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Get that: the abdominal V

Scoring even the slightest visible abs through an intense workout routine and finely tuned diet is no easy feat for anyone who isn't genetically …

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

15 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live in the Present Moment

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …

Happiness

15 Things Amazingly Productive People Do Differently

While we all have the same amount of time, we don't all use it in the same way. Here are 15 ways productive people make good on their time.<p>What if you could get more done without feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and overloaded?<p>Very productive people do it all the time. It actually has less to do …

Time Management

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.<p>Somebody asked me the difference between management and leadership. In a rush to a meeting, I said, "You <i>manage</i> the work, and you <i>l</i><i>ead</i> your followers."<p>Sure, in the context of the day-to-day corporate grind, you cannot have one without the …

Leadership

The Only 8 Rules of Investing You Need to Know

Investing may seem complicated. But it really isn't once you realize that most of what you need to know can fit on a fairly small list.No matter what …

Investing

Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?

I've spent years investigating, and here's what's known.<p>In his signature book, <i>The Art of the Deal,</i> Donald Trump boasted that when he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City, he persuaded the state attorney general to limit the investigation of his background to six months. Most potential owners …

Donald Trump

The Upper-Body Upgrade | Men's Health

And the wider your shoulders, the better, according to women. Females prefer men whose shoulders are 1.6 times the size of their waists, an <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> study found.<p>But you don’t need to be an Olympic freestyler or a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer to get the coveted V-shape. The workout …

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Retirement

Lose Fat in 6 Weeks with this Workout Routine

Any successful fat loss program is going to take you out of your comfort zone, both in the gym and in the kitchen. Effective fat loss workouts are …

Exercise

Four-Week Program for a Shredded Summer Body

Start Your Shred<p>Week 1 of the program starts with a max-out day. We start there to set the bar for the rest of the program. No, this isn’t a …

42 Pricing Tricks Based on Psychology & Neuroscience

Welcome to a huge resource on pricing psychology.<p>Whether you’re marketing a new product, selling items on eBay, or negotiating a deal on your house,</b> …

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

The Mechanics of Preventing Procrastination

A new study finds that thinking about far-off events in terms of days, rather than years, makes people get started sooner.<p>Procrastination is, in essence, stealing from yourself. The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two …

Research

Murder Made in Monaco

When the richest woman in Monaco, real-estate heiress Hélène Pastor, was gunned down in Nice, last May, rumors flew in the tiny principality: It was a gangland-style assassination . . . No, it was a message from Vladimir Putin to Obama . . . No, the strong-willed 77-year-old billionaire had angered …

Could the Secret Service Have Saved J.F.K.?

As the agents who guard the president come under renewed scrutiny, VF.com revisits the entrenched culture of the Secret Service a half century ago and reexamines the actions of John F. Kennedy’s security detail on that fateful day in Dallas.<p>They are the most examined few seconds in American history.<p>…

An Exclusive Look at Sony’s Hacking Saga

The devastating moment that Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton learned Sony had been taken hostage by vicious cyber-criminals targeting The Interview, was just the beginning of the drama. Mark Seal speaks with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for an inside account of Hollywood caught in the crosshairs.<p>At …

Human Rights

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Virgin Galactic

More than 700 people have paid up to $250,000 for a ride on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Can he guarantee a safe landing?<p><b>I. The Unthinkable</b><p>Commercial passenger service to space is a difficult proposition. To succeed, it has to contend with the pull of gravity, violent rocket-propelled …

Space Travel

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

Nutrition

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

Motivation

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

Recipes

3 Fast Fat-Loss Workouts

Not everyone has the luxury of time. That means most of us have to get into the gym and back out again in an hour or so. In order to fit cardio and …

Exercise

Build Muscle And Burn Fat With This End-Of-Year Blitz

While the rest of the world waits for next year to transform and train like hell, make the most of December with this brutal program from the Twinlab …

Workouts

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

The Paleo Diet: So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

Avoid These 5 Weight-Loss Pitfalls!

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Alex Carneiro <b><br>Occupation:</b> IFBB Olympia Pro; Optimum-sponsored athlete; Kinesiologist; Nutritionist; Coach; Pro Fitness Cover Model</b> …

Nutrition