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Q&A: How Accurate Are Cardio Machines' Calorie Burn Displays?

<b>The answer:</b> In a word, no, says Justice. Most cardio machines use your weight and age to calculate the calorie burn for the average person meeting those two conditions. What it's not always accounting for: your gender, height, body fat percentage, and fitness level. All of those things determine …

Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

Ready to go? Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>:<p><b>Here are the moves you'll be doing:</b><br>1. Lateral Lunges<br>2. Pushups<br>3. Switch Lunges<br>4. Body Walks<br>5. Side Hurdles<p>Want more five-minute workouts? Try out these time-savers:

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.<p>2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No …

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People | Inc.com

When you meet someone, after "What do you do?", you run out of things to say. You stink at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure.<p>But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.<p>Here's how remarkably …

Self-improvement

Video is in the classroom – and your new college recruits expect it in the conference room

In the past decade, video has transformed the way college students learn new material, interact with faculty, and demonstrate proficiency. On campuses around the world, lectures are recorded for students to use as an on-demand study resource. Outside the classroom, professors record instructional …