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I Started Running a Year Ago, and the Only Weight I've Lost is Caring What People Think of Me

It is 8 am on a Monday. This morning holds all the potential of the week ahead — potential to have a perfect training week, to coast on the good mood that always comes from a good run. Potential to beat my speed and distance expectations.<p>I have a training plan taped to the pantry door so I can …

Extreme Endurance Exercise: If You Do This Type of Exercise, You Could Be Damaging Your Heart

Do you dread going to the gym for what feels like hours at a stretch? Or do you avoid working out altogether because you just don’t have the time? …

You Asked: Why Does My Sweat Smell Like Ammonia?

Maybe you’ve noticed it after a big run: Your sweat has a strong, cloying odor, sort of like a public restroom, perhaps. You may disregard it as an …

Is Diet or Exercise More Important For Weight Loss?

I've always been active, but weight loss was never top of mind for me until I was a freshman in college. My first months away from home, I packed on some serious weight, but instead of cleaning up my diet, I started doing two-a-day cardio workouts, barely ate a bite all day, and binged on a calorie …

Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Creator of Popular INSANITY Workout Shaun T Responds to Body Shamers Who Called Him Too Skinny

Those who have tried his popular workout videos know that fitness star Shaun T is extremely toned and muscular – but he still experiences his fair …

Celebrity Gossip

These are the 6 books Barack Obama is reading this summer

<b>Barack Obama is going on holiday for two weeks with his family in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and his summer reading has been revealed.</b><p>The …

30 Years of 30 Books That Made Us Sweat, Squirm, and Swoon

The editors of ELLE dug deep and picked the 30 from the last 30 years that every self-respecting reader should have on her shelf.<p>There are certain books that change the conversation and the way we see the world. The editors of ELLE dug deep and picked the 30 from the last 30 years that every …

20 best new books to read this fall

Most of us have barely made a dent in our summer reading lists, and here comes fall -- bringing cooler temperatures, colorful foliage and a virtual …

What happens when you ask a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for free photos

Anyone in the arts knows the sort – the potential clients who will offer you “great exposure” in return for free services or products.<p>“Exposure” wont …

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead.

Yesterday, Marilynne Robinson's <i>Gilead</i> won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In December, Ann Hulbert reviewed the book, calling it "as spare, and …

Browse a Gallery of Kurt Vonnegut Tattoos, and See Why He’s the Big Gorilla of Literary Tattoos

According to Eva Talmadge, co-author of <i>The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide,</i> Kurt Vonnegut is the big gorilla of lit …

Tips for Taking a Readcation

For many years, I didn’t have paid time off from my job. And when I did, it was usually one I had to wrangle to get in order to attend a professional …

John Cheever: 'the Chekhov of the suburbs'

John Cheever's centenary in 2012 was celebrated in America with the publication of a new edition of his collected stories.<p>Cheever, who was born on May 27th 1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of the greatest short story writers of the 20th century and was described by Elmore Leonard as "the …

Book Review: The Martian

Book Name: The Martian Author: Andy Weir First Published: 2011 Author Andy Weir was born and raised in Southern California. His father is an …

Book Reviews

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. Here are a number of outstanding books that we know people will be talking about over the next few months. - Click here to see the winners of this year's Fall Preview contests.

Near the top of Mount Everest, on May 10, 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain's history. Lou Kasischke was there. …

Books

Books That Understand Bipolar Better Than "Homeland"

Showtime’s TV drama <i>Homeland</i> was one of the first shows that I ever really binge-watched. Aside from the thrilling pace and the outstanding …

Shakespeare and Company: The world’s most loved bookshop?

In a series that highlights a momentous year in three cities, Dr James Fox reveals why Paris in 1928 was so exciting for artists, writers and musicians.<p>In 1928 around 40,000 Americans were living in Paris – and more were arriving every day. The city offered a glamorous, cheap and liberated …

Literature

The Daily Chore That Can Increase Mental Stimulation and Decrease Anxiety - PsyBlog

When done properly, the chore decreased nervousness by 27% and increased mental inspiration by 25%.<p>Mindful dishwashing can decrease stress and calm …

Mindfulness

What Is A Commonplace Book & Why You Need One

I<p>often tell people they should always carry a notebook on them to jot down notes and ideas whenever they strike. Even though I’d like to take credit …

Top 10 Ways to Finally Conquer Your Housecleaning

Everyone loves a clean, tidy home, but cleaning sucks. Big cleans are a pain, and smaller cleaning sessions make sense, but who has time? Here are …

The 3 Essential Emotion Skills for Parenting

<b>All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —</b> Leo Tolstoy in <i>Anna Karenina</i><p>Even though every child is different, each …

Parenting

The Three Biggest Differences Between Being Busy And Being Productive

Here’s how to figure out if you’re super productive or just needlessly busy.<p>You’re running around with a to-do list a mile long, crossing off item after item. You’re feeling super productive. But are you really being productive, or are you just being busy?<p>Read more >><p>Barbara Hemphill, founder of …

7 Simple Office Changes That Can Increase Mood and Productivity

Since bad moods and stress can spread through your office like the flu, it's important to make some small changes to boost everyone's morale.<p>The office is a great place to collaborate, communicate, and work productively--most of the time. If given a bad environment or during a particularly …

5 Reasons Why You Must Be a Constant Learner

How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry! …

50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily

We all want to get stuff done, whether it’s the work we <i>have</i> to do so we can get on with what we <i>want</i> to do, or indeed, the projects we feel are our …

How to Avoid Miscommunications & Email Like a Real Human Being🙌

How often have you had an email thread devolve into chaos and frustration, only to be solved quickly and easily with a phone call or in-person …

Emotional Intelligence

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

HBR STAFF<p>I’m increasingly jealous of people with fantastic working memories — as psychologists define it, the ability to ”hold and manipulate information in a temporary active state.” These people can get where they’re going without constantly staring at the GPS, can remember new people’s names …

3 Tips for Ditching Your Wardrobe Clutter

Ready to attack your closet? Bobbi Brown explains how to do it, plus 5 fashion staples to add when you're done.<p>Getty Images As someone who needs to …

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …