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Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss Program

<b></b>Six-Pack Abs in Six-Weeks: A Summer Weight Loss ProgramWant to get ripped abs? It might seem impossible. But with MEN'S FITNESS Six-Pack in Six Week …

Exercise

Eat chips?! 3 myths about food and healthy skin get busted

If beauty truly comes from within, then the foods we eat can either wreck havoc on our skin or give us a glowing, clear complexion. That's why NBC medical correspondent Dr. Natalie Azar is busting myths on foods, so you can put your best face forward.<p>1. Eating fatty foods leads to bad skin<p>Wrong. …

Do You Have an Anxiety Disorder—Or Are You Just a Worrywart?

If your anxiety legit bothers you and it keeps you from doing things you want to do in life, you’ve checked off the two main qualifiers of an anxiety disorder, says Steve Orma, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist in San Francisco who specializes in anxiety, stress, and insomnia.<p>According to the</i> …

650-Lb. Man Discovers Yoga and Begins His Weight-Loss Journey

At his heaviest, Richard Widmark was 669 lbs. But after a lifetime of weight struggles, he has found something that means more to him than food ever …

Yoga

Two Questions that Guided My Journey from Poverty to Yale

I will always be grateful for my mother, who raised my little brother and me without a man in the house, who taught us to value our education despite …

5 Keys to Self-Discipline – Resist Temptations Like a Monk (and Achieve Your Long-Term Goals)

If you want to make any kind of changes in your life, it’s self-discipline that will either help you reach your goal (when you have a lot of …

Self-improvement

10 Simple Tips To Guarantee More Reading Time In Your Day

I don’t think I need to tell you that reading is good for you—great for you. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the greater …

7 Tips For Introverts to Lead a Balanced Life

Introverts seem to be on the hot seat nowadays.<p>People are acknowledging that certain people in the world prefer to be alone. They prefer to stay in …

Self-help

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

How to Remember Names in 3 Simple Steps

Hi Johnny. Or was it James? Or Hector? Maybe your name was Samantha.<p>How many times does this happen to you? You meet someone for the first time, …

7 Things You Need to Know About Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Everybody knows how to say it. “You’ve get out of your comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens.”<p>But it’s always so easy to say it.<p>It’s the doing …

How to Build Self-Discipline in 4 Easy Steps

Harry S. Truman once said, “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all …

Outsourcing

The Ultimate 3 Point Plan to Overcoming ANY Negative Circumstances

<b>You don’t want an ordinary life.</b> Working a job you hate, putting up with a passionless relationship and having to compromise your individuality is …

Eating the Mediterranean diet may lead to a longer life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eating a Mediterranean diet may be your key to living longer. That's according to a new study led by Immaculata De Vivo, associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School.<p>The diet involves eating items off a menu that is rich in vegetables, fruits, …

Think snoring is normal? Why sleep apnea shouldn't be ignored

<b>(DailyBurn) —</b> People who snore may think that their partners or roommates are the ones most affected by their nightly symphonies — after all, they're the ones who are kept awake while the noisemaker remains, for the most part, blissfully unaware.<p>But snoring can be more than just an annoyance to …

Sleep

6 ways to improve odds and beat heart disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can dramatically reduce your chances of having heart disease or dying from heart disease if you do six simple things.<p>That's what a new study in the recent edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found.<p>And it's good news since studies from the Centers for Disease …

Holistic Medicine

9 things no one tells you about losing weight

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Losing weight does more than give you an excuse to buy new clothes.<p>Dropping just 5% to 10% of your body weight can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes.<p>But shedding unwanted pounds can also have less-obvious effects, and not always for the …

Fitness

3 breakfast rules to follow to lose weight

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Even if you have already blown your New Year's resolution by now, maybe you still have a grand ambition to get healthier. Did you know that could be as easy as thinking more about what you eat for breakfast?<p>One of the best ways to eat better, move more and lose weight — and to make …

Nutrition

4 Reasons You're Still Struggling with Acne

Nix these behaviors to score beautiful skin.<p>Shutterstock<p>You expect to have to load up on zit cream when you’re in high school. But heading to the checkout lane with anti-acne treatments in your 20s and 30s—or beyond—just seems like a cruel joke.<p>Dermatologist Bobby Buke, M.D., is the section chief …

This Is All You Really Need to Know About Staying Hydrated

Not drinking enough water before a morning run, sweating a ton at the gym, forgetting a water bottle to sip during spin class, and steamy temps are …

Wellness

How to Boost Your Observation Skills and Learn to Pay Attention

It's easy to not pay attention to the world. We lower our eyes when we walk and avoid eye contact at the supermarket. For most of us, our default …

How to Lose 15 Pounds Without Dieting

<b>The research:</b> For the study, 10 "recreationally active" college-age women (so, not athletes) of normal body weight were given a high-protein meal (45 percent protein), low-protein meal (15 percent), or no food at all before walking on a treadmill. The women who ate the high-protein meal an hour …

The Harsh But True Realities of Divorce

And the more, the better. So we spoke with divorce attorneys, marriage therapists, and divorcées to find out what every woman who takes the plunge should know:<p><b>The Process Pretty Much Works Like This</b><br>While every state has its own laws and ways of doing divorce, here's the 30,000-feet view of the …

Does an avocado a day lower bad cholesterol? | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Eating a heart-healthy diet that includes avocados may lower so-called bad cholesterol among otherwise healthy overweight and obese people, according to a new study.<p>A man sells avocados outside a food market in Havana September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan<p>The findings don’t …

Holistic Medicine

4 Surprising Foods That'll Make You Look Younger

<b>1. Maple Syrup</b><br>The real deal—tapped from a tree, not a cornstalk—boasts some serious anti-aging benefits. This sweet natural sap is loaded with antioxidants, immune-boosting zinc, and anti-inflammatory properties. But drizzle sparingly; the sticky stuff is thick with sugar. Limit yourself to one …

The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and …

The Correct Way(s) To Load A Dishwasher

The dishwasher! The perennial optimization problem. Even the chronically untidy have been known to harbor strong opinions on efficient loading …

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