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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Scientific study says reducing portion size and calories has nothing to do with weight loss

The basic equation for weight loss that we've all long understood goes a little something like this: eating less food + exercise = lose weight.<p>And while the exercise part still stands, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests weight loss actually has a lot …

Nutrition

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p>A lot of …

Operating Systems

Whether You Want to Lose Fat or Gain Muscle, Your Diet Needs This 1 Thing

"Eat more vegetables" is the number one tip you hear from every health coach, trainer, dietitian, doctor, parent, or layperson with any knowledge of health and wellness . . . you see where we're going with this, yes?<p>And believe it or not, it's <i>not</i> just about weight loss. DIAKADI personal trainer and …

Nutrition

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about until now

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exists in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the internet spans the gamut dispensing and gathering a myriad of information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the …

Ernest Hemingway

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

Don't overlook these useful features of your Mac.<p>A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and …

MacOS High Sierra

Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Vegan

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 Accept Yourself, Your Life, And Your Reality

You''ll never be able to create the right reality if you aren't willing to let the wrong reality go.<p><b>Accepting the reality</b> of your life sounds like it should be easy enough. But many, many people <b>hold to a different version.</b> It may be based in regret, disappointment, denial, or just <b>waiting for</b> …

Self-improvement

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Mindfulness

Five Signs You’re at Risk of Living a Mediocre Life

<i></i><i>A mediocre life is one in which you put forth a mediocre effort.</i>In the Bible myth, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, condemned to …

Self-improvement

How to clean your stainless steel appliances

Get your shine on with these easy tips for making your appliances sparkle.<p>Stainless steel is not the kind of surface you just wipe down and forget. You need to protect it from rust, scratches and smudges. Here's how to do all of that -- and incorporate it into your cleaning routine.<p>Once a day<p>Every …

How to make your own homemade energy drink and energy bars - MBR

Fuel your ride as nature intended<p>Many big-name products are little more than overpriced sugar bombs bulked out with cheap, processed fillers. …

Nutrition

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

Time Management

iPhone X: Five things I absolutely love

Other than the big screen and slim bezels.<p>One of the most daring -- and expensive -- phones of 2017, the iPhone X has some great design and software features that attempt to justify the stratospheric $1,000 price. It's got ultraslim bezels and an all-screen face, an excellent camera and …

iOS

4 Things We Think We Need Today that Won’t Matter at All in the Long Run

<i>Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Are you living?</i>On a rainy Sunday morning 15 years ago, as Angel and I were struggling to cope …

Productivity

Get Well Soon! Use This Flu-Season Survival Kit as Your Go-To For All Symptoms

By now you're well aware: the flu this year is freakin' terrible. Even if you got your flu shot, you can still get it, and if you've got it, the symptoms can last for several miserable weeks.<p>While there are antiviral medications you can get from your doctor, the best course of action is usually …

Alternative Medicine

Your Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Chances Of Dying Young

Notice a change in your pulse? You might be at risk<p>Guys often look to their resting heart rate as a marker of their fitness: While a normal resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, endurance athletes can have one that is quite a bit lower.<p>But can your resting heart rate hint at …

Wearable Tech

How to Write a Travel Journal Like a Pro

One of the best ways to immortalize your trip of a lifetime is through a travel journal. Sure, photos and videos are great for capturing special …

Travel

Best romantic road trips: The Amalfi coast, Scotland's North Coast 500, and Normandy

With car rental now available around the world at the click of a button, it's never been easier to hit the road in search of four-wheeled …

10 reasons to visit Abruzzo, Italy's new hot destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Central Italy 's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.<p>Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, could be on the verge of an international tourism boom.<p>With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the …

Italy

The 60 greatest train journeys on Earth

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Fish-oil supplements may do more harm than good, UBC researcher finds

Print<p>Groundbreaking research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is calling into question the value of fish-oil based supplements …

Nutrition

5 Surprisingly Tropical Islands To Visit In Europe

To be honest, even the words “tropical islands to visit in Europe” is guaranteed to garner a few raised eyebrows!<p>Europe is known for being a lot of …

How to hide your iPhone photos and lock them away in the ‘hidden’ folder

You probably have all sorts of fun, sexy and legally questionable photos you’d rather no-one saw.<p>But it would be a shame to let those sinful moments …

The Best Way to Overcome Perfection Is to Change the Way You See It—Here's How

Have you ever tried to take action, such as writing a book, quitting your job, or moving to a new city but you couldn’t get yourself to move forward? …

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're traveling in the US, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are probably on the top of your list of places to see. Outside of big cities, however, there are also tons of smaller, underrated destinations that are totally worth a trip.<p>We asked our colleagues for their favorite, …

National Parks

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 …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Tech Trends

Why micro-actions are the secret to smashing your healthy resolutions

Getting healthy IS possible, as long as you're smart about how you do it.<p>When you decide to get healthy, it's easy to look at your new and improved …