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A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

Should You Actually Work Out Every Day?

If you’ve ever browsed a trainer’s Instagram—and I recommend it—you may end up 17 weeks deep and guilty for every minute you spend outside the gym. …

Tone 2 muscle groups in 1 workout with these dual-training exercises

Want to get your most out of your workout!? For ultimate fat burning and total efficiency when it comes to your sweat session there are a few strategies that are a must! For last week's edition of Tone Up Tuesdays, we talked about the importance of High Intensity Interval Training and shared a few …

Is Diet or Exercise More Important For Weight Loss?

I've always been active, but weight loss was never top of mind for me until I was a freshman in college. My first months away from home, I packed on some serious weight, but instead of cleaning up my diet, I started doing two-a-day cardio workouts, barely ate a bite all day, and binged on a calorie …

Fitness

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have in common?<p>They each possessed the talent of turning …

18 Common Mistakes About Exercise Pointed Out By Experts

Fitness and exercise are more popular now than they have ever been. But with the growing popularity of (primarily) indoor workouts like …

CrossFitters, You're Too Weak

Kipping Pull-Ups –  Explosive action with a high rate of force production during the concentric followed by almost a free-fall during the lowering …

3 Best Mass Building Exercises to Add 5-10 Pounds of Muscle Per Month

But before I go in the details,I want you to make sure that you understand few principles of "muscle" mass building. In order to build up huge …

What Happens to Your Body When You Skip the Gym?

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>No matter how dedicated you are to fitness, sooner or later, it’s going to happen: You’re going to skip a …

6 Ways to Detect a Liar in Just Seconds

You might be shocked to learn that more than 80 percent of lies go undetected. However, when you think back to being a young child, it shouldn't …

9 Healthy Changes That Burn More Fat

Burn, baby, burn!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Ready to boost your body's metabolism and burn more fat? There's no reason to go overboard with any crazy supplements, but there are plenty of easy, healthy ways you can support your goals …

Nutrition

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

18 Ways to Build Muscle All Day

Shed fat, sculpt muscle, accelerate recovery, and build strength beyond the gym<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the …

Nutrition

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Soda

Drinking soda is an easy habit to fall back into — it’s everywhere, and it’s easy to consider diet versions to be a relatively harmless vice. A sip …

The Surprising Truth About Working Out Twice a Day

For the spring semester of my junior year, I packed up my yoga mat, P90X DVDs, and as many clothes as I could feasibly squeeze into one suitcase, and …

Body Fat

3 Ways You're Making Running Harder Than it Is

<i>By Markham Heid, Prevention.com</i><p>Always stretch before you run—you've heard it a thousand times. While the advice makes intuitive sense, you might be shocked to learn there's no research to support this wisdom. And now a study from Texas A&M University suggests that stretching can actually slow you …

26 Packaged Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Be Healthy

Plenty of options for your everyday snacking needs.<p>When you need to just grab something and GO, here are some great and healthy packaged snacks that will hold you over to your next meal and satisfy those pesky cravings.<p><b>Remember:</b> Snack time is inevitable. And if you're hungry you should eat.

24 Jokes Only Psychology Nerds Will Find Funny

Hmm...Pavlov. That name rings a bell.

Psychology

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

17 Fitness Tips That Will Actually Make You Psyched To Work Out

Insightful fitness gems from people who do this for a living.

Exercise

Food Myths Debunked: If You Eat After 8 P.M. You Will Gain Weight

Eating after 8 p.m. doesn't mean you'll gain weight. Your total calorie intake and expenditure matter most when it comes to healthy weight …

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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

30 Stunning No-Heat Hairstyles To Help You Through Summer

This way, you can make it through an entire month without a blow dryer.

Hairstyling

7 Workouts To Try When You're Feeling Too Lazy To Move

Sometimes all we want is to stay in bed or on the couch when we know we <i>should</i> get up for a workout. When the urge to veg hits, the powerfully lazy mood seems as though it could take over your entire day.<p>However, this lethargy doesn't have to cancel out your ability to partake in and reap the real …

The Warmup Move That Will Make You Faster

Try these 3 steps for stronger leg muscles<p>Kick up your warmup: <b>A quick squat drill can help your leg muscles fire more explosively,</b> a Spanish study suggests.<p>After swimmers did 4 reps of a high-load squat exercise, they not only dived farther and faster but also kicked more powerfully, improving …

Workouts

11 Ways To Build Muscle And Lose Fat Faster

You're going to the gym, you're eating your leafy greens, and you gave up pizza for the week. What more does your body want from you?

11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more<p>The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …

Workouts

7 Steps To Getting Out Of Bed To Work Out In The Morning

Every morning, this little cat rises with the sun to strengthen his core.<p>Even if you're the type to hit the snooze button multiple times -- here's how to cut <i>that</i> habit -- you, too, can become the kind of person (or cat) who includes exercise in their morning routine.<p>Dempsey Marks, a fitness …