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The Best Way to Blast Away Cellulite at Home.

So here’s the good news about cellulite: You are not alone in the fight against cottage cheese. Tons of people have it yes, even skinny people.<br>The …

7 Simple Strategies to Help You Live Your Dream Life

Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets it. The difference between the people who get what they want from life and the people who don't comes down to one word -- motivation.<p>It takes motivation to work towards something most people won't achieve. It takes motivation to do the work day …

Employment

How to be human: how much should I sacrifice to make a relationship work?

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and</i> …

Relationships

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

J.R.R. Tolkien

How This Fast Food and Red Bull Lover Finally Found Healthy Habits That Stuck

Edyta Basiaga lost 27 pounds and 10 percent body fat after switching up her lifestyle.<p><b>Before:</b> 175<p><b>After:</b> 135<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><br>Before I got pregnant, I was a big drinker and ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I also travel a lot for work so fast food was my go-to. On top of that, I never checked …

The cover model workout: 10 tips to transform your body in double-quick time

Expert fitness trainer Nick Mitchell has a New Year message for you. “You may look in the mirror and see a shapeless lump, but I see a piece of clay ready to be transformed into something radically different.” These are some of the words – inspirational and chilling in equal measure – with which …

Fitness

Indestructible Foam LED Lightsabers

The secret to surviving a lightsaber duel? Use the Force. <i>Orrr</i>...use a foam lightsaber. I know. It sounds chintzy and fake and generally lame. But …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

20 Memes Only "Star Wars" Fans Will Understand

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4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, exciting and pleasurable life.<p>You don't have to suffer and keep having the same challenges in your life day after day.<p>I hear people complaining and …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

How to Reflect on Your Year in an Actually Useful Way

Maybe this year was shiny, bright, and amazing. Maybe it was 12 months you’d rather forget. But as the New Year hovers just around the corner, …

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions To Help Clear Your Struggles.

I don’t care who you are, there are moments in life where you just feel stuck; as though you were never moving in the first place. Those moments can …

Self-help

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

Procrastination

Last Call: What's Leaving Netflix in December

Catch up on these flicks before they're gone next month.<p><b>Expires on 12/1:</b><p><b>1) All About Eve (1950)</b><p>When downtrodden aspiring actress Eve Harrington appears in Broadway star Margo Channing's dressing room asking for help, Channing offers to take her under her wing. But Margo soon learns Eve is not as …

Photos of Darth Vader’s Rather Ordinary Daily Life

Photographer Paweł Kadysz of Bialystok, Poland, recently started a new 365-day photo project: a daily photo blog showing scenes from Darth Vader’s …

Guide to Meditation

What if there was a mental exercise you could do that would increase your brain size, make your thinking more efficient, reduce your anxiety levels, …

Meditation

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

The 4 Hidden Benefits of Exercise (It's Not Losing Weight) and Two Things to Start Today if You Haven't Exercised for Years

<i>Amazing how just 12 months with the right guidance can transform your life</i><p>"If you want to lose weight, eat less, exercise more." They're telling us this for the past 50 years.<p>Nothing changed. Things got worse. Why? Because it's a lie.<p>Exercise burns calories, but it also makes you hungry. Your brain …

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

5 Ways to Workout When you are Strapped for Time

What is the number one excuse for not exercising? You probably guessed it fairly easily too. The number one answer is “no time”. I get it you are …

Exercise

8 Amazing Coloring Books For Adults to Challenge the Artist in You

Coloring books had a bad rap when many of us were in grade school. Art teachers especially disliked them because they "stifled" creativity. Our parents, however, rather liked them -- they provided quiet time when mom wanted a nap or a great back-seat activity on long car trips. We just saw them as …

5 Secrets of Success from the $4.3M First Lady of Podcasting

<i>(Photo credit: Matt Bouvet)</i><p>Still wondering what a million dollars looks like?<p>You're not alone there. When you pine for that first million, all you can think about is how you don't have it yet. It's easy to get consumed by the quest when the holy grail remains elusive.<p>Kate Erickson understands …

What 3 Words Define Your Personality Traits?

In Brendon Burchard's book, <i>The Charge</i>, he explains that how we think of ourselves (our self-image) is often congruent with how we behave. For example, if we think too little of ourselves, it causes us to act timidly in "real life". But when we set our intentions on who we want to be in life, our …

21 "Harry Potter" Fanfictions To Read Before You Die

Because the magic never has to end.<p><b>Word count:</b> 563,028<p><b>Rating:</b> R<p><b>Author Summary:</b> "Who would expect that sharing a simple kiss with his best friend was all it needed to begin a journey far beyond his greatest imagination? Soul-bond fic."<p>"Probably one of the best 'soul-bond' Harry Potter fics I've ever …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Time Management

The Exercise That Will Help You Touch Your Toes

We guarantee you’ve never used a barbell like this before<p>Stand up. Now touch your toes. Did you do it <i>without</i> rounding your low back?<p>If your answer is “hell no,” then you have a mobility problem. And that could be the reason your deadlift is suffering and your back hurts after a workout.<p>But you …

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …