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6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

Shoulder Pain: The Number-One Reason They're Always Killing You | Men's Health

According to Riccardi, poor posture can cause muscle imbalances with certain muscles getting too tight and others getting too stretched out and weaker. “These imbalances in strength and tension cause the humerus—or the arm bone—to not sit perfectly well on the shoulder blade,” he says.<p>And since …

The Butt Workout That Will Vanquish Your Dad Bod

"Essentially, a strong ass will help camouflage that Dad Bod by keeping you from distending your belly, and helping you stand up straight.”<p>By<p>Nov 07 …

Skinny Jeans

3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People | Inc.com

If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They have high expectations of not only themselves but also of the people they work with, which ups the …

Employee Engagement

Recipe: Skirt Steak, in All Its Tender, Juicy Glory

When James Beard Award-nominated chef Josef Centeno opened his first solo restaurant, Bäco Mercat, in downtown Los Angeles in 2011, there were only a handful of restaurants in the area; few Angelenos drove downtown for dining or nightlife. But Bäco was packed on day one. Today, Centeno owns five …

Los Angeles

7 Exercise Moves That Will Give You Instant Results

Do these when you need a pump or posture boost right away<p>Getty<p>Go backstage during any bodybuilding show, and aside from competitors getting bronzed up, you’ll also find them pumping out pushups, band curls, or a number of other bodyweight exercises.<p>Why bother? It’s not like they are going to add …

Tony Robbins Has 1 Question That Can Turn Your Worst Day Around | Inc.com

I erupted out of sleep only to be jerked back by the handcuffs and leg cuffs that held me to the wooden bench. It took a few minutes of drunken processing to realize I was in a Boston jail cell with zero recollection of how I got there.<p>Which version should I tell? The funny blackout version where I …

Tony Robbins

How to Do 16 Different Types of Push-ups

Push-ups are pretty damn hard. My high school cheerleading coach insisted that the whole squad could bang out 20 push-ups by the time summer cheer …

Workouts

5 moves to get the abdominal V-shape you’ve always wanted

Six-packs? So 2016. Biceps? Give us a break. This year, people are drooling over a muscle you might not have known existed.<p>The transversus abdominis …

Workouts

Tip: Do This for 20 Minutes, Feel Great

Deload your spine, fix your posture, function better. Here's how.<p>You Need Some Horizontal Time<p>Strangely, sitting for long periods of time is one of …

Biomechanics

Piriformis syndrome: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttocks and hip. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle.<p>This irritation can …

These 5 Styles of Leadership Don't Work. Do Any of Them Describe You?

Are you always reactive? Unreasonably optimistic? Controlling? Time to rethink and reboot your style as a leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneurial leader, you’re responsible for motivating your team, making important decisions and setting an example …

Leadership

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

Keep Your Home Clean by Dividing It Up Into Sections

No matter how big or small your home is, if you’re not naturally a tidy person then keeping it clean can be a bit of a challenge. I live in a …

San Francisco

These Are the 5 Best Plank Variations If You're Trying to Lose Weight

If you want to tone your arms and abs, plank is one of the most effective moves. But aside from building muscle, if you want to lose weight, like that extra fluff around your belly, doing cardio will help burn calories. So try these cardio plank moves to maximize the calorie-burning effects of this …

10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)

<b>Peter Drucker</b> once said “People often overestimate what they can accomplish in one year. But they greatly underestimate what they could accomplish in …

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but …

Nutrition

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

Social Media

A 15-Minute Cardio Jump Rope Workout You Can Do Anywhere

When you're traveling, it can be really difficult to fit in workouts. You never know what you're going to get at a hotel gym, or what the running …

Workouts

To Be a Great Boss, Show These 4 Traits to Your Employees Every Day (Most Never Do) | Inc.com

I've done my fair share of researching what true leadership looks like over the years. What I've found is that all great leaders have one thing in common: They lift up their employees and help them to joyfully achieve their goals so they can thrive and succeed.<p>Does that sound like an overused, …

Leadership

Tip: The Cure for Hip Tightness & Immobility

Back pain? Hip mobility issues? This quick fix is for you.<p>Hit the Target<p>Many things like foam rolling and stretching have fallen short of eradicating …

Pain

7 Mobility Exercises To Loosen Up Tight Hips

Photo: Fiona Peters<p><b>Sitting annihilates supple hips.</b> Your body’s primary objective is to conserve vital energy for reproduction and survival. It’s …

Yoga

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Self-improvement

Today's Workout 45: The dumbbell-only circuit for serious muscle growth

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Two dumbbells. Five exercises. Serious muscle growth.<p>Incorporate this straightforward mass-building circuit …

Workouts

This Next-Level Burpee Tones Your Abs and Shoulders Like Crazy

A twist on this classic body-weight move will make your workout even more effective.<p>Looking to take your burpees to the next level? If you've …

Workouts

Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.<p>Whole Lower Body Primer<p>This …

Health

Build Muscle, Burn Calories: Printable Cardio-and-Strength Workout

There are no excuses for skipping this 20-minute workout; it requires no equipment, so no matter where you are, you can fit in a sweat session. Quick and effective, today's workout in our Better-Body Challenge mixes classic cardio moves with bodyweight strength-training exercises to burn calories …

An embarrassingly simple email trick completely changed the way I handle my inbox

I'm good at lots of things, from eating lunch at exactly noon every day, to writing article introductions that make me look cocky, to downloading productivity apps and then quickly abandoning them.<p>You see, I love organization, and timelines, and spreadsheets. So, if I read an article that tells me …

Productivity

15 yoga poses to heal your whole body

It can help heal your mind, physical injuries, and improve strength throughout your body, so it’s no surprise that yoga is one of the most powerful forms of exercise and mindfulness.<p>To better your whole body, try out these 15 healing yoga poses from Quentin Vennie’s upcoming memoir, “Strong in the …

Yoga

6 Deadlift Variations Your Butt Will Thank You For

The deadlift is one of the best full-body exercises you can do. Many trainers would argue it's THE best, because it's the perfect example of a …

Workouts