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Wide Path Camper Camping Trailer is Designed for Bikes

We have features many great camping trailers, but if you have a preference for cycling, the following Wide Path Camper camping trailer may draw your …

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

Nutrition

This food bank doesn’t want your junk food. Good.

Nancy Roman, president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, has been overwhelmed by cake. Week after week, dozens of frosted, layered confections arrive at her warehouse. A 5-year-old might think this is a dream come true. But for Roman, it’s a nightmare.<p>The cakes are donations meant to be passed …

Agriculture

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

Sugar Has a Stronger Effect on Our Brains Than We Even Realised, Study Finds

The complete opposite of what scientists thought.<p>German scientists have discovered that our brains are actively taking in sugar from the blood …

Chef Gizzi Erskine on clean eating: 'When I want a potato, I'll have a f***ing potato'

Necking a grapefruit G&T in a London rooftop bar, cook Gizzi Erskine is tearing into the current trend for ‘clean’ eating. Top of her list of bugbears is the growing number of people claiming to have an intolerance to wheat, dairy or some such condemned major food group.<p>“I want to take handfuls of …

Exercise Matters, But Does It Effectively Promote Weight Loss?

Need to lose weight? <i>Eat less. Move more.</i><p>You've probably heard those guidelines as the simplest requirements for achieving weight loss. But they also happen to be the same methods that increase bodily hunger. If you aren't convinced, try skipping a meal while adding an extra Zumba class to your …

Fitness

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

You've decided to give up diet soda—good idea! Maybe you weren't hitting your weight-loss goals or couldn't stomach that long list of ingredients …

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

Stanford University

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

19 Small Things That Will Make You Wildly Successful | Inc.com

I have had the privilege of working with top leaders in all kinds of businesses. And I have found a definite pattern: their success is primarily the result of small actions repeated over and over.<p>Here are 19 small things that you can do to keep your priorities in line and success within your</b> …

Self-improvement

14 Commandments for a Happy Soul and Life

BY Elyse Santilli September 11, 2015<p><b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your …

The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you

Research shows that focusing on the attainment of happiness is actually self-defeating<p>Lately, I find myself in almost daily conversations with friends and family about happiness. When a friend doesn’t beam from ear to ear, or offer a resounding, “I’m so happy!” during conversations about work, …

Happiness

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Self-improvement

A fitness wearable that actually bears being called intelligent

In an era where we as consumers have suddenly become obsessed with tracking our every activity--from distance covered using GPS to heart rate trends …

Wearable Tech

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Self-improvement

Overcoming a basic psychological barrier could be the difference between earning just enough and getting rich

"The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money," writes self-made millionaire and author of "How Rich People Think," Steve Siebold.<p>Certified financial planner Douglas Obey echoes this belief in his book, "Money & The Human …

Self-improvement

Study: Runners Unsurprisingly Think About How Much They Hate Running While Running

A recently published study confirmed what all non-runners have long since suspected about runners: Even runners find running sucks. The team of researchers at California State University that conducted the study rounded up a group of 10 amateur long-distance runners, ranging from 29-52 who were all …

Would You Like Fries With That Breath?

<b>McMindfulness</b><p>Over the past few years, we have witnessed the explosion of mindfulness and meditation in popular culture. Physicians are referring their stressed-out patients to an eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, panicking children are taking quivering breaths before exams, …

Mindfulness

An exercise scientist told us the biggest mistake people make when they decide to eat healthy

No matter what diet you pick, the problem remains the same: Eventually, it ends.<p>Research shows that the vast majority of people who diet to lose weight end up gaining back some or all of the weight they lost, typically within a few years. And most of us who try lifestyle changes like cutting carbs …

Fitness

How Peter Voogd Went From Zero To A Six-Figure Income In 6 Months

At age 18, he told himself that he’d never work a normal job again. Now Peter Voogd is a millionaire media entrepreneur and best-selling book author. But generating wealth wasn’t always glamorous for Voogd.<p>“I didn’t even have money to go to the drive-thru,” Voogd recalls. His frustration with …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways For Entrepreneurs to Keep The Creative Juices Flowing

No matter what business you are in, chances are the competition is fierce. You probably have a website, you have your marketing, you may even blog, …

Creativity