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Whether it's hitting up SoulCycle or taking a run in the park, exercise is key to stress management, good sleep, happiness, productivity — and above all, health.

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Share your ⁠goals ⁠— but only with certain people, study says

A new study contradicts some popular wisdom that says sharing your goals is always a bad idea.

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  • A 2009 study and a 2010 TED talk have helped spread the idea that sharing your goals is a bad idea because it disincentives people.
  • The study found that people who shared their goals with people whom they considered to be of higher status were more likely to achieve their goals.
  • However, it's possible that caring too much about the opinions of higher-status people might make you too anxious to achieve your goals.
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A new study shows it's never too late to begin strength building

Exercise newbies in their seventies and eighties build muscle at the same rate as master athletes.

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  • Researchers at the University of Birmingham compared master athletes in their seventies and eighties with non-exercising seniors.
  • Regardless of previous conditioning levels, the seniors' ability to create new muscle is the same.
  • This inspiring news is an important reminder that fitness gains are possible at any age.
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How Pete Holmes creates comedic flow: Try micro-visualization

Setting a simple intention and coming prepared can help you — and those around you — win big.

  • Setting an intention doesn't have to be complicated, and it can make a great difference when you're hoping for a specific outcome.
  • When comedian Pete Holmes is preparing to record an episode of his podcast, "You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes," he takes 15 seconds to check in with himself. This way, he's primed with his own material and can help guests feel safe and comfortable to share theirs, as well.
  • Taking time to visualize your goal for whatever you've set out to do can help you, your colleagues, and your projects succeed.
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8 ways to achieve self-actualization

The term "self-actualization" is often bandied about on the web, but how does one go about becoming self-actualized really?

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  • Often, the term "self-actualization" is relegated to the realm of the theoretical.
  • However, Abraham Maslow, who incorporated the term in his famous hierarchy of needs, believed that there are 8 behaviors that can lead to self-actualization.
  • He stressed that everybody's version of self-actualization is different, but these 8 behaviors can encourage you to find your way to yours.
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