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15 Foods To Do And Don’t Eat On An Empty Stomach

It is no longer news that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it helps to get you…

Your Hulu or Netflix may be hacked, here's what to do

If your Hulu or Netflix account is as near and dear to you as most of your friends, you can just imagine how hurt and violated I felt when my Hulu account was hacked recently.<p>But it led me to do some research on how to know if your account is hacked and how to get back control. Here's what you need …

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils 101

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive about making homemade cleaning products is, “Can I skip the essential oil in this recipe? Is the …

Your Trainer Dies A Little Bit Inside Each Time You Do This

Stop doing deadlifts dead wrong.<p>When it comes to a workout move that tones several major muscle groups at once, few are more effective than deadlifts. Deadlifts don't seem complicated -- everyone understands the concept of holding weights and bending his or her torso -- but in actuality, plenty of …

30 Acts of Kindness For 30 Days Of Growth

This November 13 is World Kindness Day! In honor of this important holiday which fuels kindness around the world, we’ve put together a 30-day …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Why You Should Start Doing EMOM Workouts ASAP

It stands for 'Every Minute on the Minute'—and it's one of the best training formulas for getting lean<p>I’ve been working out since I was 14 years old, and I’ve been a fitness professional since 2005. At the age of 33, I have almost 20 years of training experience under my belt, and I’ve officially …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

What Meditation Technique Is Right for Me?

We all have our unique differences, and it's important to celebrate those even when choosing a meditation technique. What works for one person may not work for another. We each have predispositions and lifestyle habits that make choosing a meditation technique an important process.<p><i>by Susi …

Meditation

Why You Should Be Reading Leigh Bardugo’s Y.A. Novels—Even if You’re an Adult

Author <b>Leigh Bardugo</b> stands at the counter of an L.A. cafe in a mildly goth getup that almost mimics her own book covers: dark peasant blouse, a long patterned skirt that gently trails behind her, with a hag’s-hand necklace designed by artist <b>Naomi Nowak</b> and a talon moon pendant. Her nails are …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How diplomats learn so many new languages in a short amount of time

<i>Shawn Kobb has been with the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 8 years and has served in Ukraine, The Bahamas, Washington DC, Afghanistan, and soon Austria.</i><p><i>He maintains the blog www.ForeignServiceTest.com which aims to help people pass the notoriously difficult entrance test to the Foreign …

Language Learning

8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …