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The Best Full-Body Muscle Workout for Beginners.

It's the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should<br>I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully stocked supergym to a …

11 More Awesome Spotify Tips and Tricks You're Probably Not Using

Even if you listen to Spotify every day, there are tons of features you may not know about. Whether you want to show off the songs you’re listening …

Music

How to Get Started With Sous Vide Cooking

Let's say that you were a good little boy or girl this past year (or maybe you're just really good at faking it) and somebody slipped a brand-new sous vide cooker into your stocking. Problem is, you've never cooked sous vide before, and it's unlike any kind of cooking you've done in the past. Where …

BBQ

A money manager sent us his top chart for 2016 — and it could be a cue for 'thunder'

If you thought 2015 was the bottom for emerging-market economies, think again.<p>Things will only get worse for Brazil, Russia, India, and China — otherwise known as the BRIC countries — in 2016.<p>That is the year-end thought of Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, a Connecticut-based investment …

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

10 superb iOS and Mac apps we loved in 2015

Witnessing the ingenuity of app developers both small and large is a real highlight of my job writing about the Apple ecosystem. In that regard, 2015 didn’t disappoint: Some tremendous new apps got unleashed this year on both iOS and OS X.<p>Here are <i>Cult of Mac’</i>s picks for the absolute best apps of …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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The 17 best US cities for people who really like to eat

Food- and drink-rating site Zagat asked editors around the country to make a case for the US city they believe had the biggest year in food. The editors looked at new openings, award-recognition, and national media attention to determine which cities had the most victorious years. The final list …

If you pick one vitamin, make it this one

A pharmacy wall stocked with vitamins can be overwhelming to scan. So if you could incorporate only one into your routine, which should it be?<p>We put this question to Dr. Arielle Levitan and Dr. Romy Block, who penned "The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your …

Wellness

The Best iPhone Hacks of 2015

*Magic*<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, this year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related woes. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

A Heart-Racing, Total-Body Workout

Ever felt paralyzed by too many choices? The struggle is real. It's how we occasionally feel about strength-training workouts. Endless possibilities …

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20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

The 15 Best Books of 2015

Rewarding reflections on time, love, loss, courage, creativity, and other transformations of the heart.<p>In the spirit of treating my annual best-of reading lists as a sort of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse, reflecting not aspirational priorities for the new year but what proved most worth …

Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

5 Android Productivity Apps to Help You in 2016

New year, new you? The power to supercharge your 2016 is already in your hands! These apps will make you a force to be reckoned with come January, so invest some time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.<p><b>SwiftKey</b><p>SwiftKey is a free app which is probably the best third party keyboard …

Apps

Should you be aiming for 10,000 steps a day?

Your best friend is sporting the newest FitBit, your boss just announced a zombie-inspired walking challenge, and your mom is suddenly more interested in counting steps than Weight Watchers points. Meanwhile, all of them want to know if you're managing to rack up 10,000 steps a day. So are you? And …

University of Tennessee

10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Internet of Things: Forget the big numbers, what are the best IoT gadgets?

Introduction<p>It's a market that likes to talk numbers – 34 billion connected devices by 2020, global investment of $7.3 trillion (around £4.8 …

18 apps you should be using on your commute

Millions of people commute to work every day in the United States. A survey conducted by the U.S.Census Bureau in 2013 found that 86% of workers commuted by automobile — and the vast majority of them drove alone.<p>Getting to work can be a the most dreaded, frustrating part of someone's day, but it …

22 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year's resolutions, and in 2015 he decided that he'd read a book every two weeks.<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. …

Books

6 Awesome Gifts under $60 for the Apple Lover in Your Life

It’s amazing the products you find available for the iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch when you delve into the Internet rabbit hole. A friend recently sent me to a website called Fancy for finding lesser-known gadgets at good prices. Needless to say, I found a lot of awesome gifts, whether you buy them …

Handsfree

How Mapping the Customer Journey Can Help You Create Better User Experiences

In 2012, Sephora decided to make major changes to improve customer experience both in its in-store and online platforms. The company looked at its current customer interactions and realized that shoppers took a multifaceted approach to purchasing the company's beauty products. The company needed to …

How to invest $500

If investing feels like a rich person's game, it's not your imagination: Many online brokers impose initial deposit requirements of $1,000 or more. Mutual funds, a common investment choice with close to $16 trillion in U.S. assets, often have similar minimums.<p>But that doesn't mean you should sit on …