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Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day | Inc.com

I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at dawn, it was because our third roommate didn't think we could do it. Our competitive side …

Time I

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Self-improvement

The Best Beauty Looks From the 2017 Oscars

Stars gathered at Los Angeles's Dolby Theatre to celebrate the best in film at the 89th annual Academy Awards. And while the star-studded spectacle …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Neuroscience

Humans are born irrational, and that has made us better decision-makers

In the 1970s, two psychologists proved, once and for all, that humans are not rational creatures. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky discovered “cognitive biases,” showing that that humans systematically make choices that defy clear logic.<p>But what Kahneman and Tversky acknowledged, and is all too …

Critical Thinking

Is your liver too fat? Time to put it on a diet

Leslie Beck, a registered dietitian, is based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto.<p>You may not have heard of fatty liver disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to be specific. But chances are, you know someone who has it.<p>As a dietitian in private practice, it's becoming increasingly common for …

Ditch those heart-thumping HIIT sessions: low intensity exercise is the best way to work out

After training for a marathon and sustaining an injury to my sesamoid – a part of my body I never knew I had (it’s a pea-shaped bone in the ball of the foot) – I was gutted to be told I could only do ‘moderate’ exercise.<p>That meant my favourite High- Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions, …

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano (Official Music Video)

7 secrets to NEVER go over your travel budget on your holiday

Money. The eternal issue when it comes to traveling. One problem that I see many people have is spending too much on their vacation – and then coming …

Personal Finance

Your Guide to Who's Performing at Trump's Inauguration

A mix of patriotic balladeers and apolitical acts will take the stage on Thursday and Friday.<p>It is not true, as a lot of commentary would have it, that Donald Trump’s inauguration will feature “no stars.” Some of the entertainers who have signed on to play have, in fact, built their success on …

Donald Trump

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

6 Sleep Habits You Need To Avoid

<b>Getting enough sleep is vital for our health and well-being.</b> Unfortunately, many of us don’t – 35% of the population state that they don’t get a …

These Simple Rules Will Save You A Ton of Travel Stress

Taking these steps before you hit the road will ensure a stress-free adventure, whether business or leisure<p>If you're a frequent business traveler, you've likely picked up a few tips and tricks of your own for getting work done on the road and making time for yourself between meetings.<p>But one of the …

Frequent-flyer Programs

5 Easy Ways to Be Mindful Every Day

Do you ever wonder how much time you spend being in the moment? By this, I mean fully engaged in the very thing you are doing, without your mind wandering in the past or future. I first started thinking about mindfulness when I realized that I was hardly ever in the present moment. Whether I was …

Mindfulness

If it No Longer Serves You or Makes You Happy, Let it Go

I recently lost my best friend... not in the way that is sounds (as in death) but lost them nonetheless. I have been on a personal growth journey for some time now, learning about myself and what I desire in life, how to go after it and what blocks I have mentally and emotionally that have been …

Positive Thinking

Experts Say Essential Oils Can Pose Dangerous Health Risks

Here's how to stay safe.<p>Odds are you know someone who sells essential oils for a multi-level marketing company, and they might just tout them as a miracle remedy for just about everything. While that's a stretch, the plant-derived oils <i>do</i> offer a wide range of benefits — when used properly, that is. …

Essential Oils

10 Pitfalls Keeping You From An Awesome Meditation

There are many guidelines out there for how to meditate. But it’s also good to understand what <i>not</i> to do in meditation. Here are 10 common pitfalls …

Mindfulness Training Leads to Brain Changes in Vets With PTSD

New research shows the promise of mindfulness training for helping veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manage the memories and …

Scientists say this surprising trait could make men more attractive to women

We recently published a list of ways to make yourself more attractive while doing virtually nothing to alter your physical appearance.<p>One of the most …

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Profit

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

14 Paint Colors That Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

These expert-approved hues may be the secret to opening up a minuscule or cramped-feeling room.<p>The right paint color can accomplish a lot — it can flatter everyone in the room, help bring good energy to a space, and even keep you from getting sick. And luckily for small space dwellers, a …

Here's What to Do if You Wake Up Before Your Alarm And Don't Want to Feel Like Crap

Your body already knows the answer.<p>Many of us start the morning with the sound of an alarm. Yet, there’s always that occasional day when you wake up …

Sleep

We Dare You to Try This Ultimate MMA Fighter Workout

Get swoll.<p><i>Esquire UK's personal trainer Harry Jameson gets in shape for Mixed Martial Arts</i><i>:</i><p>MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., ergo the world. To the untrained eye it can look like a couple of guys simply beating the living hell out of each other, but that's far from the truth. …

Martial Arts

Yelp Won’t Pay Employees Enough To Live In San Francisco, So It Will Just Hire People In Arizona Instead

After firing an employee who posted an essay about how little Yelp pays her, the company comes up with a clever, but unhelpful, solution.<p>After posting a heartbreaking open letter to Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppelman about how impossible it was to live on her paltry wages, a Yelp employee named Talia …

California

Apple will not build a backdoor to the iPhone, says Tim Cook in response to FBI court order

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a court order that stipulated Apple must help the FBI break into a phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent.”<p>“The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens …

The 7 Things Every Woman Over 50 Should Do For Better Health

As a woman over 50, you've been riding the hormonal roller coaster. I hope you fastened your seat belt, because three key hormonal issues -- sex hormone imbalances, stress, and thyroid problems -- can make the ride particularly bumpy.<p>First, perimenopause often starts around 40, ushering in a …

Wellness