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The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

13 podcasts that will help make you a better human

The humble podcast has finally come into its own. Apple first added the format to its iTunes suite back in 2005 – but it probably wasn't until 2014, when Serial’s explosive first season captivated an audience of 40 million listeners, that the medium's potential became clear. Since then, the podcast …

Comedy

The 10 best makeup and skincare products for darker skins

From concealers, foundations and facial masks to eyeliners and soaps, here are our favourites from 2016<p><b>Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, £35</b><p>This foundation does “glow” in a way that no other foundations have before. Using pearlised pigments, it creates a satiny sheen to the skin …

Exactly How to Use Running to Help You Lose Weight

We’ve got a 10-week plan that'll help you shed serious pounds.<p>If you want to run your way to a fitter body, hitting the pavement or treadmill a few times a week isn't going to cut it. You need a plan with lots of variety to keep you consistent and cut your chances of hitting a plateau, says trainer …

Derren Brown's New Book 'Happy' Slams Self-Help Industry: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’

Illusionist is happy, but he's not happy with self-help books.<p>Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

The Only 7 Gym Machines Worth Using

Despite the fact that kettlebells and bodyweight workouts might win the gym popularity contest right now, fitness pros agree: Not only are exercise machines totally fine to use, they might be especially helpful if you're new to working out.<p>"It's true that if you're using free weights you have to …

10 Disturbing Historical Medical Experiments

Unfettered medical experiments are the stuff of nightmares as often seen in hack-and-slash horror movies. Little is known, however, about how much …

List-Worthy

Follow Your Heart, Not Your Fear: How to Make the "Right" Choice

<b>“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.” ~Jim Camp</b><p>Twenty years ago, my wife and I decided to move from …

Mindfulness

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Gardening

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, Like, Yesterday: Hands behind ankles

<b>#1/70:</b><p>Sex positions not to miss<p>Tory Rust<p><b>#1/70:</b><p>Pin<p>In the wonderful world of sexual intercourse, there's getting down — and then there's <i>getting …

4 TED Talks To Become A True Leader

There’s no set formula for what makes an effective leader. Some people make it to the top and others don’t, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not all a game of wealth. The following TED Talks, given by thought leaders in their respective fields, explore various factors that contribute to the …

Leadership

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

Meditation

Eat Fat, Lose Weight: The Anti-Hunger Diet

<i>By Alex Orlov, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Eat less, move more. That’s the theme behind most diets these days. If we just consume fewer calories and put in …

Nutrition

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a …

Yoga For A Strong Core: The Only Move You'll Ever Need

This weekly core drill will get your abs and back muscles stronger in no time. Below, I'll provide a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option of …

Yoga

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Fasting for weight loss? Here’s why scientists say it works long-term

For the past 12 years, Dr. Steve Mount hasn’t eaten on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those days are earmarked for fasting.<p>In 2004, he read a …

5 Exercises To Acheive The Perfect Summer Body

It’s never too early to begin your pre-summer workout! The first thing anybody should do if they want the perfect summer body is pay key attention to …

Fitness

This Yoga Squat Sequence Will Work Your Entire Body

Get low.<p>Squats are great. They strengthen your muscles and your joints, and even though it may feel like your thighs are doing all the work, squats get your whole body going.<p>In yoga, the chair pose, or Utkatasana, requires you to lift your arms straight up while keeping your back vertical, all in …

For Serious Training, Hold the Carbs at Dinnertime

Strategically skipping bread, pasta and other carbohydrates at dinner might improve subsequent athletic performance, provided those low-carb meals are combined with the right types of workouts, according to a new sports nutrition study. Its findings undercut some entrenched ideas about how athletes …

Nutrition

These 14 Yoga Poses Can Help You Gain Lean And Firm Thighs

Yoga

7 Pilates Routines That Will Tone Your Bod Every Day of the Week

Having more control in your life is mostly a good thing. It helps you reach your goals, plan financially and feel your best. But we ALL know that control isn’t always possible (that’s an understatement!). That is, until you try pilates, a practice that’s all about concentration, precision and …

Exercise

27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

Healthy Eating

8 Gardening Apps Every Green Thumb Should Know

They'll make your time in the garden so much easier.<p>Gardening is supposed to be a time to unplug from the tech-heavy world we live in. And while that may be true to an extent, putting your phone to work for you and your garden can actually make the experience less stressful and your greenery more …

The Surprising Secret Ingredient That Makes Chocolate Cakes Irresistible

This oil substitute is your shortcut to one decadent dessert.<p>A Kansas City chef believes he's found the key to what he calls "chocolate nirvana." Hint: It involves a condiment usually reserved for sandwiches.<p>In a recent column for the <i>Kansas City Star</i>, Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr., the second-generation …