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The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

Emotional Intelligence

Release Your Tight Back and Hips With 4 Mobility Exercises

<b>Think full body massage without the big price tag</b>. This exercise facilitates a great release of the hips and low back while opening up the thoracic …

These 9 YouTube Channels Are All You Need To Get In Shape

#LivingRoomGains<p>When it comes to working out, let’s be honest: finding excuses NOT TO is never our problem.<p>“The gym is too far away.”<p>“It’s too …

How To Fix Your Hunched Shoulders And Slouching Back In 6 Moves

If you're reading this hunched over your desk or phone—so, everyone reading this—it's time to fix your posture. Bad posture can ruin your progress at …

Muscle

The 10-Minute Core Workout That Prevents Injuries

So many of our daily activities, like sitting at work all day or trying a new fitness class, can lead to aches and pains. But let's be real: Nobody …

Yoga

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

This Spinal Twist Looks Like Torture, but It Feels So Good

Get on the floor and try this stretch that targets tight shoulders and increases side-to-side mobility in your lower back. Admittedly, it looks very pretzel-like, even tortuous, but we promise that it feels amazing. There are three stretches in this series, so pause as long as you'd like in each, …

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: What Works, What Doesn't

More than 91 million adults in the U.S. may have arthritis, according to a recent estimate—most commonly osteoarthritis, which causes joint damage …

20 Best Movies of 2016

From incendiary tragedies to indie musicals, Martin Scorsese to 'Manchester by the Sea' – Peter Travers picks the year's top films<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best …

Peter Travers

5 Yoga Poses That Will Get Rid Of Lower Back Pain — For Good

Whether your lower back pain stems from an injury or is simply caused by sitting too much, an aching back can put a serious cramp in your …

Yoga

15 Minutes. 12 Yoga Poses. 1 Killer Core Workout.

It's hard to deny the physical benefits of yoga. Studies show that it improves flexibility, posture, and balance; strengthens bones; and increases …

Is Yoga Exercise? Depends What Kind You Do

If you want to get more mileage out of your yoga practice, read this.<p>Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice that can help people improve their strength, balance and stress levels. But is yoga exercise? As many who practice yoga know, the poses and breathing exercises ― while calming ― don’t …

The Best Back And Hip Stretch You Should Be Doing

One of the great things about yoga is that it's an anywhere, anytime practice, so those challenging poses and feel-good stretches aren't confined to …

Yoga

8 Yoga Poses to Target Tight Hip Flexors

Reclined Knee to Chest on Block<p>1 of 9<p>Lie down on your back and place a yoga block under your hips. Bend your right knee and draw it into your chest. …

Yoga

6 Stretches You Must Do If You're Stuck Sitting All Day

When you sit, your body slumps, your metabolism slows, and you…spread. At least, that's what all the experts say. But if you're in a job where you must sit—or you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a standing desk—you'll be happy to learn that there are ways to undo the damage, plus boost …

Yoga

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

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17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

Happiness

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

If you want to know how to avoid procrastination, scheduling your task is more effective than putting it on your to-do list.<p>Upon researching the successful habits of over 200 billionaires, Olympic athletes, and entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse reported that none of them mentioned a to-do list.<p>According …

A Runner's Lunge Stretch That Will Unlock Tight Hips

After hours at a desk five days a week, I have tight hips. This runner's lunge variation from LA-based Pilates instructor Juliet Kaska is an instant remedy. Grab a mat and hand towel and get ready to open up the front of your hips.

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Son of PowerBar Founder Aims for Sub-2:40 at Boston

Brian Maxwell, who was third at Boston in 1977, died at 51, leaving behind a wife, six children, and a thriving energy bar company. His son Chris continues his marathoning legacy.<p>Chris Maxwell’s Boston Marathon training runs this winter usually started with a ritual of coffee, fruit, and a …

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Success In The Real World: 7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My “I’ll just make it” mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

Self-improvement

Yoga For Runners

A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.

8 Stretches That Can Help Ease the Pain of Sciatica

Are you dealing with shooting pains or numbness from sciatica? Discomfort is caused when the sciatic nerve (which runs from the lower spine down the back of each leg) gets pinched. It can be caused by an injury such as a slipped disk or pelvic fracture, pregnancy, or tight muscles in the lower …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Happiness

How to End the Persistent Feeling of Emptiness

<b>“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~Buddha</b><p>Admit it…<p>Emptiness has taken over.<p>You …

Happiness

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 …

Meditation