Michelle Dillard

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6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

Money

4 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Goals

Over the past few years, I've struggled with staying consistent with goals that I set for myself. I would make goals, legitimate things I wanted learn, or ways I wanted to better myself, and not stick to it. For instance, I attempted quite a few times to gain conversational fluency in a language, …

Acting Out

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

3 Things Ultra Productive People Do Differently | Inc.com

We all know one of those ultra productive people. You know the ones I’m talking about. They make life look easy, as if they have countless hours at their disposal. Time, however, is the great equalizer. We all have the same amount of hours in the day. As Thomas Edison once said, "Time is really the …

Time Management

The 10 Healthiest Beers, Ranked

<i>By Jaqueline Burt for DETAILS</i>.<p>There's no question that beer gets a bad rap when it comes to whether or not it's good for you--in fact, you've probably just come to accept the fact that knocking back a pint or two is somehow derailing your general well-being. But while it's true that a few too many …

Nutrition

Gaining Weight Is Socially Contagious -- So Is Losing It

If your best friend gains weight, your odds of piling on the pounds triples, even if her kitchen is hundreds of miles away. Researchers have discovered that far-flung friends have just as much impact on our weight as our next door neighbor.<p>The <i>Framington Heart Study,</i> a mega-study, which followed …

5 Reasons You Keep Waking Up at Night

<i>By Kate Bayless, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>It's 2 am and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal?<p>First of all, understand that waking up in the middle of the night is completely normal and part of our human DNA, says Jose Colon, MD, founder of Paradise Sleep and author of <i>The Sleep …

Phones

How Daydreaming Can Make You Depressed Men's Health

Say <i>what</i>?<p>“You do not want your airplane pilot or your surgeon to mind wander,” Dr. Axelrod continues. “The same idea holds for every one of us.”<p>That logic seems fishy. Sure, if somebody is doing open-heart surgery, it’s probably not the best time for them to daydream about their upcoming …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

4 Steps to Get Back on Track After Over-Indulgent Eating

<i>Article Source: makeyourbodywork.com</i><p>It's the weekend and your social schedule is packed. You've got a night out with friends on Friday, followed by a wedding Saturday afternoon, and then a birthday party to cap it all off on Sunday.<p>Fun? Yes.<p>Healthy eating? Not so much.<p>Whether it's an entire weekend …

8 Airline Perks You've Never Heard Of

If you thought flying was horrible, think again... and then start flying with the right airlines.<p>We're all familiar with perks like JetBlue's free snacks and Virgin's ultra-zen mood lighting. But a whole bunch of other airline perks don't get nearly enough attention, and they can <i>majorly</i> turn your …

Southwest Airlines

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Are Your Favorite Superfoods Making You Gain Weight?

How did this happen? Isn't eating clean, nutrient-dense food what dewy-skinned instafoodies endorse? Isn't that the healthy narrative we've all been sold: eat clean, get lean? Well, not exactly.<p>Clean eating, in case you missed the memo, is not a diet (advocates are more likely to post antioxidant …

Nutrition

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

There's only one app on the list that I'm still using, and it's a free fitness app called Sworkit Lite (there's a paid version too).<p>It may seem like picking one fitness app to recommend out of the more than 100,000 health-related apps is an arbitrary decision, but it turns out my personal …

Exercise

12 Things to Eat for a Flatter Stomach

Bye, bloat.<p>There's no shame in showing off your midriff in a bikini or crop top — ever. But it doesn't feel good to bare your belly when you're uncomfortably bloated.<p>Common culprits are constipation, fluid retention, and gas from swallowed air and the byproducts of digestion, all of which are easy …

Nutrition

5 Things to Remember When You Wing Your Workout

That’s why STACK reached out to our strength and conditioning experts to put together some simple guidelines you should keep in mind whenever you wing a workout. They will allow your workout to be safe and effective, but still give you the freedom to pick and choose your own exercises. The next …

9 Healthy Changes That Burn More Fat

<b>1. Morning: Start With Coffee</b><br>Good news! When you're looking to boost your metabolism, you don't have to cut out your morning cup of joe. In fact, the caffeine in coffee and green tea naturally stimulates your central nervous system; your daily cup of coffee can boost metabolism by five to eight …

Nutrition

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Gratitude: Good for Your Wallet and Your Soul

Enticements to consumerism define our society like never before. From our tablets, to our email, to our smartphones, the next advertisement and the next purchase are only a click away. The result? The impulse buy -- the cash cow of many a business strategy -- is more tempting than ever, leading …

Self Control

The Spartacus Workout

Sculpt a lean body and get in the best shape of your life<p>Your Workout Plan<p>To create the Spartacus Workout, we chose 10 exercises that collectively work every part of your body. Then we made each exercise a 60-second station so you can challenge your heart and lungs as well as your muscles. The …

The TRUTH About Detoxing

<b>Sorry to Burst Your Bubble But...</b><br>The idea of being able to follow a certain eating/drinking plan for a day or a week and rid your body of toxins, all while kick-starting a new, healthier you, may sound appealing. But it's actually complete bull. Toxins are real, but you don’t only get them from …

The Taylor Lautner Workout: Build Muscle Fast

Your strategy: Eat right and follow a smart, strategic workout regimen. "Maximize your genetic potential," says Yuam. "There's no reason you can't gain pounds of muscle in a year."<p>Here's how to follow Taylor Lautner's lead and build strength at frightening speed—without working like a dog.<p><b>Push Your</b> …

Swim Your Way to a 6-Pack

"It's that simple."<p>Phelps and swimming guru Terry Laughlin, president of the New York-based swimming think tank Total Immersion (totalimmersion.net), helped us put together a step-by-step swimming workout guide to leaving your lanemates behind. If you're a beginner, our plan will keep you from …

The World's Most Efficient Workout

<b>The Plan</b><p>Do three density workouts a week, with at least 1 day off in between. Start with the first workout, and then move on to the next option every other day, progressing from the basic to the expert workout in each series (click "next" below to begin scrolling through the exercises for each …

Quick Full-Body Workout | Men's Health

<b>Body-Weight Squat</b><br>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause, and slowly stand back up.<p><b>Judo Pushup</b><br>Begin in a pushup position but move your feet hip-width apart and …

10 Steps to Looking 5 Years Younger This Spring

No matter your age, we all want to turn the clock back when it comes to how we look. We spend money on creams, pills, potions and books -- all searching for that elusive fountain of youth. While we know the handiwork or a good plastic surgeon often goes a long way, for many of us, it is a last …

Skin Care

The 8 Muscles Women Love More Than a Six-Pack | Men's Health

<b>Powerful Forearms</b><br>Women see strong forearms and think you can do everything: Fend off a mugger, build a house, and maintain a dexterous touch long enough to leave them extremely satisfied. So roll up those sleeves, and let 'em have a look.<p><b>A Nice Butt</b><br>Women check out your butt because it's a clue to …

The Science Behind Daylight Saving Time and Why You Feel Sleep-Deprived

Daylight Saving Time is the first sign that spring is finally on its way. And while most of us look forward to the days staying lighter for longer, the time change can also have a major impact on your sleep.<p>Here's a look at why our natural circadian rhythms tend to make those first few days after …

Diapers