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10 intermittent fasting tips that actually help

Although intermittent fasting is said to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and a healthy weight, experts say it's important to fast carefully, as you can easily eat the wrong foods or become dehydrated. To make the most of your fast, we spoke to some dietitians about all those life-saving …

The Research-Backed, 3-Step Method to Hack Your Brain, Break Bad Habits, and Make Better Decisions

<i>The following article is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence<i>.</i><p>Have you ever felt that you're an unwilling slave to your emotions? As if you were programmed to react a certain way to a specific set of circumstances, and there's simply …

Emotional Intelligence

This 32-Minute Morning Routine Is the Best Way to Start Your Day, According to Science

Are you on the path to personal mastery and self-improvement? If so (and I hope you are), I want to offer you a powerful daily morning routine that has four key themes: giving, gratitude, breathing, and growing (in that order).<p>But fair warning: Sometimes when we think about self-improvement, we …

Business Strategy

The best ways to eat healthy and feel better have nothing to do with calories

Calories don't tell the full picture when it comes to healthy eating. In fact, focusing exclusively on a food's calorie count can be pretty misleading.<p>The most obvious problem with calories is that they don't tell you how filling a food or drink will be, a factor called satiety that is key to …

Olive Garden

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

Vinny From ‘Jersey Shore’ Says He’s Lost 50 Pounds, Thanks to the Keto Diet

He’s calling himself the “Keto Guido” now.<p>The cast of <i>Jersey Shore</i> is known for GTL, or gym, tan, laundry — but one cast member is adding K to the end of that equation. Vinny Guadagnino is now on the extremely strict ketogenic diet plan, or the "keto" diet, and he's spreading the word about his …

Why You Eat Your Feelings, According To Science

And how to stop (if you want to.)<p>Planning to have <i>just one</i> Girl Scout cookie is always the idea, then suddenly a whole sleeve of Samoas has disappeared. Who among us can honestly say such a slip of self-control has never happened? It is, quite literally, natural. When we eat certain things—sugar, …

9 Morning Hacks For Your Best Day Ever

Want to have the best day ever? The best days start with the best mornings. Here are 9 morning hacks that can transform your average day into an extraordinary one! Jumpstart your day by employing these techniques in the first hour from when you wake: Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier than usual. Do …

Hacking

21 Delicious Keto Snacks That'll Convince You to Try the Diet Out

You might not know the ins and outs of the ketogenoc diet, but you've probably heard of it or seen it hashtagged on one of your social feeds. The …

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p><i>"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the</i> …

Self-confidence

Working Remotely? These 7 Positive Habits Can Help You Be More Productive

While working from home is becoming more common, there are unique challenges that come with it. I've got some tips to manage the new work norm.<p>Working remotely definitely has its perks. Between flexibility to work from anywhere (I'm currently writing this from my hotel room in Paris), less time …

This 1 Simple Exercise Will Change How You Handle Toxic People

How to avoid the 1 mistake everyone makes in dealing with difficult people.<p>A big idea. A thirst for freedom. The desire to help others. The drive to reach your own potential. The search for a more interesting life. Entrepreneurs have so many inspiring reasons for taking the leap. But there's …

5 Advanced Chest Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques

Building a big chest is just about every gym goer’s primary focus at one point or another.<p>However, most people think that the bench press alone is …

Workouts

Should You Marry a Passionate Lover or Your Best Friend? Here’s What Science Says

We’ve known for a long time that married people experience better physical and mental health, just so long as they’re happily married. Last year, a …

Divorce

How to Make Peace with the Past and Stop Being a Victim

<b>“Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”</b> ~<b>Harvey Fienstein</b><p>Do you usually feel as if …

Why Silence Is Often the Best Response to a Verbal Attack

<b>“Have the maturity to sometimes know that silence is more powerful than having the last word.” ~Thema Davis</b><p>It all started with the forks.<p>“You need to …

Buddha vs. Freud: Is the ego good or bad?

<b>Mark Epstein:</b> I think the average person who knows maybe a little bit about psychology or a little bit about Buddhism would think that the Buddhist …

Studies Find Ketogenic Diets Promote Longevity and Memory in Mice

Ketogenic diets are this year’s weight-loss silver bullet. While we should approach every diet with a healthy dose of skepticism, the more studies …

Middle Age

A day in the life of 'the happiest man in the world' — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

The life of a typical Tibetan Buddhist monk involves detachment from chaotic modernity, spent primarily in monasteries in the mountains. Matthieu Ricard is not a typical monk.<p>Born in France in 1946 to prominent parents, his father a philosopher and his mother a painter, Ricard received his PhD in …

Matthieu Ricard

World's Best Dives: Top 10 Exotic Dive Sites

Those who heed the call of wanderlust won’t settle for returning to the same location, and logging the identical five dive sites, trip after trip. …

5 Ways to Attract Amazing People Into Your Life

When we surround ourselves with great people, we are much more likely to do great things.<p>The truth is, we need people. No man is an island, as poet John Donne famously wrote. And when we surround ourselves with great people, we are much more likely to do great things. Funny how that works! …

How to Start Meditating and Make It Part of Your Daily Routine

This popular trend in Silicon Valley and Wall Street is also backed by science.<p><b>Over the last several years, meditation has surged in popularity in Wall Street and Silicon Valley.</b>• <b><br>Even though it's trendy, it's still a scientifically proven way to alleviate stress.</b>• <b><br>Apps like Headspace are useful for</b> …

Does Fasting Make You Smarter?

Like all diet trends, the current fasting craze is rooted in one part tradition (numerous religious rituals include fasting, though many were the …

Low-Carb Keto Drinks That Will Keep You In Ketosis

Surprise: Lots of drinks have carbs you've never thought about. These keto-approved liquids will keep you on track.<p>What You Need to Know About the …

Nutrition

New keto meal plan

Our popular keto meal-plan tool gives you everything you need to succeed on a keto low-carb diet. Meal plans, recipes and shopping lists – no …

20 Healthy Low-Carb Foods You Should Add To Your Shopping List

From avocados to watermelon.<p>It’s official: Low-carb diets are everywhere. From Keto to Paleo to good old Atkins and South Beach, chances are someone you know is cutting back their intake of bread and grains. But there are a lot of foods out there that are hidden sources of carbohydrates, such as …

Nutrition