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All You Need Is a Towel for This Killer Ab Workout

Those towels in your gym are useful for more than just wiping away your sweat.<p>Ab work shouldn't just be an afterthought to your fitness routine — your core should be central to your full body plan.<p>A strong midsection is the key to a strong body, and the flashy set of abs you can develop through …

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If you’re not changing as a person then you’re not intelligent (according to Einstein)

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there …

Motivation

These 2 Hot Trainers Share a Beginner Dumbbell Workout Literally Anyone Can Do

Eric Leija, senior kettlebell trainer at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram, and Jay Maryniak, NASM-CPT, CES, have teamed up to bless the world with their abs and full-body dumbbell workout. You might take one look at these guys and think, "There's no way I can keep up with …

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The Exact Bodyweight Workout That Leaves Me in a Pool of Sweat Every Time I Do It

If you don't have access to a gym or any equipment at home, let this be your next workout. You might end up in a pile of sweat on your living room floor, but you'll feel stronger and more accomplished than when you woke up this morning.<p>I teamed up with Francheska Martinez, Animal Flow expert and …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

Do These 4 Things and You'll Lose Your Belly Fat Forever

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Diet Tips<p>How Do I Lose My Belly Fat?<p>Do These 4 Things and You'll Lose Your Belly Fat Forever<p>Shares<p>If your belly is where you …

​The Best White Elephant Gift Ideas On Amazon Prime

These picks are hilarious and all under $20.<p>As the holiday season approaches, there's on thing you know for sure: a white elephant party will be added to your calendar. Dun, dun, dun. These gift exchanges are especially tough because your present has to not only be funny, but also appeal to the …

This High-Intensity Rowing Workout Is A Full-Body Scorcher

You'll be dripping sweat and feeling the burn from your head to your toes.<p>High-intensity interval training isn't all about burpees and jumping jacks. This HIIT workout created by Annie Mulgrew, the program director at CITYROW in New York City, takes you from the rowing machine to the floor for …

The workout plan to get six-pack abs in 6 weeks

wundervisuals/Getty Images<p>wundervisuals/Getty Images<p><b>Duration</b> 60-75<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>For most guys, ripped abs are the holy grail of fitness: …

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Swearing Is Actually a Sign of More Intelligence - Not Less - Say Scientists

You're damn right.<p>The use of obscene or taboo language - or swearing, as it’s more commonly known - is often seen as a sign that the speaker lacks …

Dark Spots and How to Treat Them, According to Salma Hayek

Summer may be long gone, but its effects on the skin may still be lingering. We're talking about dark spots. Luckily, Salma Hayek has a trick for alleviating them. (Yes, <i>the</i> Salma Hayek.) She was kind enough to bequeath us with her spot-removing knowledge—which she inherited from her grandmother's …

10 Dermatologist-Approved Acne Treatments to Try Right Now

Got bumps, spots, or zits you can't seem to tackle? Don't stress. (For real—it's terrible for your skin.) Ten top dermatologists from around the country weigh in on their favorite anti-acne treatments, products, and creams to help you weather the storm that is any kind of breakout.

This Short Film Will Make You Feel Really Grateful For Mom

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Welcome to Fit Nutrition and Health

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, bodybuilders -- they are all athletes. Athletes seem to operate at a level higher than us, mere …

How To Make Dumplings

With Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese flavors and an easy five-minute dough, these are the steps to perfect dumplings.

10 things parents do to help make their kids successful

10 things parents do to help make their kids successful<p>The prayer of every parent is for their kids to be more successful than they are. This is the …

Everyone should seriously consider this computer upgrade before buying a new MacBook

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Daniel Goodman/Business Insider The first Mac I could call my own was a non-retina MacBook Pro that I took to college. This was in …

MacBook Pro

How To Lose 10 Pounds In 2 Weeks (It’s Possible!)

Can you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? The short answer to this question is yes! Although, there are many factors that go into shedding pounds fast. If …

Weight Loss

A No-Equipment Workout for a Stronger Upper Body

We're going to let you in on a little secret: You don't have to bust out a million biceps curls for stronger arms. The trick to getting killer arms …

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Get Your Girl To Lift

Killing the Bulky Myth<p>It's hard for a lot of us to fathom: Women who avoid weights because they don't want to get "bulky." With so much information …

Children who practice this hobby are more likely to be successful as adults

Sure, pulling out a lively rendition of "Chopsticks" could be a fun party trick (we wouldn't bet on it, though).<p>But more importantly, psychological research shows that music lessons are associated with various measures of success like intelligence, academic achievement, and grit.<p>Here are a few …

How I Completely Changed My Body in Just 2 Weeks

First, I peed in a cup...<p>Before I go into detail about my body and what I did to get in the best shape of my life, I want to go on record and say that I didn't look at my body and think that I was overweight. And I wasn't <i>unhappy</i> with the way I looked — I simply wanted to be a more toned version of …

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Filet Mignon Recipes

Delicious and savory filet mignon is the most expensive of steak cuts. This extremely tender steak comes from the small end of the tenderloin and be …

The 12-Round Belly-Fat Knockout

Follow along to this bodyweight core workout led by the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Bring belly fat down for the count with this abs-centric bodyweight workout.<p>You’ll do 12 rounds of two-minute work bouts, with 30-second breaks between rounds. The rounds will vary between three different timing …

Crab Cakes

Making your own crab cakes might sound intimidating, but this popular dish is actually easy to make at home. Here, our favorite crab cake recipes to …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Here's How to Get a Stomach That's Toned AF in 28 Days

All it takes is five minutes a day.<p>Real talk: It takes more than a couple o' crunches to sculpt a rock-solid stomach. But you can give your belly some sexy definition without quitting your day job. All it takes is five minutes a day and this efficient fitness plan.<p>In this plan, you'll perform one …

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