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The 11 Beginner Yoga Poses Everyone Pretends To Know (But May Be Doing Wrong)

Remember when you resolved to do more yoga? And then you sat at the back of a yoga class as the teacher said ridiculous things like "juice your spine" and you wondered what the heck you were doing?<p>Yeah, we're here to help.<p>Yoga doesn't need to be shrouded in mystery. This week, we caught up with …

Yoga

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.

The Exercise You Need to Do If You Sit at a Desk All Day

Tight hip flexors can lead to things like back pain and bad exercise form. Here's how to fix them<p>You probably often hear gripes about tight hip flexors at the gym. They're not uncommon, especially if you sit at a desk all day.<p>"When you sit, your legs are parked at a 90-degree angle from your hips …

The 5 Weightlifting Mistakes That Are Screwing Up Your Workout

Make these changes to train smarter and recover faster<p>Trainers like to say that the most important part of any training program is consistency. If you don't hit the gym regularly, you'll never see results.<p>"But consistency can work both ways," says BJ Gaddour, creator of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. …

6 New Rules of Sex Appeal

Learn to conquer your dating competition and make your attractiveness soar by mastering these secrets<p>Leo, Beckham, Clooney: Rich, powerful, admired.<p>But their appeal goes beyond fame or earning power. Call it charisma, call it confidence. Social scientist Catherine Hakim, Ph.D., calls it "erotic …

Fix Your Tight Hamstrings without Stretching

Loosen up fast with this cutting-edge technique<p>Sometimes it can be extra hard to get your muscles to loosen—particularly the hamstrings—no matter how much you work to foam roll or stretch them out. Why? Because the problem is actually in your torso, says James Cerbie, C.S.C.S., founder of Rebel …

10 Rules to Make Your Relationship Last

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, what is it that makes a marriage last (and last)? To answer this age-old question, family sociologist …

How To Train Your Brain For Happiness

Broody, a very unhappy brain, is plagued by fear and self-doubt.<p>"Seeing others in pain, physical or emotional, fires his own pain network," says Amit Sood, M.D., professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, in a new video "starring" Broody. "His imaginary …

Mayo Clinic

What the World Needs From You in 2015

Here are my thoughts on what the world needs right now and how you can step up to make things better in 2015...<p>This new year has already started off with a rush of energy--can you feel it? The economy is recovering, unemployment is on the decline and marriage equality is spreading rapidly …

10 Health Numbers You Can Hit This Year

The easy way to get your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sleep up to snuff<p>Take a minute to think about your financial portfolio. If you want to get the most out of your money, you can’t just forget about your investments for years on end, right? Failing to give the proper attention can leave you …

Your Tongue Is Trying to Tell You Something Important About Your Health

You can learn a lot just by opening your mouth.<p>Pain, itching, funky spots and odors—your body is always dropping you clues about what’s going on with your health. But there's one body part you probably don't consider when you're trying to get a hold on your overall wellbeing: your tongue. …

Dentistry

3 Crazy Stretches That Will Help Improve Your Squat

You may want to perform these in the privacy of your own home<p>Squatting a heavy barbell takes a ton of strength in your quads and glutes, but that’s only the half of it.<p>“If you're not maintaining or improving your mobility in your joints while you're building up those muscles, your performance will …

4 Exercises That Improve Your Posture

And make you look taller, slimmer, and more confident.<p>There's a ridiculously simple way to totally transform your appearance with very little effort: Stand up straight! Of course you (and anyone who has ever given you shit about slouching) know that's easier said than done. A refresher: Your …

5 Powerful Steps to Turning Your Life Around

There is a reason for everything. Once you start to explore the reason or the meaning for the things that are happening in your life you begin to see more and more of the purpose for it right here and right now. It is within the understanding of the "whys" of life that you begin to embrace more of …

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control that ranked 47 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables," kale placed only 15th (with 49.07 points out of 100 for nutrient density)! Here's a roundup of the 10 leafy green cousins that researchers say pack a greater nutritional wallop.<p>In the …

Superfoods

The Warmup Exercise that Helps You Lift More

No weight necessary<p>It's easy to forget or neglect exercises that make you move from side-to-side. For one, you hardly ever see anyone doing them in the gym.<p>But also: The muscles on the sides of your body don't often largely impact how you look in the mirror. "They can, however, change how much you …

Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

You might be surprised at how much of the 7-Secret advice is counter to how people live and work. In truth, the frenetic, distracted way we live in 21st century America is not conducive to good brain health or performance.<p>Recently, I had the honor of participating in a TEDx Talk about the power of …

The Brain

15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

When you're grappling with a problem or lacking clarity, learn to lean into your soul and trust the wisdom it provides to you -- often in the form of a gut feeling, serendipitous sign or a spontaneous "aha!" moment.<p><b>1. There is a single definition of success.</b><p>And it involves an established career, …

4 Restorative Poses to Beat Holiday Stress

When you have a to-do list that could rival Santa's, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday season. That's why you need yoga more than ever right now.<p>When you have a to-do list that could rival Santa's, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the holiday season. That's why you need yoga more than …

Yoga

What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Courage.<p><b>About Margaret Heffernan's TED Talk</b><p>Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up. She tells the story of Gayla Benefield, who uncovered an awful secret about her hometown and spoke …

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

The Exercise That Targets Your Legs, but Works Your Core Twice as Hard

Work one leg at a time to blast your entire body<p>When you think "total-body muscle builder," it's not likely you think of a single-leg exercise, but the single-leg straight-leg deadlift will hit your lower-body, core, and upper-body all at once.<p>"You'll use your hamstrings and glutes to hinge …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

8 Whole Grains You're Probably Not Eating

You've probably had oatmeal for breakfast, and if you haven't yet tried quinoa I bet you've heard of it, or have seen it on a menu or social media recipe (it's all over Pinterest!). But there are many other whole grains you may not be familiar with, and incorporating them into your food repertoire …

3 Ways to Tap Into Your True Self

For me it's a dream come true moment. The Aspen Festival Orchestra and the exceptional Nikolai Lugansky are playing "Rachmanoff's Piano Concerto No. 3". But I'm not really listening because a stream of negative thoughts about a certain person have again taken center stage.<p>I get caught in its web, …

It's Time for Humans to Take Back the Monkey Bars

Evolve your training by looking to the past<p>If I could summarize smart training I would say this: Train your whole body daily with enough work and appropriate load.<p>Let me give you two words to aid in your understanding of training the movements with appropriate work and load: Integrity and …

5 Tests That Will Measure Your Strength

See how you match up to these standards<p>If you’ve ever spent any time on Internet fitness forums, it’s pretty easy to feel like every guy in the world is stronger than you are. You’ll read about how “any bro who lifts” should be able to bench press more than 300 pounds and deadlift at least 500.<p>But …

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

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