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9 Unconventional Habits That Supersede All Others – Period!

A not so common list of habits that will inspire you and guide you to big things and maybe even becoming a billionaire.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all read a hundred and one posts on habits. The lists look pretty much the same and talk about similar ideas. …

Motivation

The Farmer’s Walk: A humble exercise that everyone should do

For an enthusiastic people-watcher such as myself, Friday nights are the ideal time to observe human behaviour in all of its glory, specifically that of the Gym Bro. Watching their rituals – how they primp and pose while getting their pump on before hittin' da club in a haze of testosterone and Axe …

Health

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Mindfulness

Exercise Changed This Neuroscientist’s Life And Now She Wants To Change Yours

Devoted to solving intricate physiological questions about the brain for almost her entire adult life, Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University, was proud of her work. But the long hours dedicated to research eventually left her feeling socially isolated and physically weak.<p>Taking up a …

The Brain

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Books

Writing By Hand Leads To Success In Achieving Goals

Each year, a few days before my birthday, I take out my favorite fountain pen and paper and write down a goal for something I’d like to accomplish that year—particularly for something I find a little frightening yet have always wanted to do. These are not earth-shattering challenges. Rather, …

Jordan Peterson

The Best Travel Agents for Booking a Cruise

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure<i>'s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

Travel Industry

5 Yoga Poses To Do Tonight That Will Help You Ace Tomorrow

After a busy and stressful day, what should be one of life’s simplest actions can often feel like the most difficult: falling asleep. If your thoughts are racing and your body is tense, getting high-quality, restorative sleep may seem impossible.<p>Enter the more than 5,000-year-old practice of yoga, …

Yoga

30 of Our Most Outrageously Decadent Dessert Recipes

These desserts are definitely worth busting out your husky pants for.<p>There's a special stratosphere of desserts that requires us to bust out our husky pants—the ones we keep on hand when we don't want to deal with the judgmental pink teeth marks that come about when we put a little too much strain …

Dessert

I actually upheld a New Year's resolution for all 12 months of 2015 thanks to a barebones fitness app

Hold that thought.<p>There's an at-home fitness app called the 7 Minute Workout that says it gives you the benefits of a sweaty bike ride and a trip to the weight room — so long as you commit to it. It sounded perfect for me last January, when I made a resolution to get more fit and feel less stressed.<p>…

Exercise

A former Googler reveals a 6-second exercise that anyone can use before a stressful situation

Before every meeting, Karen May, Google's vice president of people development, recharges by taking one "<b>mindful breath</b>."<p>Tan is somewhat of a mindfulness guru himself. Before retiring from Google in October 2015, he taught a hugely popular mindfulness meditation course called "Search Inside …

Mindfulness

Reveal Your Abs with the Belly Fat Inferno

Packed gym? No problem. All you need is a pair of kettlebells for this 22-minute sweat session

Workouts