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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Self-improvement

15-Minute Full-Body Kettlebell Workout

<i>The following workout was originally featured on Carrots 'N' Cake and written by Tina Haupert, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective.</i><p>Hi, guys!<br>Here's a quick yet high-intensity kettlebell workout that will challenge your entire body in a short amount of time. The Kettlebell Swings will get your heart …

Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

There’s no shortage of speaking tips out there, but scientists are now figuring out how best to combine them.<p>What makes someone a great presenter? Why do some speakers seem to effortlessly captivate their audiences, while others struggle just to keep them awake? It turns out that scientists have …

How to Start a Service-Based Business

Credit: Dusan Petkovic/Shutterstock<p>Service-based businesses allow you the freedom to leverage your skills and earn a profit. You can hone in on your …

Small Business

10 Entrepreneurial Must-Read Books to Kick Off Your Summer Reading List

An entrepreneur’s work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you <i>do</i> have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you’re in luck. With input from Erik Gordon and Josh Botkin (also professors affiliated with the University of …

Entrepreneurship

The Discipline Of Execution Defines An Entrepreneur

When entrepreneurs come to me with that “million dollar idea,” I have to tell them that an idea alone is really worth nothing. It’s all about the …

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 …

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

"C-Mass" (Book Review)

<b>The number of calisthenic enthusiasts is on the rise, along with the number of great books, DVDs, and YouTube videos.</b> I recently read the book <i>C-Mass</i> …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

Yoga Protects Your Heart

Long Story Short<p>Regularly doing yoga may protect your heart as much as other forms of exercise.<p>Long Story<p>A new review of existing evidence has found that practising yoga can help to lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of obesity, factors thought to increase your chance of developing …

Equinox Fitness Trends Forecast for 2015 from Jenn Hogg

<b>Equinox</b> Group Fitness Manager <b>Jennifer Hogg</b> (one of my favorite trainers at Equinox in Chicago) shared some of the fitness trends she sees for</b> …

The Overlooked Key to Muscle Growth

Here's what you need to know...<p>If your goal is to build bigger muscles and you already have a good base of strength, chasing PRs isn't going to add …

THESE are the Best Bulletproof Ab Exercises: Squats, Deads, Chins & Olympic Lifts

Get the best-looking abs by training exercises that integrate all the key muscle groups of the trunk or “core.” Don’t waste time on endless isolation …

College Football Top 25, Ranked By Academics

<b>Correction appended</b>: Dec. 19, 2014.<p>Forgive fans of Texas Christian University’s football team for feeling blue over the holidays. After all, the …

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

5 Cross-Training Poses for Winter Endurance Sports

<i>Use this practice as a warm-up or cross-training sequence to lengthen and strengthen your body for skiing and snowshoeing.</i><p>As you head out into the …

Yoga

The 5 Skills You Need to Be an Entrepreneur

Thinking about going into business for yourself? If you have a talent, skill or product idea you think people would pay for, you might be tempted to …

Who’s on your personal board of directors?

Who's on your board of directors?<p>Now, this may seem like a question for someone who is running a corporation or a large business; not necessarily a startup. But I'm not asking this in a business sense, I'm asking this in a personal sense: <i>Who's on your board?</i><p>Many of us have a small group of people …

Top 10 Most Popular Workouts Of 2014 | Triathlete

Get Symmetrical for More Muscle

Overtime, our bodies endure a multitude of physical stresses. Everything from sitting to running can cause changes to our physical structures. During …

This One Simple Move Will Work Your Entire Body

Ready, set, go.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Dumbbell Hammer Curl to Lunge to Press:</b> This three-step move is crazy efficient. …

Four Foods That Can Help Give You A Flat Stomach

Hoping to defy the Christmas bulge? These are the four foods you need to welcome into your life to help keep a flatter stomach this December.<p><b>Pineapple</b><p>…

The Household Items That Give You a Surprisingly Great Workout

Head to your kitchen, garage, and bathroom to find cutting-edge exercise equipment<p>There are hundreds of bodyweight exercises to perform when you're traveling or working out at home. But after a while, you may be looking for a different way to challenge your muscles. “You don't need to go out and …

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Trainer Confessions: 5 Exercises That Don’t Do What You Think They Do

You’ll be shocked when you find out which muscles you’re actually working<p>At the gym, I see a lot of people working hard to tone up, trim down, and get stronger. But I also see folks making exercise choices under false assumptions—some based on outdated advice, some because they’re following the …