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Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Cannabis

4 Core Exercises for Pull-Up Strength for Women

Many athletic women have a pull-up on their training bucket list. Pull-ups are more difficult for women as they generally have more muscle mass on …

Workouts

12 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 12 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

Workouts

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites

Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, …

Foam rolling: 5-minute routine to stretch your body

Foam rolling, also called self-myofascial release, is performed using a cylindrical piece of foam. There are many different ways you can use a foam roller, all of which are intended to release muscle tightness and tension, increase blood flow and increase your range of motion.<p>Foam rolling is one of …

This Pilates-Inspired Workout Will Make You Feel Taller Instantly

We spend all day leaning forward (driving, typing, reading, cooking, the list goes on). And, “The more time we spend in these forward positions the …

Seven Simple Daily Prayers

Prayerlessness is the great enemy of true happiness. If we give up on prayer, or refuse to pray, we surrender our seat at the very source of the …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This 22-year-old man saw his mother lose everything during the Great Recession and doesn’t want history to repeat itself.<p>10:32 p.m. June 19, …

Die Hard

Question Everything You Know About Fitness

Over the past two years, I’ve interviewed more than 100 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super-celebs (Arnold Schwarz­e­negger, Jamie Foxx) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, and surfing) to legendary Special Operations commanders and …

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

The 10 best CrossFit workouts to improve your endurance

If you want to build endurance and stamina, you should probably just go run or bike for a really, really long time, right? Sorry, but no.<p>If you’re …

How to shave off 5% body fat if you’re at 20%

Physiologically, the higher your number, the easier it is to lose body fat. “You have a bigger load on your muscles during a workout so you’ll burn …

How to Eat to Build Stronger Muscles

If you want to change your body composition so you have more lean muscle mass, look at your diet. To do so, requires a combination of adequate …

Nutrition

This Ridiculously Simple Exercise Builds a Rock Solid Core

Exercises don't have to look impressive. In fact, often the less cool it looks, the more effective an exercise is.<p>That rule certainly applies to the …

19 signs you're a functioning adult — even if it doesn't feel like it

If you're waiting for a certificate from the government that says, "Congratulations: You are officially an adult," we are sorry to tell you that you will be waiting forever.<p>But fear not: There are plenty of ways to know if you're a real, live adult — beyond the fact that you've stopped growing and …

Self Compassion

Persuading one south Asian family that their mentally ill daughter was not possessed by a demon showed me NHS staff need greater cultural awareness<p>“I am already dead! I have been buried.” said a young south Asian girl on the psychiatric ward. Prior to her admission she had stopped going to school, …

Mental Health

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

3 Myths About Lifting Heavy That Women Really Need to Quit Believing | Fitness Magazine

It's time to dispell those fitness myths and learn how lifting heavy can help you achieve your fitness goals.

The rise of women in CrossFit: It’s not all deadlifts and roses

<i>Meet Well+Good’s fitness historian, Natalia Petrzela, PhD, a history professor at The New School in New York City and a premier IntenSati instructor,</i> …

The Surprising Way Mat Fraser Won the Reebok CrossFit Games

The Fittest Man on Earth has just one fitness secret—and it’s not what you would expect<p>Mat Fraser is now Fittest Man on Earth, besting 39 other insanely fit competitors to win the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games.<p>It all came down to his consistently killer scores in workouts like Murph—a pullup, pushup, …

Workouts

47 Awesome Stretching Exercises and Stretching Routines

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re someone looking for some guidance and direction when it comes to stretching. And let me start by saying, …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …