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My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

The Outbound Journal

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

Self-improvement

Embrace Your Fears with This Exercise

<i>All of the fear that you experience comes from tough moments from your past. There is nothing we can do to change what happened, but you can decide</i> …

15 Minute Super Easy Foil Packet Fish Dinners

Ready for grilling season… or simply looking for a quick-fix oven baked dinner? Consider <i>15-Minute Foil Packet Fish Dinners</i> as a go-to meal, …

Seafood

Weight Gain and Aging: An explanation and solution

First we grow longer. Then we grow wider. People assume that weight gain is just another unavoidable insult in the aging process. They’re wrong.<p>Such thinking characterizes many of our notions about “normal” aging. Other casualties in this category include your bone, balance, muscle and marbles. …

Wellness

27 Fast and Easy 1-Pot Meals For Weeknight Dinners

One-pot meals are the ultimate savior of weeknight dinners, and these are as fast and easy as they come. Not only do these one-pot and -pan dinners make cleanup a breeze, but they can be on the table in less than an hour from start to finish. For your next dinner in a time crunch, take your pick …

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

Self-help

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

Alex Senson Contributor<p>Alex Senson is a biotech/pharmaceutical professional.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?<p>Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating — or …

Virtual Reality

The secret to wellbeing: learning to breathe properly

Not that we want to add to your list of new year’s resolutions, but if we could just suggest one more it would be to take a breath. Yes, really. While the average person breathes in and out more than 23,000 times a day, the majority of those breaths (especially when you’re awake) are short, shallow …

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Pomodoro Technique

These 11 Sex Toys Are The Holiday Gifts That Keep On Giving

Sex toys may not be the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list, but they're certainly a fun way to surprise a partner or a very close friend -- in private, that is. (Definitely not ideal for your office secret santa exchange.)<p>Whether you need something for a vibrator aficionado or a newbie …

Stocking Stuffers

What Are You Waiting For?

In the past few weeks, I've stretched my boundaries. I've taken on big initiatives, courted some MAJOR "big shots" to collaborate, and put myself out there with my following more than ever before. Behind the scenes, it's been a bumpy ride at times. I am, after all, human, and therefore I have …

Thought Leadership

Real Women Reveal What Gives Them Their Biggest Orgasms

Care to add to the conversation?<p>At first, it seems like National Orgasm Day, which falls on July 31, would top the list of silly made-up celebrations that people institute for no reason. But when you think about it, what deserves more fanfare than a day devoted to not just embracing, but promoting, …

2 Simple Turkey Improvements

Here's a simple thing you can do to improve your turkey. Throw out your roasting rack. It's time to kill this old tradition whether you are cooking indoors or outdoors, whether you are roasting a turkey or prime rib.<p>The traditional roasting configuration is a U- or V-shaped wire rack that sits in a …

BBQ

The 5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay Morris—Institute<p>Lindsay …

Parenting

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The Biology of Desire</i>, insists that addiction is <i>not</i> a disease and that presenting it as such is harmful.<p>The …

Drug Addiction

12 Ways to Revamp Your Self-Worth

When you have spent significant time in any type of unhealthy emotional environment it is easy to lose track of your worth. If you were given too little, you may view yourself as not good enough. If you have been starving for the love you never received you may be extremely hard on yourself and …

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence--as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities--has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

Masturbate Your Way To A Better Sex Life

Photographer: Lori Kaye<p>"Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love." -- Woody Allen<p>Just a couple of generations ago, masturbation was completely taboo. Those who admitted to taking part were stigmatized. Some parents scared their adolescent children by telling them, "You'll go …

Daily Meditation: Amor

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by South American music ensemble Chaskinakuy. "Amor Imposible" is a …

Meditation

How to Ignite Your Personal Power in Two Simple Steps

In order to begin creating a life that you want there is one necessary requirement to accept. You must accept complete and total, one hundred percent responsibility for your life experience.<p>This is a very common sticking point to the average individual. Think about it, is it easier to blame …

Meditation

A Simple Solution to Help Heal Plantar Fasciitis

<i>By: Pete Egoscue</i><p>Fascia are connective tissue, and they are found throughout our bodies at various subcutaneous levels. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone, and on and on, and that song ought to be titled "Ode to Fascia." Plantar fascia are the tissue that connect our heels to the rest of …

Massage Therapy