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Your Fate Is Sealed: Coffee's Effects Are Written In Your Genes

There is a lot of conflicting data on the healthfulness of coffee consumption. Will it cause toxic levels of bad cholesterol and a higher rate of …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

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 in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

New Yorkers Drawn to Fast Casual Chopped Fish Like Moths to a Flame

Move over Cronuts, cupcakes, milkshakes with frosting on the side, and ramen burgers. There’s a new line-inducing craze in town: chopped up raw fish. Around this time last year, New York City had exactly zero restaurants dedicated to poke. Now there are at least a half-dozen, including this new …

Fast Casual

How I Used Meditation to Turn My Life Around

My career was in a shambles. I was a wreck. I had been going through infertility treatments for years, hoping for the elusive ‘two lines’ on my home …

Meditation

Meditation and Self-Discipline

<i>“If you practice zazen regularly, you get into the habit of it; as far as I personally am concerned, for example, my brain works the same way in</i> …

10 Uncomfortable Deeds That Will Make You Far More Successful

T.S. Eliot was clearly onto something when he asked, "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" The very act of stepping outside of your comfort zone is critical to your success and well-being.<p>Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at …

Self-improvement

Here's How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere

There are many misconceptions about meditation that Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche wants to set straight. The biggest one? You don’t have to quiet your mind for an extended period of time in order to reap the benefits.<p>You have the ability to engage in the practice anytime, anywhere. The …

Meditation

Meditation Studio Is A Powerful Solution To Your Problems

If you read my very first article as a contributor here on Forbes you may have noticed that I am a big advocate of meditation. With my ambitious and dynamic lifestyle, I easily come to the point where I find myself overcommitted, rushing and restless. Meditation helps me calm down and appreciate …

Meditation

58 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat. That's why these 58 dishes exist.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food …

Healthy Eating

The Japanese Breakfast You Can Actually Make on a Weekday Morning

A breakfast bowl worth making every morning, because the Japanese always seem to do it better.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>I only justified …

Vegan. Horchata. Latte.

This drink-of-your-dreams will bring you dairy-free happiness.<p>Welcome to your dream morning. You wake up early and actually have time to casually sip your latte while reading the paper. But not just any latte. This is an ice-cold horchata latte with dates, cardamom, maple syrup, and fresh cinnamon. …

Coffee Drinks

The Best Lunch Hack Ever: The Jar Salad

<i>It’s easy to pack in your bag—and with a little layering, you’re guaranteed a fresh, crunchy, perfectly-dressed salad every time.</i><p>Homemade salads used to be a cumbersome affair when packing a lunch for work, but not anymore. Introducing your new best lunch date— the Mason jar salad. Pair a leak-free …

The Absolute Best Coffee in New York

<i>It’s time to talk coffee. Once a city of watery industrial brews and diner coffee, New York is saturated with great espresso, cold brew, and</i> …

Scientists Might Have Figured Out How to Stop You From Binge Eating

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that suppressing certain neurons in rats’ brains can make them less likely to seek sugary rewards. This could have implications for human behaviour, too.<p>Everyone has a food weakness. Whether it's being unable to resist the rustle of a chip bag or …

Neuroscience

Warren Buffett and 26 Other Successful Leaders Share Their Best Piece of Advice for New Graduates | Inc.com

If clichés like "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you, we've got some fresh takes on how to get a head start on your career.<p>From "don't work too hard" to "relax," here's some of the best--and oftentimes unconventional--advice for your people …

Self-improvement

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

What this scathing exchange between top scientists reveals about what nutritionists actually know

Yet ever since it was published last month, a very public, very caustic spat has been waged among experts over the quality of the science behind the recommendations and the extent to which any of the advice can be trusted.<p>That much was interesting enough. But in recent weeks one exchange has gone …

Clinical Trials

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

The Cake List

Would you like a way to release limiting thoughts about what’s possible while also letting go of the hows? All while putting Universe to work on …

Money

Podcast # 41: Law of Attraction: Managing Your Energy is Not Doing Nothing

Applying a teaching like the law of attraction doesn’t mean you are never going to take any sort of action again. But as you gain a greater …

Podcasting

Why Streamlining Your Life is so Essential

When we have clutter in our lives, productivity goes downhill, we become flustered and it’s often difficult to focus. Streamlining your life can …

How to Strengthen Your Shoulders + Avoid Injury

Learn how mastering the subtle actions of the rotator cuff in a Down Dog each day can keep painful injuries at bay.<p>11.6K<p>SHARES<p>You've probably heard a …

For healthy eating, timing matters

When you eat may determine how long and strong your heart beats.<p>Fruit flies that limited eating to 12-hour stints had steadier heartbeats in old age …

Nutrition

Our brains can be fooled into healthier eating

Labelling and tax are not the only answers – we must be smarter if we are to tackle the obesity crisis<p>Our experience of being human starts with food. It’s central to the journey that our species took to get here. As we evolved, we began to use tools that were associated with food; either the …

13 Exercises That Are Better Than Burpees For Fat Loss

These moves are the ULTIMATE fat torchers for most people<p>Clearly, we’re believers in burpees here at <i>Men’s Health</i>. In fact, here are my favorite ways to do them: 25 Badass Burpees You Must See to Believe.<p>Burpees involve quickly moving from a standing position to a pushup position and back</b> …

One Man's Brave Quest to Document Every Pumpkin Spice Item

It's not autumn until you've worn a gourd-flavored condom.<p>Pumpkin spice: organic flavor or corporate invention? Both, really. But in the fall, it's a Pavlovian weapon aimed to sell products to your taste buds, a hallow seasonal flavor almost as fake as Hillary Clinton's pumpkin spice Q&A on …

Food

Behold, The Pumpkin Spice Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich

This is just what you need to get into the autumnal spirit, probably. [ more › ]

Santa Monica

9 Mistakes You're Making When Ordering Starbucks

Plus, how Pantone can stop you from ever pouring too much milk into your coffee again.<p>If you've ever experimented with the Starbucks secret menu — or just tried to customize your own drink — and wound up cringing in horror, you're not alone. Here's how to never have a subpar brew again.<p>1. You added …