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Tour Montparnasse Has A Better View Than The Eiffel Tower... Because It's A View Of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower observation deck sees a horde of almost seven million tourists every year. Wait times average two hours (for the <i>first</i> elevator), and it's not uncommon to kill a whole day just trying to snag a view of Paris from above.<p>So why has nobody told us there is a BETTER view two miles away, …

Aegina Is The Most Beautiful Greek Island You Haven't Heard Of... Yet

Mykonos, Santorini, Crete... been there, done that. But if you're looking for a fresh, unspoiled island to explore, let us introduce you to Aegina.<p>Aegina Island is located in the Saronic Gulf, about 17 nautical miles from Athens. It's home to ancient ruins (including the famous Temple of Aphaia), …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

5 min read<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of …

Motivation

Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good posture, too!).<p>A strong core acts a stabilizer for the rest of your body. "You can look at it as the source of all power in the body," says Travis Eliot, …

The 60-Second Scorcher You Can Do Anywhere

How strong is your single-leg strength? Put it to the test with this weekend's tough body-weight challenge<p>This weekend's challenge may look like a party trick, but don't be fooled—the single-leg hip hinge is the ultimate test of unilateral strength and total-body stability, says Todd Durkin, …

7 Life Lessons From Breaking Up That Hurt, But Are Good For You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Here’s the lo down:<p>I’ve had five failed past relationships.<p>One of them was with an abusive girl who’d literally slap my face, and I took it without …

Outsourcing

4 signs the stock market is overheating

The markets are in a state of ecstasy, but investors may be underestimating lurking danger.<p>CNNMoney took a look at a slew of recent data on stock valuations and corporate sentiment, and while the prospects for global economic growth remain robust, savvy investors need to stay vigilant.<p>Here are the …

Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it

A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.<p>It’s been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In this latest meta-analysis, Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann of the …

Diabetes

6 tricks to make the best retirement decisions

Most of us, at one time or another, make poor decisions when it comes to planning and saving for retirement.<p>But there are some tricks of the …

Retirement

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

6 New Food Rules to Follow

You might not know you're missing vital nutrients, but here's how to get them<p>You’ve heard the standard nutrition advice before, like stick to fruits and vegetables, and focus on whole foods. But what if you’re following all the tips and <i>still</i> missing out on important nutrients?<p>In order to make the …

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

The Underground Map of the Elements

The periodic table is an awesome piece of information organisation. By following one cardinal rule – all elements appear in order of their atomic number – and then carefully restricting the number of elements in each row (or period), clear patterns emerge.<p>For example, the first column (or group) …

Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

I make a mean marinara sauce. I sauté onions, garlic and bacon (yes, bacon) for 10 minutes until they sweeten and become crisp, then add a big glass of red wine, a can of chopped tomatoes and generous pinches of salt, basil, oregano and rosemary. Then I leave the room. When I come back two hours …

How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test)