Michael O'Brien

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20 Happiness Tips Therapists Want You to Know

We take self-care pretty seriously around here, researching what that word means around the world, how celebs create realistic wellness routines, and …

Eliminate Three-Putts

I see this a lot: Golfers roll a bunch of 10- or 15-footers before they tee off, then they have to putt one clear across the green on the first hole. What happens? They usually three-putt because they have no feel for distance. The quick fix is to practice lag putts before you head out, but you …

Golf

The Best and Worst "As Seen On TV" Abs Products

Chasing a chiseled midsection? Trainers rank infomercial core products to save you time and money.<p>If you're going to buy one thing from this list of …

Myths

The Day-to-Day Practices That Will Help You Get What Matters Done

There’s a widely-held belief that extraordinarily successful people—be they artists, writers, actors, athletes, or entrepreneurs—are gifted with an …

How To Stop Procrastinating Right Now

We’ve all been there. We have every intention of completing something, but we convince ourselves that it’s OK to do it later. Updating that resume? It can wait. Starting that business plan? Maybe in a few days. What we may not realize is that in putting off our goals time and time again, we are …

Procrastination

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks

Procrastination derails everyone, especially in today's ADHD-oriented, multi-tasking world. These 4 strategies will quickly get you back on track.<p>You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of …

Time Management

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors

Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p><i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>***<p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with …

Happiness

10 Secrets To Better Golf By Europe's Top Coach, Pete Cowen

<b>1.) Is a textbook-perfect grip the cornerstone of a great swing?</b> Not necessarily. I've seen players with perfect grips who can't find the planet. It's all about matching the grip to your imperfect swing. The purpose of the grip is to hold onto the club, not manipulate it.<p><b>2.) I'm not a fan of</b> …

Golf

Best Value Golf Balls 2018

If you're on a strict budget with your golf equipment, read our guide to the best value golf balls on the market.<p><b>Best Value Golf Balls 2018</b><p>Take a …

Golf

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

R&A To Implement Ready Golf In Its Amateur Championships

Ready Golf will be used in all of the R&A's stroke play amateur championships to help speed up play<p><b>R&A To Implement Ready Golf In Its Amateur</b> …

Golf

Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes

Before diving into the ways in which yoga will increase your performance, let me first lay out a few guiding principles in how to approach yoga …

How to (carefully) crank it up like John Daly

You can swing bigger, but make sure to start the downswing correctly<p>It was just like old times at the Insperity Invitational. John Daly won for the first time in 13 years, beating fellow oldsters Kenny Perry and Tommy Armour III by a shot to give middle-aged, out-of-shape golfers everywhere a ray …

Golf

How to Swing a Golf Club

Learn how to swing a golf club by taking a frame-by-frame look at the basic golf swing & the basic positions you need to know

Golf

9 Exciting Ways to Live a More Adventurous Life

On its most basic level, adventure is just plain fun and a cool experience to write and ‘gram about. And stepping outside of your comfort zone won’t just make your life <i>feel</i> more interesting, it will also change you for the better — making you bolder and more self-assured while improving your social …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

How Depression Could Be Severely Impacting Your Ability to Have Kids<p>How to Train Like a World Cup Soccer Player<p>The 10 Healthiest, Low-sodium Jerky …

Learn The Secret To Great Pitching

For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit<p>For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit. One of my teaching pals, Tommy Marino, came up with a simple way to practice this action. Slip your arms through a wire clothes hanger …

Golf

Use The Big Muscles To Launch Your Drives

How to get the most out of your size for career-best distance.<p>You might wonder what a woman who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds can teach you about hitting big drives. Well, my average swing speed with the driver is around 99 miles per hour. The average male amateur swings it 93.4 …

Golf

The laptop is dead

Here's Mike Elgan's open-and-shut case on why the venerable laptop is on its way out.

10 Week No-Gym Home Workout Plan

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle or get fit check out our men’s and women’s workout plan for you, Here are mini-challenges or workouts that …

5 moves to save your spine

Even the most technically sound swings cause stress on the spine, but golf doesn't have to sentence you to future back pain. To avoid discomfort, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear, "strengthen the muscles at the bottom of the spine, and improve flexibility in the mid and upper back." All …

Workouts

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.<p>We all often face the same problem: The workweek drags by at a glacial pace, while the weekend speeds past us before we even realize what’s happening.<p>Mathematically, of course, it all makes …

Time Management

Hit The Green With Every Wedge Shot

Master those tricky shots from 50 yards and in<p>The little wedge from 20 to 50 yards is one I’ve always felt comfortable with, although it can be a shot that gives even good players fits. I have a series of keys that make it easy to nip the ball precisely. Once you have those keys down cold, you can …

Golf

11 tiny daily habits that are wasting your time — even if you don't notice you're doing them

We're <i>all</i> running out of time. There aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. That's just life.<p>However, if you feel like your inability to schedule your days is ruining your performance at work, that's probably a bad sign.<p>It's important to identify and drop harmful time-wasting …

Time Management

5 Tips to Get Rid of Mental Clutter and Negative Self Talk

Eighty-five percent of our worries never come true.<p>I'm a worrier.<p>It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained.<p>My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry.<p>About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about.<p>For example, growing up there was a rule in the house: …

Self-help

3 Moves To Smash It

Rickie Fowler isn't some physical freak who can bench press 400 pounds and run a 4.4 40. He's 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. But he produces 117 miles per hour of clubhead speed with his driver and can carry the ball 300 yards—and you don't. Why is that? It isn't some magic "it factor" that only great …

Golf

2 Powerful Rituals of Emotionally Strong People

<i>Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.</i>One of the best strategies to being emotionally stronger is to give ourselves the love and care we …

One Move To Better Golf

Let me guess: You have trouble making solid contact on simple chips and pitches. Seems ridiculous, right? You've played enough golf that you should own these little shots. But you don't. And you know what—neither does just about every amateur golfer out there.<p>Why is this? It's not hard to explain, …

Golf