Heather Johnson

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'First flu' affects lifetime risk

<b>A person's chances of falling ill from a new strain of flu are at least partly determined by the first strain they ever encountered, a study suggests.</b><p>Research in Science journal looked at the 18 strains of influenza A and the hemagglutinin protein on its surface.<p>They say there are only two types of …

International Tattoo Convention in Athens: Pictures

Body Modification

The Neuroscience Of Why Running Clears the Mind

Fans of running claim itis great for the mind as well as the body. Recent research agrees.<p>Sure, running is a good way to stay fit and healthy, but many fans of the activity claim to be hooked not just because of its physical effects, but also because of it's mental ones.<p>Some say it builds …

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

Muscle

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

A body-language expert reveals the No. 1 indicator of confidence and how you can cultivate it

A college student gives a presentation and reinforces her points with nods to her classmates and professor.<p>A businessman strides down the sidewalk and offers a smile to colleagues heading home.<p>What do these people all have in common?<p>They're skilled at making eye contact and, as a result, they exude …

What You Need To Know Before You Move Abroad

I believe everyone should live abroad at least once in their life, but it's an extremely big decision that needs to be thought out thoroughly ahead of time.<p>Unfortunately, I've watched too many people move abroad too quickly only to figure out after a month or two that their move wasn't what they …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

Award Shows

How 19 highly successful people stay in shape

Numerous studies have found exercise to be one of the most important habits you can develop to transform your life. Working out can make you healthier, happier, and better able to sleep; it can boost your memory, concentration, and mental sharpness; and you don't need to spend a lot of time doing …

A former hostage negotiator explains the 4 words you need to use to negotiate with someone in business

Mullender spent 30 years in the UK police force and then went on to spend five years as a hostage negotiator, working in Afghanistan and the Middle East.<p>He has the power of persuasion to talk someone out of jumping off a bridge or to prevent an armed kidnapper from killing the person they are …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Parenting

Tony Robbins says there's one trait massively successful people like Richard Branson, Marc Benioff, and Oprah Winfrey all share

For more than 30 years, Tony Robbins has established himself as the premiere performance coach, working with clients ranging from legendary investor Paul Tudor Jones to President Bill Clinton.<p>His access has allowed him to both teach and learn from people at the top of their fields, and he's shared …

Oprah Winfrey

5 Tips to Keep Your Motivation When Everything is Going Wrong

If your life is falling apart you may feel scared, uncomfortable, and stressed out. But don’t panic, there may be a trampoline at the end of that …

16 Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Stuffed Zucchini Boat Recipes

Move over, spiralized comfort foods ; there’s more than one way to turn your favorite dishes low carb and gluten-free. All aboard the zucchini train — err, zucchini boat. Once you halve a zucchini and scoop out the seeds, it’s the perfect vessel for makeshift tacos, pizza or even burgers. As an …

Healthy Eating

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? L<p>You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who's …

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples

Got your bases covered?<p>Relationships take work, there’s no question about it. But the science on love shows that it’s discrete behaviors, not major overhauls, that can turbocharge your bond.<p>Ten easy tweaks ahead, based on what the most satisfied couples are doing right.<p>RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of …

Psychology

Scotland's wee but wild road

A 516-mile route that passes through spooky ruins, fairytale glens, toothy castles, rugged fairways and shingle-sand beaches. Not to mention distilleries.<p>Locals call it the “wee mad road”: a looping ribbon of asphalt that hugs the coastline between the fishing hamlets of Inverkirkaig, Coigach and …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

6 easy-to-start habits that could help you build wealth

<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><i>Related: 10 Powerful Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire</i><p>Other habits, …

23 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

Diets. High heels.<p>Being happy should be simple, but with all these insane rules and social pressures that we put on ourselves, it's actually kind of hard. Isn't that so sad? I think it's the worst, personally. A little #LifeHack, though, is that there are things you probably do every day that make …

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Follow These Easy Steps To Lose Inner Thigh Fat For Good

Though we might not admit it, a lot of us envy that little thigh gap. But sometimes it just feels like it will never be attainable, so rather than …

I Lost 70 Pounds from Healthy Eating, Exercise, and Betting Money on My Success

Sara Bibee took a gamble on her weight loss—literally.

Fitness

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

A man who sold his website for $3 million says there's a smart money habit even the laziest person can adopt

Take Jim Wang, a financial blogger who sold his first site, Bargaineering.com, for $3 million before founding Wallethacks.com.<p>He's the first to admit he's "a little bit lazy," he explains to Farnoosh Torabi on an episode of her podcast, "So Money."<p>How does a self-proclaimed lackadaisical person …