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Weight-Loss Secrets from Insanity Creator Shaun T

But his body wasn’t built on exercise alone. He wouldn’t have the physique he has today—one that’s helped him sell more than 10 million fitness …

3 Moves That Test Your Core Strength

Find out how strong your midsection is with this middle-blasting weekend challenge<p>Your core is made up of more than just your abs. The many muscles between your hips and shoulders stabilize your spine and allow your torso to rotate and bend. "If you want to be stronger in everything you do, you …

Workouts

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

6 Ways You Should Be Using Essential Oils

There's a reason they're called 'essential' oils.<p>Essential oils have been creating serious buzz in the beauty community (they were actually the top search term on WholeFoodsMarket.com recently). But do you know how to make the oils—which aren't the same as fragrance oils, by the way—work for you? …

Skin Care

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

Exercise

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

The Busy Girl's Guide To Meditating

Research shows that taking the time to find some inner calm can do a whole lot of good. Whatever your schedule, here's how to take a few moments to yourself from Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestselling book Miracles Now.<p>"When women say to me, 'I don't have time to meditate' I …

Meditation

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Focus on People, Not Problems | Inc.com

As an entrepreneur, you end up having a lot of advice thrown your way--especially when you're starting out. Everybody from your first mentor to your uncle seems to have an opinion on what you should and shouldn't do.<p>You take some of the suggestions, and quietly ignore others. There's always advice …

5 Strategic Planning Mistakes to Avoid | Inc.com

Autumn is almost here again, and, for many companies, that means it's time for the annual strategic planning session. A common corporate go-to is SWOT analysis, in which you assess your company's internal <i>strengths</i> and <i>weaknesses</i>, as well as external <i>opportunities</i> and <i>threats</i>. But be careful: SWOT …

Designing a Modern Kitchen

Elena Frampton of Curated explains how she gave a New York City a modern look with rich woods, dark hues, and surfaces with shine.<p><b>Christine Pittel: I'd forgotten how good dark wood can look. What made you choose it?</b><p><b>Elena Frampton:</b> This kitchen is in the center of an open loft. It needed to be …

Kitchens

4 Tips for Employee Retention | Inc.com

Recently, my company was named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by the <i>San Francisco Business Times</i>. Bill.com has attracted a talented and innovative team that is quickly building the nation's most efficient way for businesses to pay and get paid.<p>In our neighborhood, we need to compete …

How to Pace Marathon Training Runs

If you're training for your first marathon, your training paces are important.<p><i>Hi Susan-</i><p><i>I'm training for my first marathon and I am confused about using different training paces for my runs. I just want to go out and run. Does pace really matter? Can you help me figure out what training paces I</i> …

50+ Things to Make With Cement

Cement projects are trending big time with DIY-ers. It is just that right pop of modern style, yet giving you a chic and artistic look. Did you know …

Cement

What's the Difference Between My Photo Stream and Camera Roll?

<b>UPDATE, Sept. 18, 2014:</b> Where is Camera Roll in iOS 8? Find out <b>how to find your photos in iOS 8</b>.<p>You're snapping away photos with your iPhone, and see …

Shaun T Knows How to Get You Fit

One of the biggest DVD fitness instructors today shares his secrets of motivating you on—and off—your television<p>If this had just been me in my living room, doing one of Shaun T’s <i>Insanity</i> or <i>Focus T25</i> workouts on my own, it would be easy to skip some reps of single-leg squats or hit the pause button …

Fitness

How To Create A Resilient Workforce

<i>Written by: Michael Ballard</i><p>Resiliency is defined as, <i>“Our capacity to bounce back.”</i> <i>I define it as, “Our capacity to increase the quality of our</i> …

Talent Management

21 Wave-Friendly Bikinis For A Wardrobe Malfunction-Free Summer

Your biggest summer fear goes a little something like this: Dive into the ocean, get hit by a wave, and watch as your flimsy tied-up bikini top …

Swimwear

5 Ways Leaders Rock Employee Recognition

I was grocery shopping the other day (Yes, this sometimes happens). A mom with two small kids in tow kept up a constant stream of chatter: “Great job pushing the cart, Stella, you are so smart.” “Good work picking out a pepper, Max, now put it back.” It went on and on – kids do something/anything, …

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Self-help

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

Exercise

How to Structure the Ideal Work Day: An Evidence-Based Guide

Go ahead and daydream on your commute. Get the important stuff done before noon. Have that second coffee at 2:00 PM. Work out whenever.<p>Optimizing your work day to maximize your productivity and happiness admittedly isn’t a hard science. Differences in body chemistry, sleep routine, personality, …

The Incredible Power of a Compliment

Receiving a sincere compliment can have a huge impact on your outlook. The message may surprise you, touch your heart, or catapult you forward into a new career path. The most powerful compliment communicates the message, "I value you." Here are my tips on delivering an authentic compliment:<p><b>Be</b> …

Articles about designs patients dementia on Dwell.com - Dwell

Stanford’s Center on Longevity recognizes a colorful table set designed to aid Alzheimer's patients.<p>Wallpaper is a homes' best friend. The popular material changes boring white walls into incredible murals.<p>One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Cooking

45-Minute Cardio Playlist From Brooklyn Crew - Women's Health Magazine