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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Happiness

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

6 Reasons To Embrace Procrastination

Putting things off can actually make you more productive if you do it right. Maybe this is one “bad” habit you don’t have to get rid of.<p>Procrastination has gotten a bad rap.<p>Today’s business climate rewards speed. We strive to be the first, the quickest, and the one who gets the most done. …

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Atmel envisions cool curved car touchscreens for the future

Atmel is showing off its vision for the future of car touchscreen displays at the 2014 International CES. The the semiconductor company’s vision includes curved displays with no mechanical buttons.<p>The AvantCar concept feature XSense flexible touch sensor chips and are meant to highlight the next …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Why You Should Make Time to Wonder | Inc.com

You might want to start making time for things that blow your mind. Why? It might make you more productive. At least, so finds a study recently published in <i>Psychological Research</i><i>.</i><p>Over three different experiments, researchers Melanie Rudd, Kathleen Vohs, and Jennifer Aaker saw that awesome …

How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

As far as vintage finds go, they hardly get more fortuitous than <b>You Can Master Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a marvelous 1934 compendium of sort-of-philosophical, sort-of-self-helpy, at times charmingly dated, other times refreshingly timeless advice on cultivating “the power to think, to create, to …

Why (and How) You Should Master Awareness

<b>Awareness is a quality of being awake and present to the moment.</b><p>Once we can identify and understand what this quality is, we have the key to …

Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

9 Skills That Every Kid Should Learn

For the full original unedited article visit Leo Babauta’s blog, Zen Habits<p>Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s …

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …

Psychology

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life

On March 15, 1884, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) wrote in his diary:<p>I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people.<p>So he set out to compile “a wise thought for every …

Bill Nye: Future of U.S. economy at stake in Texas Board of Education evolution debate

The Science Guy weighs in on how teaching kids about evolution will impact the U.S. economy well into the future<p>Members of the Texas Board of Education who don't want evolution taught in the state's schools have to contend with there being a legend on the other side of the issue — none other than …

10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

9 Rules for a Simpler Day

Our days fill up so fast, and are so rushed and filled with distractions, that they seem to be bursting.<p>It’s a huge source of stress for most people, …

Deep Breathing For Optimum Health

As explained in my recent article, The Most Important Thing in Your Life, there is literally nothing whatsoever more crucial to your health, …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

A Cut Above the Retsy: The Opposite of Regretsy

First there was Etsy, the e-commerce site for handmade goods that launched in the mid-2000s. Then came Regretsy, the "Where DIY meets WTF" website …

PayPal Galactic isn’t grounded in reality, but it’s the ultimate fantasy of digital money purveyors

Maybe it’s a just because Elon Musk used to work there, but PayPal is kicking off a space payments program that’s half stunt, half serious.<p>The plan is to start putting in place the tools needed to deal with payments problems that might arise, say, five years from now when you take one of Musk’s …