Russel Harbison

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On Dying Well

A pioneering palliative-care expert shares his insights on the power of finding peace and possibility at the end of life.<p>In 1978 Ira Byock, MD, was a …

Medicine

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.<p>– The Dalai Lama<p>You’ve probably seen or read something like it …

8 simple exercises for a strong and toned back

Feel stronger with these moves<p>Whether your goal is to strengthen your muscles for that oversized backpack, or to hone and tone your shoulders, we …

An Animated Alan Watts Waxes Philosophical About Time in The Fine Art of Goofing Off, the 1970s “Sesame Street for Grown-Ups”

<i>Time is a measure of energy, a measure of motion. And we have agreed internationally on the speed of the clock. And I want you to think about clocks</i> …

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Literature

Tip: Neutral Grip Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.<p>This …

Health

Tip: Use This to Make Zero-Carb Sandwiches

All the convenience of a sandwich without the carbs.<p>Nobody knows for sure if the circumstances are entirely true, but in 1762 a British statesman …

Food

This one simple life change could help you earn more money — and feel happier at work

It may be a cliché, but the old saying that the early bird gets the worm may very well be true. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans by Sleep Junkie …

Northwestern University

Tip: The Cold Hard Truth About Nutrition

Need to lose some body fat? Here's some tough love you need to hear.<p>You Know What Not to Do<p>The barrier to fat loss for most has little to do with …

Nutrition

The lean, mean ketogenic diet machine

Developed for epileptics, the high fat, low carb approach to eating known as "keto" has become a popular weight-loss regimen. Corey Mintz finds out why devotees are very satisfied and experts a little skeptical<p>Dan McKinnon starts his day with a coffee, like anybody else. Except that he puts butter …

How One Man Lost 50 Pounds—and Kept It Off After Age 50

The first time Ottawa resident Dave Campbell went down the weight-loss road was in 1995, when he dropped from 200 to 154 pounds to get ready for his …

This Weight-Loss Strategy Makes Cutting Carbs So Much Easier

Finally, an easy way to tell the difference between good and bad carbs.<p>You know there are good carbs and bad carbs, but it can be pretty damn hard to tell them apart. That's where the glycemic index comes into play—and it might just be your key to losing weight by cutting carbs the healthy way.<p>“The …

A 30-Minute Running HIIT Workout to Speed Up Weight Loss

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts have gotten a lot of attention lately because they're one of the best workouts for losing weight and shedding belly fat. A HIIT workout mixes shorts bursts of activity with even shorter rest periods.<p>Here's a very basic HIIT running workout that can …

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food You Should Eat For Weight Loss Over 30, According To A Nutritionist

Trying to battle weight gain in your 30s? Reducing inflammation in the body by eating this specific food can help.<p>[Photos: Shutterstock]<p>“Blueberries …

Discipline Equals Freedom

<b>STAYING</b><p>Don’t worry about motivation. Motivation is fickle. It comes and goes. It is unreliable and when you are counting on motivation to get your …

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The 5 best exercise for your body, according to Harvard’s professor of medicine

Running not included<p>The best exercise for your body is a hotly-disputed topic but now I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Master the way of the spreadsheet with these Excel tips and tricks

Who doesn’t love spreadsheets? Probably a lot of people, actually, but even if the thought of filling rows and columns with various data points …

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

How to Finally Start Living on Your Own Terms

Start by cutting out the caffeine.<p>1. Stop consuming caffeine.<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is they don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we underperform and become …

Self-improvement

This Boxing Workout Will Get You in the Best Shape of Your Life

Round 3: Jump Rope<p>"The more efficiently the heart works as a pump, the better the cardiovascular fitness," says Foster. "There's no better way to …

Workouts

Don’t Take The Path of Least Resistance

Welcome to the human condition. We tend to do that which is easiest, often to the neglect of that which is best. The brain’s natural impulse is to …

I will never compare my life to yours. That’s why I’m happy.

I’m happy because when I look in the mirror, I don’t compare myself to anyone. Not anymore. I don’t compare the way I look, the way I feel, the work …

Happiness

The Toughest Opponent I Ever Fought Was Worry

<i>Jack Dempsey’s 3 Strategies to Stop Worrying</i><p>“During my career in the ring, I found that Old Man Worry was an almost tougher opponent than the …

7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

<i>“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — </i><b>Albert Einstein</b><p>The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …