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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

5 Things They Get Wrong About Christianity

Opinion<p>Posted: Feb 17, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Christianity is …

Carnality and consent: how to navigate sex in the modern world

The past four months has seen a reckoning. After frank discussion about casual hook-ups and uncomfortable encounters, a new understanding of dating is emerging<p>Erin Tillman rarely dates men her own age any more.<p>She is in her late 30s and it is younger men she goes for now, guys who are more relaxed …

College & University

49 Compliments We'd Rather Hear Than "You're Pretty"

<b>Please raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the words: “you’re pretty.”</b> No? Yes? If you identify with the latter—us too. …

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …

Self-help

Childhood Behavioral Concerns: How to Stop Whining in Its Tracks

I love so many things about my children, but there are definitely some things I could live without. Whining is one of those things.<p>Every time I hear …

Google spent years studying effective teams — and one trait stood out

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

How to Build Your Own App If You Don't Know How to Code

<i>In our series</i> Getting It<i>, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here,</i> …

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

Sick? Try these Restorative Yoga Poses | Life of Liberté | Liberté Chan KTLA 5 | Los Angeles Fashion Influencer

While I made it through the holidays without getting the flu, I was slammed by sickness over the weekend. The first sign of the horrible cold that is …

Is sex the answer to your relationship woes?

Michele Weiner-Davis, the marriage-guidance counsellor, explains why she thinks having sex – even if you don’t feel like it – is the foundation of a happy relationship<p>How does it make you feel when your partner is cold and distant? Or when they’re critical and prickly? Does it make you want to rip …

TED Talks

57 LAW OF ATTRACTION TIPS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT ABUNDANCE

<b>If you get one thing out of this blog post,</b> <b>get that manifesting abundance does not have to be hard</b>. In fact, it’s quite the opposite as you’ll soon …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

1 Powerful Question Emotionally Intelligent People Always Ask

You have to phrase it just the right way.<p>What should you say when an employee is struggling at work, your friend or partner is going through a tough time, or your child is having a hard time in school or at sports? You can make nearly any situation better with this simple question: "What can I do …

Self-improvement

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Innovation

Never Be Embarrassed for Standing for the Truth

<b>“It is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!” (1 Peter 4:16 NLT).</b>You should never be …

11 EXPERTS REVEAL SECRETS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Twenty-six experts from around the world were asked about what most people do not know about the subconscious mind and the answers were …

Lessons from a 1980s New York party girl and Warhol muse

Photographed by everyone from Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino to Annie Leibovitz, Michel Comte, and Bill King, to name just a few, Dianne Brill was at the very heart and soul of the New York scene in the 1980s and 90s as a creative coterie of artists, musicians, and writers …

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

1<p>Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when choosing a contractor?<p><b>A:</b> Number one: choosing the contractor based solely on price. It may …

A Secret Faith Is a Shallow Faith

<b>“Jesus asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man answered, ‘Teacher, I want to see’ ” (Mark 10:51 NCV).</b>Go public with your goals …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit

In 1970, Robert K. Greenleaf wrote a classic that has stood the test of time. One of the practices in his book defines the best leaders today.<p>In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at …

Leadership

The Iceberg Illusion: What People Don’t See

Success is an iceberg. There is what people see on the surface: confidence, wealth, beauty, relationships, seniority. Then there is what people don’t …

10 Quotes From 'The Alchemist' That Outline How We Should Live Our Lives

Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist," a fable about following your dreams, has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide in more than 50 different …

The Comeuppance for Evangelicals Who Sold Their Souls to Trump Is Coming

This Advent season, while watching Donald Trump in front of a garishly green-and-red banner which proclaims “Make America Great Again,” take the …

Faith

Thelonious Monk’s 25 Tips for Musicians (1960)

Stories of idiosyncratic and demanding composers and bandleaders abound in mid-century jazz—of pioneers who pushed their musicians to new heights and …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Self-improvement

The Best Response to the Tricky Interview Question 'Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?' (Most Answer Incorrectly)

How you answer this question reveals critical information, and your response will shape what is possible for you in the future.<p>Last week, I discussed how best to answer the question "Why do you want to work here?" I shared what interviewers hear when you provide typical responses and how to craft …

Employment