Joanna McCree

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A Cardio Core Workout Way Better Than the Treadmill + Sit-Ups

Cardio is good. Cardio that incorporates core strength at the same time is better. This workout lets you check off both without stepping foot on a …

The best H.I.T.T circuits to do at home

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick high intensity tactical training circuits aimed at enhancing your fitness levels.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

STOP! Before You Rip Your Carpet Up, Learn About the Hardwood Underneath

Today, hardwood floors are a highly desirable home feature, but not long ago, wall-to-wall carpeting was all the rage. Home improvement shows make …

How to Wear Shorts When You're Over Age 30

If you've ever questioned if it's suitable to wear cutoff shorts after age 30, how short is too short, or what to wear <i>with</i> shorts in your 30s, this …

Burn calories fast with these 3 workouts

Why work one muscle at a time when you can work three?<p>These combination exercises from our “Social Star Search” mentor Massy Arias and mentee Chrysten Crockett, will target many different parts of your body — all at the same time. Which simply means you'll burn more calories while getting a faster, …

Workouts

17 Books, Poems, and Songs for Black Healing

It was 1:22 AM on July 8, and I had been dragged out to a Lower East Side dive bar by my colleagues on our last night in New York. Going out felt wrong. Two black men had been needlessly killed by police. Again. Now cops were being slaughtered in our name. It was hard to find something worth …

My Heart is an Unruly Girl: Mandakranta Sen's feminist poems are clippings of womanhood

Before I’m seen as a gallivant switching my trade for pleasure here by trying to do something that in essence, perhaps, is undoable – review poetry – …

Poetry

7 YouTube Workouts You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Some mornings you just can’t drag yourself out of bed when that 7am workout alarm goes off. Maybe you were out later than planned on a fun first date, lost track of time following bloggers on Snapchat or spent the night researching how to land your dream job. Whatever the reason for feeling like a …

How to cope when life seems frightening and upsetting

For many, this year has already felt relentlessly bleak. Political uncertainty, terrorist atrocities and global conflicts are hard to comprehend.<p>But this past month seems to have been even more difficult to bear. More than 50 people have been killed by a gunman in Las Vegas, who opened fire at an …

Mental Health

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

7 Surprising Benefits Of Drinking Warm Water In The Morning

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

The 16 Best Summer Foods to Eat If You're Trying to Lose Weight

They're in season and delicious.<p>If you actually need to lose weight, you'd probably love a magic food that you could eat as much as you want without impacting your weight. Real talk: Anyone who claims they've discovered that is basically doling out bullshit.<p>"There is not a lot of evidence for …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Wall Art

Weight Training for Women- Exercise and Workout!

Weight training has a lot to say for itself and should be adopted as a part of one's daily life, at home and while working around the house. Weight …

How To Be a Basically Healthy Person

Even if we have the best of intentions, the goals we set to get healthy (after this last slice of pizza, of course) sometimes fall by the wayside. It …

10 Delectable Ways to Use Nut Butter

Whether the variety is cashew, almond, peanut, or hazelnut, nuts are perfect for blending into creamy nut butters. Don’t stop at peanut butter; each …

How much sleep should your child get? New sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens

Is your baby, child or teenager getting enough sleep? In new research, the American scientists doled out recommendations for sleep based on age and …

Top 10 Rules You Must Follow To Lose 10 Pounds

Experts say the key to losing weight—and actually keeping off the weight—isn’t a crash diet or starving yourself. Rather, it’s making long-term …

Nutrition

Why a moderate amount of stress is good for you, according to a cognitive neuroscientist

Stress has been linked with a string of issues including depression, dementia and cancer.<p>But Professor Ian Robertson, the author of the book, <i>The</i> …

The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships

Why are we attracted to some people and not to others? Are first impressions accurate? Why do some romantic relationships succeed while others fail? …

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Self-help

There’s a better way to get smarter than brain-training games – Jeffrey M Zacks

Is it just me, or is everybody out there looking for a quick fix? There is something highly compelling about the idea that there is a secret switch …

The Kettlebell Weight Loss Workout

If you want to minimize your time in the gym and maximize your calorie burn and results, grab a pair of kettlebells. Most exercises using the …

Workouts

Fitness: five steps to motivate yourself

It’s one thing to start a new health regime but how do you stick to it? Oliver Burkeman on the art of training your brain<p>It’s often said that getting fit and staying healthy are mainly in the mind: they’re a matter of motivation. What’s less frequently mentioned is that the mind is a uniquely …

Motivation

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Eating One Serving of This Food a Day Could Help You Lose Weight

Hint: They're magical.<p>The newest weight-loss superfood has been right under our, uh, noses all along. New data published in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> confirmed that beans, along with lentils and chickpeas, are proving themselves to be magical fruit indeed.<p>For the study, researchers …

People Are Drinking Vinegar for Weight Loss. Is That Really a Good Idea?

You may have seen someone talk about it on Instagram, or even spotted a vinegar drink in the beverage section of your local health food store. Suddenly people are all about drinking vinegar for weight loss.<p>Vinegar isn't exactly the tastiest thing you can sip, so where did this idea come from? It …

Weight Loss

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …