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5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

<b>Turn Up Your Cardio</b><br>If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week.<p>For even more intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your …

Coffee isn't made from beans, you can't see the Great Wall of China from space and Everest ISN'T the world's tallest mountain: The top 50 misconceptions that have become modern day 'facts'

• <b>Experts have revealed some of the biggest modern day misconceptions</b>• <b><br>'Faux facts' which we believe to be true include Everest is tallest mountain</b>• <b><br>Great</b> …

Mount Everest

5 More Tips for Dealing with the Overwhelming Fatigue of Depression

One of the hardest symptoms of depression to manage is the overwhelming fatigue. Everything seems to require so much effort, which you just can’t …

15 Drinks for Your Cocktail Bucket List

At Forbes Travel Guide, one of our favorite traveling rituals is grabbing a cocktail at the hotel bar. A welcoming beacon for travelers in search of a place to unwind, conversation and, of course, drinks, the hotel bar has played a crucial role in the evolution of cocktails.<p>“It’s the place where …

Great Depression

40 Weight Loss Tips Backed By Science

Most weight loss diet tips center around food and exercise. Now new studies are indicating that there may be a lot more to weight loss than we think. …

Nutrition

7 Strategies to Satisfy Hunger and Lose Weight

1. Their plates are clean.<br>2. Everyone else in their group is finished.<br>3. The TV show they're watching is over.<p>Unfortunately, these cues have nothing to do with how they feel physically. "People's brains are often out of touch with their bodies," says C. Peter Herman, Ph.D., a University of Toronto …

7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Doing Things Your Way Today

Ever felt like you need to do things your way because this is what makes you feel relaxed and comfortable? Well yes, but sometimes doing things our …

Happiness

Is it possible to heal depression and anxiety with yoga?

Today's treatments for depression and anxiety leave much to be desired. Pharmaceuticals may help the symptoms, but they can also have negative side …

8 Foods To Avoid If You're Trying To Eat Healthy + 12 Foods To Buy Instead

When new clients start coming to see me, I often begin by discussing the state of their kitchens. Sometimes I actually visit them at home, because a …

Nutrition

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

When Your Worst Fear Becomes Reality

My first big clue that something was very wrong came in February 2009. I was on a Christian mission trip to Costa Rica, meeting with a small group of …

Costa Rica

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Organizing

Don't let these common misconceptions derail your decluttering efforts. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>Having trouble staying organized at home? We hate to break it to you, but it might be you (not your stuff) that's the problem. We asked professional …

10 Things Happy People Do to Stay Happy

<b>“Here's a little song I wrote. You might want to sing it note for note. Don't worry, be happy.” ~Bobby McFerrin</b> <b></b><p>I was one of those people that when …

15 Great Time-Management Hacks For People Who Are In Their 30s

Not everyone has problems with time. There are a lot of people out there who have absolutely no problems with managing their schedules and do all …

Time Management

Hey Fran Hey — When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You...

<b>When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better</b><p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties …

Spring Clearing Tips From The Professionals

It's April! Time to say goodbye to the cold winter weather and hello to springtime, spring flowers and spring cleaning (and clearing). Once you've …

Minimalism

How to Keep and Maintain an Organized Home

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. It’s hard enough to actually organize your home, but when it comes …

When Times Get Tough, These 7 Ideas Could Help You Feel Better

Dr Kelly Neff, The Lucid Planet<p>Even the most balanced and connected people go through periods of stress, difficulties and struggles. Here are some …

10 Things Happy People Do Not Do

Two of the most amazing emotions one can feel are positivity and happiness. Happiness and positivity could really turn things around 180 degrees and …

Happiness

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Creative Writing

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW!!

I wrote this piece for <b>30 Handmade Days</b> several months ago and I wanted to share it with you because it's important for all of you to declutter and …