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Torch Your Butt, Waist, and Legs With These Curve-Enhancing Moves

Achieving an hourglass figure isn't in the cards (or genes) for many of us, but we <i>can</i> enhance what we've got. With a combination of proper nutrition and exercise, it's possible to reach the physique you're aiming for. But you should also keep in mind that you won't get there by simply targeting …

Workouts

Michael Pollan recommends 4 books that will change the way you think about your brain

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma appeared on The Ezra Klein Show to discuss his new book about the science of psychedelics.<p>Michael Pollan’s work has mostly focused on what we eat and why, most famously in his 2006 book <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>. That book’s advice — Eat food. Not too much. Mostly …

Barnes & Noble

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Strength Training for Beginners – Here's How You Get Started

Though your mind may be ready to plunge into a weight loss program, your body may not be on the same page. Sure, you want to make up for lost time, …

Exercise

These Collagen Supplements Deliver Plumper, Better-Looking Skin

Collagen has been a hot topic in the world of wellness and beauty for years now. Here's what we know about it. First off, it's a protein that occurs …

Skin Care

8 Natural Ways To Treat An Overactive Bladder

About a year ago, I began noticing I was getting up several times a night to pee. Once I thought about it, I realized I was peeing a lot during the …

13 books you should read before you get married

Getting married is a major milestone. It means making (hopefully) permanent room in your heart for someone else and committing to loving, supporting, nurturing, and defending your partner through thick and thin for the rest of your life.<p>It's no easy feat. Fortunately, authors and experts have …

Books

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

Alameda County

The world's most fascinating abandoned islands

Nothing captures the imagination quite like an abandoned place. The search term “abandoned places near me” has soared since 2014 and there's even a name for it: “ruin porn”.<p>So check nobody is looking and sneek a peek at these fascinating islands...<p>Hashima Island/Gunkanjima, Japan<p>James Bond fans …

21 Amazing New Books You Need To Read This Spring

Spring into reading a brand-new book!

7 books every job hunter should read before sending out résumés

It doesn't matter whether you're a college student or a mid-level professional — making a career change can be intimidating.<p>Sure, sending out cover letters and going on job interviews is panic-inducing. But perhaps the scarier part is figuring out what you <i>really</i> want to do and how you can best …

How these face-changing 'super serums' can be your one quick step to better-looking skin

Whenever experts get on to ‘step four’ of their skincare ‘regimen’, I have to stop them. Not only is the word ‘regimen’ a uniquely joy-sapping Americanism that can only ever be spoken in a Californian whine, but step three is as far as I’ll go with daily skincare.<p>I don’t want to look like human …

Skin Care

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Tamal Ray's recipe for honey and almond brittle biscuits

The act of caramelising sugar, with its blowtorches and crystallisation points, can seem intimidating to the novice baker. Although the chemical reaction itself is complex, transforming a homogenous jumble of simple sucrose molecules into a thousand new forms, the actual process is a simple …

Dessert

What is a vegan? Beginners guide to foods you can't eat, the health effects and what not to ask

Veganism is on the march. With now more than half a million vegans in the UK, what does it actually mean?<p>It might seem obvious what being vegan is, …

Plant-Based Diet

The Secret Key to Making this New Year Your Best Year Yet

Deepak Chopra, M.D.Making a New Year’s resolution is an optimistic way to look forward, and millions of people follow the custom. Studies have shown …

Why Are the Danes so Happy? Because their Economy makes Sense

The World Happiness Report puts Danes consistently in the top tier. Twice in the past four years Denmark came in first. Danes also report more …

The recipe for happiness and success? Try compassion

<b>Programming note:</b> CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta introduces us to leaders and volunteers behind inspiring organizations in a one-hour, prime-time special airing Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with …

Happiness

This Simple Ancient Japanese Technique Can Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Under 10 Minutes

Researchers taught this acupressure technique to nurses and measured their stress levels before and after one month of daily practice.<p>They found that …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

Put Your Shoulders in Place: Progressive Posture Alignment, Part 3

Welcome to week three of my four-week program for better posture and alignment. The focus of this week is shoulder alignment.<p>Miss a week? Click to …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Humanity

24 Books Becoming Movies this Year

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books—fiction and nonfiction—into films. If you want to prepare yourself for these literary movies, look no further: We've compiled a …

Books

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the longlist for the £30,000 award was announced.<p>In an interview with the Guardian about the longlist, which …

Books

5 Ways Mindfulness Helps You Confront the Fear of Death, as Proven By Science

In the West we tend to fear getting older, as though life is being extinguished before we pass away.<p>As Carl Jung, the psychiatrist turned …

30 Self-Reflection Questions That Will Make You Reevaluate Your Life

As each month flies by and we ask ourselves, "What have I been doing with my life?," we're struck with a little panic. But the passing of time doesn't have to scare us if we check in with ourselves regularly.<p>Self-reflection is vital for self-improvement. By acknowledging your concerns, needs, and …

Self-Reflection

Should I Take a Probiotic? If So, Which One?

By Franziska Spritzler<p>Probiotics have received a lot of attention recently.<p>These living organisms have been credited with providing all kinds of …

Wellness

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a …

The best places to eat and drink in Gothenburg, Sweden

Discover our pick of the 9 best places to eat and drink in Gothenburg, Sweden, from the biggest cinnamon buns in town, to coffee geekery at its …

Ice Cream