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The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

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Convert Your IRA to Supercharge Your Retirement Savings

Americans are utilizing the retirement savings features of IRAs more than ever. However, Roth IRAs are still underutilized, due in part to a misunderstanding of how the vehicle can be strategically used for retirement planning.<p>While you can make annual after-tax contributions to a Roth IRA if you …

Retirement

38 Dumbbell Exercises That You’ve Probably Never Seen

These movements will ignite your metabolism<p>Have you seen one of these exercises? Okay, yes.<p>Two? Sure.<p>And 10? Maybe.<p>But what about 20? Or 25? For most people—that may not be you, oh experienced one!—we think it’s doubtful.<p><b>Related:</b> The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from <i>Men’s Health</i> That …

Fitness

The 11 Laws of Athletic Muscle

How To Look Good And Perform Even Better<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Build a base of strength, then train speed, agility, and coordination using …

5 Templates for Overdue Email Response

Raise your hand if, at this very moment, you have at least one email you should’ve already sent—a day ago, a week ago, even (eek!) a month ago.<p>I know …

Productivity

What speed do you read?

Compare your reading speed to the national …

10 ways to improve your emotional intelligence and become a better leader

It was my technical skills that had gotten me the job, not my leadership skills, as these had barely had the chance to develop.<p>I remember my first day in this new role, one of my direct reports came to see me, and she said she wanted to talk to me urgently.<p>So trying to be a good boss, I took her …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Tell if a Nutrition Bar Is Actually Healthy

<b>Calories</b><br>If you're eating the bar as a snack, you want it to be about 200 cals—although Caspero says she will go up to 250 if the bar is fruit- and nut-based. "Those items tend to be more caloric but are also nutrient-dense," she says. "There is a huge difference to me in 200 calories of cashews …

10 psychology secrets to supercharge your sales

1. Authority<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>2. Anchoring<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>3. Social Proof<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>4. Loss Aversion<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>5. Foot-in-the-door<p>Actionable Takeaway<p>6. Scarcity<p>Maslow’s pyramid of hierarchy demonstrates the basics needs of our customers. Feeling deprived of our basic needs like …

9 of the 10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold Are Ferraris

Wednesday's <b>Ferrari</b> (RACE) IPO will make it easier than ever to get a piece of the iconic automaker. Buying stock in the company will set you back …

Investing

5 Boxing Workouts to Give You Full-Body Definition

5 Boxing Workouts to Give You Full-Body Definition

Boxing

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Baseball<p>We're as surprised as you are that mirrored shades and embroidered mocknecks are cool again.<p>By Megan Gustashaw1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>…

3 Amazing Strategies To Becoming Highly Successful

Becoming a highly successful person is not a reactive series of events. There is a purposeful strategy. There is a broader vision or a dream that you must be obsessed with and work towards every day.<p>Unfortunately, you spend the better part of your day managing other people’s urgent needs. And while …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons You're Not Ripped

Shutterstock<p>You almost never eat French fries or donuts or Dairy Queen Blizzards, and pizza is only for cheat days, so you’ve ruled out a crappy …

Stacked: Your Guide To Supplement Dosage And Timing!

Okay, so you've sorted your training plan and fine-tuned your diet. Now it's time to look at supplements if you really want to reach a higher, more …

100 Ways to Protect Your Heart

<b>Grill a Steak</b><br>You may think it's bad for your heart, but you'd be wrong. Beef contains immunity-boosting selenium as well as homocysteine-lowering B vitamins. And up to 50 percent of the fat is the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety.<p><b>Watch a Scary Movie</b><br>Anything that causes your heart to …

How to Grill a Piece of Fish in 5 Minutes (and Nail it Every Time)

<i>We partnered with Alaska Seafood f</i><i>or tips on how to grill fish like halibut and salmon all year round.</i><p>There are two schools of thought regarding how to grill fish consistently well: Either pick the right gadget or pick the right fish.<p>You can employ a fish basket to grill a whole fish, use a cedar …

Jailhouse Strong: Unarmed Combat Training Delivers Punishing Results

These workouts are short in duration because they are meant to prepare you for the fast paced, explosive type of endurance that is needed for a …

Exercises for Big Calves

Your calves are the perfect candidates for HFT because they <i>already</i> recover quickly. They have to—you spend hours walking on them, after all. That means you can work them more without compromising your workout the next day. Other muscle groups couldn’t handle that.<p>Increasing training frequency …

Add 1" to Your Arms in a Day

It generated tremendous controversy and curiosity in gyms around the globe, and had even experienced lifters questioning whether it was possible to …

Fitness

How to Negotiate: Negotiation Tips to Get the Best Bargain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.</i><p>“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

Quick Review: Eton Scorpion II is a rugged solar electronic survival kit for $50

I’ve been using the Eton Scorpion II Model NSP101WXGR Rugged for over a month now. Eton specializes in making durable emergency weather radios and this is their new “everything portable model”. In the small package, it contains:<p>A STRONG.5W LED flashlight. Lots of USB batteries contain LED …

How to build your own air conditioner for less than $50

Now that summer is in full swing, air conditioners are a necessity — and one YouTuber is showing the world how to build one that operates using solar energy for under $50.<p>A video from YouTuber desertsun02, a DIY solar power projects channel, is making the rounds on Facebook this morning and has …

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Benefits and Risks of Taking Dietary Supplements

Most dietary supplements are safe, and some of them offer actual health benefits, but there can be some risk with their use. Dietary supplements are …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

27 foods so good they should be illegal

01 Liver strong<p>Lance Armstrong injected himself with erythropoietin (EPO) because it boosted his red blood cell count, allowing him to deliver more …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>The menswear deals are getting sweeter by the hour.<p>16 Photos1 day agoView More<p>LGBTQ<p>Plus: more on that Mike Pence beef.<p>By Jay Willis2 days …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sneaker of the Week<p>Everything you need to know to cop the latest sneaker from Nike and Virgil Abloh.<p>By Jake Woolf17 hours agoView More<p>What She …

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