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25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

Hiking

18 Foods That Help Fight PMS

And we're not talking about curling up with a box of cookies.<p>PMS has a bad reputation with very good reason. Bloating, headaches, moodiness—even if you don't experience them all, it only takes one symptom to throw off your whole day. But there are actually a ton of foods that can provide you with …

Nutrition

Please Stop Hating Your Body

Your body wasn't meantᅡᅠto be treated likeᅡᅠanᅡᅠobject for others to scrutinize -- it was meant to be treasured as theᅡᅠmost incredible and most advancedᅡᅠinstrumentᅡᅠthatᅡᅠyou haveᅡᅠto receive the world.<p>We live in a culture that <b>hates</b> the body. Don't believe me? Look around.ᅡᅠWeᅡᅠset …

Leonardo Da Vinci

What It's Like When You Weigh 380 Pounds and Order a Salad

I ordered a salad. It was only 410 calories. The people behind me giggled when I placed my order. Maybe they were laughing about something else. I always heard laughter when I went places. I believe a lot of it was because of me.<p>"Really? Is that all you want to eat?"<p>That is what the cashier at …

Make Time for Your Own Wellbeing: Ways to Rethink Exercise So You'll Actually Do It

Deadlines loom, new projects pop up and you're putting off that lunchtime workout... again. Your day fills up with rides to practice, errands and family obligations and you're driving everywhere except to the gym... again.<p>Deadlines loom, new projects pop up and you're putting off that lunchtime …

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Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.<p>Quick quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion?<p>Highly sensitive<br>• Deep …

Personality

Here's The Wisest Advice These 11 Highly Successful People Have Ever Received

At last week's Thrive conference in New York City, hosts Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski encouraged attendees to redefine success beyond the first two metrics of money and success to include a third metric -- one defined by well-being, wonder, giving and wisdom.<p>According to Huffington, the …

Looking for Happiness in All the Wrong Places

Like a butterfly, happiness is always elusive: We search everywhere for it, seeking that one moment that makes all things feel good, only to find it slips away, changes or isn't as we thought, and once again we're lost in the quest to find it.<p><i>Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always</i> …

Happiness

How Breakthroughs Help You Create the Life You Want

The breakthrough that will lead us to the life we want, cannot happen without first examining the life we have been living. With everything we are managing and enduring, we may have lost touch with the vision of who we wanted to be and how we wanted to live.<p>When each of us feels good within, and we …

8 Things You Never Knew About Men and Sex

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>It's a common stereotype that for men, sex is like pizza: even when it's bad, it's good. But that's one of the many sexual myths that we might want throw out for good. "We always talk about the differences between men and women, but I think we've exaggerated that," …

Why Sometimes You SHOULD Go to Bed Angry

Find out what the facts say about this trusty relationship advice.<p>They say the key to relationships is never going to bed angry, but are "they" really right? According to experts and recent research, you may want to file this under dated dating wisdom. In fact, going to bed angry—in other words, …

How To Keep Jealousy And Envy From Ruining Your Life

No one is immune to the green-eyed monster.<p>Jealousy and envy are emotions that everyone experiences from time to time (whether it be in the context of friendships, romance or work), but that doesn't mean it's <i>easy</i> to deal with these feelings. Fortunately, there are ways to keep them from affecting …

Can you really control where you lose fat?

<b>The rumor: You can spot-reduce to lose body fat</b><p>Legend has it that, by targeting specific parts of your body through exercise, you can laser-focus where your body burns fat.<p>Heck, the guy in the TV commercial for that abs thing lost 60 pounds around his midsection by doing three minutes a day on what …

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food

There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously.<p>Whether our particular issue is emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating or we just can't seem to get a handle on the whole nutrition thing, we can all stand …

Why Calories Don't Matter

The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it comes to weight loss. And the mainstream media messages often confuse things even more. It is based on many "food lies."<p>The vast majority of conventional nutritionists and doctors have it mostly wrong when it …

Weight Loss