Ian Lowther

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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Experts Tell Us 13 Ways to Have the Best Sex Ever

Thank you, science.<p>You can bottle up your sex-related questions or ask your idiot friends. Or, you can call up doctors and experts for sex advice on their one surefire trick in the bedroom. Listen and learn. (By the way, they go great with these sex positions.)

Turn-On

Work the Whole Core with 17 Effective Ab Exercises

Athletes need a strong core foundation for powerful movements and specific ab exercises are only a small piece of the program. In fact, the best ab …

Workouts

How to Use Instagram for Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

Have you considered the various ways you can use Instagram in your social media marketing efforts? This infographic provides an overview of your …

Social Media Marketing

How Brut IPA became San Francisco’s newest beer style

If you stick your nose into the glass, you might detect hints of citrus, gooseberries, white grapes, and a bit of petrol. It’s pale as straw, bone dry and gives the impression of effervescence. It’s a brut, of course, but not of the variety that Champagne lovers seek.<p>It’s a brut beer, and Social …

Beer

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

Using Medical Marijuana For Anxiety Relief: The Dose Is Key

Anxiety is a problem that affects up to a third of the population in their lifetime. It is recognized as a group of disorders.The post Using Medical …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

Yoga

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

3 Simple Steps To Hold People Accountable | Inc.com

There is a common theme that many leaders struggle with: they don't know how to hold their people accountable. Even if they are great at hiring A players, many leaders still are left with that feeling that their people could be doing more or better work.<p>Rather than first finding fault with the …

Team Building

9 lessons about life I wish I'd known 30 years ago

At 57 years old, I'm able to look back and view my life in an utterly different light from when I was 40, 30 or 20. So much of what I believed was crucial to my success and happiness when I was in my 20s and 30s proved to be erroneous and misguided.<p>And most of those misguided notions were based on …

Middle Age

What is fascia, and is 'myofascial release' the secret to better health?

There's a new buzzword in yoga studios across the UK: fascia. But what exactly is it, and should we all be paying more attention to this often overlooked aspect of our anatomy?<p>Put shortly, fascia is a clingfilm-like substance that wraps around all our muscles and organs, offering support and …

Yoga

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

10-Minute Shoulder-Opening Yoga Flow

Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture?<p>Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture? …

Yoga

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Self-help

This Upper-Body Workout Builds Strength With Small Moves

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Exercise

Upper crossed syndrome: Causes, symptoms, and exercises

Upper crossed syndrome refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest, and shoulders.<p>…

Get Closer to Doing a Handstand in 12 Minutes

Do you dream of doing handstands? Me too. This video will not make you a handstand master, but it will help you stretch your wrists and come closer …

I Had the Same Yoga Mat For Years, but This One Made Me Switch

I'm addicted to yoga, but I've never liked yoga mats. I have sweaty hands and feet during class and have struggled to find a mat, mat cover, or towel that helps prevent me from slipping in class. For years, I just sort of put up with it, despite my wrists aching in each class. But that's all …

20 exercises to bulletproof your joints and prevent injury

Look we get it: Some exercises just aren't sexy or showy—but neither are knee braces, slings, tweaked lower backs, or bad moods you develop because …

Workouts

Rye Whiskey 101

Sorry, Scotland. Our apologies, Ireland. <i>Gomen'nasai,</i> Japan. When it comes to whiskey, we're as American as apple pie.<p>Bourbon or Tennessee, blended or …

20 under 20: music’s teenage talent

From hip-hop to punk, yacht rock to indie: our list of the best young music artists creating waves around the globe<p>Kweku Collins<p>Kweku Collins never really stood a chance. “I come from a family of musicians,” he says. “My father is a percussionist and we had drums all over the house – and shakers …

Serena Williams

Wild Heaven Wise Blood IPA

Summer might be winding down, but for people that love hoppy beer, a fresh, cold, IPA is a year-round obsession. Add Wise Blood IPA from Wild Heaven …

Drinking

What makes Japanese whisky so unique?

In their excellent book Distilled, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have fun with the idea of a Nineties Japanese salesman trying to sell whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a Monty-Python-esque vision – a neat and quietly spoken man heading out into the wilds with …

The 25 best cocktail bars in America, according to Foursquare

If your ideal night out involves a craft cocktail in a beautiful bar, look no further.<p>Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, has compiled a list of the 25 top-rated cocktail bars across the US. The data takes into account likes, saves, tips, and more from Foursquare users.<p>From …

Four Square

What Makes a Perfect Bar Stool?

There's something about sitting at the bar, side-by-side with a companion or perhaps entirely <i>en seul</i> and proud of it, that inclines me to enjoy a meal even more than if I'm sitting at a typical table at a restaurant (yes, even more than a corner booth). Maybe it's that sense of triumph that comes …