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The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

Codes of Conduct

We're about to change cows' diets — yet again

Natural resources are dwindling, the human population could skyrocket to 9 billion by 2050 and the global demand for meat is expected to increase 70% …

15 gadgets that instantly make cooking more fun

Let's be honest: When it comes down to it, cooking is more often a mindless chore than a fun activity.<p>Whether you don't know the difference between …

AMD Will Be Launching 8GB Variants of the Radeon R9 290X 'Hawaii' in November

If you are a regular reader of tech news then you might wonder what is up with this news piece since the 8GB R9 290X version from SAPPHIRE already …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts & Raisins</b><p>…

Breakfast

This Video Will Give You a New Appreciation For Cast Iron Skillets

Cleaning a cast iron pan will make you want to put a curse on the classic cookware. Despite the charred remains of meals past caked to its sides, the …

IRL: Tracking bike rides with the Garmin Edge 510

I'm all about minimizing the amount of stuff I need to carry with me, which is why smartphones have been great -- they can double as a camera and even a portable gaming handheld. But when it comes to riding my bike, I still prefer a dedicated device. This is why I picked up a Garmin Edge 510, and …

Three Quick Steps To Improve Your Signature

But if your signature is more Jacob Lew than John Hancock, don't fear — it's possible to improve your autograph in a few quick steps, according to calligraphy expert Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy.<p>The first step is deciding what kind of style you want. Angular and jagged? Loopy and …

Typography

21 Refreshing Iced Coffee Recipes

Sometimes you need coffee <i>and</i> dessert, simultaneously. And iced coffee is a perfect and delicious pick-me-up, especially on a hot afternoon. Maybe it’s the DIY in us, but we never really understood paying $4 for an iced coffee when we can make the same deliciousness in our own kitchen! So, it’s time …

Coffee

The Best Games To Test On Your New PC

You've bought a new rig, and now you want to see what your powerful gaming PC can do. But there's no one, single game that can show off the best of PC gaming's technical prowess all by itself. Here, then, are the nine most demanding PC games that will show you why you spent your money, as well as …

Tomb Raider

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

12 of the Greatest Gaming Setups Ever

Retrogaming

What Language Should I Learn?

Learning a new language is an enriching and rewarding experience. It opens so many doors, professionally and personally. And, in a society where only 18 percent of our native-born adult population speaks a second language, it can give us access to opportunities that our peers can only dream of. …

Language Learning

Summer Grain Salads: Jasmine Rice With Grilled Vegetables and Cashews

Grains can be a polarizing food, but whether you love them or hate them, we can all agree on one thing: boring grain dishes should be tossed out with the chaff. This week-long series is all about inventive, refreshing grain salads: full of flavor, and perfect for summer. If we have one basic goal …

28 Recipes for the Ultimate Korean Barbecue, from Meats and Sides to Noodles and Rice

These Korean barbecue recipes, from pork, beef, and squid to side dishes, sauces, and rice, make for a supremely flavorful cookout<p><b>When it comes to live-fire cooking,</b> <b>Korean barbecue</b> is just as essential as any of the offerings in Memphis, Austin, or Kansas City. We at <i>BA</i> have happily risked burning …

Cooking

BBC World Cup Mix

Diplo

10 Food Choices That Will Change Your LIFE

There is a solution to this very complex and far-reaching problem: you. By making small changes to your own diet, you can not only improve your health but also become part of the collective force needed to re-create a healthy food system that feeds the world well. Start here.<p><b>1 OCCUPY YOUR …

DIY Wind Turbine - Renewable Energy

Maybe you reside on a boat, vacation in a remote cabin, or live off-grid like me. Or perhaps you’re just interested in lowering your energy bill. …

Renewable Energy

13 Fantastic Castles to Visit in America

If you thought you had to travel to the UK to see castles, you thought wrong.<p>If you live in the United States, there are several castles you can see …

Nexcare Acne Covers Suck The Life Out Of Your Zits

If you have acne prone skin you know the agony of looking forward to an event, planning out everything from your hair to your outfit to your shoes, …

Exclusive: A review of the Blackphone, the Android for the paranoid | Ars Technica

Custom-built with privacy in mind, this handset isn’t for (Google) Play.<p>Based on some recent experience, I'm of the opinion that smartphones are …

Why you need to know more about software than you think

Knowing your way around a computer is more important than it has ever been.<p>With a third of the world population online and software developer being …

Software

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9 Everyday Negative Thoughts You Need To Throw Away to be Happy

The crazy battle that’s going on in our head can be a tough one. Try as we might, sometimes the negative thoughts just seem to overwhelm.<p>As such, our …

Self-help

Skyrim Will Never Stop Getting Prettier

It's 2014—almost three years after <i>Skyrim's</i> original release. Despite its age, the game can still look damn incredible thanks to modders.<p>Mods like …

The Elder Scrolls

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from …

Ergonomics

This App Will Get You Drunk

Raise your glass — like, right now. We’ve found a new friend for those boozy bottles on your bar cart! It’s an interactive cocktail mixology system, called Perfect Drink. This drinking tech is a two-parter. Firstly, there’s a free app, available for iOS and Android. Secondly, there’s Brookstone’s …

Alcohol

"I Thought I Could Swing It": The Strange Life and...

10 Mistakes You’re Making That Will Land Your Resume In The Trash

So you are a smart, intelligent, talented person with great credentials and qualifications, and you are a star performer at your firm but when it …