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5 Tips To Improve Your Flexibility In Just 4 Weeks, Straight From A Ballerina

I won't lie to you guys: When you're a flexible person, it's pretty entertaining to see the looks on people's faces as you casually touch your foot …

A Nobel Prize Winner Explains How to Finally Think Clearly

Nobel Prize winner and psychologist Daniel Kahneman wants us to consider how we make important decisions using different parts of the brain.<p>In his book <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow,</i> Kahneman proposes two systems that govern how we think, and you might not even know when one of them is at work.<p><b>System 1</b> …

Nobel Prize

This avocado chocolate pudding is sugar-free dessert heaven

Presented by Pyure Organic<p>Sometimes, you just really crave something sweet. But most of the time, you can’t afford the immediate urge to take a nap …

Dessert

Here’s how to learn absolutely anything, according to a world expert

It’s easy to get discouraged when we’re trying to learn a difficult new subject. But according to the creator of one of the world’s most successful online courses, almost anyone can learn anything—with the right technique.<p>Barbara Oakley, an engineering professor at Oakland University in Rochester, …

Language Learning

This 20-Minute HIIT Workout Is What You Need to Lose Belly Fat

Just about every fitness trainer, from famous ones like Jillian Michaels to not-so-famous ones like Champlain Valley CrossFit owner and head coach Jade Jenny, shares a clear message. If you want to lose belly fat, you need to focus on two main things. First, dial in your diet, eating whole foods …

Workouts

6 Ways Meditation Benefits Every Part of Your Body

Zen out after your ride with this super-simple technique<p>If you’ve ever spent a few minutes meditating at the end of yoga class, you know that trying to slow down your thoughts is a bit trickier than it looks.<p>“Our minds are constantly moving—worrying about deadlines, evaluating our own performance …

Mindfulness

This Genius Japanese Weight-Loss Trick Doesn’t Require Diet or Exercise

<b>Watch the pounds melt off!</b><p>Most fast, easy tips for weight loss involve one of two things: an expensive gym membership or a strict diet that leaves …

Indonesian police accused of killing dozens ahead of Asian Games

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Indonesia have killed dozens of low-level criminals ahead of hosting the 2018 Asian Games, Amnesty International alleged in a report Thursday.<p>According to Amnesty, the deaths of 31 people between January and August of this year occurred in the host cities of the games, which begin …

Human Rights

5 Exercises That Make Running Easier, Even If It's The Bane Of Your Existence

There are only two kinds of people in this world: running enthusiasts, and those who firmly stand by the fact that running is the bane of their …

How to Use Flipboard to Plan a Vacation

As Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Lucky for us, in the last 10 years, International travel has doubled in volume, and is forecasted to keep growing until there are 1.8 billion tourists in 2030. With so much riding on the experience it’s no …

What is love? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us. Which is a shame because our culture loves romantic love. It’s an idea that pervades pop music, …

Narcissism

How to Flipboard for Your Work, Life and Play

With Flipboard in your pocket, you can boost your productivity and work better instead of harder. Information is always at your fingertips, just waiting to inform, educate, or entertain you whenever you have a spare moment. Here are a few ways that Flipboard can enhance every aspect of your</b> …

Social Media

Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I …

Make room in the fridge: You *need* to copy Emmy Rossum’s Whole30 meal-prep game

With her love of vegan breakfast burritos and preference of sudoku and bubble baths over a night of cocktails, Emmy Rossum would fit right in with …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

Get your head around the most mind-bending concepts in science

The idea of an infinite multitude of universes is forced on us by physics. But the multiverse takes many forms – and we’re still finding our place …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Try This Week To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

If you are what you eat, then we want to eat healthy (with a few pieces of dark chocolate on the side). Eating is what will help you lose weight – …

10 Endocrine System Fun Facts

This system regulates metabolism, growth, and sexual development<p>The endocrine system, like the nervous system, is a communication network. While the …

‘Aroused’ recounts the fascinating history of hormones

<b></b> Aroused<i><br>Randi Hutter Epstein</i><i><br>W.W. Norton & Co</i>., $26.95The first scientific experiment on hormones took an approach that sounds unscientific: lopping …

The Only Harissa Recipe You’ll Ever Need

In Tunisia, harissa is served as a dip, drizzled with olive oil, and often garnished with canned tuna and olives. It is a fixture of most main meals, …

Recipe: Best Zucchini Breakfast Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

This zucchini breakfast casserole, starring cheese, bacon, sour cream, and, of course, fresh summer squash, is the kind of dish you eat once and then …

The next big grain, Freekeh, is like quinoa on steroids

Make some room in your pantry, because the next, buzzy supergrain has arrived. The time has come to get your freekeh on.<b>First of all, how do you</b> …

Tiffany Haddish, Hollywood’s New Comedy Queen, Has One Crazy Story to Tell

Hop aboard a boozy cross-country trip as the riotous rising star first opens up about new projects (a Judd Apatow film, her own TV show, 'Girls Trip …

Build the Business You Want Because Nobody Is Going to Pay Your Bills

The only critics you really need to listen to you are your customers. If they have no complaints, ignore everyone who does.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is an amazing opportunity to create a business which allows you to be in control of your life. You …

5 Things I Learned After Giving Up Sugar for 10 Days

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>The World Health Organization recommends that we consume less …

YouTube Music and Premium: Everything you need to know about Google’s new streaming subscriptions

YouTube’s long-rumored subscription music-streaming service is now official. Last night, the company announced its all-new YouTube Music service, which includes original audio songs and albums provided by artists and labels, artist radio channels, remixes, covers, personalized playlists, and — of …

Wander Or Bust: New Orleans, Louisiana

<i>Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of</i> …

Manual labour linked to greater risk of early death, study suggests

Men who work as labourers or in other physically demanding roles have a greater risk of dying early than those with more sedentary jobs, researchers say.<p>The finding, from scientists in the Netherlands, reveals an apparent “physical activity paradox” where exercise can be harmful at work but …

Public Health

These Are the Best Things to Eat After a Workout, According to a Dietician

There are a lot of things that can make or break your fitness goals: the right workout, gear, playlist, and gym buddy, to name just a few. But one thing that could be sabotaging your results without your even realizing it is what you eat after a workout.<p>It may seem counterintuitive to put calories …

Nutrition

EWG Releases 2018 “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Lists

Here are the most contaminated — and cleanest — fruits and veggies.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its 2018 “Dirty Dozen” and …