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5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Cut Out Added Sugar

Why You Should Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day

Even if you're not an early riser, changing your routine could improve your productivity.<p>I used to wake up before dawn. My roommate and I would stumble down the streets of NYC at 5 in the morning and talk about anything and everything our brains could handle. (As for why we decided to wake up at …

Time Management

The Ricoh GRII: The Best Camera 2017

As of 2017, I think the best camera for photography is the <b>Ricoh GR II</b>.<p>First of all; this is just my opinion. Now that we have that out of the way, …

How Slavery Changed the DNA of African Americans

Our genetic make-up is the result of history. Historical events that influenced the patterns of migration and mating among our ancestors are …

Black History

5 Small Financial Mistakes that Can Lead to a Major Cash Crisis

Save yourself thousands of dollars and thousands of hours by avoiding the money mistakes I made.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Making a few mini money mistakes here and there isn’t uncommon for budding entrepreneurs. I made a habit of this during my first few years of …

Personal Finance

8 Things the Successful Elite Do Quietly

Humility is often rewarded with loyalty while boastfulness more often generates resentment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential to be as successful as we dream of being, so what separates those who actually live out their potential from those who …

Self-improvement

14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

If your presence doesn't make an impact, then your absence won't make a difference.<p>Are you having trouble with people not taking you seriously? There are lots of irrational reasons people may have for being dismissive--your age (too young or too old), race, sex, voice, height. It may even be that …

Americans are eating way more fat. But it’s not butter.

A USDA report reveals a lot about how the American diet is shifting.<p>A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years by looking at how many fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, dairy, added fats and oils, and …

Nutrition

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

These Buddhist principles can help you stop ruining your diet at work—and chill out, too

Two thousand and five hundred years ago, Buddha suggested some basic guidelines for eating to his monks. He recommended that they limit their eating to certain hours rather than grazing throughout the day. When they did eat, he said, they should give their food the attention it deserved.<p>Today, as …

Nutrition

How to handle heartbreak, Buddhist style

<i>What’s the high-vibe way to deal with your lowest moments? Lodro Rinzler, the co-founder of MNDFL meditation studio in New York City, tackles that</i> …

Meditation

9 popular exercises you're likely doing wrong

From stretches to squats, here's how to nail your next workout.<p>The decision to exercise is always a smart one. Research confirms that anytime you …

The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

You are what you eat. But everybody’s different, and everybody should eat differently. Technology can help.<p>“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”<p>Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, …

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

Photo: Pond5<p>The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense — which …

8 Signs You’re Way Too Stressed (and How to Deal)

[caption id="attachment_58931" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Twenty20</i>[/caption]Unless you surround yourself with Tibetan monks, you’d be …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

These are the 10 best everyday exercises for burning calories

What's the best way to burn the most calories?<p>There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, finding something you enjoy, and figuring out what will have enough impact to make a difference to your health.<p>If you're crunched for time, one of the ways to …

Mayo Clinic

Want to Maximize Your Brain Power? Follow This 8-Step Method

Eight steps to slow down, think hard, and get the most from your mind.<p>How much are you getting out of your brain?<p>We live in a world of distraction, but science says we do our best work when we're focusing on one thing at a time. And although the idea that we only use 10% of our brains has been …

The 12 Invaluable Lessons Learned Enduring Hardship and Stress

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no way to quite describe how debilitating it feels carrying a crushing load of stress and uncertainty. When we’re panicking it is nearly impossible to find workable or well considered solutions to our problems.<p>Feelings of stress …

Motivation

7 unforgettable leadership lessons from the ancient Roman conqueror Julius Caesar

After eliminating his rivals in a civil war, general and politician Gaius Julius Caesar began serving as dictator of Rome in 49 BCE.<p>He established a number of political reforms before getting stabbed to death on the Ides of March in 44 BCE.<p>This sparked yet another civil war that doomed the Roman …

World History

6 Smart Ways Trainers Switch Up Their Exercise Routine When They Want to Lose Weight

Seriously, your fat cells should be scared.<p>When exercise is a part of your weight-loss plan, you've got to have a strategy.<p>To ensure that each sweat session is actually boosting your results, "You have to adjust your workout to fit your goal," says Baltimore-based strength coach and trainer Erica …

The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're …

Everything that can go wrong with your health if you don’t get enough sleep

Three is almost never the magic number when it comes to sleep, despite what some presidential candidates, politicians and history’s so-called short …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 50-30-20 Rule Could Finally Fix Your Budget

So many things can distract you from achieving your goals — especially goals centered around saving money. Conflicting objectives like traveling more …

How to Tell If You’re a Jerk - Issue 40: Learning

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, <i>am I a jerk?</i>It seems like a reasonable question. There are, …

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

How To Use Mindful Breathing To Reduce Stress

<b>How to Use Mindful Breathing to Reduce Stress</b><p>By Aaron Baker & Fit Mom Diet<p>Living with the stress and anxiety of a spinal cord injury is not relatable for most, however I found many techniques for managing stress that are. One such technique is Mindful Breathing, a simple yet effective way to …

Mindfulness