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The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

Do You Use Mental Techniques? 4 Reasons Why They’re Not Working | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Mental training techniques are all the rage right now. I’m going to present a contrarian view. It’s been my experience from working with athletes …

The Trick That Keeps My Kids Away From TV

In our house, we barely have time to breathe, let alone watch hours upon hours of TV. My children, Catcher and Louisiana, love them some TV. They are especially prone to crappy (but harmless) Disney shows and "smart shows," a.k.a. nature/history/documentaries. If I let them, they would have spent …

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How to Resolve Arguments With Your Child

If your kid is always arguing her case, take these steps to end the negotiations.<p>When it comes to having her way, your child probably knows exactly how to work the system. She may have little trouble convincing you to go along with her request for ten more minutes at bedtime or one more game of …

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Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

6 Thought-Provoking Realizations to Make You Feel Better About Life

<b>“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” ~Māori Proverb</b><p>It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget what makes …

Why We Don’t Always Get What We Want

<b>“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>It’s probably happened to you. In all likelihood, it …

Dalai Lama

Finding Peace, Self-Love, Freedom and Purpose: The New Celebration of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever wondered or questioned yourself what is the altruistic meaning of life? The notion of underlining what is really the essence of your …

5 Weekend Tips That Will Help You Succeed

No matter how ambitious you are and how much you want to succeed, weekends are that sacred time when you get to leave your business alone and spend …

Who Knows More About Corporate Culture Than HR?

The importance of culture in making or breaking a merger/acquisition has long been an interest of mine.<p>After spending 25 years at the top …

What Not to Do in Chicago

Ask someone for tips on traveling to Chicago and they will probably list off tons of different things to do and places to see. But what they likely will not say is what you should not do while visiting the Windy City.<p>Do not put ketchup on your hot dog.<p>Photo courtesy of Arnold Gatilao on Flickr.<p>Just …

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