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How To Give A TED-Worthy Talk

The TED conference, with its high-powered speakers and thousands of viral videos, has become a cultural touchstone. Professionals with big ideas and big ambition want to know: how can I become a TED speaker, or at least sound as good as one? Often, John Bates is the man they call. Bates, an …

Buyer's guide to … gym membership

If you ate and drank too much over Christmas, and have pledged to get fit for 2014, don't sign an expensive gym contract until you've read the Money buyer's guide.<p>Gyms across the country will no doubt be packed out this month, but experience suggests that not many new clients will still be there in …

Successful People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid

In my work, I’ve been fortunate to learn from amazingly successful, impactful professionals and entrepreneurs. I’m defining “success” here as achieving what matters most to you, individually and authentically – not as some objective measure of outer wealth, accomplishment or achievement. Observing …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do We Lose Our Appetite When We're Sick?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

How to declutter your life in 2014: Q&A

As we begin the new year, we at The Living Hour have decided to clean house – literally and figuratively. We’ll be cleansing our systems next week with a discussion about detoxing, and later this month we are going to launch a collective campaign to quit smoking.<p>But we’re going to start by tidying …

How the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes

There is no ultimate diet, but if there were, the Mediterranean plan would come darn close.<p>Featuring staples like olive oil, nuts and vegetables, the …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …