Kim Smith

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10 ways to improve yourself for $100 or less

While it may be true that opportunity doesn't knock on your door that often, it's true that you'll only make the most of the good times when you're truly prepared.<p>Fortunately, there are many ways to reinvent yourself for under one Benjamin!<p>Ranging from career growth to personal finance to personal …

How to Start a Writer Blog: 8 Helpful Tips

It just occurred to me that I’ve been writing Mentalfloss.com blogs for over three years now. So what have I learned in all this time? I’ve actually …

Writing

A 4-Minute Yoga Sequence To Jumpstart Digestion

<i>Amy Shah, MD, an Ivy League-trained, double board certified physician, is one of the few doctors who masterfully integrates mainstream medicine with</i> …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

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 the muscles in your glutes and …

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large Dutch oven or skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and jalapeño and cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. …

6 Exercises That Will Get You In Shape For Sex After 60

Recently I came across an article in The New York Times reporting that successful hip and knee replacement surgeries can increase sexual activity and improve the quality of one's love life: "Surprise Path to Better Sex: Hip Surgery."<p>Excited by the possibilities, I announced this finding to my …

The Benefits of Walking

Why Walk?<p>So many workouts, so many excuses. Running? Cramps in your side. Swimming? Hate getting wet. Pilates? Expensive. Spin class? A headache. …

American Cancer Society

The 30-Minute, Glute-Building Bodyweight Workout

The sun is heating up, and there’s no better way to squeeze into those summer shorts than to <i>squeeze</i> those cheeks in a butt-building sesh. The glutes …

11 Yoga Poses to Eliminate Stress From Your Day

If you’ve ever been stressed out, you know that stress can accumulate and manifest itself physically. But most often it originates in the mind. In …

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

Dr. Sara’s Exercise Report Card: ChiWalking and ChiRunning Earn …

Do you remember when all you had to do was grab your running shoes and head out the door you went for a four-mile run? Does just the thought of this …

Want to Shrink Your Pores? These 5 Products Actually Work!

We’ll give it to you straight: No matter what any product promises, no lotion, potion, or cream can make your pores totally disappear. And you …

Skin Care

The Health Benefits of Turmeric You've Been Hearing About Are Wildly Overstated

It’s the “wonder spice your body needs,” according to Bon Appétit. Celebrity physician Dr. Josh Axe claims that it combats infections, cancer, heart …

University of Illinois

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth

If you're in danger of burning out, these books could change your life.<p>In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite …

Biographies

21 Vinaigrette Recipes That Your Salads Need

A well-made vinaigrette is a thing of beauty. Here are some recipes to try with your salads, from traditional to creative.<p><b>Bracing, bright, acidic, and emulsified</b>: We love a good vinaigrette. Here are 21 of 'em, for all your salad-type needs.

Roasted Lemon Chicken With Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Less than 1 hour<p>6<p><b>For chicken:</b><br>• 6 chicken thighs<br>• Salt<br>• Pepper<br>• 1/2 onion<br>• 4 cloves garlic<br>• 1 tomato<br>• 1 bunch cilantro<br>• 4 lemons, juiced<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil• <b><br>For</b> …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

How to Get Sexy Sundress Shoulders

It’s time to flaunt those strong, sexy shoulders in an adorable sundress.<p>The warm weather has arrived, which means it’s time to flaunt those strong …

Workouts

5 Awesome Exercises For A 30-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

Not all exercises are created equal! Some exercises may be great for toning and tightening but may not burn a lot of calories. If you’re looking to …

15 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”<br>–Peace is Every Step<p>“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply …

10 Things Organized People Do Every Day

Being organized isn't just about going through your paper piles once in a while. It's not just about doing the spring cleaning thing once a year …

9 Easy Career Hacks That Very Few People Actually Do

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I gave a presentation to Womensphere a few months ago on the most valuable lessons I learned early in my career. Back when I was an entry-level investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (R.I.P.), our trainers gave us some basic …

Success

7 Things Living In France Taught Me About Style

There is truth in the fact that French women seem to always get it right!<p>When I was 18 I lived in the South of France, in a town called Limoux in the Languedoc region, for an entire summer. I worked as an Au Pair for a chic and elegant French mother and adored taking care of her equally stylish …

Clothing

The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress

Whether it’s in your hips, hamstrings, or all in your head, tension has a way of accumulating as we hustle through the day-to-day. But there are ways …

Fountain Of Youth: 5 Tibetan Exercises You Should Be Doing Every Day

Aside from yoga, a workout I love for enhancing flexibility is the Five Tibetan Rites, also known as the "Fountain of Youth," because this practice …

5 Simple Steps to Cellulite-Free Skin

24 books you've probably never heard of that will change your life

"Classics" are classic for a reason, of course, and are certainly worth reading, but there's a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the titles that rarely appear on school reading lists.<p>Ryan Holiday, the author of "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph," is a …

One Pot Broccoli Asiago Cheese Orzo Recipe

Broccoli and cheese is a masterful flavor combination. Most commonly enjoyed in the form of soup or a casserole—this broccoli Asiago cheese orzo is …

The 7 Most Common Workout Mistakes—and How to Fix Them

Working out seems easy enough. Go to the gym, try out a few weight machines, add in some cardio, and call it a day. But that kind of attitude can get …