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9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Nutrition

The Best Things to Say before, during, and after Sex

The right words can turn her on, boost her confidence, and keep her coming back for more<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re having a romantic dinner for two or getting busy between the sheets—regardless of the situation, women love to talk to you.<p>That’s because for women, verbal communication is key to …

Sexual Health

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

We’ve all known that one couple that seems to have it all: the couple that still looks at each other with a sparkle in their eyes, and who you can …

Romantic Caribbean With Kids?

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> columnist <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.<p><b>Here’s her latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> We want to celebrate our anniversary in the Caribbean, but with a toddler in tow, is a romantic getaway out of the question?  <p><b>My</b> …

Electricity changed the way we sleep: Here's how artificial light is screwing with our brains

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we …

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

The End Of “Bitchy”: Addressing Stereotypes Of Women At Work

Women’s communication styles are judged more critically than men. Why does this problem persist and how can we fix it?<p>Last year I was honored at a dinner celebrating my career as founder and president of a thriving communications firm. Employees, clients, family, and friends praised my …

The 6 Most Dangerous Words and Phrases

Communication is a powerful tool. Words have the power to hurt, heal, inspire, motivate, or isolate another person. Most people, particularly those that are judged on their words, like politicians, leaders, and those in the media, are careful about what they say. Imagine how powerful it would be to …

Health Insurer Anthem Struck By Massive Data Breach

Today, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information. This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 million Anthem customers …

Health Care

Inspire Success With These 45 Motivational Quotes | Inc.com

Being successful in whatever you choose to do is always the ultimate goal. For some, being successful means owning and operating a multi-million dollar business while for others, success means having a happy, healthy family with no financial worries. Whatever your version of success may be, these …

More parents admit using tablets to keep their children quiet 

Worrying rise of the iPad childminder: more and more parents admit using tablets to keep their children quiet<p><b>The royals have admitted Prince George</b> …

Make White Walls Work For You

White is such a versatile color. It’s bright. It’s neutral. It’s clean. It’s relaxing. In a word, it’s perfect. However, lots of people shy away from …

10 Big Tech Trends in Healthcare

We are living in exciting times. Technology is transforming every aspect of the way we live. Perhaps no area is more important or more profound than …

You’re Never Too Experienced to Fake It Till You Learn It

Novices emulate favorite bosses and colleagues in an effort to look and talk as if they know what they are doing — even when they have no clue. It’s how they develop and grow (just as children do, first imitating their parents, then their peers). But this natural — and efficient — learning process …

How Pope Francis Helps Liberals

One of the most important and under-reported political breaking news stories of the year was reported by the Catholic News Service in a story datelined from Vatican City on Jan. 6, 2015. In that story, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of State, said that when Francis visits …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Recipes

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

Drunken Shrimp Recipe

"Spicy large shrimps cooked in beer which my mom makes during weekends."<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons canola oil<p>1 onion, chopped<p>6 cloves garlic, chopped<p>2 …

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

How To Be An Effective Manager Even If You're Shy

It might seem like a contradiction -- managers are supposed to be authoritative, bold leaders, and shy people tend to hold back and be more reserved …

5 Mood-Boosting Foods to Help You Beat the Winter Blues

Is the cold, cloudy, and dreary winter weather getting you down? If so, it may be time to eat your way to a better mood. Interestingly, Best Health …

15 Tips for Being Happy at Work

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity | Inc.com

<i>Where</i> you work affects how you work. Working in a cluttered, messy, or distracting environment will affect your work, and probably in a negative way.<p>If you're like the average knowledge worker, you spend most of your time sitting in front of a computer screen. Even though your work revolves around …

What nuns can teach you about leadership (Hint: A lot)

People make a joke when I tell them that Catholic nuns are some of the best managers and leaders I have ever met.<p>"Because they rule with an iron …

Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup Recipe

"This is great as thick soup served with French bread or served over rice or noodles. Better the next day!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian …