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How Much Protein Do You Really Need for Strength Training?

It’s well established that consuming protein after weightlifting helps repair and build muscle. But how much do you need in order to maximize …

Photos of Frozen Flowers Capture the Paradoxical Beauty of Preservation and Destruction

South African photographer Bruce Boyd is fascinated by ice—particularly the way that objects look distorted when encapsulated inside a large ice block. He experimented for months, throwing ice blocks into various bodies of water and observing the wrinkles and cracks that warped the once smooth …

7 of the Season's Trendiest Flowers That Will Be in All the Bouquets

<i>Looking to broaden your floral know-how? MyDomaine has teamed up with Floom, an online platform that allows you to order bouquets and plants from the</i> …

20 Fall Wedding Flowers In Gorgeous Seasonal Shades

A season this colorful deserves some vibrant floral arrangements.<p>If you have a fall wedding in the works and aren't sure what to do about flowers just yet, we have some advice: Embrace the spirit, textures, and colors of the season. It's an absolutely stunning time of year, so odds are the scenery …

Plants

10 Beautiful (& Inspiring) iPhone Photos of Flowers & Fauna

The theme of this week’s showcase of mobile photography features 10 beautiful and inspiring examples of fauna and flower photography all taken with a …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier Over Time

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

Self-help

The most important factor in achieving success is often considered a barrier

A lot of people think I define a "Rich Life" as mostly about money. Wrong!<p>I think money is an important, but small part of a Rich Life.<p>Also included:<p>Your job/business<br>• Being able to travel<br>• Relationships: Friends, your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse, sexuality, attraction<br>• Style: What you wear and how you …

Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence

New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts.<p>Findings from a US-based study …

3 habits you must ditch in order to succeed

Your success or failure to create and scale a business will come down to the kind of habits you incorporate into your daily life.<p>Follow the habits of highly successful entrepreneurs, and there's a good chance you will become one too. Strong personal habits that might positively impact a business …

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

3 Reasons why “Vikings” is the most religiously interesting show on TV

At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues at Word on Fire, I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel …

Faith

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Facebook fights back in row over its free internet for India’s poor

Campaign aims to restore its Free Basics plan for ‘unconnected billion’<p>The green light on Pushpa Kaushik’s modem hasn’t come on for the past three months. When she first got internet access in her home a year ago, all the people of Lalpur, a small village in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, used to …

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.<p>Throughout the …

Ice Cream

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