Hilton Bastick

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The Workout I’ll Do for Life

Today is not a legs day, a chest day, or an arms-and-back day. And it’s definitely not an abs day. In fact, it’s never an abs day. Today, like every …

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Bulletproof your joints and sculpt a killer body with Keanu Reeves' hit-man plan

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>John Wick racked up 76 kills in the original film—not too shabby for a retired hit man. The staples in his …

Think you’re fit? Scientists just figured out how to become even fitter.

We all try to do what we can to stay as fit as possible—hit the gym four or five times a week, pick up a yoga class or two, visit a CrossFit box …

5 Keys to Discovering Your Life's True Mission

I’ve heard a lot of great business ideas lately — and more than a few people announcing that now is the right time to go into business for yourself. …

Small Business

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Teaching

The Right Way to Use an Ab Roller

The first time you use an ab roller is a humbling experience. If you’ve never seen one, it’s a simple wheel with handles that’s probably lying in the …

Exercise

A Look Back: “Two New Useful Resources On Teaching Writing – And An Old One”

<b>In February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

“ESL Video” Improvements Turn Good Site Into Great One

ESL Video, the well-known free site which has let teachers create online quizzes for YouTube videos, has been on several of my “Best” lists for years.<p>…

The best back exercises to do at home without weights

In the video above, personal trainer and founder of That Girl London, Christina Howells, runs through a series of quick exercises aimed at working your back and strengthening the surrounding muscles.<p>Each exercise has a variation for beginners and a more advanced version, with this episode …

The 8 Minute Surgery That Will Give You Superhuman Vision. Forever.

<b>A new bionic eye lens currently in development would give humans 3x 20/20 vision, at any age.</b><p>The lens, named the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, was developed …

If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Have there been instances when you noted a drop in your team’s productivity or observed a behavioral change in someone who used to be an excellent …

Employment

Make Your Kid an Investing Genius

Because who else is going to support you?<p>A woman once told me she had come up with a great idea to educate her 14-year-old son about investing: She …

Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden

Since Christmas 2015, Maria Förstberg, a librarian and weaver, has been living in a home tailor-made for her in Linköping, in southern Sweden. The …

Living Rooms

The evolution of startups, told through an analysis of thousands of company bios

By itself, the company bio of a startup doesn’t make for great reading.<p>But in aggregate, company descriptions reveal important trends in Silicon Valley. Do founders still aspire to create the next big app? How big is “big data” now compared to five years ago?<p>To answer these these questions, we …

HomeKit

Launched at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, HomeKit is a platform for streamlining home automation, namely allowing users to turn …

6 Ways To Get Your Sh*t Together Based On Your Personality Type

<i>Manifest the year of your dreams by going inward. Renew You 2017 is a month of mindfulness during which we’ll share content that guides you to create</i> …

Can You Pass Psychology 101?

Do you understand the human mind?<p><b>Related:</b><p>What Is Your Dominant Psychological Trait?<br>• What Is Your Secret Psychological Power According To Your …

Opcom proves you can grow more than weed with at-home hydroponics

Opcom is convinced it can make a farmer out of anyone. After seeing GrowBox at a CES event, and learning about GrowWall, it certainly piqued my interest in at-home (and indoor) gardening systems.<p>Hydroponic gardening systems have been around forever. Chances are, your parents probably smoked some …

The Circle of 5ths Explained—Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, and …

This top-rated online course teaches you how to create your own iOS Apps

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Udemy<p>It feels like there's an app for everything.<p>There are apps that tell us when to wake up, how to get places, and even where to find our …

Micro-dosing: The Drug Habit Your Boss Is Gonna Love

What started as a body-tinkering, mind-hacking, supplement-taking productivity craze in Silicon Valley is now spreading to more respectable workplaces, maybe even to your office, where the guy down the hall might already be popping a new breed of brain-boosting pills or micro-dosing LSD—all in the …

Synthetic Biology

How to make a cheap, DIY wind turbine

Tall metal poles rise out of the fields, their rotary blades slowly turning breeze into electricity. That's the picture that springs to mind when we …

Renewable Energy

Here's how to build your very own working Star Trek-style tractor beam

Whether it’s <i>Star Trek</i>, <i>Star Wars</i>, or anything in between, invisible grappling hook-style “tractor beams” have been a staple of science fiction for …

Star Trek

You Can Already Do the Splits: How to Relax Into Stretch

<b>Every single thing your body has ever done it remembers perfectly, even if you don’t</b>. When I used to teach motorbike riding for the California …

Stretching

Build Your Own Sonic Tractor Beam

Make things float in midair with the power of sound and your crafting skills.<p>Sonic tractor beams are pretty nifty applications of modern science and engineering. With a network of carefully positioned speakers, sonic tractor beams can make small objects float in midair using only the power of sound.<p>…

ModiFace unveils platform to help you unveil your most beautiful side

You’ve never seen your face like this.<p>No, it’s not makeup or a new surgical technique — rather, it’s a universal software platform for smart mirrors …

Messaging Apps

Vaquform: Desktop Vacuum Forming Comes of Age for the Modern Maker

I'm an industrial designer by trade, so making models and prototypes is big part of what I do. I have amassed many tools over the years including a …