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The Physical and Mental Benefits of Cold Showers

Cold exposure is a method of body hardening, which increases your tolerance to stress and disease. Odds are you’ve heard whispers around the water …

Hot Springs

Listen to Weird Al’s amazing “Hamilton” cover

The master parodist has created a medley of the hit Broadway show’s greatest hits<p>If you're a fan of "Weird Al" Yankovic's parodies, and love Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "Hamilton" — in other words, if you enjoy catchy and smart music — then there is a new treat awaiting you.<p>As part of the new …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Writing

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

7 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Confession: When we want to whip up a flavorful meal without spending more than an hour in the kitchen, we turn to quick and easy sheet pan dinners. …

How David Beckham changed the game in men's grooming

The attention these past week may have been focused on his wife’s Spice Girls comeback, but the patriarch of the Beckham brood has himself been rather busy.<p>On a freezing cold night in London’s Harvey Nichols, Mr B is talking tinctures. “I used to just nab Victoria’s stuff from her the shelf, which …

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Entertainment

We Dare You Not To Stare At These Incredible Photos

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the brown color in the Color Brown Photo contest with chances to win Amazon …

Alexander Skarsgard Stars in a New Sci-Fi Thriller Directed by David Bowie's Son

Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux also appear in Duncan Jones's Mute.<p>In 2009, Duncan Jones—who happens to be David Bowie's son—made his full-length directorial debut with <i>Moon</i>. The sci-fi thriller followed an astronaut (an incredible Sam Rockwell, who's now nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar …

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Bitcoin

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

Alec Baldwin defends director Woody Allen

Actor Alec Baldwin has expressed support for filmmaker Woody Allen as a growing number of entertainment industry stars seek to distance themselves …

Woody Allen

With Scarlett Johansson front and centre, finally it's Black Widow's time to shine

It’s not difficult to follow Hollywood’s logic in avoiding female-led superhero movies for most of the past 20 years. Whenever studios have taken risks on characters such as Catwoman (in 2004, with Halle Berry in the leathers) and Elektra (2005, with Jennifer Garner as the famed assassin), the …

Comic Books

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Let This Vagabonding Couple Explain How To Budget For The Van Life

Every vanlifer we’ve interviewed (and we have interviewed a <i>lot</i>) is confronted with queries about financing their vagabonding lifestyle. It’s a pressing concern, right? Especially if you’re trying to develop a career from within the confines of a vehicle and keep gas in the tank. There are obvious …

The 25 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: June 11th</b><p>Amazon Prime is way more than just a way to get your electronics and books in two days or less. There’s a wide breadth of good movies and TV shows out there to choose from if you know what you’re looking for.<p>To help you out, we’ve put together the 25 best movies on Amazon …

TV shows

Here's Why Tony Robbins Starts Every Day With 'Priming' (and You Should Too) | Inc.com

Tony Robbins starts each day with the same routine-- he calls it priming. It's a cool mixture of breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation that gets you primed for your day. It reminds me very much of the self-fulfilling prophecy, or the "Pygmalion Effect," which basically states that …

Tony Robbins

How the Keto Diet—Even Without Exercise—Slays the Opposition

An American research team wanted to know which combination of diet and exercise has the most beneficial results on metabolic syndrome in 10 …

The Audiophiliac picks the best headphones of 2017

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Self-help

The 10 Best New Menswear Items to Buy Right Now

Tony Robbins Top 10 MUST Read Books to Expand Your Mind

<b>Tony Robbins is arguably one of the top Speakers and Life Strategists of this decade</b> and has worked with some of the world’s top leaders and high …

Self-improvement

Trump Is Cracking Up

Paul Joseph Watson is an editor and staff writer for Infowars, the website published by archconspiracist Alex Jones. Stories on the site claim that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and the “deep state” orchestrated August’s racist mayhem in Charlottesville, Va. On Wednesday, when Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Here Are 12 Books That Will Change Your Life

In case you missed it, November 4th was National Book Lovers Day 2017, and it’s one of our favorite days of the year. There are few things more …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

The Brain

Studies Show You Only Need to Exercise This Many Minutes a Day For Better Health

We've been conditioned to think if we can't get a solid 30-minute workout in a day, it's a waste of our time, and this is especially true from former athletes who spent hours exercising per day in their youth. What can 15 minutes a day really do? The answer is a lot.<p>A small study by the Pennington …

Muscle

10 Epic Train Trips That Redefine Romance

Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Paris to Istanbul<p>Immortalized by Agatha Christie’s <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, the Belmond Venice …

Phantom of the Paradise and Finding a Movie to Call Your Own

We all have a movie that we consider to be “ours.” Whether it be the one that our family showed us as kids, the one we saw on a dark stormy night at …

Horror