Melandy Melarik

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7 Steps to Create More Love and Happiness in the Present Moment

<b>“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ~Abraham Maslow</b><p>It was 4:00am, but I was wide awake. I wanted to be …

DIY: Pretty and Carefree Paper Plants

Not everyone has a green thumb. Our recommendation? DIY some carefree paper plants with the help of Corrie Beth Hogg. All it takes is a one-time …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …

The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute abs workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …

98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

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The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

20 Ways to Cut 500 Calories a Day

Losing weight demands some serious life changes. After all, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you take in to lose just 1 pound. But if you cut 500 calories a day, you can lose a pound a week—and it will be fairly painless.<p>"Calorie bargaining is all about making swaps and developing habits …

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

A Letter to my Lover: I Promise to Never Keep You.

<i>“You must love in such a way that the other person feels free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh</i><p>These are words that I’d like to kiss to you in person, whispered …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Core Strength Matters<p>Don Foley<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The …

10 Two-Ingredient Recipes for Healthy Snackin' That Would Impress Rachael Ray

Worth clicking for the pancakes alone.<p>We’ve all been there: You decide to be “good” and cook something instead of ordering takeout, but by the time all the ingredients cross the checkout line you’re out $60. For one dinner. At home.<p><b>RELATED:</b> 9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet …

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