Ally Barnett

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Attention Fellow Introverts: It's Time to Stop Beating Ourselves Up

I crave time alone even when I'm lonely. How I'm learning to accept my introversion while pushing myself out of my comfort zone.<p>A few years ago, my best friend of over a decade called me and I chose not to answer. We were living in different states and hadn't seen each other in months; in his …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Strength training isn't one-sex-fits-all. Sculpt muscle and drop pounds with this routine tailored for women.<p>Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

Let's explore: Travel around the world with these 12 books

When you read an incredible book, the author usually has a way of transporting you to another place making you feel like you're actually immersed in …

20 High-Protein Recipes That Fill You Up

Shutterstock<p>The Protein 411<p>Protein helps to maintain lean muscle, grow and repair all cells in your body, and regulate your appetite, according to …

Circuit Week 2015! The Workout That Builds Unstoppable Strength

Build muscle and brawn from head to toe with this 5-exercise workout<p>Circuits aren’t just good for burning calories. You can also use them to build strength and muscle. Exhibit A: Day 2 of Circuit Week. It’s designed to help you build “unstoppable” strength by having you perform slow, controlled …

Top 4 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Fast

What are some of the healthy ways to "lose belly fat"? Is belly fat reduction through exercises cost effective? If you are one of those who want to …

10 Exercises that Burn More Calories than Running

Jul 14, 2015<p>Running is amazing. It allows you to get a stress-reducing, endurance-boosting workout with just a pair of shoes and an open road. It …

Exercise

The 7 Dating Red Flags

Let's be real with each other for a second: You're not on dating websites because you've seen success with love, right? You're not still playing the field because you have great luck when it comes to finding good men and women to date, right? More often than not, it doesn't work out. But that's …

How to Be Really Happy

I’m a student of happiness. I like to read and study about the subject, and probably like you, I aspire to be happy in my life. This is why I am so …

Here are 25 things that science says can make you happier

Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Porsche's Tesla rival will be called the Taycan — here's what we know about the car<br>• Dean …

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

Happiness

Summer Reading List: 60+ Books That Are Becoming Movies

Summertime means that there is plenty of downtime for reading new books, whether it's because you're going on vacation or because you're just spending less time watching TV. For the avid readers among us, we're always on the hunt for the next fix. It's particularly fun to read a book that you know …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.

Setting Priorities: Saving For Retirement Vs. Paying Off College Loans

Maybe you recently got a raise. Or maybe, when you paid your monthly expenses, you realized that you have some extra cash. Should you put that money aside to boost your retirement savings, or should you use it to pay down your student loan faster than your required minimum payment?<p>Like many things …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Happiness

Cardio Week 2015! Low-Impact Leanout

Send your calorie burn and heart rate through the roof—without moving your feet. And check back every day this week for a new heart-pumping workout<p>For Cardio Week 2015 at <i>Men’s Health</i>, we’ll feature a brand-new, equipment-free workout every day. These routines are fast, they’re hard, and they’re a …

The 20 books you’ll be reading – and talking about – for the rest of the year

<b>Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, July 14</b><p>How does a writer follow up one of the most beloved books of all time? Released in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird is a deeply felt and beautifully told story of childhood, family, race, and friendship. Most everyone figured Harper Lee would never publish another …

College kids are convinced Snapchat is ruining their love lives: 'We need to start dating again'

In the same publication that discovered and defined "the dad bod," a new essay about the love lives (or lack thereof) of college students and high schoolers is becoming the new anthem for the romantically frustrated.<p>"Why We Need To Start Dating Again," written by Eileen Curran back in May on The …

What Happens When People Meditate for the First Time?

Christina Sarich, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>There have been numerous studies detailing what happens to the brain in long-term meditators, but what …

How to set up your money to build wealth as you sleep

Ramit Sethi, author of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," writes that setting up an automatic system for savings and bill-paying "will let you focus on the fun parts of life. No more worrying about whether you paid that bill or if you're going to overdraft again."<p>You can do this in two steps:<p>Compile a …

Personal Finance

The 20-Minute Workout That'll Help You Get a Dancer's Body

You'll love this strength-training workout from Julianne Hough's trainer.<p>Want to score a body like Julianne Hough's? This 20-minute workout, developed by Julianne's trainer, Astrid Swan, torches cals and keeps Ms. Hough confident on the floor. And now, it's yours: Mix it into your routine two or …

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Self-improvement

Seriously: When Did Dating Get So Weird?!

Comedian Aziz Ansari spent a year trying to answer that question. What he learned about texting, hooking up, and soulmate-searching could change <i>your</i> love life forever.<p>A few years ago there was a girl in my life—let's call her Tanya. We hooked up one night in L.A. We'd been flirting at a birthday …

Relationships

Break All the Way Down

The mother of my boyfriend’s youngest child called in the middle of the night. He was asleep, the heat from his body wrapping around us. I stared at …