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Want People to See the Real You? Here Are 5 Simple Ways to Be More Authentic

Ultimately, stripping away what's fake only is going to help.<p>The minute others get the impression you're playing a part, the trust you desperately need for a solid team or customer relationship dissolves, taking any chance of sales or career advancement with it. That's precisely why the idea of …

Self-improvement

The Hidden Benefits Of Meditation, According To Experts, Make The Practice SO Worth It

Sometimes, even if you know something is good for you, it can be hard to actually make yourself do it. Meditation is definitely one of those things, …

Meditation

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Self-improvement

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

5 Habits That Help You Live Longer & Happier, According To Experts

As far as I know, there's no real fountain of youth out there in this wild, wide universe, and there's not exactly a way to live forever, either (at …

Happiness

You’d Never Guess This Chickpea Cookie Dough Is Healthy

Where has this 'bean' all our lives?<p>We’ve heard about dessert hummus and edible, egg-free cookie dough. And thanks to one blogger, these two examples …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

All You Need Are 2 Towels to Carve Chiseled Arms and Abs

Elbow plank is already hard, but hold on to your leggings because it's about to get even harder. Grab a pair of hand towels (or paper plates on carpet) and try this sliding elbow plank.<p>Begin in an elbow plank position with a small, folded towel under each elbow. Keep your elbows directly under your …

This Strength-Training Workout Will Shape Up Your Back, Biceps, and Butt

With Summer approaching rapidly, we can't help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already <i>do</i> look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we've got a comprehensive strength-training …

The $1 Meal I Make Time & Time (& Time) Again

<i>As Food52 gets older (and wiser), and our archive of recipes grows, we’re making the effort to revisit some gold recipes. Today, we're featuring edamame2003's rich, creamy porridge that will keep you and your wallet full.</i><p>My first memory of <i>khao tom</i> was when I lived with my grandmother in Thailand as …

Coolest Men’s Hairstyles Of May 2018 Feat. David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan & Miguel

A new month brings forth the arrival of fresh cuts. Welcome to the best celebrity men's hairstyles of the month, the place where we curate some of …

According to a Trainer, These Are the 4 Things You Need to Do to Get Stronger

Getting stronger doesn't happen overnight, although that would save us a lot of time and soreness. If your goal is to improve your overall strength, you're going to need to make sure the way you're training is helping you get there. Instead of having you do a billion Google searches, we spoke with …

10 Superfoods That Make the Best Smoothie Ingredients

Banana. Berries. Nut butter. Milk. Maybe a handful of greens, when you’re feeling the veggies. If your smoothie game has revolved around these core …

Nutrition

The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

28 Baking Hacks That Every Kitchen Wizard Should Know About

How to rescue burned cake, separate yolks in a snap, and more.

This Physio Ball Workout Gets Anna Kaiser’s Celeb Clients in Top Shape

Sculpt your entire body by following these Physio Ball exercises demonstrated by leading fitness trainer, Anna Kaiser.<p>If anyone knows how to …

Workouts

Tone It Up Shares an Exclusive Workout That Will Firm Your Butt and Tone Your Legs

You may know the Tone It Up girls, Katrina and Karena, as some of the happiest women on Instagram. Their sunny personalities and love for all things fitness and wellness have inspired many women to turn their lives around and get their health on track.<p>Tone It Up has a brand-new eight-week fitness …

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

Job Seekers Should Cut These 3 Things Out of Their LinkedIn Profile (Immediately)

Don't set yourself, and your job search, up for failure. Use LinkedIn the right way.<p>Getting a job--especially one you actually enjoy--can be extremely difficult. Which is why job seekers need to go above and beyond to stand out. If you're not utilizing your LinkedIn profile, you are missing out on …

How to Get a V-Cut Stomach

Six-pack abs are arguably the most desired physical feature for fitness enthusiasts. And save for the rare case, six-pack abs are visual proof of …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

BOSU Ball Total Body Workout

This BOSU Ball workout strengthens the entire body and includes cardio moves to raise your heart rate:<p>Complete all the exercises, one after the other …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

50 Ideas to Help You Design Your Perfect Morning Routine

The best morning routine is the one that's perfectly tailored to you.<p>The internet is chock-full of morning routine ideas, as well as examples of how the great and good organize their mornings. But the truth is no one can tell you what constitutes the perfect morning routine for you but you.<p>That's …

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …