Melissa A. Griffin

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Strength Training for Beginners – Here's How You Get Started

Though your mind may be ready to plunge into a weight loss program, your body may not be on the same page. Sure, you want to make up for lost time, …

Exercise

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

• <b>Contrary to popular belief, it's not just sleep that's governed by our body clock</b>• <b><br>Every organ and cell contains internal clocks, affecting metabolism</b> …

Wellness

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Lateral Band Walking Exercise

The lateral band walking exercise looks (and feels) pretty strange, but it's actually the perfect way to improve hip stability, strengthen the hip …

Workouts

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

9 Strength & Weakness Personality Quizzes That Will Tell You A Lot About Yourself

An online personality quiz is the one type of test that almost everyone loves to take. Because, let's face, who doesn't seek to understand themselves …

12 Modern Books That Will Become Classics, According To People On Reddit

There are certain books that feel almost inherently "classic." <i>To Kill A Mockingbird. Catcher in the Rye. Moby</i> freaking <i>Dick.</i> But do you ever wonder …

Books

37 Fantastic Books You Should Definitely Reread At Least Once In Your Life

Save this list for when you don't know what to read next!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

You can train yourself to eat healthier and feel fuller

We all love delicious foods, even if we know they may not be good for us. Foods high in energy—specifically sweet, salty and fatty foods—tend to taste the best.<p>This is likely because our ancestors needed to seek out nutritious, high-energy foods when food sources were scarce. The drive to eat foods …

Nutrition

MDMA Used in Breakthrough PTSD Study, Bringing FDA Approval into View

The anticipated approval date is within reach.<p>In the 1970s, MDMA was considered to be an anxiety-relieving drug. But when the United States …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Makeup Artists Say This Is the Order You Should Be Applying Your Makeup

Watch a makeup artist at work, and you'll notice that there's a very strict order in which they apply different products. You'll likely see them …

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Mental Health

These 10 Lotions With Glycolic Acid Will Reveal Your Glowiest Skin Yet

Glycolic acid has become a skincare buzzword as of late, just like its hyaluronic acid, retinol, and collagen counterparts. Whether this …

Skin Care

Negative Self-Talk and How It Affects Us All

We all have an inner critic. At times this little voice can actually be helpful and keep us motivated toward goals—like when this critic reminds us …

Self-help

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

This Full-Body Workout From the "Kettlebell King" Will Leave You Feeling Sore and Badass

Eric Leija is known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, but around here he's known as the Kettlebell King. He's known for consistently posting kettlebell workouts that target pretty much every muscle in the body, including ones you didn't even know existed. And his emphasis on functional movement and …

17 "Boring" Beauty Products Byrdie Editors Can't Live Without

We're not going to act like we don't get to test and obsess over new, innovative, and super-glamorous beauty products on a daily basis—we do, and we …

Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed

New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis.<p>New chemical analysis has solved the mystery regarding the origin of the Carambolo Treasure, a magnificent hoard of ancient gold objects discovered by Spanish …

Archaeology

‘Every choice I took was the wrong one’: 6 people open up about stress-related breakdowns

<b>We’re almost halfway through Stress Awareness Month, an annual occasion where mental health experts promote discussion around how stress affects our</b> …

Scientists just discovered an 88,000-year-old finger bone in Saudi Arabia that changes our understanding of human migration around the world

In the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia, researchers have found the oldest remains from early humans outside of Africa and the nearby Mediterranean Levant region.<p>It's a single bone from a <i>Homo sapiens</i> finger, and it's at least 85,000 to 90,000 years old, according to a study published in the journal …

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

4 of the Best Plant-Based Proteins Even Non-Vegetarians Should Eat

You might as well compare protein to the importance of water. It’s just an everyday essential our bodies <i>need</i> to survive and thrive. You have to …