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Germany and Russia caught up in spat over Bulgaria UN chief candidate

Berlin accused Moscow of falsely claiming that Chancellor Merkel had tried to pressure Bulgaria to pick a new candidate for the top UN post. Bulgaria …

7 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

We all could benefit from learning how to be kinder, calmer, and more compassionate.<p>When it comes to talking about intelligence, someone’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is usually what comes to mind; however, there is another type of intelligence that’s often overlooked but equally important: your …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Mindfulness

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

5 Signs You're Working Too Much

It’s about more than the number of hours you spend behind your desk<p>Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working <i>too</i> much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review …

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The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

Because there are BETTER ways to lose weight<p><i>This article was written by Stephanie Castillo and repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You know you can't believe everything you read. And still, you haven't eaten an egg yolk since the nineties, and you can't touch a French fry without being …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

5 Sneaky Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

These five things could be distracting you from your hunger cues. Here's how to stop 'em<p><b>Your Thermostat</b>If you're not careful, the layers you put on this winter could be permanent. Research has found that people tend to eat more during prolonged cold temperatures than during hot periods because it …

Nutrition

The Real Reason Insomniacs Can't Fall Asleep

Plus, guaranteed tricks to send you to Snoozeville<p>Your late-night Netflix binges may not be the only reason you're having trouble sleeping: An overactive brain could be what's keeping lots of insomniacs up at night, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Sleep</i>.<p>In this study, researchers …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

It's not as straightforward as you might think.<p>Taking in enough fluids seems simple, right? Just drink more water. That will help, sure, but there are probably a few hydration mistakes you're making—without even realizing it. Fix these six missteps to make sure you're getting the H2O you</b> …

7 Women Explain What It Feels Like to Hit Your Weight-Loss Goal

Real-life motivation, anyone?<p>The journey toward losing weight inevitably comes with a lot of ups and downs. Some days, you feel like the queen of the gym. Others, you feel like the scale is never going to budge. In case you were doubting your ability to reach your goal—spoiler alert, you can …

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …

Fitness

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip a Meal

Get an inside look at the damage fasting does.<p>We've all been there: In an effort to drop a few pounds fast, you consider skipping lunch, thinking you can ride out the hunger pangs until dinner. Or you make your breakfast a measly glass of low-calorie green juice, assuming that the plants will …

4 Ways to Keep Working Out When the Temps and Your Motivation Plummet

Don't let winter weather derail your fitness routine.<p>As temperatures take a dive and days become shorter, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to get outside, much less get outside and work out.<p>Nobody understands this better than Brogan Graham, cofounder of The November Project. Along with his …

Fitness

The Simple Mind Trick That Will Help You Lose Weight

Find the motivation to eat healthy and go to the gym with this easy tip from a top trainer and fitness model<p>I recently published <b>an interview with Kyle Fields</b>on my site.<p>Kyle is a trainer at PEAK Performance in New York City, and also a fitness model. In this brief interview, Kyle talks about the key …

3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world. Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) …

Why Do Workers Feel So Unhappy?

Just one-fifth of employees report believing that their workplaces strongly value them.<p>Being unhappy at work is such a cliché, and unfortunately for companies it also looks like an expensive one. Research on worker happiness has linked it to 12 percent more productivity, and businesses with happy …

5 Surprising Things That Are Making You Look Tired

Avoid these everyday pitfalls that can cramp your style<p>Has anyone ever said you look tired? It’s another way of saying you look like hell. Saggy eyes, dull skin, and bloodshot eyes are all dead giveaways that you’re hungover, sleep deprived, or mistreating your body in another way. But a late night …

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

A midnight snack may stifle muscle growth.<p>As you enter your 30s, it becomes more challenging to build muscle because growth hormone and testosterone levels naturally start to decline. High blood sugar can compound that problem by hampering the production of both hormones and triggering fat storage. …

Smash Fat Faster

New research suggests that the role of exercise has been underrated compared to a diet. Here's why working out really matters<p>Not long ago I found myself in a situation you can probably identify with. My family and I were on a weekend trip with another family, and for breakfast I made myself a …

6 Ways to Get Back on Track After Overeating

Went overboard with the pizza last night? All is not lost on the diet front—really!<p>Maybe you looked up last night and realized you ate all of the wings instead of saving half like you meant to. Or maybe, despite your best intentions, you overdid it with the Thanksgiving leftovers or the holiday …

The Truth about Your Metabolism

It's the fat- and fuel-burning furnace in your cells, and it determines whether you'll be nicely muscled or marshmallowy. Good news: You'll burn calories just learning about it<p>People talk about their metabolism a lot. You'd think they actually understand it.<p>But often that's not the case. Here are 4 …

Why Diets Don't Work -- And What To Do Instead

<b>By Suzanne Gerber, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>If you’re one of the 100 million Americans trying to lose weight, here’s a hot tip: Don’t go on a diet.<p>A peek at the statistics clearly shows that something is terribly wrong. Marketdata Enterprises, a niche-market research firm, says that in our efforts to …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

16 Great High-Fiber Foods

<i>By Nick English</i><p>Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension and heart disease. Unfortunately, fiber consumption is currently at an all-time low, with less …

10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating Amazing Content that Draws Readers Into Your Blog

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ali Luke.</i><p>Does your blog lack something?<p>Maybe you post regularly, but your posts aren’t getting many comments or …

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results<p>Whole Grain Bagels<p>Bagels are one of the best foods to eat before a workout. Never mind Dr. Atkins—carbs deliver a steady flow of energy over time rather than one big burst. "Not the simple ones, because they wind you up and …

Inactivity Raises Chance Of Stroke: People Who Don't Exercise Have 20% Higher Risk, Study Says

The effects of regular exercise on our health – both physical and psychological – are well known. Many people with diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, even osteoarthritis see improvements once they begin to exercise, sometimes to the point that medications are reduced or even no longer …