Susan Mamula

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Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

We see it all the time. The busiest place in the gym is the mirror next to the weights – plenty of flexing, a few selfies and a protein shake thrown in for good measure.<p>Don’t worry, I'm not about to tell you that you need to go down that route – although you do need to start paying attention to …

Nutrition

11 Little Ways to Know If You’re Fit

You take breaks hauling groceries and can't touch your toes. But you kill it in cycling class, and the scale number has stayed pretty steady for a …

The Number-One Reason Why Your Shoulders Are Always Killing You

Read this if you're constantly begging for a massage.<p>The scene: <i>Scandal</i> is about to start, and you’re really craving an Olivia Pope-approved dinner of red wine and popcorn. But when you go to grab your microwave popcorn stash from the top shelf of your pantry, you wince. And then, when you try to …

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bullet Journaling

Staying organized seems easy from afar. Write a daily to-do list, use a calendar, don't take notes on random scraps of paper: these suggestions sound …

We Need to Talk About Madness: A Reading List

When I was 15, a teacher I was very close with killed himself over winter break. I found out about it in an AOL chatroom the night before school …

Mental Health

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

This 6-Move Routine Is Perfect For When Your Hamstrings Are Insanely Tight

Loosen up with these go-to moves.<p>It's summer, which means you probably haven't seen the inside of a gym very often over the past couple of months. That's not to say you're ditching workouts, but you're more likely to be found running paths, climbing mountains, and swimming laps than shredding tread …

5 Healthy Sheet-Pan Dinners You’ll Want To Devour

You’re 30 minutes away from a mouth-watering meal.<p>Sheet-pan meals are brimming with the best flavors of the season—and take 30 minutes, tops. They're a busy weeknight's best friend. Read on for our five favorite sheet-pan dinner recipes, plus tips on how to pick out a winning pan for your kitchen:

This Yoga Routine Will Reverse A Day’s Worth Of Standing On Your Feet

Say goodbye to lower back pain.<p>In recent years, there's been a lot of focus on the fact that sitting all day is no good for you. But guess what: Being on your feet all day isn't great for your health either (you can't win).<p>While standing might help you burn a few more calories, it's also hard on …

5 Basic Rules You Need To Follow If You’re Trying To Erase Belly Fat

Your genes might play a role.<p>Lots of women who set out to lose weight set their sights on a flatter stomach. But if you don't have a plan of attack to specifically target belly fat, your diet and workout plan could be all for nothing.<p>So before you embark on your next belly-fat eliminating mission, …

5 Reasons You Can't Lose Your Belly Fat, No Matter How Much You Work Out

Number 4 might make you rethink everything.<p>The award for the most stubborn part of the body goes to: the belly.<p>Sometimes, no matter how many hours you spend in the gym, the fat around your middle just sits there, staring at you like, "Is that all you've got?"<p>Unfortunately, that refuse-to-budge fat …

This 7-minute workout might be the best thing that’s ever happened to your mornings

Want to change your life? Switch up your morning routine, says Patricia Moreno, the founder of cult-favorite mind-body workout …

Happiness

11 Books You *Need* to Read If You’re Trying to Eat Better

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If you’re trying to eat better in 2017, it can be hard …

Nutrition

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

5 Tips To Turn Evernote Into The Perfect Recipe Book

Evernote is one of my favorite note-taking tools. It’s platform-agnostic and has plug-ins for nearly every major browser. I use it to jot down story ideas, snap pictures of important receipts, and curate the best on-the-fly recipe book ever.<p>Evernote did have a standalone recipe book a while back …

Productivity

Top 10 Things to Do On Your Family's Computer When You Go Home for the Holidays

Traveling for the holidays almost always means that if you’re the tech-savvy, computer literate one in the family, someone will ask you to look at …

Software

7 Neck Stretches You Should Do—Even If Your Neck Feels Fine

A healthy, pain-free neck is something most of us take for granted—until we wake up with a "kink" or have some sort of injury that causes us neck pain. (In that case, try this 60-second fix for a stiff neck.) And here's the real bummer: Neck pain is rising dramatically thanks to our desk jobs and …

Pain

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

5 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn’t Budging

And how to lose the weight around your middle for good.<p>For many women, the belly is the last weight-loss frontier. After months of cutting calories, dropping pounds, and slimming your arms, legs, face, and butt, your stomach remains pretty much unfazed.<p>WTF?! While everything from your genetics to …

8 Carby Snacks That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Cereal is not the enemy.<p>If you're trying to lose weight, you’ve probably shunned carbs at some point (especially when it comes to snacks). But while refined carbs like Goldfish crackers and Pop-Tarts can spike your blood sugar and derail your weight-loss goals, your body actually needs healthy …

The Personality Type That Benefits Most From Exercise

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to go to mbg's #revitalize2016 event, where I was surrounded by amazing people and wellness leaders, healthy …

Exercise

7 Exercises Your Leaky Bladder Wants You To Do

There are exercises for your butt, your legs, your arms, your spare tire, even your ever-texting achy thumbs. So considering the bladder itself is a muscle—and it's surrounded by other muscles—it makes sense that you can whip that puppy into shape, too.<p>Of course, unless you already have the …

The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist<p>These are the tasks to tackle, according to the pros. Follow the plan loosely or to a tee—either way, you’ll be …

Ten Morning Habits that Promote Greater Success

Do you want to get more done, reach more of your goals, and make a bigger difference?<p>If so, the morning is when that can all begin!<p>However you came …

Productivity

These 4 Skills Will Make You Happier

We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains–they just naturally seem to see …

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

6 Women Share the Secrets That Helped Them Lose 20 Pounds or More

"I began to view fitness as something I could use to become more, instead of less."<p>Weight loss can feel pretty overwhelming, even when you're just trying to lose five or 10 pounds. But what about when you're trying to drop 20-plus pounds? Um, yeah, about that…<p>You'll probably be tempted to start …

Meal Planning Sounds Hard. Here's Why It Doesn't Have To Be

When I finally decided to write my first cookbook, <i>Make It Easy,</i> I promised myself that I would only add something new to the conversation about …

Cooking