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56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

Why We Need to Change How We Approach Our Fitness Goals

Shifting our mindsets can mean major rewards.<p>When you set a massive fitness goal (like, say, deciding to train for an Ironman), a funny thing happens: Everything else quickly starts to feel smaller, almost inconsequential, by comparison.<p>Take for example two weeks ago, when I met up with the Got …

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Registered dietician Cynthia Sass is Health magazine's contributing nutrition editor.</i><p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight-loss advantage.<p>The Spanish study, published in …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

When Life Is Unfair -- Feed the Right Wolf

I always viewed the phrase "life is unfair" as negative. It felt to me the glass is half empty; why try when you'll fail anyway; the good guy comes in last. I preferred the more positively-framed approach of believing anything is possible in life, especially when it comes to career success. If you …

Google will pay for coding lessons for thousands of female tech workers

We know the stats by now, and they're grim: women hold just a quarter of IT jobs, and they make up a mere 18 percent of recent computer science graduates. At this year's I/O, Google has announced a new program that, it hopes, will do something to correct this imbalance. It's going to pay for …

How to Stop Hurting When You Feel You’ve Been Wronged

<b>“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~Christine Mason Miller</b><p>Several months ago my partner’s …

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Here's How Long Your Food Will Stay Safe In The Fridge

There's been a lot of discussion about the right and wrong food to store in the refrigerator and freezer.<p>Once you've cleared up what belongs where, the next step is knowing how <i>long</i> the food will last. Storing food is a delicate matter -- in the fridge, food might get moist and moldy, and in the …

10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World

Photographer Debbie Rasiel spent two years taking pictures of children with autism spectrum disorders all over the world. She discovered that "while living conditions, resources and treatment vary by region, autism presents the same."<p>Mother to a 23-year-old with autism, the New York-based …

With $50M banked, HelloFresh CEO plans 'global consumer food brand' (interview)

HelloFresh delivers a food box that lets subscribers make high-quality self-cooked meals at home. Customers can pick between different recipes and receive the exact number and portion of the ingredients needed. That way they get the right ingredients and are not stuck with leftovers. HelloFresh …

Watch Sam Smith Cover Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

Singer takes the tempo down to amplify the ache<p>Following close on the heels of the release of his debut album, <i>In the Lonely Hour</i>, Sam Smith stoked …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

6 Ways to Lose Weight That Don't Involve Counting Calories

Because does anyone really LIKE counting calories?<p>Of course you should have a basic understanding of calories if you’re trying to slim down. After all, when it comes down to it, losing weight is basically about taking in fewer calories than you burn, whether it’s by eating less, exercising more, or …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

The Secret to Sticking to Your Weight-Loss Plan

This may be one of the cheapest diet tricks ever.<p>You don't need a <i>Biggest Loser</i>-style coach to maintain your weight-loss momentum—you just need a pen and paper. Consistently keeping a food journal can help you avoid regaining the weight you've lost, according to a new study in the journal <i>Obesity</i>. …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

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5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

It may not feel that way just yet, but spring is right around the corner—and that means short sleeves, bathing suits, and generally showing off those glorious shoulders of yours. This five-move circuit contours your arm and shoulder muscles for a sexy spaghetti-strap-ready look. So grab a pair of …

5 Mental Skills You Need to Get Through ANY Workout

You've got more in you—here's how to find it.<p>When you're dripping sweat, your heart is pounding, and your legs are on fire, finishing a workout is <i>tough</i>. Whether it's trucking through that last mile, squeezing in that last rep, or staying in that yoga pose for 10 more seconds, we've all been …

3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

A.K.A., proof that gluten- and grain-free breakfasts can still be delicious<p>Toast. Cereal. Pancakes. Waffles. What do these all have in common? 1) They're breakfast foods. 2) They're loaded with carbs. But your first meal of the day doesn't have to be so heavy. In <i>Good Morning Paleo</i>, chef Jane …

1 Question All Successful People Can Answer Immediately

Ask yourself this. You may just focus your direction.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If starting multiple businesses people love is any measure of success for a serial entrepreneur, Tina Roth Eisenberg has got it …

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The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

You'll LOVE This 50-Minute Cardio Playlist

These tunes from Cycle House will get you pumped up to sweat.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Cycle House shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>If you're anything like us, you already feel pretty freaking amazing …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

It's not as straightforward as you might think.<p>Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you</b> …

10 Really Great Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With How You Look

Your mood, your smarts, your performance at work, your cancer risk—regular sweat sessions pay off in many more ways than you might think

Why Butts are the New Abs

Yeah, you read that right. We're all about the butt. And here's why you should be, too.<p>Move over, flat abs! Booties are grabbing some major attention.<p>Who knows why they ever drifted from the spotlight? The glutes are our largest muscle group, and virtually every movement carried out by the lower …

More evidence that scale is the name of the game in cloud computing

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Resistance to cloud computing might not be futile, but it’s at least beginning to look foolish — especially as …

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