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Successful People Tell Themselves These 7 Things on a Daily Basis

Sometimes, becoming successful is just a matter of willing it into existence.<p>Successful people tend to have very positive inner dialogues.<p>They know how to nurture their own personal growth. They believe they can do whatever it is they set their mind to. But most of all, they believe in …

Self-improvement

The Number One Thing You Need to Do to Lose Weight Forever, According to Experts

Want to lose a little—or a lot—of weight? Forget the get-slim-quick gimmicks and magic bullets and follow the advice of these weight loss pros …

Fitness

Is It Possible To "Boost" Your Immune System?

With the flu making news headlines, and everyone around you taking sick days, you may be grasping at anything that says it will "boost" your immune …

Immune System

This Beachbody Trainer Explains How Many Sets and Reps You Need to Do For Weight Loss

By now, you probably know that strength training is a necessity if you're trying to lose weight. Just in case you needed one more reason to believe it, Autumn Calabrese, Beachbody Super Trainer and creator of 80-Day Obsession, confirms this to be true.<p>"Muscle requires more fuel to function than fat …

Fitness

I Gained 30 Pounds of Muscle and Grew the Butt of My Dreams

"I was tired of being the little, bitty, petite girl."<p>I started running track when I was 9 years old, and continued to run all the way through …

Fitness

This Is How Many Calories Lisa Ate Every Single Meal to Lose 40 Pounds

When Lisa saw pictures of herself in 2016, she almost couldn't recognize the woman staring back at her. She was inspired to turn her life around, so she embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Rather than do it alone, she joined an online weight-loss community called Fit Girl's Guide. Lisa is now 40 …

Fitness

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Lose Weight by Planning Ahead With These 45 Lunch Meal-Prep Ideas

Maybe you've been meal prepping like a badass for years, or maybe you're just starting this week. Wherever you are in your meal-prep journey, here are some delicious, nourishing lunch ideas for inspiration. We're already looking forward to lunch next week!

Healthy Eating

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

Workouts

10 Signs You're Healthy — Regardless of What the Scale Says

When most of us think about our health, we seem to focus on our weight alone and where we may fall on the BMI index. Or oftentimes, we judge ourselves by the most demanding of critics, the one in our own mirrored reflection. However, there are numerous signs that can safely gauge your health that …

Wellness

4 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Doctors Swear By To Get Flat Abs Fast

Shutterstock<p>Inflammation is one of the leading causes of weight gain, and it’s something that affects so many people without them ever realizing it! …

Fitness

Do You Need Tamiflu for the Flu?

This year is proving to be a challenging one when it comes to fighting the flu. As of January 13, this season's flu is responsible for more than …

Public Health

50 Classic Movies Everyone Should Watch in Their Lifetime

Worth a watch—or two or three<p>Here it is: A by-no-means-exhaustive list of 50 movies everyone should watch at least once. Before you dive in, we …

Country Lifestyle

If You Want to Diminish Belly Fat, Eat Any of These 32 Delicious Dinners

If you're one of those people who tend to carry weight in their belly, you can do something about it! While hundreds of crunches aren't exactly the answer, what you put in your mouth is. Certain foods are proven to diminish belly fat, like whole grains, MUFAs like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive …

Healthy Eating

The 4 Exercises That Unexpectedly Helped Me Zap Away My Stubborn Belly Fat

Ever since I was a kid, my family has (cruelly) reminded me that I didn't inherit the "hourglass figure" genes, so I was convinced for a long time that I would never be able to get rid of the extra belly on my midsection. I tried everything from Pilates and HIIT cardio to waist trainers and juice …

Incorporated

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

How to Make Egg Drop Soup Out of Any Broth

If you can boil water and scramble eggs, you can make egg drop soup.<p>Post-work dinner is my laziest cooking—it must be lightning fast and without much additional shopping. Most nights that means scrambled eggs and toast or empty-out-the-fridge soup, but lately it’s been a combination of both: egg …

Breakfast

If You Want to Burn Fat, Here's Why You Might Want to Skip the Run and Go For a Walk

While nothing compares to the calorie-burning power of going for a run or lifting some heavy-ass weights, don't discount the huge benefits of walking for weight loss! Many experts, including celeb trainer Harley Pasternak, say one of the best ways to stay active is to walk and get more steps in …

Fitness

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Psychology

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

Recipes

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Productivity

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

Take a Harvard Course on Buddhism for Free

If you’ve ever had an interest in learning about Buddhism, now is the perfect opportunity. You can take a Harvard University course on the beliefs, …

Meditation

10 Foods That Unclog Arteries In A Totally Natural Way!

Blocked arteries are extremely dangerous as they can lead to stroke, a brain aneurysm or even heart failure.<p><b>Here are 10 superfoods that can help you</b> …

Nutrition

28 Essential Southern Recipes and How to Make Them from Scratch

A vision of Southern cooking includes platters of biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and sweet tea on porches — all very accurate. But Southern …

Cooking

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Katharine Hepburn’s brownies are as badass as she was

Photo: Ernest Bachrach/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images. Inset: Kevin Pang<i>In Celebrity Recipes, we tackle a favorite recipe from a beloved star,</i> …

Dessert

20 Snacks That Burn Fat

What you eat between meals matters more than you think. These choices boost metabolism and help you lose weight fast.

Healthy Eating

Pretend You're Good At It

A while back, I met up with my pal Jenny Lawson, who was in town recording the audiobook version of her memoir, <i>Let's Pretend This Never Happened</i>. I …

Self-help