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The One Thing No One Tells You About Low Blood Sugar

Keeping the weakness, shaking, and headaches a bay requires eating more often than you might normally, which can make losing weight an uphill …

Print these out right now.

Whether you're at a complete loss for how to start working out, or your stale sessions could use a little spicing up, we've got a workout poster for …

Strength Training

People with OCD know what to do, they just have trouble doing it

We're learning more about how compulsions work.<p>If you’re pretty sure that it’s going to be cold in the office, you’re likely to throw a sweater in your bag to ward off the chill. It makes sense that those two ideas would be related: if you’re confident about something, it’s natural for your actions …

Mental Health

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

Mental Health

There’s a good excuse to eat chocolate every day

It’s a sweet treat with even sweeter benefits… to your health, experts claim.<p>Eating more chocolate could help ward off the ravages of age – …

Holistic Medicine

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

We all love getting an uninterrupted good night's sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated in the morning. However, each night, millions of …

How Self-Control Works, and How to Boost Your Willpower by Better Understanding It

If we were entirely logical, we'd be able to abandon our bad habits, curb temporary moments of insanity, and practice <i>self-control</i>. Our logic is …

Matt Cutts

How to Start Working Out in the Mornings

The last time you pried yourself out of bed at 6 a.m. for that morning workout felt great: you heard birds chirping; coffee tasted <i>especially</i> amazing; …

Athletic Apparel

This 1 Hack Will Keep Relationships Strong Over Time, According to Psychology | Inc.com

Out of all the things that could contribute to your success, good friends top the list. But surveys show that the number of close friends people have is going down rather than up, with 1 out of every four people having no--that's zero--confidants. You don't have to be part of that statistic.<p>Time is …

FaceTime

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Exercise

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Cooking

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound …

Yogurt Is the Key to Perfect Grilled Chicken

Happy Memorial Day! What are you grilling this afternoon? If your answer is just burgers and hotdogs, may I suggest these chicken kebabs? No, this is …

Food

Always jump to the worst-case scenario? Here’s how to stop

When we obsess about what might possibly happen in the future, our imaginations can easily push us off the edge and into deep waters. Thoughts like these are so prevalent in modern society that psychologists have given them a name: awfulizing.<p>Cognitive psychologist Dr. Albert Ellis, the pioneer of …

Why a bank robber thought covering himself in lemon juice would help him get away with it

One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Later that night, police arrested a surprised McArthur Wheeler. When they showed him …

Psychology

There's a strong link between anxiety and depression, and sleep problems, and it goes both ways

Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. …

Scientists Figured Out the Best Workout for Weight Loss, and We Don't Like It

Cardio-phobes have likely found some relief in the rise of strength training as an expert-approved way to get in shape. I know I have: After kicking …

You Probably Have No Idea Who Your Enemies Are, New Study Suggests | Inc.com

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer," instructs an old standard of Machiavellian wisdom.<p>But new research suggests most of us are failing spectacularly at heeding this advice. Not only do we not keep an eye on our enemies, a recent study published in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> and …

Psychology

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of this kind of worrying at least some of the …

Research

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …

Consciousness

Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging | Inc.com

The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).<p>In an increasingly packed daily schedule, though, carving out the time to …

Exercise

Should You Lift Weights to Lose Weight?

“Muscle weighs more than fat.” You’ve probably heard that phrase a million times before. And although it's false (a pound is a pound), you may have …

Exercise

The 1 Smoothie Recipe You Need to Lose Weight

If you've tried kale in smoothies before but weren't a fan of the earthy flavor, you've got to give this creamy recipe a try. The pineapple not only helps prevent belly bloat, but its strong tangy flavor helps hide the bitterness of the kale.<p>This 350-calorie smoothie not only tastes great, but it …

Healthy Eating

20 Ways to Eat More Protein for Breakfast

If you've ever left home in the morning with nothing but a piece of buttered toast in your stomach, you know just how important eating protein at …

Nutrition

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

This Is Not a Drill: These 5 Healthy Snacks Are Actually Satisfying

The healthiest, most virtuous snack is worth nothing if you don’t want to eat it. After all: You don’t put in max effort during your weekend cycling trip only to wrap up the day with a sad handful of artificially sweetened puffed-air crisps. These days, we approach snacking like we tackle our …

Food

Here's Why You Stop Feeling Sleepy the Second You Get Into Bed

It's an actual sleep problem, but you can fix it.<p>You've been struggling to keep your eyes open all day, staving off yawns during your morning meetings, doing everything you can to keep from dozing off during the mid-afternoon slump, and pushing yourself to power through the end-of-day commute.<p>And …

Sleep