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Hamstring Stretches You Can Do Seated or Standing

Tight hamstrings are a common problem for many people. If your hamstrings are tight, or if you have suffered an injury to your hamstrings—like a …

Pain

More Secret Bay Area Restaurants and Bars Hidden Inside Other Businesses

Since publishing our first list earlier this year, we’ve discovered even more hotspots around SF that are hidden within others.<p>The dining scene in …

10 Bali Nomads You Have to Follow Before Your Trip

You decided your vacation plan; next destination: Bali. Sounds perfect. No need to mention its natural and cultural beauties, yoga, surf, hiking …

We’ve gathered the top of the heap for iPhone accessories [Deals]

Your iPhone is full of amazing features, but some of the coolest things about it are sold separately. Whether it’s a skin-tight charging case you’re looking for, a keychain-sized tracking device or a foolproof way to keep your phone from dropping, we’ve got you covered.<p><b>iSafe Drive Lite (32GB) – 24%</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

Meditation

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here.</i><p>One of the …

A Dose of Nature: The Secret Prescription to Health and Happiness?

Spending our days in windowless office buildings and suburban homes, it's easy to forget about nature. In today's society, the only time many of us spend outdoors is just walking to and from the car. Could this separation from nature have a negative effect on our mental and physical states? Recent …

Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now

Paris Time-Lapse Video Takes You On A Condensed Tour Of The City Of Light (VIDEO)

Paris 2013 TimeLapse in Motion (Hyperlapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov) from Kirill Neiezhmakov on Vimeo.<p>If you're desk-bound this summer -- or if a trip to Europe just isn't the cards -- you can still take in the sights of Paris from the comfort of your computer screen.<p>This beautiful time-lapse video by …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

Habitats

The Simplest Way to Create More Calm in Your Life

<b>“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”</b> <b>~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>This particular week, I flunked. I’d be lucky if you gave …

Hike to an East Bay Hidden Gem, Port Costa

Never heard of Port Costa— the tiny, hidden gem in the northern reaches of Contra Costa County? While seemingly off the beaten path, this gorgeous …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Alignment Tips to Free Your Neck and Shoulders From Chronic Pain

<b>I came to yoga with years of unconscious holding patterns in my shoulders and neck.</b> Over time these patterns began to yield and were replaced with …

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking."<p>That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid.<p>There are …

Yoga

8 Amazing Benefits Of This 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

Weight Loss

9 Water-Drinking Hacks to Make Getting Hydrated Way More Fun

Let's play a drinking game!<p><i>We all know the benefits of water (aside from, um, survival)—weight loss, better digestion, and gorgeous skin, to name a few. But while there are those Nalgene-toting water-guzzlers who have no problem hitting their 8 glasses a day (and beyond), there are some of</i> …

10 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Drink A Glass Of Water

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Hydration, Muscles, Massage

FOAM ROLLING: How to Reduce Muscle and Joint Pain | Tony Horton Fitness

8 Things NOT to Do With a Foam Roller

Slow your roll and watch out for these eight common mistakes.<p>You already know the foam roller is a crucial addition to your fitness routine, but do you know how to use it correctly? Here are eight bad habits you'll want to avoid:<p><b>Don't Hunch</b>Avoid bad posture—which creates more tension and stress in …

Massage, foam rolling and stretching: A recipe for muscle recovery

By Gabriella Boston<p>Kneading, rolling, stretching. No, the topic is not how to create the best puff pastry, but rather how to achieve the happiest muscles.<p>Massage, foam rolling and stretching are all prescribed for muscle recovery. But how do they relate to one another, and what works best and when? …

10 Best Foam Roller Moves for Your Entire Body

Foam rolling is a type of self-myofascial release in which pressure is applied to certain body parts to relieve pain.<p>Now a staple warmup in many …

Pain

Use Your Foam Roller the Right Way

Don't overdo it with the self-massage tool.<p>Despite the foam roller's popularity, Richard Hansen, a Boulder, Colorado-based sports chiropractor, says it “shouldn't be considered the silver bullet for at-home therapy.” Hansen, who treats recreational runners as well as Olympians, warns that incorrect …

Foam Roll Roll it Out

Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, or a sedentary individual, your muscles accrue very uncomfortable adhesions which might be causing your lower back pain and other joint pains. According to Beverly Hills-based orthopedic physician Dr Raj, "The body is surrounded by layers and layers of …