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See the Laguna Beach Cast Together for Their 10 Year Reunion

Let the rain (or snow) come down because we’re finally coming clean from a long Thanksgiving weekend. While we were busy complaining about overindulging (seriously, that second slice of pumpkin cheesecake was not necessary) and kicking off our holiday shopping, the <i>Laguna Beach</i> gang was reuniting …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

7 Ways You Can Easily Increase Your Willpower

In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities.<p>But <b>what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit</b> …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Chef Brett Cooper's Guide to San Francisco's Best Restaurants

Eaters in San Francisco are holding their breath waiting for <b>Brett Cooper</b>'s new project, Aster, opening later this fall in the Mission. In the meantime, the former Outerlands chef is consulting at Huxley in the Tenderloin—and eating his way around town. Cooper loves how today's Bay Area chefs push …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

14 Satisfying Low-Carb Lunch Recipes

If you’re like us, you try to be carb-conscious and eat healthy in between slices of outrageous layer cakes. To help out, we’ve gathered some low-carb lunch recipes that definitely earn the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag. In the mood for a sandwich? Whip up a batch of cauliflower protein bread and get …

Healthy Eating

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Nutrition

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

<b>Do a Nighttime Workout</b><br>You know that sweating can help you drop pounds, but you may think that exercising too close to bedtime can keep you up at night. Luckily, that's not true; a 2013 survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that active people are 56 to 67 percent more likely to say they …

Indian Lime Rice

1 cup basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear<p>1 1⁄2 tbsp. chana dal (yellow split peas), rinsed until water runs clear<p>1⁄4 cup canola oil<p>1⁄4 tsp. …

Curries

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes | Inc.com

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any other. Juggling takes practice, as does …

Creativity

The 18 Books That Changed My Life

During the conversation we got on the topic of books that changed our lives.<p>I want to share them with you.<p><b>I judge a book's success if a year later I am still using at least one thing from the book.</b><p>My takeaways are what I still remember from the books; you may get even more out of these:<p><b>"7 Habits of</b> …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>If you're not going the steak dinner route for Father's Day this year, may we suggest hosting a backyard brunch? Complete with charcuterie, …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

Muscle

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Brain Tumor Risk Higher For Teens Who Stop Growing Later

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 04/15/2014 08:37 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.<p>The study involved nearly 2,600 people, including 1,045 people with …

24 People Who Applied for the World’s Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise. (Scroll down to the bottom of credits, …