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Harvard doctors say this overlooked move is the quickest way to get strong abs

Instead of crunches, they suggest doing planks, the exercise that involves holding yourself on your hands and toes in a pre-push-up position. The findings are detailed in a Harvard Medical School health report called "Core Exercises."<p>As opposed to sit-ups, which target only your abdominal muscles, …

Landscape Architect Visit: Postcard Views in Texas Hill Country, by Studio Outside

<b>The Scenario:</b> On a Texas mesa with panoramic views, native vegetation and mature trees, the daughter of an oilman wanted a family compound to remind …

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi).<p>So how can you be happier?<p>There's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is determined by …

Get Yourself to Do Stuff by Appealing to Your Own Sense of Pride

A story at the start of <i>Take Pride</i>, a forthcoming book by University of British Columbia psychologist Jessica Tracy, is a typical one of youthful …

A Powerful Way To Beat Addiction

Addiction is one of the most prevalent problems facing our species today. Part of the challenge in combating addictive behavior is recognizing …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day

What you do is based on what you think. So borrow a few thoughts from Steve.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation …

9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder Higher AND Faster

The 9 Habits of People Who Move Up the Corporate Ladder (Higher AND Faster)<p>Posted at in Leadership by Oriane Perrin<p>Whether you’re at the bottom of …

10 Reasons You Need to Exercise With Your Bodyweight

Sports medicine is the study and practice of medical principles specifically related to athletes and individuals participating in physical fitness or …

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8 Habits of the Most Successful People That Lazy People Lack

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

21 overlooked architectural masterpieces in the US

The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks — everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty — but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces.<p>We have compiled a list of the coolest works of architecture in the country that often …

Going underground: the future of the country house?

An English country house is often a chance to “pull on the metaphorical tweeds”, as Nick Mead of The Buying Solution puts it. “Owners leave the bling and high-tech gadgets to their London townhouse and, in the country, opt for lifestyle statements such as slouchy sofas, roaring fires and immaculate …

Gorgeous Op Art GIFs Make the Human Body Vibrate

Waveforms meet the female form in these mind-bending GIFs.<p>Abstract at a glance, the black and white lines animated by Prague-based artist Adam Pizurny vibrate to form sultry portraits of the female form. Pizurny experimented with this aesthetic in a 2012 photo series using projectors on human …

The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California

Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), is …

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You Don't Need To Be Married And Have Kids To Be Happy So STFU Already!

Before I got married, I had an on-again/off-again affair with being single. When we were on and things were good, I loved it; but when we were off, I hated it.<p>There's a lot to love about being single: you've got freedom and independence, you can come and go as you please, and you can do what you …

The secret history of Salvador Dalí’s Disney film

It’s difficult to picture what a Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration would have looked like. Yet the two artists did collaborate, and the outcome – a short film called <i>Destino</i> released in 2003 – is beautifully weird.<p>Before their fateful meeting, Disney dabbled in WTF. There’s an entire …

If I'm Not Sore After a Workout, Does That Mean I'm Not Making Gains?

What scientists know about muscle growth can be summarized in two words: not much. It’s long been theorized that delayed-onset muscle soreness—the …

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

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10 Reasons You Don't Have an Amazing Life (and How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

How Much Protein Can Your Muscles Absorb In One Sitting?

Here’s what you should really do if you want to maximize your gains<p>It would seem logical that the more protein you pack away during a meal, the bigger your muscles would grow.<p>But your body doesn’t work that way. There’s a certain amount of protein your muscles can absorb in one sitting.<p><b>Related:</b> …

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?<p>Photo by chris riebschlager<p><b>1. Planning</b><p>We can't work all the time, but then again we can't …

This 1 Science-Backed Rule Is All You Need to Stay Motivated

The road to success is long. Stick it out with this research-backed trick.<p>In case you haven't heard, there really is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakout hits are almost always followed by years of toil and failure.<p>Angry Birds was Rovio's 52nd attempt. Elon Musk studied battery …

3 Powerful Reasons I Love to Fail

3 Powerful Reasons Why I Love to Fail (and Why You Should Too)<p>Joshua Torres<p>Read full profile<p>You know the feeling. The feeling you get when you fail …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Bananas

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious.<p>They contain several essential nutrients and have benefits for digestion, heart health and weight …

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

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A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

41 Motivational Quotes for When You Need Inspiration Most

Sometimes you need to push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.<p>Some days are easy--energy is high, the sun is shining, everything seems possible. But there will always be times when the storms come. Things go wrong, people let you down, and pressure is high. Those are the times …

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