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11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Why Dreams & Altered States Of Consciousness Are Good For Us

I'm in!<p>An underlined assumption in our society is that everyday waking consciousness is the truest expression of how things are in “objective” …

Finding Happiness Without Needing Success and Validation

<b>“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.”~ Sonya Friedman</b><p>Five years ago I was driven, determined, and thriving. I was in the middle …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Print It: The Better-Sex Diet Guide

<b>Bananas</b><br>Helps release serotonin (the happy chemical) into your bloodstream, lifting your mood and calming your nervous system<br>Contain potassium: A mineral that increases muscle strength, an element crucial to orgasm<p><b>Sushi</b><br>Salmon and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids: Keeps sex-hormone production …

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p>Chris Shipman<p>These no-gym-required fat burners—paired in supersets (two moves done back-to-back without resting in between)—will get you into killer condition fast.<p><b>What to Expect</b> You'll do this total-body routine on three …

Become a Morning Workout Person | Women's Health

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The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …

Exercise-Induced Calcium Loss: Do Supplements Counteract It?

The result: Though both groups showed decreased blood-calcium levels, the cyclists who popped the supplements before breaking a sweat had much less calcium loss, said Vanessa Sherk, PhD, lead author of the study and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

The Fittest Cities In America

When deciding which city deserved the title, analysts looked at fitness-related status updates and check-ins over a period of three months. They also included the use of fitness apps in various cities across the country. Here's the full top 10 list:<p>1. Virginia Beach, VA 2. Colorado Springs, CO 3. …

Do You Work Out Enough?

The thing is, it’s not tough to meet the government’s exercise guidelines—especially because you can (and should) break them up throughout the week into sessions that can be as short as 10 minutes each. And it’s time well spent: Physical activity has been linked to benefits you can’t put a price …

Hot Yoga

Surprisingly, no difference between the core body temperatures after the two classes was found. After both, the student’s core temperatures rose to an average of 99 degrees, well below the unsafe 104-degree level when you start seeing trouble, says study author John Porcari, PhD, an exercise and …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Prevent Memory Loss from Aging

What they found: The people who challenged their minds most frequently had a slower rate of mental decline and a higher level of cognitive functioning when they died. What’s more, keeping mentally busy seemed to counteract the typical decline associated with existing brain conditions such as Lewy …

Pilates Exercises That Burn Fat

Exercise 1 Roll-Back<p>Sit with your legs in front of you, knees bent. Place a Pilates ball at the base of your spine. Lean back and extend your arms out in front of you, palms facing down, and tighten your core <b>(a)</b>. Open your arms out to the side and inhale <b>(b)</b>; as you bring them back together, exhale. …

Drop Two Sizes with this New Workout Plan

Exercise 1 Squat Thrust<p>Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Squat down to the floor and place your hands in front of your feet <b>(a)</b>. Jump your legs back into a pushup position <b>(b)</b>, then quickly reverse the movement and stand to return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise 2 Prisoner …