Ashley Stephens

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6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Self-improvement

7 Lies About Women's Fitness & Diet

Stop Getting Scammed, Start Getting Results<p>Women get lied to a lot. Corporations and marketers know that women are more inclined than men to take …

Wellness

6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three :</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

Mass Killings Inspire Copycats, Study Finds

Police have said so for years and now scientists have measured the effect: Mass shootings and school attacks do inspire copycats.<p>As many as 20 to 30 percent of attacks are set off by other attacks, according to researchers at Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University. The effect …

If You Think You're Overweight, You're Probably Going to Gain Weight

<i>This post originally appeared on Shape Magazine.</i><p>Your genes definitely play a role in what you weigh, but a surprising new study says it's not necessarily as set in stone as you may think.<p>A few years ago, science discovered over 30 potential genes on 12 chromosomes that could affect our body mass …

What actually happens when you eat pizza in bed all day, according to science

To the surprise of probably no one, it turns out my life-long dream of getting paid to eat cookies and pizza in bed all day isn’t very sustainable.<p>In …

Antibacterial Soap Is a Wash, Study Finds

If you’re bothering to wash your hands regularly—and you should—you’re probably using antibacterials, many of which contain triclosan, an effective …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Happiness

Could a simple supplement halt Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's patients who took resveratol twice-a-day for a year were found to have fewer dementia biomarkers in their blood and scored better on cognitive tests<p>A cheap supplement may halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease after a trial suggested that dementia sufferers stopped deteriorating …

7 Fitness Instructors Share the Myths They Wish Would Die Once and For All

#1: You have to worry about exercise making you "bulky."

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

“How much weight should I lift?”<p>It’s one of the questions trainers (and we) hear most from those looking to shape and strengthen their bodies via …

Training for Endurance Sports and Your Immune System

Endurance athletes think they represent the pinnacles of health with their ability to perform multiple sports longer than other mere mortals. As the …