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5 Responsibilities For Leading Elite Teams

All leaders would like to think of their teams as elite. But being the leader of an “elite” team is no easy task and requires constant professional development and conditioning for leaders at all levels within the team. As a former Navy SEAL, I have had the opportunity to see truly elite leaders …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

8 taboos not to break when in Japan

Even though greater Tokyo is one of the most-densely populated urban centers in the world, here, crowds are orderly. Pedestrians on wide sidewalks …

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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

Magic Mountain Hotel in the Huilo Huilo reserve and ecotourism project in southern Chile

Magic Mountain Hotel in the Huilo Huilo reserve, Chile, has a waterfall cascading down its sides — and the interior is just as strange. In Southern …

5 Ways To Pick Up Free Money For Retirement

I was fascinated to read a recent piece about Boeing employees. For reasons known only to them, tens of thousands of the aircraft maker’s workers opted out of a free job benefit worth $98 million.<p>Not $98 million in sick days or cafeteria danishes but $98 million in cash, real money that they …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Perfect Skin Secrets: The Oil-Happy Facialist

Celebrity facialist Sonya Dakar shares her secrets to flawless skin.<p><b>Who she is:</b> Sonya Dakar<p><b>What she's known for:</b> Dakar has been touting the benefits of face oils and using them on her clients for decades: "It's the quickest way to an instant glow," she says.<p><b>Her clients:</b> Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew …