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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Why Asking This 1 Question Could Dramatically Shorten Your Job Search

Finding a new job will be faster and easier when you take this important first step.<p>Hillary spent seven months in 2017 looking for a job. She didn't get any interviews. She was convinced there was something wrong with her. Her career confidence dwindled. I don't blame her for feeling this way. The …

Employment

Whether You Want to Lose Fat or Gain Muscle, Your Diet Needs This 1 Thing

"Eat more vegetables" is the number one tip you hear from every health coach, trainer, dietitian, doctor, parent, or layperson with any knowledge of health and wellness . . . you see where we're going with this, yes?<p>And believe it or not, it's <i>not</i> just about weight loss. DIAKADI personal trainer and …

Nutrition

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

Is It Really Healthier?

Truth or hype? We take a closer look to determine whether or not these supposedly healthy foods provide real nutritional benefits.<p>Smarter …

Nutrition

6 Things You Didn't Know About Food From a Nutrition Science Major

Because ignorance isn't always bliss.<p>February 17, 2018<p>Food is such an integral part of each day. Not only does it fuel us physically, but also it is …

Nutrition

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

5 Recovery Tips to Help You Build Muscle Faster

There’s a lot of talk online, in the gym, and on Instagram about workouts, specific training sessions, and intensity techniques.<p>But almost no one …

Exercise

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

<b>“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts</b><b>” (Proverbs 4:23 GNT).</b>God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing …

Meditation

Unravelling the Mysteries of Training Frequency for Hypertrophy

As discussed in my article on manipulating intensity, volume and frequency for muscle gain, training frequency is one of the most important variables …

5 Exercises to Build Muscle Without Weights

Building muscle without weights is an excellent place to start your muscle building program. It will build a foundation upon which you can develop at …

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Want Great Abs? Here’s What You Should Be Eating

<i>This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.</i><p>You've heard the line "Abs are made in the kitchen." But …

Nutrition

1,000 Daily Ab Reps and These Diet Habits Have Shapprell Looking Beyond Fit at 46

Google the phrase "aging in reverse," and you'll likely see a picture of Shapprell Dallas smiling back at you. A 46-year-old mom and fitness instructor who resides in Florida, Shapprell doesn't look a day over 30, and her body is absolutely bangin'. Though it may look like she took a magical sip of …

Fitness

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying of the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

Three Healthy Winter Soup Recipes

<i>3 handfuls baby spinach<br>1 clove of garlic<br>2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced<br>1/4 tsp cayenne pepper<br>1/4 tsp ground turmeric<br>1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional)<br>1 cup</i> …

10 ways to lose belly fat

Stubborn tummy fat can be very hard to shift. Due to our often sedentary lifestyles and stressful jobs, medicated with alcohol and biscuits, belly fat can easily build up. And, it's not just our ability to win the swimsuit competition that's affected by the belly build up: fat deposits around the …

Nutrition

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Holistic Medicine

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

Self-improvement

A personal trainer explains why you should always do weight training before cardio at the gym

The idea that cardio should be done at the beginning of a workout is apparently a myth.<p>That is, according to Max Lowery, a personal trainer and founder of the 2 Meal Day intermittent fasting plan, who is adamant that people should be doing the opposite.<p>"It's a huge mistake doing your cardio and …

Fitness

22 Bad Habits to Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

What does it truly take to be successful?<p>People love to depict success as a single colossal goal; a mountain they have to surmount. But the truth is, that mountaintop doesn’t even exist if you can’t succeed at the small tasks that are right in front of you. Success isn’t the result of one home run. …

This Total-Body Strength Move Will Make You Feel Like a Total Badass

Prepare to meet your (wo)manmaker.<p>When it comes to getting fit, strength is obviously key. And while there's plenty of workouts and exercise routines out there to help sculpt your whole body, we've got an amazing move that will take your strength to the next level.<p>It’s called the (wo)man maker, and …

Keep your knees strong with this simple workout - Health - ABC News

Whether you're an athlete or a desk jockey, you need to look after your knees.<p>They're among the most complex joints in the body and we rely on our …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Finally, an Expert Tells Us Exactly How Often We Should Be Working Out

Working out is full of so many numbers, from reps to sets to seconds in between exercises. It's a lot to keep up with! It's like trying to color-coordinate your closet after a huge vacation – no easy task. To make the effort you put in worthwhile, it helps to know you're doing the right amount of …

Fitness

Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

How to lose belly fat

You’re doing crunches, swearing off fast food and sweating on the treadmill. But is your stubborn belly fat going away?<p>If you’re trying to whittle …