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6 Creative Ways To Meal Prep For The Week

You can write down everything you eat all day long, but the true secret to healthy eating habits is all in the preparation. With hectic schedules …

Nutrition

Sluggish at midday? Try Kathryn Budig's 10-minute yoga routine

If you have 10 free minutes to scroll social media, chances are you have that much time for something that will benefit your mind and spirit as well as your body.<p>That's the mantra yoga instructor Kathryn Budig is propagating, to emphasize that a quick and effective yoga sequence can be done …

19 Reasons Getting Older Is The Best Thing That Will Ever Happen To You

While sitting around lamenting our millennial lives, a friend of mine shared this morsel of wisdom she'd gotten from an older acquaintance. It was something like, when you're young you have time and energy, but no money. When you're middle-aged, you have energy and money, but no time. And when …

Yoga 'cures cancer,' claims senior Indian government official

A "cure for cancer" using yoga could be scientifically proven within a year, a senior Indian government official has claimed.<p>The head of India’s ministry for alternative medicine said researchers at a Bangalore institute were in the process of submitting research showing that yoga techniques could …

Yoga

The 9 Keys To A Happy Retirement

It turns out that happiness and retirement <i>do</i> go together.<p>Well, based on the research and books I’ve read and interviews I’ve done since becoming editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels at Next Avenue in 2011, they <i>can</i> go together if you play your cards right.<p>And it’s not just …

Retirement

Fuel your body: Your guide to what to eat before and after a workout

You’re lifting weights, training for a marathon or cycling through spin class. Whatever your workout may be, your body needs fuel to pull …

Nutrition

From sunsets to waterfalls to starry skies, the 9 most relaxing videos on YouTube

There’s more to YouTube than just vlogs, pranks, and pop song covers done on guitar. YouTube might be the source of your entertainment, but when you …

Bedtime Yoga: Three Postures to Help You Fall Asleep

As a society we've devalued sleep. There is an increased expectation of being "on" at all hours with the ever-present smartphone. Not only do we get less sleep, but we also receive more stimuli when awake than ever before. It can seem nearly impossible to relax and to get the quality sleep we need …

13 Healthy Turkey Burgers That Will Make You Forget About Beef - Chowhound

<i>Header image: Guacamole Turkey Burger</i><p>We constantly find ourselves asking the question why no love for the Turkey Burger? It’s cheap, lean and far …

Cooking

How to Create a Cheese Plate for Every Possible Occasion

How to have the right cheese for anything that happens in your life.<p>Beyond cocktail parties, there are many other life events that warrant a cheese plate. In fact, we'd argue that most life events need a cheese plate. Thus, here are some situations that may crop up, and how to handle them, …

Broad City

How to Make Your Best-Ever Smoothie

The best morning smoothie is one that takes almost no time at all to put together. Here's how it's done, from flavors and textures to ways to avoid breaking your blender.<p>There's always time to have breakfast in the morning if that breakfast is a smoothie. In no more than five to ten minutes, a …

Breakfast

The Foolproof, Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking Spaghetti Squash

Pasta has a well-deserved rep as the perfect dinner food: It's easy to cook, the topping possibilities are endless, and let's be real—it's delicious. …

Recipes

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

iKamper's Hardtop One is like a pop-up trailer for your car's rooftop

One of the most annoying aspects of camping is setting up a tent, especially for those of us who are prone to forgetting important things like stakes …

Jack Kerouac

16 Super Effective Productivity Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine

You don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to start your day off right.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I bet I can predict what your morning looks like: You wake up to a generic alarm clock sound, roll out of bed, …

Time Management

Complete Beginner's Guide To Doing Perfect Squats

Squats are one of the most beneficial full-body exercises out there. If you’ve never done a squat before or never achieved the results that you …

Yoga

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

3 Lessons on how to be an Attractive Man Influenced by Buddhist Philosophy

What I want to talk about in this article is how my approach to attracting women has been influenced by some of the ideas present in Buddhist …

Ancient Philosophy

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

Running 101: A Beginner's Guide

<b>Running Basics</b><p>How fast should I run? How will it feel? What should I eat? Could I do a race? Trying a new activity like running can bring a certain …

Exercise

The 5 daily rituals that will make you happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not "oh, life is pretty good," I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By Michael Beck, GQ.</i><p>Getty Images<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the …

The Best Spring Getaways Near Denver

From the desert to the mountains, here are seven spots where you can enjoy the springtime sun.<p>If winter is one of Colorado's best seasons, some may …

10 food capitals around the world every foodie should visit

Eating has now become a reason to travel. It’s not just for the sights, it’s for the food.Travelers love to eat after all. When it comes to exquisite cuisine, globe-trotting pays off. You just have to know where to look to find the best food and markets.<p>What makes these cities the food capitals of …

7 surprising things you can get for free at tourism offices

Travel

Bud+Breakfast: the marijuana inn where wake and bake is a serious business

Because Colorado prohibits marijuana use in public, and hotels ban smoking, savvy ‘ganjapreneurs’ are catering to tourists looking for a cozy place to toke<p>Joel and Lisa Schneider’s bed and breakfast in Silverthorne, Colorado, has all the trappings of a traditional B&B (stone fireplace, home-cooked …

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …