Samantha Lynn Walton

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This 15-Minute Routine Will Work Your Lower Abs Like Whoa

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

9 Experts Give Their Best Glute Training Tips<p>The Question<p>What's your best tip for building strong, great-looking glutes?<p>Bret Contreras – Strength …

Workouts

The Best Exercise to Do If You Have Tight Hips

Loosening up your hips with wall squats is key to avoiding injuries<p>The squat is a basic fundamental movement, but it can be hard to perform one properly if you don't have good hip mobility. Not only are you at risk for injuries if you're not doing them correctly, but you're making the exercise …

5 smart brain hacks to help you feel — and project — more positivity at work

Do you really love your job? Are you truly engaged in your work? If you are able to answer “yes” to both questions, you’re in the minority. Less than …

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

How to Fix 9 Common Sleep Problems With Science

Spoiler: it's all about the pillows.<p>It seems like it's getting harder and harder to get a good night's sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, …

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

Grieving

13 podcasts that will help make you a better human

The humble podcast has finally come into its own. Apple first added the format to its iTunes suite back in 2005 – but it probably wasn't until 2014, when Serial’s explosive first season captivated an audience of 40 million listeners, that the medium's potential became clear. Since then, the podcast …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

7 Short and Sweet Resistance Training Routines to Develop Your Legs

The legs. They get you from point A to B. They're a woman's (and man's) best friend. They're the genesis for all skill executions. <b>Throw a ball or</b> …

This 4-minute meditation is the secret to a better morning

Can't focus in the mornings? Maybe meditation can help.<p>Meditation guide Rebekah Borucki is determined to prove that we all have time to meditate, even if only for a few minutes. Her upcoming book, "You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life," out in February, focuses on just that: four-minute …

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

This One Change to My Morning Routine Has Made My Life Better

<i>Nela Canovic, productivity hacker, writer and entrepreneur, answered the question “What single change in your daily routine has had the biggest</i> …

Long-distance runners, don’t underestimate the power of protein

The favoured fuel of the long-distance runner is carbohydrate – and true to that cliché, Krista DuChene loads up on carbohydrates such as pasta and rice in the days before big events like the one in Rio de Janeiro next Sunday, when she and teammate Lanni Marchant will become the first Canadian …

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

Want to know (or use) some of the most common interview questions and answers? Here's a comprehensive list, along with some of the best answers.<p>While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions …

Seven Habits Of Memorable People

Being forgettable is the kiss of death for your career. Here’s what memorable people do to stay top of mind.<p>Improving your memory is a hot topic, but what if you want to influence someone else’s memory–especially when it comes to how (or if) they will remember you? It’s an important thing to …

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Nutrition

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Weight Loss

An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin. In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of …

15 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:

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