Brenda Zarraga

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I've helped thousands of people change their habits — here's what makes it so difficult

Over the last five years or so, as I've worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I've come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon.<p>We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways.<p>We doubt …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Watch: How To Convert Low-Res Graphics Into High-Res Using Photoshop

<b>Before you toss</b> that low-resolution graphic into the trash, YouTube channel PiXimperfect shows you how to salvage and convert the visual into a …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Brain

Upper Body Workout for Chest, Back, Shoulders, and Arms

Creating a strength training program can be daunting, especially when it comes to choosing your exercises. How do you know what to include in a basic …

10 Carbs You Don't Have to Cut During Your Quest for a Six Pack

Turns out, there are some you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight—but not so fast.

How to Be Smarter Than Your Brain

Among all the sciences, neuroscience is a special case. Because it studies the brain, which is our interface with the mind, neuroscience covers the widest possible range of mysteries, from biology to metaphysics. No one doubts that we live in a golden age for studying the brain's biology, but this …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …

Workouts

3 Simple, Effective Rules from a Time Management Master

As an entrepreneur, time is the most valuable resource you've got. Time-management master Laura Vanderkam shares her strongest insights.<p>Time management master Laura Vanderkam has written several books, including the best-seller <i>168 Hours</i>, on how even the most in-demand leaders maintain incredible …

'How to Get Out of a Funk'

<i>"Somedays you just have to create your own sunshine." -- Unknown</i><p>"Pain hurts. Sometimes important things come from sitting with [our] own pain." -- Lynne Namka<p>Have you ever found yourself in a funk for no apparent reason? You wake up one morning and the light simply appears dimmer and your …

Meditation

5 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time + How To Get More Energy

These days, many people are feeling the effects of an energy crisis. Not the one within our environment—but the one within our own bodies.<p>As a health …

Scientists Have Found The Secret To Learning Twice As Fast

As we go through life, there's always that one thing we'd like to drop everything and do. Whether it's a dream project or a new profession that seems …

Learning

Here's How to Get Your Best Butt Ever in 28 Days

Because you won't get a better butt by sitting on it.<p>No matter how much you'd like to see Queen Bey's butt on your body, no one wants to squat for hours on end. To give your booty a noticeable lift — without completely torturing yourself — all you need is six minutes a day and this ass-centric …

How To Find Happiness: 3 Secrets From Research

You’ve probably read a lot of stuff on the internet about how to find happiness… but you’re still not jumping for joy.Some of the tips feel corny… so …