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Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Why We Wake Up in the Middle of the Night (and Why It's OK)

Do you suffer from Insomnia? Maybe you’re addicted to light.<p>Clark Strand, senior editor of <i>Tricycle: The Buddhist Review</i>, ponders this question and …

Weight Loss Myths

Trying to lose weight and get lean? Chances are you’ve fell for a few outdated “facts” perpetuated by a lot of nutritionists:<p><i>Eat small meals throughout the day. Eat a low-salt diet. Eat low-fat foods. Avoid supplements.</i><p>But what if I told you those accepted words of wisdom aren’t true? In fact, what …

Nutrition

Hollywood's Top Trainer Thinks You Should Eat Whatever You Want*

*For Thanksgiving.<p>Perhaps it's fitting that our dysfunctional notions about food and feasting are ratcheted up a notch during the holiday season.<p>Alongside sumptuous recipe features are stories about how to host a "healthy Thanksgiving" or a "thinner Thanksgiving." HuffPost has even published tips …

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe

Attacks threaten viability of Schengen agreement and the vision of tolerant, multi-cultural society that is "essence" of Europe, analysts warn<p>The Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people on Saturday night will put renewed pressure on Europe Schengen agreement and threaten the “very essence” of …

The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Successful leaders manage to be confident without being arrogant. Here’s how they blend in humility to make room for others’ ideas.<p>Try to think back to a time when you felt incredibly confident.<p>You instinctively knew you could handle whatever came at you. You were on top of things, making all the …

Self-improvement

5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

French intelligence under scrutiny in wake of Paris attacks

New security and surveillance measures brought in after the Charlie Hebdo attack have yet to make a significant impact<p>France’s intelligence services are facing intense scrutiny over whether they could have prevented the Paris attacks, but their defenders argue the scale and complexity of the jihadi …

Paris Attacks

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit.<p>On October 23, 2006, <i>Brain Pickings</i> was born as an email to my seven colleagues at one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college. Over the years that followed, the short weekly email became a tiny website updated …

Birth order doesn't affect personality, but it does affect intelligence

Tough news for younger siblings: According to three large national surveys from the US, UK, and Germany, younger siblings generally have a lower IQ …

Siblings

10 Naughty Sex Stories From History

It might not be part of the school curriculum, but sex is an integral part of history. Some might even say it’s one of the most interesting parts of …

List-Worthy

7 Reasons Why People Who Wear a Watch to Work Are More Successful

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Science Finds Men With Beards Are Healthier

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?<p>I’ve collected the …

'I wish I'd never sold Green & Blacks to Cadbury'

William Kendall, serial brand-builder, laments selling up, and predicts the next boom sectors in food and drink<p>"I regret selling Green & Blacks to Cadbury. It was a mistake. A great shame. I can say that now that Cadbury has pretty much disappeared, bought out by Kraft and now Mondalez. I wish I’d …

Steve Jobs' reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO

On stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs was holding a rare Q&A with developers when one audience member stood up and lobbed an insult at Jobs.<p>"Mr. Jobs, you're a bright and influential man," he starts out with a flat tone. The audience laughs in the pause.<p>"Here it comes," Job …

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Training the brain to push the body beyond its limits

<b>London (CNN) —</b> "You fear things because some part of you knows you can do them, and may therefore attempt them" -- Dan Edwardes<p>As the founder and director of Parkour Generations, Dan Edwardes rarely stops attempting things that would scare most people.<p>Parkour, the "martial art of movement," …

9 Ways to Live Longer and Look Better Naked

How to Supercharge Your Health and Look Great Too<p>1 – Drink Coffee<p>Have 3-4 cups per day, regular or decaf, and you might live longer.<p>Coffee is a …

11 Things All Introverts Should Know

Personality

What It's Like To Fall In Love With A Narcissist

The man who loved me reached into my chest, pulled out my heart, and meticulously repaired all that was broken. Then, without warning, he threw it with the speed of a professional pitcher.<p><i>By Allison Zapata</i><p>Recently divorced and detoxing from a decade of sameness, I was a sad puddle of …

The Back-To-Basics Workout That Never Fails

No complicated moves or fancy equipment -- just four classic, effective exercises you already know how to do.<p>Using 4 tried-and-true moves (pushups, squats, planks and jumping rope), this 16-minute routine works the upper body, lower body and core, and includes cardio—all the ingredients for an …

The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized: that what we believe to be the objective reality surrounding us is actually …

Sigmund Freud