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This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

Running and crazy-tight hamstrings seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it doesn't have to be that way! Hop on your mat after a run …

How Mazda's Compression-Ignition Gas Engine Runs Like a Diesel Without Blowing Up

Mazda's Skyactiv-X engine is the first in the world to burn gasoline using diesel-style compression ignition. The result? Amazing power and economy.<p>Yesterday at the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda released new info on its highly anticipated compression-ignition Skyactiv-X engine. It's all a bit daunting if …

The 7 Laws of Entrepreneurship (They Don't Teach You in School) | Inc.com

Back when I was in college (for the short amount of time I attended), there was no major for entrepreneurship. In fact, I would argue it's something you can't fully learn in school, no matter how diligent the curriculum. There's no class that walks you through how to stomach the ups and downs of …

Entrepreneurship

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too

An hour after upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 Plus phone was at 30%. It was 11 a.m. and I had barely used it.<p>An hour later, another update came out: 11.0.1. I updated again, so then it made it until about noon.<p>If you just upgraded your iPhone, there's a really good chance you're noticing a serious …

Apps

Improving Your Diet Just a Little Bit Can Help You Live Longer, Says Study

You don’t have to drastically change your diet in order to add years to your life, finds a new study published in the <i>New England Journal of …

How do I make sure my kids stay friends for life?

Ruth Thomas, 51, no longer speaks to her brothers. “I was the eldest of three and the others ganged up on me. I’m not saying that my parents favoured them, but one brother in particular was very good at manipulating the situation.”<p>As a result, Ruth, a mother of four-year-old twins, from Croydon, …

Parenting

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

5 Best Dumbbell Exercises To Get Strong (And Gather a Crowd)

This article isn’t going to focus on the standard dumbbell movements we’ve all seen and done. <b>Chances are you’ve got some great dumbbells and you use</b> …

Amazon River

How to get started with an Apple smart home

Follow this guide to get your Siri-powered smart home up and running.<p>Designing your own smart-home setup may sound daunting, but it's much easier than you think. A "smart home" can have one connected device or several; it's entirely up to you. And fortunately, you've already figured out the …

Home Automation

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Master Marketing

Don't let your fear of failure keep you from launching your small business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often hear from our customers that it had always been their dream to own a business - whether that’s opening their own store or starting their own restaurant. …

Five strategies for getting kids off devices

Ever try to pry a tablet from sticky fingers? Check out these tips to avoid the tantrum<p>"Just a sec," say nine out of 10 parents answering an email when their kid asks them for something. If it's hard for <i>us</i> to jump out of the digital world, just imagine you're 3 and the lines between fantasy and …

Damper and Awe: 6 Types of Automotive Dampers Explained

Dampers are largely responsible for determining a car's driving character, so choosing the right one matters.<p>From the June 2017 issue<p>First, they’re called dampers, not shocks. And dampers, as any suspension engineer will tell you, get no respect. In fact, considered against the noisier, flashier, …

Magnetism

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

Explained: The 5 Most Common Automotive Suspensions | Feature

From the June 2017 issue<br>How, you may wonder, do dynamics engineers determine what kind of hardware to use in a suspension? Here’s the short version: Other people tell them. Engineers must work within the constraints of the basic suspension arrangement dictated by packaging requirements, budget, and …

Engineering

Be Careful Celebrating Google’s New Ad Blocker. Here’s What’s Really Going On.

Google, a data mining and extraction company that sells personal information to advertisers, has hit upon a neat idea to consolidate its …

How parents can find patience and empathy, even in a moment of frustration

Thirteen minutes after dropping my husband off at the airport one sunny Sunday morning in April, I found myself in a standoff with my sweet but headstrong 7-year-old son. It began much like previous battles: with a choice to be made, and firm, reasonable limits set.<p>When these conflicts arise, they …

Parenting

This 25-Minute Strength Workout Activates Every Muscle Group

Targeted workouts are great for when you want to hit a tough-to-tone spot, but we think feeling fatigued all over is especially rewarding. And when …

My son’s anxiety is making him miss out on some of life’s best moments

<i>Q: I’ve got a lovely nearly-9-year-old son who has lots of friends and does well in school. However, he flips out when it’s time to do anything new, especially something that involves new people. Every new activity involves lots of crying and protesting. We literally have to push him into summer</i> …

Parenting

Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children?

A study published by the journal Child Development has taken a look at how parents’ use of technology affects their children’s behaviour, and has concluded that “technology-based interruptions in parent–child interactions” – a phenomenon known as “technoference”, which I’m fairly sure was a club …

Parenting

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts

Add This Warmup Move to Any Workout to Strengthen Your Body

Let's get ready to work your muscles — but first, we warm up.<p>While you work on strength and stabilize your core, you'll also help prevent soreness from strength training by properly preparing your muscles for your workout. Barry's Bootcamp trainer Erica Stenz loves using this move at the beginning …

19 Lower-Body Stretches for When Your Legs and Butt Are Sore As Hell

You’ve mustered up the energy to hit the gym, try a new workout class, or head out on a long run this week—in other words, you’re crushing this whole …

Workouts

Fitness Shape | Women's Health

Getty Images<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at now—and how …

Sheryl Sandberg Researched How to Raise Resilient Kids. Here's What She Found | Inc.com

No kid should have to go through what Sandberg's two school-aged kids faced when their father died suddenly of a cardiac arrhythmia. But at least a few good things came out of the horrifying loss experienced by the Sandberg family.<p>First, Sandberg teamed up with Wharton psychologist Adam Grant to …

Parenting

What is Kodi and how do you use it?

Have you heard folks talking about this "Kodi" thing, and you're wondering what it's all about? Here's a quick beginner's guide.Kodi is a favorite …

How to use Kodi to watch live TV

To be clear, this isn't about watching TV channels delivered over the internet (IPTV) but actual over-the-air (OTA) channels. With the right hardware …

Smart TV

The Accord V6 Coupe Is the Last Real American Muscle Car

This is not a joke.<p>Here's a question to occupy an evening at the cruise-in or the garage or the campground: <i>Which car deserves the title of "first American muscle car"</i>? Was it the 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, which also inspired the first rock-n'-roll song? The Chrysler 300? The Impala SS? Or was it …