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How Iowa Became An Obamacare Horror Story

Premiums and tempers are rising in one of America’s most political states, with no solution in sight.<p>DES MOINES, Iowa — Nick Podhajsky plans to get married this year for an unusual reason: health insurance coverage.<p>The 44-year-old farmer had expected to tie the knot next year. But because Iowa’s …

Health Care

The Role of Muscle Fibers In Running | Competitor.com

<i>Learn how to specifically target different types in your training.</i><p>Understanding the why of training and the science behind your workouts is …

11 daily habits keeping you from getting rich, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Author Thomas C. Corley spent five years studying the lives of both rich people (defined as having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million or more) and poor people (defined as having an annual income of $35,000 or less and a liquid net worth of $5,000 or less).<p>He …

Self-improvement
Leadership

5 strategies that will make you a more authentic leader

<b>Related: Authenticity Is Your Brand's Greatest Social Media Asset</b><p>But that's the wrong question to ask because the fact is that when you are authentic, you are much more effective as a leader. People <i>want</i> to follow you.<p>Here are five ways you can start to step into your natural power right now.<p>People …

Leadership

5 Steps To Keeping Your Employees–And Yourself–Motivated Daily

Attitudes are contagious. Do you have the kind that will inspire your team to start each day excited to face new challenges head-on?<p>It’s no accident that Steve Jobs is a household name, and it’s not just because he was the head of a widely known company.<p>Jobs was a character with a philosophy: a …

Leadership

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

National Parks

What 3-Parent Babies Mean For The Future Of Reproductive Medicine

Bespoke embryos raise ethical questions for lawmakers and bioethicists alike<p>Last week members of the British House of Commons passed a bill legalizing mitochondrial DNA transfers--a process that combines three different sets of DNA to create an embryo. That means one day, it could be possible for …

The Top 5 U.S. Travel Spots of 2015

Luxe travel consortiumVirtuoso has unveiled its annual Luxury Travel Report for 2015, highlighting the hottest vacations to book now. Here, we're spotlighting America's top vacation spots to travel to this year—and the chicest hotels to stay at.<p><b>1) New York, New York</b><p>For the second year in a row, The …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Apps

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

10 Tricks To Work Less On Vacation

It’s that time of year when many workers are out of the office, enjoying time with family and a well-deserved break from the grind. Well, <i>some</i> workers are taking a break—but 57% of full-time employees plan to work at some point during their holiday break, according to a recent survey from online …

The 3 Best New Breaks for College Students in 2014

Some good news for students of all ages this year.<p>Every year, there are innovators who come up with fresh solutions to nagging problems. Companies …

College & University

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

Your Brain on Games

There’s no question that employee performance, productivity and engagement are critical business issues. Yet, a Gallup survey shows that globally, only 13% of workers are engaged. Poor levels of employee engagement in workplaces around the world are shining a light on the need to explore new …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Try This Simple Test Of Brain Health -- You Can Do It Standing On One Leg

Once in a while, brain research dishes out a simple, practical way to run a self-diagnostic test on your brain’s health. A recent study from Japanese researchers offers such a test, and it’s simple enough that almost everyone can give it a try. Here’s what you do: stand up, raise one leg in front …

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …

Why Butts are the New Abs

But your backside is deceptively difficult to train. For starters, many women suffer from "gluteal amnesia," a condition in which the glute muscles act like...well, like lazy asses. Due to the hours we sit behind desks and in front of screens—and compounded by inadequate training—the glute muscles …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Time I

Easy DIY Nut Butters

Homemade nut butters taste great, pack cyclist-friendly nutrients, and cost less than store-bought jars. Try these five creative—and delicious—recipes.<p><b>Maple Cinnamon Walnut Butter</b><br>Walnuts are one of the few vegetarian sources of omega-3s, fats that help calm postexercise inflammation, while cinnamon …

Nutrition

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Working on a 3.1-mile PR? Coach Jenny has your training covered.<p>There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season!<p>In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun …

Marathons

Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease might offer the best reason yet to lace up your shoes and grind out some serious miles.<p><i>By Amanda</i> …

Financial Planning for the Modern Family

Four out of five households no longer fit the old mom, dad, and their 2.2 kids mold. Whether you're divorced, never-married, in a blended family, or …

Retirement

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

Holistic Medicine

Basics #1: 3 Essential Ways to Navigate Like a Pro

Inside Flipboard / August 12, 2014<p>In the spirit of the approaching back-to-school season, we thought it might be a good time to educate on Flipboard, …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment