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The 20 BEST Weight Loss Foods From The Biggest Loser

But as I always explain at the ranch, when you fill up on foods like these, you have little room left for the fare your body needs. Generally …

75 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many of these do you get wrong?<p>Using the right word can matter. Using the wrong word can matter even more. I once lost a potential writing gig because I used "who" instead of "whom" in a proposal letter.<p>(And I still have trouble getting "who" and "whom" right.)<p>Even just one incorrectly used …

Etymology

I Woke Up an Hour and a Half Earlier for Three Weeks (and Now, I Miss it)

Read on HuffPost France<p>I don't really know why, but when the idea of waking up earlier came up, I immediately wanted to say yes.<p>It all started with this blog by Laura Mabille. An entrepreneur specializing in content marketing, Mabille offers a detailed explanation about why she wakes up at 5:30 am …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

Great leaders don't give in to these bad habits, and neither should you.<p>There are good habits, and not-so-good ones. Then there are habits that will actually prevent you from achieving success. That observation comes from the personal finance site GOBankingRates, which recently used Stephen R. …

personaldevelopment

3 Strategies to Declutter Your Life Right Now

Our stuff weighs us down literally and figuratively in ways that impact our productivity, job satisfaction, clarity of purpose, and joy of living.<p>When it came to clutter, my house wasn't perfect but instead hovered around average. Yet our suburban roof still seemed to be shrinking. What felt …

Minimalism

6 toxic relationship habits most people think are healthy

There's no class in high school on how to not be a s----- boyfriend or girlfriend.<p>Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra

The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.<p>He was also well-known for his goofy sayings.<p>Berra might never have said some of the quotes that have been attributed to him for years, but he's remembered for them …

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose.<p>It's 3 a.m. and I'm alone with nothing more than …

Princess Charlotte is all grown up! All the details on her nursery school

Princess Charlotte is all grown up!<p>Her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, revealed on Monday that the 2-year-old tot will start nursery at Willcocks Nursery School in January. Charlotte will take poetry and pottery classes at the sought-after nursery, which is located close to her …

Health foods that aren’t actually healthy

Unfortunately, that means your quest for optimum health could actually be making you fat — and poor.<p>Here, we look at the biggest food fads, so you …

Nutrition

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently

7 of U.S.A.'s Best Thru-Paddles | REI Co-op Journal

Every now and then we get the urge to load up our canoes or kayaks and escape civilization for a few days or weeks. Who doesn’t, right? The map below …

Hiking

8 Low-Carb Fruits for Fast Weight Loss

Though many conventional dieters turn to fruit to quell sugar cravings and stay satiated between meals, those following a low-carb plan often don’t …

How to Make an Amazing Buddha Bowl for Weight Loss

Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans and a …

17 Fitness Tips That Will Actually Make You Psyched To Work Out

Insightful fitness gems from people who do this for a living.

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

3 Insanely Awesome Fat-Burning Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

These legendary CrossFit workouts work your whole body like never before. Learn how to conquer each one.<p>Though they're intended for experienced exercisers, we've provided a beginner-friendly option for each one, as well as tips on how to do them from CrossFit pros. And, yes, these workouts have …

10 Meditation Tips for Beginners

Meditation is a wonderful tool for decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety, and increasing feelings of peacefulness, contentedness and connectedness. It helps you stay present in the moment so that you can experience your life as it happens, rather than always being caught up in the past or the …

So What Exactly Doomed Bill Simmons at ESPN?

The co-author of the definitive history of ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun, further analyzes why it parted ways so abruptly with one of its biggest stars.<p>NEW YORK—ESPN president John Skipper found himself literally backed into a corner at the Minskoff Theater on Tuesday morning by reporters …

The 20 Most Weight Loss Friendly Foods on the Planet

Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in the body.<p>They can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories …

Nutrition

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Burn Tummy Fat - 3 Great Ways to Burn Your Tummy Fat Away

In the fitness world, one of the difficult jobs in the weight loss program is to burn tummy fat. Even if you eat fewer calories and perform number of …

The Most Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help Fight Depression, Anxiety

Yoga is a therapeutic practice that’s been known to relax the body and calm the mind. But you don’t need to tie yourself up in a pretzel to …

How To Lose Belly Fat - Hint, No Cardio, Situps, or Diet - Lose 4 Inches of Belly Fat in 26 Days

Sick and tired of people giving out the same old boring and tired advice on how to lose belly fat? You know... eat more fruits and vegetables, drink …

Cabbage Soup Diet - Lose 10 Lbs Fast in 7 Days

Do you remember the Cabbage Soup Diet? When you are being bombarded by the latest diet crazes, you may be tempted to run back to the old standards …

From Dating a Woman to Marrying a Man

After being in love with a woman for years, writer Jennifer Baumgardner settled down with a man. Here, she explains why gender doesn't matter.<p>The other night, I met a girl who reminded me of you," my friend Elizabeth said. It was a steamy Saturday afternoon in May, and I was rushing down a narrow …