Monica Masongsong

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Feel Like a Champ When You Complete This 200-Rep Workout

Ready for a fun challenge? This 200-rep workout is quick and efficient, and it requires no equipment. The workout is only four exercises, and you do 10 reps each, for a total of five rounds. Trust us — you got this. Get ready to bring on the reps!

Do This 10-Minute Yoga Routine After Every Workout To Get Crazy Flexible

It'll help you relax, too.<p>Think of your workout as a meal. Your warm-up is your appetizer, the actual sweat session is your entree, and your cooldown is—wait... cooldown? "Most people skip stretching because they don't think it's important," says John Porcari, Ph.D., an exercise and sports science …

​Swing, Carry, and Plank Your Way to a Shredded Body

This workout will rock your core and shoulders while vaporizing fat<p>If you are looking to shred your abs and shoulders in time for summer, you've found the right workout. Not only will the 2 to 1 work to rest ratio get your heart pumping and the fat frying, but these 3 challenging moves will work …

Bodyweight Exercise

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

Happiness

The Beginner's Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

<b>"That's gross and I'm never doing that."</b> That was my thought the first time I saw people training Brazilian jiu jitsu. The idea of rolling around …

Stressed teachers are becoming reliant on caffeine, alcohol and prescription drugs, poll suggests

Stress at work is leading some teachers to become increasingly reliant on caffeine, alcohol and prescription drugs, while a number have seen relationships breakdown, it has been suggested.<p>A new poll indicates that more than four-fifths of school staff (83 per cent) think that their job has had a …

How to Have Happy Employees Without Increasing the Bottom Line

When raises are unaffordable, successful leaders find other ways to make employees feel special.<p>If you want a happier family, do you begin by paying each relative? To have a successful dinner party, do you need to greet your guests with envelopes of cash? In these scenarios, the key factors to warm …

Employee Engagement

3 Tough Truths About Our “Priorities” No One Wants to Admit

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”<br>― Annie Dillard</i>Fifteen years ago he walked into my dorm room on the verge of tears.“I …

Agile Development

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

Employment

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated--or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in …

Employee Engagement

Indonesian Bakery Creates the World’s Most Elaborate Wedding Cakes

LeNovelle Cake, a family-run bakery in Jakarta, Indonesia, specializes in epic wedding cakes. From fairy-tale castles to glazed cathedrals and …

Exterior Paint Colors We're Head Over Heels in Love With

Most of what we write about on Apartment Therapy has to do with what's inside your home, but today we're taking a look at your home's exterior, which …

Matched

New York Set To Offer Free Tuition At 4-Year Colleges

If the state Senate approves the budget, New York will become the first state to do so.<p>In a major victory for the movement to improve access to higher education, New York is set to become the only state that offers free tuition at four-year colleges.<p>Deemed the Excelsior Scholarship, the free …

5 research-backed ways to take better breaks that will improve your work

But Gazzaley and Rosen forewarn that taking the wrong sort of breaks might make us more susceptible to boredom and may actually backfire by making us want to take breaks more often.<p>From "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World":<p>"… technology may be decreasing the time associated …

The Brain

How to Hit Europe's Greatest Cities for Under $500 in One Trip

Remember when the dollar was worth about four cents on the euro and American tourists were paying, like, $14 for ketchup? Trying to visit more than …

The key to raising happy kids? The latest trend says do as the Dutch do.

<i>Vicky Hallett, a former Washington Post reporter, is a freelance writer in Florence, Italy.</i><p>What’s wrong with the American way of parenting?<p>Pretty much everything, according to an outpouring of child-rearing wisdom from our compatriots abroad. We’re a nation of helicoptering sanctimommies blinded by …

Parenting

10 of the Best Full-Coverage Concealers to Fake Flawless Skin

There's no doubt concealer is a must have whenever you want to fake perfect skin. This workhorse product hides blemishes, combats dark circles, and minimizes the appearance of pores. (You can even use it to highlight and sculpt!)<p>Here, we show off our favorite full-coverage concealers, from liquids …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

6 Incredible Private Islands to Rent With Your Friends in 2018

If you've ever spent time on a remote, exotic island, you're already luckier than millions of other people in the world. But if you want to take …

Outdoors

20 Brutally Honest Things Women Turning 40 Want All Women In Their 30s To Know

I will be 40 in less than a year. I would be lying if I said that turning the big 40 didn’t bother me. It seems that 40 is a number where I believe I …

What to Do When Your Coworker Sees You As a Threat

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Despite a struggling economy and high unemployment, Italians are the world’s healthiest people

While Italy’s economy is currently on shaky ground, the country has come out on top in a new ranking of the worlds healthiest countries by Bloomberg.<p>The Bloomberg Global Health Index ranks Italy, Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia as the countries with the healthiest populations, in that …

Italy

12 Reasons Why Old Souls Have Such A Hard Time Finding Love

1. They have a strong sense of identity They know who they are, which means they also know – specifically – what they do and do not want in a …

Relationships

10 Mistakes the Worst Leaders Always Make

Here's one: Get rid of your inability to actively listen.<p>The horrible leadership behaviors I'm about to expound on are not mere platitudes or hackneyed clichés.<p>They remain, unfortunately, characteristics of well-meaning people on high perches who have blind spots that keep them from growing into …

Leadership

27 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Good At Doing Your Hair

Bad hair day? I don't know her.

So Your Bedroom's Not Much Bigger Than Your Bed: Here's How to Make it Work

It's a common problem—especially when shopping for NYC apartments—that the apartment that fits your budget comes with a bedroom barely big enough to …

6 Secrets To Motivating Employees Most Leaders Don't Know

What you don't know as a leader can hurt you.<p>I travel all over the country facilitating leadership programs for companies, and I have come to a conclusion: most managers do not have a clue about how to motivate employees.<p>They ask me why employees aren't motivated, why they won't work harder and why …

Chris Hadfield

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

We've written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life.<p>And so, as we started to read …

College & University

Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner

Listen to them, look after yourself, and make sure they are seeking professional help<p><b>Prevention is better than cure.</b> Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviours, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. …

Change Your Passwords. Now.

A massive memory leak from web services and security company Cloudflare may have exposed user data for thousands of sites. In other words: it’s time …