Erika Loya

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I Did 50 Push-Ups a Day For 2 Weeks, and Here's What My Arms Look Like

Push-ups are freaking hard for me. I've been doing CrossFit for over a year and still, when there are push-ups in the WOD (workout of the day), I really struggle. One message I get from my coaches is that if something is hard for you, it means you need to work on it more. I took that advice to …

Workouts

41 Underrated Products On Amazon That Are Actually Effing Brilliant

There are scores of products on the market that enjoy and deserve plenty of attention. But for every award-winning gadget or tool, there are also …

Inventions

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

Sweet Potatoes

30+ Exercises You Need to Do ASAP If You're Working on Booty Gains

The song "Bootylicious" may have been released in 2001, but the concept is still totally relevant today. It seems like everyone is working on booty gains at the moment, which leaves a lot of questions about which exercises are best for growing your glutes. There isn't one right way to shape your …

Workouts

The 30-Day Tabata-Style Workout Challenge That Will Have You Sweating Like There's No Tomorrow

Join @KaisaFit in this high-intensity Tabata-style workout challenge...if you have what it takes.<p>If you follow any fitness brands on the interwebs, …

Workouts

How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way

When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falko Sniehotta, a professor of behavioural medicine and health psychology at Newcastle University. The official UK guidelines say adults should do …

Work Stress

Brief Teachings

Everyday Spirituality<p>We have an absolute life and a relative life—the eternal and the everyday—that exist together without separation. It’s important …

North Atlantic

The best deals to shop during Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty sale

Beauty<p>Don't miss your chance to shop products from your favorite beauty brands for 50 percent off. Our top picks right this way...<p>It's that time of year again. The time when Ulta decides to give back to its loyal beauty enthusiasts with 21 days of skincare and cosmetics for 50 percent off, just in …

The 7 Best Foot Peels and Scrubs to Exfoliate Rough, Calloused Feet

Despite its massive fan base, Baby Foot isn't the only exfoliator that can bring rough, calloused feet back to life. In addition to acid-laced peel products like Baby Foot, you can also remove dead skin buildup from your feet with a pumice stone, exfoliating creams containing an ingredient called …

Skin Care

How To Create Your Own Four-Day Workweek

A survey of 3,000 workers around the world found that almost half (45%) could do their jobs in less than five hours each day, according to the Workforce Institute at Kronos and Future Workplace. If workers could get that time back, it implies that many jobs could be handled in a four-day workweek. …

Time Management

13 Undeniable Ways to Get Sh*t Done

How you spend your time could be the difference between dreaming about the life you want and actually getting it. Big or small, you should push …

Time Management

5 Tips to Help You Break Your Bad Habits Once and For All

They control our lives more than we think. It’s time to take the control back.<p>Bad habits, even the seemingly innocuous ones, can have a detrimental …

Self-help

5 Fall Hair Color Trends You're About To See Everywhere

Heading into the hair salon for a seasonal color can be tricky. You're feeling the fall spirit, strolling in with your pumpkin spice latte and a …

Hair Color

According to an MIT Study, This Is the Best Time in Life to Start a Business | Inc.com

<i>When is the better time to start a business: as a young person, or later in life? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Melissa Lee, Founder, CEO at The GREEN Program, on Quora:</b><p>My short …

Entrepreneurship

Monthly Horoscope: Virgo, September 2018

Happy birthday, Virgo!<p>Happy solar return, Virgo! We have left a summer of eclipses and retrogrades behind us, and I’m glad to say that while September is busy, it’s not as cosmically brutal as the last few months have been. The month opens on a lovely note as your ruling planet, Mercury, connects …

Horoscopes

13 Exercises to Strengthen Your Legs — and None of Them Are Lunges!

There isn't one perfect way to tone and strengthen your legs. If you're trying to increase your lower-body strength, you've probably read and heard that you should be doing exercises like squats, sprints, deadlifts, and lunges.<p>As a trainer, I've found that people either love lunges or absolutely …

Workouts

3 Steps To Develop Your Career Plan

<i>“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”</i> Antoine de Saint-Exupéry <b></b><p>If you’re anything like the average working person, you can expect to change careers five to seven times in your life. That’s a lot of change… The best way to be prepared for it is to make a plan!<p>Having a career plan is vital to your …

Self-Reflection

How to Give Constructive Criticism Without Sounding Like a Jerk | Inc.com

Every leader has to give constructive criticism from time to time. In fact, feedback is necessary to build a strong team and make sure your company is on track to reach its goals.<p>But chances are, you've been on the receiving end of unpleasant feedback before, and you don't want to be that person. …

How You Can Delegate Without Micromanaging

Are you delegating, or just micromanaging?<p>Dr. Julian Birkinshaw is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship as well as the deputy dean for executive education at the London Business School. He’s the author of 15 books. He’s ranked in the thinkers 50 list of the world’s most influential …

Leadership

Set habits, not goals

I’m doing something different and sharing 10 simple lessons with you on how to get the life you want. Think of this as a free, crash course on …

Motivation

5 things to do when you have too many ideas and never finish anything

What do you do when you’re overwhelmed with too many ideas? Do you abandon them, or do you finish what you start?<p>Juggling multiple ideas and goals — …

Love

30 days to a smarter and better brain: How to rapidly improve how you think

Everyone wants a better, and smarter brain to process information faster and have better memory recall.<p>The most brilliant minds don’t have more brain …

The Brain

Swap out your P.M. coffee for these energy-boosting adaptogenic herbs

If you’re like me, there are days—maybe more than I’d like to admit—when I could use a little more energy. And while I love a vanilla latte as much …

Wellness

How To Stretch & Massage Your Dog

For many of our dogs, especially as they age, joint degeneration, muscle atrophy, loss of flexibility and subsequent pain are all too common. …

12 Best Podcasts To Listen To When Running

For some people, a high-energy pop music playlist is all they need to muster the energy go on a run, and to stay on a run. But for others, music just …

15 Insanely Useful Beauty Gadgets You Can Buy on Amazon

The world before Amazon.com literally does not make sense to me. How did we feel joy before the ability to click a button and have three books, a jar …

What's The Best Workout To Help You Wake Up In The Morning? The Scientific 7-Minute Workout Can Give You A Surprising Boost

If mornings aren't your jam, and you hit snooze eleventy-million times before diving head first into a pot of dark roast, you probably don't have a …

The Tone It Up Girls Show Us the Most Effective Cardio-Ab Routine

Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, it's entirely possible to move your body and boost your heart rate. Take it from Katrina Scott and …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …