Michael Menser

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Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

7 PHOTOS<p>Fat-melting yoga moves to do at home<p>See Gallery<p>Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, …

Yoga

The Key to Everything

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies<p>by Geoffrey …

Santa Fe

Wanna Sleep Like a Baby? This Trainer Says You Should Do These 3 Essential Stretches

Pretty much every last one of us could use a stellar night's sleep. Whether you're stressed out at work, sore from your last workout, or dealing with …

Exercise

Beware the Big Five

The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace<p>by Alexander Klimburg<p>Penguin, 420 pp., $30.00<p>The big Silicon Valley technology companies have long been …

National Security

Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

April 2018<p>We watch in horror as the damages from climate change continue to mount.<p>Last year, Hurricane Harvey dropped more rain on Houston than any …

Fossil Fuels

Mayoral Charter Revision Commission Starts Its Work

Charter Revision Commission (photo: Samar Khurshid)<p>A commission created by Mayor Bill de Blasio to review the City Charter and propose reforms to how …

City Politics

What’s Been Stopping the Left?

If progressive political parties had pursued a bolder agenda in the face of widening inequality and deepening economic anxiety, perhaps the rise of …

Economics

The Urban Housing Crisis Is a Test for Progressive Politics

Several years ago, a fired-up young activist came to my door asking me to sign a petition opposing the construction of a new apartment building in …

Gentrify or die? Inside a university's controversial plan for Baltimore

Three years after the death of Freddie Gray, the renowned Johns Hopkins medical school is transforming a vast 88-acre section of Baltimore out of what it calls ‘enlightened self-interest’. Will it work – and is it right?<p>The minivan is passing through a scene that typifies urban decay, …

Urbanism

China’s Answer to the World Bank Wants Green, Clean Asian Infrastructure

By Brian Bremner and Miao Han | April 8, 2018<p>Photographs by Giulia Marchi<p>From<p>Jin Liqun may not be a household name (yet), even though he has one of …

DiNapoli: Energy Companies Agree to Report on Impact of Paris Agreement Goals

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that three major U.S. energy companies have agreed to detail how they will be impacted …

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

The science-backed 7-minute fitness routine is a great way to get in shape

Looking for a way to get the benefits of a trip to the gym at home with no equipment? The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout can help.<p>Admittedly, when I first heard about the app, I assumed it was all hype. I was wrong.<p>Designed by exercise physiologist Chris Jordan, the app gets your heart …

Exercise

Vegan Bodybuilder Shares What He Eats In a Day | Men’s Health

People are increasingly adopting vegan diets for ethical and health reasons, too. Plant-based products are in higher demand than ever and will grow as a food trend in 2018, according to predictions from Whole Foods Market. In fact, when we polled <i>Men's Health</i> readers about going vegan on Twitter, …

Upper-Body Workout: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Dumbbell Curl | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 30 seconds each.<p>1. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (left arm).<p>2. Dumbbell half-kneeling single-arm curl (right arm).<p>That's one round. Repeat for 5 to 10 minutes, switching arms every 30 seconds.<p>The dumbbell half-kneeling …

Clever design plants off-grid sustainability in the big city

But this wasn't the case for a young couple who wanted to harness a more environmentally friendly way of life by reworking a four-bedroom terrace in …

Architecture

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.<p>Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some species such as butterflies were …

Insects

This 15-Minute Routine Will Work Your Lower Abs Like Whoa

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Workouts

Bangalore, before the dystopia: The birth, life, and death of India’s most liveable city

An old friend and I met up one afternoon this May.<p>She had changed. Many times over. For good or for bad, I am not to judge, but I didn’t like what I saw.<p>We have known each other since 1980, the year I was born. So, despite long periods of separation, I perk up every time she is mentioned. …

India

This 50 Push-Up Challenge Will Transform Your Body in 30 Days

Yes, you can get to 50 push-ups! Try our 30-day challenge.<p>It's been almost 20 years since Demi Moore starred in <i>G.I. Jane</i>, but that crazy-inspiring …

The End of the Suburban Dream? Here's How the Suburbs Are Changing & Why They May Never Be the Same | Inc.com

In 1977, my parents moved us from Brooklyn to Long Island. It was a good time to leave the city: Son of Sam roamed free, the blackouts that summer led to riots, and while the Bronx was officially burning, Brooklyn wasn't exactly Shangri-La either.<p>But more than that, my parents felt like they were …

Urban Design

Tone Your Arms in 3 Moves

Jay Sullivan<p>Beginner: Arm Circle<p><b>What You'll Need:</b> A pair of 3-pound dumbbells<p>Targets: Shoulders, back, triceps, biceps<p>Stand with feet shoulder-width …

Hips

These Drinks Have a Secret

For those who don’t drink, who aren’t drinking right now or who maybe drank too much the night before, a nonalcoholic beverage made with well-balanced, interesting flavors and thirst-quenching properties can be hard to come by. Consuming trendy sparkling waters by the case may be enough for some, …

Grand Central Station

9 of the Best Ab Workouts on YouTube

Let's get ready to rock those abs, strengthen your core, tighten your tummy, and improve your posture — these quick and powerful workouts target your midsection in under 10 minutes. We rounded up nine of the best workout videos on YouTube so you can piece together a (totally free) ab routine for …

The American dream? Top 20% pulling away from the rest, study finds

Does the American dream exist? Or has the middle class ruined it by hoarding opportunity on a scale that makes even the infamous one-percenters appear harmless and ineffectual?<p>That’s the question economics professor and Brookings Institution fellow Richard Reeves has set out to answer, and his …

Income Inequality

5 chest exercise alternatives to get your show muscles ready for the sun

5 chest exercise alternatives to get your show muscles ready for the sun<p>At this point, you, a well-informed fitness enthusiast, are fully aware of …

Workouts

No Lie: These 2 Workouts Burn More Calories Than a 3-Mile Run

Let’s be honest, running is a great workout. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but research shows that you can burn around 113 calories for each mile …

Exercise

Remembering a City Where the Smog Could Kill

Once upon a time, you could touch the air in New York. It was that filthy. No sensible person would put a toe in most of the waterways.<p>In 1964, Albert Butzel moved to New York City, which then had the worst air pollution among big cities in the United States.<p>“I not only saw the pollution, I wiped …

Pollution