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How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

These 17 Job Interview Behaviors Are a Huge Turnoff (and Will Negatively Affect Your Chances of Being Hired)

Statistics show that on average every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. This makes interviews more important than ever.<p>We all know the importance of the job interview for getting hired. You can have a stellar rsum, a great record of employment, and terrific references, but if you blow the …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

A Trainer Says to Ditch Crunches For These Ab Moves Instead

Of all the core exercise variations out there, crunches definitely dominate in terms of popularity. But are they <i>actually</i> effective for achieving abs, or have we all been wasting our time? Personal trainer Ridge Davis helped us settle the debate once and for all. Spoiler: there are better moves to …

Workouts

4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

The Posture Experts Are Wrong<p>Any time the subject of posture comes up, it creates the image of a bunch of wanna-be debutantes struggling to learn how …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

4 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To A Nutritionist

The healthier your diet is, the easier it will be for you to lose weight. While this is a no-brainer for most, it seems that many people aren’t aware …

This 25-Minute Cardio Workout Video Proves Strength Training Doesn't Have to Be Slow

This 25-minute total-body circuit will leave your lungs and muscles equally burned.<p>A common misconception with exercise—and lifting weights, …

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

The Outbound Journal

How To Get Toned Just From Your Diet

Exercise is important if you’re trying to be stronger, or you know, just maintain a healthy lifestyle. What you do at the gym is crucial for getting …

Start from 0! This low-impact workout is perfect for beginners

Want to start working out but have no idea where to start? This workout is for you!<p>If you want to start exercising, but have no idea where to begin, this is the workout for you. It's low-impact and suitable for beginners of all ages.<p>This three-circuit routine will target your entire body. Circuit …

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

3 Negative Thinking Patterns to Avoid — What to Do Instead

How you think about the events and people in your life can either help you reframe things in more positive ways that help you cope or take you down a …

Self-help

This 10-Minute Circuit Might Be the Hardest Cardio Workout You Ever Do

You can thank fitness all-star Felicia Romero for this plyo box burner.<p>What pops into your head when you hear the word "cardio"? Treadmills, bikes, …

A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It's called 'deliberate practice' and it's a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the time. Here are the five core elements that make it work.<p>In this article, I'm going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it "deliberate …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Mindfulness

How Not to Be Boring When Making Small Talk

When making small talk, it's not the topic that matters. It's how you discuss that topic.<p>People often say that when making small talk, you want to stick to neutral and non-controversial topics. In my view, that is probably the worst advice you could ever give.<p>When making small talk, it's not the …

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

4 of the Best Plant-Based Proteins Even Non-Vegetarians Should Eat

You might as well compare protein to the importance of water. It’s just an everyday essential our bodies <i>need</i> to survive and thrive. You have to …

These Are the 100 Best Bodyweight Moves, All in 1 Place!

Muscles, are you ready? Because this burn is about to get intense! Using your body as the machine, these 100 moves sculpt and tone your arms, upper back, abs, legs, and booty — we've got your entire body covered! Many of these moves also burn calories as they build muscle, so high five for the …

Workouts

The 10 most nutritious foods in the world, and how to incorporate them into your diet

Hitting that sweet spot with your healthy diet can be hard. In 2015, PLoS ONE published a study that came up with an unconventional way to rank foods according to their "nutritional fitness." They grouped foods together in combinations that meet our daily nutrient requirements with the smallest …

Nutrition

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Part 2

How to Defeat Self-Criticism<p>This post is in response to <b>Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?</b> by Robert L. Leahy<p>In my previous article, Are You Your Own Worst …

Self-help

How do I lose weight in my stomach?

There’s no way to directly target your fat cells — including those in your midsection. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about them.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick and choose exactly where you wanted to tone, tighten or trim down? Sounds nice, right?<p>Unfortunately, there’s no way …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help