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20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

A 15-Minute Workout That’ll Help You Crush Your Next Cardio Session

If you want to get better at cardio workouts spend some time doing plyometric exercises, explains Sara Lewis, trainer and owner of XO Fitness in …

Workouts

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Otherworldly Animation Makes These Motion Captured Dance Moves Even More Amazing

New York studio Method Design was tasked with creating something for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ annual awards show. They …

Illustrator Completes His Illustrations With Everyday Objects (10+ Pics)

Meet Christoph Niemann - an amazingly talented illustrator, who creates unique drawings featuring everyday objects. You may recognize him from the NY …

Drawing

Unless You're Using 1 of These 6 Bug Repellants, You're Basically Asking for Zika

Some products barely work, according to the newest research.<p>Now that experts are saying Zika can be sexually transmitted for longer than previously thought, you have even more reason to avoid mosquitoes like it's your job. While the smartest strategy is to steer clear of areas where Zika-carrying …

Environmental Health

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Apps

Why increasing exercise and cutting carbs is a recipe for disaster

It’s a common tale. You want to lose weight and get fit, so you decide to work out more and cut calories, in particular all those starches — breads, rice, pasta and cereal — that we keep hearing are making us fat.<p>Except it doesn’t work. What gives?<p>Weight loss doesn’t always come down to calories in …

Nutrition

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

Startups

The 20 Coolest Pieces of Wearable Tech We've Ever Seen

The winners of WH's 2016 Fitness Awards, unveiled.

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

The Big List of Motivational and Thought-Provoking Quotes

Sometimes there is a quote or saying that really resonates with you. It can be from someone who you would not expect at all, as you will see by some of the quotes below. Sometimes there are many that strike a chord with you. One of the simplest and most inspiring things you can do for yourself is …

Novel Factor in Parkinson's Disease Discovered

<b>Discovery may lead to better understanding of disease, early diagnosis and therapeutic development</b><p>A team of local researchers have discovered a …

Neuroscience

The National Eater 38: Where to Eat in 2016

by , January 13, 2016<p>When I set out last year to compile the first-ever National 38 list, a roundup of the restaurants that shaped and defined American dining, I faced a thrilling — if daunting — task. This year's job was no less ambitious: Just as the 38 lists on Eater's city-specific sites grow …

Dining Rooms

“How accidentally a fate is made”: Ed Tarkington on love and its complications, the toll of mental and physical illness — and how dark episodes become the seeds of story

<b>Ed Tarkington (Glen Rose)</b><p>The author of “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” on small town life, murder & how it feels to see your father cry<p>Mary Laura Philpott<p>December 27, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>From the start of "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," Ed Tarkington makes clear that two things are happening at …

Books

The best fiction books of 2015

<b>1. The Story of the Lost Child</b>by Elena Ferrante (Europa, $18)<p>Elena Ferrante's latest work completes a quartet of novels that just might rank as "the …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015

While putting together our Best of the Year coverage, the documentary list has been possibly the one most tussled-over amongst The Playlist staff, …

Researchers Claim To Discover the Single Most Efficient Exercise Regimen

Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered the exercise technique that burns the maximum amount of fat with the least amount of …

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

2015 in review,Best books of the year,Culture,Fiction,Biography,Books,Best books,Autobiography and memoir,Best books of 2015<p>After authors and reviewers chose their favourite books of the year, it’s time to let Guardian readers speak – here are your most-beloved books of 2015

Books

This travel photographer shows one of Italy's most beloved cities in a way you've never seen before

When he was asked by Pixartprinting to continue his series in Venice, Italy, he jumped at the opportunity. Having never visited the city before, Erras was curious to see if stunning floors were as easy to find there as they were in Paris.<p>Erras had no trouble finding a wide array of spectacularly …

RANKED: The top 10 hottest YouTube videos of the year

The ranked selection spans from TV show clips to well-thought out pranks.<p>Check out how many you've seen, and which one claimed the top spot as hottest video of the year:

Google's Ambitious Biology Lab Gets A New Name: Verily

Goodbye, Google Life Sciences.<p>Google's Life Sciences team, the arm of the company working on biology projects like a "smart" contact lens for diabetics, has a new name as of Monday: Verily.<p>The Shakespearean-sounding moniker is part of a wave of rebranding that began this summer when Google …

Chicago in ruins: The unimaginable aftermath of the Great Fire of 1871

The Great Chicago Fire<p>The spark that leveled a metropolis<p>On the night of Oct. 8, 1871, a fire erupted in the O’Leary family barn at 137 DeKoven …

The Sexiest Memoir of the Year

Molly Crabapple has held up a less than flattering mirror to society, and now we get to see the backstory to this dynamic artist.<p>Picture, for a …

The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in 2015. (Ranked in no particular order.)

Inside Ikea’s Innovation Lab For The Future Of Better Living

The open-source lab in Copenhagen will help Ikea come up with the catalog of 2026, not 2016.<p>Ikea usually keeps a close lid on what it is working on next. But with Space10, an innovation lab recently opened in Copenhagen’s hip meatpacking district, Ikea is looking to change all that. The Swedish …

Gardening

Advice from 30-year-old me to 20-year-old me

I recently turned 30. For some very odd reason I’ve not warmed to the idea of it just yet. However as I began to evaluate my 20s I realised how many …