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17 Friendship Bracelets to Make With Your BFF

Boys, diet trends, <i>Sex and the City</i> reruns, they all come and go. But friends — good friends — are the ever-present force that make the bad times bearable and the good times that much better. So every now and then, it’s nice to treat your friend, or treat yo’ self, with a little “made with love” …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

Leadership

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this.<p>Did you learn when you were growing up that resisting was the only way to maintain your integrity in the face of invasive, controlling parents or other caregivers? The problem is …

The RIGHT Way to Choose a Watermelon

Because be honest—you're not really sure, are you?<p>Is there anything worse than buying a watermelon, getting home, excitedly cutting into it...and discovering that it has a weird texture or that it tastes more like water than the juicy goodness you were so looking forward to? OK, yes—but it's still …

Food

Are Your Beliefs Killing You?

Now, the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from the belief that stress is bad for you. (Laughter) That is over 20,000 deaths a year. Now, if that estimate is correct, that would make believing stress …

What Am I Learning Here?

Life is a game of learning, or what I call "remembering."<p>Have you ever watched nature's way of adapting, giving back to us and responding to the constant conditions under which she must function? Of course you have! We often hold plenty of opinions about her responses as well.<p>Feedback is such a …

When Life Is Unfair -- Feed the Right Wolf

I always viewed the phrase "life is unfair" as negative. It felt to me the glass is half empty; why try when you'll fail anyway; the good guy comes in last. I preferred the more positively-framed approach of believing anything is possible in life, especially when it comes to career success. If you …

7 Essential Strategies to Be SO MUCH BETTER at Falling Asleep Fast

For even better dimmed light, install a <b>Good Night bulb</b> ($70, definitydigital.com), which eighty-sixes the blue-light wavelength that's considered most detrimental to sleep.<p><b>Nighttime Noshing</b><p><b>Banana:</b> The magnesium and potassium can relax your muscles. <b><br>Tart cherry juice:</b> This drink is full of melatonin, …

You Asked: Is Biting Your Nails Dangerous — or Just Gross?

You do it while you’re reading emails or watching television; the tip of a finger creeps up between your teeth, and you nibble away for a few minutes …

Less Sleep Pushes Your Brain to Age Faster

We know that sleep is important for a host of body functions, from weight control to brain activities, but the latest study hints that it may also …

6 Toxic Behaviors That Sabotage Your Success: How to Recognize Them in Yourself and Change Them

In my line of work, I hear from hundreds of people a month, and I connect with professionals in a more public, open way than ever before. Through this experience, I've witnessed scores of toxic behaviors that push people away (including me), and I've seen the damage these behaviors cause -- to …

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer. Warning: Don't add fuel to the fire by suggesting that they calm down. Hint: "The opposite of anger is not calmness, it's …

7 More Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Based on the level of engagement and agreement (and okay, occasional disagreement) with my last post, "7 Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand," I decided to write a Part II -- because why not overthink some more about why and how we so often overthink?<p>So, my fellow overthinkers, on the …

The Necessity of Understanding

This past week in Washington, D.C., I met with three new clients, all professional golfers. While the discussions varied because the implications of what I teach were different for each of them, there was one similar question asked: "How does understanding that human beings possess a psychological …

5 Crazy Reasons You're So Damn Tired

<b>2. You Smoked Pot in High School</b><br>If you toked as a teen, listen up: A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that adults who smoked pot before age 15 were twice as likely to experience poor sleep than those who had never taken a hit. Though researchers can’t fully explain the …

15 Minute Workout: 4 Isometric Moves for a Toned Body

Exercise 1 Pushup Hold<p>Position your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you so that your body forms a straight line from head to heels <b>(a)</b>. Bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor, keeping your back straight and elbows close to your sides. Hover …

The New Paradigm: Heart Intelligence

In the school of life, in the not-too-distant future, next to all the breakthroughs in science, they will be teaching the benefits of random acts of kindness. History books will include on the same page of who fought what wars the stories of people who won the peace. In addition to building …

8 Life-Changing Lessons Exercise Enthusiasts Can Learn From 'Thrive'

Two months ago, on a road trip to the Oregon coast, I read a life-changing book: <i>Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well Being, Wisdom, and Wonder</i> by Arianna Huffington.<p>I'm a true believer in serendipity and thus believe I was meant to read this book at a very …

5 Easy Ways to Start the Day Right | Men's Health

<b>Fuel Right</b><br>What you put into your body when it’s waking up sets the tone for the next 24 hours. Now is a great time to choose quality protein (whey protein powder, eggs, Greek yogurt), healthy fats (avocado, olive oil), and complex carbs (whole-grain waffles, oatmeal). Chow down.<p><b>Drink Up</b> <br>While you …

When You Just Don't Feel Like It

There have not been many times where I haven't felt motivated to do something. But here it is. Just one week after me starting to write 500 words a day, I'm not feeling it. Am I falling back into my old habits? Or is it just something I'm not seeing an ends to the means? I don't think it's either. …

What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Headache

Despite being so common, headaches remain somewhat of a medical mystery. Many theories (e.g., tense muscles lead to tension pounders) have been debunked; new ideas center around brain chemistry gone wild.<p>If the hurt is mild to moderate on both sides of your head, you likely have a tension headache. …

4 Easy Home Improvements for a Slimmer Waistline

External factors have an equal (if not greater) impact on America's growing waistline. Your chance of becoming obese increases by 37 percent if your spouse is obese, 40 percent if your sibling is obese, and 57 percent if one of your close friends is obese.<p>That's where Harvard researchers Walter …

The Plank Circuit That'll Sculpt the Body You've Always Dreamed Of

Before you try the circuit, which is featured in the video below, make sure you've mastered a basic plank with the correct form, says Kirsch. That means pulling your belly button into your spine, checking that your spine is neutral (flat, not arched), and engaging your hips so that they're not …

5 Great & Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Day

<b>Drink Up</b><br>Your body loses water as you sleep at night. So in the morning, drinking plenty of fluids is extra essential. Straight ol’ H2O is a great bet, as is ZICO Premium Coconut Water. The tasty, natural drink supports hydration with five electrolytes: magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and as …

The Playlist That’ll Push You Harder Than You Could Ever Push Yourself

You know how you can suddenly run faster or eek out a few more reps on those days when you sweat with a partner? That’s the entire idea behind Swerve Fitness, an indoor cycling studio in New York City where you’re assigned to one of three teams and help to earn points for your group. “If you’re in …

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was play Monopoly with my sister. Part of the reason why I loved it so much was because we tweaked the rules. In our game, we were allowed to buy as many houses and hotels (per property) as we wanted... and the middle of the board always started with …

How to Avoid Unnecessary Drama in Your Life

How can we avoid unnecessary drama in our lives? In three words, stop creating it. Sound too simplistic? Read on.<p>More often than not, we create our own drama during peaceful, calm stages in life.<p>Why?<p>Boredom. Addiction to excitement. Restlessness. Letting the EGO control our lives.<p>It's almost as if …

10 Motivating Quotes to Pursue What You Want... Now

There is no time like the present as they say. I have mixed feelings as we approach July 4th weekend. It is a positive time for relaxing and reflection. It also marks halfway through the year. I can't help but consider this time pivotal and mark my 2014 progress against my January intentions. Am I, …

Could strenuous exercise at night mean better sleep? | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercised vigorously before bed ended up getting better sleep than their peers who reported less strenuous evening activity, a new study found.<p>The results, based on sleep patterns during a single night, go against the usual advice to avoid being too …

An Open Heart, an Open Mind to Meditation

Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff called uncertainty. You see a drop-off. You don't know where it'll lead if you fall. At first, the position may induce fear but taking a second to consider taking a step forward may lead to deep questioning or the freedom to fly. So how about instead of …