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Serifos, Greece: great interiors, even better outdoors

For beauty, Serifos is up there with the Cyclades’ more famous islands – but it surpasses them for easygoing charm, which is why Athenians come here. That and the stylish places to stay<p>How do you choose which Greek island to visit? There are thousands, and of course the most famous cannot be the …

Italy

Casa Narigua

Nuevo León, Mexico<p>The house is considered as a large platform that, floating on a small volume that houses secondary dependencies, floats above the tops of the cedars. Casa Narigua by P+0 Arquitectura, in Jonuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.<p>Casa Narigua - P+0 Arquitectura<p>Casa Narigua - P+0 Arquitectura<p>Casa …

The minimal-equipment, quick-hitting 'No Excuses' workout plan

Ahmed Klink<p>Ahmed Klink<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When you “can’t commit” to working out, is it because a) you don’t have time, b) you …

Exercise

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

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Follow the restoration of this gorgeous French château on Instagram as it opens to the public

Many people dream of picking up everything and starting over in a new and beautiful country, but the Waters family actually made it happen by leaving their home in Australia and heading to France to restore a gorgeous château in the countryside.<p>The family has been documenting their journey on …

The Best Way to Do Kauai With Kids

There are a lot of things going for Kauai, from its empty and stunning beaches (Polihale has to be one of the world’s most glorious, even though it’s …

6 Things You Might Not Know About Iran

Iran is often mentioned on Western news outlets, but what do you REALLY know about this ancient country?<p><i>“Iran; friendly faces, open arms, ancient</i> …

Rick Steves: What's new in Spain and Portugal for 2017

Both Spain and Portugal have interesting stories to tell and interesting cultures to share. Here's some travel news for those visiting in 2017.<p>Across Spain, neglected corners of many cities are now being made more inviting for visitors. Sevilla's Triana neighborhood, for example, long considered …

European Travel

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded middle seat, and flight delays can put a …

72 Hours in Montreal

Quebec’s largest city may also be its most artistic; with 4 universities and a vibrant international community, it practically breeds creativity. Named a UNESCO city of design back in 2006, Montreal continues to prove its relevance to the design community world-wide. From natural sights – like …

An expert explains why you should try a high intensity workout like the '7-minute workout'

Lots of people mean to work out regularly, but it's often all too easy to just not get around to it.<p>Sure, we know that exercise is basically the closest thing to a magic pill for our health that's out there, but — in a busy, busy world especially — where do you find the time?<p>Luckily for those of us …

Planning to get fit in 2017? First you need to change the way you think

Sometimes, your approach to health and fitness needs a whole new mindset. Tomorrow is the day when we face up to our new year resolutions, particularly when it comes to our bodies. We will be different in 2017, we tell ourselves. We will be fitter, leaner, more effective in our lives.<p>This is …

Little Kids, Big Style: Our Favorite Kids Rooms & Nurseries of the Year

Be prepared, upon diving into this slideshow, to be uncomfortably jealous of babies, toddlers, and teenagers. These 15 rooms, home to kids of all …

Why Being Sore Doesn't Mean You're Getting Stronger - Mark Rippetoe

Training with weights produces muscle soreness. Many people don't like to be sore, and that's why they won't train for strength. Running also makes …

5 Creative Ab Exercises That Strengthen Your Whole Body—All You Need Is A Towel

Ab work can be a total snooze-fest. That's because it's all too easy to get stuck in a rut with the same-old moves. One way to break the cycle: New exercises that work different muscles than your body is used to.<p>"When we do new things, it's mentally stimulating; we're forced to connect our mind to …

Workouts

The Best High-Intensity Exercises for a Toned Core

In order to boost overall strength, it’s essential to work on tightening and toning your core. That’s because the muscles in the core serve as the …

Gear of the Year: Some of our favorites from 2016

<b>Babolat Pure Strike 98 (16x19)</b><p>With its sophomore effort Babolat decided to make a couple of significant changes to the Pure Strike. The beam has been …

5 Running Tips for the Non-Runner (From a Non-Runner)

<b>Running was the last element of fitness I learned to enjoy.</b> I had done it for years, but I had never liked it. It was simply part of being a martial …

Why Screening and Corrective Exercise Should Be the Foundation of Every Exercise Program

<b>Functional exercise, prehabilitation, and corrective exercises are growing exponentially and being addressed in everything from Runner’s World, Men’s</b> …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Running pounds down knee inflammation, says new study

While running for exercise is often lauded for the fact that it aids weight loss, improves cardiovascular and respiratory health and may even help …

7 workout strategies to burn fat and build muscle

It sounds trite, but it’s true: The only bad workout is the one you don’t do. Getting fit doesn’t have to be complicated, but burning off that flab …

Why Runners 'Hit The Wall,' And What To Do About It

Here are the psychological roadblocks endurance athletes should look out for.<p>Distance runners often worry about “hitting the wall” during training or races ― that dreaded moment when negative thoughts become so overpowering they make it difficult to continue.<p>Hitting the wall typically happens …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

5 Drills to Help You Achieve Your First Pull Up

<b>One of the key things we’re working on with clients right now is their pulling strength.</b> There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, it’s because pull …

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50 Shades of Glutes: Mat Exercises

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

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