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The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

Raw Blueberry Lavender and Vanilla Cheesecake Squares [Vegan, Grain-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

Augmented Reality

There Are 168 Hours in Each Week. Here's How to Make the Most of Them.

Saving time is a myth. Be smart in how you spend your time, and you'll have plenty.<p>Wish you had more free time?<p>Imagine how much more relaxed you'd be if you had more time to read. All the breakthrough ideas you'd have if you could just loaf around aimlessly like Einstein.<p>You <i>do</i> have that time. …

Time Management

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives His Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best.<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

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Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p>1. Taco Popcorn<p>All you need to make good old popcorn much less boring is taco seasoning.<p>Get the …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what many people don’t …

Happiness

Top 10 Chest Workouts to Build Strength

Pushups - Modified Pushups<p>One of the most common chest exercises is the pushup. The pushup is an excellent way to work the chest without equipment. …

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

The Hardest Bodyweight Workout You’ll Ever Do

This routine’s 2:1 work-to-rest ratio optimizes both your workout and post-workout calorie burn, says the Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>Last week, <i>Men’s Health</i> published a story called “The Workout That Burns 346 Calories In 13 Minutes.”<p>The article was based on new research from North Dakota State …

8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid

One of the biggest yet perhaps underrated factors in emotional health and well-being is our workplace environment. Given America’s cultural emphasis …

Mental Health

18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …

Self-help

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

Procrastination

6 Full-Body Stretching Exercises

The Routine<p>When you can barely squeeze a workout into your day, taking time to focus on flexibility may feel like, well, a stretch. But stretching is …

Yoga

15 Genius Tricks For Working Smarter, Not Harder

Trouble focusing? Listen to Baroque music and rub some rosemary oil on your pulse points.

Your favorite ‘healthy’ foods are making you fat

Going to the grocery store has long been tedious, but now it’s become downright befuddling. Shoppers are bombarded with labels touting foods as …

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books

One is about facts, the other enlightenment.<p>Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics …

Self-improvement

The magnesium-vitamin D connection you need to know about

When it comes to the long list of supplements out there, magnesium and vitamin D both top the list as ones doctors most recommend. (Probiotics are up …

15 High-Protein Vegan Taco Recipes!

Tacos are such a crowdpleaser because everyone can build their own! Get your ingredients ready and let all your guests choose exactly what goes on …

Tacos

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

30 Minute HIIT and Abs Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down (no equipment)

Need a little core work but also want to be sure you fire up your metabolism as well? This routine takes a typical lower intensity abs workout and …