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Denmark Tops The List Of The Happiest Countries In The World

It’s time to start focusing on “inequality of happiness.”<p>Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Finland may get little sunlight and daylight for months on end, but people living there continue to be happier than most. These countries once again top a poll of the happiest people on Earth, with only …

Experiments in Happiness: No Sugar, Two Weeks

<i>Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness, so I'm experimenting with my behaviors and habits -- one per month -- in order to become a more self-aware, self-assured person. You can access my HuffPost archive for past installments. You can also read the whole series on my</i> …

Chasing Coffee with a Nap Is the Key to Feeling Your Most Alert

The "coffee nap" combo delivers a double shot of energy, science says.<p>We've already told you that naps are good for you. And we're pretty big fans of coffee around here, too. But have you ever thought about combining the two? Turns out that when you chase a cup of Joe with a short nap, it can …

Coffee

10 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Better Sleep

We sleep every day. We've been doing it all our lives. So, why wouldn't we assume we know all there is to know about getting the best sleep?<p>The thing is, we don't. Sleep is a science, and there are all kinds of biological, chemical, emotional, physical and lifestyle factors that influence the …

Sorry, Disneyland: Denmark is actually the happiest place on Earth

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a …

Gardening calendar: what to do in March

Time to fix that leek<p>I start leeks in a little nursery bed, for transplanting at better spacing later in spring. My favourite leek trick is to sow much more than I have space to plant out later with the aim of leaving plenty in the nursery bed and harvesting them as tiny tender baby leeks in the …

Learning to Love the Burpee: Why Fitness’s Most Loathed Exercise Is Your Body’s Best Friend

Kettlebell squats, zigzag sprints, those forearm planks you’re forced to endure until you’ve chewed the inside of your cheek to a pulp—I like to think I welcome these fitness challenges with grace. But the burpee, that unkindest of moves that incorporates squats, jumps, and a push-up into one …

How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

The Brain

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Meditation

Signs you've become way too comfortable with your partner at home

As we enter a new relationship, we inevitably attempt to be the best version of ourselves. We’re always well presented, our manners are tip-top, and …

Fabulous Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Acadia has the bragging rights to be created as the first eastern national park in the U.S. It can be found in the beautiful state of Maine, with its …

Hiking

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

Yoga

Always Hungry? A New Prescription for Fat (Science) Combats Food Cravings & Obesity

<i>-Graphic Artist/Illustrator: Devin O'Sullivan</i><p>Just over two months ago, I made yet another annual vow (New Year's Resolution) to lose weight. At 41, it wasn't about fitting into a slinky black dress, - this was about being around long enough to watch my two children grow older. Type-2 diabetes ended …

Here's Your Running For Weight Loss 5K Training Plan - Women's Running

Know how to knock out two big goals with one stone? Run your first 5K! Losing a few extra pounds and toeing the line at your first road race are two …

Exercise

8 Trainers Share Their Favorite Moves for Amazing Obliques

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Bodybuilding

What Happened When I Forced Myself to Wake Up at 5am for a Week

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With basically every waking minute accounted for, I hadn’t had any “me time” in months — and it was taking its toll. The stack of unread books by my bed just kept growing. My mind was foggy. I felt sluggish. And exercise? What’s exercise? A couple years …

Productivity

Burn that belly fat

<b>Vahdaneh Vahid</b><p>Interval and strength training combined are far better at ramping up your metabolism and burning off belly fat than steady-state …

Chrissy Teigen's IVF Backlash: How Common is Baby Sex Choice?

When it comes to infertility, are celebrities just like us?<p>Model and TV host Chrissy Teigen has defended her decision to choose a baby girl while undergoing in vitro fertilization. The now pregnant celebrity has been very open about her infertility struggles and faced a Twitter backlash over her …

Pregnancy

Zika is a Reproductive Rights Issue

(Photo: Conred Guatemala / Flickr)The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is becoming a burgeoning public health issue in 26 countries in the Latin …

Public Health

Heart-Opening Vinyasa Moves From Yoga With Adriene

We love pretty much everything about Yoga With Adriene. Accessible to any and all practitioners, Adriene has a yoga sequence to suit every mood or …

Yoga

Here's Your Hotel Exercise Routine from Three Top Celebrity Trainers

There is no vacation from exercise, no business trip that should preempt your workout routine or hotel room that can't accommodate a few squats or …

These Breathing Techniques Will Change the Way You Exercise

Breathe Your Way to a Better Workout<p>1 of 7<p>"I probably say this a thousand times in a day to my clients," confirms celebrity trainer Joey Thurman, …

Yoga

A 30-Minute Yoga Workout to Get Your Heart Racing

When your days are packed with work deadlines, dinners, and, let's be honest, Netflix and chilling, squeezing in a full-on yoga session sounds …

What to Know About LISS Workouts and Why So Many People Are Doing Them

Are you in need of a break from a high-intensity cardio schedule? Maybe you've heard of LISS — a low-key style of cardio training and a fitness term that's been blowing up on social media. We chatted with Jake Peterson, a NASM-certified and Precision Nutrition-certified trainer, about the new …

Exercise

10 ideas for completely unique wedding band combos

1. Double it up. Try symmetrical bands on both sides of your rock.<p>A photo posted by eden philippa jewelry (@edenphilippa) on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:21am PST<p>…

Crush Your Workout Faster with This Two-for-One Super-Move

Get sweaty, then get to brunch.<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Here's this weekend's move:</i><p><b>Side lunge with biceps curl</b><b>:</b> Anytime you can get more sweaty in less time, it's a very good thing—unless, of course, you …