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There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

6 Things You Should Never Sacrifice In A Relationship, No Matter How In Love You Are

Maintaining a successful relationship with someone often means making compromises to be with each other — that's just part of being in a partnership. …

Hobbies

5 Questions To Ask Your Partner For Better Communication In Your Relationship

Although we may all know that communication is paramount in every relationship, that doesn't mean that all of us excel at it. In fact, some people …

Communication Skills

These Chicken Meatloaf Muffins Are Meal Prep Marvels — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Muffins

4 Habits Women Need to Break Right Now to Become Better Leaders

The very habits that come natural to us are the ones that hold us back.<p>"We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay--and rise!" -- Maya Angelou<p>Are you a …

Leadership

Why Interval Training Burns More Calories (Plus a Simple Workout to Try at Home)

With popular fitness studios like Barry's Bootcamp and Orangetheory Fitness putting HIIT workouts on the map, it's worth seeing what high-intensity interval training is all about. People are loving HIIT for multiple reasons — with efficiency at the top of the list — but one of the most noteworthy …

Exercise

11 Questions To Ask Your Partner If You Want To Build A More Authentic Relationship

There's almost nothing better than the feeling of dating someone who makes you feel truly understood, loved, and accepted. Before that can happen, …

Mental Health

6 Morning Routines You Really Should Be Doing at Night

Some steps in your usual morning routine might deliver even more bang for your buck before bed.<p>There are plenty of good-for-you habits you try to …

Skin Care

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

Workouts

How to Cook Carne Asada - Chowhound

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. What does that mean? Well, for one, it means that we’re approaching the annual commemoration of the Mexican …

Cooking

Every Introvert Needs To Know About This Self-Care Practice

When I tell people I’m taking time out for my "introvert hangover," I’m not joking. What you must know is that it doesn’t come with the splitting …

Introverts

This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

Relationships

Here's How to Tell The Difference Between a Headache And a Migraine

Not all headaches are created equal.<p>Not all headaches hurt the same.<p>Some, like migraines, make the sides of your head throb for days on end.<p>Others, …

Headaches

What Are the Benefits of Having a Protein Shake Before Bed?

Protein shakes remain one of the most popular health supplements among active adults, athletes, and bodybuilders. Many Americans believe they can …

Nutrition

15 Gorgeous Hotels for Nature Lovers

Get a healthy dose of Mother Nature in some of the most gorgeous lodging options America has to offer.<p>This adults-only lodging option is so much more …

What does it take to hike the entire Appalachian Trail?

Itching for adventure and seeking a break from their D.C. jobs, Elise Mann and Will Stowe figured it was time to go for a walk.<p>In 2015, that’s …

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

You’re amazing and you know it. You’re at the top of your game, you look spectacular and your wardrobe is definitely Tim Gunn approved. Speaking of …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Weight Loss: Your Metabolism Maybe Why Your Workout Is Not Giving You Results!

Your metabolism is key to how fast you lose weight and hence, you must always keep that in mind while devising a diet and workout regimen.<p>Losing …

Walter Scott Prize shortlist revealed

<b>The six-book shortlist for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction has been revealed.</b><p>Jennifer Egan, Jane Harris, Paul Lynch, Patrick McGrath, Rachel Malik and Benjamin Myers are in the running for the award this year.<p>Judges said it had been a "real treat" to explore the different …

Books

How do I properly do a squat?

This fall, I’m walking the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain with friends. While my overall health is good, I need to bolster my lower-body strength to make sure the long days are enjoyable – and not sheer hell.<p>Tim Irvine, co-owner of Totum Life Science, a fitness facility in Toronto, says one of …

Your 34 Suspenseful Page-Turners for Summer Reading

This Riot Recommendation of suspenseful page-turners for summer reading is sponsored by <i>Everything That Follows</i> by Meg Little Reilly.Three friends …

Books

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

Workouts

Thibaudeau's Simple Fat Loss Strategies

3 Tricks, No Calorie Counting Required<p>Big in the Gym, Fat in the Locker Room<p>If you have a decent amount of muscle but a moderate amount of fat …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

9 Ways To Get Over Your Relationship Insecurities

Feeling insecure is bound to be a part of any new relationship: Insecurities about whether or not someone will like you, whether they'll appreciate …

How Many Push-Ups Should a Female Do to Get Toned Arms?

Want to make your arms turn heads next time you wear a strapless dress or a tank top? Push-ups will help get you there, but there's no magic …

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

When you work at home you need practical ideas for kids' entertainment, things for kids to do <i>by themselves</i>, particularly summer activities. …

These 5 Quick Salmon Recipes Are the Stress-Free Dinners We All Need

Is it just us, or does salmon never seem to get old? Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, the easy-to-cook fish is as healthy as it is delicious, making …

Healthy Eating

A beginner’s guide to modifying yoga poses

When you first step into a yoga studio, it can feel equal parts enlightening and intimidating. You’ll likely be unfamiliar with all of the lingo and …

Yoga