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The 3-Day Workout Program to Build Muscle Endurance and Get in Fighting Shape

In a sport as relentlessly demanding as MMA, any competitive fighter needs to have a huge base of raw strength and conditioning to endure five rounds …

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated

Here's what leaders and employees can do together to boost employee engagement and motivation.<p>If you haven't heard, it's worth repeating: Gallup revealed that in 2015, only 32 percent of U.S. workers were considered "engaged" in their jobs, meaning they were involved in, enthusiastic about, and …

The 9 Books Every Female Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship comes with many challenges and just as many opportunities to learn from those who came before you. There are now countless books, podcasts and online courses and challenges to push you outside your comfort zone.<p>But female entrepreneurs face many unique challenges, particularly …

Self-improvement

4 critical (and common!) 401(k) mistakes to avoid

Relatively few workers in America have pensions these days, so it's increasingly up to the workers to provide for their own retirements. Employers help to some degree, often by providing workplace-based retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s. It's great to have a 401(k), but that's not enough. You …

Retirement

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Plants

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Self-improvement

Plant Basil With Tomatoes for a Natural Pest Repellant (and Other Garden Tricks)

Here in North America, it’s time to think about planting (if you haven’t already), and the Old World Garden Farm suggests a garden pair that makes a …

What Spouses Should Know About Social Security

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Spousal benefits are designed to provide retirement income to spouses who either didn't work much, or whose own Social Security retirement benefit is disproportionately small compared to that of their spouse. Depending on the age at which you claim spousal benefits, the amount …

Retirement

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …