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A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your Mood

<i>On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions</i><p>Look over the emotional states above and on a separate piece of paper write down any you've felt in the past 24 hours. If you felt some <i>really</i> strongly -- or for an extended period of time, not just a fleeting moment -- feel free to add one, …

Happiness

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

Research

The Quad Quake Workout | Men's Health

And it takes even more energy to use those muscles to launch you off the ground.<p>That’s why this new three-exercise, quad-centric routine from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour is such a butt-kicking challenge. Each rep drains some of the juice from these calorie-guzzling muscles.<p>Check it …

Merck CEO: Major Breakthrough in Lung Cancer Treatment

During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said the company has found, based on new data released over the weekend, how its immune therapy drug Keytruda may help to fight advanced lung cancer.<p>“This is a new category of drugs that stimulates the …

The 5-Move Complex That Firebombs Fat | Men's Health

Check out one of my favorite complexes below.<p>The constant motion allows you to cram a ton of work into a short amount of time, keep your heart rate elevated, and hit a ton of muscle groups at once. And using a single dumbbell instead of two will target strength imbalances between sides, and better …

How I Became a Morning Person

It’s early and dark. The alarm sounds, and you reach over to switch it off. After a short pause, you sit up. You swing your legs off the bed, touch …

Sleep

21 Favorite Books of 2015

I have a book addiction. Especially non-fiction. Most of these I read in print, but some were audiobooks, and others on Kindle while traveling. My …

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

The Best Documentaries on Netflix

You've seen the best horror films, comedy series, romantic flicks, films featuring a Strong Female Lead, just the overall best releases, and the best …

Entertainment

The best full-body fat-loss workout

Most big-box gyms feature a cluster of machines arranged to provide members with a “circuit.”<p>Circuits are a gym’s equivalent of a no-brainer, …

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

9 Gmail hacks that will supercharge your inbox

Want to get rid of a bunch of emails in a jiffy? Or how about a one-click way to escape reply-all hell?<p>Thanks to a bunch of Chrome extensions, cloud services, and some of Google's own built-in features, Gmail users have a solid edge in answering those questions in the quest to achieve inbox zero.

Apps

10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

I'm not here to patronize you. We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence. Perhaps for 20 minutes you'll think you're the next Richard Branson.<p>I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your …

Immune System

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Even YOU Can Meditate!

When starting to meditate, it doesn't matter if you meditate for a minute or for an hour; just that you take the time to commit in whatever way you can to this powerful practice. If you are new to meditation, I recommend that you start by simply sitting comfortably in a quiet place and breathing …

Meditation

Beautifully Vulnerable Self-Portraits (16 photos)

Kalie Garrett is a 19-year-old photographer who takes such vulnerable self-portraits, you can't help but get emotional when you look at them. Rather than describe them myself, here are some touching testimonials left on her Flickr page:<p>“You probably know by now how much I adore your work. I mean, …

Photography

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Morning, Noon or Night: When Is the Best Time to Break a Sweat?

When it comes to working out, timing is everything. In fact, health experts say choosing between a 6 a.m. run and a 7 p.m. spin class can make a huge difference for your fitness goals. So, when is the best time of day to work out? That's where things get complicated. Just as your weight fluctuates, …

Fitness

Man Who Survived Suicide Attempt Off Golden Gate Bridge Shares His Story

On September 24, 2000, Kevin Hines walked onto the Golden Gate Bridge with one goal: He was going to kill himself.<p>“I vividly remember writing my suicide note,” he says in a poignant Buzzfeed video, published Thursday as part of the news outlet’s Mental Health Week.<p>Hines, then 19, was convinced that …

Mental Health

10 Netflix Documentaries To Watch With Your Partner This Winter

The holidays means extra time off and (for many of us) chilly weather, so cuddle up with your partner in crime and get lost in a documentary.<p>1. For …

Entertainment

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Psychology

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland. Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Mindfulness

The morning habit that boosts your libido big time

What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex—and all it would take is a few minutes a day?<p>Plus, you’d also end up with a stronger immune system and more restful sleep.<p>Sound too good to be true? It isn’t. In a word: meditation.<p>“Ask yourself why aren’t you having as much sex as you …

Meditation

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

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