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I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

What does running do to your brain?

Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge …

Ultramarathons

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

These 50 Keto Recipes Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Start Your Diet Sooner

By now you've probably heard all about the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet. Transitioning to a full-time keto diet may be difficult for the first few weeks as your body becomes acclimated to using fat instead of glucose as its main energy source. We know transitioning to any diet can be …

Recipes

13 Habits That Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

I keep seeing posts about “entitled kids” making the rounds lately. In fact, you don’t have to look hard before you see things written about how …

How Long Does It Take to Train for a Half-Marathon?

When you set your sights on running a half-marathon race, be sure you have enough time to train for it. The 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) race is an …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018

Dueling neural networks. Artificial embryos. AI in the cloud. Welcome to our annual list of the 10 technology advances we think will shape the way we …

Natural Gas

46 Random Amazon Products That Thousands Of Reviewers Say Changed Their Lives

Life isn’t without its frustrations — and sometimes you need special products to help you solve those little problems that always seem to pop up. …

Why Depreciation Is The Biggest Perk Of Real Estate Investing

Investing for retirement is historically fraught with risk and fear. Investors in this group are generally older, ready to press on the brakes and work less yet still need a reliable source of income. Of the myriad opportunities available, one investment vehicle stands above the rest as far as …

6 Simple Ways to Train Your Brain for Happiness, According to Science

Very small changes can have a very big effect on your emotional outlook.<p>There's a lot to be said for being happy. It makes you better at your job, healthier, likelier to have good relationships, and can even extend your life. Plus, if you've tried both being happy and unhappy, then you already know …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Emotional Intelligence

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

TED Talks

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

How to increase emotional intelligence: 5 powerful secrets

Emotional Intelligence. Another “it” theory of the moment. The media’s panacea of the week. Another great thing we all need — that nobody seems to be …

Stephen Colbert Grills Michael Wolff Over ‘Fire and Fury’: Why Not Release the Tapes?

Last week, Stephen Colbert giddily shared the most salacious details about President Donald Trump from Michael Wolff’s bombshell book <i>Fire and Fury</i> …

Donald Trump

Mexican Woman Wearing Long Skirt and Rubber Sandals Wins 50 Km Ultramarathon

People usually train for years and invest in professional running gear just to be able to complete an ultramarathon, but María Lorena Ramírez, a …

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

3 Things Genuinely Happy People Do Every Day, Says a Life Coach

Although our society rewards us for our personal and professional successes, genuine happiness is arguably one of the most important things in life. …

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

So You Want To Start Running: Here's What You Need To Know

Running can seem daunting. Is it just me, or is everyone a marathon runner these days? So your interest is piqued and you want to hit the pavement, …

Foolproof 20-Week Marathon Training Schedule

Marathon training is not rocket science. The basic principles are pretty simple. Nevertheless, many runners—beginners and veterans alike—make …

5 Things Every Child Needs To Be Successful In Life

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork<p>This slow cooker pulled pork is incredibly juicy, tender and the perfect blend of spices. It's an easy "set it and forget it" …

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead

To get the most out of every day, first rethink your relationship to time.<p>As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do …

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Superfoods

2,192 Days in a Row of Burpees

I've done burpees every day for the past 6 years, about 85,000 so far. I'm just getting started.<p>In April 2011, the New York Times Magazine published an article asking fitness experts, "What's the Single Best Exercise?" In it, Martin Gibala, the chairman of the department of kinesiology at McMaster …