Normand LeVoguer

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8 Plank Variations That Will Make Your Abs Scream

Not your granddaddy's planks.

After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments

It was Oct. 11, 2015, and a middle-aged man and a young woman, both severely obese, were struggling with the same lump-in-the-throat feeling. The next day they were going to have an irreversible operation. Were they on the threshold of a new beginning or a terrible mistake?<p>They were strangers, …

Women the world over have shown the US how to deal with sexism and racism | Yifat Susskind

From Liberia to Colombia and beyond, women have compiled a vast archive of methods to combat threats to their rights. The US need only follow their lead<p>Many in the US are emerging from their initial shock at the outcome of the presidential election to confront its likely impacts: a legitimation of …

Sexual Health

How Retirement Rules Changed in 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Sadly, there's no textbook answer for life's difficult financial questions. So when I say "retirement rules," I'm using that term loosely. Everyone's life circumstances and -- perhaps more importantly -- lifestyle expectations are unique.<p>But there were two key tenets of …

How to Destroy Workplace Drama

The one essential element to end the nasty spread of drama.<p>None of us is immune to the effects of drama at work. It doesn't matter if it's self-created or a colleague's drama that sucks you into its vortex; it's damaging to the work climate and culture. It also undermines your own morale and work …

10 Best Self Cleaning & Hidden Cat Litter Box (2018) - Buyer's Guide & Reviews

House cats form an integral part of our families, and since you are here at this cat litter boxes review page, it is because you do consider your cat …

Your cat will go nuts for this weird door gadget

Cat owners know full well that cats do weird stuff — especially at night. Why do they get super hyped at midnight? Why do they look freaked and then …

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

Personal Finance

Workout Plans for Rapid Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight rapidly, aim for a weight-loss rate of no more than two pounds per week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

This Is the Path to Being a Great Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Leslie Beck: How do I lose weight but maintain – and gain – muscle?

<b>Question</b><p>I'm a 40-year-old male who needs to lose 20 pounds. I've cut my calorie intake and I am working out five days a week – a mix of cardio and free weights. How much protein do I need to eat to maintain muscle – even gain a little – while I lose body fat?<p><b>Answer</b><p>To lose body fat and maintain …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

Weight Loss

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

5 Essential Skills You Need To Keep Your Job In The Next 10 Years

Automation may affect half of jobs. Here are five areas to develop to keep yourself employed.<p>With everything from how we collaborate to the technology we use undergoing enormous transformation, many believe that the future of work will look very different in 10 years.<p>By some estimates, roughly half …

The Best Content Marketing Managers Use These 10 Essential Marketing Tactics

Content marketing is such a broad and multifaceted discipline, it’s maddening to try and reduce it to any one block of advice. Even in specific industries, it’s hard to find a one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone—different industries, business sizes, and brands require fine-tuning for …

Marketing

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

Motivation

How to Stop Any Craving Right When It Hits

Whether it’s a late-night slice of pizza or a sugary breakfast pastry, we all experience cravings. And they often feel impossible to ignore. While it …

Nutrition

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Treating Anxiety & Depression With a Smartphone App

Two English universities have joined forces to assess how a new smartphone app can help people manage their psychological issues.<p>The Catch It app …

7 Ways to Heal a Fatty Liver

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips …

Nutrition

10 Foods You Can Eat to Reduce Bloating Quickly

When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI: dinner plate edition.)<p>Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, what if …

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Nutrition

A psychiatrist says this is the best way to break a bad habit

No matter that you're embarrassed to shake people's hands or that you can't concentrate on work tasks — in the moment, the bad behavior feels so <i>good</i>.<p>Or does it?<p>During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to breaking …

Mindfulness

The Best And Worst Booze To Drink If You Want To Lose Weight

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(Main photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one Archives of Internal Medicine study shows that people who put back one or two drinks a day are less likely to gain weight, research in The American …

Alcohol

How to play catch up with your retirement savings

<i>I'm 46 years old, earn $115,000 and have only $3,000 in savings. What must I do to be able to retire at 65? -- Shawn, Georgia</i><p>There's no way to sugarcoat this. You are way behind where you ought to be in building a nest egg. Given your age, you should ideally have a bit more than three-and-a-half …