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The Beginner Strength-Training Plan That Made Me Fall in Love With Weightlifting

Before I started strength training regularly, I was pretty terrified of the weight room at the gym. I had no idea where to start, and I felt like everyone was staring at me and judging me for the exercises I was doing. When my previous trainer designed a beginner weightlifting plan for me, I was …

Weightlifting

Your New Favorite Instant Pot Recipe

We got Melissa Clark to share the recipe for Korean chile-braised brisket and kimchi coleslaw from her new book, ‘Dinner in an Instant.’<p>Even though …

Cooking

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

This Free App Lets You Upload Images from Your Desktop to Instagram

Have you ever wanted to skip the smartphone experience Instagram offers and do it all right from the comfort of your laptop’s web browser?<p>Previously, …

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as …

Autism

How to Use the Healing Brush on Edges

The healing brush in Photoshop is a potent tool to clean things up. It can be used in numerous scenarios and works well most of the time. However, if …

How to spend the first 30 minutes of your morning so you can be more productive all day

One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing, and searching for new and novel ways to do more.<p>The truth is, your desire to do more and get more done will lead you not toward greater productivity, but toward burnout, if you don't take time each day to check in …

Time Management

Checklist: What You Must Ask a Client Before Giving a Price

It's a huge risk to not ask the right questions before giving a prospective client a price. Not only does it make you look like an amateur, but you …

Uber adds tipping

After years of refusing to add a tipping option for drivers, Uber is finally adding tips to its application as part of an outreach program to riders and passengers.<p>The company, which has seen so much trouble on so many fronts in recent months it’s nearly impossible to encapsulate in one paragraph, …

How an Award Winning Photo is Made, All 27 PS Blending Modes Explained, Useful Editing Skills and More!

A few days ago I received an email telling me that my photo “Windermere Morning” had won the Olympus Global Photo Contest 2017. Apart from the kudos …

Wrap Gifts Without Any Tape or Ribbon Using This Japanese Method

There’s something a little inelegant about covering your gifts with odd bits of tape. It’s quite literally the rough duct tape solution to wrapping …

LOL: This viral photo series shows what happens after 3 glasses of wine

There’s nothing quite like pulling an Olivia Pope and having a nice glass of wine (or two) after a long day. But, does wine actually help us unwind …

Another F-35 fighter caught on fire

The incident was listed by the Naval Safety Center as a "Class A Mishap" — the most serious mishap class — which means that there was $2 million or more in damage. The Safety Center's report said the fire occurred in the aircraft's weapons bay on Oct. 27, and was followed by an "uneventful landing."<p>…

Military

42 Vintage Photographs Document Street Scenes of New York City During the Great Depression and World War II

John Albok (1894–1982) was a Hungarian photographer who immigrated to the United States and documented street scenes in New York City during the …

Inside the impossible life of a New York street vendor

Street vendors find themselves in a war for the right to be ambitious in New York City – and with its massive police presence, Times Square is a frontline<p>Selling on the streets is hard. It doesn’t matter if one is slinging handbags or doughnuts, shish kebab or art – vending is for those who are …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

Scientists Discover a Mysterious Prehistoric Shark That Was Related to Megalodon

Earth's oceans used to be a lot scarier.<p>Scientists have discovered the remains of a mysterious, car-sized shark, which swam the coastlines of the …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Amazing Chili

Updated October 12, 2017<p>Amazing Chili<p>This image courtesy of Shutterstock<p><i>Editor's Note: If you're looking for a recipe for Amazing Chili, then this is</i> …

Google Self-Driving Car CTO Departs As Unit Inches Toward Commercialization

Google’s push to perfect cars that drive themselves spurred the auto industry to fund their own efforts in that space. Now Chris Urmson, a key part of that initiative for seven years, is leaving as the Silicon Valley giant moves ever closer to commercializing the technology.<p>“After leading our cars …

Autonomous Vehicle

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The stock market is an incredible way to build wealth over the long term, but it's also incredibly difficult to pick winning stocks on a consistent basis. Even the best investors can barely pick more winners than losers. On the bright side, all it takes is one big …

Investing

7's Day: A Celebration Of All Things Rotary

Passion. This is what it’s all about. No matter how hot, wet or sticky the 7th of July gets in Yokohama, you know that RX-7 owners will converge on …

13 protein-rich Paleo recipes that will stack on muscle

1. The ultimate Paleo breakfast sandwich<p>If you're on the Paleo diet and craving an Egg McMuffin, this sandwich should do the trick. Instead of bread, …

Healthy Eating

Adaptogenic Herbs: Ancient Balancing Tonics For Stress And Anxiety

When you’re stressed and anxious, getting your life back in balance can be challenging. That sweet spot of calm focus and productive energy can be …

This Exercise Will Make Your Legs Stronger, Your Arms Bigger, and Your Belly Smaller

What more could a guy want?<p>You <i>could</i> just stand there admiring your biceps as you do curls.<p>But if you want to simultaneously burn fat and build lower-body strength while you pump up your arms, try this explosive total-body exercise, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Andy Speer, C.S.C.S.<p>Between reps …

Ex-Googler slams designers for making apps addictive like 'slot machines'

At Google, Harris worked to ensure that the company designs were ethical: optimal for the user with minimal deceit or manipulation. But, in a "race to grab your attention," Harris emphasized in a recent Medium post, many product designers try to exploit psychological vulnerabilities.<p>To illustrate …

Slot Machines

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Source: puhhha/Shutterstock<p>Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for …

Psychology

8 bad habits that are ruining your sleep

Conversely, research shows there's a direct correlation between getting less sleep and workplace inefficiency.<p>The prefrontal cortex, where the problem-solving functions of the brain are housed, is degraded if we don't get enough sleep.<p>Working when you're sleep-deprived "we now know is the cognitive …

Sleep

10 Shower Habits That You've Been Doing Wrong Your Whole Life

<i>By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings</i><p>If you're anything like me, taking a long, hot shower can be one of the best parts of the day. Whether using it to start the morning or taking one before bed, it can be quite relaxing to enjoy a steamy rinse.<p>However, I had no idea that the way I've been showering …