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7 Self-Discipline Techniques We called Alan 'lucky'. At school we thought of him as an incredibly 'gifted' guitarist and he's since gone on to travel the world making a very good living at what he loves to do. I became good friends with him and soon learned the truth.

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon! Drink Warm Water and Lemon 1. Boosts your immune system Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Mark's Daily Apple Welcome! If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: 6 Inspirational TED Talks on Improving Yourself Whether we’re looking back on this year or onto the next, we all want to become better versions of who we currently are. We want to be smarter, kinder, more successful, more caring, less stressed. We want to be better employees, parents, friends, people. But how do we do improve ourselves? Maybe it means finding our voice. Or taking risks.

Have You Ever Considered That You're Pooping Wrong? It turns out that Western civilization has been pooping wrong for generations. According to scientists at the Stanford University Pelvic Floor Clinic, we're meant to squat, not sit (which makes sense if you think about our ancestors' bathroom habits). Squatting relaxes your muscles in just the right way to create optimal inner plumbing movement and can potentially combat some pretty serious diseases like Colitis and Colon Cancer. Now you can poop right with Squatty Potty, a step stool that allows you to sit on the toilet with perfect squat posture. Despite being full of water-plopping sound effects, the ad is pretty convincing.

Experts Say This Mental Trick Can Improve Your Focus In a world where technology rules and a never-ending news cycle provide constant stimulation, it’s a rarity to spend even a few minutes a day not really doing anything. The side effects of speeding through your to-do list without a moment’s rest are all too common: trouble focusing, stress, anxiety, and a cluttered mind. Sound familiar? Do something physical during your breaks! — The Pomodoro Technique® In 2011, researchers at the Mayo Clinic were baffled why, when fed the same diet, some people in a weight loss study gained pounds while others didn’t. So they made their participants wear “magic underwear” that tracked every movement participants made, whether lying, walking, standing or sitting. What they found was that participants who didn’t gain weight were “unconsciously moving around” more than their sitting counterparts. They were finding ways to exercise, simply by getting up and going to the bathroom, taking the stairs, gabbing on the phone while standing and walking in their lunch hour. According to the New York Times, on average, “the subjects who gained weight sat two hours more per day than those who hadn’t.” A similar study reached an even more significant, and some might say frightening, conclusion: those who sit too much can shave years off their life.

Are You a Multipotentialite? What to Do When You Have Many Interests - Tiny Buddha “I think a singular identity isn’t very interesting, and I’m a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.” ~Catherine Opie Are you a person who gets inspiring ideas every day? Lentil Mushroom Spinach Christmas Roulade Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes This is a recipe (originally created for Xmas & Festive times) designed and created for the more ‘purist’ type of vegan palette – those that don’t like fake meat, for whatever reason. Delicious, moist, with a wonderful texture, aroma and flavour packed into one impressive dish, it makes the perfect Sunday Roast (and much loved by non-vegans too, see comments below) – here it is, with a hint of spice (omit if you wish). Enjoy the exotic flavours, and let me know how it goes for you, as and when, folks ! I suggest serving with my “Exotic Xmas Veggies & Trimmings” ( and “Golden Cheddar’d Potatoes” (

Use This Trick to Figure Out if You Smell Sometimes, you kind of have to wonder how people with chronic B.O. get to that point. After all, you reason, if you smelled, you’d do something about it — you’d take more showers, or switch to a more hard-core deodorant, or to whatever you needed to do to avoid being That Person. But the problem with this line of thinking, as Patrick Allan recently explained in Lifehacker, is that outside of extreme olfactory circumstances — like, I don’t know, spending the day shoveling manure — most people can’t actually smell themselves. “The receptors in your nose that would normally respond to your own particular brand of smells practically shut down after being bombarded with the same scents for so long,” Allan wrote. “Basically, your nose goes numb to your own stank so you don’t go mad.” It’s the same reason why you can’t smell your own home: Your sense of smell is quick to adapt and slow to reset.

The Science of Running: An Interview with Takehiro Tagawa, Institute of Sport Science At the heart of MY ASICS is a suite of adaptive training programs developed at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science, designed to take novice and professional runners alike to new heights. Takehiro Tagawa of the Institute of Sport Science was responsible for developing the underlying science. In this post, he talks about a few non-obvious factors that underlie successful training programs. Anaerobic Threshold: Calculating Optimal Speed Anaerobic Threshold (AT), is an index that can be used as a measure for training intensity. Tagawa-san explains: “The effectiveness of training depends on three basic elements: length of training time, frequency and intensity.

35 Body Language Secrets That Will Help You Get Ahead at Work You’ve probably heard by now that body language can give you a leg up in the workplace. It can determine the way your interactions with others go. It can make you shine in presentations and interviews. It can help you exude confidence and get the promotion you’re asking for. 15 Fat Burning Foods How much time have you spent looking for that miracle food to help you lose weight? Does it have to be colourful, exotic or fancy looking? Well there are a lot of foods you can eat with your meals that are fantastic in terms of detox and boosting the metabolism. Here is a list of 15 of them;

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