Natasha Herron

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3 Reasons To Just Stop Trying To Be Happy Already

Listen up.<p>This blog post will be a little different. It’s going to be a little harsh even. So expect some form of controversy.<p>Let me say it: <b>Just stop</b> …

10 iconic US road trips you should take right now

Instead of suffering through another round of apple picking in an orchard that's been plucked dry, check out these essential American road trips, where you can see the fall foliage in all its glory.<p>While beautiful year-round, this is a fall foliage fave (for its epic dogwood, sourwood, sassafras …

8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement

It may sound challenging, but if you follow this advice every day, you'll be well on your way to self-improvement.<p>It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take …

Blood Moon in pictures: Total 'supermoon' lunar eclipse seen around the world

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

11 Skin-Care Habits to Start NOW to Get Gorgeous Skin for Years to Come

Score stunning skin for life.

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

Every corner of the U.S.—including yours—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price. Here, …

Budget Travel

The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

How to Use Meditation to Dominate Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure there have been at least a few times in your life when a negative response has made matters worse.<p>Let’s say you’re working on a complicated …

5 Ways To Live Without Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Regret is something everyone experiences at one point or another. It would be impossible to go through life without experiencing any regret at …

Grow your mind: 5 daily easy exercises

The Mind is where human being life started from. The reason is because, all of our actions are determined by the nature of the thoughts we hold in …

5 Ways to Create A Stronger Self

I loathed myself.<p>I am a wimp. Or at least I have been one. My wimp-like behavior crossed many situations in my life. From talking to a crowd to …

Self-help

7 Life-Defining Things Grateful People Have | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re on the journey of becoming a happier person, you’d know for sure that being grateful is one of the key things to gaining that …

Happiness

5 Keys to Finding Meaning in Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can often become cluttered with one to-do list after another, an endless string of tasks needing completion. In all this hustle and bustle, it’s …

Outsourcing

4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Create Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each us deserves to be comfortable in our own skin and have the confidence to pursue our dreams. Confidence does not mean seeing yourself as …

Motivation

5 Things To Expect When You Quit Your Day Job And Follow Your Purpose | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last year I raised a few eyebrows at my office job. It wasn’t because I had put in my 2-weeks notice to leave (because frankly that was a common …

10 Ways To Reduce Chemicals In Your Life with Coconut Oil | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Coconut oil might have been the most-talked-about-oil in 2013, and newsflash: it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Are you trying to reduce harsh …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic waterfront—reveling in free gems …

Fitness experts differ on best running techniques

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Humans may be born to run but fitness experts differ on exactly how to embark on what has been called the most natural cardiovascular workout.<p>Joggers run past as the skyline of Singapore's financial district is seen in the background April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su<p>Some chase …

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that …

The Ingredient That's Crucial For Weight Loss

And science says...<p>Of course you know that fiber helps keep you full for longer—you've only read that fact, oh, you know, everywhere. But there's interesting new research that explains why fiber is such a miracle worker—and it's all due to a <i>second</i> miracle worker called acetate. A recent animal …

10 Easy Ways to Slash Sugar from Your Diet

You may not be eating Oreos by the roll or guzzling cans of Coke, but that doesn’t mean sugar’s absent from your diet. You’re likely eating sugar …

10 Mental Tricks For A More Effective Workout

<i>By Andy Puddicombe for YouBeauty.com</i><p>When it comes to exercise, we all have our own way of doing it. Maybe we like to run, take a yoga class or -- my favorite -- hit the surf. Some of us care about having the latest workout clothes; for others, that's not important.<p>But how much thought do you give …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

14 Surprising Causes of Dehydration

Your body is about 60% water. Lose even 1.5% of that H2O—the tipping point for mild dehydration—and your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function …

How Blake Lively Stays Fit Without a Gym

Really, she doesn't go! But she does have another trick…<p>Hate going to the gym? So does Blake Lively. And she doesn't make herself go, either.<p>So how does Blake stay in such amazing shape? Before you turn totally green with envy, consider what she recently told <i>Extra</i>: "I've said before, 'Oh I hate the …

28 Creative Ways to Eat Bacon for Every Meal

You might think bacon is a special reward, a savory indulgence for lazy Saturday mornings, but we think the opposite. Bacon is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner <i>and</i> dessert (and, well, Saturday mornings work too). See how many of the following 28 dishes you can make:<p>Bacon fat biscuits.<p><i>Photo by Mimi</i> …

Breakfast