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Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you not, you can motivate yourself.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

<b>Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists.</b><p>The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day.<p>Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their …

9 Steps for Meal Prep Success

Got #mealprep goals, but not sure where to start? This practical, step-by-step meal-planning guide will help you get organized. Easy weeknight dinners, done.<p>Juggling a busy schedule can make it difficult to prepare healthy family meals, especially during the week. As a mom of three and a registered …

Cooking

Good news (sort of) if you’re overweight

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>With summer and summer apparel coming, many people will take to their bathroom scales to …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Self-help

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Motivation

11 Ways to Power Up Your Weight-Loss Hormones

It’s as easy as making tiny tweaks to what you eat.<p><i>This article was written by Natasha Turner, Naturopathic Doctor, author of The Hormone Boost and provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness.<p>Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself …

5 Common Food Myths This Registered Dietitian Wants You To Forget Right Now

Oh, food myths, how you make my job as a registered dietitian both endlessly entertaining and utterly frustrating. I’m not sure where these culinary …

Nutrition

7 Reasons Your Career Is Sabotaging Your Life

At this point, it’s been determined that work/life balance is a modern illusion. Even still, we certainly strive, albeit secretly, to achieve it. …

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3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

How to Make Compost: Homemade Fertilizer Made Easy

If you're wondering how to make compost and <i>why</i> -- well, read on for all the dirt. As gardeners can attest, we grow very attached to the stuff. In fact, when I moved to my new house many years ago, I took the dirt from my previous place with me, shoveling it into huge bags and hauling it on the …

Gardening

18 Reasons You Should Start Looking for Another Job

Thinking it's time to quit? Here are a few signs it might be time to move on from your current position.<p>The alarm clock goes off bright and early on Monday morning. What's your reaction? Are you ready to tackle the day head-on? Or do you hit the snooze button and dread getting out of bed?<p>If you're …

Game of Thrones

Want To Lose Weight ? Train The Brain,Not The Body

Obesity is the major problem among people these days. But instead of various efforts no one gets win over the obesity.<p>And also this is not a problem …

Fitness

Discovering ketosis: how to effectively lose weight

<i>Here is a chart of my weight vs. time in the past 16 months or so:</i><p>The chart was generated from a data-set weight.2015.csv by the script date-weight.r …

Nutrition

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

How to Lose Upper Body Weight Fast

Carrying excess upper body weight, especially in the belly area, can be dangerous for your health. It's understandable to want to lose the weight …

Fitness

Telomere length in early life predicts lifespan

• Ricklefs RE,<br>• Wikelski M<p>(2002) The physiology/life-history nexus.Trends Ecol Evol 17:462–468.<p>Sahin E,<br>• Depinho RA<p>(2010) Linking functional decline of …

Biology

13 Motivational Quotes that Will Fuel Your Success

These quotes helped me to keep moving forward from massive debt to a seven-figure business. Read them when you need inspiration and practical advice.<p>On the long, arduous road to success, quitting often looks like an attractive option.<p>Use these quotes, not only keep you going, but also as a source …

Motivation

How to Get Your Team to Be More Creative

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

6 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge -- there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until they're executed, how efficiently you use your time is as important as anything else in business.<p>I've become fascinated by productivity secrets because …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Healthy Eating

The Best Technology for Meditation

When you think of meditation, you probably don’t think of technology. We’ve been taught to power off our electronics when we’re trying to decompress, but now a few companies are using gadgets to help you clear your mind and improve your mood faster and more efficiently than traditional meditation …

The Best Diet for a Lifetime of Healthy Joints

Joints are an amazing part of your body – they allow you to run, paint a picture, ride a bicycle or do housework. And most people don’t think about …

Nutrition