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7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Self-improvement

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Tip: Get Twice the Triceps Growth

A new study shows that you can double the rate of triceps growth by using a certain exercise in a specific way. Take a look.<p>Partial Rep Triceps …

Workouts

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Your Delts Will Be Rock Solid After This Shoulder Workout

​This 3-move workout mercilessly slams the shoulders from multiple angles<p>This workout is an all-out assault on your delts. Each movement not only addresses your shoulders from a different angle, but they all focus on varying phases of muscle contraction, says Andy Speer, creator of The Anarchy Abs …

Workouts

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do

These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, your mobility game probably ranges from weak to …

Workouts

This New Spin On Planking Will Completely Carve Up Your Core

Tweak the tried-and-true plank to get your summer six-pack<p>There are tons of abs exercises out there, but one of the best and most natural ways to build the six-pack of your dreams is still the plank.<p>Planks succeed where many other ab exercises fail: They train your entire core, from rectus …

Workouts

California Fertility Clinic Sued Over ‘Thousands’ of Lost Embryos and Eggs

A couple filed a class-action lawsuit against a San Francisco fertility clinic after a liquid-nitrogen tank failure destroyed frozen embryos and eggs.<p>…

Thousands of Eggs and Embryos Were Just Destroyed at San Francisco and Cleveland Fertility Clinics

In what appears to be an unprecedented coincidence, the freezing systems at two different fertility clinics — one in San Francisco and one in Cleveland — failed on the same day, potentially damaging thousands of frozen eggs and embryos.<p>On March 4, a worker at Pacific Fertility Centre in San …

San Francisco

Get More Flexible Hamstrings, Hips, and Shoulders With 10 Yoga Poses

If you ask people why they exercise, most will say to stay healthy, keep fit, or because it makes them feel good. Not a lot will mention flexibility …

Study uncovering multiple new, unusual bacterial immune defense mechanisms could pave the way toward new biotech tools

Until a decade ago, scientists were not aware that bacteria had complex immune systems - ones that could keep up with the pace of evolution in …

Build “Hoss” Shoulders w/ Fouad Abiad’s Shoulder Workout

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Advanced<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per Workout45-60 …

Workouts

Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world

Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers—especially to virulent pathogens. They …

Immune System

Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?

A mysterious bacterium found in up to half of all colon tumors also travels with the cancer as it spreads, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>Whether the bacterium, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, actually plays a role in causing or spurring the growth of cancer is not known. But the new study, …

Cancer

Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.Good designers spend a great …

Web Design

Tufte CSS

One of the most distinctive features of Tufte’s style is his extensive use of sidenotes.<p>This is a sidenote. Sidenotes are like footnotes, except they …

Edward Tufte

This Tribute Ann Druyan Wrote For Her Husband Carl Sagan Will Make You Sob

Thursday marks what would have been astronomer Carl Sagan’s 83rd birthday. The icon of popular science and turtleneck sweaters alike is most known …

Carl Sagan

5 Books About the Creative Processes of Great Artists | Inc.com

How do you learn to be more creative? No one can point you directly to innovation because, by definition, creativity means bringing something new into the world. Nor can you follow any set script or procedure and be guaranteed that a fresh thought will pop into your head. Creativity is too personal …

Creativity

Tip: For Big Pecs, Do This After Bench Pressing

The barbell bench press is great, but it's not that great at targeting the pecs. Add these two exercises to chest day to really grow.<p>You Need More …

Hypertrophy

Tip: The Zercher Good Morning

Bulletproof your posterior chain with this good morning variation. Also works great for opening up your hips.<p>The word "Zercher" refers to the …

Workouts

5 Impactful Workouts to Build Your Lagging Body Parts

One of the most hotly debated topics in the bodybuilding community, especially amongst trainers, coaches, and “gurus,” is whether or not it is …

What Science Has to Say About Building Muscle

<b>Science is a way of developing knowledge;</b> a mechanism to establish what you accept as sufficiently "real" to allow you to act upon, and thereby live …

Hypertrophy

Monotype releases The Wolpe Collection: five rejuvenated fonts for the modern era

Berthold Wolpe was a German calligrapher, typographer, designer and illustrator. Wolpe’s precise strokes, towering ascenders and gestural serifs …

Tip: How to Build Your Serratus

Here's how to target this often neglected muscle.<p>The serratus anterior are located just under the arm on the ribcage and are embedded within the …

Health

Kris Gethin's Bicep Mass Building Workout

Nothing exemplifies the “super hero” physique like a large upper body, complete with thick, round biceps.<p>However, many athletes get stuck in a …

The Strong Lifter's Guide to Healthy Knees

5 Steps to Pain-Free Knees and Bigger Lifts<p>5 Steps to Bulletproof Knees<p>Do your knees feel like they might explode every time you squat to parallel? …

Workouts

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

Yoga

The simple metaphor that’s increasingly getting in the way of scientific progress

Once upon a time, people believed in the soul, a god-given vital force that animated human beings and left the body upon death. Around the 1500s, this theory of vitalism fell from fashion and we started to see beings as more like machines.<p>Dissections and anatomical drawings showed scientists body …

Naturopathic Medicine

Tip: Do 30-Rep Sets for Muscle

Science shows that sometimes, higher-rep sets work better. Check this out.<p>The vast majority of lifters do 8 reps per set. Most exercise theorists …

Exercise