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Meditation made easy: How to perfect your Breathing technique

Inhale. Exhale. Seems obvious, maybe. Breathing is something that happens automatically without any consideration on our part. We don’t pay any mind …

5 Questions to Help You Find Your Sense of Purpose

Sometimes it feels like our culture has reached a saturation point in its focus on the pursuit of happiness: Thousands of books, blogs, and websites …

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

This simple smoked brisket recipe is perfect for Easter, Passover or any other holiday in Texas

Oh, brisket. It's such a wonderful food tradition that works on almost any holiday in Texas -- July Fourth, Christmas, Easter and Passover.<p>It takes …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Employment

8 Books Every Leader Needs to Read in 2017

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>From recent bestsellers to old-school business parables, these are the best business books to read in 2017. What would you add to this list? Leave me a comment.<p>1. <i>Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both</i><p>by Adam Galinsky …

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

Last July, France witnessed the creation of a new kind of mass murder when a man steered a giant cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people in the beach resort of Nice. The French government quickly announced that the killer was a jihadist inspired by the Islamic State. But as Scott Sayare …

Human Rights

Use This Race Strategy For Your Next Half Marathon

Have you ever toed the start line of race with no idea of what you were going to do once the start gun goes off? Despite following a training plan, …

Marathons

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

These 30-minute workouts will get you the body you always wanted

Warmup<p>1. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS: 3 sets of 20 reps<p><b>Liveing says:</b> “Mountain climbers will raise your heart rate — they’re a cardiovascular jolt.”<p>Start in a …

Workouts

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Watch These 5 Remarkable TED Talks to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

According to psychologist Daniel Goleman and others, boosting your emotional intelligence can make you happier and more successful.<p>Improving emotional intelligence--often shortened to E.I.--has lately been at the forefront of many people's minds. At its core, emotional intelligence is the ability …

Emotional Intelligence

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Five Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Slow down in the gym to get strong and stay healthy.<p>​<p>​<p>Want to avoid injury? Take your time when lifting. A new study found that runners became stronger after doing six weeks of eccentric strength training. This tactic, which entails slowing down the lengthening phase of a movement, puts greater …

11 Easy Moves That Make Running Way Less Miserable

Running can be polarizing—some people love it; others hate it. The most common reasons for shunning running are: it’s boring, you feel slow, or you …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

The High-Intensity Workout That Will Erase Your Crappy Day

Kick ass, feel better, repeat.<p>On top of making you feel frustrated and angry, a crappy day drives your adrenaline and cortisol sky high. The fallout from these powerful chemicals can cause your energy to crash, your to brain shut down, and sugar cravings to kick in. <i>Gah</i>!<p>Though you can't always avoid …

Workouts

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Hip Flexor and Hamstring Stretch

This 10-minute yoga routine stretches the front and back of your legs.

5 Keys to Quieting Your Busy Mind

Take back control, one breath at a time.<p>The morning I was to go on a short business trip, my client and friend Barb Schmidt, the author of <i>The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress</i>, <i>Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness,</i> shared her TEDx talk with me called, "Is This Seat Taken?"<p>In Barb's …

Break 4 Hours With Our Marathon Training Plan

<b>MARATHON VIRGINS</b><br>Are you ready for this? And what to do if you’re not.<p>Shooting for a sub-four marathon demands high mileage and frequent speed work …

Marathons

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p>​<p>​<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

The infiltration in the winter of 2013 was insidious in the small rural towns circling Aleppo—Tel Rifat, al-Bab, and Marea. The men stood out when …

Caliphates

When You Want a New Job, But Don’t Feel Like Looking

Sure, a new job would be great, but you lack the time or motivation to search hard for one. Good news: you are what recruiters call a “passive candidate,” someone who is already employed but dreaming, at least idly, of other opportunities.<p>Passive candidates are the prize ponies of the recruiting …

When Change Overtakes Your Company, Become the Eye of the Hurricane

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Mark Twain once noted, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.”<p>Change is hard work. It requires a 100 percent commitment to see it through, especially when it involves our habits and what we need to change to be successful. It is …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

The 10 Specialized College Degrees That Pay The Most

Two weeks ago I reported on the starting salaries for new college graduates with majors in different disciplines. The top-earning degree: engineering, with compensation for 2013 grads of $62,600. But that number is for a very broad category. There are many different types of engineering degrees, …

Why (and When) You Need More Protein

New research reconsiders how protein is needed for muscle growth and repair.<p>Over the last few months, I've been spurred to rethink how much protein I need on daily basis, and when I need it. This isn't particularly earth-shattering, of course -- people have long known and debated the role of …

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …