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10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Adults

1. Eat a variety of foods

The medical community is starting to recognize the value of eating a wide variety of different foods. Even though your diet might be healthy, you can take it to the next level by switching it up a little every once in a while and eating new foods that you’ve never tried before.

2. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates

Although carbs get a lot of hate these days, the truth is that at least half of your diet should made up of things like pasta, potatoes, and bread. These types of foods are quite important because they contain the fiber our bodies need to function.

3. Replace saturated with unsaturated fat

We’re also starting to adjust our opinion of fats. Not all fats are bad – in fact some are crucial for healthy bodily function. The key distinction to make is whether you’re eating unsaturated fat or saturated fat. Unsaturated fats are very healthy, and you should aim to focus on foods that contain them.

4. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables

It’s one of the most common pieces of advice you’ll receive as you try to eat a healthier diet, and it’s completely true. More vegetables and fruit can help you get all the vitamins, minerals, and fibers that you need. Focus on trying different types of vegetables and fruits instead of sticking to just a few types.

5. Reduce salt and sugar intake

The medical community is starting to recognize the fact that high levels of salt pose significant health risks. Reducing your salt intake is a smart way to pursue a healthier lifestyle, as it can reduce high blood pressure and help you avoid cardiovascular disease.

6. Eat regularly, control the portion size

Sticking to a regular schedule in terms of your meals can be an amazing way to make your diet even healthier. Try not to skip meals, and avoid snacking in between meals. If you stick to a meal schedule, your body will find it easier to metabolize food and nutrients at a sustainable rate.

7. Drink plenty of fluids

You’d be amazed at the effects of drinking more water. It might not sound like a big deal, but water can improve the quality of your skin, the functioning of your organs, and even your mental health. Think about it – your body is about 90% water anyway, so it makes sense.

8. Maintain a healthy body weight

While the right weight depends entirely on the person, aiming for a healthy weight for your age, height, and gender is always a smart move. Setting healthy weight goals for yourself can help you avoid obesity and serious health problems related to being overweight (or underweight).

9. Get on the move, make it a habit!

Without exercise, your quest for a healthier lifestyle won’t get very far. Just 20 minutes of exercise can day can provide incredible results, and you’ll enjoy higher energy levels and a better mood. If you don’t have much time, you can do things like take the stairs instead of the elevator or go for walks.

10. Start now! And keep changing gradually.

At a certain point, you need to stop planning your healthy lifestyle and take action. There’s nothing wrong with starting small. Becoming a fitness expert overnight is simply unfeasible, but you can start counting your calories and tracking the changes you need to make – starting today.

 

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11 Simple Diet and Fitness Tips

Combat cocktail hour

Cocktails can be a surprisingly significant source of carbs and sugars. One way to limit the negative effects of cocktail hour is to interspace your drinks with lots of H20. Although this might not seem too interesting, you can keep it fresh with sparkling water or add some lemon!

Eat this, run that

Whenever you’re planning to do a massive workout (like a 5K run), it’s very important that you choose your meal carefully beforehand. The right meal can fuel your workout and make it more effective. A high-carbohydrate breakfast is a great option. Coffee actually helps too.

Turn your cheat day around

Treating yourself is a valuable part of pursuing a healthy diet. You don’t need to beat yourself up about having a sweet dessert every once in a while. A single day of indulging your sweet tooth won’t actually have much of an effect on weight gain anyway – as long as you’re disciplined for those other days.

Run with this

There are a number of gadgets and items you can use to make running more interesting and more effective. An iPod can help you keep going without quitting early, and a pair of sunglasses can block out harmful glare – thereby making your runs safer. You might want to bring your cell phone as well.

Be a weekend warrior

If you’re planning a weekend full of fun and temptations, consider making your workouts for that week more intense. If you work out for 15 minutes longer during your week, you can enjoy your weekends to the fullest knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to make up for it.

Fun up your food

If you don’t make an effort to spice up your diet, it’s easy to fall back on old habits out of boredom. You can make fruits and veggies incredibly tasty with spices, herbs, and healthy sauces. Adding lemon juice to your meal can have incredible results, and it’s a healthy ingredient as well.

Up your exercise

Boosting your workout regime is always a good plan, and it keeps you pushing for higher and higher goals. But when do you know when to increase the number of miles you run each day, for instance? A good rule of thumb is to make it 10% more difficult each week.

Have a fruity ice cream sundae

You can make an ice cream sundae incredibly healthy be simply adding heaps of fruit to it. You can still get regular ice cream, but cut out the chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and every other ingredient. Just go with fruit, and the sundae will be much healthier.

Swap out your shoes

You’d be surprised at how much of an effect a good pair of shoes can have. If you’re planning on going running to boost your healthy lifestyle, a good pair of running shoes is incredibly important. Go the extra miles and splurge on a pair that actually feels comfortable. You won’t regret it.

Snag the right support

Another piece of equipment you should invest in is a good sports bra. Not all sports bras are created equal, and you need a good one to absorb impacts from running on pavement. The best sports bras are able to expand around the chest with your breathing, while still being form-fitting.

Relieve those side stitches

Runners often deal with an issue called the “side stitch,” which happens when you run for long distances and your side cramps up. One way to deal with this is to place your fist firmly beneath your rib cage while taking breaths. After taking ten steps, the pain should go away.

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Best Movies From A24 Films *done

1. ‘Moonlight’
Director: Barry Jenkins
Release Date: October 21, 2016

This movie strives to tell a story that is often left untold – the experiences of a young black man who grows up in a challenging environment where the chips are stacked against him. It’s a thoroughly touching movie that blends themes of sexuality, love, and abuse in an amazing artistic message.

2. ‘First Reformed’
Director: Paul Schrader
Release Date: May 18, 2018

With strong themes of faith and morality providing the foundation for this incredible cinematic experience, it’s no wonder that ‘First Reformed’ helped Paul Schrader earn his very first academy award nomination. Ethan Hawke and a star-studded join him for an unforgettable film that should be on everyone’s watch list.

3. ‘Hereditary’
Director: Ari Aster
Release Date: June 8, 2018

Grim, sorrow-filled movies certainly aren’t for everyone, but every once in a while you need a movie like ‘Hereditary’ to shake you up a little inside. This movie film explores death and psychological trauma with both themes revolving around family. Incredible acting performances make this film one to remember.

4. ‘Uncut Gems’
Director(s): Josh and Benny Safdie
Release date: December 25, 2019

Adam Sandler isn’t known for reaching outside his comfort zone of slapstick humor, but when he does it often results in spectacular performances. ‘Uncut Gems’ is a fine example of this, and the legendary comedian plays the role of a diamond jeweler. LaKeith Stanfield and Julia Fox join him to bolster this impressive cinematic accomplishment.

5. ‘Ex Machina’
Director: Alex Garland
Release Date: April 10, 2015

Alex Garland brought us this movie way back in 2015, but even today the movie seems way ahead of its time. The best science fiction movies are those that make you question where humanity is heading, and ‘Ex Machina’ is certainly a fine example of that. If you’re interested in artificial intelligence, you need to see this film.

 

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10 Most Beautiful Travel Destinations In Russia

Dargavs, the City of the Dead

If you’re a fan of horror movies, you’ll love Dargavs. The city of the dead lives up to its name with a history of violence, death, and slaughter. Filled with incredible tombs that take on a haunting pyramid shape, this city is sure to give you the chills while providing you with an interesting history lesson in the process.

St. Petersburg

If you’re headed to Russia, you need to visit St. Petersberg. Its reputation as the most beautiful city in Russia is well-deserved, with breathtaking cathedrals, museums, theaters, and much more. It’s also a great destination for anyone who appreciates the fine arts, such as ballet and opera.

Altai Mountains

If you want to walk on the wild side of Russia, check out the Altai Mountains. These Siberian ridges are filled with wonderful wildlife scattered across picturesque natural landscapes. These mountains combine taiga biomes, meadows, lakes, waterfalls, and even desert steppes. These mountains are ideal if looking for some excellent photos.

Lake Baikal

As the biggest lake on Earth, Lake Baikal certainly earns its claim to fame. There are so many things to do here, from dog sledding to fishing and even thermal saunas. This tourist-friendly location is filled with all kinds of delicious seafood offerings, and it’s an obvious place to visit at any time of the year.

Zapovednik ‘Stolby’ Nature Reserve

From mountain climbing to hiking and even volcano exploring, there are all kinds of adventures waiting for you at the Stolby Nature Reserve. Although the reserve is definitely pretty wild, civilization is always just a short car ride away. The best thing about this destination is that the nearby residents are doing everything they can to preserve the reserve’s natural beauty.

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Best Spots To Visit In South Korea

Seoul

As the capital of South Korea, Seoul is a no-brainer if you’re looking for places to visit. The city is technologically advanced and crowded, with breathtaking skyscrapers. That being said, there are also plenty of traditional temples, pagodas, and parks.

Boseong

If you love tea, you need to check out Boseong. This place is home to a number of green tea estates that feature picturesque tea gardens. Yulpo beach is also nearby, and there are other things to see besides tea in this location.

Jeonju

Jeonju is the place to go if you want to taste the best food South Korea has to offer. You can try things like Choco Pie, Hottoek, and delicious rice wine. This city is less crowded and a good option for those who want a quieter, more secluded destination.

Andong

If you’d like to experience some of the most amazing festivals in South Korea, head to Andong. One of the most famous festivals is the Mask Dance Festival, which features beautiful wooden masks on display. There’s lots of history to see here, and 600-year-old buildings are common.

Chuncheon

Chuncheon has developed a reputation for being a romantic getaway spot, and many people come here for their honeymoon. You’ll find plenty of amazing landscapes here, including mountain ranges, gardens, lakes, and more.

Additional Spots

If you’re still looking for interesting places to visit in South Korea, you might want to check out Jaraseom island. There’s also the Jade Garden Natural Arboretum, the Chuncheon Romantic market, the Gubongsan Mountain Observatory cafe Street, and much more.

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10 Celebs Who Went Broke!

RAPPER BEANIE SIGEL’S TAX DEBT

Remember the rapper Beanie Sigel? Well, he’s currently locked away for one of the most boring crimes imaginable – tax evasion. A well-known associate of rapping legend Jay-Z, Sigel is serving two years in federal prison. Although earned millions of dollars in a five year span, he only paid a measly $10,000 dollars in taxes.

VINCE YOUNG LOST CONTROL (OF HIS MONEY!)

Football player Vince Young had it all – an enviable pro career and a bank account with millions of dollars. Somehow, he lost most of this through a range of unwise financial decisions, such as spending thousands of dollars a week on cheesecake, T.G.I. Fridays, and shots.

UNHAPPY DAYS FOR ERIN MORAN

You may remember Erin Moran from the show “Happy Days,” and even though you might expect this famed actor to be living large, such is not the case. After a lifestyle of partying and irresponsible spending, it has been reported that the star may now be homeless or living in hotels.

JOSE CONSECO STRIKES OUT

The Oakland A’s star player, Jose Conseco, was once famous for his athletic accomplishments. Nowadays, it seems like he’s better known for reckless spending, divorces, and steroid scandals. It is estimated that his divorces cost him the most, as both cost millions of dollars in legal payments.

BURT REYNOLDS HOPES TO AVOID FORCLOSURE

You may remember Burt Reynolds from “Deliverance” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” Today, the star actor has been going through some financial issues. Unfortunately, he’s now selling his million-dollar home in Florida.  The assumption is that this is in order to pay off debt.

RANDY QUAID’S NUMEROUS ISSUES

Remember Cousin Eddie from the “National Lampoon’s” movies? This beloved character was played by Randy Quaid, and unfortunately the star is now dealing with financial issues. After being caught squatting after racking up credit card debt, Randy Quaid tried unsuccessfully to move to Canada.

LAURYN HILL FAILED TO PAY TAXES

Who can forget Lauryn Hill’s beautiful voice? The lead singer of the “Fugees” didn’t pay any taxes for three consecutive years, which got her into all kinds of legal trouble. She tried her best to pay off the fees, coming up with an impressive $900,000 towards the tax owed, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a three-month sentence.

EVANDER HOLYFIELD’S FINANCIAL DISTRESS

Evander Holyfield sold his impressive mansion after getting into some financial problems. After earning hundreds of millions of dollars during his career, he failed to reduce his spending after his earnings diminished. Today, the former heavyweight champ is sadly still in debt.

TERRELL OWENS MONEY WOES

Terrell Owens was quite a sensation in the NFL. However, the wide receiver couldn’t quite handle the responsibility of handling his millionaire income. He claims that financial advisors led him astray, and he now owes considerable sums in child support. We hope he can revitalize his career.

CHRIS TUCKER’S BACK TAXES

We all know and love Chris Tucker, but did you know that the actor has had some trouble with tax payments? When the IRS finally caught up with the actor, he owed millions of dollars to the taxman. The good news is that Chris Tucker is experiencing a comeback, as he’s getting back into standup comedy and acting once again.

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8 Ways You’re Eating McDonald’s Wrong

THE CHEAP BIG MAC

Want a cheaper Big Mac? All you need to do is order two McDoubles and combine them into one glorious sandwich. In fact, some would say that this is even better than a regular Big Mac, since you’re getting more meat and less bread. Score!

ORDER THE ROUND EGG

If you’re ordering an egg, here’s a simple way to make sure you’re not getting gooey liquid all over your meal. Ask for a “round egg.” As soon as the waitress delivers it to your table, you’ll see why this is some of the best advice ever.

MCCREPES

The McCrepe is one of the most famous items on McDonald’s “secret menu.” All you need to do is order a parfait (choose any flavor), and then order some hotcakes. Put the parfait in the middle of two hotcakes for a taste of pure bliss.

NUGGET 4 PACKS

Those who are serious about McNuggets know that there’s a science to this simple meal. There has been a lot of debate about the best number of nuggets at one time, but the truth is that you’re better off buying just four McNuggets at a time. It’s all about the sauce to nugget ratio.

THE STEAMED BUN IS MONEY

A lot of people don’t know that the Filet O’ Fish is actually served on a different bun compared to other burgers. It’s steamed, which makes it fluffier and tastier. Ask for this bun on your next burger, and you can make considerably more delicious.

THE SUGARY RUSH!

Mcdonals has been upgrading its breakfast game as of late, and the newest addition to the roster is something called a donut stick. You have to taste it to believe it, and you’ll receive a mad sugar rush in the process.

10:35 ON THE DIME

We all know that it can be frustrating to arrive at McDonald’s just minutes after they stop serving breakfast. Or maybe you arrive too early for lunch. Well, there’s a way to combine both these meal choices. Just arrive at precisely 10:35. You can even combine breakfast and lunch options in one order.

FRESH FRIES, ANYONE?

Fries are probably the most popular item for sale at McDonald’s, and we all know that they taste much better fresh. If you want fresh fries, just as for unsalted fries. It takes a little longer, but it’s worth it. If you still want salt afterward, you can manually put it on yourself.

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The CEOs That Only Make A Single Dollar

MARK ZUCKERBERG

Although Mark Zukerberg is certainly famous for co-founding Facebook, you might be surprised that the tech guru doesn’t actually get paid a wage through the company. He doesn’t earn performance bonuses instead. With that said, he still earned $2.3 billion after selling his stock options.

RICH KINDER

Rich Kinder was president and C.O.O. of the scandal-ridden Enron Corporation. Nowadays, he’s the CEO and co-founder of Kinder Morgan. Although this is certainly his company (and a successful one at that), Kinder doesn’t earn a wage or enjoy any stock options or bonuses. However, he has millions of shares in the company.

LARRY ELLISON

Larry Ellison has a net worth of $41 billion dollars. He only earns 1 dollar a year in his salary, but he has billions of dollars in shares for companies like the Oracle Corporation, and he’s not hurting for cash. In addition, the billionaire has pledged to give away billions to philanthropic causes.

VIKRAM PANDIT

This CEO of Citigroup also earns a $1 annual salary. Although he has now stepped down from his role as CEO, he has a net worth of $60 million dollars earned during his time at the head of the company. His low salary came as a result of the global recession, and it was his personal decision for appearance’s sake.

STEVE JOBS

Steve Jobs was one of the biggest names in the tech world, and still leaves a massive legacy behind. The man had a net worth of $7 billion at the time of his demise, but he had long since stopped taking more than $1 in annual salary. The majority of his wealth came from millions of shares in Apple, the company he co-founded.

HENRY SAMUELI

Mr. Samueli is famous for being the owner of the Anaheim Ducks. The man is a billionaire, and he chose to refuse a salary with the company Broadcom. This company was responsible for most of his wealth, and his hockey franchise is also worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

RICHARD FAIRBANK

As the CEO of the company Capital One, Richard Fairbank, this entrepreneur has famously refused a salary or any cash bonuses since 1997. His stock options are worth a few million dollars, and he also earns cash by serving on the board of directors of MasterCard International.

JERRY YANG AND TERRY SEMEL

Yahoo! might not be on the same level as Google, but its CEO and co-founder Jerry Yang is still a billionaire. Its chairman, Terry Semel, is also rolling in cash, although this businessman takes a 1$ dollar salary each year. Of course, his stock options have helped him earn tens of millions of dollars.

MEG WHITMAN

Meg Whitman comes from an incredibly wealthy family and is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard’s business schools. She has worked for DreamWorks, Proctor & Gamble, and Hasbro. When she became the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she chose to take a $1 salary and rely on stock options to earn cash instead.

LARRY PAGE & SERGEY BRIN

As co-founder of tech giant Google, you might be surprised to hear that Larry Page only made $2 in salary earnings in 2011 and 2012. Of course, Page, as well as fellow co-founder Sergey Brin, are both billionaires thanks to their seriously lucrative stock options.

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Best Ways To Tell If You’re A 90s Kid

YOU SWEAR BY THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR

If you can’t recite the theme song of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” you’re not a true 90s kid. You also probably know this show inside and out, including all the secret handshakes, dances, and other memorable moments.

YOU KNOW EVERY NICKELODEON SHOW BY HEART

The 90s were an excellent decade for cartoons. If you’re a fan of shows like Hey Arnold! or Recess, you grew up in this golden era of Saturday morning television. You might be familiar with shows like Dragon Ball Z or Biker Mice From Mars, too.

GOOSEBUMPS WAS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK SERIES

If you remember the fact that everyone thought Goosebumps books were the coolest thing since sliced bread during class, you’re probably from the 90s. The best things about these books were the fact that the covers were bumpy and shiny.

EVERYTHING GETS SETTLED BY ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

Whenever there was an argument or someone had to do a chore, there was only one way to decide it. That’s right: Rock, paper, scissors. You might even resort to this decision-making protocol to this day.

YOU LISTENED TO THE RADIO TO MAKE YOUR OWN TAPES

Making your own tapes was one of the most enjoyable things ever. You could do it easily by listening to the radio with your cassette-capable boom box. The best part about these cassettes was the fact that you could give them to your friends (or your crush!).

ALL THE COOL KIDS WORE RING POPS

Candy was way cool back in the 90s. And of course, one of the coolest candies ever was a ring pop. The commercials totally had us sold, and you could suck on these delicious treats for hours (and look cool in the process).

HAVING THE COOLEST SLAMMER WAS THE GREATEST THING EVER

Remember slammers? If that word brings back happy memories for you, then you were definitely at school during the 90s. The best part was the fact that you could play with other people and take their slammers when you won.

YOU KNOW THE MACARENA BY HEART

The macarena was one of the coolest dances ever invented, mostly because it was so easy to do. Still, the song had a catchy 90s beat, and you could do it with your friend for a laugh. You probably remember being embarrassed when your parents tried it too!

YOU’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST BOOMBOX

Owning a boombox was pretty much mandatory during the 90s. This object came to symbolize the decade, and you could play your music loud and proud by mounting it on your shoulder like a pro.

YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING SLIMED

Slime was an obsession for most 90s kids. Whether you were at Chuck E Cheese, Wonderland, or Six Flags, you were always dreaming about getting slimed. Did any of actually get to find out what that green goo tasted like?

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10 Colleges Your Parents Say ‘Don’t Attend’

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Many college students know that ASU has a reputation for being a “party school.” It’s so popular, in fact, that kids come to this college from all over the country to get in on the action.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

West Virginia University is also known nation-wide for being a party school. Part of what fuels the party atmosphere in this school is the excitement surrounding the athletics department.

OHIO UNIVERSITY

Most people don’t remember the days when Ohio University was considered a boring school. These days, the school is better known for its wild, alcohol-fueled parties. You’ll find a party going at any time of the day on campus!

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

For a school so small and obscure, earning such a reputation for partying is quite an accomplishment. Located in Indiana, this school is mostly comprised of Greek students, which could explain the party atmosphere.

COLORADO UNIVERSITY

The fact that pot is legal in Colorado definitely contributes to the wild reputation of Colorado University. Students smoke their ganja right out in the open, even having a campus “smoke out” that celebrates burning reefer.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH

Let’s switch gears for a second. The reason your parents don’t want to you attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh is simple: It’s overpriced for what it offers. There are very few student benefits, and the degrees aren’t exactly worth much.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Florida State University is famous for having the most beautiful student body. Jenn Sterger is just one of many beauties you’ll see walking around the campus. If you’re trying to focus on your education while attending this school, all we can say is… Good luck!

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

If you’re not a football player, there’s really no reason for you to attend the University of Alabama. Other than its focus on football, the school is lagging in the academics department and students are known for partying.

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Florida A&M University is filled with criminals – or at least that’s what the statistics seem to suggest. Of all colleges in America, Florida A&M has the highest crime rates, including theft and rape.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

DePaul University is infamous for having the highest rates of STD infections in the entire nation. The school strangely doesn’t offer free safe sex education, protection, or testing to its students.