Julia Hardy

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An Equinox Instructor Shares Her Favorite Moves From the "Best Butt Ever" Class

In case you don't feel like walking the next day, I highly recommend taking Equinox's Best Butt Ever class, which is designed to strengthen and define your backside. The 45-minute class always leaves me sweating and shaking by the end, so I <i>had</i> to reach out to San Francisco instructor Andrea …

Workouts

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Family Business

A beginner's guide to making iPhone apps

A lot of people think app development is some unattainable, alien skill accessible only to those big-brained, glasses-wearing creatures we rudely …

Apps

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Exercise

Finland offers free online Artificial Intelligence course to anyone, anywhere

Helsinki University and tech strategy firm Reaktor say they want to make Finland the world's most educated country in the field of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

This 3-part plank series from Jennifer Garner’s trainer fires up your abs from every angle

When you do even a simple, standard plank, you <i>know</i> a case of sore abs is in your near future. But when you decide to let Jennifer Garner‘s trainer …

Workouts

9 Running Tips for People Who Want to Become Runners

Ready to chase your weekend warrior dreams, but aren't sure where to start? Two running coaches help de-mystify the process.<p>Spring marks the time of year when every single person you follow on Instagram seems to be posting a perfectly-framed post-marathon photo, wearing a suspiciously perky smile …

Marathons

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Exercise

Want More Luck? Science Says Do These 3 Things Every Day

Luck isn't just chance but an alchemy of courage, focus and a willingness to experiment. Here's how to make it a strength.<p>What is it that enables entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Sergey Brin and Arianna Huffington to make their own luck?<p>Entrepreneurs who feel lucky report higher levels of motivation …

Stanford University

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

Swords of Ditto is classic Zelda by way of a Saturday morning cartoon

A bite-sized adventure full of randomness<p>You’ve been here before: an adventurer awakens in a strange place, only to realize that they — and only they! — are the one who can fulfill an ancient prophecy and save the land from evil. This is the premise for <i>The Swords of Ditto</i>, and it is in no way …

Middle School

Burn Some Serious Calories With This High Intensity, Total-Body Workout

If you're looking to lose weight once and for all, it's time you start strength training. For some, the idea of lifting weights can be intimidating, but you have nothing to worry about. Lifting weights can help you build lean muscle mass and can even improve your sleep. In addition to putting on …

Workouts

‘Stardew Valley’ Publisher Chucklefish Reveals New Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Eastward’

Video game developer and publisher Chucklefish is teaming up with Shanghai-based indie studio Pixpil on sci-fi adventure “Eastward,” it announced …

The 20 Best Glutes Exercises of All Time

We’re in the midst of a glutes renaissance. Thanks to Instagram, the increased focus on functional fitness, and/or Jennifer Lopez, men and women are …

Get Fit for Summer With This Physio Ball Workout From Celeb Trainer Anna Kaiser

The physio ball is one of my favorite pieces of gym equipment. It decreases the base of support and adds a stability challenge, which increases your …

Workouts

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

How to Use the Elliptical for Fat Loss

The elliptical might just be the most used — and misused — piece of equipment at your gym. While the amount of calories you burn in any given …

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Ready to Achieve Your Dreams? It Comes Down to Making 1 Simple Change

Too many people think dreaming big is the way to success. It's not, unless you have a process to back it up.<p>At some point in your life, you've probably heard the following advice:<p>When it comes to setting goals, dream big and shoot for the stars--because, you know, why not? I mean, if others can do …

5 incredible places you have probably never heard of, according to a woman who traveled 100 countries

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted territory is becoming increasingly rare in this Instagram-saturated world. However, if you really want to feel like one of the first few tourists to …

National Parks

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

How to Make Good Decisions By Using 3 Simple, Powerful Questions

Tough decisions will come a lot, especially if you are striving for innovation. Jeff Bezos, Marie Forleo and I keep our cool by asking these 3 queries<p>There are challenging crossroads in any career path of significance, from leaving a dead-end job to pivoting a product to pursing a risky idea. I've …

How to achieve your goals by creating an enemy

DJ Khaled, the one-man internet meme, is known for warning his tens of millions of social media followers about a group of villains he calls …

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Be More Creative

When we think of documentaries, we often think of the films that investigate harsh truths about our world. The Oscar tends to go to a documentary …

21 Time Management Hacks Successful People Do Daily

Learn these secrets to managing your time effectively.<p>Content Provider<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>No matter what your industry, passion or trade is, your success largely will be determined by how well you stay on top of your to-do list. Time management always has been an …

Time Management