40 Songs to Refresh Your Workout Playlist

40 Songs to Refresh Your Workout Playlist

For many of us, working out comes across as something drab and boring to cross off our list. However, we all know fitting exercise into our schedule is important for our physical and mental health.

So, if you’re like me and need some extra motivation for that workout, here is some music to get you moving and then help you cool off.

These songs are in no particular order. I tried to pick a good mix of familiar and less familiar works to keep things interesting.

Classic Songs That Make You Want To Move

Classic rock and pop songs are a great source of fast, fun rhythms and catchy lyrics to get you in the exercising mood.

  1. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions
  2. “No One Like You” by the Scorpions
  3. “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses
  4. “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister
  5. “Cum On Feel The Noise” by Quiet Riot
  6. “Runaway” by Bon Jovi
  7. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  8. “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
  9. “Gonna Fly Now” (Rocky Theme) by Bill Conti
  10. “The Final Countdown” by Europe

Newer Songs to Jam At The Gym With

When you’re starting to feel that burn in your muscles, here are some popular, catchy songs to keep your mindset in “Go Mode”.

  1. “Hear Me Now” by Hollywood Undead
  2. “Circus” by Brittney Spears
  3. “A Cut Above” by Avery Watts
  4. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
  5. “Titanium” by David Guetta
  6. “Believer” by Imagine Dragons
  7. “You Can’t Take Me” by Bryan Adams
  8. “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera
  9. “Stop Me When You’ve Had Enough” by Nural
  10. “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor

Slower Songs For That Cool Down

 

After all that sweat, tears, and blood—well, sweat, at least—make sure to take some time to pull your body back down to your normal breathing and heart rate.

 

Those Classics Again

 

Here are some older tunes to help you out.

  1. “Your Song” by Elton John
  2. “Imagine” by John Lennon
  3. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  4. “Hotel California” by The Eagles
  5. “The Piano Man” by Billy Joel
  6. “Yesterday” by The Beatles
  7. “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
  8. “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
  9. “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor
  10. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon

 

Today’s Chill Songs

 

Find your Zen after your workout with these songs.

  1. “Breathe Me” by Sia
  2. “We Don’t Have to Be Ordinary” by Something in the Night
  3. “Lonely Road” by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  4. “Superman” by Rachel Platten
  5. “Stars” by Skillet
  6. “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors
  7. “Stand in the Light” by Jordan Smith
  8. “Roar” by Katy Perry
  9. “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran
  10. “We Believe” by Good Charlotte

 

Lift your mood while you move because exercising doesn’t have to be that chore we dread. So, set yourself up in your living room, your running route, or at the gym and enjoy your workout session with these fun, motivational songs!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman’s Husband Yaron Versano

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wonder Woman’s Husband Yaron Versano

1.He was born and raised in Amsterdam

Despite being born to two Israeli parents, Versano was born and raised in Amsterdam. His nationally remained Israeli throughout his entire life even though he lived outside of Isreal. Versano was educated at the International School of Amsterdam and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology before moving to his current residence in Tel Aviv.

2. He is married to Gal Gadot.

Versano and Gadot have been together for over 10 years. The duo originally met while attending a yoga retreat in the Israeli desert. They have been inseparable ever since. It is said that Versano knew Gadot was the one for him the moment they met, and by the second date he was already very serious about their relationship. Two years later, he proposed, and the two were married shortly after. They seem to maintain a very happy and healthy marriage.

3. Together, they make a dynamic-duo.

Versano actively supports his wife and her pursuit of Hollywood stardom. He is her biggest fan and loudest cheerleader.

4. He is a father.

Just after three years of marriage back in 2011, Versano and Gadot welcomed their first daughter, Alma Versano into the world. In November 2016, the couple publicly announced they were expecting another baby on the way. They are now proud parents to two adorable girls.

5. He is a successful Israeli real-estate developer.

Versano is a successful real-estate developer alongside his brother, Guy Versano. Previously, he was an owner of The Varsano Hotel, a three-star boutique. The hotel was sold in 2015 to Roman Abramovich, for $26 mil.

6. He is an active and proud feminist.

It appears that Versano strongly stands for the feminist movement. He is constantly encouraging his wife to set an example for other young women, more specifically, to be a positive role model for their young daughters. Versano acknowledges and fully stands with women for equality.

7. His zodiac sign is a Cancer.

Versano was born on June 28, 1975. This makes his astrological sun sign a Cancer.

8. He is ten years older than his wife, Gal Gadot.

Age differences in relationships in Hollywood are very common. Versano was born in 1975, and Gadot in 1985, making the age gap ten whole years. When they met, Gadot was in her early 20s and Versano in his early 30s.

9. He commutes frequently from California and Israel.

For Gadot and Versano, it’s important to stay grounded and level headed. They do this by traveling back and forth between living in California and Israel. Versano feels that it is extremely important that he continues to work on features and dramas in Israel while also working in the US. He travels quite often.

10. He flies under the radar.

Versano seems to live a very low profile life. He does not crave the spotlight on him. As a result to his lifestyle, there are little to no controversial topics relating to him in the celebrity gossip world. His personal life is kept very private, and it appears that he intends to keep it that way.

10 Youtube Channels To Watch In 2019

10 Youtube Channels To Watch In 2019

By: Sara Walker

Have you ever found yourself watching a YouTube tutorial or vlog and then suddenly jumping down the rabbit hole of watching 20 more related videos? So have I. And there are very few times I regret it. YouTube just has so much to offer. It is an incredible way to learn new skills like perfecting the smokey eye. It offers guided relaxation for when I am struggling to sleep. It is also a great way to keep up with news, music, celebrities, and influencers. I love YouTube and have a few favorite channels. Today I’m offering you some of the best channels to follow. Some of the channels are extremely well known and others are less so. They are all great and worth watching. Here are ten that you need to follow:

1. Patrick Starr

Patrick is one of the best if you love makeup! He has featured Katy Perry, the Kardashians, and other celebrities on his channel while doing their makeup. He is beautiful, funny, smart, and keeps you glued to the screen waiting to see what he says next. He can be unpredictable but in the best way. His Instagram is also one to follow. If nothing else, you’ll find some makeup inspiration for your next Saturday night out. He’s known for his bold lips.

2. James Charles

Okay, sister! James and his sister followers are on the up and coming. He just recently launched a beautiful palette with Morphe Cosmetics and his YouTube channel is on top right now. A definite channel worth following! James first rose to fame as a high school student with a beautiful yearbook photo that went viral. Then he signed a contract with CoverGirl. Now he’s offering us tutorials and house previews and I can’t put it down. I just keep playing it and you should too.

3. Shane Dawson

Shane is an author, musician, comedian, and has a channel you need to follow. While he started in sketch comedy, he is now best known for his conspiracy theories and mini docuseries. Most recently, his series The Mind of Jake Paul received over 100 million views.  Shane is reinventing the way entertainment is being done and the world is clearly watching.

4. Carli Bybel

Carli is also a beauty guru with quite the following. She offers tutorials, hauls, and videos inviting people to “follow her around” where she offers a glimpse into her personal life. Carli is from New Jersey and definitely worth subscribing to.

5. Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender is for you if you are looking for inspiration for working out. Kelli and Daniel, a married couple who are both personal trainers, offer free exercise videos! You don’t have to go to the gym and you don’t have to subscribe to an expensive workout program. You can simply pull up the Fitness Blender YouTube and have an incredible workout. They also offer meal plans, health information, and nutrition information. Talk about the complete package from a YouTube channel. Your health is important! Following this channel is a great idea.

6. Tasty

Tasty is so fun if you love to cook or bake! These are quick video clips that show you how everything yummy is made! From how to make Meatless burritos to sangria, you will find everything you need to host your next dinner party! If you’re anything like me you may find yourself watching all of the videos they have on their channel.

7. Jeffree Star

It’s hard to talk about YouTube right now without mentioning Jeffree and his pomeranians. He isn’t one to shy away from drama or controversy, but he will give you some serious entertainment if you tune in. Who remembers the Kat Von D breakup? Anyways, Jeffree’s channel is so popular right now and you’re always going to learn about makeup, clothing, technology, and hair if you subscribe.

8. Dolan Twins

Ethan and Grayson Dolan are a popular comedy duo who were just recently featured on Jeffree’s channel, actually. They’re recently back on YouTube after taking some time off due to the death of their father.

9. Emma Chamberlain

Emma is arguably taking over YouTube! Since just 2016, she has had 590,946,619 views and found herself friends with some of the greatest including the Dolan Twins and James Charles. I love that she’s honest about her anxiety and stays true to herself while also offering funny and relatable content! And she was born in 2001 so she’s only just getting started!

10. Tana Mongeau

 

Tana’s has been pushing boundaries for the last few years in many different ways. By boycotting VidCon to being in an open relationship with Bella Thorne until recently and even taking a lie-detector test on camera, she’s pushing the envelope a bit and I’m here for it.

Okay, so what are you doing to watch next? This list is enough to keep you busy for a while. There’s something for everyone. There’s comedy, beauty, tutorials, lifestyle, mental health, and documentaries. Maybe you too will find yourself down the YouTube channel rabbit hole.  Make sure you have your favorite snack and drink with you.

Dope Labs Podcast Blends Pop-Culture And Science In A Way We’ve Never Seen Before

Dope Labs Podcast Blends Pop-Culture And Science In A Way We’ve Never Seen Before

By Elise Castelaz

If you could guess the top two reasons anyone listens to a podcast, odds are you would say, “to learn something,” or, “to be entertained.” Unfortunately those two reasons tend to be mutually exclusive. You’re either laughing your butt off at your favorite comedian or grimacing at the gory details of the newest murder-mystery, without taking away much “textbook knowledge.” Or you really are learning some good stuff! History, science, politics… but you had to re-listen to that one part five times because it got a little complex.

On top of all this, odds are at least one of the hosts of your favorite podcasts is a white male. In fact, according to this 2016 study, only 18% of podcasts based in the US have a non-white host, but two-thirds of them have a white male host! As the numbers show, we definitely have a minority representation problem here!

If only there was a podcast out there that was equal parts entertaining and educational, and was hosted by bad ass women of color! Are you sitting down? Because this is big news- finally, the podcast we’ve all been waiting for has arrived.

Dope Labs is a brand new podcast that is going to help us all appreciate science in our day-to-day lives. The podcast is hosted by two women of color, Titi Shodiya and Zakiya Whatley, who have PhDs in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and Genetics & Genomics and Cellular & Molecular Biology, respectively. The witty and wicked smart scientists both received their degrees from Duke University, which is where the duo met back in 2011.

According to our hosts, this podcast “ain’t for your momma and ain’t for your kids.” They are going to cover trending topics, or as they call it, “trash from the internet” (read: ASMR, insta-influencers, horoscopes, cuffing season, the list goes on.) and give it a scientific twist. So you will be up to date on all the latest, and casually be able to drop knowledge on psychology, chemistry, genetics, and more. Brunch is about to get way more interesting.

The way each episode will be laid out is modeled after an actual science lab at university- yes, these women are intelligent, hilarious, and clever. They start with a recitation, which is basically a preview of the episode. They cover all the basics and give you the context that you’ll need to follow along.

Next they dive in to the meat and potatoes, the dissection. This is when we get all of the actual deets, and they even bring in real experts to go further in depth. Who would have thought a Behavioral Ecologist would have so much to say about cuffing season? Find out for yourself in episode one! Finally the ladies wrap it all up in a pretty bow in the final section, the conclusion.

The 10 Most Anticipated Books to Read This Spring

The 10 Most Anticipated Books to Read This Spring

Reading in the spring and summer is one of my favorite sunny day activities! I love grabbing a new book and laying out with a cold drink and diving into a story and set of characters. Spring and summertime reading reminds me of being young and school being out and finally being able to push aside the textbooks and enjoy a plotline of my choosing. As we transition soon out of winter into a new season, here are some of the most anticipated books to read of 2019’s spring season! Enjoy!

Beautiful Bad

Annie Ward offers readers a seriously intense new book in Beautiful Bad. Maddie and Ian live a perfect life that any of us would be happy to have until an accident prompts Annie to attend therapy. Annie eventually reveals her anxiety and fear about her husband and the safety of their child, proving that even the most seemingly beautiful relationships can be tumultuous. Why is Annie so afraid and who is Jo from their past? You will have to pick this one up to find out.

My Lovely Wife

Set to release this May, Samantha Downing brings us My Lovely Wife. This is a story about a small town where young women begin to disappear. All of our nightmares, right? In Downing’s new book, one couple’s relationship begins to unravel as the agreements they made about their interaction with the woman who went missing didn’t unfold as planned. What will be the couple’s fate as local police start to learn more about what happened to Lindsay? You won’t want to put this one down.

Last Girl Lied To

Last Girl Lied To is one I personally can’t wait for from Laurie Flynn. Fiona and Trixie are best friends and obviously know everything about each other. As they should. But when Trixie disappears on a night they attend a party together, Fiona soon learns maybe she didn’t know everything. As she sets off to find the truth, she meets Jasper and Beau, whose relationships with Trixie complicate the story. This is an emotional ride and a thriller you won’t want to put down.

Optic Nerve

To be released April of this year, Optic Nerve introduces us to Maria. Maria, who lives in Buenos Aires, is a lover of art. She explores artwork, the artists who offer the work, and ultimately makes sense of her life through this lens. As she dives deeper into herself, how she creates meaning, and the relationship between one and one’s art or love of it, you may find yourself wanting to do the very same. Do you know where your local art museum is? This is Maria Gainza’s first piece of work to be translated to English. Enjoy!

City of Girls

City of Girls should be your next read! Vivian Morris is a 95 year old woman who tells us about her becoming. She takes us back in time to 1940’s New York City and Manhattan where she makes a mistake that leads to scandal, love, and ultimately, understanding. Read about how Vivian develops her unapologetic sense of identity and the freedom that comes with abandoning shame. Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book will be out in June and should be read by every young woman! Pre-order it now.

Meet Cute

Meet Cute is the spring read for you. Kaitlyn and Dax are an unlikely pair. He is a former actor and totally crush-worthy! She is a calm, rational, and average girl (but what really is average anyway?). Their relationship comes to a halt when he betrays her, but then he needs her help. What will happen when she offers assistance in his time of need and she finds herself enjoying him again? Will they reconcile or will he betray her again? If you’re a rom-com movie goer you will really enjoy this one from Helena Huntings!

Daisy Jones & the Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & the Six will be available in March of this year and it is one of the most anticipated books this spring! Daisy has the most beautiful voice and finds purpose, despite feeling broken, in singing and songwriting. When she meets Billy and joins the band The Six, things really take off! This is all based in the 1970’s and Daisy wants to experience everything about that decade- love, freedom, and drugs. A must pick up!

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a debut novel by Ocean Vuong that will be available in June of this year. It is a letter offering his family’s history to his mother who does not read. It offers information to her that she has never known and shows the true love she showed him as a single mother. It also offers an honest view into the intersections of race, class, and identity. This isn’t simply a story about survival, it’s a story of self-advocacy, love, and finding joy.

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls also introduces us to a strong child’s story. Madden develops relationships with other girls without fathers. In these friendships she finds the lifelines to face the painful environments to which she has been exposed. Hers is a story about the families that we are born to and the families that we create. It is beautiful and wild. It offers trauma and ultimately, forgiveness. The path to rebuilding is long but beautiful. T Kira Madden is unhinged in her debut memoir.

Caterpillar Summer

The bond between a young brother and sister is so important. Especially when their Mom works so hard and their Dad recently passed away. Caterpillar Summer introduces readers to Cat and her younger brother, Chicken. Cat has always taken care of him but when her Mom recognizes that she is struggling to do so, Chicken spends a summer with his grandparents. While there, Cat learns things about her family she has never known. And it turns out there are plenty of secrets to know. What will Cat do now that she has the information? And will it help her piece together her family?

The Liars of Mariposa Island Might Be Jennifer Mathieu’s Best Book Yet

The Liars of Mariposa Island Might Be Jennifer Mathieu’s Best Book Yet

If you haven’t yet heard of Jennifer Mathieu, you soon will.  Jennifer writes a lot about real people and real events. She’s written about slut-shaming and kidnapped brothers; she’s also written about high-school feminist movements.  

Currently, she is the author of four books: Devoted, The Truth About Alice, Afterward, and Moxie. Her most recent book, Moxie, is being made into a Netflix movie by Amy Poehler. (Add this to Netflix queue soon!)

Being a middle and high school English teacher, Mathieu understands the teenage experience better than most, and in her forthcoming novel, she combines realistic young adult experience with her own family’s immigration story.

Her fifth and forthcoming book, The Liars of Mariposa Island, is set to release on September 19, 2019. Pre-ordering is a thing—don’t forget!

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

But, since September is still a good ways off, here’s a rundown of the novel:

First and foremost, The Liars of Mariposa is a novel about family. With a multilayered narrative, and a timeline that jumps between 1986 and the 1950s/60s, the story traces the experiences of the Finney family.

The novel centers on the summer of 1986. Elena Finney is set to babysit the Callahans as they vacation on Mariposa Island for the summer months. With the arrival of the Callahans, Elena is provided an escape from her calculating, unstable mother. The summer of 1986 improves even more when she meets J.C., the new boy in town.

Elena’s brother, Joaquin, has similar sentiments about his mother and her manipulation. A recent high school graduate, Joaquin wants to move to California and find his father.

Elena and Joaquin are the novel’s primary narratives, yet their story is inextricably linked to their mother’s story. Their mother, whom both children struggle to understand and connect with, came to America as a teenager, fleeing the Cuban revolution.

Mathieu’s The Liars of Mariposa explores the complex dynamics of a family’s history, showing how a tangled web of lies can create destructive secrets. In the midst of the Finney family’s hidden history, they also discover the depths of true love.

According to Mathieu, the structure of the book is different from her previous novels, but this story is much more personal for her. During the 1960s and the reign of Fidel Castro, Mathieu’s own mother immigrated to the USA as a teenager.

The Liars of Mariposa will be released in September 2019—don’t forget to check it out! You can also read Mathieu’s other four novels while we anticipatedly await for the release of her newest book.

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