6-Step Morning Routine for Less Stress and More Productivity

A good morning routine can completely overhaul your life. But waking up is hard, and you don’t want to do something complicated. Very few people have the time or energy early in the morning for a hour-long workout and reading book chapters, as some recommend.

Instead, consider this easy, effective morning routine. Read more

Why Are My Hands Always Cold? A Guide To Warming Up Cold Hands

“Cold hands, warm heart!” as they say. But even if it indicates a kind and loving personality, that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with constantly-frigid fingers and hands.

Having cold hands in cold weather is expected. However, even when indoors and otherwise warm, having cold hands is a common complaint coming from people of all walks of life.

But why do people get cold hands? Is this something to worry about? Or is it just a minor annoyance to be placated by cute idioms like “cold hands, warm heart!”? Read more

Spire Makes Great Horsemen (and Women)

There’s a training center in Vienna, Austria, where the famous Lipizzaner stallions are trained. Students (the human ones) who join the academy must complete four years of groundwork training before they ever mount a horse.

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How to Balance Work and Health

From Monday through Friday, 9-to-6, I’m a web developer, hunched over a laptop, coding away, shipping features, and fixing bugs. In the evenings, I teach yoga, guiding students through power vinyasa flows, linking breath to movement.

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‘Tis the season to Flex your Gratitude Muscle

Being grateful creates positive outcomes, and science has my back on this one!

Countless studies show that people who consistently make an effort to be more grateful are happier, more optimistic, feel more socially connected and even sleep better than those who don’t. And if that’s not enough to have you jumping on the gratitude train, happier people perform better at work, make more money and basically run the world.

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How to Be Friends with Your Stress

No matter who you are, you probably aren’t asking for more stress in your life or declaring things like, “I’ll take another round of stress please!” or “Oh good, stress, I was feeling way too relaxed!” If you’ve got more stress than you’d like, you’re probably looking for ways to avoid it or make it go away. Like the monster under the child’s bed lurking, if you don’t make a wrong move it should just mind it’s own business right?

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