Kevin McLeod

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20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

In Insane Coffee-Drinking Study, Coffee Appears to Be the Anti-Cannabis

"These are entirely new pathways by which coffee might affect health."<p>Coffee has been the world’s favorite stimulant for hundreds of years, yet …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Thin people don’t understand this crucial truth about losing weight

Diets do not work.<p>The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to long-term weight loss or health gains.<p>We suspect most dieters have realized this by now too. And yet, here they are again, setting the same weight loss goal this year that they set last …

Nutrition

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

Psychology

The Weird Science of Homophobes Who Turn Out to Be Gay

There is some research suggesting a link between being closeted and being anti-gay. But while the notion feeds many jokes, it also obscures very real …

Add these 20 foods to your diet to lower blood pressure

Skip the salt, start exercising and add these 20 delicious and nutritious foods to your diet!<p>New CDC guidelines will add millions of men and women to the ranks of those with high blood pressure. While 140/80 was once considered the high blood pressure threshold, 130/80 millileters of mercury has …

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

<i>Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter</i> …

The best leg exercises to do at home

Our new Home Workouts series focuses on quick, fuss-free, targeted routines that you can complete at home.<p>Led by personal trainer and founder of That Girl London Christina Howells, each episode demonstrates moves to target different areas of the body including exercises for your legs, back and arms.<p>…

Exercise

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it’s fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. …

A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox Tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it. Tabata is a form of HIIT (high intensity interval training) that alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and …

Exercise

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Yoga

Work Out Without A Gym: 13 Easy Ways

No gym, no problem! You can work out without a gym!<p>Woooooof, my healthy escapaders! Working out while traveling can be difficult, but that shouldn’t …

9 popular exercises you're likely doing wrong

From stretches to squats, here's how to nail your next workout.<p>The decision to exercise is always a smart one. Research confirms that anytime you …

Workouts

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

How to tone your legs: 5 exercises that bring the burn

Whether you’re outside or stuck at home, you can get a great workout by incorporating stairs into your routine. Using these exercises on a set of stairs will help tone and strengthen your legs and glutes.<p>These can be challenging moves, so if you feel they're a bit more intense than what you're used …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

The best home workout moves to keep you fit through winter

Winter was always coming. You were warned enough times. And now it’s here.<p>For the next six months, Blighty will live under a cloud of rain, wind and …

The Exercises That’ll Help You Get More Done In Less Time

Doing compound exercises can take your workout from good to great. What exactly does that mean? Well, compound movements are ones that put multiple …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

15 Small New England Towns You Need to Visit ASAP

Because this region is known for a lot more than its stunning fall foliage.<p>Because New England basically invented the idea of the charming …

These Are the Qualities the Most Interesting People in the World Have in Common

In late 2011, I wrote a short article titled “How to Be Interesting in 10 Simple Steps<i>“</i> that went viral. I then turned it into a book with same …

GVT Revisited

Way back in 1995 or so, a fresh-faced Canadian strength coach named Charles Poliquin, wearing the native moose fur and antler hat that is emblematic …

Muscle

Weight Training Diet: How to Build Muscle Mass and Lose Fat

Designing any weight training diet may be one of the most important factors in achieving your body building goals. Some bodybuilders declare that a …