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9 Newlywed Couples Reveal What They Wish They'd Saved and Splurged on for Their Wedding

Note to future self: Go easy on the cake.<p>When planning a wedding, most couples want the cake, the music, the place settings, and pretty much everything to be perfect. But are all those huge expenses really worth it? These nine couples share what they think in retrospect were valuable splurges and …

Weddings
Weddings

Saudi Arabia is facing a major dilemma

As the reports faded, prices once again tumbled lower, but just as WTI crude prices were making new record-lows for the year on Thursday and testing a key support level, headlines once again became consumed with claims from a UAE Energy Minister that OPEC members might be ready to cooperate on …

Oil

6 Bad Mental Habits That Sabotage Your Success | Inc.com

Your thoughts not only affect your emotional state, but also influence your behavior. When you think positively, you'll likely feel better and perform better. When you think negatively, your despair will be reflected in how you feel and behave.<p>Everyone experiences unhelpful, unrealistic, and …

Self-help

New York City's Best Beauty Experts for Boho Brides | Brides

Certain beauty characteristics come to mind when achieving an authentic bohemian bridal look — glowing skin, flower crowns, windswept hair, and effortless makeup. We've taken these essential boho-bridal factors into account to help form this elite list of NYC's most boho-inspired hair and makeup …

Weddings

5 Psychology 'Facts' You Believe (That Are Myths)

Psychology is a fluid field, which is another way of saying that the rules are constantly changing because it's a fat bunch of educated guesswork. …

Happiness Hack: This One Ritual Made Me Much Happier

Studies show adult friendships have a significant impact on our happiness, health, and well-being. Here's how a simple routine had the biggest impact on my happiness over the past year.<p>When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to …

Happiness

The Guide to Choosing a Destination for Your Wedding

Deciding on a destination for your wedding can seem a bit like throwing a dart on a map and watching where it lands. Should you exchange vows cliff-side in the Caribbean or tie the knot between the vines in a Tuscan vineyard? Or how about a safari with your new extended family in tow? We drew …

4 Surprising Predictors of Happiness at Work

One recent morning, all I saw from the window by my desk was a blanket of gray where the Manhattan skyline had been.<p>The sky, the streets, and the buildings were all uniformly covered in fog--one of <i>those</i> mornings when the weather outside finds a way to worm itself into your psyche and weigh you down.<p>…

Happiness

11 Tricks Couples in Long-Term Relationships Use to Keep Their Sex Lives Hot | Women's Health

Here, the 11 tricks men and women who were still happy in the sack did more often than those whose sex lives were lacking.<p>Feel free to take notes.<p><b>1. Switch Up Sex Positions</b><br>This might seem like a no-brainer, but sexually satisfied couples make a habit of getting experimental in the boudoir. Cowgirl …

The Secret to Activating The “Law of Attraction” (Hint: It’s Hidden Right There in the Title)

If you’re familiar with my work, you know I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction.<p>After all, I was featured in the ground-breaking movie, <i>The</i> …

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

This Is the Type of Behavior That Can Get You Fired

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership

This Is the Secret Recipe to Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft, chewy, chocolaty ... and super-easy to make.<p>People lose their minds over Starbucks' latest drinks (ahem, smoked butterscotch latte) and its off-the-menu Frappuccinos, but there's one menu item that's seriously underrated: Its chocolate chunk cookies.<p>They're consistently soft and chewy without …

Dessert

Monochromatic Wedding Color Scheme Planning Ideas

While some brides love bright pops of color, others are hopping on the current monochrome trend and selecting just one or two shades of a single hue to use throughout the ceremony and reception. We love the idea of simplifying at least one aspect of what can be an otherwise overwhelming wedding …

Weddings

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Aaron Gordon’s backside would have won an Olympic bronze medal in the high jump

As a preamble to this post, I have to confess something. I’m a fan of ESPN’s Sport Science, in all its nerdy glory.With that out of the way, this one …

International Olympic Committee
Weddings

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Skinny Jeans

Martin Luther King Jr. Words of Wisdom: Apply to Your Life

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrate as a federal holiday on the third Monday in January, was distinguished in many ways.<p>His famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Aug. 28, 1963 has been canonized as one of the greatest pieces of …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Slow Going

How to survive the early pitfalls of running if you're just starting or returning after a layoff.<p>The first step out the door is often the hardest, and not just for beginners. Greg Hamilton was training for an ultramarathon when illness forced him to take a nine-month hiatus. In his first attempt to …

Marathons

How to Start Walking | Runner's World

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>How to get moving again after being sidelined.<p>We're dedicating March 10-14 to beginners.<p>It's important to consult a physician before beginning a new exercise program.<p>"I weighed 400 pounds…and I knew I wouldn’t be able to be around for my son …

Weight Loss

Run Up, Run Down: Two Training Techniques to Get Faster

If running faster is your 2014 resolutions, use these tips to hit a new PR.<p>In my book, Running On Air, I promote an effort scale related to rhythmic breathing that allows a runner to gauge their running pace and perform a number of different “workouts” within a training program. This effort scale …

Marathons

The Blind Side

Sometimes running doesn't build character–it reveals it.<p>I looked around the picnic tables, and only about half the audience looked back at me. I kept talking anyway.<p>"So William and I were only about a hundred yards away when we heard a huge BOOM!"<p>Some of the kids flinched. Some of them marveled. A …

Time I

11 Foods You Need for a Healthy Immune System

Ramp up your diet to fend off sick days.<p>In the dark and cold winter months (snow or not!), give your immune system a boost with these foods so you have fewer sick days and more run days.<p><b>Living Foods</b><br>A healthy gut is your strongest ally when it comes to fending off viruses and the not-so-good …

Nutrition