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9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline

10 Salmon Recipes You've Gotta Make Sometime Soon!

Sheet Pan Salmon with Squash and Couscous by @b.britnell<br>Just one pan stands between you and this complete meal.<p>Honey Lime Salmon by @rasamalysia<br>Serve …

Seafood

7 Paleo Dinners Even Cheese Lovers Will Get Behind

If you think of the Paleo diet as restrictive, think again, my friend. A carb- and dairy-free routine doesn't mean you're out of tasty options; it …

What the Constitution Really Says About Race and Slavery

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, the 13th Amendment officially was ratified, and with it, slavery finally was abolished in America. The …

3 Ways to Heal Yourself - What's In the Way IS the Way

What would it be like if you understood that the deepest of challenges in your life are <i>for</i> you? They are not here because you have done something …

A poet who spoke to the black gay experience, and a quest to make him heard

When Essex Hemphill spoke, people listened.<p>Back in the 1980s, the poet and activist would fill the District’s coffeehouses and artsy theaters for his readings. He was the unofficial voice of the city’s black gay community — lyrical, charismatic and fiercely political.<p>“He had this intensity,” his …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure. For example, in …

Motivation

10 Things People With Passion Do Differently | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure you’ve seen them.<p>You can spot them right away by the spring in their step, the enthusiasm they exude, and the joy that’s written all over …

MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them

Over the past few years, business school administrators — like other university officials — have been losing sleep over Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs), worrying that these low-cost digital alternatives will cannibalize their business model.<p>As elite business schools have started to offer …

TWIB! Prime Presents: "It's not about you, White Liberals™" w/ Dr. Brittney Cooper

TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TV On this segment on @TWIBprime Elon James White , Imani Gandy and Aaron Rand Freeman talk with Dr. Brittne...

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead<p>During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I …

British Philosophy

Civil rights hero launches ‘American Child’s Education Bill of Rights’

Calling modern school reform “catastrophically misguided and ineffective,” civil rights icon James Meredith is launching what he calls the American Child’s Education Bill of Rights, a 12-point declaration of obligations that he says the nation owes every public school child.<p>The 80-year-old Meredith …

Untold History: More Than a Quarter of U.S. Presidents Were Involved in Slavery, Human Trafficking

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> As the country marks Presidents’ Day today, we turn to an aspect of U.S. history often missed: the complicity of American presidents …

What We (Mis)read: The Black Literary Palate

<i>January 2, 2014</i><p>In the fall of 1967, William Styron published <i>The Confessions of Nat Turner</i>, and it quickly rose atop the best-seller lists. A month …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

Mental Health

Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story</b><p>Whether we recognize it or not, our lives are driven by a story; it follows a script that we have …

Motivation

Lolly Daskal – Building Relationships and High Performing Teams | The Fast Track

In order to learn how to form more positive workplace relationships and build a high performing team, I spoke to Lolly Daskal. Daskal is the founder …

Why Not Take a Year Off to Work in Government?

One year ago, Rahul Mewawalla was a senior executive building out the mobile arm of Nokia. Today, he is using his telecom industry expertise to help San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee launch the nation’s first entrepreneurship-in-residence (EIR) program for cities. The program pairs start-ups with …

How To Always Take Action: Ditch The All Or Nothing Mindset

All or nothing.<p>Go big or go home.<p>There is something appealing about these ideas; going all out for something. It’s inspiring because deep down, we …

Is Balance the New Happy?

We spend much of our lives focusing upon getting happy. We pursue happiness like it is a destination on a map that we need to reach before sundown. …

Happiness

Diet or Exercise: Which Matters More for Weight Loss?

You know you should exercise and eat healthfully to keep your weight in check. The thing is, research suggests that when people devote time to one …

Fitness

Get a Flat Stomach: Secret Weapons of Weight Loss

Get a sexy stomach with these tips and tricks to get flat fast<p>The Abs Diet revolves around a dozen delicious, convenient foods called the Abs Diet Powerfoods. All you need to do is eat the acronym: Almonds and other nuts, Beans and other legumes, Spinach and other green vegetables, Dairy (low-fat), …

The 7 Simplest Weight Loss Strategies

You don't need a complicated weight loss plan to shed pounds. Instead, live by these straightforward rules