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7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

3 Skills That Are Critical to Success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

6 Easy-to-Acquire Habits That Will Help You Build Wealth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or . . . complaining about your boss.<p>Other habits, …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Nature Photography

Sluggish during workouts? 3 nutrients you might be missing

Have you been feeling sluggish at the gym lately? Even if you’re doing everything right with your diet (that is, fueling up appropriately before and eating well after your workouts) you might benefit from focusing on a few key nutrients.<p>Here are three to zero in on, why they can help you build a …

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Best Free iPhone, Android Apps: Our Top 10

As we reflect on 2015, we look back on the iPhone and Android mobile apps that made our lives easier. Here are our top picks.<p>1 of 11<p>(Image: Mutlu …

Three food companies with a climate footprint bigger than the Netherlands

They may not be household names but collectively global food companies Cargill, Tyson and Yara have a bigger climate footprint than the Netherlands, Vietnam or Colombia, according to a new analysis.<p>The startling revelation from the NGO Global Justice Now comes at a time when fossil fuel companies …

Sustainability

10 Foods Proven to Prevent Winter Colds

'Tis the season to get sick.<p>The drop in temperatures comes with a spike in sicknesses, but you can outsmart the common cold in the kitchen. Lisa Yarah, New York State certified nutritionist and registered dietitian, shares the 10 immunity-boosting items to stock your fridge and pantry with this …

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

Exercise

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

Time is Money! 10 Time Management Tips From Highly Successful People

Are you struggling with time management? People often use the term “time management” when discussing productivity. Yet, is this phrasing correct? Are …

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

The Internet’s laziest people share their cleverest life hacks

Let’s face it, there are days when we don’t feel like doing anything for ourselves, let alone for others. Most of us are lazy to a certain degree, …

Why You Should Start EMOM Training | Men's Health

But it’s actually just the opposite.<p>My routines and prescriptions keep getting simpler and simpler. Some of my best workouts often feature only a single move and use very straightforward set, rep, and rest structures.<p>(Check out Gaddour’s cutting-edge fitness DVD, <i>Get Back in Shape</i>, for three intense …

When Should You Not Recycle?

Reduce, reuse, recycle—but for environmentalists, that's not always a good idea.<p>When is it right to recycle? If your answer is “always,” I plead with …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

The Brain

Hay Bale Gardening: Effortless Food Production with No Weeds, No Fertilizer & Less Watering

<b>Hay bale gardening is probably the most fun you’ll have growing your own food and herbs, requiring almost no work or maintenance.</b><p>After a search …

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

Challenge Your Thinking With These Philosophical Books

Do you tend to read books by authors who think like you do? While scientists have found that any kind of reading can provide beneficial stimulation …

Nine things YOU can do to prevent cancer: Avoid red meat, diet supplements and junk food

GETTYThe World Cancer Research Fund International has released nine points to a healthy life<p>The World Cancer Research Fund has revealed 84,000 cases …

Cancer

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

How to prevent and treat knee injuries

The knee is a complex structure and one of the most stressed joints in the body. It is the largest joint, vital for movement, and vulnerable to …

Exercise

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons, and Quotes from Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 and was known as the last of the “Five Good Emperors.” Here, some lessons from him that still apply …

Roman Empire

The Rules Of Eating Organic

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do enough research on organic food production, and you'll find so many different conclusions, you'll end back where you started -- unsure if they're really worth it. Studies come out concluding that there aren't any nutritional differences …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help