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The Five Types Of Impostor Syndrome And How To Beat Them

There’s more than one way to feel like a fraud. Here’s what it takes to overcome the most common ones.<p>Many high achievers share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck.<p>This psychological phenomenon, known as impostor …

Self-improvement

5 things the weight loss industry doesn't want you to know

If you're on a diet right now, you're not alone. Everyone from your mom to your pediatrician to Oprah will tell you that the key to a long, happy, healthy life is getting your weight "under control." From all sides, the message is clear: Weight loss is critical to health, and diets will help you …

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

20 Practical Storage Ideas For A Small Kitchen Organization

If you have a smaller kitchen, then you know how difficult it is to find space for your pots and pans, your plates, your silverware, your glasses, …

This is the best way to make a gin and tonic, according to an expert — and it doesn’t involve a lemon or lime

There are a number of things people do wrong when buying, ordering, and drinking gin— especially when it comes to making the perfect gin and tonic.<p>Business Insider visited Bombay Sapphire's Senior Ambassador Sam Carter at the brand's Laverstoke Mill distillery just outside of London, where all of …

In the obesity blame game, it’s easy to forget the role emotions play in food

Another day, another row about obesity, its causes, and what might be done to stop people from getting any fatter. The medical profession and various crusading types, Jamie Oliver among them, insist that the government must take urgent action to reduce childhood obesity: there are now 12.3 million …

Diets

Brie Spaghetti

We used a BIG wheel of brie for this video, which can be very expensive. You can get away with something about (or a little over) half the size. A …

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

On the pulse: why beans, peas and lentils are making a comeback

Radical politics, psychedelic drugs, experimental sex: there were many dangers haunting nervous parents as they sent their children to university in the 1970s. But Jenny Chandler was warned about a different threat: “My father gave me this lecture about being sensible, not getting drunk at parties …

Healthy Eating

The Best Way to Gain Lean Muscle Mass

Muscles not only add a toned and fit appearance to the body, but also aid in the performance of a number of important everyday tasks. It should come …

The Right Way for Companies to Publicize Their Social Responsibility Efforts

“Why don’t we get credit for all the good things we do?” the CEO of a major global corporation asked me recently. After all, the company has innovative and impactful programs to ensure safe working conditions; training programs to help low-wage workers in its supply chain increase their earnings; …

The hidden healing power of sugar

Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds when antibiotics fail.<p>As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky …

Diabetes

2,000 people took this recycling test - and none of them scored 100%

British people still don't know what they can and can't recycle, a survey has found.<p>The British Science Association (BSA) asked 2,000 people if they …

Foam Rolling 101: Here's What You Need To Know

In the past couple of years, the use of foam rollers has skyrocketed in the wellness world for its tension-relieving and stress-reducing abilities …

The dark truth about chocolate

Industry-funded research tends to set up questions that will give them desirable results Marion Nestle<p>Research was making it clear that health benefits claims for dark chocolate were unrealistic<p>Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to …

Ivory Coast

Periods: the barometer to hormone health

by Anna Boniface<p>Photo: Stephen Lee<p><b>Following the class of 2018 post “the P word” Anna Boniface spoke to Dr Nicky Keay to learn from her expertise on</b> …

Wellness

What You Should Know About Orthotics

<b>“Once acquired, orthotics should be used in each shoe for at least 85 percent of your overall activity.”</b><p><b>By Dr. Randall Kline,</b> <i>podiatrist</i><b>, Allied Bone</b> …

Pain

Female athlete health: conversation is only the start

by Elizabeth Egan<p><b>With conversations now underway, the next step to take action in the prevention and treatment of undereating, menstrual dysfunction</b> …

Weight Loss

Prediction calculators still give a rose-tinted view for most runners, says Fetcheveryone’s Ian Williams. He takes another look at the stats<p>It was a real pleasure to see my marathon time predictor featured in the Guardian a few months back. My algorithm uses data from more than a thousand runners …

Marathons

Female Athlete Triad: What All Women Runners Need to Know

Last year, back when this little blog had a mere fraction of the visitors it has now, I wrote about female athlete triad. Since it’s National Eating …

Women's Sports

Got a new health routine? This is how long it will take to see results

For a lot of people, making conscious choices in the name of health requires a lot of effort. It’s hard to pass up takeout at the end of a long day …

Smartphone Addiction Made Me Restless, Anxious And Muddled

Just over a year ago, I began to struggle with life. After several years’ respite, my anxiety returned and, soon after, so did my insomnia. By day, I …

The world’s most nutritious foods

After analysing more than 1,000 raw foods, researchers ranked the ingredients that provide the best balance of your daily nutritional requirements – and they found a few surprises.<p>Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient …

West Indies

4 Ways You're Ruining Your Posture at Work and How to Fix It

While your body may go through minimal physical exertion over the eight or so hours you clock in at the office, the act of sitting at your desk has more physical implications than you think. Sure, most of the gears that grind are mental, but over time, a hunched back, strained neck, and tense …

Yoga

They Said My Drinking Wasn’t That bad. But It Was

“You're not that bad, Cath.” This was the reaction of most of my friends when I told them that I was quitting drinking. That I wasn't just going to …

Happy Lifting!

Share Email Comments<p>Former S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt has joined Eastenders after having spent the last few years turning to fitness to …

6 core truths

Strong ‘core’ muscles are believed to be essential for performance. But what if everything we thought we knew about the core is wrong?Over the past …

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Here are the things I wish someone had told me about being mentally ill

When I first became mentally ill, with panic disorder and depression in my twenties, it felt like a fast descent into a bewildering new reality.<p>That …

I was jobless and in quiet despair – but I turned it around

<b>After dropping out of university, for weeks Ben couldn't tell his dad the truth. He made a failed suicide attempt and barely left his bedroom for five months. But finally, as he describes here, he managed to start again.</b><p>I had always felt under pressure to go to university. I was quite fixed on the …