Whether you buy into New Year’s resolutions or not, it’s tough to argue with their premise: Make changes that’ll lead to a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. And given how much of that life we devote to work, it's no wonder that resolving to get a better job is one of the most common year-end goals, according to data from the federal government. So is this the year you should vow to find a new gig? With employment numbers still lagging, it’s a task that can seem daunting—but it may also yield serious health benefits. Job satisfaction plays a significant role in overall happiness, with an estimated one in six cases of depression being caused by work, according to a recent Australian study. “Most people know if their job isn’t making them happy,” says Ralph Raphael, a Maryland-based career counselor and clinical psychologist. “The tougher decision is figuring out whether it’s a temporary problem, or if their unhappiness … [Read more...] about New Year, New Job?
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The first day of the New Year. Bathing suit season. After your birthday. Next Monday. When you finish the last Dove Bar. Like most people thinking about dieting, you probably have a "start time," a day when you're sure you'll be ready to dive in. But is that ready enough to guarantee success? "A lot of people say, 'I'm ready to take off the pounds,' but that's a lot different from being willing to make the lifestyle changes necessary to actually lose the weight," says John Jakicic, PhD, director of the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The difference between the two is the difference between dropping those pounds and struggling—and not succeeding. (Take back control of your eating—and lose weight in the process—with our 21-Day Challenge!)With that in mind, take our quiz before you take the leap. By the time you get to the end, you'll have a better idea of whether you're prepared to face the … [Read more...] about Should You Really Start That New Eating Plan? Take This Quiz To Find Out
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What's a smart new year's sex resolution i should make? Answer: This is a tricky one, so I turned to my girlfriends to confirm a sneaking suspicion. Here's what's on their wish lists: More public displays of affection; triple the foreplay duration; a 1:1 oral sex ratio; breaking out the sex toys more often; staying awake for at least 10 minutes after sex; and for freak's sake, clean fingernails and hair! Nothing too radical, right? That's because women aren't looking for you to rewrite the Kama Sutra (although trying new positions is always fun). What they prefer is that you just put in a renewed effort to connect, share pleasure, and enjoy each other. … [Read more...] about What’s a smart new year’s sex resolution i should make?
Men’s Health may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.We’re all for ugly sweaters and kitschy decorations during the holidays. But then regular life rolls back around and a new year starts fresh—a year loaded with resolutions to be better than ever. Since doing your best starts with looking your best, here are 25 of the most stylish things to wear in 2017. Add them to your wish list or share them with the men on your shopping list this holiday season. … [Read more...] about 24 Stylish Gifts to Put On Your Wish List
newest tech gadgets tend to come with the heftiest price tags. Given that the recession has everyone spending-shy, you might think you're stuck with last year's loot. Not so. We shopped around to find good deals for the gizmos you lust after most. Follow our guide to swapping a splurge for a big-time bargain and get the products on your wish list while preserving your paycheck.On your wish listA Garmin Nuvi 205 and an MSN Direct Traffic Receiver to route you around jams, $320 plus $130 for lifetime traffic serviceTry this instead Just like gizmos that require annual pay-ups, the Garmin 265T offers traffic intel. But it gets its data from FM broadcaster Clear Channel, so your only price is seeing the small text ads at the bottom of the screen. $300garmin.com for storesSavings: $150On your wish list The fully loaded, pro-style Canon EOS Rebel XS, $600Try this instead Snap artsy close-ups with the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS. It packs an ultrazoom lens into an easy-to-use point-and-shoot, … [Read more...] about Money Saving Tips: New Tech Gadgets for Less
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American Girl, the toy company whose dolls appeared on all of your chidlhood gift wish lists, just made waves Tuesday with the debut of their first boy doll. Dubbed Logan Everett, the latest doll comes with his own backstory (which, let’s be real, is half the reason we loved AG growing up). The sandy-haired doll is a drummer who plays along with his singer-songwriter doll friend Tenny Grant in Nashville. Cue some mid-aughts T. Swift nostalgia.As the first 18-inch official boy doll (the company has previously offered male dolls as part of the Bitty Baby twin sets), Logan is a historic doll in American Girl’s arsenal, which has been given major props for offering a diverse range of dolls and striving to provide girls with healthy role models. Julie Parks, director of public relations at American Girl, told The Huffington Post that adding a boy doll has been "a number one request" for a long time.RELATED: 7 Times Britney Spears' Abs Broke The InternetThat’s not … [Read more...] about There’s A New Doll From American Girl And People Are Freaking Out About It
“New Year’s resolutions. Nobody keeps them. They’re not worth making.” That’s the challenge my adult daughter Patricia flung at me when I informed her I was writing an article about New Year’s resolutions. She has a point. Conventional wisdom tells us most New Year’s resolutions are broken. However, there is another way to look at resolutions, stated intentions, commitments, stated goals, or whatever you wish to call them. They are the pillars of a bridge spanning from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. Life-changing in more ways than one I believe that resolutions, at the New Year or any other time of the year, can change your life. Not only is it the content of the resolutions, but also the way you create them, keep them alive, and follow through. The manner in which you handle New Year’s resolutions creates an opportunity for you to develop crucial life skills such as commitment, patience, integrity, and … [Read more...] about A New Year Full of Promise
Whether or not we compose a list of resolutions, the start of a new year tends to lead us to ponder behaviours we would like to improve upon. Often, this internal inquiry can lead to asking how we can be better, kinder, more connected human beings with ourselves, our families, and our communities. How can we be more connected with the world at large? The science of compassion Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience have proven what some of us may already know: our happiness is inextricably entwined with those around us, and compassion is an integral component to our own health and well-being. These studies indicate that emotional connectivity is not only inherent, but neurologically measurable. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, conducted a study investigating whether compassion could be generated. Utilizing fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), Davidson’s team studied both those individuals who consistently practised … [Read more...] about Happy Mindful New Year