies and Attract People Who Respect You

Have you ever been bullied? Were you able to respond to the bully in a way that valued YOU? I grew up with a mother who was a bully. My response was to shut down into a kind of frozen numbness. When I was 12 I started smoking cigarettes, and at 16 I started drinking -- all to continue the numbing …

Turkish Pizza (Lahmacun)

Less than 15 minutes<p>4<p>Preheat oven to 375 degrees.<br>• Combine onion, garlic, peppers, tomato paste, salt, pepper, cumin, and chopped parsley. Fold until …

Targeted Ab Training: Top 5 Moves For Your Core

For many of us, ab training means finding an open corner in the gym and doing sets of crunches until we know that 6-pack can only be a few days away. …

Workouts

How's Your Sex Life?

I'm about to bring up a subject matter that is still in this day and age considered taboo. Even to audiences of 18 and over. Ready? Here it is. I want to talk to you about your <i>sex life</i> and how to make it better. It starts with opening your mouth. I'm talking about <i>communication</i>.<p>Are you in a …

The Myth of Adversity and How to Reach the Next Level | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life to me has often been very unusual. On one hand I would compare myself to others who were better off in areas I wanted to strive for. And on the …