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David Beckham’s yoga teacher says this 8-step desk routine will boost your brain power — and it only takes 5 minutes

There are many proven benefits of yoga for both the body and mind — and now it could even help you to concentrate better at your desk, according Sydney-born yoga teacher Shona Vertue.<p>Vertue has been teaching yoga and training private clients, including David Beckham, for years. She often shares her …

Yoga

3 Basic Yoga Poses You’ve Been Doing Wrong—and How to Fix Your Form

It’s so easy to improve your yoga practice.<p>Before you say namaste, it’s important to understand the basics during your yoga practice. If you aren’t …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street

When Bob Roth went to Tom Hanks' home to teach him Transcendental Meditation about a year and a half ago, Hanks told him he was shocked Roth didn't have yoga pants and a man bun.<p>Roth, 67, has been teaching TM, as it's called, since 1972 and is often wearing a suit with no tie or a blazer over jeans.<p>…

We should never have told people to start taking vitamins, and new research linking one type to cancer shows why

Not so fast. A growing body of research— including a study published August 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology— suggests that some supplements can carry real health risks. These risks range from vomiting and nausea to an increased risk of cancer and death.<p>Epidemiologists at two American cancer …

7 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Springtime

If you want to make your home smell better—okay, not just <i>better</i>, but like you're walking through a field of chamomile flowers in northern …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

<b>Best For: Alleviating Anxiety, Feelings of Imbalance, and an Unsettled Mind</b><p>"This is one of my favorite morning postures, as it's an incredible way to …

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

Bamboo, the Re-Think

Mention bamboo in a room full of professional gardeners, as I did recently, and they are likely to recoil and say “nooooo” in unison. This useful …

Landscaping

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Plants

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Books

4 Essential Moves To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

When it comes to your gym routine, exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles probably aren't at the top your list. But they should be. "A stronger pelvic floor will help reduce your risk of incontinence, improve your sexual health, and boost your core strength and stability," says Amy …

Workouts

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Throughout the fall and winter months, it's easy to let your post-work exercise routine devolve into lifting a full glass of wine to your mouth and …

Yoga

Bernie Sanders Live Tweets GOP Debate, Gets Bored, Goes Home Early

<b>This post was updated at 8:30 a.m. ET to include debate metrics from Twitter</b><p>Like no doubt millions of Americans, Bernie Sanders tuned in to the Republican debate on CNN. But the Vermont independent who is running for the Democratic nomination for president didn't stop there.<p>The septuagenarian …

Middle-class

There's Something About Bernie

The Vermont senator’s revolutionary zeal has met its moment.<p>There’s no way this man could be president, right? <i>Just look at him</i>: rumpled and scowling, bald pate topped by an entropic nimbus of white hair. <i>Just listen to him</i>: ranting, in his gravelly Brooklyn accent, about <i>socialism</i>. Socialism!<p>And yet …

Middle-class

The 15-Minute Power Yoga Workout for Beginners

“Power yoga for beginners” sounds kind of ironic. After all, it's a style of yoga typically favored by experienced yogis. But don't roll up your mat …

Yoga

Trump: Pope is wrong on climate change

Donald Trump is at odds with Pope Francis when it comes to climate change.<p>In his White House address Wednesday, the pope called climate change "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation."<p>Asked whether he agreed with that on CNN's "New Day," Trump said no.<p>"I think that clean air …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump finally took some punches, Carly Fiorina grabbed control, Jeb Bush woke up and Marco Rubio and Chris Christie elbowed their way into the fray on a crowded stage. Everyone else just tried to crash the party.<p>The CNN Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on …

Government

Quiet rise of Ben Carson is shaking up Republican presidential race

For six undisturbed weeks, Donald Trump held a broadly uncontested lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency.<p>That was until this week, when a respected pollster released new numbers showing that another candidate had sneaked into a tie with Trump in Iowa, the first state …

Government

Anti-Virus Software Maker John McAfee Is Running for President

Anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee plans to run for President, the developer confirmed on Tuesday. He will run under his own newly created “Cyber …

5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't.<p>But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets. If the apps below are any indication, this geekery can help us get in the best shape …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

The 11 gushiest emails in Hillary's inbox

Here are some highlights of the kudos that Clinton received and doled out from the latest batch of emails.<p>In between the messages about Israeli policy and Pakistan's nuclear weaponry, Hillary Clinton's inbox contained plenty of gushing emails that the former secretary of state, her aides and her …

5 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

1Chair Pose<p>Begin standing with your feet together and toes touching. Raise your arms overhead and bend your knees, bringing your thighs as parallel …

Yoga

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

10 of the Best Farmers Market Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

Now that it’s the end of June, we’re finding ourselves at the sunny pole farthest from the dead-of-winter farmers market. It is prime market season and we’re giddy. Favas! Bristly-fuzzy peaches! Tomatoes! Real tomatoes!<p>With so much produce to choose from, we’re turning to some of the people who …

10 Video Games to Be Excited About at E3 2015

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, kicks off Tuesday in Los Angeles, where fans will see Master Chief, Chun Li and the Millennium Falcon in action.<p>There will be virtual reality demos from Oculus Rift, a "Wizard"-like Nintendo competition, and plenty of presentations about hotly …

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