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Here are 5 scientifically proven ways to shrink your waistline while catching some shut-eye.

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep isn’t an inactive state, unlike popular beliefs.

Our basal metabolic rate is still active while we catch some shut-eye. It means our bodies constantly burn calories to function properly. It takes the nighttime advantage to do some repair and restoration work.

However, our…


These habits rank them higher than the rest.

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Years of practice, a slew of failures, efforts, lessons, and milestones are some of the known ingredients of success.

But lives of successful people like Tim Cook, Michelle Obama, Ursula Burns, Jeff Immelt, Indra Nooyi, Dan Lee, Jack Dorsey, Kevin O’-Leary, and Richard Branson tell us a different story.

All…


Here’s how I deal with the vicious cycle of self-defeating thoughts.

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“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”~ Buddha

Overthinking is a black hole that hijacks your brain and hampers your daily activities.

My relationship with overthinking was like Winnie-the-Pooh and honey. Inseparable!

Whenever I wrote a blog post, I got caught up in overthinking, “What if…


I have used this model to write more than 350 blog posts in a year.

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B2B companies are mass producing content on the internet every day, and their aggressive marketing promotional strategies are fetching unprecedented traffic to their websites.

That’s why individual content creators like you and me must ensure we create the right content for the right audiences.

But, tons of challenges like creativity-block…


Ditching this activity could help you reach your goals faster

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How many times does the clock strike five, and you think, “where did my time go?”

Then a myriad of wild thoughts drowns you in guilt and possesses you:

I was supposed to finish my work by now.
I should have completed this task if I had focused better.
Why didn’t I…


Why should you always settle for water!

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Water is the best drink on this planet, hands down!

But when it comes to post-workout recovery, many other drinks outperform water. An ideal post-workout drink should:

  • Lubricate the bone joints
  • Bring down the heart rate
  • Lower the body temperature
  • Repair the damaged muscles
  • Prevent muscle cramps
  • Alleviate fatigue
  • Regulate…


Don’t underestimate the power of these little things.

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In December 1972, at the 139th annual meeting of the AAAS (American Association for the advancement of Science), meteorologist Edward Lorenz posed a question:

“Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?”

Well, that’s a metaphor!

A butterfly’s wings could never trigger a…


Procrastination is not always about laziness.

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Procrastination tips are the most chewed topic on the internet. But it’s also one of the hardest to swallow.

Why?

Most of us equate procrastination with being “lazy” or having poor time-management skills—nothing beyond that. …


Reducing calories might be the wrong approach, according to research.

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By the time you realize your weight to be a health hazard, your options look extreme — cutting calories, keto diet, intermittent fasting, zero fried foods, and whatnot.

You even consider weight-loss surgeries.

But, research reveals — “Although consuming more calories than burned is part of the initial problem, reducing…

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