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The 8 Best Yoga Poses for Men

If you think yoga isn’t for you, look to basketball stars Blake Griffin and Dirk Nowitzki. They’re just a couple of the big names that trained with …

The 4 best backyard pool hacks to keep you cool this summer

Better than sprinklers<p>It’s officially summer, and as temperatures rise, millions of people will be wishing they could afford the ultimate hot-weather luxury: a swimming pool.<p>But whether you live in a city apartment or a suburban 3-bedroom, a private pool is probably not in the cards. Most …

This Boxing Workout Will Get You in the Best Shape of Your Life

Round 3: Jump Rope<p>"The more efficiently the heart works as a pump, the better the cardiovascular fitness," says Foster. "There's no better way to …

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

The most important thing you need to know about plants: they prefer <i>not</i> to live indoors. You will never see a botanical description of a plant that …

Gardening 101: Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig, <i>Ficus pumila:</i> “Tropical Ivy”<p>Like the title character in the classic thriller Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, creeping fig is both hailed as a …

Landscaping

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The Most Effective Exercise – The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

One of the most effective and most popular exercises around the world is the 28-Day Planking Challenge. It affects the abs, but also the muscles of …

Fitness

Add Incredible Size and Strength to Your Legs With ‘21s’

This bodybuilding technique is usually reserved for the biceps. Here’s how to apply it to your lower body<p>Most people use 21s with biceps curls. The classic bodybuilding technique—which involves doing the exercise using various ranges-of-motion—stimulates new muscle growth.<p>But why should your biceps …

15 Things You Should Be Grilling (That You Probably Aren't)

1. Watermelon.<p>Everybody knows that burgers are great on the grill. And hot dogs take on a welcomed char that just isn't possible when cooked in the microwave. But those aren't the only foods that benefit from a little outdoor cooking. We're not talking chicken or steak either -- no, it's time to …

Grilled Peach and Basil Arnold Palmer

I think it should be mandatory that every summer day have a good drink!<p>Boozy or not, totally up to you, but a hot, sun filled day needs an ice-cold …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

8 Core Workouts For The Attractive Body Shape

Other than having great toned abdominals that look good on the beach, having a strong core helps prevent injuries, as most movement starts at the …

Yoga

6 jaw-dropping scenic hikes around Vancouver

You know the feeling. You’ve been walking uphill for what feels like forever. Your legs are about to give up and your mind can think only of lunch… …

Hiking

A new study revealed that you only need one minute of intense exercise a few times a week to get fit

A team of scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that one minute of very intense exercise produces similar results to longer, more traditional endurance training.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS One, set out to determine if sprint interval training was a time-efficient exercise.<p>…

Exercise

Level Up Your Plank Workout: 11 Planks to Build Core Strength

When you were a kid, you probably did sit-ups at school for an ab workout. But is the sit-up the best ab exercise? That’s actually a simple question. …

5 Of The Easiest Ways To Work Off Your Beer Belly

Some simple rules to stick to<p>In the real world, it's all too easy for those occasional pints and carbonaras to start adding up around your midriff, …

Best places to eat and drink in Japan: readers’ travel tips

It might not be hard to find great sushi in Tokyo, or a gem of a sake bar, but where would you go for the best okonomiyaki pancakes, takoyaki octopus balls, gold ice-cream or udon noodles?<p><b>Winning tip: Takoyaki, Nishiki Market, Kyoto</b><p>I’ve eaten the most rarefied meals of my life in Japan, but it’s …

Kyoto: Japan's Capital Of Cool (Part Two)

<i>This is the second of two posts on discovering Kyoto’s cultural sights and visiting its superb craft makers. Part one is here.</i><p>Kyoto is famous for, among many things, its magnificent temples. In the Southern Higashiyama ward, the 17th-century Kodai-ji Zen temple is made up of small shrines that dot …

Japan

Drinking Sake in Kyoto: The 8 Essential Places

There is plenty of sake to be had in Kyoto, but these places are the best of the best.<p>Around every corner in Kyoto is another temple or traditional shoin-zukuri house, but Japan’s former imperial capital is also home to some of the oldest sake brewers in the country. The rice wine has played a …

Kyoto etiquette guides: Mind your manners, tourists | CNN Travel

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Ten Must-Try Foods in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital, Kyoto’s cuisine is linked to its regal history and landlocked geography. It’s home to several Michelin-starred …

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Top 10 fantasy sleeper picks for 2015-16

Which players will drastically outperform their fantasy draft positions? Matt Larkin outlines 10 picks going way later on average than they should be.<p>…