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People who lose weight and manage to keep it off follow a few key habits that anyone can learn

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years.<p>Most people inherently know that keeping a healthy weight boils down to three things: eating healthy, eating less, and being active. But actually …

Weight Loss

A Harvard doctor says it's harder than ever to lose weight right now — but there are 5 ways to do it well

Nutritionists agree that it is getting harder and harder for people to maintain a healthy weight — and that's not all your fault.<p>"There is so much great-tasting food, and it's abundant and in your face all the time," Dr. Meir Stampfer, an epidemiologist and nutrition expert at the Harvard T.H. Chan …

Nutrition

An FBI negotiator who worked over 150 hostage cases shares they key to getting anyone to change their mind

<i>The following is an excerpt from "EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence:</i><i>"</i><p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world. Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, including fifteen years as a hostage negotiator, during which he worked on more than 150 international …

Emotional Intelligence

Silicon Valley's favorite high-fat diet is beloved by everyone from venture capitalists to LeBron James — here's how it works

Dieters from Silicon Valley to the Hollywood hills are convinced the trendy keto diet is nature's miracle plan for the body and the brain.<p>The high-fat regimen has become the go-to eating plan for celebrities like Halle Berry and the Kardashians, Silicon Valley tech workers, venture capitalists, and …

Silicon Valley

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

11 signs you're going to be successful, even if it doesn't feel like it

If you're pursuing your passions, if you're learning, and if you're forging solid relationships, you're probably on track to do great things — even if you aren't extraordinarily famous or wealthy.<p>Below, we've listed a series of signs — based on research and expert opinion — that you're doing better …

Self-improvement

27 Writing Lessons & Hacks From Some of the Best Writers on the Planet

The amount of bad writing advice out there is astounding. People who have never published anything selling courses on how to make a career as a …

Writing

The time I got so high, I thought I was dying

It’s important for me to start this story by being very clear about one thing: Ryan was extraordinarily hot. I shall henceforth refer to him as Hot …

Relationships

8 struggles only self-aware people experience

To be self-aware is to feel like you're equal parts cursed and blessed.<p>On one hand, you're insightful and committed to personal growth. On the other, …

Consciousness

24 Things All Extremely Self-Aware People Know and Do

Why do all these list posts need an intro?<p>I'll just leave you with this quote from Eminem:<p><i>"Fuck an intro."</i><p><b>1) They take responsibility</b><p>Some people think it's "harder" to take responsibility, and "easier" to blame other people.<p>Really? Is it? So it's "easier" to blame other people, even though blaming …

Positive Thinking

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

13 Powerful Psychological Forces That Make You Do Bad Things

Given the right circumstances, good people can get caught up in some bad things. More often than not, psychology is to blame.<p>When it comes to sketchy behavior, good people don’t tend to go right off the deep end like Bernie Madoff or Kenneth Lay. Rather, the mind plays tricks on them, pushing them …

Eric Weinstein’s Four Quadrant Model | The Knife Media

(The Knife Media) In our analysis of journalist Cathy Newman’s interview with Jordan Peterson, we showed how Newman and subsequent media coverage …

Berkeley Scholar: Climate Change Is Officially Dead. But Blame Activists, Not Trump.

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal Monday, Steven F. Hayward, senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University …

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Why Fitness Influencers Are Obsessed With These Pancakes

Whether you casually follow Instagram fitness influencers, subscribe to several YouTube workout channels, or regularly troll fitness Reddit boards, …

Want to Lose Fat and Get Abs? This Should Be Your Top Focus (Hint: It's NOT Cardio)

"People really do have it all backwards when it comes to chasing those abs and losing fat." That's what personal trainer Dimitri Peskin from Evolve Training System said in a recent Instagram post.<p>In these comparison photos, the diagram on the left shows how most people are prioritizing cardio, "not …

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Ready to Try the Keto Diet? Here's a 7-Day Meal Plan to Get You Going

They always say starting your diet is the hardest part. I agree that it is difficult to stop your old habits and transition into new ones, but I think there's something even harder. That's sticking to your new diet. You may be loving the diet, but sometimes it can get boring eating the same things …

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

This Woman Followed a Keto Diet and Lost 100 Pounds—Without Giving Up Pizza

Here's exactly how she peeled off the pounds.<p>Elena Juarez punched and food-prepped her way to losing 100 pounds. But her weight-loss journey kicked …

You might not know the ins and outs of the ketogenoc diet, but you've probably heard of it or seen it hashtagged on one of your social feeds. The diet, which seemingly came out of nowhere and turned everyone into a high-fat, low-carb convert, boasts a huge number of devotees who credit its …

25 Healthy Foods to Eat at Night

Does this sound familiar? It's 9 p.m., dinner is a distant memory, and your stomach starts to grumble. You begrudgingly make your way to bed and go to sleep hungry because you've heard over and over that eating after dinner is a no-no. Contrary to this outdated advice, certain foods can actually …

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

During the early 1900s, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, developed a napping hack for generating his new creative ideas and staying productive with …

5 tips for gay men trying to age gracefully without becoming invisible

If there’s one near-consensus among the 40-plus generation it’s that we weren’t prepared or prepped for this time in our history.

Lebron James’ Ketogenic Diet Could Be Your Ticket To Becoming A Shredded Beast… But At What Cost

"I'm not a celiac but..." Some call the Keto diet a celebrity-fad palatable only to cross-fit warriors and Bondi hipsters. Others reckon it's an …

Nutrition

Six NASA Astronauts Describe the Moment in Space When "Everything Changed"

"This is what heaven must look like."<p>There’s no squinting in space. Things appear small, sure. From your vantage point, 254 miles above Earth, even …

I didn't think the Instant Pot was worth the hype — until I tried cooking with it

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>I love every part of cooking, and yet I was hesitant to try the Instant Pot, a cult-favorite multi-cooker that's popularity in the …

Cooking

8 Tips to Make You a Great Story Teller

Whether it’s a family get-together, a casual evening out with friends, or a session with your hair stylist, being able to tell an entertaining story …