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31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

How Stockholm is becoming Europe's premier tech hub

The capital of Sweden is an easy place to fly to and it feels almost "un-Swedish" to waste money on a taxi from the airport to central Stockholm when …

Scientists create blueprint for developing ‘exercise in a bottle’ drug that promises to transform your workout

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>What good stuff happens to your body, exactly, when you jump on that treadmill or bend into that downward dog for yoga?<p>For decades, scientists have been emphasizing the importance of exercise for good health but <i>how</i> it works beyond the obvious …

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Survey finds 90 percent overlook key to weight loss

Expert says diets fail because people don't address the emotional aspects of food<p>Orlando, Florida - Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to …

Weight Loss

Would you wear a chip in your brain?

<i>This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

4 Dietary Mistakes That Lead To Weight Gain During Menopause & How To Avoid Them

We change our hairstyles as we age, we adjust our wardrobe as the years roll by, but we never look at our diet as something that may need tweaking a little as we enter our middle years.<p><b>Why is this?</b><p>Just as some hair and make up mistakes can have you looking older than you are, some foods can be …

Nutrition

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …

11 Killer Ab Moves

Abs. They will never cease to be the holy grail of fitness. Whether you're going for strength, size, lean mass or just a great Instagram photo, who doesn't want a visible six-pack?<p>If you've been working at it with no results yet, you're probably doing your workouts wrong. Sorry, but it's true.<p>The …

Workouts

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

5 Amazing Pizza Crust Recipes - Low Carb, Gluten Free & Delicious!

I've put together 5 of my favorite pizza crust recipes. I have a variety of different crusts to suit different tastes. Whether you are looking for …

The 10 Best Carbs to Eat for Weight Loss

For years we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight… but not so fast! Turns out, there are some carbs you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when …

Low-Carb Foods: A Complete Guide to the Best and Worst

Low-carb foods<br>– what to eat<p>By Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD – Updated May 2018<p>Low-carb foods include meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats, like …

5 Ways To Fuel Up For Sports

Nutrition is essential for an athlete's performance. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, your strength, focus, motivation, and endurance can …

6 Things You Should Do After Every Workout

1 of 7<p>martin-dm / Getty<p>Post-Workout Tips<p>Your workout doesn’t end after your last rep. To reap as many rewards as possible from each training session, …

Hungry For A Diet That Works? Dive Into Delicious Data.

As the CEO of a company that invents devices designed to improve people’s health, I pour over the latest weight management data to see if it might hold the keys that can help unlock the secrets of long-term success.<p>A quantified-self addict, I’ve always believed in bringing in data to provide …

How to communicate like a Buddhist — mindfully and without judgment

By Cynthia Kane<p>There’s a lot that used to frustrate me about communicating. Well, if I’m honest, it was that I didn’t know how to do it. I knew how to speak and string words together, but no one ever sat me down and taught me the purpose of communication or how to effectively express myself so I …

Mindfulness

11 Snack Foods That Take “Fun-Size” to a Whole New Level

Why does bigger always have to mean better? Miniature snack food is just so much more appealing. Or maybe it’s just because our inner five-year-old secretly loves eating everything with our hands. Either way, when it comes to shrinking some classic comfort food down to bite-sized appetizers, the …

10 One-Pot Desserts in Under 30 Minutes

Fruity, buttery, creamy, chocolately, just about any which way we love desserts, but sometimes what's needed is a quick, sweet, after-dinner treat with minimal cleanup. Make one of these 10 desserts using just one pot, pan, or skillet -- or the food processor -- in 30 minutes or less.<p>And while …

Dessert

Cast Iron Chicken Recipes That'll Make You Want To Kiss Your Skillet

No task is too great for a cast iron skillet.<p>Chicken is an easy dish to get bored of. It can be dry, bland and a chore to eat. If you feel the same way we feel, we have good news. There's a simple solution: a cast iron skillet. It's the fastest and simplest way to make chicken exciting again.<p>With a …

Cooking

18 Set-It-and-Forget-It Italian Dinner Recipes

When it comes to comfort foods, few cuisines do it better than Italian and Italian-American fare. That said, while some recipes are fast-fix affairs, many others — meat sauces and meatballs in particular — require long-simmering, making them less than practical on busy weekdays. Enter your savior: …

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Wake Up Beautifully Rested

Sleep better and look better too!<p>Are you tired of waking up looking drained? Have you gone through too much cover-up trying to get rid of those …

Getting More Sleep, and Sticking With It

Life's better with a little more sleep. We know this from research, popular press, and our own experience (if we're paying attention). It seems every day we're hearing the role sleep plays in disease, aging, cognitive functioning... yet, knowing we need more sleep isn't the same as actually getting …

6 Rules Every Dieter Should Live By

The most ‘successful’ losers master these basic principles<p>I’ve written about fitness and nutrition for 23 years and counting, and in that time I’ve talked to dozens of men and women who lost substantial amounts of weight, and kept it off. Maybe hundreds. A few have become good friends.<p>Offhand, …

How spices helped one woman shed 40 pounds in less than a year

After years of yo-yo dieting and becoming a mother, 38-year-old Nagina Abdullah never thought she’d have the body she wanted.<p>"I was always counting my calories, I felt deprived all the time, I felt hungry,” said Abdullah, who added that taking a simple afternoon stroll with her children left her …

7 ways to lose weight when you’re over 60

For many of us, life gets better—easier, even—as we get older. We get more comfortable and confident in our own skin. We weed out what doesn't work for us and invite more of what does work into our lives. There's a certain clarity that inspires us not to sweat the small stuff so much and to keep …

Diet rules are forever changing — here are the latest health trends

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. That's about the only health mantra that remains constant. Sugar is blacklisted, but eggs are back. Our bodies need fat but the right fat. It seems that nutrition experts are always changing the rules. Here are some of the hottest health trends with some science …

Add ‘fat-burning foods’ to your grocery list

Fat keeps you warm, regulates your body function and stores energy. But too much of a good thing can actually be bad.<p>It is well known that fat can lead to obesity and chronic diseases, but eating the right foods can help your body burn it.<p>Here are some to try:<p>Beans are filled with protein and …