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The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

Don't let snow shoveling give you a heart attack

Clearing the driveway during a blizzard may be the perfect storm for a cardiac event.<p>If exercise is good for you, why do we worry that shoveling snow will raise the risk of a heart attack?<p>Snow shoveling can be vigorous exercise<p>Snow shoveling is a unique form of exertion. It can be vigorous and …

Medical Research

15 proven practices that will lead to better relationships

You’ve probably heard the adage that an organization’s greatest assets are its people. I’d like to take that one step further and share that, in my …

Self-improvement

Ten uncomfortable deeds that will pay off forever

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” The very act of stepping …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

3 Things You Should Know About the Beliefs that Hold You Back

<i>The goal isn’t to get rid of all your negative thoughts and feelings; that’s impossible. The goal is to change your response to them.</i>During a recent …

Fish

Can Buddhist Practices Help Us Overcome The Biological Pull Of Dissatisfaction?

Are human beings hard-wired to be perpetually dissatisfied? Author Robert Wright, who teaches about the interface of evolutionary biology and religion, thinks so.<p>Wright points out that evolution rewards people for seeking out pleasure rather than pain, which helps ensure that human beings are …

Meditation

Skeletons say arthritis isn't about aging — it's about activity

A new study has revealed that the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the knees of humans has doubled since the mid-20th century — and not because we're …

Harvard

Jumping Is the Routine Your Workout Is Missing

Weight training alone isn't good enough.<p>Want to get stronger and faster? Then add jumps to your workout routine with plyometrics, or "plyos," if you're cool. Plyometrics are lightning-quick movements done with just your bodyweight—or very light weights—to strengthen up in ways that weight training …

Exercise

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take …

Top Ten Summer Reading Recommendations for Educators 2017

–Time for this year’s Summer Reading for Educators Top Ten List! These are my ten favorite educational titles I’ve read in the past school-year, …

Teaching

Running Through the Pain

In The Long Run, Catriona Menzies-Pike delves into the history of women’s marathoning while considering the sport’s impact on her own life after unimaginable loss.<p>In 1998, when Catriona Menzies-Pike was 20 years old, both her parents were killed in a plane crash. “It could be worse, I reminded …

Books

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. History is a prime example. A group of British people together around a pub table and can probably weave together some kind of cohesive narrative across the …

Education

New Picks: The Best Cell Phone Plans of 2017

See MONEY'S five new winners.<p>If you feel incomplete without a phone in your hand, you’re in good company. About three-quarters of Americans now own a …

Forever running: the rise and rise of the fastest known time

Last month, ultrarunner and mountaineer Kilian Jornet scaled Everest in a record time of 26 hours. He completed the journey from base camp to the summit without the use of fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen. The achievement marks the culmination of Jornet’s Summits of My Life project, which has …

Marathons

10 Dynamic Stretches To Do Before Your Next Run

I distinctly remember when I used to put on my running shoes, walk out the door and start running. Yeah, that’s totally old-school—and a perfect to …

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

A great leader has the incredible ability to bring out the best in you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with <i>Dilbert</i>’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. …

Why addressing loneliness in children can prevent a lifetime of loneliness in adults

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

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11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

5 Vanguard Dividend Funds

Dividend mutual funds can be a smart way to gain diversified access to dividend stocks and Vanguard dividend funds are some of the best in this space …

Investing

I Quit Drinking: 7 Ways It Changed My Life and Business

How to revolutionize your life and business by giving booze the boot-from an entrepreneur who has done it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was written by</i> <i>The Oracles</i> <i>member, James Swanwick, who is an</i> <i>author</i><i>, entrepreneur, co-founder of</i> <i>Swanwick Sleep</i><i>, and CEO of</i> …

These 10 Habits Will Change Your Life for the Better

“We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.”<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs …

Tony Robbins: What I Learned From the World's Greatest Investors

People are "being sucked into doing the very opposite," he says.<p>It has been one of the more remarkable career arcs in business.<p>Tony Robbins came to …

5 Attributes of the Super Successful

Everyone can develop the skills of the very successful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>During my …

16 Simple Ways to Make Running Feel Easier

Let’s be honest, running isn’t known for being easy. Even professional athletes who run for a living admit that yeah, sometimes it can be really …

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Employment

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Video Review for Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown: "Essentialism" | Talks at Google