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15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

5 Exercises That Burn a Ton of Calories

The most popular machines at any gym are the elliptical, stationary bikes, and treadmills. Why? I think it’s because they show you the amount of …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

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Hook Me Up To This Impractical Virtual Reality Suit Right Now

Explore a castle from the safety of your very own castle, probably.<p>The Oculus Rift is one of the most immersive gadgets we've ever seen--just strap the glasses onto your face and you're transported to a virtual world. But if that's somehow not enough, you can help fund PrioVR, a set of sensors that …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

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8 Ways to Stick to Your Workout

Get motivated to exercise with these helpful, motivating tricks<p><b>1. Just Show Up</b>On low-energy days, head to the gym with the promise that you can leave after you finish your warmup. "Tell yourself you'll just do the Dynamic Warmup," says Rachel Cosgrove, author of The Female Body Breakthrough and …

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An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

It all begins with something called "Tabata training." If you want to learn how to lose fat fast with just eight minutes of exercises, then you'll definitely need to be familiar with this style of training.<p>Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman …

Exercise

Lifestyle Intervention Beats Diet for Weight Loss: 6 Simple Changes to Make Today

I am a big advocate of focusing on progress, not perfection. It is important to take stock of the changes you've made so far and look at the big picture.<p>As a nutritionist, for years I've seen the pendulum swing back and forth as to which "diet" works best for weight loss: low-carb, high-carb, …

Weight Loss

How to Build An Empire of Happiness

Being happy doesn't mean that I don't have storms that shake my foundation. What it means is that my foundation might be shaken, but it will not be destroyed and crumble.<p>I'm going to be honest. There was a time in my life where I wasn't so happy. I was satisfied, because I really did have …

Stop Eating Frogs! Just Be Happy

Instead of fixating on how much you dread a task, and forcing yourself to do it first, try changing your mindset about the supposedly unpleasant thing you have to do. Decide in advance that performing that job will make you happy, then come up with a list of all the ways that will happen.<p>Mark Twain …

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Our Biggest Hardships Can Lead to Our Happiest Days

Stay strong and persevere. Don't let the hardships steal your joy or purpose. Experience the sadness, anger or whatever emotions that need to be expressed, then ask for clarity and direction.<p>Ever felt beat down by life? We all have difficult life phases where we just can't see anything positive …

Your Key to Serenity Right Now

Let go of the sense of wanting to change something and the unwanted pictures about it that you were holding in mind will dissolve, and then you'll courageously move into action to make the changes that are necessary.<p>God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change …

Serenity

Choosing Solitude

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.<p>By Samantha Cullen<p>As a single woman living on my …

Loneliness

How To Bounce Back From Failure -- Over And Over Again

Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.<p>Happiness isn't the opposite of depression -- <i>resilience</i> is, according to psychologist Peter Kramer. …

Technomyalgia? Tips to Relieve the Pain

Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.<p>Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or …

Muscle

Taming Hatred With Insight

I try to always be good to everybody. Because of that, people tend to be nice to me, so I seldom have the opportunity to experience ill-will towards anybody. However, no matter how good you are to people, there is always a non-zero probability that somebody will hurt you very badly every now and …

3 Questions to Awaken Our Capacity for Life

At each experience, ask a real question and answer them truly. It will not only cultivate your capacity for life, but it will create for you a life worthy of your love.<p><i>"We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience." -- The Buddha</i><p>Here is one of the great truths of life that many …

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