Darshika Patel

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

9 Best Non-Meat Protein Sources

Eating a diet rich in protein helps you stay fuller longer, boosts your metabolism, helps maintain a strong immune system, improves energy levels, …

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Understand Your Brain To Change Your Luck In Life And Business

Let’s get something straight right off the bat: your brain is an amazing, finely tuned, information processing machine.<p>It’s just that many neuroscientists and psychologists think that it is finely tuned for a time and place that is now long gone, called the Paleolithic era. During the Paleolithic, …

Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money

Many couldn't pass a simple finance quiz. Can you?<p>Do you understand money? Let’s see how well you do with the following questions.<p><b>1.</b> Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After five years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you …

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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How Bad Is Expired Makeup Really?

This time every year, we read the same story about how vital it is to spring-clean our makeup bags. If we don’t heed the warnings, we (allegedly) …

Lauren Conrad's Guide To Shaping Up In 7 Days Flat

Photographed by Bek Andersen.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our</i> …

10 Tech Necessities for Travel: Stay Grounded While Up in the Air

Travel interrupts our naturally scheduled programming and is an easy scapegoat for not maintaining our health, productivity or communication. Don't let a change of scenery spoil your New Year's resolutions -- gear up for 2014 with these 10 apps and gadgets to help make your travel experiences …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

The 15 Best Lip Balms Ever, End of Story

Because chapped lips become no one.<p>There's probably a purse hiding in the back of your closet that's a veritable graveyard of lip balms (RIP random tube from 2007). For some reason or another, they didn't make it to VIP status—but these 15 will.

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Celebs looking just like old Hollywood stars by George Chamoun

10 Things You Should Know How To Do By The Time You're 30

<i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 30, 2013.</i><p>The big 3-0 has heft: Most 20-somethings fear it, 40-somethings miss it, and …

10 Ways Modern Enterprise Performance Management Changed Businesses

<i>Christian Gheorghe is CEO of Tidemark, the cloud-based enterprise analytics company.</i><p>“This data is 90 days old, but that’s okay.”<p>When was the last time you heard a C-level executive say <i>that</i>? My guess is it’s been a while, because these days, if you don’t have real-time access to the data that drives …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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