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15 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

How to Run 100 Miles on Almost No Carbs: Interview with Ultra Badass Zach Bitter

Have you ever run a seven-minute mile? How about 100 of them? Zach Bitter did when he set the record for the fastest 100-mile race.<p>Today, the …

Nutrition

These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Container gardening: The rules to know, and the rules to break

May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season. They aren’t just for summer; spared an early frost, tender container plants can still look great at the end of October, so it pays to devote some time and resources to getting them right.<p>Lushly planted containers …

Gardening

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Hip Stretches: 5 Unique Moves That Loosen Up Tight Hip Flexors

When it comes to which elements of your stride you can improve, your hips don’t lie. That’s because hip flexors—the muscles that allow flexion at the hip joint—play a huge role in fluid running, and a set of tight ones can really mess with your mechanics.<p>“The iliopsoas is the strongest group of …

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

How Baking Soda Can Improve Athletic Performance

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

9 Signs Your Running Shoes Are the Wrong Size

If you’ve never been fitted at a running store, chances are you buy your sneakers solely based on how they look.<p>When it comes to strutting around the …

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

What are 10 habits that are good for a person to get into?

These are my Top 10 habits I’ve developed over the last 33 years after studying entrepreneurs, executives from Fortune 1000 companies and my own …

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

13 meals in only four hours.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Jennifer Wilcox. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the week, because it makes my life easier. It allows me to sleep a …

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

6 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Is Grieving

Plus what to say instead.<p>If you struggle to know what to say to someone who is grieving, you’re not alone. Death has a way of making even the most …

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

19 Dogs Who Pushed Their Owners To Their Absolute Limits

Still cute tho.

10 reasons Yuki Kawauchi, Boston marathon winner, should be your favourite runner

• Yuki warmed up for the Boston Marathon by running in his home race, the Kuki half marathon, dressed as a panda. He had previously set an unofficial world record in the same race for 13.1miles in a three piece suit. In his panda costume, he ran 1hr 10min 03sec, finishing second, and beating his …

Marathons

The Best Houseplants for Every Room in Your Home

<i>The Sill’s mission is to empower all people to be plant people, so we’re kicking off a new series committed to growing your green thumb. Follow along in the months of April and May for all the gardening tips, hacks, and inspo you need. Happy planting!</i><p>Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s …

Plants

What it’s like to live with severe intrusive thoughts

I had my first intrusive thought when I was nine.<p>I was sat at the end of my bed when I felt this overwhelming urge to touch the the wooden side of …

Mental Health

5 Things People With Emotional Intelligence Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed

When you clash with difficult people at work, how do you manage your emotions?<p>Do you work with people who display emotional intelligence? Better yet, do <i>you</i> display your own emotional intelligence (EQ) when working with others? I've experienced my fair share of conflict and drama in the workplace -- …

Abdominal Muscles Anatomy

It seems everyone who exercises is looking for the best ab exercise routine for developing flat, tight abdominal muscles. Every year there are dozens …

Workouts

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 50+ Best Dumbbell Exercises

All signs point to weightlifting if you want to get strong! Whether you're looking to lose fat, build muscle, increase your metabolism, or increase bone density, strength training with weights is a must. We've compiled a list of the best dumbbell exercises so you can get strong at home or in the …

Workouts

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Ultra runner Scott Jurek: how I eat

<b>Breakfast</b><p>At home, it’s a smoothie: fruit, greens, nuts, nut butter or flax oil and protein powder. Then, before my morning workout, some oatmeal and wholegrain toast with more nut butter. On a normal day I do 3,000-4,000 calories. When I was doing the Appalachian Trail, though, that went up to …

Healthy Eating

17 Inspirational TED Talks on Motivation (Infographic)

Need a boost? These TED talks will get you excited and inspired.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that during your entrepreneurship journey your motivation will be put to the test. Whether it’s stress from family or finances, staying motivated can be …

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

Workouts