Irina Kagan

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Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

10 minutes to a flatter, firmer belly

This 10-minute routine from <i>Prevention’s</i> new Fit in 10: Slim and Strong—for Life! program will help you tone and strengthen your deepest core muscles for a flatter, firmer belly. It combines highly effective Pilates work with essential corrective exercises to help you reactivate weak belly muscles …

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

Who says you need an expensive gym membership to get fit?<p>If you're looking to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

12 Time-Efficient and Effective Exercises You're Not Doing

What are the most important things you need in a workout? The two that will give you the most bang for your buck are time-efficient, effective …

5 Addictively Motivating Fitness Apps

From 7-Minute Workouts to Downward Facing Dogs, these iPhone and Android apps will get you off your keister<p>BEST FOR RUNNERS Zombies, Run!<p>In a running rut? Try “Zombies, Run!” Functioning like an interactive audio book, the app transforms a simple jog into a mission to save a zombie-ravaged world. …

Apps

9 Books That Will Make You a Better Person

Self-help books often get a bad rap for being cheesy and out-of-touch. But, it’s undeniable that personal reflection and growth are critical elements …

Meditation for Stress Relief

It's not much fun to live in an environment that's stressful, pressurizing and completely inferior to your well-being. For some, this environment is at their workplace, while others might find it hard to find peace within their own home -- I'm looking at you, parents.<p>America is known for being a …

Meditation

The Self-Help Books That Changed My Life

I'll admit it. I'm a self-help book junkie. I've been reading them for years and have at least a dozen personal development books on my "to read" …

Self-improvement

How to Get an Ivy League Education--for Free

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

How To Fight Depression Naturally: 6 Steps To Antidepressant Lifestyle

<i>September 17, 2016</i><p>Every episode of major depression doubles the risk that there will be another one. Wonder how to fight depression naturally and …

5 Things That Will Make Your Meditation Practice A Million Times Easier

I recently went hiking with a friend who was visiting Los Angeles from New York. On our trek, she started telling me about how tough it is for her to …

Meditation

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

Why Are Millennials So Unhappy? Because They Can't Stop Thinking About This

Know a Millennial who seems unsatisfied and unhappy? This could be why.<p>The jury's out. Being in your late 20s can kinda suck. Even though Millennials actively tout their picture-perfect lives on social media, things aren't always so rosy on the other side of the screen.<p>Studies find that the concept …

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

Success

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

Psychology

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

Why Staying Motivated Really Is Half the Battle

Whenever you want to accomplish in life, talent and skill will play a big role in your success or failure. But playing an equal role is your motivation. Nothing of value can be achieved or accomplished without being properly motivated to reach your goals. Without motivation, you are destined to …

Motivation

4 Meditation Tips For the First Timer

From a guy who trained as a Buddhist monk for 10 years.<p>Life can be incredibly stressful. If the tried-and-true methods for dealing with it—whiskey, some exercise, moving to another country and changing your name—aren't working, you might want to consider meditation.<p>Andy Puddicombe knows that you …

98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

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7 Yoga Poses to Help You Poop

Our favorite: ‘Wind-removing’ pose.<p>Can’t quite remember the last time going #2 felt like, well, second nature? While it may be tempting to reach for some OTC relief, consider hitting the yoga mat instead.<p>Can yoga poses really help?<p>“Movement in general is important for stimulating the bowels to help …

Bestselling business author Dan Pink shares 2 simple exercises to make work bearable if you hate your job

Maybe you feel like the work doesn't play into your skills and strengths; maybe your boss is a bully. Just because you're miserable doesn't necessarily mean you can up and leave without another gig lined up.<p>Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies for making the most of a negative work …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly shifts into “survival …

Mindfulness

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

This 5-Minute Meditation Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate twenty-first-century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super-useful; it's what causes us to act fast …

The 18 Best Motivational Books Everyone Should Read

We asked our readers to name the motivational books that have inspired them. These are the 18 reads they loved the best.<p>Three years ago, I identified the "Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time," but with a twist: I left the No. 1 spot blank and asked Inc.com readers to name their favorite.<p>In …