This is about spelling a common name uniquely rather than making up a name. Names for your baby should be creatively spelled. This doesn’t mean you have to go overboard, such as Kerrowlinn or Aleczanndur. But “Areeanna” sure beats the same ol “Ariana.”
People often post very annoying phrases in forum and discussion boards. These include YouTube, Instagram and comments to articles. There are 10 particularly annoying phrases. Are you guilty of any of these really annoying phrases?
You’d have to have egg salad for brains to believe that Tess Holliday would be where she is today if she had an average Jane face. Same with Ashley Graham. It’s no coincidence that these two so-called pioneers in the world of plus-size modeling have gorgeous faces with classic features of...
If you’re guilty of committing even one of these stupid things, it’s time to seriously review your driving skills. If you’ve never been in an accident, you can thank your guardian angel or just plain luck.
We all know that many drivers fail to use a turn signal, but what about the doofuses who leave their blinkers ON, faking out motorists? How do you not know your turn signal is on long after you’ve made your lane change?
Limiting weight workouts to one hour sounds more like something magical than something that’s backed by science – as there are multiple variables that can make a strength training session exceed 60 minutes.
Why is it that sometimes Flax4Life’s chocolate mini muffins are so stale you could give someone a concussion by throwing one at his head? Often they are dry, crumbly and hard. Occasionally they are very fresh, moist and delightfully sticky.
There’s no need to settle for excess belly fat and try to trick yourself into believing that stomach rolls are becoming. It’s normal to feel ill at ease in a bikini if you have a plump puffy middle. But don’t despair: Burst training is your ticket out of Belly Fat Land.
Why do so many TV docudramas and reality shows waste air time with “Coming up” previews for the next segment? As if viewers can’t wait several minutes to see what the next segment will involve? “Coming up” is an insult to viewers’ intelligence, no matter how dim a viewer might be.
There is one single best way to get your dog to immediately come when called. This ingenious trick has worked for me every single time! It's so simple to teach your dog, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before.
Whoever believes that if you “do what you love and the money will follow” is off his rocker. The money will NOT follow if you do what you love. It’s time to bury this false claim six feet under. Here’s why…
Gone are the days when the comment section was way more interesting than the article itself! Comment sections should be brought back and here’s 5 reasons why. We shouldn’t pander to overly sensitive, easily offended people.
When people work out they usually think about burning fat and/or toning or building muscle. Few think about bone health, let alone bone power. But is it ever too late to build bone power?
Every so often a man ignores a gym’s rules and conducts his workout wearing flip-flops. Are you one of them? Have you looked at your toes and toenails lately? Eeeuuww! Here’s five reasons men should never work out in flip-flops.
Nearly every sitcom spanning decades uses these ridiculous gimmicks which insult viewers’ intelligence and are so tired and old. How is it that year after year script writers continue to think that these gimmicks are original and never used a thousand times before?
It’s a phenomenon that just keeps on going: women and teen girls accepting offers of a ride from a man they’ve never seen before. Are these women fearless or is it that they don’t know how to say “No”?
Why is it that people who’re told, “It’s not your time,” during NDEs usually have a medical condition that can be solved with CPR? Before CPR was discovered, were people who were in the same NDE boat told it WAS their time?
If God has a plan for everyone, and everything has a purpose…does this include the razor nick you got this morning on your face? Does it include the annoying hang-nail or the overcooked pasta?
There is too much probesity going on these days – the opposite of the pro-ana (pro-anorexia nervosa) movement. Probesity is the normalization of significant overweight. There’s a big difference between pushing the idea of self-confidence no matter what your size and that of preaching probesity.
Why would a perfect God create moths, mosquitos and parasitic worms, not to mention an ecosystem in which nearly all zebras and gazelles die by strangulation from big cats? The fact that the “design” is chock-full of errors supports the theory of evolution. I’m not an atheist. I just happen...
There are four Instagram phrases that are well-past their expiration date and tremendously annoying. Would you ever be caught dead posting any of these tiresome phrases on Instagram?
Do you ever have a dream in which you park your car, turn it off, but then it starts rolling backwards? Or perhaps you’ve exited the car and it’s not moving, but after watching it for a few moments, it begins rolling backwards?
When brain damage affects cognition, this contradicts the idea of astral projection or out-of-body experiences. Now think about this. Look at the image at the top of this article. The cognitive state of the person whose brain is on the right must have been quite compromised before he died.
Hasn’t anyone ever considered the idea that the No. 1 way to have a very long-lasting marriage is to simply stay alive? A very long union isn’t just about all those wonderful things that “go into a good marriage” such as honesty and emotional support.
This obese body-positive influencer had announced a miscarriage in January of this year. Come summer she had announced a new pregnancy, but in July had alerted her 195,000 followers that this baby too had miscarried.
Unfortunately, sleds at gyms usually remain immobile, alone, while people exercise around it as though it’s not even there. But sled training is a powerful tool for burning fat and improving strength and fitness. This is so obviously a killer whole-body workout that blasts fat and develops...
Have you ever considered the idea of “making” your children walk on a treadmill desk for some of their computer time? Not only would this discourage mindless snacking, but it would combat excessive sitting time – which is bad for any-age body.
Do you have a recurring dream in which you’re bitten by an animal and it draws blood, so you rush to the ER for a rabies shot but can never get to the ER? The animal may may only nip you, but soon you see the blood appearing. Where’s the nearest emergency room?!
Law & Order SVU: Am I the only one who’s noticed that all those crying, sobbing people never shed tears? Once in a blue moon, that sobbing or weeping woman or child on Law & Order SVU sheds a tear. But all the rest have perfectly dry eyes. What’s up with this?
With all the talk these days about body positivity, it’s about time it focuses on what a very plus-size body can DO, not how much skin a woman shows in public. A modestly clothed morbidly obese woman was captured deadlifting an enormous amount of weight. She should be the role model, not someone...
For all the men and women who’ve been trying forever to slim their midsection, they need to know why isolation exercises won’t trim belly fat. If a person has been eating in a controlled manner, exercising faithfully, yet has not lost a single pound or more than a few pounds of body fat,...
For a killer burn, few exercises top drop-sets with the rope for triceps.
It’s time to consider doing a chest workout with a stability or fitness ball. Fact is, few men use the stability ball for chest routines, though it’s fairly common to see women using the ball in place of a bench for chest exercises. You’ve seen these balls at the gym: the lightweight but...
This advanced chin-up routine is for those who can already knock off many reps of chin-ups and are seeking ways to make this great compound movement more challenging (other than using a weight belt). Kick boredom goodbye with this cool way to do a chin-up routine.
Here are 10 things you should never say to anyone whose dog just died, regardless of the dog’s age or cause of death. Even if you mean well in your heart, any of these 10 things should never be said to a person of any age who’s recently lost their dog.
I believe in rhyme and reason, and if ghosts exist, there is absolutely no rhyme and reason to it. For all you ghost believers out there, here are some compelling questions. But before I begin, I will say that many people who believe in ghosts have never seen one. So this content, then, is directed
Not a tiny dog, but will humans ever achieve the running speed of a larger dog or wolf? It’s easy to believe this since the world record for the 100 meter dash has been getting consistently broken over the years. The world record is 9.58 seconds, set in 2009 by Usain Bolt. But it’s only a...
There is every reason why people over age 65 should take up jogging; it’s safe and has surprising benefits. Call it jogging or running, if you’re tempted to start this form of exercise and are at least 65, there’s a good chance your body will lavish you with thanks! Here are the reasons why.
Measure weight training results with my easy guide! Strength training progress doesn’t have to be tricky to measure. Whether you’re new to weight workouts or a veteran of training with weights, here are the steps to follow.
Some exercises are worthless at burning fat, even though many keep spinning their wheels doing these exercises to lose weight. There are 4 in particular that many believe will bust fat, but in truth, won’t do nearly as much as they’re cracked up to do. You're probably doing them, too.
The kettlebell swing is typically done with a much lighter weight, even among men. You rarely see kettlebell swinging with a 50 pound weight. But swinging a 50 pound kettlebell has benefits and isn’t as unsafe as you might think it is. There’s no rule that says kettlebell swinging has to be...
I’ve had readings by 10 mediums and can tell you how to spot a fraud very early on. Maybe there are legit mediums out there, but I’ve only had experiences with fake ones—and the clues were very obvious.
Somehow, someway, an idea got started that housework – a built-in part of your day – should count as part of your exercise and fitness regimen. According to this premise, nobody really needs to exercise – unless they never do housework.
Most people haphazardly grab that rope and yank down with it, then let their arms fly back up, hands at face level and then jerk it back down. Often their upper arms flare out, and/or their entire body is hunched forward or even twisted. The whole body gets involved, rather than isolating the tricep
Today’s standards for courage and bravery are at an all-time low, thanks to a sub-group of the body positive movement who’s brainwashed impressionable plus-size women into believing that wearing “forbidden” clothes will emancipate them from poor self-confidence.
Here is a complete guide to a dumbbell-only chest workout. Dumbbells are not to be underestimated for their effectiveness at building muscle. They’re also great for building strength for those wanting to focus more on getting stronger rather than bigger. Here is your complete guide to a great...
Never underestimate the power of the plank when it comes to an abdominal or core exercise. A fit person can hold a plank. If you can’t hold a plank for 30 seconds, you’re not as fit as you think. Planking will strengthen the abs and lower back in a unique way that differs from other core...
Have you heard the truth about cardio exercise? The vast majority of people have not, because the vast majority continue to slave away on cardio machines in an attempt to bust up stubborn fat or lose large amounts of weight. There’s a much better option that saves a ton of time, too.
A weak grip is linked to poor survival or all-cause mortality. Why is this? After all, studies consistently show a clear association between a weak hand grip and premature death.
Is there a correlation between how hard one can throw a punch and how much weight they can lift, particularly in the bench press? Many people believe that the stronger you are in the gym, the fiercer you can land a punch. After all, look at heavyweight boxers. They can bench a lot, right?
Most women who do the seated or bench dip do so with their feet flat on the floor, legs bent. They are not strong enough to perform dips with their legs extended, feet on a bench. Here is a full explanation of how women can get strong enough to master the seated dip to get the most out of this great
Biceps curls with kettlebells: Why not? Kettlebells are becoming more and more popular, and just about every gym now has a row of kettlebells of different weights. They aren’t just for swinging and squatting with. You can also curl with them, and here are the benefits and complete guidelines for...
If you want to butcher the fat in your belly, you need to slam your legs. Yes, that’s right: your legs. There’s a very logical, intriguing reason for this. You’re about to learn why it’s a total myth that crunching, folding and twisting your stomach will not make it smaller.
For a most sizzling back exercise and a new take on an old friend, you should do drop sets with the bent-over dumbbell row. The bent-over row is a great back exercise for strengthening and toning when using lighter weights, and building shapely muscle with heavier dumbbells. Drop sets will give this
More than once, my mother had mentioned that I needed a nose job because it was crooked and just didn’t look right, and she even offered to pay for it. I was thrilled, rather than felt “body shamed,” and here’s why.
Are you having the darndest time training your dog to patiently wait for your command to hop into the car? Here’s a fool-proof way to teach your dog to sit patiently and not budge until you give the command.
Many overweight people won’t step inside a gym because they think the hard bodies, or the “perfect bodies,” will stare at them. This article sets straight what the fittest members REALLY stare at.
Being overweight hinders cardio exercise performance, but what about effort? Which is more important at getting you results: performance or effort? There’s a big difference between performance and effort with cardiovascular exercise – whether it’s on a machine, in a group class or on a school...
When a very plus-size woman bears a lot of skin in public, does this mean she’s confident? Or can it mean she just doesn’t care? There IS a big difference between self-confidence and indifference about what one looks like.
Are you under the impression that large amounts of time devoted to long, slow-paced cardio exercise will make you thin because marathon runners are skinny? And if so, why are you still plump while marathon runners are sticks and bones?
There’s no end in sight for childhood obesity and overweight. Where is this coming from? Lazy children? Are “fat” kids always lazy or can they be active but have parents who let them eat whatever and how much they want?
This is almost a trick question, because under certain circumstances, always parking far from a building CAN cause weight loss, while under other circumstances, you won’t drop a single pound.
If you can knock off 20 halfway chin-ups or pull-ups, is that the same as 10 reps from a dead-hang? Or are you sacrificing muscle recruitment with those cheat reps?
Should you panic if your overweight child asks about the Keto diet or some other “diet”? How do you navigate the diet culture in your own home, with growing children who are becoming increasingly aware of how their bodies look?
If you’re on the very heavy end of the plus-size continuum, have you been avoiding strength training exercises due to a fear that your body is too large to handle them? After all, perhaps you’ve noticed that the equipment at gyms won’t accommodate a body of your size. However, there’s...
Do you ever get confused over which program on cardio equipment to select? Ever wonder if any particular program brings the most weight loss? Here are the answers to your questions and how you can most efficiently lose weight.
When you tell someone you lift weights, do they usually then ask how much you can bench press? Or, if you’ve ever seen a “huge” guy, have you ever wondered, “How much can HE bench?” Many people believe that the bench press is the No. 1 indicator of physical strength. But is it really?
There are “calories burned” lists for nearly every activity you can think of – even dressing your kids up for the cold! If you want to lose weight, can tracking the calories you burn in your daily activities help you accomplish your goal?
Shopping is not a built-in efficient way to burn calories unless you make a conscious effort to increase your energy expenditure. Here’s how to create more exercise and burn extra calories while shopping.
Think of all the people who surely put in at least 10,000 steps a day on the job. Some are overweight, even by up to 100 pounds. Getting in many steps a day is important, but it’s not an effective vehicle for significant weight loss.
The job of moving furniture isn’t enough for a fitness regimen. Without systematic, structured strength training exercises, the furniture mover is at risk for back, shoulder and knee injuries. Here’s why people who move furniture for a living should lift barbells and dumbbells.
Are you older and thinking of becoming a personal trainer? Perhaps being older is making you think that pursuing a career as a personal trainer is not practical. If you consider yourself “older,” then by all means, do not let this stop you from pursuing your goal of becoming a personal trainer.