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8 Trainers Share Their Favorite Moves for Amazing Obliques

Alyssa Zolna/ Taylor Gainor<p>Breaking news: Side abs are the new side boobs. If you watched any awards show this season, you probably got the message loud and clear. But, as good as a strong set of obliques look on the red carpet, they're even better for your fitness cred. Your obliques form a vital …

Will emoji become a new language?

Emoji are already butting their heads with traditional words, but could they take over completely? Linguist Neil Cohn casts his expert eye over the pictures taking the world by storm.<p>The year 2015 could be called the year of the emoji. They have landed a teenage boy in a police cell and prompted …

Language

I Tested 7 Natural Ways To Fall Asleep. Here's What ACTUALLY Worked

For most of my life, I've had a hard time falling asleep. My mind seems to light up with random thoughts, worries, and stresses as soon as my head …

How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

<i>Mindfulness</i> is the process of paying attention, in an open, nonjudgmental way, to your experience in the present moment. Dr Daniel J. Siegel, defines …

Mindfulness

8 Ways You Make Life Harder Than It Should Be

In personality psychology, there is a concept called locus of control. It refers to how much you believe you can control the events that affect you. …

Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment

<i>The thought-awareness bracelet and the latest straw that broke the camel’s back.</i><p><b>“This $@#&ing Mac will be the death of me. Intuitive, my ass.”</b><p>It just …

#TheLIST: 10 Affordable Luxuries

You don't have to spend a ton of money for great looking clothes and accessories. Here, we rounded up 10 editor-approved basics that say luxe without breaking the bank.<p>You don't have to spend a ton of money for great looking clothes and accessories. Here, we rounded up 10 editor-approved basics …

18 Things I've Learned about Changing Habits, Settings Goals, and Living Life

Radically Accept What Is Instead of Labeling it "Good" or "Bad"

<b>“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” ~Tara Brach</b><p>I was in the heart of my Ph.D. program when I received the diagnoses: …

5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014

Whether you read a book a week or only a few a year, these five beauties, have to be at the top of your reading list.<p>Checkout <b>The 5 Must Read Personal</b> …

Startups

Money Makes You Less Sad, But Not More Happy

For a long time, researchers have been trying to untangle the relationship between money and happiness, and there’s mounting evidence that things are …

The One Vital Skill They Don't Teach You In Business School

Getting into a top business school requires demonstrating a certain level of success. Many people believe we need to push ourselves hard in order to succeed in business and in life. I used to believe this too. I went to an Ivy League school, got my MBA from Stanford and worked in finance for almost …

Mindfulness