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6 ways to make a fasting diet work for you

A fasting diet doesn’t mean you feel like you're starving.<p>Numerous studies have shown fasting impacts the reduction of chronic disease risk, longevity and weight loss. Most diets are all about giving up what you love and feeling deprived; whereas fasting diets may actually make those cravings go …

Holistic Medicine

5 questions from Buddhism, Stoicism, and neuroscience that will make you emotionally stronger

When we're anxious, angry, or sad, we rarely do the smart thing. And that can seriously mess up our lives.<p>At work, in love, or pretty much anything we do, we need emotional strength to stay cool and do the right thing.<p>Now dealing with the ups and downs of feelings isn't anything new. And nor are …

Self-help

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Social Media

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Treat Yourself Like an Addict to Get Out of Your Own Way in 2017 | Inc.com

You may have already created your goals for the year and feel like you are off to a great start. One thing you may not have considered in your goal setting process is how you will combat getting in your own way.<p>Everyone has habits that keep them from the best version of themselves. These habits are …

Self-help

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Workouts

Could the timing of meals help you lose weight?

More evidence suggests it may not be all about <i>what</i> you eat, but <i>when</i> you eat that will help you control your weight.<p>People who finished eating all their meals by early afternoon had smaller fluctuations in hunger and burned slightly more fat than people who ate throughout the day, a small new study …

Nutrition

What You May Not Understand About Meditation

Meditation has been touted recently as the solution for everything from ADHD to PTSD. It's being introduced in schools, workplaces, and hospitals. A meditation instructor of mine calls this growing popularity "McMindfulness." The research does seem compelling as scientists the world over try to …

Meditation

5 habits worth cultivating in 2017, according to a dietitian

Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives. On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in 2017.<p>Cook more<p>Creating and serving even the simplest …

Plant-Based Diet

6 Lies You Must Stop Telling Yourself

Source: FotoDuets/Shutterstock<p>We all lie to ourselves about certain things: <i>Tonight I'll turn my phone off at a decent hour. Mom really did love that</i> …

Mental Health

How Yoga Turns You Superhuman or Just Less Freaked Out About Life

In the spring of 1970, the Indian yogi Swami Rama wanted to convince Western scientists of the power of yoga, so he submitted himself for study. He …

What They Don't Tell You About Yoga

We've all seen them--the gorgeous sunset backdrops with a fit yoga body in a pretzel pose in the foreground. Bright multi-colored pants. Cropped top. Legs for days. Abs... you know the picture.<p>It was inevitable that yoga would become trendy and commercialized. Where there is greatness, somebody's …

Yoga

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

Here's what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, inspire strong reactions nowadays, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia.<p>While GMOs may involve splicing genes from other organisms (such as bacteria) to give plants desired traits — like resistance to pests, selective …

Forestry

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

First, start by making a list of your New Year's resolutions on Wunderlist.<p>Also make sure you have a great calendar app, like Sunrise, to schedule …

Our Hangover Smoothie Will Literally Save Your Life

You'll want to pause Netflix for this.<p>Hangovers are the worst. I'm a baby when I get one—which seems to be more and more common the older I get!—and prefer to spend the day on my couch in fetal position with a nostalgic movie like <i>Beetlejuice</i> on in the background. It's a sad, sad day until my …

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Astronomy

The athleisure fashion trend is becoming a huge problem for Dick's Sporting Goods

That puts athletics retailer Dick's Sporting Goods on thin ice.<p>Apparel is a huge part of Dick's business. With a rough third quarter, which executives blamed on unseasonably warm weather, the continued success of apparel is more important than ever for the company.<p>Currently, much of Dick's success …

Trends

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.<p>Today is Black Friday, our national holiday built solely to motivate shopping. One hundred thirty-five …

Happiness

Roald Dahl's greatest philosophical quotes ever

Not only did legendary writer Roald Dahl create unforgettable characters, he also put words of wisdom into their mouths! Discover our favourites here and tell us your favourites on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks or by email childrens.books@theguardian.com<p>Everything we ever needed to know about how to …

Books

The year’s biggest fashion trend is officially getting an entry in the dictionary

It’s been everywhere: the coffee shop, the grocery store, the office, and sometimes even the gym. Dressing in workout clothes at all times, whether for exercising or not, has been one of the biggest, most persistent, and most comfortable clothing trends of the past couple years.<p>The style of dress …

Trends

Mindfulness of Breathing: A Primer

Thirty years ago, you had to be a serious student of Buddhism to be familiar with mindfulness meditation. Today, it’s everywhere: in medical, military, educational, and even corporate settings. Advocates of mindfulness meditation say it can improve just about every aspect of our lives, and science …

Mindfulness