Mike Koch

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Study Finds Mindfulness Aids Weight Loss

A new study suggests using a mindfulness approach helps weight loss.<p>With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, mindful eating — focusing just on …

High-fat cheese: the secret to a healthy life?

A diet rich in cheese might actually be good for our health, according to a new study.<p>A group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that eating cheese could help to improve health by increasing our levels of "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - thought to offer …

Holistic Medicine

NASA: We Didn't Change Your Zodiac Sign, Astrology Isn't Real

There are actually 13 astrological signs instead of 12, meaning that 86 percent of all people were actually born under a different sign. This is old …

Astrology

Scientists Have Literally Shined a Light on How to Have Better Sex

No seriously, they shined a light on it.<p>Here's a potential home remedy for a low sex drive: light therapy, the same kind used to combat seasonal affective disorder.<p>According to Popular Science, researchers at the University of Siena in Italy took 38 men with lack of interest in sex and split them …

Here's the Truth About Successful Relationships (That No One Ever Talks About)

Despite my… let’s call them <i>varied</i> experiences with dating, I have never had a conversation with my exes like the one I had with my girlfriend last …

Relationships

The Fastest Way to Your Own Happiness

<i>"The fastest way to your own happiness is to make another happy." -- Deepak Chopra</i><p>And the same is true for reducing suffering. So today, I want to invite you to spend the next couple minutes joining me in a guided compassion meditation.<p>Start by thinking of someone (whether you know them personally …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Yes, What You Eat Does Change How Your Semen Tastes

Urban legend has it that foods like pineapple make your cum or vagina taste good, while stuff like stinky cheese makes your junk taste rank. To find out if there's any validity to this, we had a male-male and female-female couple try a sex experiment.<p><i>All illustrations by</i> <i>Heather Benjamin</i><p>"Your cum …

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

Psychology

11 Easy, Tasty Lunches Under $2

A peanut butter, mayonnaise, and lettuce sandwich only costs 34 cents.<p>If you’re like most Americans, you’re eating lunch at your desk that probably …

How to burn fat

All gym rats have the same primary goals: Build muscle and burn fat. But melting away that pudgy layer to reveal the six pack you’ve worked so hard …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Sharon Belvin's nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.<p>Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."<p>Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like bronchitis, she was diagnosed …

Cancer

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

Losing weight comes down to overcoming 3 main hurdles

Still, while most of us know the basics of healthy living, getting trim is hard work.<p>That's why we recently talked to exercise scientist Philip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas and a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, to find out more about what …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

A New Path to Intimacy (Inside and Outside the Bedroom)

Dobino via Adobe Stock<p>We all want intimacy.<p>We all want to feel close and connected to someone. To feel seen, appreciated and held.<p>But the way most of us have been taught to go about intimacy is actually causing a lot of struggle in our relationships. And it may be holding us back from the deeper, …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

16 Kinds of Lean Protein that Can Help You Lose Weight

Your lunch is lame. Let us help.<p>When you think of lean protein, there's a pretty good chance chicken is the first thing that comes to mind. But this macronutrient, which is vital for losing weight, comes in many shapes and sizes.<p>Though it's easy to get stuck in a food rut, especially if you're …

Nutrition

“I Was Drawn to the Notion of Freeing Up Time and Space and Energy for the Things that Matter Most.”

Interview: <b>Joshua Becker</b>.Joshua Becker and I met during a conference in Portland, Oregon — I was very interested to meet him, because I’d read posts …

The 10 Most Revitalizing Vacations You Can Take

Ever return from a vacation only to collapse on the couch with that familiar, exhausted declaration, “I need a vacation from my vacation!”? You’re …

3 strong signs your career is on the path to success

Now career success is much less linear and there's a lot more navigating and rerouting that happens along the way.<p>In fact, it almost seems as though there is no "path" at all, and we're now forced to chart our own journey to success for ourselves. How do you know, then, if you're headed in the …

11 Proven Ways to Lose Weight Without Diet or Exercise

However, there are several proven tips that can help you “mindlessly” eat fewer calories.<p>These are effective ways to reduce your weight, as well as …

Your guide to wearable trackers that can change your health and life

For people like Medha Pant, 47, a Type-1 diabetic with frequent blood sugar lows (hypoglycaemia), the stick-on continuous glucose-monitoring device …

10 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

The first few minutes of your workday are critical to your productivity for the next eight hours.<p>If you show up late to the office or get sucked into …

Time Management

January 2016

Diversity

The Workout That Will Make You Sweaty, Sore, and Tired In 15 Minutes

Use this superfast routine to spur fat loss, hit every muscle, and crank up your metabolism<p>Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.<p>Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth …

New York City

The Airborne Pushup That Will Make Your Abs Burn

Hammer your chest, shoulders, arms, and core with this new pushup routine<p>Want to make your pushup even more effective?<p>Try lifting one of your hands to tap a bench at the top of the movement, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour.<p>By removing one of your four bases of support, you’ll force …

Workouts