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12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

27 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises (No Crunches!)

Abdominal exercises to burn fat, flatten your belly, and strengthen your core.

How to Become A More “Normal” Eater

I had a few friends who never thought twice about food; they would eat when they were hungry, choose food that sounded good to them, and stop when they were satisfied. It was such a basic concept, but for me, it seemed like rocket science.<p>Now that I'm a holistic health coach, when I work with …

23 Of The Most Beautiful Terry Pratchett Quotes To Remember Him By

We shall all wear midnight.<p>1. "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." — <i>Equal Rites</i><p>2. "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this."<p>3. "It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective …

Terry Pratchett

The Low-FODMAP Diet: Your Solution to a Healthier Gut?

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>An estimated 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. But what if they’re wrong? A new and growing …

Wellness

Jameela Jamil On Body Image: 'I Have Never Met A Woman Who Is Totally Happy With How She Looks'

<i>As part of Jameela Jamil's guest editorship for HuffPost UK Lifestyle's International Women's Day 2015 coverage, here is her passionate, outspoken</i> …

What Happens to Your Body When You Sit All Day?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, which includes …

What's Your Favorite Line From A Children's Book?

"Today you are you, that is truer than true."

Books

This 50-Pound Weight-Loss Story Proves We All Have What It Takes

<i>Think you're going to bulk up if you start lifting weights? Our next Before & After story will change your mind. It comes courtesy of fitness coach Kelsey Byers, who blogs at Good Morning Fitness and is part of our POPSUGAR Select Fitness program. Read her weight-loss success story and get her tips</i> …

How to Lose a Pound By Next Week

In order to lose one pound a week, you need to burn 3,500 calories per week, or 500 per day. But exercise is just one piece of the weight-loss puzzle. If you make diet changes by cutting calories during any given meal, then you won't be bound to intense 500-calorie burning workouts every day—you'll …

The Best Makeup Trends for Spring 2015

The standout makeup looks spotted on the Spring 2015 runways.<p>Spring makeup tends to look like bronze skin, glossy lips and soft, pastel eyes, but the beauty on the runway this season threw us a few surprises in the form of seriously smoky shadow, vivid red lips and strokes of brilliant color. Click …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>A new study in the journal <i>Nutrition in Clinical Practice</i> shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an …

7 Baby Girl Nursery Ideas That Are Sweet Yet Elegant

They're the spaces every little girl dreams of waking up to.<p>These sophisticated rooms are anything but juvenile, but maintain a playful spirit.

10 Times Ballet Dancers Made Pop Music Videos So Much Better

Earlier this month, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier debuted his newest music video for the Grammy nominated ballad, "Take Me to Church." The four-minute visual tease, directed by artist David LaChapelle, introduced ballet novices to Moscow-based dancer Sergei Polunin, a man who rebels against the …

A 7-Move Resistance Band Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Here's how to get a complete full-body workout with just one small prop.<p>If you’re trying to build lean muscle and tone up, strength training is one …

20-Minute, No-Running Cardio Blast

There are no excuses for skipping this workout; it's only 20 minutes, and it requires no equipment, so no matter where you are, you can fit in a sweat session. Quick and effective, this workout is all cardio with no running required. Yep, you can do it in your living room. So learn the moves below, …

5 Beautiful Ballet Videos to Watch, Inspired by "Take Me to Church"

It appears that the movie trailer and dance gods have conspired to make this the best week <i>ever</i> for their adoring worshipers. Just when I thought I had soaked up every incredible bit of Kristen Wiig's "Chandelier" performance, this spellbinding "Take Me to Church" video featuring Ukrainian ballet …

Sam Smith

12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners

Everyday tips for a fitter, healthier, and happier year<p>Thinkstock<p>Runners dream big. Tackling a new distance, posting a personal best, losing 20 pounds—we embrace grand challenges. But what happens after you accomplish your goal, or if your resolve weakens before you succeed? You risk …

This Ballet Routine Set To Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” Is So Beautiful It Hurts

Bonus: The video features Sergei Polunin, also known as the "bad boy of ballet."<p><i>Correction: The dance was choreographed by Jade Hale-Christofi. An earlier version of this post stated it was an improvised performance.</i>

Royal Ballet