Amy Powchak

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Facial Massage Is Really Good for Your Skin: Here's the Right Way to Do It

When we encounter someone with luminous, youthful skin, our first instinct is to interrogate them about what products they use. But what few pursuers …

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

The Most Common Training Questions on Getting Faster—Answered

How to get faster without hurting your performance, and all of your other deep-burning training qualms, solved by experts.<p>Yes, it’s a basic question, but every runner has it: “How can I get faster?”<p>Between all of the training distractions—like your watch, your training partner, or other outdoor …

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Why Deepak Chopra has set his sights on eliminating inflammation

Deepak Chopra, MD, has made it his mission to help people use holistic methods to battle serious health issues like addiction, take control of their …

5 Superfood Snack Recipes You Can Make at Home

Get energized and stave off the munchies deliciously with easy-to-make whole-food snacks.

The Best Way to Structure Your Day: The 10-3-2-1-0 Formula

Here's a dead simple strategy for calmer nights, more energetic mornings, and greater productivity.<p>The super successful swear by their daily routines. Whether it's Sir Richard Branson recommending his long-standing habit of waking up at 5 a.m., or author Tim Ferriss telling fans how much of a lift …

100 Exercises You Can Do With a 10-Pound Dumbbell

Light weights aren’t just for lightweights<p>Don’t underestimate a 10-pound dumbbell. They can challenge your body in an entirely new way, especially if you’re used to lifting heavy.<p>Lighter weights target the small muscles that stabilize your joints—muscles that get overpowered by larger ones when you …

Men's Health

What The Healthiest People Do During Their Lunch Breaks

Give your workday a boost with these game-changing habits.<p>The lunch break is a very valuable part of the workday. Unfortunately, most of us don't take it seriously.<p>Research shows an astonishing 65 percent of working Americans tend to eat lunch at their desks, in front of screens. Or worse, many …

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

42 simple things that will help you discover your calling in life

"Sensations such as twinges, uneasiness, and tension are indicators that you may not be thinking, acting, or behaving in alignment with your authentic self, which is the source of all passion. When you sense constriction or discomfort stop and ask, "Why?" Let your intuition speak and decipher what …

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

This One Study Will Make You Want to Be a Runner

If you’re not a regular pavement pounder, odds are you’ve vowed to start more times than you can count. It’s the one workout that, in addition to countless health benefits and fitness cred, you can do <i>anywhere</i> and costs nothing — save for some new colorful running shoes. But for some, the halo of …

The Brain

The Special Education Graduation Gap

<i>Todd Grindal and Laura Schifter</i><p>Last month, U.S. newspapers reported a rare piece of good news about the state of American education. Continuing a trend that's been ticking upwards for years, more than four out of five students in the class of 2014 graduated high school on-time -- the highest U.S. …

21 Easy Cleaning Hacks to Add to Your Routine

<b>New Year, No Eww - that's how the saying goes, right?</b><p>2016 is your year for a sparkling clean home! If you like the sound of that, but don't want to make it your year for 'spending countless hours scrubbing,' these easy hacks from Hometalk bloggers will help to speed things up!<p><b>1. Clean stainless</b> …

The Simple Cure to Fatigue and Burnout

<i>Believing we have drained our brain is what drains our brain.</i><p>Returning home emotionally exhausted at the end of the day is a common phenomenon in modern life. I'm not referring to the rare medical condition called chronic fatigue syndrome, but rather to the exhaustion many people feel at day's end …

10 Reasons You Should Write a Children's Book in 2016

A decade ago, I was dating a physician. He was a nice guy, but I knew the relationship was doomed the night he asked: "So, when are you going to write a <i>grown-up</i> book?"<p>I laughed, unsure how to answer. But as I was driving home, I realized what I should have said: <i>"Do people ask pediatricians that?</i> …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

31 Tiny Changes That'll Make This Year Awesome

Start waking up at 5 a.m. to go for a run every single day! Pack a healthy lunch every single day! Completely give up sugar, carbs, dairy, alcohol, gluten, and every food that has ever elicited joy! Noticing a theme? Most New Year's resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but they're …

9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing out on adding flavor to your meals, but maybe opportunities for a healthier, longer life. …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Improve Your Mind, Body And Heart In 25 Minutes Or Less

There’s always time to incorporate these healthful habits.<p>The holidays are here and we’re all wondering the same thing: Where do we find the time to take care of ourselves? The truth is, there's never enough time to do everything, but there's always enough time to do the most important things. Here …

How to Reflect on Your Year in an Actually Useful Way

Maybe this year was shiny, bright, and amazing. Maybe it was 12 months you’d rather forget. But as the New Year hovers just around the corner, …

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Pancreatic Cancer Ecosystem and Vitamin D

A few months ago, I spent time hiking in the woods in Big Sur, mesmerized by the beauty of the Pacific Ocean viewed from the mountain ridges.<p>But what actually inspired me and remained in my mind were the Redwood trees. Strangely enough, I couldn't help but think about pancreatic cancer as I wrapped …