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Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p><i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you …

Self-improvement

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Keep You in the Present Moment

I’ve been studying eastern philosophy for a few years now and I honestly feel blessed with every lesson I learn. The greatest thing about practising …

Try this powerful psychology trick to break yourself from negative thought cycles

Do you criticize yourself? Do you ever think you’re not good enough? Most people self-talk, however when that self-talk becomes negative, it can …

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle.<p>Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are …

Nutrition

A Cardio Core Workout Way Better Than the Treadmill + Sit-Ups

Cardio is good. Cardio that incorporates core strength at the same time is better. This workout lets you check off both without stepping foot on a …

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Meditation

After relying on comfort food, woman loses 100 pounds by remembering 3 easy tips

When things felt difficult in her relationship, Patricia Wilson turned to food. Over time, the pizza, chips, mac and cheese and chocolate caused her to pack on 100 pounds.<p>After she ended the relationship, she realized being overweight also contributed to her unhappiness. She knew it was time to do …

5 Ways to Burn More Calories Doing Bodyweight Exercises

Doing bodyweight exercises as opposed to using machines or equipment is one of the most efficient ways to build muscle and burn fat because these moves challenge your sense of balance and require firing up more muscles at one time, including your core. You can do these moves anywhere, and because …

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

Positive Thinking

15 most beautiful island hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful island hotels around the world. Whether you're after a glitzy private island getaway or a low-key tropical escape, we've picked 15 of the world's most stunning island hotels.<p>1. Lacaula Island (Fiji)<p>Let's be honest: Beautiful …

CNN

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 …

Meditation

10 Things to Know About Chakras

by Morag,<i><br>Guest writer, In5D.com</i><p>Chakra maintenance is a large part of the awakening process, of toning down the control our ego has over our thoughts, …

Eight ways yoga can improve your sex life

Illustrations by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail<p><b>2. Yoga can improve sexual function.</b> Using and engaging Mula Bandha can actually help you have better orgasms. The perineum is the muscular body between the anus and genitals. In yoga, it is believed that by slightly contracting the pubococcygeal …

Make Your Mornings Work for You

<i>This piece originally appeared on Uncubed.com.</i><p>There are people who greet the morning with a smile. Then there are the rest of us.<p>Despite the fact …

10 Reasons To Love A Scorpio

Happy Birthday to these Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Stone, Katy Perry, Ryan Gosling, Demi Moore, Matthew McConaughey, Scarelet Johansson, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Chloe Sevigny, Sean Combs, Prince Charles and Hillary Clinton.<p>At this is the time of the year, …

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

Creativity

This Pilates-Inspired Workout Will Make You Feel Taller Instantly

We spend all day leaning forward (driving, typing, reading, cooking, the list goes on). And, “The more time we spend in these forward positions the …

Three New Books to Step Up Your Game at Work (and in Life)

The globe-trotting <i>New York Times</i> columnist’s most famous book was about the world being flat. This one is all about the world being fast. …

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

That inexplicable force we call our metabolism does begin to grind a bit slower every year from age 30 onward.<p>Here's the good news: The rate at which your metabolism slows down is actually rather minimal. In reality, most weight gain that happens in midlife isn't the result of a slower metabolism …

Nutrition

Syria Kurds win battle with government, Turkey mobilizes against them

HASAKA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces took near complete control of Hasaka city on Tuesday as a ceasefire ended a week of fighting with the government, consolidating the Kurds’ grip on Syria’s northeast as Turkey increased its efforts to check their influence.<p>The Kurdish YPG …

Middle East

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

The Summer of F’rosé? Why It’s All About the Wine Slushie

Summer has typically been rosé’s domain—it’s so light and versatile, perfect for long afternoons spent lounging by the pool—but this summer it’s all about taking it up a notch with wine slushies. Call it lowbrow, but who doesn’t love the occasional slurpee on an extra-hot beach day? Add wine to the …

Rosé

9 best hospitality job portals around the world- Global Hospitality Portal

Getting your dream job is difficult and tiring process. In this article, we are going to share with you 9 best hospitality job portals around the …

Hospitality

All Your Hotel Variable Costs Explained

Room rates are what everyone is thinking about when they are trying to manage their revenue. One key piece of advice is first figuring out your cost …

7 Questions to Consider Before You Start Meditating

Yogi Berra succinctly pointed out, "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else," and this applies as much to finding a meditation teacher as it does to foreign travel.<p>If you are a newcomer to meditation, the prospect of sorting through dozens of studios, retreats, course …

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

How to Lose Body Fat Fast with These 5 Tips

As sure as the sun shines, summer is on its way and I start getting the inevitable, “How to lose body fat?…FAST!?”Well, there are a lot of things you …

Fitness

The Intimate Relationship Between Protein and Fat | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Overview<p>You may think of protein as the muscle-building nutrient and fat as the fat-storage nutrient, but protein can act as a fat under certain physiological conditions. Protein’s primary role is to provide the building blocks, or amino acids, to synthesize structural and functional proteins …

5 Morning Rituals to Make Every Day Your Healthiest Day

Shutterstock<p>Boost Productivity<p><b>Easy: Do something you love.</b> "The best morning routines involve a good reason to get out of bed," says Laura Vanderkam, …