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Midlife crisis? It’s a myth. Why life gets better after 50

Beware midlife! You will be prone to sudden, disruptive upheaval. Around the age of 50 your productivity, creativity and adaptability begin their inexorable decline. With them, happiness ebbs. Your best years are behind you. Naturally, your job, marriage and shattered aspirations are to blame. If …

Middle Age

If You Want Stronger Abs, This Trainer's Core Workout Has Your Name All Over It

Flat abs may sound like a fairy tale, but they're definitely not something out of your reach. We won't sugarcoat it, though. It does take hard work and dedication to get a strong, toned midsection. You need to be in a calorie deficit and working out regularly to increase your strength and muscle …

Workouts

3 Foods You Probably Eat That Are Dangerous For Your Brain According To Science

Seven years ago, Max Lugavere was sitting at the dinner table when he asked his mother to pass the salt. The simple request should have take a fraction of a second, but it took his mother three or four. Those were the first signs that something was wrong. Within a few months, he and his brother …

Nutrition

5 Carbs You Can Eat All You Want Without Gaining Weight, According To Nutritionists

When most people talk about carbs — as in, complain about how carbs make them gain weight — they’re usually talking about sugary refined carbs like …

Nutrition

The History Of The Straw Hat

How the summertime staple became a major style statement.<p>Reaching for a straw hat to complete our seaside look—or frankly, any summer outfit—is as instinctive to us as say, oh I don’t know, breathing. Next to sunglasses, it’s one of the most obvious accessories to use as protection against the …

Karl Lagerfeld

Your guide to cleaning up your inbox in one hour

You don’t need a whole day to spring clean a messy inbox.<p>Chances are your inbox is a lot like that abandoned basket of stuff sitting in the back of your closet. You know it’s dying to be cleaned out (and is housing many hidden surprises), but the thought of tackling such a task is overwhelming. And …

Productivity

Stop Making Excuses And Become The Writer You Want To Become

Everybody has an excuse. What is yours?A wise man once told me that “excuses are like assholes, everybody has one.”This man was my first manager when …

Motivation

Amazon has already started sharing some Prime Day deals, and here are the best ones

Amazon Prime Day doesn't officially begin until July 16, but that didn't stop the company from beginning the deals a little bit early. Alongside the …

eBooks

The joy of mid-life fasting: 'I have more energy at 56 than I did at 26'

His son is Max Lowery, the Instagram fitness star and proponent of intermittent fasting, but when he began gaining weight in his forties, Philip Lowery prescribed to more traditional methods of weight loss.<p>“I was always into sport, played rugby for many years, and never had to worry about my weight …

Fitness

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

This Is When You Should Eat Your Lightest And Heaviest Meals Of The Day

Timing matters.<p>When it comes to eating healthily, in the right amounts and maintaining your body shape, we’ve heard so many different rules, it’s a little exhausting. Some people say you can eat whatever you want as long as you hit around 1,200 calories a day, others say throw out calorie counting, …

Nutrition

Why do I write?

This is an honest answer to that question.I have loved reading and writing since I was a kid.I was a quiet and shy little girl, not because I didn’t …

Writing

I'm a Connoisseur of Vegan Snacks: Here Are My 12 Favorites

I’m going to tell you something I’m not proud of: I’m really bad at feeding myself. Grocery shopping never sounds fun, I’m a mediocre cook at best, …

Healthy Eating

How Well Do You Know Your Broadway History?

When were the first Tony Awards? What’s the oldest operating theatre on the Main Stem? Prove your know-how with this quiz!<p>Do You Know Your Broadway …

Tony Awards

16 Watermelon Salads Perfect for Any Summer Party

A refreshing watermelon salad is perfect for hot summer days. Here, our favorite variations, from a classic watermelon-arugula salad to a watermelon …

Recipes

Master These 7 Grammar Tips To Instantly Sound Smarter

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the …

Linguistics

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The Brain

These 9 Foods Are the Fountain of Youth

Science will tell you that premature aging is a lifestyle choice rather than a genetic certainty. And it's not exactly news that diet, social and …

Nutrition

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother | 101 Cookbooks

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Pesto

The Trouble With Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp isn’t here yet. Still, his presence is all around the 10,500-square-foot rented mansion at 16 Bishopswood Road in London’s Highgate …

Alice In Wonderland

The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade

On Monday night Gary Taubes will board his second transatlantic flight in a week—from Zurich to Aspen—then eventually back to Oakland, where he calls …

Diabetes

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Engage a Reader – Answer Before Question

Stewart Farquhar explores multiple literary devices for building your story world to create curiosity and better engage a script reader.The post WHY …

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Motivation

A Beginner's Guide to Going Vegan and Living Your Best Plant-Based Life

Once associated almost exclusively with granola-crunching hippies, the vegan diet isn’t nearly as fringe as it was, say, 30 years ago (Beyonce’s …

36 Writing Tips to Help You Write Like the Pros

These 10 minutes will help you become a better writer forever<p>As a blogger, writing is no doubt an integral part of your life. Be it fiction, or …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …