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Mid-week Motivation: How to master that impossible-looking headstand

We kicked off our Mid-week Motivation series with a lesson on pull-ups, then moved on to push-ups and last week learned how to run our fastest mile. …

12 Quotes by Taoist Spiritual Masters That Will Give You a Fresh Perspective to Life

As China’s only indigenous religion, Taoism’s influence is found in everything from calligraphy and politics to medicine and poetry.<p>It represents the …

7 Tips for Replacing Bad Habits with Positive Habits

How to create a happy life by implementing "The Slight Edge" philosophy.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether it’s smoking cigarettes, being late, drinking soft drinks, blaming others or biting our nails, we all have personal and professional bad habits that …

Happiness

Do People Keep Telling You to Follow Your Passion? Here's Why They're Wrong

Before you follow your passion, consider these other two, more important qualifiers.<p>If you have a career, you can probably recall tons of career advice people have shared with you over the years. You don't think about those tips every day, but they're still in the back of your mind. You might even …

Self-improvement

You Asked: Should I Use a Foam Roller?

After spending decades on the fitness fringes, foam rolling has arrived at center stage. Whole classes are now devoted to the practice of slowly …

Exercise

What your brain structure says about your personality

From toe length to handwriting and sleeping position, there have been countless studies linking various features with specific personality traits. …

How To Become Bulletproof From Negativity

Even people like Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Nelson Mandela have had to face humungous negative challenges in their life. No one is immune to them. …

Motivation

Anxiety and Depression Are Linked To Chemical Brain Imbalances

Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders have often been left untreated properly, and a chemical imbalance is the culprit.

A Letter To Those Affected By My Anxiety

It should be obvious, but please remember: If I could stop my anxiety, I would have done so by now.<p><i>Written by</i> Nicolle Hook<p>Let me start by clarifying something. When I refer to my “anxiety,” I’m not simply talking about my fears or situations that make me nervous. I’m not talking about the kind of …

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person

Motivation is what gets you started, good habits keep you going<p>If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, …

Self-improvement

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

Try the one month challenge. Your strength and endurance will improve. It is a slow progression, but something that shows wonderful results.<p>Start …

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

<b>(AP/The Satanic Temple)</b><p>The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 28, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of …

Religion

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

The 10-Minute Core Workout That Guarantees More Than Six-Pack Abs

This quick routine will maximize your burn and cinch your waist with compound moves<p>We all want defined abs, but working towards a six-pack isn't the …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Study Skills

9 Smoothies for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Try these delicious recipes to keep your skin clear and gorgeous. Bonus: You probably have some of the key ingredients in your fridge already. —Willa Tellekson-Flash<p>Courtesy of Dishing Up the Dirt<p>Courtesy of Things I Made Today<p>Hydration, hydration, hydration. The cucumber in this …

5 DIY Summer + Floral Body Scrubs You Can Make for Mom

There are two days every year when we can really celebrate our mamas: their birthday and Mother’s Day. With at least <i>one</i> of those days approaching quickly, it’s time to narrow it down to exactly what Mother’s day gift you’ll give to make Mom feel extra special, appreciated and loved this year. If …

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

DIY - Concrete Garden Edging - Quiet Corner

Looking for an inexpensive, lasting way to set apart your planting beds? Use these steps to make concrete garden edging in any length you wish.<p>Always …

Landscaping

This is the healthiest way to drink water

When you think about how you drink water, you probably prefer it one of three ways: cold with ice, cold with no ice or lukewarm. But is one actually …

15 Useful Things That Will Actually Organize Your Car

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She's Arguably The Best Female Snowboarder In The World, But What's The Secret To Jamie Anderson's Success?

Photo: Jamie Anderson<i>Jamie Anderson is not only the first Olympic slopestyle gold medalist of all times (and one of the world's best snowboarders),</i> …

5 Simple Moves to Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Chronic low back pain, which affects millions of Americans each year, is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle and/or heavy use, which might sound a …

10 Surprising Benefits You'll Get From Keeping a Journal

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>When it comes to keeping a journal, stereotypes of <i>Sweet Valley High</i> and Napoleon Dynamite quickly come to mind; "Dear diary" is reserved for the high-school sweetheart or awkward recluse. Others see writing merely as a tool, a pragmatic means to an end, certainly without value …

25 thoughtful DIY gift ideas that every mom will love

For the woman who carried you for nine months and withstood grueling hours of labor to bring you into the world, do you really want to give her …

Countertop Hydroponic Gardens Are Making It Easy To Grow Your Own Greens

Last month, we featured a hydroponic garden by IKEA, and now a Japanese company has launched their own version, named Foop.<p>The countertop hydroponic …

Aquaponics

How To Supercharge Your Performance In Stressful Situations

<i>Emily Fletcher founded and created the world’s first online meditation training—</i><i>Ziva Meditation</i> <i>and</i> <i>zivaMIND</i><i>. Since then, forward-thinking companies</i> …