Patricia Yap

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4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

Procrastination

These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day

We can’t help it that we have to sit down at work all day. And things have gotten even worse with the rise of computers and the internet. The truth …

11 times Wladimir Klitschko knocked out Instagram with his workouts

Wladimir Klitschko packs a mighty punch.<p>The 6′6″, 246-lb Ukrainian boxer and former world heavyweight champion is a muscular beast with over 50 …

Boxing

Five Personal Trainers Share The One Stretch You Should Do To Improve Flexibility

Can you spare five minutes a day for one of these?<p>Let’s face it none of us stretch after a workout as much as we should do.<p>Whether we’re pressed for …

Yoga

No Lie: These 2 Workouts Burn More Calories Than a 3-Mile Run

Let’s be honest, running is a great workout. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but research shows that you can burn around 113 calories for each mile …

Exercise

This Study Shows Us Who Is Most Likely to Have Anxiety

Mental health is <i>such</i> an important conversation to be having, and our culture is doing a better job of it than ever, from celebrities who are speaking up about living with anxiety and depression to studies that tell us that body shaming makes you sick or how teens’ social media habits affect mental …

Mental Health

7 Bedroom Cleaning Ideas You'll Actually Want To Try

Feel like your room is clean in ~no time~.

Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee

These chilled cousins are more different than you might think. Cold Brew is made without heat, which creates lower acidity for a smoother, naturally …

30 Thoughts To Keep You Positive

We all get upset every now and then and lose hope, think that things will never get better and we probably won’t have the life we’ve always been …

How to Spring Clean Your Way to Happiness

<i>Excerpt from full-length article originally published on The Language of Joy blog.</i><p>I don't know about you, but I find spring cleaning to be deeply cathartic.<p>I'm not crazy about the actual process, but I love the positive, fresh energy I feel after cleaning out all the gunk.<p>If you haven't yet started …

Happiness

4 Simple Questions to Uncovering Happiness

It's no secret, life is full of 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows and the brain is wired in a way where the sorrows are stickier than the joys. This wiring has been reinforced so that we can pay quicker and more focused attention to the potential threats that have come our way in the past and survive. …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

Letting Go of Self-Image and Focusing on Self-Concept for Lasting Happiness

Self-concept versus self-image: They may sound like the same thing, but they are worlds apart. Self-concept is an internal perception of ourselves, how we feel about our capabilities, mindset and emotions. Self-image is an external perception of ourselves, how we feel about our body, status and …

Happiness

17 Body Language Tricks You Need To Try

As Ursula once so wisely said, "Don't underestimate the importance of bod-ay language."

Body Language

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

The 8-Minute Circuit To Avoid Winter Bod

Winter bod: The softer shape we take on when daylight feels in short supply and the weather calls for comfy layers. You haven't stopped working out; it's just that you have a little less motivation than you did during, say, the summer, and a lot more desire for, say, carbs-and-couch time.<p>This …

Workouts

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

Social Media

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

Dirty Disney: 10 Inappropriate Jokes in Disney Films

Parents and adults may get as much fun out of Disney and Pixar movies, but it’s assumed that the actual stories and humor won’t be anything too …

Walt Disney Company

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

University of Michigan

What We Cook When We Don't Want to Cook Anything

<i>How two-minute pasta, chickpeas, and a lot of eggs have saved us on uninspired nights.</i><p>The dish I didn't cook last night—even though I promised myself I would.<p>Amid an office that's filled with the type of people who bring homemade quiche for lunch, regale me with stories of the previous evening's …

Pancake Recipes For All Your Breakfast Needs

There are a few foods that make us swoon, but pancakes are definitely one of them. Despite their simplicity -- they're made with nothing more than common items we have stored in our pantry -- they bring us happiness like only the most perfect of foods can (such as chocolatey brownies and grilled …

Breakfast

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

E.coli

30-Day Kettlebell Challenge For The Absolute Beginner

<i>This article was originally published on September 10, 2015.</i><p>The kettlebell looks something like a cross between your grandma’s purse and an …

22 things you didn't know about North Korea - Matador Network

22 things you didn’t know about North Korea<p>Returning from North Korea, there were things that I could only fully grasp after I went through the …

North Korea

8 Habits Everyone Should Take Up In Their 30s

Do you want to improve your quality of life? There are many small steps you can implement on a daily basis to improve the overall quality of your …

What Really Makes You a Happy Person?

According to current popular ideas about the science of happiness, 10% of the variance in happiness in a given population is due to life …

Psychology

Beach or mountains? Study shows link between geography and personality

How many times have you heard someone refer to himself as a "beach person" or "lake person?" Well, it turns out it's not just matter of opinion, there's actually scientific proof behind the claim. According to a new study in the Journal of Research in Personality, extroverts prefer the beach to the …

Personality

Get to Know the Beautiful Model With Down Syndrome Who Just Landed 3 Campaigns

Here at Brit + Co HQ, we’re all about challenging the standards of beauty previously put in place. With plus-size supermodels like Denise Bidot stunning in un-Photoshopped swimsuit campaigns, it’s evident that beauty doesn’t come in a factory-sealed, package. It’s found everywhere and in anyone. …

New York Fashion Week