April Lozano

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You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Self-improvement

A Top Nutritionist Shares the #1 Breakfast for Boosting Your Metabolism All Day

A 2015 <i>Time</i> article spotlights the decline of cereal sales in the American market. On the surface, a 4% drop in annual cold-cereal purchases suggests …

Nutrition

6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Without Even Trying

If the process of boosting your metabolism were a four-letter word, it'd undoubtedly be <i>sigh</i>. That's because there are so many factors at play in your …

Nutrition

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

The Brain

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

Jennifer Lawrence's Trainer Just Shared 7 Tips for a Faster Metabolism

First, let's be honest. Even though it's the season for all the bikini/weight-loss/fat-burning talk, and yes, we're just about to divulge a trainer's …

Fitness

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

Workouts

16 Crowd-Pleasing Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Summer and seafood go together like sundresses and espadrilles. The only thing that could make this beautiful combo even more perfect? By tossing …

Seafood

These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

Books

I Get Nonstop Compliments About My Skin—and I Owe It All to These 8 Products

My boyfriend was the first to notice the subtle but significant changes in my skin. Early morning light streamed through our bedroom window, and I …

Skin Care

These New Anti-Aging Supplements Work SO Fast They Keep Selling Out At Sephora

Anti-aging products can work wonders for those with aging skin, but sometimes they can only do so much. If you feel like your go-to moisturizers and …

Skin Care

30 of the Most Beautiful Islands in the World to Visit Now

Dig out that bucket list and add these to it!<p>We're always daydreaming of our next trip, and looking at these unbelievable island escapes makes us …

Bucket Lists

Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

When you think of having a bigger butt, one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size, but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation. When you perform a …

Workouts

Which Books Do Famous Authors Read and Recommend Most?

Everyone loves a list—especially a list of books. To that end, people (including certain people at a nice place called Literary Hub) are always …

Literature

The Magical Mineral That Can Improve Your Sleep and Energy

It’s also great for reducing fatigue and muscle recovery, too.<p>One of the most important mineral for our daily well-being, also happens to be one …

Wellness

15 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Privacy

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

Self-help

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

The Importance of Food, Sleep, and Exercise and How it Impacts Your Success

Food has a direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why one expert says "a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon."<p>Are you still looking for the secret to becoming successful in life and business?<p>It all starts with how healthy you are. And that means that you're eating …

Sleep

7 Bedtime Habits of the Most Successful People

These tweaks to your night-time rituals can make the next day more productive.<p>Bedtime rituals can make or break your success.<p>The last few things you do before bed tend to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as they often determine how well and how much you …

Sleep

How to Do Cat-Cow Yoga Stretch or Chakravakasana

The cat-cow stretch is a yoga essential and for good reason. It consists of moving the spine from a rounded position (flexion) to an arched one …

Best turntables you can buy, from affordable to absolute insanity

I Used a Jade Roller for 30 Days and It Changed My Whole Face

But like anything good, it takes commitment.<p>I’ll be the first to admit that I’m extremely susceptible to beauty-related FOMO. One of my friends …

Skin Care

The Anti-Anxiety Mind Trick That Can Help You Stop Overthinking Every Single Decision

It's not easy, but it works.<p><i>This essay is adapted from</i> The Healthy Mind Toolkit <i>by Alice Boyes, PhD, a former clinical psychologist turned writer.</i><p>If …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Female Orgasm

The easiest way to have one, how long the pleasure lasts, and other amazing things every woman must know.<p>It’s a no-brainer that the female orgasm is …

Sexual Health

17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

The Meaning of Om and How It Is Used in Yoga

Om is a very simple sound with a complex meaning. Om is the whole universe coalesced into a single word, representing the union of mind, body, and …

Yoga