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24 hidden settings to maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Apps

12 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are becoming more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always …

Science

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's …

The Outbound Journal

This Abs Circuit Will Get You Ripped While You're On the Go

This circuit consists of three ultra-challenging moves, and is perfect for small spaces<p>Hotel gyms aren’t always the best place to get a great workout. They can be dirty, overcrowded, or both. So assuming you have some hardwood floor space in your hotel room, you should be able to crank out a …

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 …

What is a solid-state battery? The benefits explained

Electric cars and wearable technology need better batteries, but it’s believed current lithium-ion battery technology is near its full potential. …

Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know

20 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the August eclipse, answered.<p>On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will go dark for a …

Kilian Jornet: Ten things no one tells you before you climb Everest (twice in one week)

Give yourself a pat on the back if you're able to get any of these things done twice in a week: going to the gym; cycling to work; sleeping for 8 hours; cooking a new recipe; forgoing Love Island to spend the evening reading War and Peace.<p>Now, savour that sweet pat on the back, because it's the …

Mountaineering

7 Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes For The Busy Runner

As much as I’ve always wanted to be a morning runner, I just can’t seem to drag myself out of bed at 6 a.m. I really envy those that do–but for me, …

Cooking

The "Chairless Chair" Allows You to Sit Anywhere

Two companies have developed an ergonomic, wearable “chair” that is designed to allow an individual to sit wherever and whenever they feel the need …

Exoskeletons

Suspended – Medium

I tried the 7-minute workout for a month — here's what happened

The 7-minute workout is a science-backed circuit routine that uses only body weight. The high-intensity interval-training program was designed by two exercise scientists, Chris Jordan and Bret Klika, to be the most efficient workout. Our video producer, Kevin Reilly, spent 30 days using the …

Fitness

3 Essential Exercises for Your IT Band—and Why You Need to Stop Ignoring It

How to prevent injury in this crucial body part.<p>There are few areas of the body as misunderstood as the IT (iliotibial) band. What is it, anyway? Though some think it’s a muscle, it’s actually fascia (a.k.a. connective tissue) that runs from the outside of your hip to the knee and down to your …

Check out the BMW 8 Series Concept's crazy digital gauge cluster

BMW has been one of the slower premium automakers to embrace the digital gauge cluster. While the new 7 Series and 5 Series were the first to display …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

2 Numbers That Will Make You a Better Rower

Would you ever just walk up to a barbell and attempt to lift it without knowing how much weight was on it? Would you just start swinging a kettlebell …

Exercise

4 quick stretches that undo the damage your desk job is causing your body

We don’t blame you for not wanting to work out after an eight-plus hour day—you’re exhausted, your body hurts and all you want to do is shower and …

What Over-50 Runners Need to Know Before They Start

​It’s never too late to get moving, but here’s how to ease into the sport.<p><i>Bill asks: I’m over 50, and think I want to start running. Unfortunately, I have not been active since my high school football days, so I’m at a loss. I was wondering if you had any special instructions for me given my age</i> …

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

Exercise

Tip: The Cure for Hip Tightness & Immobility

Back pain? Hip mobility issues? This quick fix is for you.<p>Hit the Target<p>Many things like foam rolling and stretching have fallen short of eradicating …

The Cold Brew Smoothie Is The Greatest Thing You'll Have This Week

By now you likely know you need to refuel after your long runs so that your body can start the recovery process. I often find that eating after a …

Breakfast

Tip: Strengthen Your Ankles

Prevent injury, perform better. Three exercises to try out.<p>Ankle position can affect gait and can sometimes be worsened in people who walk or run …

Health

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, make sure to get enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>Any exercise is good for you, whether …

Bodyweight Exercise

3 Ways to Align the Body for Pain-Free Hips

<b>If you are dealing with hip pain, I want you to know I have been there myself.</b> I know firsthand how much life can really suck when your hip just …

8-Minute Tabata Workout You Can Do Anywhere

"You can do anything for 20 seconds." You might have heard that line in a workout class or on Daily Burn 365, when a trainer wants you to focus on an …

Here To Fix Being Mentally Drained In 10 Minutes

“Why cause pain to get out of pain?” If you’ve struggled with the agonies of foam rolling or deep-tissue massage, you can probably relate to this …

Tip: How to Unlock Your Tight Hip Flexors

Sit a lot? Here's how to loosen those tight hip flexors and feel better almost instantly.<p>If you sit all day you most likely have tight hip flexors. …

Yoga

7 Projects That Will Help Sell Your Home Faster

When it comes to resale value, real estate industry insiders swear by these interior and exterior upgrades.<p>Kitchen Upgrade<p>Not to be confused with a …