Phia Velasquez

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10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

Steve Jobs’ inspirational commencement speech is hidden in Pages for Mac

One of the most famous speeches by Steve Jobs is the commencement address he gave at Stanford University in 2005. The 22-minute speech is definitely worth watching if you’re an Apple fan.<p>Apple has made small and subtle references to Jobs in its software before, and now another easter egg has been …

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How to Program Your Mind to Attract What You Want

We all aspire to be, do and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We don’t have enough money, romance, …

The Week in Review: The Evolution of Marriage Equality

Inside Flipboard / June 27, 2014<p>Though it’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both …

Here are the 15 best short stories you can read at the 'New Yorker'

Now that the <i>New Yorker</i> has opened its paywalled gates for every article since 2007 for the next three months, there’s never been a better time to …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled …

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.<p>In conducting my meditation and mindfulness work, I meet many seemingly happy-go-lucky types who focus their attention on positive …

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5 Steps to Meditate Anywhere

Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.<p><i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a …

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This Is Your Body On Meditation (Infographic)

<i>Sources: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Alternative and Complementary Medicine; Psychological Science; American Heart Association; Health Psychology; British Journal of Dermatology; Psychoneuroendocrinology</i>

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6 Mindfulness Habits You're Already Practicing (But May Not Know It)

"I just <i>can't</i> do it."<p>The excuses for not engaging in mindfulness are endless -- you either don't know how or worse, you don't have time. You may think that being mindful on a daily basis is something that's more of a pipe dream than a reality, but don't count yourself out so quickly. Mindfulness is …

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them)

Fear of public speaking often feels like it hits you out of nowhere. But I’m going to suggest that there are three distinct causes of speech …

How to Go Beyond Business Cards and Get Into Anyone's Contacts List

Handing someone your business card does not mean you will be added to their contacts. After all, digital contacts are available on every device, …

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | Inc.com

5 Habits That Guarantee You're Living The Life You Really Want | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Each day you get up and wonder, “Am I living the life I want?”<p>It’s a good question, possibly the best question you could ask yourself. After all, you …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

These high-water-content foods are refreshing, filled with nutrients, and naturally low in calories.

How To Transform Your Chaotic Mornings Into Something Worth Getting Up For

Transform your mornings from a hectic routine of chaos, into a tranquil time for preparing to face the day.<p>When I wake in the morning, my mind slowly gathers, and I begin to move, the early morning light just starting to seep in.<p>I have a glass of water, start the coffee, then meditate. Then I enjoy …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

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 Albert Einstein, …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

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The Charged Life — How to Overcome Fear

<b>Subscribe</b> to The Charged Life on Youtube for weekly videos.<p>– Begin Transcript –<p>I believe that fear gets way too much air play. So many people say, …

45 Life Lessons, Written By 90 Year Old.

<b>1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.</b><p><b>2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.</b><p><b>3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.</b><p><b>4. Your job won’t take</b> …