Ioanna Lampropoulou

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Visual proof that overland motorcycling is the best way to travel

1. Riding is the most engaging way to travel.<p>As opposed to being isolated from the environment in which you travel. Travelling in a car, bus, or …

10 Habits of People Who Love to Work Out

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12 Strategies to Help You Feel Happier

Try a combination of the following blues-busting strategies, and your life view can brighten up in no time<p>Shutterstock<p>Mike Genevie was the kind of guy who always came ready with a joke.<p>But when his relationship with his girlfriend went sour, his sunny outlook on life turned overcast.<p>“She stopped …

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Lessons are learned every day -- or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can’t Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster. New research shows it can help boost creativity; another review found it could reduce symptoms of …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

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How To Meditate (Even If You're Really Impatient)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Odds are good that you’re one of the 90.6 percent of Americans that have not meditated in the past 12 months. Despite its many proven benefits, meditation is easy to brush off -- who really wants to spend time om-ing when they could be tackling a to-do list? Plus, …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

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The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress

Whether it’s in your hips, hamstrings, or all in your head, tension has a way of accumulating as we hustle through the day-to-day. But there are ways …

Use These Workouts to Combat the Physical Stress of Sitting Too Long

Increasingly, the workforce is dominated by people who spend their days sitting. This is terrible for you. These exercises can help reduce the …

8 Things You Can Do to Practice Self-Acceptance

According to my yoga teacher, "Whatever you practice, you get good at. If your habit is to compare, judge, and criticize yourself, then you'll get better and better at it. You'll strengthen your habit."<p>What are you practicing? What are the scripts you repeat to yourself over and over again? Are …

What a Dying Patient Taught a Burned-Out Doctor

Every doctor has patients we will remember forever for the experiences they bring: the first baby we deliver, the first heart murmur we detect, the first surgery we perform on our own.<p>Every doctor also has patients we will remember forever for the other kinds of experiences they bring: complaints …

Feeling Burned Out? Here Are 5 Essential Strategies to Replenish

<i>[image source: istock.com]</i><p>Have you lost your passion? Sometimes, at the end of the day, do you come home from work and find that you are emotionally and even physically drained, overwhelmed and completely exhausted?<p>If you can answered "yes," then you might be in (or fast approaching) a state of …

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated<p>Time to drink up—and we don’t mean heading to the nearest happy hour. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced her latest stay-healthy initiative with a Partnership for a Healthier America: Drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy …

7 Awesome Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Knock out muscle pain with the foam roller.<p>Aching muscles can last for days, so speed up your recovery by rolling them out. These seven exercises from <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i> only take 10 to 15 minutes. Grab a foam roller—like the LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller—and do them after a workout, …

Get a Flat Belly in 4 Weeks

Score gorgeous abs fast with this fat-blasting core workout from Tracy Anderson.

Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

View On One Page<p>ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>Start Slideshow<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt …

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves -- from easy to insane -- …

10 Tips To Really Succeed After Graduating

When you graduate, getting that first job seems like the only thing that matters. That is, until you work at it a while, and you realize that getting paid to use your degree–which once made you feel so lucky and satisfied–doesn’t equate to professional or personal happiness. Suddenly, you’re not …

Is Chocolate Really Better Than Sex?

Both men and women said that chocolate gave them the most pleasure out of all food. But when it came to ranking each item on a happy-inducing scale, women rated food slightly higher than they rated sex, while men did the opposite. Plus, 23 percent of women said that food actually gave them more …

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

With my new book, <i>Nothing Changes Until You Do</i>, just released I've been reflecting a bit on the whole experience of writing this new book and now putting it out into the world. As with my previous two book writing and launching experiences, it has been exciting, challenging, fun, vulnerable, and …

21 Ways to Have WAY More Fun with Masturbation

<i>Check out 14 mind-blowing facts about orgasms in our animated video:</i><p><b>2. Get Your Girls In On the Action</b> <br>Here's a little known secret: Nipplegasms exist! So get your breasts involved—you just might surprise yourself.<p><b>3. Invest in a Sex Toy</b><br>You've heard of the infamous Rabbit but have you heard about …

DIY Mosaic Projects With Which You Can Change Your Home’s Décor

Creating custom features for your home is what makes interior decorating so fun and interesting. You get to choose the tiles for the bathroom, the …

25 DIY Ways Of Using Rope For A Vintage Look

Rope is such a simple and apparently rough item, yet it can help create some really interesting looks if used creatively. In this article we’re going …

Roundup: 11 Inspiring Do-It-Yourself Projects With Leather

Wanting to incorporate leather into your life, but unsure how to do it? Here are 11 do-it-yourself projects using leather that range on a scale from …

Hanging Vase Display

It's no secret that we love flowers here at the studio. We would probably have them on every surface of the house if we could, so we are always …

DIY Storage Ottoman

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or …