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The Simplest Core Exercise Everyone Should Be Doing

When it comes to learning how to use your core, nothing beats going back to basics with the bird dog. This simple exercise, also known as quadruped, is a staple in every physical therapist's and personal trainer's tool bag for teaching core stability by engaging the abdominals and back muscles …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Chris Gallo<p>Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon<p>When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to …

Nutrition

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Santorini<p>If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and …

4 Scientifically Proven Foods for Weight Loss

We all know food can have a significant impact on our health. Eating the right foods can help increase metabolism while supporting lean muscle …

Foods That Burn Fat & Boost Energy

Food is not just something to fill us up, it is medicine and fuel. If you’re looking to lose weight or just maintain a healthier diet, consciously …

23 uncommon gifts for the science-lover in your life

Or maybe you're one yourself who always gets stuck with unsophisticated gifts?<p>Good news! The science team at Tech Insider has compiled a 2015 gift guide for science-lovers by scouring the web for stuff we'd add to our own lists, plus some help from the science-themed products site GeekWrapped.<p>Keep …

Shopping

7 Full-Fat Foods You Should Eat Every Day

For decades, the party line was: Fat will make you fat—and raise your heart-disease risk, to boot. But guess what? Fat can actually be very good for you, provided it's the right kind.<p>"People were so low-fat crazed for a while, and that's not necessary," says Suzanne Steinbaum, M.D., Director, …

Get Holy Sh*t You're Fast Results with This Ultimate Runner's Workout

Even track rookies can master it.<p>Raise your hand if this sounds like your running routine: You hit the road or treadmill and just...go. Kudos to you for being active, but you could be getting more out of your workout time. The moves in this video from Nike+ Run Club coaches Joe Holder and Jes Woods …

Comet found spewing booze out into space

Earlier this year, astronomers from the Paris Observatory observed a comet in our Solar System spewing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, the same type found in alcoholic drinks, into space as it passed close by the Sun. The comet — aptly named Comet Lovejoy — spat out the equivalent of "500 bottles …

Astronomy

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

20 Comedy Movies You Must See Before You Die

There are many who will feel shocked and betrayed at the sight of The Life of Brian ranking above the likes of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but …

5 Exercises That Are More Effective In Shaping Your Body Than Running

Everyone wants to be in shape. But not many people absolutely love working out and running. However, there are a variety of exercises you can do in …

Fitness

How to achieve your goals faster

We’ve all dreamed of these lofty goals in life at one point or another.<p>Setting goals is an essential technique to  accomplishing what we truly want in our lives, and more importantly —living a more fulfilling life. And the importance of goal setting is only increasing as our ability to focus …

Motivation

25 Couples On The Weird Things They Do Together When No One’s Looking

Found on AskReddit.<p><b>1.</b> “We’re both British, but for years we’ve talked with American accents when we’re alone. It’s very bizarre and I don’t really …

E-book readers' guilty pleasures revealed

A newly published list of Amazon.co.uk’s biggest selling e-books of the year features psychological thrillers, misery memoirs and a healthy dose of Mills and Boon<p>It is a familiar sight on the beach or daily commute: readers brandishing a hardback copy of the latest acclaimed literary …

Books

Great Packaged Snacks for Runners

A panel of taste testers and a registered dietitian worked together to create this list of some healthy and delicious options that are on the market now.<p>There’s no arguing with the fact that we runners are typically hungry pretty much all of the time. When that hunger sets in, you might be tempted …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now

The 10 Best Carbs to Eat for Weight Loss

For years we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight… but not so fast! Turns out, there are some carbs you're going to want to keep around.

Does Coconut Oil For Weight Loss Work?

Do you know that among all the cooking oils coconut oil is best for weight loss?<p>Don’t be surprised, it is the BEST oil.<p>Till some years ago all …

What a Nutritionist Eats to De-Bloat All Day Long

Hey, R.D.s get bloated, too.

The Best Protein You Can Eat, According To Nutritionists

Don’t just settle for any old protein.<p>Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It's where …

Top 15 Foods To Eliminate Stress

If you’re like most of us, coffee is more than just a beverage, it’s a way of life. There is pretty much no problem that can’t be solved with coffee…until now.<p>Grabbing a cup of coffee multiple times a day may help you go through the motions more easily, but consuming nutrient dense foods can not …

Nutrition

10 Healthy Foods That May Help You Sleep Better (Infographic)

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking to sleep better longer? Desperate for a cure for insomnia? Avoid caffeine six hours before your bedtime. Do your body good and sip a warm cup of milk instead, like the old wive’s tale suggests.<p>Actually, …

Sleep

8 Best All-Natural Cereals for Weight Loss

1. 18 Rabbits Veritas Granola<p><i>280 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated), 20 mg sodium, 6 g sugar, 6 g protein (per 3 oz)</i><p>Fit a healthy dose of chocolate …

15 ways to boost self confidence and love the way you look, according to scientists

Women in America are really unhappy with their weight.<p>About 84% want to lose weight and 34% say that what they eat or how much they weigh is interfering with their happiness, according to Happify— a website and app that uses games and tasks based on scientific studies in positive psychology to make …

Self-confidence

16 Simple Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever thought that little adjustments can make your life healthier and happier? By following some easy tweaks you can lose excess weight and …

The Yoga-Inspired Workout Moves Every Runner Needs to Try

When it comes to reaching your running goals, it’s not enough to just log multiple miles daily. You also need to implement a recovery plan that can …

10 Yoga Poses for Weight Loss

Do you believe in losing weight through yoga in the easiest natural way? If yes, then you must definitely try practicing power yoga for weight loss …

Yoga