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Phenomenal IKEA Hacks We Can't Stop Thinking About

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Bodybuilder Mark Robinson Reveals The Protein Powders You Should Never Touch

Let's get this point straight off the bat. Protein supplements should be treated as a supplement, they certainly do not replace a healthy diet. When …

Nutrition

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

10 Golden Rules to Keep Your Sex Life Steamy

It’s easy to say there are “golden rules” to keep your sex life going strong, but the truth is—it actually <i>is</i> that simple. Who knew?<p>If you keep track of your relationship and make a conscious effort to keep things smokin’, you’ll have an advantage. Couples who give weight to their sex lives have …

Laundry Rooms

Camilla Akerberg shares the diet and exercise regime she swears by

A VERY healthy 5.30am drink, SEVEN meals a day and minimal cardio: Personal trainer Camilla Akerberg, 28, shares the diet and exercise regime behind …

Nutrition

Don't Underestimate the Humble $12 Tarp

It's one of the most indispensable pieces of gear I own<p>I got my start in the outdoor writing world as an annoyingly eager intern at the now-defunct <i>Paddler Magazine</i> (may it rest in peace) a little over ten years ago. The mag was based out of Kirkland, Washington, and the gig involved a lot of …

Camping

A Trainer Says These Are the 10 Exercises You Should Do to Lose Fat and Build Muscle

Strength training is a must whether your goal is to lower your body fat percentage or build lean muscle. Weightlifting burns more calories than cardio, and due to the demand placed on your muscles, you end up burning calories all day long.<p>Personal trainer Bret Contreras, CSCS, PhD, Sports Science, …

Exercise

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Exercise

How to Lose Your Gut in 10 Days

Yeah, we know: A headline like ‘How to lose your gut in 10 days’ screams ‘bullshit.’<p>But, truth be told, it’s actually quite possible to burn belly …

Fitness

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming

Tested Hypertrophy Essentials<p>Want to gain muscle? Me too. And I've spent two decades chasing muscle gains for myself and my clients. I studied the …

How to Get Free Lumber for All of Your DIY Projects

How to Find Free Lumber<p>Tips for Finding Free Lumber<p>Updated November 21, 2016<p>Getting free lumber might seem like an impossible feat, but with a plan …

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 …

Literature

15 Camping Hacks That Will Make You a Campsite Pro

<b>The snowline is receding.</b> The nights are getting warmer. And when the weekend comes, you're starting to wonder why you’re sleeping at home.<p>These are …

How to Create a Dark Cinematic Look for Your Images Using Photoshop

The dark and moody cinematic look is a popular one that can help make your images pop and catch the viewer's attention. If you're a fan of that …

How do I lose weight in my stomach?

There’s no way to directly target your fat cells — including those in your midsection. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about them.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if you could pick and choose exactly where you wanted to tone, tighten or trim down? Sounds nice, right?<p>Unfortunately, there’s no way …

How to: Make Your Own Hardwood Whiskey Coasters (In Under an Hour)

I love a full-on furniture project, replete with solid joinery, elegant design, and high-quality materials. But, as any maker knows, those can take …

Woodworking

Free, Downloadable Book on "Materials, Processes, Principles and Practice" Reveals Forgotten Joinery Techniques

"Cassell's Carpentry and Joinery" dates back to 1854, and thankfully someone has scanned and uploaded it<p>Here's a great, free resource for you …

Getting Technical: 5 Types of Wood Joints You Should Know

No matter if a piece of furniture is big or small, plywood or solid, the type of joint used in production can make or break the item, literally.<p>When seeking to learn more about woodworking, gaining a deeper knowledge of wood joinery is a great place to start. Whether it's keeping the arm of a chair …

Woodworking

8 Quick Exercises to Build Your Core

For a quick workout that strengthens your core, try a simple routine of eight basic exercises. These are classic moves that have been used by …

Workouts

Trey's Lightroom Presets - Movie Night - Give your nighttime photos that cinematic look - Trey's Store

There is a mix of presets between extremely dramatic and some a bit more subtle. A good all-rounder for a subtle effect is "A Sundipped Flaxenpony" …

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Books

13 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at Harbor Freight

When it comes to your home, you get what you pay for. It's why, when you want your countertops to last for decades, you choose a material like …

Woodworking

The New Bodybuilding Workout: Gain massive upper-body muscle on day 1

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Let’s be honest: Who doesn’t want a body like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou …

Exercise

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

4 Sleeve Splitting Supersets for Superhero Arms

If you what to grow then you need to add supersets. A basic definition of a superset is when you do two exercises back to back with little to no rest …