Alex Escobedo

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How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

Measure Your Fast-Twitch Muscle Ratio

Take this simple self-test to uncover the secret to instant gains<p>When it comes to building a better body, every guy is looking for an edge. And while some men might opt for a 'roid trip to an underground pharmacy, the rest of us want a safer, smarter shortcut to more muscle. And I've found your …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Don't try this: meet the high schooler who made $300K trading penny stocks under his desk

It was just a few weeks into the new school year when Connor Bruggemann decided to play sick. He holed up in his bedroom, shut the door, and opened his laptop. Over the summer his father had opened an Etrade account for him, using around $10,000 Bruggemann had saved up over two years working as a …

The Jimmie Roosevelt

makes 1 drink<p>Don’t let the sugar cube and dainty bubbles fool you: This is a very stiff drink.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 sugar cube<p>Angostura bitters<p>2 ounces Cognac (such as Courvoisier)<p>2 ounces Champagne<p>¼ ounces Chartreuse liqueur<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place sugar cube in a coupe glass and soak with …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Wireless Audio Streaming and Speech Recognition With Arduino

In this project I connect my Arduino Board to a WiFly module (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10822) from Roving Networks and stream audio to the …

How to Build Your Own LED Color Organ || Arduino || MSGEQ7

Knife Sharpening Angle Coach With Bluetooth & Arduino<p>Volca Synth Foldable Case<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Where does the audio in for pin 5 on the MSGEQ7 …

Cramming For Exams? Classical Music Might Help

A common sight on college campuses is students zoning out to rap, rock or the mindless drivel of Justin Bieber, Beyonce or Miley Cyrus. But if they switched to classical, instead, research suggests that their resulting test scores might show dramatic improvement.<p>A 1993 study by Rauscher, Shaw, & Ky …

Sony's Amazing New FES Watch Is Now Official, Uses E-Paper Display And Strap

There have been some rumours recently that Sony was planning on releasing a new e-paper watch that would bring a new dimension to wearables. Not really a smartwatch itself, because it doesn’t appear to have any capabilities beyond telling the time, and the very cool, e-paper stuff, but an amazing …

Media Roundup: Another Bad Month for Mexico

Mexico continues to suffer from the fallout of a scandal involving 43 missing students from the state of Guerrero.<p>On November 4 I tweeted this story from <i>The Guardian</i>. In the article Jo Tuckman explains, “The disappearance of the students had exposed the intermingling of local politics and organised …

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

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The Skinny Man's Muscle Plan

Pack on the muscle you want by busting the myth of the hard gainer<p><b>I'VE BEEN CALLED A</b> pencil, a string bean, skin and bones. I've heard the three words no man who cares about his physique ever wants to hear: "You work out?" Trainers refer to us as ectomorphs—which sounds like something from …

Fitness

7 Steps To Eat Cheat Meals And Lose Weight

So you have been extremely dedicated to your fitness plan and eating a well balanced diet. After being so straight for a period of time it is normal …

11 Principles of Bodybuilding Training - Part 1

"Obey the principles without being bound by them." <br>– Bruce Lee<p>The goal of the following principles isn't to give you a set of training <i>rules</i> that you …

5 things to know about Obama and immigration

It's coming next week. Or next month. It'll protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Or 3 million. Or less.<p>There's still a lot of uncertainty about President Obama's upcoming immigration executive order, since Obama himself has yet to make a final decision on an action to fix the …

DIY Hardware Startup LittleBits Wants To Help People Make Their Own Smart Home

Why would anyone want to spend thousands of dollars on new refrigerators and air conditioners just to hook their home up to the internet? That’s one issue hanging over the whole connected home gadget movement right now. littleBits wants to help you keep all of your old appliances but make them …

The Easiest And Most Delicious Work Lunch Ideas You'll Find On Pinterest

Let's be real for a second -- lunch at work sucks. Monday through Friday you're faced with the same question: whether to eat your tired old sandwich or spend your lunch break waiting in line at a trendy (read: expensive) salad shop. At this point, the thought of eating another PB&J could probably …

Best Rated Hunting Backpacks Reviews

If you plan on hunting, you need the right camo bag for storage. Ideally this would be the ones that are designed for outdoor use. Check out these …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

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Five nighttime routines of successful entrepreneurs

The fascination with entrepreneurial productivity is endless – just look at the waves of books published each year to the ongoing obsession with finding ways to wake up earlier each day. But it's not just optimizing your morning routine or the approach to structuring your work day that's important. …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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Seven Tests of True Strength

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How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

7 Lazy Ways to Lose More Weight

Seriously, it's never been so easy to slim down.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight is hard work. Sometimes the gym is just so far away, and that box of doughnuts is just so right there. But here's some good news for the …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of hotness and evil.<p>By Anna Peele10 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>On his new album, the Texas …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …