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19 Inexpensive Beauty Brands You'll Fall In Love With

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9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey | Inc.com

We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a trick or two from the world's most successful business icons that will help short-cut …

Oprah Winfrey

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

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4-Move Bodyweight Butt Workout

Many of the workouts you do probably work your butt without you realizing it. Any time you're doing a lower-body move, or even simple exercises like …

Workouts

This Relaxing Yoga Workout Also Doubles As A Great Core Exercise

What's better than a relaxing yoga session? A relaxing yoga session that also transforms your abs.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga teacher Jules Mitchell demonstrates a calming sequence that serves as an additional workout for your core. Mitchell also adds a few stretching techniques to help loosen …

Yoga

11 Workouts For When You REALLY Don't Want to Work Out

Let's be honest: no one want to work out ALL the time. Okay, maybe some of you do (seriously, go you!), but for the vast majority of us, we all have days where we don't even want to get out of bed. Whether you're sick, sore, feeling lazy, in need of a rest day, or just incredibly unmotivated, …

Self-improvement

Challenge Yourself With This Equipment-Free Workout

Perfection may be futile when it comes to our expectations of our partner, job, kids, and even ourselves. But as a fitness professional, I have a morsel of joy to share with you: There is such a thing as the perfect workout.<p>In my hectic world, a perfect workout is short (no more than 20-minutes, …

Workouts

23 Must-Have Beauty Products For Under 10 Bucks

If you bought everything on this list, it would only cost you $120.17 (plus tax).

24 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

Gallery24 Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day<p>No matter the nature of your St. Patrick's day traditions, great food is an absolute must. From classic (and not so classic) soda breads to stout-battered onion rings and corned beef galore, we've gathered 24 of our favorite Irish-inflected dishes and …

7 Brutally Honest Reasons You'll Never Be Successful

It’s frustrating isn’t it?<p>You’ve set big goals for your life. Your dreams are admirable.<p>But you’re not getting anywhere.<p>What’s the problem?<p>You’re not …

10 Buddhist Books Everyone Should Read

10 Buddhist books everyone should read, as selected by the editors of <i>Lion’s Roar</i>.<p><i>After the Ecstasy, the Laundry</i><br>by Jack Kornfield <i><br>(Bantam, …

No need to splurge! Here are the best new drugstore beauty products of 2015

Here's something you may not know: Almost every drugstore beauty brand releases new products in January. We spoke to Allure Magazine's editor-in-chief Linda Wells, who swiped, spritzed, and tested around 200 of the new launches with her staff to select 31 of the best. Here are a few of their …

Skin Care

Meditation May Stop Your Brain From Withering Away

Scientists have uncovered yet another perk of meditation.<p>It seems we can barely go a week without hearing about some new virtue of mindfulness meditation. It’s as though the universe is trying to tell us something: <i>That vow you made to yourself to start meditating more (or at all)? You should stop</i> …

Meditation

Muscle Mistakes

<b>You skip squats because they're bad for your knees.</b><p>Squats don't ruin your knees; the way you're squatting does. Many men butcher the move, and then complain of knee pain. And that's a shame, because the squat is one of the most effective exercises you can do. It works nearly every muscle in your …

14 Ways for How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

My friend Kimberly was making yet another series of desperate New Year’s weight loss resolutions.<p>“Every year, I starve myself for months, I lose …

25 Simple Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<i>Photo by Ivan Jekic/Getty Images</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods aren't the right—or fun—way to do it. A sculpted core and trim tummy can be attained by incorporating small changes into your day, like holding in …

Nutrition

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

How Your Diet Shows up on Your Skin

Gluten and dairy and wine, oh my! Plus, check out all the past #BeautySchool columns.<p><b>Question:</b> Can your face reveal what's going on in your digestive system?<p><b>Answer:</b> Yes, according to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, like Dr. Nigma Talib, who performed "face readings" at a recent launch event …

Netanyahu's Cabinet Moves to Define Israel as Jewish

JERUSALEM — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The decision, which set off a stormy debate that could bring down Prime Minister Benjamin …

Israel

Chocolate, Memory Food

Important ties between food and mental functioning keep coming.<p>A contentious finding made news last week: People who eat a lot of food that contains trans fats have poorer memories than people who don't. At Scientific Sessions 2014, a meeting of the American Heart Association in sunny Chicago, …

Leadership Experts Worry About Process, Leaders Worry About Results

Leaders and the people who study them couldn’t be more different.<p>Most management experts and gurus and consultants favor <i>process</i> over <i>product</i>. They believe that, if you manage according to certain rules and principles, you’ll get the best outcomes.<p>But most effective, successful leaders favor <i>product</i> …

Why I Avoid Using the Word “Mindfulness”

Yesterday a guy contacted me because he’s writing an article about whether or not Buddhists should smoke cigarettes. When he asked my opinion I said, …

Can meditation help you lose weight? New 'mindfulness' diet claims to shift the pounds by making you think more about what you eat

• <b>Miranda Kerr, Daisy Lowe and Arianna Huffington swear by 'mindfulness'</b>• <b><br>New book claims it can help you control eating</b>• <b><br>Tips on how to recognise eating</b> …

From birth to death, diet affects the brain's health

Sound body, sound mind, the saying goes. Now, scientists have found support for this adage in researching showing that poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age.<p>Studies presented here today at the Society for Neuroscience annual …

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

<b>2. Say: “You’ve Got This”</b><br>It’s not just the pep talk that helps; it’s how you phrase it. People who encourage themselves using the second person (“<i>You</i> will run five miles”) rather than the first person (“<i>I</i> will run five miles”) perform better at tough tasks, according to a series of experiments …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …