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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

5 Basil Smoothies That Will Totally Blow Your Mind

...and your tastebuds.<p>Chances are, you love basil in pesto sauce and on pizza—but never thought to toss it in a smoothie. Well, trust us when we tell you that this herb is actually a great complement to tons of different fruits. Or don't trust us—and just try one of these absolutely …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

Three Creative Ways To Relieve Stress, Cure The 'Sitting Disease' And Not Be A Grouch

Sitting is a silent killer. It cuts off circulation while working in front of our primary weapon (i.e. the computer), causes lower back pain and stiff joints (which ultimately result in crankiness).<p>Studies have shown that no matter how many hours of daily exercise we receive, reversing the effects …

A social psychologist explains why people misunderstand each other

When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was communicating to his team that he valued each member's input.<p>So at team meetings, as each member spoke up about whatever project they were working on, Tim made sure he put on his "active-listening face" to signal that he cared …

Psychology

14 DIY Vegan Cheeses That Taste Awesome

If you’re newly vegan or allergic to dairy, you may fantasize about eating a giant wheel of brie and feel hopeless that you’ll ever get to taste that wonderful buttery cheese again. Have no fear. You can either buy yourself mountains of awesome vegan cheeses (Really! They don’t taste like plastic!) …

Buddhist Monk Displays “Unheard Of” Brain Activity While Meditating

A total lunar eclipse, also know as a blood moon, is set to take place on the night of July 27th and the morning of July 28th!<p>The eclipse will take …

Astronomy

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10 Ab Training Mistakes You Need To Stop Making!

The rise of the core has led to a profusion of misinformation and confusion. Eliminate the training flubs that keep your abs in the shadows!<p>"The …

How to Uncover Your Six-Pack Without Any Equipment

Want McConaughey abs? You don’t need a ton of muscle—you need low body fat. That’s what abs are all about. The good news is you don’t have to get too …

The best bodyweight abs workout

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>U.S. troops keep up with their training even when they’re deployed to areas where they have …

Workouts

31 Ways to Carve a Stronger, Tighter Core

Walk this way to chisel every last muscle in your midsection<p>The farmer's walk may look simple, but it's a super-hard, core-crushing exercise if you carry enough weight. "Every muscle from your shoulders to your hips has to stabilize as the weight shifts with each step," says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

How To Build A Rock Solid Core | Crucial Fitness

<b>Core Workout with iSupp Ambassador Mathew Tidball.</b><p><b>Commonly asked questions: How to build a rock solid core? What are the best ‘abs’ exercises?</b><p>The …

How to Instantly Improve Your Plank

“I’m bored with the plank. What are some ways to make it more difficult to bring out my abs more?”<br>—Terry B., Colts Neck, NJ<p>The plank—where you get …

Can You Handle the Core-Crushing Trifecta?

Put your core strength to the test with these three abs exercises<p>If you do the same abs routine day in and day out, your gains will grind to a halt. "You need to challenge your core in new ways and with new exercises to strengthen your weaknesses and fill in holes," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., …

The 3 Stretches You Need to Do Every Day

Don't scam on these—they're important!<p>Stretching is kinda like drinking enough water during the day: You know you need to do it, but chances are, you probably don't do enough of it. Well, to make things as easy as possible for you, we checked in with stretching expert Beret Kirkeby, orthopedic …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Meditation

Welp, This Exists: A Typeface Made Of Emoji

Emoji-based art and design has become so popular that it’s difficult to think of anything that <i>hasn’t</i> been emojified. We’ve seen celebrity portraits made from emoji, great works of fiction translated into emoji, even Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was summarized in emoji by the <i>Guardian</i>.<p>To …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

8 Things To Put In Your Ice Cube Tray (That Aren't Water)

Freezing water is for rookies. There's way more you can do with ice trays.<p>Your freezer is officially your most helpful kitchen tool. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Recipes

73 Kitchen Hacks to Save Time, Get Organized, and Stay Sane

So maybe you think you’ve got it all figured out. You’re the MacGyver of the kitchen—spatula in one hand, two eggs in the other. Crack, separate, and …

Ice Cream

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

11 Vegetarian Blogs to Inspire Healthy Eating All Year Long

Keeping up healthy habits is easier when you surround yourself with people who inspire those habits. Although these bloggers are spread out all over …

Living Rooms