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Why Deadlifts Are Worth The Hype, And How To Do Them Safely

Deadlifts: you either love ’em or are afraid of ’em. To the casual eye, this exercise looks like a great way to throw out your back (and you certainly can if you’ve got terrible form), but they’re actually one of the best and most practical movements in or outside of the gym. Here’s what you need to know about this not-so-deadly exercise.


Spend 15 Uninterrupted Minutes Thinking Happy Thoughts

If you’re regularly feeling down and struggle to pick yourself up again, here’s some advice from “the world’s happiest man”: take some time out of your day to relive happy memories and experiences. There’s a specific method to doing this and we’ve outlined it here.


This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You're Stretching

Ever wonder what’s going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by common stretches and yoga poses.


Your Non-Alarmist Guide To The Zika Virus

Zika virus, a previously obscure disease that had only caused a handful of cases in Africa and some island nations, is now a major global health concern. It’s been linked with brain damage in babies, and the World Health Organisation just declared South America’s Zika epidemic a public health emergency. You may not live in South America, but in today’s world of global travel and fast-moving infections, let’s talk about whether you need to worry.


Ignore The Delivery To Handle Criticism More Effectively

Your critics aren’t always going to be the nicest people to interact with. To take the criticism effectively without the emotional hit to the self-esteem, ignore how it’s delivered.


How Drinking Too Much Soft Drink Can Affect Your Body

Video: You probably know that soft drink isn’t the best thing for your body, but have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t drink anything else? These are the health hazards you might run into if you down too many cans of Coke.


Copy Me That Is A Free, Excellent Meal Planner That Works On Every Device

Some of the best meal planning apps are no longer available and others aren’t free. Copy Me That is an awesome alternative, combining recipe management, meal planning, and shopping list generation.


Ask LH: How Can I Train Myself To Obey My Alarm?

Dear Lifehacker, I find it difficult to wake up in the morning and rely heavily on phone alarms. However, I find myself semi-consciously turning them off. I’ve been known to hit the snooze button without even realising it. Is there something (say an app or service) that can help me “train” myself to pay more attention to the alarms? Hell, I’d even consider something akin to GymPact which took money off me for not waking up!


Is Washing Fruit And Vegetables Really Necessary?

There is a growing demand for fruit and vegetables across the Western world, thanks to increased awareness of their nutritional and health benefits. But we’ve always been taught they might not be safe to eat straight out of the supermarket, and they have to be washed first. Is this the case? And what might happen if we don’t?


Top 10 Ways To Fix Your Terrible Posture

Good posture isn’t just about looks. How we sit, stand and walk affect both our health and our moods. So stop slouching and get centred with these top 10 posture tips.


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