Ian Whatcott

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'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

A Guide to Summer Shirts

There’s an old saying about how there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. I would amend that to say bad materials. Just as we rely on …

How To Better Engage Your Introverts

How do you engage introverts? Traditional activities designed to engage employees seem mostly directed at extroverts: team-related activities, being go-getting, brainstorming, etc… Even the latest office fashion of having open offices is geared towards extroverts! As a result, introverts are …

Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Powerful Mantras for Those Who’ve Lost Motivation

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task? Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, …

Motivation

Today's Workout 62: The bodyweight circuit to blast away your belly fat

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Hang around enough people who are trying to lose weight, and you'll inevitably hear the same excuses: <i>Not enough</i> …

20 minute workout: How to burn fat and build muscle in under half an hour

This is a great quick workout for improving your fitness and getting a little more toned and defined when you’re strapped for time, or if you just …

Giant Sets: The Best Thing You Aren’t Doing to Gain Muscle and Burn Fat

• Grab a pull-up bar with a grip about one fist outside of you normal pull-up grip width.<br>• If you can’t do these with strict form, use a box or a bench …

How to Lose Belly Fat: 5 Minute Abs

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4 Seriously Underrated Ab Exercises

Knocking out sit-ups like it’s your job isn’t necessarily a bad thing — anything for progress, right? But it’s not the best way to build core …

9 Simple Plank Variations That Will Give You Serious Results

Your abs will be toned like never before.<p>Keeping your core in top shape will do more than just give you a six-pack (though that is certainly a bonus!). Your core muscles hold up your spine, which holds up, well, everything else. And holding a plank (no matter how long) can be one of the best ways …

The quick—but powerful—full-body workout Scarlett Johansson swears by

It’s not easy being an <i>Avenger.</i> Or a Black Widow. Or a mom to a 3-year-old daughter, for that matter. Needless to say, Scarlett Johansson didn’t …

The most effective full-body exercise you can do, according to Instagram's most famous personal trainer

<b>• Instagram's top fitness trainer Kayla Itsines revealed her go-to full body workout — a burpee with a push-up — in a recent interview.</b><b><br>• A burpee with a push-up is a great way to exercise the entire body if you're short on time.</b><b><br>• The sequence puts the abs, arms, legs, and core muscles to work.</b><p>If …

Exercise

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

Exercise

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

Amanda Becker<p>"As much as I adore running outdoors, I've learned that running isn't necessarily the fastest or most effective way to burn calories," says Daphnie Yang, an IISA Certified Personal Trainer and creator of HIIT IT!, an interval-style training workout in New York City. "It's important to …

Chris Pratt's intense 'Guardians of the Galaxy' workout routine

The Riker Brothers<p>The Riker Brothers<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 4-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>We're so accustomed to seeing Chris Pratt as a bona-fide action star, it's …

Can high-intensity interval training delay the ageing process?

Researchers have found that short-burst exercise might have rejuvenating effects – but there can be such a thing as too much intensity<p><b>What’s the story?</b><br>A team of scientists in the US say they have found that high-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, can slow down ageing.<p><b>What is HIIT?</b><br>It …

Exercise

7 Ways You're Wasting Time At The Gym

Exercise too often goes toe-to-toe with free time for space in our schedules. Who has the flexibility to spend 80 minutes at the gym, not including …

Study identifies best exercise to reverse signs of aging

You already know working out regularly can help keep you slim, boost your mood, aid your sleep, and even stave off disease. But a new study has identified a potential mode of exercise that may help optimize the reversal of any unwanted signs of aging — high-intensity interval training (HIIT).<p>The …

3 of the Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Personal Branding

Your brand is your message.<p>As a leadership coach and business consultant, I am always on the lookout for the most effective resources that I can find so that I can help my clients with their leadership development and business strategies.<p>Recently I picked up The Brand Mapping Strategy: Design, …

Personal Branding

No Excuses: 3 Intense Workouts You Can Do in 10 Minutes

Here’s a hard truth: Sometimes you just won’t be able to fit in an hour-long, balls-to-the-wall workout at the gym. But don’t let an all-or-nothing …

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

Warren Buffett's Single-Best Piece Of Advice

When it comes to investing, you can’t do much better than Warren Buffett. He’s the financial equivalent of the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs (at least the 2016 version).<p>Although most of us will never come close to Buffett’s record on stockpicking — nor should we try — we can pick up on …

Investing

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Here is how much you need to save for retirement

While many Americans know if they’re putting money aside for retirement, few can tell with confidence how much money they should accumulate to …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

41 Happiness And Motivational Booster Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Harbison Carnegie (Born on November 24, 1888, Died on November 1, 1955) was an American lecturer writer and a famous Self-Improvement course …

Motivation

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

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Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

Happiness