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A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Psychologists Express Growing Concern With Mindfulness Meditation

"It's not bare-knuckle, that's for sure."<p>By on<p>Mindfulness, which involves the simple act of paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and …

Mindfulness

How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy at Work (Infographic)

These simple tricks can keep you going all day long.<p>Whether you work late nights or wake up early to head to the office -- we all see our energy levels dip throughout the day. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can give yourself a boost.<p>The first step toward getting more energy is recognizing …

Productivity

Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee …

Mindfulness

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

Health

Sculpt a Strong Booty With This 25-Minute CrossFit Workout

If you can't make it to your CrossFit box or you've never tried CrossFit before, here's the perfect workout you can punch out at home. You don't need …

CrossFit

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

10 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Morning (Infographic)

You don't have to be a morning person to start your day off right.<p>Even if you’re not a “morning person,” there are still a number of things you can have a successful start to your day. And that doesn’t mean go on a five-mile run or answer every email before you get into the office. Instead, use …

Productivity

How To Practice Mindfulness At Work

Would you try something new at work if it meant lower stress levels and a better corporate culture? (Yes, please!)<p>Mindfulness has been shown to offer these benefits, which is why more and more companies are starting to notice. Aetna opened a Mindfulness Center, while Google and Nike offer …

Mindfulness

7 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day, According to This Self-Made Millionaire

The right daily habits can mean the difference between success and mediocrity.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't get to the top by handling themselves like everyone else. One thing they typically have in common: Consistently doing the right things, every single day. Like what? Take some …

Selena Gomez reveals secret kidney transplant due to lupus

Selena Gomez took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she recently underwent a kidney transplant because of her battle with lupus.<p>The 25-year-old singer and actress shared the news to explain to fans who may have been wondering why she was “laying low” over the summer.<p>“So I found out I needed …

Medicine

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Teaching you how to live a more inspired life.<p>Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have a significant impact on our emotional state. And …

Mindfulness

Have People In Your Life That Hold You To Higher Standards Than You Hold Yourself

There's some interesting research in social psychology explaining how most people form their peer groups.<p>There's some interesting research in social psychology explaining how most people form their peer groups. Especially as children and adolescence, but often as adults, people select their friends</i> …

How to Avoid Getting Angry: 3 Secrets from Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

The Outbound Journal

The Outbound Collective / Activities<p>Remember the fun you used to have at summer camp? Come relive that great experience at the CamelBak Pursuit …

Be your own therapist? Fine – if you’re up to the job

Self-help can be brilliant for those who are at least part of the way there, but we should be wary of any suggestion that it could replace therapy<p>Feeling that you are not coping is horrible, like trying to untangle shackles around you that instead pull tighter with every movement. We are supposed …

Mental Health

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Microbiome

Google buys startup that turns smartphones into health diagnostic tools

Senosis apps use the accelerometer, microphone, and camera for diagnostics<p>Google has bought Senosis Health, a startup that turns smartphones into medical devices and collects various health stats, reports <i>GeekWire</i><i>.</i> The Senosis apps can monitor lung health and hemoglobin counts, among other things, …

Digital Health

7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

<b>“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene</b><p>Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare …

the secret that wins the battles you are in

Often we think we are the only ones bombarded by the fiery darts of the Evil One laced with the poison of rejection. That sinister voice that …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Tip: The Forward Head Posture Fix

This posture issue will lead to lifting injuries and recurring headaches. Here's how to straighten it up.<p>Neck Posture and Tension Headaches<p>You're …

Yoga

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Mind

Podcast #323: Improve Your Breathing, Improve Your Health | The Art of Manliness

Take a breath right now.<p>Did your chest go up and down?<p>Congratulations, you just failed at breathing.<p>Don’t worry, my guest today on the show will set …

Yoga

Increasing Self-Esteem and Happiness: 8 Steps to a Fulfilled Life

<b>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha</b><p>A few nights ago I did a search on …

Forget work-life balance — living 'the good life' means being successful in these 4 metrics

Eric Barker is the author of "Barking Up The Wrong Tree." In this video Barker reveals the four areas you need to fulfill in order to be happy. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>In terms of a big thing everybody deals with today is work-life balance.</i><p><i>Nash and Stevenson two researchers at</i> …

Happiness

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Medicine