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Sitting at your desk all day is killing you — Here’s how to get moving again

New research suggests that sitting all day hurts memory<p>You might want to stand up for this.<p>It’s no surprise that being sedentary is bad for your …

Ergonomics

Creating Your Own Alexa Skills Is Now Super Easy. Here's How to Do it.

Good news for people who live among the machines: You can now create your own Alexa skills with Amazon's new Alexa Skills Blueprints program, and you …

Amazon Echo

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Project Management

Marriott Rewards to merge, unify benefits with Starwood, Ritz-Carlton loyalty programs

Marriott has announced major changes to its loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, that will merge the program with its Ritz-Carlton and Starwood subsidiaries and set unified benefit levels.<p>Under the new program, members will have the option to earn and redeem points at more than 6,500 hotels in 127 …

Hospitality

Everything You Can Do With Everything Bagel Seasoning

Are you a member of the cult of Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning blend? Look on Instagram and Pinterest and you'll quickly realize …

Breakfast

Neuroscience: Sitting at Your Desk All Day May Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Unfortunately, for many of us our jobs require us to do a lot of sitting. Turns out that's not so great.<p>We all know that sitting in a chair in our office all day -- staring at a computer screen -- is not conducive to our good health. In fact, scientists have already found that sitting for long …

Neuroscience

How to Specify Your Activity Type in the Apple Watch Workout App

When you open the Apple Watch Workout app, the main screen by default offers you 10 quick-start workout types that you can use to track your exercise. These include Walking, Running, Cycling, Elliptical, Rower, Stair stepper, HIIT, Swimming, and Wheelchair.<p>If you want to track a more specialized …

Exercise

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

9 New Podcasts That Will Be Your Next Obsession

Over the past few years, podcasts have become as much a part of our entertainment habits as watching TV, reading books, or listening to music. Every day, more talented people with stories to tell are getting into the game, and while the result is an industry that’s always fresh and flourishing, it …

TV

The 20 most hipster cities in the US — and why you should consider moving to one

Grand Rapids

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 -- …

Emotional Intelligence

This Florida Beach Was Just Named the Best in America

If you're looking for an incredible beach vacation, Florida has no shortage of spectacular sandy oases. But one Tampa Bay beach can boast of a new …

Fort Lauderdale

I Took Metamucil Every Day for Two Weeks, and Here is What Happened

Is fiber really your friend?<p>We asked three Men’s Health fitness MVPs to take the Metamucil 2-Week Challenge to get rid of what weighs them down. How’d it go? We’re glad you asked. Find out what they had to say about feeling lighter and less weighed down.<p>MVP #1: Mike Donavanik, 30, Trainer<p>There are …

Nutrition

The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Meditation

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Description<p>Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT), an empirically supported approach that combines aspects of cognitive behavior therapy with …

Mindfulness

7 actually cool cruises that are nothing like the ones your parents take

If the word “cruise” brings to your mind cringe-worthy images of older people in towel shorts and Hawaiian shirts stuffing their faces at an …

Travel

The DASH Diet Is Great For Weight Loss, So Why Is No One Following It?

The DASH diet often flies under the radar, especially when compared to buzzy diets such as the Keto diet, but it’s one of the most widely-respected …

Holistic Medicine

The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …

Hiking

Prepare to Freak Out Over These 11 Cute Maxi Dresses . . . All From Amazon and Less Than $17!

Not only do we love maxi dresses because they're cute, they're also super comfortable. They're great for Spring and Summer days, as well as travel. If you'd like an affordable option, we rounded up our favorite choices from Amazon. We have no doubt these stylish designs will be your go-tos for the …

Clothing

Marcia Clark: I Found Bombshell Evidence of Casey Anthony’s Guilt

In ‘Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48,’ the famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor reopens notorious crime cases, starting with the death of young Caylee …

Crime

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Foam Rolling 101: Here's What You Need To Know

In the past couple of years, the use of foam rollers has skyrocketed in the wellness world for its tension-relieving and stress-reducing abilities …

Massage Therapy

24 Reasons a runDisney Race Should Be Your First Half-Marathon

From the spectacular fireworks and carb-loading on churros to the perfect weather, there are a million reasons why a runDisney race through Disney World (or Disneyland, when those races return) is <i>the</i> perfect beginner half marathon — but we'll condense it to 24!<p>Pondering making the leap into the …

Walt Disney Company

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Shopping

Philips Hue outdoor lights will be available in July, with three products on offer

Philips teased back in January that it would be launching outdoor Hue lights later in the year, and it has now provided details of the products – including pricing and availability.<p>The company says that it will be offering three types of outdoor lights in the USA and Europe in July …<p>Extending the …

I Can Never Go Back to Ordinary Pillow Cases After Using These Silk Ones

For years I would wake up, look in the mirror, and groan at the sight of my hair in a giant knot, along with the creases on my face from my pillowcase. Luckily, I haven't had that problem in years since I switched over to Slip Silk Pillowcases ($79).<p>The 100 percent silk pillowcase completely …

Knitting

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

Motivation