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What to do in Mykonos | A Pocket Travel Guide to Mykonos, Greece

<b>Mykonos can be a magical place whether you are 18 or 80. There’s a spell the island seems to cast from the moment you step on to the airport tarmac</b> …

The 3-Minute Hack to Improve Your HIIT Performance

It might sound counterintuitive, but mindful meditation has been shown to improve your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts<p>Meditation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might seem like polar opposites. After all, when you’re busting out burpees and dumbbell snatches, you’re not …

6 Moves You Need to Do Before Every Run

Whether you're hitting the track or tackling a long run, get your body warmed up with these smart moves.<p>It’s so easy to just lace up your shoes, head out the door, and get your run started ASAP.<p>But if you are in the middle of training for a goal race or just want to get fitter or faster, one simple …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

10 Short Daily Drills to Combat Back Pain

The discs that make up our spine are super-hydrated and fat when we wake in the morning. Sounds good, right?<p>But as we sit through the day, our hip …

6 Warm-Up Moves You Can Do Before Any Workout

We've all been there. Rushing to get a workout out of the way, we crank up the speed and incline on the treadmill right off the bat or jump into a …

Workouts

Tabata Low-Impact and High-Intensity Challenge

This Tabata workout is a great way to burn calories by doing high-intensity intervals that will challenge your entire body. This advanced workout …

8 Running Drills That Will Make You A Better Runner

Running drills are a lot like foam rolling. They’re both good for us and should be done every time we run, yet we avoid them at all costs. (No? Just …

How Runners Can Work on Landing Softly

Photo: Alice Peters DiffelyPhoto: Alice Peters DiffelyLand softly while running. It’s sound advice. And certainly not new. But how do you put it into …

Running

The Ridiculous-Looking Exercise That Shreds Your Core

Planks are boring. This dynamic stability exercise kicks up the entertainment factor while challenging your midsection the entire time<p>Try this movement at the gym, and you may get some side eyes from other patrons. But their looks will be worth it when they can’t stop staring at your abs.<p><i>Men’s</i> …

How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals

The power of the mind is astonishing and, when coupled with mindfulness-based practices like meditation, you can increase your ability to make leaps …

Motivation

This Yoga and Barre Routine Will Be the Best Workout You Do All Week

Find your zen while fine toning every inch of your body. This routine will make you feel two inches taller and three times stronger<p>There are some …

The 9 Skills That Successful People Practice Every Day

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

It was toward the end of the 2000s. Microsoft was making them all a lot of money.<p>But not all of their Microsoft colleagues were great at navigating the complicated world of stock-option vesting schedules, 401(k)s, and all the other stuff that goes into turning money into even more money.<p>That …

Black Rock

The Core-Strengthening Moves That Will Make You A Better Athlete

If you’re a runner and your pre-workout routine includes simply lacing up your sneakers and heading out the door, hold up. The high-impact, …

Do This Calorie-Blasting Superset Workout Anywhere You've Got Room to Squat

No equipment, FTW.<p>This do-anywhere workout—developed by New York City trainer Alex Silver-Fagan—will zap calories and sculpt you all over, and won't ask for a damn thing besides your body weight.<p><b>Do It:</b> Starting with Superset 1, do one rep of each move, then two reps of each, then three; continue …

3 Recipes for Increased Recovery

Recovery is an important part of any workout or training cycle. Included in the process of recovering from a workout are proper nutrition, sleep, …

How to Banish Manic Mornings Forever

How the ancient technique of mindfulness can help you find balance in an otherwise chaotic morning.<p>Dating back to Ponce de Leon, humans have been searching for that golden habit leading to optimal health and longevity. Recently, there has been an enormous amount of media attention towards …

7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day

Notably, most people are most productive when they are the happiest. On the other hand, unhappy or sad people tend to perform poorest.<p>This is true in …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Meditation

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

7 Timeless Strategies for Finding Inner Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br>― Maya Angelou</i>I’ve been volunteering as a counselor for underprivileged kids for the better part …

Fire Fighting

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

Mindfulness

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Mindfulness

The Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Gym Class Hero

Unleash your competitive side and work up a sweat with this fun routine.<p>So maybe it's not Thursday quite yet, but that doesn’t mean we can't throw it back to your P.E. class days with a fun sweat session guaranteed to be good time.<p>This workout—brought to you by the trainers at New York City-based …

Workouts

7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

Fitness professionals praise simple, sustainable and modifiable moves.<p>From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it comes to exercises that even the oldest and most out of shape can (and should) …

Why You Should Never Skip the Bodyweight Lunge on Leg Day

If you’re skipping this movement, you’re missing out on huge gains<p>Make sure to include the bodyweight lunge in your next leg workout.<p>Just yawn?<p>We get it. The classic exercise isn’t the most exciting move in your arsenal. It probably gets tossed aside to make more room for running or the Bulgarian …