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Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

How Can I Strengthen My “Runner’s Knee”?

<i>Martha asks: I am rehabbing a case of runner’s knee, having just finished 6 weeks of physical therapy. I would like to learn more exercises for strengthening my weak inner quad muscles. I want to get back to running as soon as I can.</i><p>Martha, glad to hear that you have graduated from P.T. Although …

Muscle

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

You're gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit?<p>An old phishing technique has recently popped back up in the news, and it has the …

12 California Homes Designed for Indoor-Outdoor Living Photos

Indoor-outdoor living comes with the territory in California. Thanks to the West Coast’s temperate climate, residents can enjoy alfresco dining and lounging long after the rest of the country has packed their outdoor furniture away from the winter. To take advantage of the mild temperatures—not to …

How to run: everything you need to know

Whether you are new to running or want to improve your pace, here’s how to get going<p>Why I run: ‘It’s painful, repetitive, boring. And afterwards, you’re fully alive’<p>Running is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t need much kit, you can do it anywhere (within reason) and it’s available to you all …

Exercise

8 Challenges for Your Overall Fitness

Just because you run doesn’t mean you’re in shape, as one Runner’s World editor discovered.

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Men's Health

The Best Brain Training Apps You Must Have on Your iPhone to Keep Your Brain in Top Form

The older you get, the more crucial it is to do everything to keep your brain in top form, although it is definitely never too early to incorporate …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

Run Faster: The Extreme Speed Workout | Men's Health

It can set you apart from the rest of the pack. It can mean the difference between an average finish and a personal record.<p>Now you can train for those moments with the Extreme Speed Running Workout, created by Ian Torrence, winner of 53 ultra trail marathons and lead ultrarunning coach for …

How to Send Emails in WordPress using SMTP (Step by Step)

Did you know that sometimes your WordPress contact forms may not be sending you an email? Are you missing form notifications in email? With a few …

20 Crucial WordPress Plugins

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Better user experience is a goal that has jumped to the top of most businesses’ priorities list in recent years. Making sites easy to use, responsive and user friendly are qualities that can make or break a brand’s success.<p>Over the past …

Web Design

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Credit Cards

Inspiring 50 Happiness Quotes From Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra born on October 22, 1947, is an Indian author, alternative medicine advocate and a public speaker.<p>He is a prominent figure in the field …

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

The Foolproof Method to Getting Perfectly Medium-Rare Steak Every Time

Steak: delicious to eat, sometimes complicated to make. And if you, like most people, prefer yours cooked medium rare, you've undoubtedly struggled with getting that <i>perfect</i> pink and juicy center. Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite way to determine your steak's doneness: the visual …

5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life

You're reading 5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Wellness

People with more friends have higher pain thresholds, study suggests

Link between larger friendship circles and pain tolerance may be down to the way the the brain’s endorphin system has evolved, researchers say<p>People with a larger circle of friends are better able to tolerate pain, according to research into the pain thresholds and social networks of volunteers.<p>The …

Psychology

A Navy SEAL's Secret To Feeling Calm & Alert Anytime, Anywhere

I learned during my SEAL training just how powerful mastery of the breath could be. I am confident that this one strategy led to my big success there …

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

Meditation

5 Strength Moves You Need to Do If You Want to Lose Weight | Women's Health

But while bicep curls are nice and all, they're probably not the best choice if you're looking to burn loads of calories, says Perkins. After all, the more muscle fibers you enage, the harder your body has to work—and the more metabolism-revving strength you’ll build.<p>Here, Perkins ranks her five …

52 Mind-Blowing Quotes About Meditation

Meditation is that magical tool which helps us to control our restless mind, every day we encounter with hundreds and thousands of thoughts, some of …

Grilled Seafood Paella

Traditionally made over an outdoor fire, paella doesn't get any better than this seafood version. The quick broth made here from shrimp shells adds a …

Seafood

Strength-Train Your Way to a Better Stride

Better mechanics lead to faster times.<p>Every runner should aim for an efficient stride. It allows you to run faster paces and longer distances with less effort, while also reducing injury risk. Physical therapist and coach Jack Cady, M.P.T., says there are two ways to improve your stride: You can …

Workouts

5 Kettlebell Exercises for Runners - Page 6 of 6 - Women's Running

<b>Around the World</b> <i><br>A strong core will help you run faster. This exercise increases power in the abdominal wall and the obliques.</i><p><b>How to</b>:<p>Stand tall, feet …

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says …

Fitness