Valerie Murray

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There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Scientists just pinpointed link between red meat and cancer

Eating red meat has long been linked to cancer, and researchers now understand why.<p>Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, have identified a …

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

Sitting

5 Easy Ways to Start Practicing Self Care

Be nice to yourself, always.<p>December 22, 2017<p>Sometimes we forget about ourselves and what's important because of our everyday tasks. Finals, …

10 Healthy Lunches That Aren't All Lettuce

Don't let yourself fall victim to a lettuce rut. If you, like us, have made an end of summer plan to up your home-cooking and lunch-packing games, …

Food

5 healthy tonics to improve your digestion and fight inflammation

A healthy gut and digestive tract isn’t just important for, you know, normal and comfortable bowel movements; it’s also been increasingly linked to …

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy …

Cooking

3 Plant-Based Experts Say a Vegan Diet Might Be Exactly What You Need to Get Fit AF

The first thoughts many people have when it comes to a pro-fitness diet consist of lots of animal proteins like eggs, beef, and chicken. But there are more athletes than ever who are adopting a vegan diet, whether it's for ethical, environmental, or health reasons. For example, tennis champion and …

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

A good book teaches you something new. These books teach you the most.<p>I recently published an article on Inc.com saying that people who read are going to be a mile ahead of those who do not. I received a lot of feedback from aspiring entrepreneurs asking where they should begin. After I gave myself …

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying off the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

The Japanese de-cluttering method that will still keep your home cozy

These days, the internet seems to be overflowing with organization and decluttering advice. But if you’re not into near-sterile minimalism, much of …

17 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Change in the New Year

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history.<p>During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, …

Motivation

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

10 Secrets to Creating a Master Calendar That Drives Your Productivity

Scheduling your time is one of those boring chores that yields exciting results.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m not going to sugarcoat this. Scheduling is a mundane task I really don’t look forward to.<p>However, if I don’t schedule my time effectively, my mind will be …

Productivity

7 Wellness Commandments Fitness Gurus Want You to Know for the Holidays

Lately, there's been this really great movement within the wellness and fitness space that puts <i>less</i> emphasis on restrictive and stressful habits like …

The Only Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe You'll Need

No need to buy the boxed stuff anymore—this will become your new go-to for busy weeknights. Our oh-so-easy macaroni-and-cheese recipe takes just 20 …

Cooking

Here is a list of 7 foods that we must try in order to heal ourselves

These 7 Foods Can Help You Deal With Anxiety And Depression<p>You are not alone.<p>November 22, 2017<p>People might not acknowledge it, but depression is a …

33 Secrets Hospitals Don’t Want to Tell You (But Every Patient Should Know)

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Pick a teaching hospital<p>For complex surgical procedures, you’re generally better off at teaching hospitals, which usually stay at …

3 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Should Be

You should be more successful.<p>Everybody wants to be successful in some way, shape, or form.<p>The trouble is, most people want to be <i>seen</i> or <i>known</i> as successful--more than they want to break the necessary bad habits required to actually <i>be</i> successful.<p>That's because the lifestyle and rewards that come …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Cauliflower en Croute

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Trim base of cauliflower so it stands flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mix oil, Dijon, garlic, salt, and …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Breakfast

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Mindfulness

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Eat Every Day To Lose Belly Fat, According To A Trainer

During the holidays, it's tough to watch our weight. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas dinners, there's really no time to …

These 3 Moves Are Guaranteed to Give You That Elusive V-Cut

After these core exercises, you'll look like you've been Photoshopped<p>Often we ignore our obliques, opting for crunches upon crunches instead. But no more. Your obliques are responsible for giving you that superhero-V look, and it’s time we’ve paid more attention to them.<p>So let’s start by shredding …

Bread Pudding

Here is a dessert that seems to be common in some Jewish communities and not others: bread pudding. In the Jewish communities of England, South …

The Only Move You Need to Tone Your Whole Body

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Butt Exercises<p>How to Do Deadlifts<p>The Only Move You Need to Tone Your Whole Body<p>Shares<p>The name of the exercise may sound …

Workouts

This Is The Best Way To Get Visibly-Toned Arms, According To Research

<i>By Marissa Gainsburg; Photographs Supreeya Chantalao/Freepik</i><p><b>You could see results in as little as two weeks…</b><p>Our arms are a very interesting part of …

The Power of Letting Go

I often ask my students, “What are you really hungry for now?” They don’t say French fries or more clothes. These are the common responses:• I want …

French Fries