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A bleak study of 'Biggest Loser' contestants reveals how grueling weight loss is — here are 5 key tips for succeeding

Six years after the show ended, 13 out of 14 contestants in the study had regained a significant amount of weight. Four of them are heavier today than they were before the show began.<p>The results highlight a disheartening reality: Losing weight is hard work, but keeping it off is harder — especially …

Weight Loss

11 Simple Ways To Be A Little More Organized--and A Lot More Productive

Small steps can make a big difference<p>Meet Marvin. He seems really smart, but he's also very messy. He always has trouble finding documents. His pile of papers seems to defy gravity. His computer screen is filled with random files; he seems to have every application open. He's always at least 3 …

The Anatomy of a Personality

In the Enneagram system of personality, one of the 9 types is our main one. We also have a special connection to four other types: our two wings and …

7 Expert-Backed Tips For How To Make A New Habit Permanent

Now you have an excuse to take a vacation.<p>If you've ever set out to transform your fitness habits, you probably know that achieving consistency can be a terribly difficult feat -- it's always easy to find an excuse to stay in bed or retreat to the couch with a glass of wine.<p>But if humans are …

Happiness

33 Texts That Will Make You Laugh Way Harder Than You Should

Every. Single. Time.

14 Questions Job Candidates Should Ask to Impress Interviewers in 2017

Ever wonder what kinds of questions you should ask hiring managers in 2017 interviews? Here are some that'll make their ears perk up and listen.

Employment

Insight into the 90 Day Claim Rule

In the recent Picerne Construction Corp v. Castellino Villas matter, the Court interprets former Civ Code 3115 (regarding deadlines to record a claim…

Construction

To Create a Better To-Do List, Try This Technique

Stay focused and zoned in on the tasks at hand.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s …

16 bad habits that are sabotaging your productivity

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 16 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.<p><i>Aaron Taube contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>

Time Management

The Data Against Kant

THE history of moral philosophy is a history of disagreement, but on one point there has been virtual unanimity: It would be absurd to suggest that we should do what we couldn’t possibly do.<p>This principle — that “ought” implies “can,” that our moral obligations can’t exceed our abilities — played a …

Leadership Reboot: 4 Ways We Sabotage Our Own Authority

It doesn’t take a study to know that the link between effective leadership and employee engagement runs deep. But it’s a lot of fun to use a superhero or television show or zombies to glean pointers from; sometimes it’s easier for a hero in comic-book spandex (men or women) than someone in a …

8 Tricks That Help You Beat Burnout--Even While Working Crazy Hours

Just because you have a stressful job doesn't mean you have to feel stressed.<p>It's Friday evening. Are you invigorated? Exhausted from a trying week? Or maybe still working, either at your desk or using a mobile device?<p>You know all about the dangers of burnout. You even know that working too many …

Everything You Need To Know about How To Eliminate Excess Body Fat.

Losing stomach and face fat changes your appearance -- and improves your health.<br>The body deposits excess calories as fat in a layer under the skin …

Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

Scientists may have found a way to prevent one of the most terrifying things about surgery

Doctors currently have no perfectly reliable way of ensuring patients are adequately unconscious before an operation begins. Although rare, the uncertainty sometimes results in traumatic experiences of patients "waking up" during surgery.<p>Using a technique that measures electrical impulses in the …

Consciousness

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Why Is the 21 Day Fix Diet Blowing Up Online—and Does It Actually Work?

We decode those colorful containers for you.<p>Drop up to 15 pounds in just three weeks? The 21 Day Fix claims to help anyone do just that. And evidently, people are intrigued. According to Google, the weight-loss trend was one of the most searched diets in 2015 and spiked on Pinterest by a whopping …

17 Ways You're Stretching Wrong

The best-feeling part of your workout could be ruining all your hard work.<p>Ask five trainers at your gym, and you can bank on five different answers about how and when to stretch. That's because there's a ridiculous amount of conflicting science on proper stretching techniques — and most people were …

6 common exercise tips you just shouldn't listen to

Call me a freak, but I like exercising. I’ve been into it since I was a teenager and my mom dragged me to my first morning yoga class. I’m now one of …

How I changed after a month without sugar, wheat, dairy and alcohol

Cue the <i>Rocky</i> theme song! I’m in the home stretch of my month without alcohol, sugar, wheat, processed foods and dairy. This past week was arguably …

Nutrition

Coke’s Dilemma

A recent investigative series in the <i>New York Times</i> found that Coca-Cola gave millions of dollars in undisclosed support for research to highlight …

Everything You Know About Getting Things Done is Wrong

I remember finding out early in life that there were two kinds of people in the world: list makers and not. I was always in the “not” group. I could …

10 at-home workouts you can do with 1 kettlebell

Kettlebells are great for making your workout routines more challenging and creative. Kettlebells offer unique advantages over dumbbells, because the …

Three Strategies For Closing The Generational Gap At Your Company

When considering the generation gap that most organizations are seeing, we first have to remember that this is not the first time that we have had multiple generations in the workplace at a single given time. While it may be true that there are indeed some differences between generations, many …

Why the calorie is broken

There’s a serious problem with the way we measure food – and it may mean you’re consuming much more than you realise. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of the podcast Gastropod report.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, …

Nutrition

If You Warn Dieters How Unhealthy A Food Is, They'll Just Eat More Of It

By Claudia McNeilly<p>You might remember this ad from the city's Bloomberg era: An overweight man sits on a stool as he faces the camera; his right leg appears to be amputated below the knee. It was a jarring PSA from New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, popping up in subway cars …

Nutrition

13 Problems Only Extroverted Introverts Understand

Having to reply to every Facebook invite with "interested" because who knows how you'll feel at 8:59 p.m. on Friday?<p><b>1. Going to a party because you want to be around people, but then wanting to jump into a nearby garbage can when someone tries to make small talk with you.</b> "I didn't come to this …

10 Signs That Your Boss Is a Manager vs. a Leader

Are you frustrated with your boss's inability to lead you? Well put that frustration on pause because your boss may be a manager and not necessarily a leader.<p>Yes, there is a huge difference and understanding some of those nuances allows you to set the right expectations as it relates to your …

Leadership