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5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

<i>Photo courtesy of Nikki Stone.</i><p>If you break out in a cold sweat or even feel butterflies when you think about standing in front of others for a presentation or interview, you are not alone. Fear of public speaking is estimated to affect 75 percent of adults. Rethinking the way we perceive stress may …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

What's The Most Effective Length for Interval Repetitions?

A meta-analysis finds that 3- to 5-minute intervals produce the biggest VO2max boost.<p>Every once in a while, I get a reminder that Twitter really can be useful. In this case, it was a tweet from Andy Jones pointing out an interesting detail in a new study that I might otherwise have missed. The …

Exercise

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

Dehydration, 8 glasses a day and more - WH busts the myths and discovers the facts about our favorite drinkable staple<p>Take a look around. Right this very second there's a water bottle within a 10-foot radius of where you're sitting. How did it get there? A drop of physiological need mixed with an …

5 Traits of a Good Relationship

Once we really check into what it takes to be happy with ourselves, we can really illuminate that light in our relationships, too.<p>Personally, I used to have a high ideal as to what it took for me to be happy on my own, let alone wanting to meet someone who was supposed to make me feel good.<p>Bit by …

5 Tips for Staying Motivated for Your First 5K

Making running a habit is tough for beginners but here's how to do it to make it stick.<p><i>Amanda asks: I'm training for my very first 5K and I'm having trouble sticking to my training routine. Any suggestions for how I can stay motivated?</i><p>Congratulations on starting training and welcome to running! …

Marathons

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

They're WAY better than the store-bought versions<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 different …

Erase Bad Memories In Your Sleep

Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear.<p>While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can be recalled later on. Under the influence of Ambien, sleep has been shown to improve recall of bad …

Train - The Running Bug

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

The Brain

What’s More Effective: Heavy Weights, Plyos Or Circuits?

<i>One study tries to answer the question that runners always ask.</i><p>There are various types of resistance training that runners do. Among them are heavy …

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

Simple Tips for a Happy Relationship

<b>1. Try something new together.</b><p>Be creative and find new and interesting things to do together. Though it takes a little energy, the rewards are worth it. Preferably choose something that neither of you have ever tried. This adds to the relationship, the fun of exploring new things together.<p>These are …

Losing Weight: 30 Minute Workouts Are More Effective, Study Finds

The rationale? Scientists believe that the shorter workout stints left subjects with more energy and motivation to live healthier lifestyles, while …

Nutrition Research Roundup and What It Means for You

The latest information reveals how to eat and drink for better running.<p><b>CONSUME MORE C</b><b><br>The News:</b> Researchers at Technical University of Munich compared the vitamin C intake of 185 runners after the Munich Marathon against their incidents of upper-respiratory-tract infections. Those who consumed less …

Nutrition

Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven't)

This week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like <i>The Adventures of</i> …

How social media has ruined backpacking through Europe

For Canadians, backpacking Europe is a rite of passage. Unlike package tours, backpacking is a struggle, full of discovery and disappointment and chance connections. It is about late-night conversations in a Berlin bar with someone who lived in the communist east or balancing a baguette on your …

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Might Reverse Cell Aging, Study Suggests

Eat whole foods. Exercise. Meditate. Rely on supportive family and friends. All of these things have been linked, whether independently or together, with better health. And now, a new study shows it's never too late to start reaping the benefits of changing to healthy lifestyle -- and that those …

Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

<b>Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say.</b><p>The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect.<p>But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is …

University of London

Make Your Idle Screen Useful with These Fun, Functional Screensavers

Remember screensavers? Every major OS still has them, and while their original purpose—to avoid burn-in on monitors from long periods of use—is no …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

7 Workout Mistakes You May Be Making and How to Fix Them

The first step in breaking a bad habit -- or not developing one in the first place -- is to identify the problem. Here are seven common workout mistakes I see all the time and suggestions on how to fix them.<p><b>1. Stretching before your workout.</b><p>Static stretching (holding a stretch to the point of …

Graceful Portraits of Women Morphed Together with Birds

These wonderfully peaceful images naturally blend feminine forms with the elegant wings of various birds. Created by London-based artist Amy Judd, each oil-on-canvas painting features faceless women set against strikingly simple backgrounds. The anonymous subjects are created with soft brushstrokes …

15-Minute Workout: Plyometrics

<i>By Rachel Sturtz for SHAPE magazine</i><p>You (yes, crazy-busy you) are not too busy to work out today. This routine -- designed by Equinox's Stephanie Vitorino, creator of the best-selling VBody DVD series -- gets the fat-burning job done fast. The secret is plyometrics: explosive, high-intensity …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

Why other queues always seem to move faster than yours

Whether it is supermarkets or traffic, there are two possible psychological explanations for why you feel the world is against you, explains Tom Stafford.<p>Sometimes I feel like the whole world is against me. The other lanes of traffic always move faster than mine. The same goes for the supermarket …

Psychology

The 5 Keys to a Perfect Warm-Up

Photo: Pond5<p>Pop quiz: What’s the single most important part of your workout?<p>If you said the warm-up, you win! Without a proper warm-up, there are …