Brian Swaney

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10 thoughtless things you do that make you less likable

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to …

Emotional Intelligence

The Great Marriage Killer

Anger destroys relationships, but the Bible has a category for righteous anger. So what’s the difference between the good version and the deadly …

Calculus in 20 Minutes

If you went to engineering school, you probably remember going to a lot of calculus classes. You may or may not remember a lot of calculus. If you …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Gandhi was completely right<p><i>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."</i> -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're internally-conflicted.<p>You know you should be doing something -- whether …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

7 Signs You’re Headed for Divorce, According to a Relationship Expert

The top reasons for divorce can be subtle. Watch out for these warning signs that your marriage is in trouble.<p><i>This content originally appeared on</i> …

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Can You Make Yourself More Likable? Absolutely, Experts Say.

Relationships<p>Likability could determine whether you get raises, promotions and invitations. It could also trump competence and skill in certain cases.<p>When it comes to success in life, don’t count on the “X factor” to give you a boost. Consider your “L factor” instead.<p>Are you likable? Are you sure? …

Body Language

A 'switch' in the brain tells the body to burn or store fat after eating

"In obese mice, this switch in the brain that allows energy to be expended in response to feeding is broken. The switch stays on all the time, which …

Diabetes

How to Get Smarter Every Day

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups IntelligenceThe post How to Get Smarter Every Day appeared first …

Self-improvement

12 Pushups That Will Transform Your Chest

Step away from the bench and do these instead<p>The pushup needs no introduction—it is one of the greatest exercises there is. Not only does it strengthen your arms, chest, and shoulders, but it also trains your core and builds conditioning (with no equipment necessary). You can drop and give 20 …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

The Best Gym Is Your Floor

According to science, push-ups are better at training your chest than you think.<p>When I was a freshman in high school, Bench Press Day was sacred. I thought about it all week, meticulously assembling a HEAVY CHEST playlist and carefully timing my consumption of breakfast, lunch, and disgusting …

Research

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

How to Work Up to a Handstand Against the Wall

Doing a handstand against the wall is not a difficult move to do. <b>It doesn’t require much strength, as when you do it right, you’re using your</b> …

Suspended – Medium

Build Muscle With the Pushup Challenge

The pushup is a classic move and one of the best things you can do to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core in one swoop.<p>If you get your pushup …

Workouts

​These 25 Moves Will Give You Rock-Hard Abs

What you truly need for a shredded core<p>When it comes to getting rock-hard abs, planks and crunches just won't cut it. The Anarchy Abs Workout, created by Andy Speer, is all about training your abs through various types of movement, guaranteed to challenge your core in ways you haven't experienced …

The Best Leg Workout Under 25 Minutes

Training the lower body is the ultimate foundation for improving overall strength, muscle endurance, and athletic performance. Big, compound, …

How to workout at home when you can’t get to a gym

There’s something amazing about going for a brisk walk to the promenade by the sea or a refreshing run early in the morning before cars start to …

8 killer arm workouts you can do virtually anywhere

Strengthening your arms is no easy feat.<p>From your triceps to your palms, there are a lot of muscles to work.<p>To get the best workout, we turned to New York University physical-therapy professor Marilyn Moffat, who wrote the book "Age Defying Fitness."<p>Moffat walked us through the best exercises for …

Workouts

Forget Crunches: Fight Belly Fat With These 5 Exercises

If you feel you're doing all the right things to shift a flabby belly—we're talking eating the right things, avoiding the wrong things, exercising …

6 Things You Never Knew About Muscles—But Totally Should

Everything you need to know to keep your muscles strong (and your metabolism humming).

Tip: Master the PJR Pullover

Nail your lagging triceps with this unique exercise. Here's exactly how to do it.<p>You can do all the close-grip bench presses and dips in the world, …

The Secret to Chimpanzee Super-Strength Has Finally Been Revealed

More than raw power.<p>A new study on the power of chimpanzees has challenged a century of assumptions on the super-strength of our primate cousins, …

Tip: How to Build Mid-Back Muscle

Most lifters have underdeveloped mid-backs. Here's how to really attack that weak area to bring it up.<p>Back Bodybuilding<p>To really blast the mid-back …

Need a quick, kick-ass workout? Use this video of Anna Victoria’s total-body scorcher

Sometimes you’re just craving a truly kick-ass, leave-you-panting workout session—but you might not happen to be near a gym or boutique studio filled …

The neuroscience of motivation—and how it can change your life

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or manager, there’s no underestimating the power of motivation.<p>Motivation is what energizes, maintains, …