Allan Noriega

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16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Will Power

Theater Books for Summer Reading 2016

The Tonys and all last season's other theater celebrations are now behind us, several original <i>Hamilton</i> cast members (including the show's creator …

6 science-backed ways to make great habits stick

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Productivity

Bedtime relaxing stretch routine

When I was cleared to work out after Liv’ s birth, I couldn’t wait to get back into sweaty interval training. Finding my personal max and soaked in …

Yoga

27 Movies Every Musical Nerd Absolutely Has To See

Hint: Basically anything starring Julie Andrews.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Blockbusters

5 Tips For Creating An At-Home Yoga Practice

<i>To celebrate Mindful Movement Week here at mindbodygreen, we’re sharing the many ways that fitness enthusiasts practice mind-body exercise.</i><p><i>Lauren</i> …

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

5 Activities Stressed Out People Need to Start Doing

Workplace stress is a serious matter. More than one third of workers in America are experiencing chronic work stress, and this comes at a high price …

Baking

Create a Personal "Fitness Mantra" to Stay Motivated to Work Out

On those days you second guess yourself for setting a 6am alarm to hit the gym, or skip happy hour in favor of a run, come up with and recite your …

Fitness

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

How Music Education Can Lighten Kids’ Lives And Improve Learning Outcomes

A group of 10- and 11-year-olds giggle as professional cellist Frederic Rosselet flexes his wrist as if he’s made of rubber. “<i>Really</i> flexible in your …

Education

Want a Career in Theatre? Start as a Production Assistant!

These industry leaders found their novice work as a PA was not only a path to success, but one to self-discovery.<p>As part of its action-packed and …

Stephen Sondheim

Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

Nutrition

Career Advice From 15 Broadway Stars in 2015

Backstage rubbed elbows with some of Broadway’s best in 2015, asking for the kind of advice early-career actors can use in their everyday lives. …

Sarah Paulson

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

How Hamilton’s Free Preshow Performance Became the Best Thing on Broadway

Usually, the call goes out on Twitter before lunch. On the feed from @lin_manuel — that is, of course, Lin-Manuel ­Miranda, …

Hear a Snippet of David Bowie's Title Song from Lazarus (Audio)

Columbia Records has released an audio sample of David Bowie's song "Lazarus" ahead of its official single release Dec. 17; the track is the title …

David Bowie

How to Love Musicals and Still be Hip

Theatre: <b>How to Love Musicals</b> and Still Be Hip<p><b>By Wendy Caster</b><i>ART TIMES</i> Winter 2015<p><b>An odd thing</b> happens to some people when faced with the existence of …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Musical Scores, Ranked From Worst to Best

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical <i>School of Rock</i> opened this week on Broadway to some of his best notices in years. Many critics expressed mild relief …

5 Before-And-After Photos Tell You The Avengers Original Looks in The Comics

<b>Most of us may have forgotten the original looks of The Avengers.</b><p>After dominating the comic industry for nearly a century, Marvel have produced some …

The Phantom of the Opera offers a half-hearted renovation rather than a fresh new production: Ouzounian

<b>The Phantom of the Opera</b><p>Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Charles Hart. Book & additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Directed by Laurence …

Harvard

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

"Homemade vanilla extract! What could be better and cheaper! I use Madagascar vanilla beans."<p>Ingredients<p>10 vanilla beans, split lengthwise<p>1 liter …

Homemade
Broadway Musical