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Why getting up early is the ultimate life hack

Get up early.<p>Right now I’m up writing this at 6:30 AM. I slept in today.<p>A few weeks ago I woke up early by accident. Four-thirty AM my eyes popped …

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13 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Don't Do | Inc.com

My fifteen years as a psychotherapist taught me about mental strength and the resilience of the human spirit. I saw countless people bounce back from overwhelming adversity and beat the odds.<p>One of the biggest lessons I learned about mentally strong people was that their resilience had less to do …

Self-help

How to take a shower, according to dermatologists

We love a restorative shower for its day-starting, head-clearing, muscle-relaxing power. But that long, hot shower that starts your day might not be doing your skin any favors.<p>Too much hot water can actually be bad for our bodies, according to experts in hair and skin care. We asked several …

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The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

A Zen Master Reveals 10 Essential Mindful Habits That Will Make You Much Happier

The only moment that truly exists is the here and now, and that is the key to living life in a mindful way.<br>With the stress of family and career, it …

The 20-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

Colin Anderson / Getty<p>Colin Anderson / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 20<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Who says every (or, really, <i>any)</i> gym visit needs to be an hours-long …

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Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Want to Lead a Truly Exceptional Life? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do These Things | Inc.com

<b>You might also check out these posts:</b><p>Jesse Itzler is an entrepreneur several times over, most notably with Marquis Jet, which he sold to Berkshire Hathaway, and Zico coconut water, which he sold to Coca-Cola. He's also an extreme distance runner with a 100-mile race to his credit and the husband of …

4 Ways the Most Productive Parents on Earth Get Sh*t Done

For those who want to pass a billion-dollar startup down.<p>You may know Charles Duhigg as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for <i>The New York Times.</i> Or as the guy who taught you to actually change your habits with <i>The Power of Habit</i>. But in his new book, <i>Smarter, Faster, Better</i>, Duhigg spoke with everyone …

Ten signs you're burning out (and how to stop it)

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

12 self-sabotaging behaviors exceptional leaders avoid

It starts with making choices based on "bone-deep, intuitive goodness," according to Tim Eskew.<p>Setting authentic goals and working hard are also critically important. Robin Camarote says, "Rarely do reliable go-getters stumble into exceptional circumstance."<p>Living the life you've imagined is …

The DETOX Workouts: Four Moves to Attack Your Fat Cells

This is the third day of the <b>DETOX</b> plan as demonstrated by John Gioffre. For the complete program, go to mensfitness.com/Detox<p><b>THE WORKOUT</b><p>Complete 3 …

10 best CrossFit workouts for weight loss

A level-with-you fact: If you do CrossFit, you will almost certainly drop fat. “High-intensity interval training, common to CrossFit, is very …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

Wine Woes? We Picked a Sommelier’s Brain and Learned So Much

We’re always on the hunt for a new bottle of vino to add to our list of faves, but scoring a stellar find can be such a daunting task. To help us …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

5 Nuggets of Wisdom That Guarantee Success in Life and Work

Success is often defined by power, prestige and profit. Yet many who achieve these status symbols eventually ask: "Is this all there is?" How disappointing it must be to invest so much time and energy in achieving challenging results only to realize your ladder of success has been leaning up …

5 Unusual Tips to Fake the Perfect Smile in Photos

There's nothing worse than having the perfect outfit and caption but ultimately ruining an Instagram shot with an awkward smile, right? But hey, even …

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Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

How I became a more effective public speaker in 3 simple steps

My own "first" happened in front of 30 people. My hands were shaking, my legs trembling. "G-g-g-g-good morning everyone. Today I will talk about …"<p><b>Related: Is This Your Year to Speak — and Get Paid?</b><p>After that failure, I did whatever it took to overcome my fear of public speaking. I read books on …

The 21-Day MetaShred Will Strip Away Fat and Reveal Lean, Hard Muscle

This program ignites your metabolism, torches fat, and builds the body you’ve always wanted<p>I’ve been training clients and working on my own body for the past 15 years. I once was a pudgy 275 pounds and wore 44-inch pants. Today I’m a ripped 225 and slip into 32-inch jeans.<p>I tried every fat-loss …

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The 20-Minute Cardio Workout All Lifters Will Love

This cardio drill is for all the muscular Hulks out there who hate running<p>Running is a natural human movement. We’re bipedal creatures, and we’re built to move on our feet for extended periods of time. There’s nothing better than running for developing your overall cardiovascular function.<p>But …

Exercise

The 6 Secrets to Transforming Your Legs—and Ultimately Your Whole Body

Use this as motivation to never skip leg day again!<p>About a year ago, I decided to fully dedicate myself to transforming my legs. Which might sound funny, given that I’m the Fitness Director of <i>Men’s Health</i>.<p>But let me give you some context: Here at <i>MH</i>, I specialize in making fitness videos. In fact, …

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Can’t Get to the Gym Today? Try the Home Workout from Hell

You’ll do more work and burn more fat in 30 minutes than you normally do at the gym<p>Think it’s pointless to work out if you can’t make it to the gym?<p>Then you’ve never tried my Home Workout from Hell. (Note: It’s just as hellish in a hotel room.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s</i> …

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5 Spice Rubs That Make Chicken Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Because there’s so much more to life than lemon pepper<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast …

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The Only Type of Cardio That Gets You Jacked

It actually exists: a cardio workout that lifters will love<p>There is cardio.<p>And then there’s High-Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)—aerobic workouts sent from lifters’ heaven.<p>HICT is essentially a slow aerobic session, so your heart rate will never go above 150 beats per minute. You’ll do one …

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