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16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

The ‘Gym Wildlife’ Parody Trolls Everyone Who’s Ever Set Foot In A Gym

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New Music

Carrie Fisher Stars In Princess Leia Slave Bikini Beach Photo Shoot

<i>Return of the Jedi</i> was a huge deal back in 1983, and lucky kids like myself who got to see that seminal sci-fi flick in theaters when it came out …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Insanely Motivating Fitness Girls That Will Inspire You Start Healthy Life.

Today our Motivating Fitness Girl On Instagram That Will Inspire You To Get Fit and start a Healthy Lifestyle is "Anna Victoria"<p>Anna Victoria<p>👻 …

How to Get a Superhero Body in 90 Days or Less!

Superheroes come in all kinds of packages these days: comedians like Chris Pratt and Seth Rogen, ex-little guys like Robert Downey Jr. The latest bro-next-door to transform into a man of steel? Ant-Man's Paul Rudd. To which we say: If a goofball like Paul Rudd can do it, then why can't we? Joel …

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

The Least Unhealthy Items at Seven Popular Fast Food Joints

Fast food is hardly health food, but when you’re on the road or it’s late at night, sometimes it’s your only option. These are the menu options to …

Nutrition

How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any …

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Everything you need to know about the 'Rocky' franchise before seeing 'Creed'

For four films in the "Rocky" franchise, the two went from mortal enemies to the best of friends. Now with the series getting a rebirth with the film "Creed," which tracks the rise of Apollo's son Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) in the boxing world, it's a good time to look back on the history behind …

Lightning-fast pianist Lubomyr Melnyk: 'When I play I turn into an eagle flying'

It was in Tokyo that I first encountered Lubomyr Melnyk. I wasn’t sure if it was just the jetlag making me delirious or whether I was in a trance. On stage, a Rasputin-like figure was bent over the piano, hands rippling across the keys at lightning speed. The music was bittersweet and meditative, …

Piano

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Itzhak Perlman: I'm Not On The Stage To Walk, I'm On It To Play

On a long drive, Itzhak Perlman will sometimes listen to classical music on the radio and try to guess who's playing.<p>"There is always a question mark," he says. "If it's good, boy, I hope it's me. If it's bad, I hope it's <i>not</i> me."<p>Sometimes it's hard to be sure: Perlman has played so much, for so …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Self-help

How to get 1TB of free Google Drive storage for two years

Know what’s awesome? Getting 1TB of Google Drive storage for two years. for free. In fact you can get 1TB of free Drive storage for yourself if you …

3 Genetically Skinny Guys Tell You How They Packed On Huge Amounts Of Muscle

Their methods may just work for you—genes be damned<p>Scientists have recently made some outstanding discoveries—like a black hole that’s 12 billion times bigger than our sun and a brand-new species of human ancestor that lived more than 2.5 million years ago.<p>But skinny guys everywhere are still …

2 Dumbbells, 5 Minutes, No Rest—One Fat-Melting Finisher

You won’t believe what this super short workout has in store for your muscles and metabolism<p>When you read this headline, you probably thought: <i>Five minutes? Come on … that’s all?</i><p>But trust us, that’s enough.<p>This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande …

Meet the 44 Women Walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Meet the 44 Women Walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowAlessandra AmbrosioLONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Model Alessandra Ambrosio walks the …

HIIT: Why The Quick & Dirty Workout Is So Effective

Why Is This Important?<p>Because most people take 20 minutes to just do a warm up.<p>Long Story Short<p>Cast your doubts aside: High-Intensity Interval Training really works — especially if it's part of a balanced training routine.<p>Long Story<p>Who wants to get ripped in only 20 minutes a day? A recent study …

A Look Inside Glenn O'Brien's Book-Filled New York Apartment

A Look Inside Glenn O'Brien's Book-Filled New York ApartmentNowness and design magazine <i>Apartamento</i> produce a video series, My First Apartmento, that …

90-Second Workout

90 seconds — that’s all it takes.<p>(Yes, I’m serious.)<p>If you can make it through this routine, you’re going to get a nice, super-short workout to help you stay active and consistently burn calories, stimulate muscle growth, and keep fat off your midsection.<p>Also, as an added benefit, adding this …

How to get through a work day on no sleep

So, you couldn’t sleep last night. You’d like nothing more than to go back to bed, but you’ve got a long day of work staring you in the face. How do …

Sleep

How to watch Super Bowl LII on your Android phone or tablet

Game day approacheth! Super Bowl parties shall abound, but what if you can't make it to one? What if you're stuck somewhere without a TV? What if you …

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22 New Ways to Crush Your Core

Chisel your abs with these genius exercises<p>If you spend enough time learning about fitness, you’ll come to a clear conclusion: There’s always more to learn. There’s always a better workout. There’s always another exercise variation.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

6 Ways Introverts Vacation Differently

Think less Vegas, more Rome.<p>Travel is exciting. There's the opportunity to explore uncharted territory and surround yourself with other people you'll likely never encounter again. But what happens if you're a human who prefers to escape the excitement and other humans on a vacation? Such is the …

Weed and Meditation – Some Tips and Best Strains for Meditation

Meditation and Marijuana have gone hand in hand for centuries, but marijuana and productivity seem to be at two different ends of the stick. I mean, …

Meditation

7 Ways Introverts Can Master Networking Skills

We’re all familiar with the concept of networking, and there are some myths about this social practice that I’d like to clear up. First of all, …

Networking

How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

Many people resist getting to their meditation cushion. When I ask why, the occasional person will confess something that most of us feel deep inside: "I don't want to face my own mind."<p>Much of my first year in a three-year meditation retreat was spent clearing obstacles that blocked my mind from …