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Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do.

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts.<p>But she also has personal experience with building resiliency. While in her 20s Morin faced the unexpected loss of …

Parenting

9 Tips to Lose Fat Fast

1 of 9<p>Bojan89 / Getty<p>1. Drink More Water<p>German researchers have shown that drinking about two cups of cold water can temporarily boost metabolic rate …

The Superman Training Program: Add Size, Gain Strength, & Burn Fat

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p><b>Super Specifics</b><p>This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have …

How to Build the Perfect Workout Program, According to 10 Pro Trainers

1 of 12<p>Exercises Make the Workout<p>The simplest way to make progress is to stop guessing about your training. Instead of flying blind, take the advice …

The 30-Minute Insane Interval Workout

Gain strength, burn fat, and build muscle with this MetCon routine<p>Recent research has proven that how long you work out doesn’t matter. It’s how <i>hard</i> you work that does.<p>That’s why I’m such a big fan of MetCon workouts—or metabolic conditioning, a training style that uses resistance training …

Workouts

WATCH: The Ultimate Fat-Frying Tabata Home Workout

Tabatas. The word strikes fear into the hearts of fitness enthusiasts around the world.<p>But the 4-minute, high-intensity interval workouts named after …

How To Dress Better: 3 Rules for Guys Who Want to Upgrade Their Style

Nate and long-time friend (and web developer) Jason Lengstorf.style vs. fashion<i>“Fashion is the industry of clothing design, manufacturing, and</i> …

Charisma is a skill, not a gift — a Stanford psychologist shares 6 ways to build it

In researching my book "The Happiness Track," however, I found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.<p>What presence has to do with it<p>If you meet someone at a cocktail party whose eyes are constantly flitting around the room, do they make a good impression? Do they …

Study Finds Video Games Are Better At Relieving Stress Than Sex

Get playing.<p>Unwinding is all a matter of personal preference, whether you like to watch Netflix or something a little more X-rated. But a study from University College London suggests there's a more exact science to the effectiveness activities we use to relax.<p>Of the 251 men surveyed, a third of …

University College London

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

How do you make new friends as an adult? Be like the golden retriever

When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich. <i>This is it!</i> I would think. <i>My big shot! What’s a cool kind of sandwich to like?</i> But in my eagerness to impress, my mind …

Pets

Stop trying to ‘crush’ fear and learn how to thrive in it

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to …

Time I

If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Mental Health

Cover Letters Are Dead -- Send A Pain Letter, Instead

Human beings are creatures of habit. If we’ve seen something once, we can’t focus on it intently again. We think we already know all about it, so we don’t pay attention. That’s why busy humans ignore glorious sunsets and other amazing sights and experiences every day.<p>The cover letter format is over …

Cover Letters

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Mental Health

Add new exercises to your fitness routine with CultFit Home Workout

With New Year’s Eve a distant memory, your resolutions for 2017 should now be well underway. To help keep up your good work, here’s Week 3 of our CultFit Home Workout. (If you missed it, it’s still not to late to start with Week 1).<p>All you need is your iPhone, plus your Apple Watch if you have one, …

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

Minimalism

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but <i>maintaining</i> a minimalist home is a …

Top 10 Gmail Tips for Power Users

Everyone has a Gmail account. We’re all used to archiving, labeling, and marking bad senders as spam, but you probably still spend a lot of time in …

Productivity

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

Critical Thinking

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

7 Habits of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness | Inc.com

First, the definition:<p><i>"The ability to work hard and respond resiliently to failure and adversity; the inner quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals."</i><p>Now the word:<p>The definition of <i>grit</i> almost perfectly describes qualities every successful person …