Mark Brazel

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7 Bedtime Snack Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Sleep

But don’t fret—they’re totally fixable.<p>Snacking before bed can be a tricky business. Eat too much, and get ready for a night of tossing and turning. …

Cream Cheese

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Self-help

All You Need Is 1 Dumbbell For These 20 Intense, Muscle-Building Moves

Get in an amazing workout by incorporating these unique strength-training moves — they only use one dumbbell. Some of these exercises work both sides of the body at once, while others target one side at a time, which may reveal to you which parts of your body are weakest. This will help to …

Workouts

What should you throw on a grill besides meat?

<i>In How Do You Take Yours?,</i> The Takeout <i>solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.</i><p>Ah, summer. Nothing like firing up …

Recipes

27 Easy Fourth of July Side Dishes

As the grill heats up to char and sizzle classic Fourth of July mains, fill the picnic table with a plethora of summer side dishes to complete the …

Cooking

How to Keep Your Dog Happy When He’s Home Alone

<i>By Cheryl Lock</i><p>In a perfect world, we’d be able to stay with our dogs all day long. Of course, the reality is that it’s often necessary for us to …

Pets

If You're Trying to Shed Fat and Gain Muscle, Don't Believe This Protein Myth

As a trainer, a question I get asked all the time is "What protein do I need to be taking?" In most cases, the answer is "It depends." Generally I'll ask clients these questions: What are your goals? Weight gain, weight loss, or weight maintenance? What is your diet like currently? Specifically, …

Nutrition

Kevin Costner's New Series 'Yellowstone' Shows America's First National Park in All Its Staggering Beauty

The stunning filming location in Montana offers fresh inspiration to visit this wild part of our country.<p>Tonight, the Paramount Network (formerly …

National Parks

Exactly What Happens When You Get Cremated

Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New Jersey, is awash in small-town trappings: tree-lined roads, rolling lawns, and street signs at every corner. On this …

Siblings

Use This 4-Step Plan to Pay Down Your Debt AND Save for Retirement

At the same time, too.<p>Don’t wait until you’ve retired your debt to save for retirement. The challenge, experts say, is to pay down what you owe and …

Personal Finance

11 Brilliant Ways to Fix a Zipper

Before you throw out your tool bag or tent, try using these tips and tricks for how to fix a zipper.<p>In terms of seeking how to fix a zipper, split …

Sewing

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Drink When You’re Depressed

Alcohol also has a number of immediate and long-term negative effects that can exacerbate depression, which far outweigh any benefits.<p>Given that alcohol is commonly referred to as a “depressant,” one might think people dealing with depression would steer clear of a stiff drink when they’re feeling …

Depression

How to Tame Inflammation

The right food choices can help control and prevent chronic inflammation.<p>Occasional inflammation, like a swollen sprained ankle or painful cut, is …

Nutrition

The 8 Best Stability Running Shoes for Men to Buy in 2018

If you have flat feet, you need running shoes that help maintain your stability and prevent overpronating, or your feet rolling inward, when you run. …

Shoes

The Workout to Burn Off Your Belly Fat

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific …

Workouts

Handy Home Products for Quick-Fix Repairs

Our professional carpenters, plumbers, painters and electricians tell you which products are their favorites for fixing small problems around the …

Home Improvement

The power of lag: How to hit your irons farther

If you're hitting your irons straight, but you're still not getting the kind of explosive power you want, you're probably not creating enough lag in …

Golf

8 Sneaky Signs Anxiety Is Taking Over Your Life

And what to do about it.<p>Considering that your life is a massive pile of stress (we feel you), it’s easy to shrug off perpetual angst as nothing more than run-of-the-mill worrying ― but downplaying your feelings might mean you end up ignoring clues that a more serious anxiety issue is at play.<p>The …

Self-help

The 10 Best Protein-Filled Foods to Keep You Full and Help You Drop Pounds

Eating a diet of 1,000 calories with foods that don't have any nutritional value is exactly what you shouldn't do if you want to lose weight. Instead, eating foods high in protein will provide nutrition and fill you up for longer periods of time. This means you'll be burning calories without any …

Healthy Eating

I've been using this weighted blanket for 6 months, and I've noticed a huge change in the quality of my sleep

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If you're a light sleeper, have trouble dozing off, or just generally like the "safe" feeling of being under heavy covers, a …

Sleep

How Often You Should Wash Your Sheets (And How to Get Them Really Clean)

There’s no hard-and-fast rule about how often to change bedsheets, but it’s generally good to do so once a week. Given that you spend hours every …

Cleaning

How to Cook Perfect Baby Back Ribs

Learn five easy methods for finger lickin' good baby back ribs, just in time for summer.<p>Forget burgers and hot dogs—baby back ribs are easily the …

BBQ

The 7 Moves Tracy Anderson Swears by for a Perkier Butt

Score a firmer, rounder backside with these moves from Tracy Anderson.<p>Sure, a toned butt looks amazing in your cutoffs, but the benefits of a …

Workouts

How to Find a Lost Smartphone

Smartphones contain a lot of personal information, and they're not cheap. If you've misplaced your iPhone or Android phone, these tools can help you …

Android Phones

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

6 Professional Posing Tips to Make Anyone Look Good in a Photo (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why your travel portraits sometimes look no better than dull vacation snapshots? It might not be your skill as a photographer or the …

Photography

The $24 Anti-Aging Serum Celebrities Swear By For Wrinkle-Free Skin

Your anti-aging skincare routine requires a lot of effort. Each product needs to cater to your specific skincare needs and has to be formulated with …

Skin Care

Surprising Ways to Beat Anxiety And Become More Resilient, According to Science

You're not alone.<p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back?<p>Perhaps you thought you had …

Self-help

Seven Podcasts For Mental Health And Well-Being

Podcasts are increasing in popularity and are a great asset for a growing business.<p>It was recently confirmed by Apple at WWDC 2018 in early June that there are over 550,000 podcasts, over 18.5 million episodes in more than 100 languages.<p>As an entrepreneur, mental health and self-care is …

Mental Health

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

Native Americans