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A retired Navy SEAL commander breaks down his morning fitness routine that starts before dawn

Jocko Willink retired from 20 years serving as a US Navy SEAL in 2010, but his morning routine is as intense as ever.<p>Willink is the former commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which became the most decorated special-operations unit in the Iraq War. In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs …


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Amazing, never-before-seen World War II photographs

Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the US Signal Corps; Palmer, then a brigadier general, was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places, etc.).<p>Charles Day Palmer was born in Chicago on February 20, 1902. After graduating from Washington High …


21 rare and weird facts about World War II


15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

The Deep Chest Workout

<b>The Deep Chest Workout</b>If you’re looking to put more size on your chest, look past those same old bench-press routines you’ve been doing—you know, the …


Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills

Image: Business Insider<p>Image: Business Insider<p>Sacramento sheriff releases new video showing the moment a police SUV hit a 61-year-old protester<br>• The …

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Ab Workouts for a Six-Pack

Six Moves to a Six-Pack<p>These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had<p>Nothing says "fit" like a wash-board stomach. And nothing makes achieving one harder than doing the same exercises every week. "Your body adapts and stops responding to …

All-Day Muscle

OVERVIEW<p><b>SURE, YOU WANT A BROADER CHEST AND ABS THAT WHISTLE IN THE WIND.</b> Biceps that bulge through your shirtsleeves would be nice too. But these aren't the only reasons you hit the gym. You also work out to burn off the jelly doughnut you had for breakfast (and to guard against tomorrow's …

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The Lean Muscle Diet

Principle No. 1 <br>You Need to Eat More Food<p>If you have a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch habit, the first step is easy: Limit your intake of anything with a name that includes the words "cheesy," "gordita," and/or "crunch."<p>But you still need to eat something, and whatever it is, it'll have calories …

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Pictures: Alaska's Wondrous Bristol Bay, Now Off-Limits to Gas and Oil Drilling

Photographer Michael Melford is celebrating the announcement that the U.S. government will protect the area's waters from oil and gas development.

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USMC Combat Conditioning Exercises

One of the things the U.S. Marines learned from the Iraq War was that Marines weren’t sufficiently physically prepared for combat. The rules of …

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How to Drink (and Eat) Like a Russian on New Year's Eve

Vodka, caviar, blinis, pickled beet eggs, and a retro shrimp salad: What more do you need on New Year's Eve? Celebrate like the Russians do—in style.<p>This is a <i>drinking</i> party not a <i>dinner</i> party. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty to eat. On New Year’s Eve in Russia, the table is covered …

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Kettlebell Workout for Your Abs

The 5-Move Core Shredder<p>Blast your abs, balance your strength, and boost total-body power and stability by training one limb at a time<p>By The Editors of Men's Health, Illustrations By ISM, Photography By Getty Images<p><b>Trainer</b>: Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., cofounder of Cressey Performance, Hudson, …

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25 Faces Everyone Who Went To Medical School Will Remember

Med school is hard.

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

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