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Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

5 Meditation Tips

Part of my <b>40 Days to a Personal Revolution</b> program is meditation.<p>This is not something I was familiar with before, save for reading about it in Eat …

Meditation

6 Things That Separate the Great Entrepreneurs From the Rest

Exceptional entrepreneurs don't just do what's necessary. They constantly go above and beyond to ensure the success of their business.<p><i>We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>to share their thoughts on what it takes to be a great entrepreneur. Here's what they had to say:</i><p><b>Grit</b><p>"One …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 4 Things Single Men Are Looking for in a Relationship

Spoiler: You might be looking for these exact same qualities.<p>If you're single and wondering what the hell eligible men are really looking for in a partner, here's some good news: It's probably a lot simpler than you think.<p>For National Singles Week (yep, that's a thing), Match.com dug up some stats …

Bachelor in Paradise

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Does the Whole30 Diet Really Work?

<i>Editor's Note: This article was updated at 9:50 a.m. E.T. on Jan. 2.</i><p>After a month of pumpkin pie, egg nog and sugar cookies, many people's top New …

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

The 10 Biggest Fitness Trends for 2015

From HIIT to strength training, personal training, and yoga, find out what's going to be big in the New Year<p>2014 was the year that high-intensity …

Exercise

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

Kiss goodbye to everything that's holding you and your business from achieving true awesomeness, and vow to change for the better.<p>Repeat after me. This year, I resolve to…<p>7. Lose excess weight.<p>Most of your customer service headaches typically originate from a small number of “problem customers.” …

Customer Service

5 SEO Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Whether you think SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization” or “screwing everyone over”, you don’t even need a website to learn valuable life lessons from SEO. It’s one of the most confusing, jargon-riddled, important, and lucrative IT fields in existence—and it’s not going anywhere.<p>Even …

The Secret to Business Success That Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Marketing is vital, but it won't accomplish much without a system for keeping your products and services relevant. This expert can show you how.<p>We spend a lot of time in this column talking about how to get people to notice and buy whatever it is you're selling. However, when you focus on marketing …

Innovation

Video of the Week: Aging Passionately

If you’ve read Chilean writer Isabelle Allende’s work, you know that she believes in living life to the fullest – committing yourself to political …

TED Talks

Ibuprofen may improve longevity, study suggests

Regular doses of a common over-the-counter painkiller may lead to a longer, healthier life, researchers have found.<p>In a study published Thursday in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics, researchers treated baker’s yeast, worms and flies with ibuprofen and saw that the treatment added …

Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs to Succeed

Take your leadership from good to great by focusing on these key skills every day.<p>Earlier this year, leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman published the results of a study they conducted on the skills that leaders need to succeed in their current positions. They asked …

Leadership

How to Botox Your Resume to Land a Job

This article is adapted from <i>Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want</i>. <br>Your resume is <i>supposed</i> to be an advertisement for your own …

What To Know About Money And Work By 50, 60, 70

Staying on track with your finances and career requires checking in every so often to be sure you’re meeting your goals and anticipating your needs at each life stage. Although you may have been saving for retirement and enjoying success at work for years, there are still some things to learn. You …

6 Ways to Open Your Life up to Cosmic Energy

Anna Hunt, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>As mainstream science starts to more-openly recognize the effectiveness of practices such as yoga, meditation, …

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …

Worth a Watch: 5 Smart Pieces of Marriage Advice from Divorcees

They know better than anyone what works and what doesn’t<p>There are plenty of studies on how to make your marriage work, but some of the best advice might just come from people who have been there—and know exactly what happened that made things go sour. BuzzFeed put together a video of divorcees …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

These 5 Things Will Make You Smarter

<b>1) Get rid of the distractions</b><p>You can’t multitask.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>To put it …

University of London

It's In the Jeans: Inspiring Celebrity Denim

Stuck in a jeans and t-shirt rut? Get inspired by our gallery of the best denim looks worn by the most stylish stars and models.<p>Whether dark-washed or cut off, dressed up or casual, these chic celebs know how to do denim. Get inspired by their blue jean looks, plus see more celebrity style here.

9 Lessons About Love And Relationships My Sassy Grandmothers Have Taught Me

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Caitlin Gallagher</i><p>Recently, I took the opportunity to call my two grandmothers to find out what pearls of wisdom I could gather from them on the topic of love, marriage, and relationships. After all, both of my grandmothers were married for over 50 years …

5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders

Don't just be a good leader, be a great leader. You, your people, and your business have everything to gain.<p>There are literally millions of leaders, in all sorts of organizations, all around the globe. While some run businesses, others lead nonprofits and government offices and agencies. Regardless …

Leadership

7 Mental Health Resolutions for 2015

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body. And we ignore that other, equally …

Mental Health