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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

From The New York Public Library<p>Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.<p>Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: …

United Nations

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Eddie Izzard

7 Things That Will Happen When You Start Doing Planks Every Day

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat

Can't budge the belly fat? If you've been targeting your tummy with little success, it's time to find out if you're sabotaging your efforts. Here are …

Fitness

6 Weird Diet Tricks That Actually Work

Some clients come to me in search of a complete eating overhaul, including a meal plan with specific portions and recipes. Many others, however, …

Holistic Medicine

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …

Productivity

9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Books

New Research Confirms Consciousness Survives the Death of the Body

The greatest question of all time may very well be, ‘what happens to us when we die?’ While many, individuals, religions and spiritual traditions …

Weight Loss Programs and Companies News

Making the choice to become healthier is one that people struggle with every day. To many, dieting and exercising can seem like a pointless waste of …

Fitness

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

iPhone 6s: Leak gives us our first look at the new iPhone’s face

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already in production, and more images showing purported parts for the new smartphones have surfaced. After …

Mobile Technology

Play these now: Two free iPhone games you don’t want to miss this week

Every weekday we share an updated collection of the best free iPhone and iPad apps, but there are always plenty of noteworthy apps that don’t make …

App Store

7 unsung American delicacies that don't get enough credit

When you go to New York City, the first thing everyone asks is whether you've eaten a slice of pizza. When you go to Philadelphia, everyone expects …

Ice Cream

26 Borderline Genius Ways To Sneak Alcohol Into Anything

Is there booze in your ponytail, or are you just happy to see me?

How many calories do I need to burn to lose a pound of fat?

Think you know how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound? If you answered 3,500 calories, you’re wrong, new research shows.<p>New health data …

Fitness

Here's the easiest way to get more sleep and have more energy during the week

You can blame social jetlag. It works just like regular old jetlag, only it happens when our body clocks get thrown off by the gap between our weekend and weekday sleep schedules.<p>Luckily, there are ways to fix it. Here's how you can make sure your body clock stays on a more normal schedule:<p>1. Wake …

Sleep

Pixar made one very small change for the Japanese version of 'Inside Out'

Some things tend to get lost in translation when making their way from one country to another. Luckily for Pixar, they had the technology to fix a very small, but important, cultural gap.<p>According to David Lally, a tech artist at Pixar, all the broccoli from "Inside Out" was swapped out with green …

Animation

The simplest advice for anyone who wants to eat healthy or lose weight

Here's the good news: That's likely <i>not true</i>.<p>As Alan Levinovitz writes in a new book, "The Gluten Lie," the real principle we should be following has little to do with what <i>types</i> of foods we eat.<p>All we really need to pay attention to is how <i>much</i> we're eating.<p>His idea is backed by several big recent …

Nutrition