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Fitwall Workout Videos

<b>Loaded Beast Step</b><br>10 reps on each side<br>Begin on the balls of your feet with your knees bent, hips lifted over your heels and arms straight in front of you with palms on the ground (called "loaded beast" position). Use your arms to pull your body forward into a lunge position replacing your left hand …

Fresh Apple Tea Lights - An apple candle holder tutorial

Ah, Halloween is over, and I sure enjoyed all of the spooky and festive posts. I’m not ready to let go of the fall theme just quite yet though! These …

Olive Penguins

Shares 7.7K<p>Simple Olive Penguins made with black olives, mozzarella balls, and carrots, are adorable and make a fun appetizer!<p>These Black Olive …

DIY Gold Magnetic Letters

Okay, so I have a super easy and totally fabulous “I Create” for you today! You know how much I’m loving gold these days. Well, I’m taking it to a …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Skinny Jeans

Amsterdam's most unique bars

While Amsterdam's pulsating Red Light District and party hubs like Leidseplein need no introduction, the Dutch capital has some wonderfully diverse bars away from the raucous stag parties and tourist crowds.<p>Many offer dining too, although just stopping by for a drink is fine. Here are 10 of the …

European Travel

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

European Travel

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

10 Ridiculous Movie Mistakes

Errors in 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Jurassic Park' and more great films<p>Virtually any movie, even a great one, can fall victim to continuity errors and factual …

Double-Unders Video Tutorial: Proper Form & Technique Tips

Jumping rope is an excellent exercise to help improve stamina and conditioning, but jumping rope can get pretty boring the better you get at it. One …

More Insight Into Developing Grip Strength: Your Hand Digits

Grip strength has been addressed previously on Breaking Muscle, and I hope you have gleaned something positive from those discussions. <b>This time we'll</b> …

Muscle

Kettlebells vs. Cardio Based Training

<b>Spread the Word</b><p><b>Listed Under</b><p><b>Industrys:</b><br>* Fat loss<br>* Fitness<p><b>Dec. 18, 2009</b> - <i>PRLog</i> -- So, why am I so adamant about Kettlebell Training as the best choice …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

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Beyond the 2-Handed Swing: 5 Effective Kettlebell Movements You May Be Neglecting

<b>There’s a lot more to the world of kettlebells than just the two-handed swing.</b> While the swing is effective, there are other movements that can work …

Armed Forces

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

Karen O channeling Robert Plant? Rad! We picked one essential cover from each of the last ten years<p>This century has been a golden age for cover …

Jack White
Travel

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

13 Underdog Songs That Could Be Your New Summer Jam

Not every perfect summer song will be on the radio constantly, but that's no reason to miss out.

Irish Cream Coffee Cupcakes & Marshmallow Top

Cupcakes disappoint me every time I try them anywhere. Dry cake, fat sugary top are very frustrating. I have decided to make an ultimate cupcake, …

Laidback Luke Releases Ultra Set Video

Months later, we are finally blessed with the epic live stream footage from <b>Laidback Luke’s</b> weekend one at <b>Ultra Music Festival</b>. Filled with all sorts …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

European Travel

Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Australia