Kristopher Tan

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9 Mantras That Will Keep You Mentally Strong During Tough Times

While it's often easy to be mentally strong when life is going well, your true strength becomes apparent through adversity. The loss of a loved one, a health problem, relationship issues, and financial troubles are just a few of the hardships most people face at one time or another.<p>The way you …

The Do-Anywhere Zero-Excuse Bodyweight Burner

It only takes 12 minutes to complete, and it'll chisel, stretch, and challenge your muscles<p>Excuses beget more excuses—especially when it comes to skipping a sweat session.<p>It’s proven by science: Missing just one workout increases your odds of missing another (and another) by 61 percent, according …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Beyond the bounce: Different tennis balls mean varied player preparation

Some bounces come fast. Some balls, though, hang in the air just a little bit longer. Because of these slight differences in the way the ball …

Tennis

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How to Accept a Compliment With Class | The Art of Manliness

You hand someone a gift and they eagerly tear off the wrapping paper and lift the lid on the box. But as they pick up and examine the present tucked …

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

Getting Organized

"Losers have goals. Winners have systems."<p>- Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Comic Strip<p>I’ve never been a very organized person. I don’t plan …

Productivity

The Psychology of Irrational Fear

Why we're more afraid of sharks than car accidents, and of Ebola than flu<p>Last week Sen. Rand Paul, a doctor, laid out the threat of Ebola in America thusly, to CNN:<p>"If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party, they're contagious and you can catch it from them.”<p>That statement is, of course, not true, …

3 Time-Saving Strategies to Steal from the Overscheduled

<b>1. Schedule tight.</b> We all know when you give tasks less time, they take less time. "I don't ever schedule a meeting for more than 30 minutes," says …

This 10-Minute Strategy Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

<i>"What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life?" appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are printing one of the top answers.</i><p>Taking 10 minutes to learn why you procrastinate can be extremely helpful.<p>I was a very bad procrastinator for a very long time, …

Procrastination

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9 Surefire Ways to Recharge This Weekend | Inc.com

Friday afternoon comes and the buzz starts to build. The weekend is finally here. Rest and relaxation are top of mind. Maybe you have a trip ahead of you. But somehow weekends have a way of coming and going while leaving you even more tired Monday than you were on Friday.<p>The key to a productive …

Productivity

How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Kyle Schaeffer.</i><p>In 1942 my grandfather, Peter Stoppi, a young man of 29 years old, joined the army to fight …

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

3 Hill Workouts From Hell | Men's Health

"Working out on a hill is a great way to get outside while maintaining the difficulty of your workout," says Jeff Gaudette, former professional runner and head coach at RunnersConnect.net.<p>Now you see that stepping outside the gym for some sprint work doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your goals. …

Q: How can I give my cereal a nutrition boost?

Make these additions to your regular bowl and watch the health benefits soar<p>So you don’t want to give up your morning bowl, but you want to give an uptick to your nutrition. Then start at the bottom and work your way up.<p>When buying cereal, use the 5:5:10 rule: at least 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of …

3 Exercises You Should Do Every Day

These three moves will help you look better and feel better<p>There are some exercises that you just can’t get enough of. Three such examples: wall slides, thoracic rotations, and single-leg hip raises.<p>Unusual names, yes. But while you may not be familiar with these moves, chances are, you should be …

Yoga

Stretching Exercises at Men's Health.com

<b>Flexibility 101</b><p>Before we get to the rules, it's important to understand the basic—but typically misunderstood—science of stretching. First, a couple of definitions. There are two major types of stretching: static and dynamic.<p>You're probably more familiar with the former. For instance, a static …

DeltaFit Challenge: Single Best Lower-Body Test

2. Mobility: The ability to move a joint through its full range of motion.<p>Sure, they might sound at odds with one another, but think about it this way: You don't want to be too stiff or too loose.<p>"A perfect blend of these two components allows you to maintain proper form so you fully activate your …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

The Surprising History of the To-Do List and How to Design One That Actually Works

The list is the origin of culture. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. – Umberto Eco<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called …

Time Management

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management