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These Are the 40 Most Effective Ab Exercises to Sculpt Your 6-Pack

After all your hard work burning calories with cardio and weightlifting, you want to reveal chiseled abs. So make sure you're doing these effective exercises to tone and strengthen your core. Here are our top picks to show off that gorgeous midsection.

Workouts

This 32-minute morning routine can make your day more happy and less stressed

You should feel more positive in no time.<p><b>If you regularly get up on the wrong side of the bed, feeling groggy and grumpy, there may be a quick and easy solution to your mood woes.</b><p>According to science, there is a specific morning routine which makes sure your day starts off at its best – and it only …

University of Pennsylvania

7 ways to make yourself indispensable to your boss

Being a good employee is one thing. You show up on time and complete tasks successfully, and are generally pleasant to work with. Your performance …

The Workplace

How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way

When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falko Sniehotta, a professor of behavioural medicine and health psychology at Newcastle University. The official UK guidelines say adults should do …

Work Stress

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

10 Super Easy Habits That Will Immediately Improve Your Professional Life

Speaking to dozens of job seekers every day for the past two decades, I have noticed that a vast number of people are not terribly happy with their work. There are different degrees of unhappiness, ranging from basic disappointment to downright depression. Sometimes, they feel a new job will imbue …

Employment

Study: Optimism Can Change Brain Volume, Providing Protection Against Emotional Distress

'People are not necessarily aware of how plastic the brain is.'<p>In an effort to research how certain personality traits protect against emotional …

Psychology

7 Mental Tips To Help You Out In Awkward Situations

No one, enjoys feeling awkward in a social situation. Except maybe Ricky Gervais. He did, after all, write one a fantastic series filled with …

Self-help

This Equipment-Free Exercise Is The Fast Track To A Strong Core

Having a stronger core makes almost everything easier and safer. So there's no better time than the present to strengthen your core. Here, …

Exercise

18 Proven Ways to Stay Focused That Increase Productivity

The only sure way to get everything done is to do one thing at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. Accomplishing all the things you need and want to do requires forethought and planning, along with a continuous supply of …

Time Management

Nine Yoga Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower-back pain plagues just about everyone at some point. A widely cited Canadian survey from the late 1990s found that nearly 85 percent of adults will experience some kind of lower-back pain in their life. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just deskbound and stiff, gentle stretching …

Yoga

How Ikigai, a Japanese Key to Longevity, Will Add Purpose and Balance to Your Life After 60

Are you doing what you love and have a purpose that propels you to get up in the morning and pursue it? It’s believed that having a reason for being …

Ikigai

One Hard Thing Mentally Strong People Do When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

It’s wild how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted. Life keeps …

Self-help

The 5 Happy Secrets of Effortlessly Positive People

Life can be taxing sometimes. With busy work schedules, family responsibilities, and financial obligations to worry about, staying optimistic …

Social Media

Say These 5 Words To Yourself When You Receive Tough Feedback

Most people rightly dislike getting tough feedback. But if you can take feedback well, it will make your life much happier.<p>More than 28,000 people have taken the online test “How Do You React To Constructive Criticism?” and we’ve discovered that people who respond effectively to tough feedback are …

Self-help

10 powerful ways to create your own happiness

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to grasp. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you …

Happiness

The Building Blocks of Visual Design

<i>Visual design is about creating and making the general aesthetics of a product consistent. To create the aesthetic style of a website or app, we work</i> …

UI Design

TED

It's not just you, everyone feels like they're faking it sometimes. These TED Talks can help.

Someone Will Always Think You’re An Asshole

And that’s okay.<p>You can’t please 100% of the people 100% of the time.<p>When you put yourself out there, you’re doing it with the understanding that you …

Tim Cook

Get Stronger Abs in 30 Minutes With This At-Home Pilates Routine

This 30-minute core strengthening workout from CLUB Pilates brings the reformer-based class right to your living room–at no cost.<p>Strengthening your …

The most successful people I know are voracious readers. Here’s why

All successful people I know have one thing in common: they never stop learning.<p>That’s why so many CEOs, thought leaders, and politicians read so …

Success

Take risks – the odds might be better than you think

As I look back over my early career, I wish I’d taken more risks. I wish I’d been a little braver in my choices, perhaps had more confidence in my …

Self-improvement

Here’s how elite performers silence negative self-talk

95% of the thoughts you have had today are the same thoughts you had yesterday.<p>How many of those thoughts are actually true?<p>Just because a thought …

How to hack your unconscious… to find your inner creativity

Everyone is familiar with “aha” moments, when the solution to a problem suddenly pops into conscious awareness as if from nowhere. Wouldn’t it be …

Creativity

Do You Learn More From Failure Or Success?

Failing forward or falling forward as some prefer to call it has become a ubiquitous part of business lingo. There’s this almost sadomasochistic notion that it’s OK to fail, not only OK but a right of passage. On one level these terms have been misappropriated and are being used too loosely, just …

Entrepreneurship

8 Books to Read Before You Make Your New Year Resolutions List

This list of books for New Years resolutions is sponsored by TarcherPerigee.Stop asking <i>“Where am I going with my life?”</i> and start thriving! This …

Oprah Winfrey

How to be productive when your life is in chaos

In a perfect world, everything is steady. You can make plans that actually come true 100% of the time. You can anticipate things in advance.<p>But as …

Diets

Top 13 Yoga Asanas for Quick Weight Loss

Looking for the best yoga asanas for weight loss? You’ve come to the right place. Perhaps the best part about yoga is that it will help you lose …

Yoga

The only way to become a better public speaker as an introvert

With sweaty palms and a dry mouth, I took a deep breath.<p>In front of a room full of chubby-faced, clumsy 4th graders and their parents, I arrived at a …

Public Speaking

10 Things Genuinely Confident People Do Differently

True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Self-improvement