Take a deep breath and calm down isn’t just good advice for wound-up kids. Conscious breathing — whether it’s done simply or by following the breathing techniques of pranayama — can bring a feeling of ease to anyone who is having a stressful day.
I talk about my significant other in a lot of the articles that I write. He’s sometimes embarrassing, boisterous, and goofy—but most of all, he’s my sole entrepreneurial support network at home. For the last three years, Mars and I have managed to live and work from home together. We navigate our 700 square-feet of shared space in Austin, Texas with minimal fighting, even without a microwave, dishwasher, and, until three months ago, a TV.
I won’t claim that either of us are experts.
It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday morning, and these students are ready to go.
It’s graduation day at Eastside Memorial High School in Austin, Texas.
Before the class of 2017 walks the stage, each takes a moment for the most important meal of the day: breakfast.
It’s spread out on a table outside the school auditorium: taquitos bursting with eggs, bacon and, cheese, Breakfast on a Bun sandwiches stacked high with sausage and egg, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits dripping with sauce and more.
We all want chiseled arms, strong legs, and glutes that pop — but what about your lower back muscles? Ripped abs are great for showing off, but the humble erector spinae, quadratus lumborum, and psoas major form an often forgotten group that is every bit as essential to a strong core.
Imagine you’re hiring a writer for your business. You have to decide whether to interview this writer based on a brief written introduction.
My ability to design and live the life I want is what inspired me to start writing about it. Intentional lifestyle can include fitness, health, entrepreneurship, finance, travel, and so much more. I use my Millennial voice to share with others how they can design their lives, too, and what I’ve learned over the years is that the reason why I do what I do matters. My clients hire me because I can sell the “why” and not the “what.”
Are you in the market for some new talent? Is your company struggling to keep up with recruiting, hiring, and training? Good news! There’s a pool of candidates out there that are already trained, understand professional etiquette, and are eager to share their expertise and wisdom.
Extra bonus: they know how to expertly manage those troublesome Millennials. That’s great news, right?
Chances are, you’ve already reviewed their resumes or conducted first-round interviews. And you’ve already passed them over. You have a bias.
From Google searches to message board posts, no other part of the body draws as much inquiry as the muscles comprising the core. Lean, defined abdominals and obliques have not only become the emblem of fitness, they provide logistical support for nearly all other parts of the body. It’s no wonder everyone wants to know what are the best core exercises so they can strengthen their core.
Every service person practically throws on their mental emergency brake when he asks, “How’s your day going?” I can hear it, every single time.
People, humans I mean, are so happy to be asked that simple question. The service we receive after he asks that question is undeniably better. I, selfishly, first noticed because we might receive a free drink, an upgrade on our popcorn, or more efficiently-packed groceries. I started to like this upgraded service.
Let’s start off by saying that this list could go on and on. There are so many scholarship opportunities out there that it would be unwise to enter college without applying for some kind of financial aid.
Spending the time to apply for a large number of scholarships is hard, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. Plus, the more scholarships you apply to, the faster you’ll get and the more tricks you’ll learn, such as repurposing essay answers from application to another.
For most students, the cost of college can be daunting. Students have to choose between in-state schools, public universities, religious colleges, and private colleges, all while weighing their options against their budget.
Most students start with the misunderstanding that all private colleges are unaffordable. This is unfortunate because some of the best higher education in this country is administered in private colleges. If you’re looking for a private college that’s affordable, look no further—we’ve created a collection of colleges and tips to help you seek out affordable options.
Let’s start with a little scenario. Imagine it’s a Saturday afternoon. It’s bright and sunny and the perfect temperature outside.
Now, where would you rather be, on the phone with your cable company or at Disney World? I’m going to guess that you’ve chosen Disney.
One is clearly more fun than the other, but what I want to highlight is the difference in how these two types of companies treat their customers.
We know it’s important to be active and to go to the gym but a new study from The Women’s Health Initiative found that may not be enough. With a link between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, it’s evident that going to the gym an hour a day doesn’t prevent the diseases caused by sitting all day. In fact, sitting more than eleven hours a day increases your risk of premature death by 12 percent. Don’t forget, those eleven hours include sitting at work, lounging on the couch watching Netflix, and sleeping. The hours add up quickly.
The most important first step in finding your first yoga class is to find a class that will fit your style. Even if you’re generally fit, yoga is a different way of moving your body and connecting your mind with the physical body. No matter what your prior experience or level of fitness, be sure to look up local yoga studios online and try to learn a little about the classes and styles of yoga that they offer. If you’re nervous, look for a beginner class to get started. These classes tend to move slowly, start with the basics and the instructors typically spend much more time.
Last December, U.S. astronaut Don Pettit launched from Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz space capsule and arrived at the International Space Station, where he spent the next 191 days. While there, Pettit orbited the Earth 3,088 times and witnessed the arrival of the SpaceX Dragon, the first commercial craft to dock at the ISS. He also experienced significant physiological changes. Extended periods in low gravity lead to bone density loss and heart shrinkage.