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10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

The amazing ways intermittent fasting changes your body and brain

Stars such as Beyoncé and Hugh Jackman have spoken publicly about following intermittent-fasting plans to get in shape. So how does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson of the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, …

Holistic Medicine

50 Cyber Monday deals from cool startups you should have on your radar this week

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you’re looking for a new pair of sheets, this is probably the best time of the year to invest. And in terms of value for dollar, …

Psychology Says This 1 Thing Is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals | Inc.com

Breaking news--persevering in the face of adversity is <i>hard</i>. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard.<p>There's a reason why only eight percent of us achieve our New Year's resolutions. (I mean besides the polar vortex, which of course, screws us all up).<p>In …

Psychology

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

Test Your Balance With These 5 Moves

Balance is one of those skills that you probably don't think about honing every day, but it's so important for everyday health. It's essential for …

Suspended – Medium

‘Invisible’ exercise sounds weird but actually boasts results

Poor posture can derail your mood, energy, confidence and even fitness goals. Yes over time, slouching takes a serious toll on your spine, shoulders, …

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

A Righteous Lie?

Shop Now<p>The following is an email exchange between a reader and Bodie Hodge:<p>You, know I almost hate to do this because I know how much email you guys …

California couple tie the knot on Mount Everest

On top of the world! Couple spend three WEEKS trekking through the snow to tie the knot on Mount Everest (and the bride STILL wears a wedding</b> …

Mountaineering

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

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Friend zone: why we all long to belong

Relationships – especially close ones – are crucial, says Emily Esfahani Smith, which is why loneliness is so pernicious<p>We all need to feel understood, recognised and affirmed by our friends, family and romantic partners. We all need to find our tribe.<p>Research has shown that among the benefits that …

Psychology

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

This is the best pizza place in the country for kids, according to travel app Gogobot

And there's one pizza parlor in the country that families love the most, according to travel site Gogobot: Home Slice Pizza in Austin, Texas.<p>Gogobot is a bit different from Yelp or TripAdvisor in that it organizes everyone by "tribes."<p>You join a tribe like "families" or "foodies" or "budget …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

iPhone capacity full? This cool trick will free up space without deleting files and apps

Then go to the movies section of the iTunes store and pick a big file to rent – one that's <i>bigger</i> than the amount of space you have left on your …

#BeautySchool: The Most Effective Methods for Whiter Teeth

Dentist to the stars Dr. Kevin Sands on whitening strips, charcoal, lip glosses and in-office treatments.<p><b>Question: How can I get whiter teeth by tonight, and with more time, what's the safest, gentlest and most effective approach for white teeth all year long?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> No one knows good smiles like …

Why Your Friendships Make You Happier, According to Science

When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends. We knew nearly no …

Canva’s Ultimate Guide to Font Pairing

<i>Choosing one typeface isn’t so hard, but how do you choose a pair, or maybe three?</i>Whether you know it or not, different font combinations create …

Typography

Parmesan Pasta Bowl ~ Hungry AF

Make the cheese bowls: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the cheese into two portions, and form each portion …

6 Lazy Girl Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Getting out of bed in the morning to take on the challenges of a new day isn’t always the highlight of our daily routine. Couple that with the idea of fitting in an early workout, and… well, that can be enough to send anyone into a self-induced winter hibernation. Luckily, you can fit in your daily …

I Heart My City (in the Fall)

Autumn is kicking into full swing (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d celebrate the season with a special edition of I Heart My City.<p>Here are 20 fall must-dos from I Heart contributors in 20 cities around the world:<p><b>Laura’s Barcelona</b> (Spain): Celebrate La Castanyada …

MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Find Out What Colors Sound Like Through One Man’s Incredibly Rare Condition

The only time you’ve probably thought about the idea of “hearing colors” is when some medical expert talks about synesthesia or your friend regales you with their magical adventures on psychedelics. But one man’s story of his incredibly rare condition will open your eyes and ears to a new way of …

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

Research team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps<p>An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat …

Neurophilosophy