Lauren Skelly

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Improve Stability With This Resistance Band Exercise

The lateral band walking exercise looks (and feels) pretty strange, but it's actually the perfect way to improve hip stability, strengthen the hip …

Exercise

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Exercise

I Went From Seeing Journaling As A Chore To Loving It, Here’s How

Daily journal writing has been shown to increase intelligence, reduce stress, and even strengthen immunity. At first though, it felt like unpaid work.<p>“Dear Diary” entries might seem like a frivolous pastime, but keeping a journal has long been known to improve your health and well-being. Journal …

There are secret luxury villas hidden in the Bali jungle with hot tubs and a spa - and they're actually amazingly cheap to rent

Heading deep into the heart of the Balinese jungle you'd expect to find lush rainforest, exotic wildlife and spectacular natural wonders.<p>You'd be …

Asia Travel

First drafts

Essential reading: the “Shitty First Drafts” chapter of Anne Lamott’s <i>Bird By Bird</i>:Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You …

Creative Writing

The 15 Best Music Podcasts Out There Now

I think we can all agree that music is pretty great, right? Whether it’s inoffensively wafting out of the speakers of your local Applebee’s and/or Chili’s, blasting out of the speakers of your car, or pumping through your earbuds during an intense workout, music is an art form that enhances …

4 Breakfast Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In order to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories then you burn off during exercise. Even people who never count calories are often aware of …

Nutrition

Five Places to Go in Bangkok

If Bangkok’s Ari neighborhood could write its own autobiography, it might be called “From Bureaucrats to Baristas.” For decades, the low-lying leafy district was known mainly for its federal ministries, municipal administration offices and gated quasi-suburban homes. Increasingly, however, Ari is a …

Craft Beer

7 things you need to know before you visit Hoi An in Vietnam

<b>If you are planning a trip Vietnam, you’ll have probably heard about Hoi An.</b><p>If you’ve been to Vietnam any time in, let’s see, the last 20 years, then …

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …

Update Your Bucket List with the 7 Coolest Things to Do in Norway

Norway never fails to impress. Take, for example that Scandinavian quality of life (biking to work, enviable home design, 25 vacation days a year) …

Covered in glory: the tribute albums that saved careers and changed lives

This week brings new all-star love-ins dedicated to Elton John and Johnny Cash – marginal releases in the context of their careers, yet tributes to lesser-known acts can prove transformative<p>There are, when you boil it down, two kinds of tribute albums. There are the ones featuring people you’ve …

Music

10 Apps That'll Help You Tour a New City

<b>Cities Talking</b>: With Cities Talking, users can listen to a city guided tour narrated by individuals local to the city. The app offers GPS enabled …

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Japan

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Now Almost 50 Years Into An Iconic Career, All John Prine Wants Is One More Cigarette

<i>The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now.</i><p>There …

I Went on a Vacation By Myself, and It Changed My Life

When I started telling people I was going to Mexico for a week, everybody’s first question was the same: Who are you going with? When I said I was …

Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk, and Read This Interview With Neil Young

Sixty years into an iconic career, Young is still fighting back against the recording industry. In a rare interview, he talks to Noisey about art, algorithms, and the likelihood of music saving the world.<p>"They're beautiful," Neil Young says of the new melodies he's had rolling around his head …

Readers recommend playlist: songs that start with the chorus

Getting straight down to business this week with songs from Abba, Tears for Fears, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald and the Fall<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of your suggestions. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of</b> …

David Bowie

I Planked One Minute Every Hour for Two Weeks

Eight minutes of planking is actually a long time. I started off the first couple days only doing forearm planks. But for as short as a minute …

How to Build Your Own LED Softbox for Product Photography and Video

Don't buy, DIY<p>Whether you're taking stills or shooting video, in order to get that "liquid light" effect on a smooth surface you need a diffused …

Here’s Why You Should Always Say Yes to a Stopover

It used to be that a direct flight to wherever you were going was the holy grail of air travel — who wants to spend 10 hours in an airport waiting for your *real* vacation to begin, right? Now, that’s all changed. Airports are outfitted with amenities that make you <i>want</i> to hang out there; there are …

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

From hair and make-up to mindset and confidence: How to look and feel fabulous in later life

Forget slippers, settling and sagging. Getting older should mean getting better, not worse, and there’s no excuse not to make sure your later life is …

10 of the best eccentric attractions in Europe: readers’ travel tips

Readers’ picks of weird wonders include fun times in a Transylvanian salt mine, getting soaked in an Austrian castle and the world’s largest pig museum Send us a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: Theme park in a Transylvanian salt mine, Romania<p>For a surreal experience, look …

European Travel

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

18 Life Hacks That Only Tumblr Could Come Up With

"Crack your phone screen in advance so you won't be sad when the screen cracks."

Lifehacks

Woman Documents Fixing the Wing of a Live Monarch Butterfly Using Household Items

Romy McCloskey, a professional costume designer from Texas who also raises monarch butterflies as a hobby, recently received a lot of praise online, …

This Is the Itinerary You Need If You're Traveling to Greece

Located in Southeastern Europe and neighbored by islands dotted across the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is known for its pristine beaches, ancient …

Tori Amos On World Cafe

If Mother Earth were to manifest as a piano-prodigy-angel-voiced rock star, I think she would take the shape of Tori Amos. There's an elemental air to the music Amos makes, especially on her latest album, <i>Native Invader,</i> on which she traces some of the songlines passed down through the Smoky …

New Singles