Bessie Leal

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9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

The Healthiest New Year's Resolutions You Can Make

New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain.<p>Each January, roughly one in three Americans …

The Survival Plan: 3 workouts to turn your body into an unbreakable machine

<b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4-5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Looking big, strong, and durable is one thing. <i>Being</i> big, strong, and durable is another. Can you push, pull, or …

Exercise

30-Day Healthy Family Challenge

Some New Year’s resolutions take a while to achieve—hello, learning a new language!—but others can be accomplished in a surprisingly short amount of time. Case in point: helping your family be healthier and more fit in just 30 days. Our Healthy Family Challenge offers 30 ways to help you create …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

10 Must-have apps that fitness freaks shouldn't live without

Share8<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>+11<p>Shares 9<p>Fitness is not a destination but a way of life. While we all desire to be fit what we must remember is that there must …

Fitness

7 Principles for Low-Carb Mediterranean-Style Eating

<b>The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet is based on a Mediterranean style of eating—one which is low in starchy, easily digestible carbs, but packed full of</b> …

Nutrition

11 Life-Organizing Hacks & Tips That Can Help Even The Most Scatter-Brained Person

If my dad could sit you down and tell you, he'd let you know that I'm the most scatter-brained, disorganized, shockingly messy person to walk this …

Seven Ways to Teach Kids How to Manage Money

As adults, we’ve had a lifetime to learn how to manage our money and spend smart—but are we teaching our kids how to do the same? Finance may seem …

Personal Finance

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

Workouts

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

New Year's Wedding Resolutions EVERY Engaged Couple Should Make Together

With a brand spanking New Year on the horizon, the time has come to reflect on 2017 and make goals and plans for the year that lies ahead. Whether you make yearly resolutions or are a first-timer, all engaged couples should think about making (and sticking to) these New Year's wedding resolutions …

Here's One Way Smartphones Are Sabotaging Our Relationships

Great.<p>To "phub" is to snub someone in favor of a phone—specifically, a smartphone. This term is actually important, as it is currently "ruining" relationships, according to James A. Roberts of Baylor University, who wrote about his recent research on "phubbing" in <i>Quartz</i> Monday.<p>Roberts conducted a …

Relationships

Science Found the Best Workout to Overcome Your Weight-Loss Plateau

If you're hitting the gym but not dropping pounds, you need to switch to this workout, stat.<p>If you're hitting the gym and eating healthier than ever, …

Exercise

8 Struggles of Being a Perfectionist AND a Procrastinator

Because yes, you can be both.<p><i>This article was originally written for freshu.io by Ashley Flaws. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Procrastination is, amongst other things, a succession of excuses that we tell ourselves to not feel guilty about not doing our homework right away. …

11 feelings everyone has when they realize they’re no longer in the honeymoon stage of a relationship

There’s something so magical about a new beginning; it brings a fresh start and suddenly, everything feels infinite. Kind of like the start of a …

Relationships

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP<p>This sweet and savory dish is low in ingredients and high in bold flavors: a true win-win. Get the recipe HERE.<p>BACON AND MUSHROOM …

Comfort Food

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young | Inc.com

The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers pressed undo a few times, they found the girls had written code. But the girls …

Self-improvement

Empathy is an overrated skill when dispensing medical care

Over the past few decades, empathy—the ability to take on the perspective, or “feel” the emotions, of another person—has been touted as a key clinical skill, and a cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship. Communication with and trust in the doctor hinges on this quality, research suggests, …

Empathy

Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes: Same Dang Delicious Thing

Mexican wedding cookies are as well traveled as Carmen Sandiego. In some circles, these little treats are known as "Russian tea cakes," while in other places, they masquerade as "Danish wedding cookies." Where I grew up, in Kentucky, they're called "snowballs," but down in Florida, they're …

Pain in these 10 areas on body, indicate about Problems in Your Life!

1/15<p>1<p>What does body pain indicate about life?<p>Likewise, there’s a mental viewpoint behind every kind of ailment, would it be right to say that there …

Pain

9 Skincare Products With Over 50K Loves on Sephora

Earlier this year, we clued you in on a helpful icon located on the product pages of Sephora's website—the "loves". It's a small, red heart located …

Skin Care

What You Need to Bring When Shopping for Wedding Dresses

<i>If there’s anything more exciting about wedding planning than shopping for a wedding dress, we don’t know what it is. And that shopping trip is even more fun when it’s a successful one! The key to a great visit to a bridal salon, whether or not you leave with your dream dress, is being</i> …

11 Things Love Actually Teaches Us About Our Relationships

Love really is, all around.<p>Whether it is your festive go-to or it makes you cringe non-stop for 136 minutes, it is undeniable that ‘Love Actually’ …

6 New Year's Resolutions You Should Make as a Couple

You make new year's resolutions every year for yourself. But now that you're in a twosome, it's time to tackle this year's to-do together. "Making resolutions as a couple bonds you," explains relationship expert April Masini. And, bonus, making relationship resolutions with a partner holds you …

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

19 Creative Christmas Cookie Ideas That Are Actually Easy

Be the baker you always wanted to be!