Hicham Mawlawi

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How to Teach Young Kids Budgeting Habits Early On

Teaching your kids early to work within a budget pays off big for them down the road. Even when very young, kids are ready for the basic idea and as …

10 Things I Learned From My Heart Rate Monitor

Getting intel from a gadget, sad as it may seem, is actually the most accurate way for me to tell when I've got more gas in the tank or when I'm overdoing it during exercise. And once the workout is over, I love seeing the big "calories burned" number on my watch's display.<p>Heart rate monitors are …

Weight Loss

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence

(Photo: Innovations for Poverty Action)<p>Our new podcast is called “Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at …

The Coolest Child Care Program You've Never Heard Of

The Coolest Child Care Program You’ve Never Heard Of<p>(Photo: familymwr)<p>During World War II, U.S. women entered the workforce in record numbers — …

The Resources You Need to Stay Current With SEO [In Under 100 Words]

Advice for Men on How to Lose Weight

One of the most common complaints I get from men who are trying to lose weight is that the diet industry is geared to women. Women generally want to …

Smash Fat Faster

New research suggests that the role of exercise has been underrated compared to a diet. Here's why working out really matters<p>Not long ago I found myself in a situation you can probably identify with. My family and I were on a weekend trip with another family, and for breakfast I made myself a …

Before You Start Your First Weight Training Session

Whether you're going to workout in a gym or at home, you should prepare for each session with a few fundamentals to ensure your experience is as …

5 Google Calendar Secrets You Need to Know!

A lack of productivity leads to a lack of happiness.<p>When you can’t see yourself making progress or getting things done, you get anxious and become …

Everything You Know About Your Personal Hygiene Is Wrong

Heads up, you're probably covered in bacteria and fecal matter right now.<p>Pretty much all aspects of your daily routine tend to be disgusting and your hygiene habits are way worse than you think. Although this list doesn't cover absolutely every way your life is a fungal-fueled fiasco, these are …

The Psychology Behind Why Online Comments Turn Normal People Into Ghastly Ghouls

Discovering why wading into comment sections so often feels like a horror show, and what might be done about it.<p>It’s close to midnight–and something evil’s lurking in the dark. Under the screen light, you see a sight that almost stops your heart. You try to type, but terror takes the words before …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

The 3 Most Innovative Areas in Insurance

There’s been a breakthrough in innovation in the insurance industry, according to Strategy Meets Action (SMA). In its second annual “Innovation in …

3 Times You Should Ignore Your Customers

Think the customer is always right? In these three cases, you want to listen to your gut, not your customers.<p>Would you bring a new product to market if your current customers said they didn’t want it? Well, that is exactly what happened in 1992. The product? Voicemail.<p>Mike Buhrmann, founder and CEO …

Create True Customer Loyalty: 10 Rules

True customer loyalty means making the relationship more important than making the sale.<p>Customer loyalty comes from having a strong relationship with your customers. When they see you as a friend and ally, they're reluctant to jump ship, even if it means they can get something a little …

With So Much Food, Why Do So Many People Go Hungry?

(Photo: petrr)<p>Writing for <i>Foreign Policy</i>, <b>John Norris</b> explores this question: why does hunger still kill “more people every year than HIV/AIDS, malaria …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …