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The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …

Books

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

What I Learned from Doing Pushups Every Day for a Month

Why Understanding Food Serving Sizes Is Important for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you need to get better at knowing how many calories you eat. With some foods, like peanut butter or ice cream, that’s …

Nutrition

AUTOsist Is a Free App to Track Your Car's Maintenance Records, Fuel, and More

Android/iPhone/Web: Keeping track of all the various details about your cars, whether it’s service records, receipts, or whatever else, can be a bit …

Executive Presence

• <b>Author:</b> Sylvia Ann Hewlett<p>Are you “leadership material?” More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed.<p>You can have the experience and …

The Art of Public Speaking

• <b>Author:</b> Dale Carnegie & Wyatt North<p>This edition of The Art of Public Speaking comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each chapter, and motivational public speaking imagery.<p>This book is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale …

Public Speaking

Four Exercises to Improve Your Flexibility and Help You Touch Your Toes

Being able to touch your toes definitely means you’re flexible, but it’s also a fair indicator of how well you can lift heavy objects, move around in …

French Toast in a Mug - Jelly Toast

February 24, 2015<p>This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are my own.<p>This French Toast in a Mug is definitely a new twist on my typical …

Breakfast

Microwave a Quick French Toast Breakfast In a Mug

If you’re after a comforting breakfast you can make in about three minutes, look no further than French toast in a mug.<p>With a few kitchen staples, …

Breakfast

From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?<p><b>1. Banana Pancakes</b><p>Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The …

20 Epic Overnight Oats Recipes That Will Change Your Life

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats<p>1 of 20<p>Do you really need any other excuses to have cookies for breakfast? This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe will …

Dessert

This Video Teaches You How to Overcome Being Nervous

When you’re about to give a presentation or have a difficult conversation, your body might respond in the least helpful way ever: by getting nervous. …

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

Learn to code for Android M with this complete developer course

While pop culture is still caught in bandwagon iPhone hysteria, Android remains the biggest mobile platform in the world by far, with more than 80 percent market share and over 1 billion devices sold in 2014 alone.<p>Google’s latest mobile platform Android M is the gateway for developers to create …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Android Development

Reframe Difficult Conversations In Your Mind Before You Have Them

Sometimes the hardest part about having a difficult conversation with someone is getting it started. If you need an extra nudge, reframing the …

More Money Won't Fix Your Financial Problems If Your Habits Suck

Everyone wants more money. More money means less stress, we assume. Except that’s not necessarily the case. If your habits suck, making more money …

Personal Finance

Top 10 Tools for a Free Online Education

For lifelong learners and self-made scholars, the internet is a priceless resource. Continue your education with these top free online tools.<p>10. Free …

Education Technology

Why Squats Are the Best Strength-Building Exercise for Your Legs

GIF<p>The story around squats is confusing. Some say “squat every day” while others warn “squats are bad for your knees!” The truth is in the …

Bodyweight Exercise

Why We Get Angrier At Our Partners Than Other People In Our Lives

Humans are complicated. Sometimes we do things that make zero sense yet still seem perfectly reasonable to us on an emotional level. For example, …

The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

GIF<p>It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos...<i>workout</i> videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Self-improvement

New Year Checklist For Financially Wise People

The great thing about the Financial Samurai community is that most of you are intelligent, hard working, non-delusional people who are willing to put …

Personal Finance

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Mind-Hacking Advice for Living Clutter Free

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the world with her pocket-sized book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of</i> …

Your Budget Plan Won't Be Complete Without Gratitude

Budgeting is all about solving a math problem, right? Nope. It’s about psychology. It’s about happiness. Your budget is more complex than just …

Why Store Credit Cards Are Almost Always a Terrible Idea

We’ve all been offered store credit cards at the cash register, and signing up for one is almost always a bad idea. In a recent study on retail …

Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

Super Mario

Cultivate Mental Toughness With the Navy SEAL's "40 Percent Rule"

Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go …

Study Skills