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Here's How To Be Mindful AF Even When Life Is Stressful

Apparently it's the secret to being happier, calmer, and just generally more awesome.

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

Time I

Google's new Trips app takes the stress out of planning vacations

Vacations are great. Planning them? Not so much.<p>Fret not though: Google wants to make your life easy though with its new Trips app.<p>It’s basically a giant travel guide and itinerary maker for trips to various locations around the world. Tell the app where you want to go, download the guide for …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!<p>In the old days (read: five years ago) lifting weights was simple. The "rules" went something like this:<p>To build …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, …

Happiness

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Self-improvement

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money

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Apps

7 Benefits of Bullet Journaling

I love a good planner. There’s just something about the physical act of writing that helps me remember things more clearly, whether it’s something I …

How to have blooming flowers for as long as possible

Everyone loves to see colourful blossoms in the garden. But in admiring their beauty, we forget why flowers bloom in the first place: to attract …

3 Simple Exercises To Relieve Your Knee Pain

Whatever the cause of your knee pain, find relief with these 3 easy exercises. Many people have already tried them and have found knee pain relief.

Pain

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Meditation

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

Workouts

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

Top 15 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

A book has the power to change our lives, especially if you read it from your heart at a right moment, and at the right time.<p>However, not all the …

Why Bone Broth is So Good for Us

Broths and stocks have been part of almost every culture’s culinary tradition for centuries; from Vietnamese pho to Italian brodo to American chicken …

Mental Health

The Best Exercise For Working the “Teardrop” Muscle Above Your Knee

Unless you rock a Speedo, it’s the only quad muscle visible when you wear a bathing suit. Here’s how to define it<p>It’s called your vastus medialus (or VMO), but you may know it better as the “teardrop” muscle.<p>When this section of your lower inner quad is defined, people notice. That’s because it’s …

Swimwear

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Breakfast

The top nine tips for beginner gardeners

It all started with the herbs. One late spring day, not many years ago, I cycled down to Columbia Road market, picked up rosemary, thyme and basil plants and installed them proudly in the dank, dark little concrete yard outside the back door. While they were all drowned to death or ravaged by slugs …

Gardening

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

Minimalism

20 Things Women Who Have Their Sh*t Together Do Every Day

No. 13 is seriously so important, and you probably already do it.<p><b>1. Brew their own coffee at home instead of spending approximately half their paycheck on Starbucks every day.</b> You do not want to do the math on how much you could potentially spend in a year buying coffee every day. That's a …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

6 Exercises to Make Doggy-Style Sex Feel Even Better

Practice these moves to boost your endurance (aka prolong ~pleasure~).<p>Doggy-style sex may seem less strenuous than girl-on-top sex, but it's a workout in its own right. To prepare yourself for what <i>could</i> be an uncomfortable position that's difficult to maintain, you'll want to build strength in the …

The TRX Suspension Trainer Workout For Your Biceps and Triceps | Men's Health

(For an incredible workout that’ll make your abs, quads, and biceps pop—check out the new METASHRED EXTREME transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>.)<p>In the video above, Gaddour demonstrates the TRX-twist on a biceps curl and a triceps extension.<p>Using a suspension trainer adds an element of …

The Lunge You’ll Want to Do Every Workout

All other lunges will seem boring after you perform this variation<p>Why would you want to do this lunge every workout? Because it’s almost a workout in and of itself.<p>Check it out in the video above as demonstrated by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. You’ll start with a kettlebell lateral …

Workouts

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

10 HIIT workouts you can do at home

Sometimes, our lifestyles call for a short, convenient workout in lieu of going to the gym. The great thing about High-Intensity Interval Training …

RETOX: A Wellness Plan for the Modern Woman

If you hate restrictive diet and exercise plans, but still want to make changes to get healthier and more fit, there's a new book for you: RETOX: Healthy Solutions for Real Life. Written by Lauren Imparato, an ex-Wall Streeter turned wellness expert and founder of I.AM.YOU Yoga Studio in Manhattan, …

Yoga

Under Armour's UA Band looks like a boring fitness tracker, but the software is killer

Earlier this month, Under Armour unveiled its first ever wristband wearable at CES 2016 alongside a collection of other tracking devices. It was a …