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57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

Nutrition

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation

14 Trader Joe’s Items That Will Basically Change Your Life

According to Real Simple editors, anyway. Take a peek into our grocery carts, and add these favorites to your shopping list.<p>Trader Joe’s Vegetable …

Trader Joe's

This 1 Habit Will Make You More Creative and Happier (if You Can Stand It)

In a brilliant TED Talk, Manoush Zomorodi explains how we can free up our brains.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do that cost nothing and took no extra time, that would make you much more creative than you are now? What if it would also make you sleep better, and perhaps happier in …

Social Media

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down

Science has found that following these 6 habits will help you rid yourself of toxicity.<p>Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a …

Self-improvement

Train the Brave: 10 Ways to Build Your Courage Muscles for Life

Have you ever thought to yourself, <i>If I just had the guts</i>? Ever looked back and wished you’d been braver? Chances are you have. Many times.<p>We all need …

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

While this sentence is one you might not expect from Steve Jobs, it is one that all of us can -- and should -- say.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's …

Hung Up

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

These Five Things Trap Us in Unhappiness (Here's How to Overcome Each)

Happiness can be tricky enough to lasso. Why make it harder for ourselves by getting caught in these traps?<p>In this column, I've written about the Happiness Equation (Happiness = Reality - Expectations) and the importance of working/living with a sense of autonomy for true happiness.<p>An exclusive …

Happiness

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

Self-improvement

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

How to lose fat

Make no mistake: fat loss is an industry. The market is flooded with gimmicks and gadgets, programmes and diets – all of which claim to help you shed the blubber, and all of which stand to profit from your well-intentioned dedication.<p>As a result, the public's perceived wisdom on fat loss is not …

10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years

In the final decade of his life, my grandfather woke up every single day at 7AM, picked a fresh wild flower on his morning walk, and took it to my …

Wildflowers

8 things to do before bed to have a better day tomorrow

The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they play equally important roles as well?<p>…

10 of the best snacks to eat if you're trying to lose weight

These snacks go hand-in-hand with a healthy weight loss plan<p>Trying to lose weight but can't stop snacking for love nor money? Luckily, snacking is an effective way of managing appetite levels and preventing overeating at mealtimes. So if you make sure the snacks you eat are healthy, they'll go …

These Are the 13 Foods a Dietitian Insists Her Clients Eat For Weight Loss

A big chunk of weight loss success has to do with your diet, so it makes sense to get advice from an expert on healthy eating. We asked certified …

8 things you can do in one weekend that will seriously change your life

We know your weekends are absolutely precious. For most of us, they’re the only respite from that 9 to 5 grind, and we value every single second we …

The simple yoga poses that will help you get the best sleep ever

Keeping your eyes open at 4:45pm. takes monumental effort some days. And, despite trying to hit the sheets earlier, it always seems like a second …

Yoga

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

The Length of the Americas

Two women’s record-setting thru-hike shines light on climate change<p>Sponsored content underwritten by LEKI<p>On November 23, 2015, U.S. hikers Bethany …

South America

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

One Easy Way to Burn More Fat at the Gym

There's a key difference between "fat" and "calories."<p>Burning calories and burning fat are not the same thing. Calories from carbohydrates are burned first during a workout, because they are the most readily available form of energy. If those calories go unused, they get stored in fat cells. It …

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

High School

10 Incredible National Parks in America to visit (for free!)

To celebrate National Park Week, on April 15–16 and 22–23 visitors get it in for free! On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will …

National Parks

Reviewed: The Best Travel Neck Pillows For Long Flights

I fly around the world at least once every six months. It’s convenient for my executive flights concierge service, since I get to know a lot of airlines quickly and intimately, but it can still be uncomfortable at times. I’m constantly trying to beat jet lag, and odds are, unless you only fly …

Backpacking

11 High-Protein Smoothies With No Protein Powder

Healthy Eating