Brandon Abbott

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5 Animals That Mate Themselves to Death

There's a reason that spiders, eels, and some mammals practice suicidal reproduction.<p>Finding a mate can be exhausting—so much that some animals die after finally meeting that special someone.<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, we took a closer look at the reproductive strategy called …

Is Protein From Meat Superior? Science Finally Settles the Debate

No matter what you eat, ensuring that you’re getting enough protein is one of the biggest concerns that many of us have. Not only is it essential for …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

6 Healthy Protein Bars for On-the-go Nutrition Men's Fitness

Like ready-to-drink shakes, bars provide nutrition on the go, although in a more filling, candy-like form. The trouble is that some of them actually</i> …

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The Body Shocker Workout

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10 Foods That Keep You Full All Day Long

Staying focused and alert throughout the day can be a bit of a challenge. Getting a good night’s rest is crucial, but so is filling up on the right …

Nutrition

The truth about post-workout nutrition

There are two simple principles when it comes to building muscle: You must overload them frequently and feed them appropriately. It's great to put in …

Workouts

What you might have missed 6/27

You may not be able to spend all day scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter feeds. If you are, you probably should be doing some work. But …

The sleeve-splitting arms workout

Nate Millado<p>Nate Millado<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 6<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If your goal is to build bigger biceps and triceps, you've most likely been taking on …

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5 Things You Already Did Wrong Before 9 a.m.

<i>Image credit: edu1971 / 123RF Stock Photo</i><p>You roll over and slam your fist down viciously on the snooze button, twice, three times, until you finally peel open one eyelid to see that it is 21 minutes after you meant to get up. You do this every freaking morning and yet somehow every freaking morning …

Success

5 Exercises You're Probably Not Doing That You Definitely Should Be

Have you ever walked into the gym and asked yourself, "Where the ____ do I begin?" (I'll allow you to fill in the blank.) Trust me, I have. But working out doesn't have to stress you out. Here are five often overlooked exercises that you should be doing to maximize results.<p><b>1. Battle Ropes</b><p>Rope work …

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5 Ways to Boost Innovation Without Breaking the Bank

Good news for penny-pinchers: Throwing money at your team can actually make them less innovative.<p>Creativity and innovation are often stymied because there just aren’t enough resources.<p>One of your responsibilities as a pragmatic leader is to make sure you remain within budget while ensuring your …

Marketers must foster skills in measurement across the business

en_GB<p>article<p>Each year, marketers are deluged by a host of shiny new media toys to play with. Yet my peers tell me that it is one of the marketing …

6 Simple Questions for Building a Solid Strategy

Don't fall for overly-complicated planning processes. All you need to do is answer these 6 questions.<p>Most entrepreneurs agree that the ability to consistently execute is a key factor in surviving the start-up phase and ultimately winning. That said, you cannot make a pig fly, no matter how much you …

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

They're WAY better than the store-bought versions<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 different …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …

Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem. The real issue is selecting and spreading the best ideas, testing quickly, and executing flawlessly. An “innovation engine” is an organization’s capability to think and invest in long-term opportunities along with the competence …

Welcome To The Solution Economy

By William D. Eggers5 minute Read<p>Imagine the world if we were able to double, triple, or even quadruple the number of problem solvers, the diversity …

Innovation

What Carbonation Might Have To Do With The Soda-Obesity Link

Sugar in soda is a known culprit in promoting diabetes and obesity. But a new study takes a look at <i>another</i> potential player in the soda-obesity equation: carbonation.<p>New research published in the journal Gastroenterology suggests that carbonation in sugary drinks can affect the brain's perception …

How Your “Someday” List Reveals Who You Really Are And What You Really Want To Do

If you say you’re going to do something “someday,” what does that mean exactly? According to the team behind productivity app Any.do, if you don’t make progress on that goal in six weeks, you’re probably never going to.<p>Once upon a time, to-do lists were simply scrawled on scraps of paper. These …

Curry Recipes For That Bottle On Your Spice Rack (PHOTOS)

When it comes to Indian recipes, there is one spice mixture that reigns supreme: curry. It may be best-know for its use in varieties of its namesake dish, but there are many more ways to sneak this powder into your homemade foods.<p>In fact, the best part about curry may be its versatility -- not only …

Riding High: Coffee and Endurance Sports

Coffee and cycling go together like beer and brats. It may be because the local coffee shop is the ideal spot to hook up with your buddies for a …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

Can CrossFit Improve Running?

<i>By Katrina Plyler for U.S. News</i><p>A few years ago, I was counting my running success in increments of tenths of a mile. I wasn't a beginning runner. Worse, I was an injured runner. I had run several races, trail races and a half-marathon trail race before I found myself hobbling to a doctor and …

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I frequently find myself …

How to Make Your Blog Mobile-Friendly

Do you want more mobile subscribers and readers?<p>Is your blog suitable for a mobile device?<p>In 2012, mobile users spent 63% more time on their devices …

How Women Decide

Photography: Courtesy of George Cott<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, Line Drawing, 2006–2007, high-tenacity multifilament polypropylene, 36-degree ellipsoidal spotlights, colored dichroic glass filters, 408′ x 56′ x 33′, Tampa, Florida<p>In 2005 seven partners and senior staffers at Deloitte (including the …