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A Beginner's Guide to Cognac

How to drink it, buy it, and mix it into cocktails.<p>Even if you’ve never tried Cognac, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a lot about the drink in one of thousands of rap lyrics. But what is it, exactly? The amber-colored spirit is an aged brandy—distilled wine—specifically made in the Cognac region …

'Detox' from overly processed foods: Why and how to cut back

<b>(CNN) —</b> If nutrition headlines catch your attention, you've probably heard the advice to eat more fresh, whole foods and consume fewer processed foods.<p>It sounds straightforward enough, and you may have chosen to abide by this "food rule." But like many topics in nutrition, the advice is not as …

Nutrition

The 5 Best Upper Body Exercises That You Are Not Doing!

While there are a number of great upper body exercises out there that will surely help you reach your goals, such as:<p><i>Dips, bench presses, pull-ups,</i> …

Bodybuilding

The Very Best Way to Build Forearms

9 Experts Share Their Best Training Tips<p>The Question<p>What's your very best tip for building forearms?<p>Mark Dugdale – IFBB Pro Bodybuilder<p>Wrist curls if …

23 things you should always have in your home in case of an emergency

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, Hurricane Irma tore through several Caribbean islands and hit Florida hard over the past week.<p>As this year's "super active" hurricane season rages on, it's not too late to start preparing for potentially disastrous weather.<p>According to the Federal …

EPA

Tip: Do This for 20 Minutes, Feel Great

Deload your spine, fix your posture, function better. Here's how.<p>You Need Some Horizontal Time<p>Strangely, sitting for long periods of time is one of …

Pain

10 Simple Things You Need to Know About Finance if You Want to Be Rich

What we in finance understand is that risk equals reward. You cannot gain something without the willingness to give something up.<p><i>What are the ten most important things about personal finance that someone without a finance background must know? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and</i> …

Finance

How air conditioning changed the world

<b>Imagine we could control the weather - pushing a button to make it warmer or cooler, wetter or drier.</b><p>The implications would be enormous. No more droughts or floods, no heat waves or icy roads. Deserts would become verdant. Crops would never fail.<p>In fact climate change has sparked some …

Climate Change

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

Tip: The Hanging Windshield Wiper for Abs

Already have a strong core? Get it even stronger with this advanced exercise while also targeting your obliques.<p>The hanging windshield wiper combines …

The 15 Smartest and Smallest DIYs You Can Do for Your Home

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to keep your house in top condition. Some of the best improvement projects don’t require pulling …

19 Lower-Body Stretches for When Your Legs and Butt Are Sore As Hell

You’ve mustered up the energy to hit the gym, try a new workout class, or head out on a long run this week—in other words, you’re crushing this whole …

Yoga

4 Shoulder Stretches to Keep You Limber Forever

Hip problems get a lot of attention as you age. But tight, immobile shoulders, beyond making the gym miserable, put you squarely in old-man …

15 exercises to develop the best traps in the gym

Your traps are muscles that add an instant air of dominance, power, and masculinity to your physique. And when it comes to building them, there are …

If your knees click when you stand up, this could be why

Do your knees click when you stand up? Sorry to bring the mood down, but it could be an early warning sign of an incurable joint condition. A study of almost 3,500 Americans has shown there to be a clear link between 'noisy knees' and the development of painful joints which, in some cases, can lead …

Arthritis

The Best Honeymoon Destinations Around the World

The earliest meaning of the term "honeymoon" supposedly stems from an old European custom in which newlyweds would consume great quantities of mead, …

Ernest Hemingway

Tip: How To Do Every Rep of a Calf Exercise

To build calves, every single rep needs to have four steps. Here they are.<p>To build calves, you have to increase their trainability – their potential …

Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.<p>If your goal is hypertrophy, use …

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Tip: Feel Your Way To Growth

Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.<p>Mind-Muscle Matters<p>If you don't develop a …

Tip: The Top 10 Herbs For Health Fanatics

Improve gut health, fight cognitive decline, prevent illness, and, oh yeah, make your food taste amazing with these super-herbs.<p>1 – Sage<p>The oil in …

Stronger Wrists, Bigger Lifts

How to Build Bulletproof, Pain-Free Wrists<p>Strong, Pain-Free Wrists<p>Some call it prehab and some call it injury prevention. In reality, it's just how …

4 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Legs

Training legs is like going to the dentist - everyone knows they should but yet some people avoid it nonetheless.<p>Why train legs if you’re just going …

5 Simple Solutions for Anterior Knee Pain

Patella-femoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as PFPS, is characterized by recurring pain and irritation in the front of the knee, typically …

Tip: Build Better Lats With Cables

In this case, a machine is better than free weights. Check this out.<p>A Better Pullover<p>The dumbbell pullover has been an old-school bodybuilding staple …

Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.<p>Grow Stubborn Muscle Fibers<p>One of the prevailing …

Most Amazing Action Scenes In Video Games Of All Time

Video games are more action jammed pack than a big budget Hollywood movie. You have to agree on that because games like Uncharted and Fallout have …

This Is Why You're Not Jacked

5 Ways to Finally Build More Muscle<p>Your Connection is Broken<p>After a few years of solid training, most lifters ask themselves: should I continue going …

Extreme Sports

Tip: How to Build Pecs With a Foam Roller

Yes, really. This training method will also improve your lifting mechanics. Take a look.<p>Do the Foam Roller Chest Press<p>Using a foam roller can teach …

Exercise

The 3 Best Workouts For Guys Who Want Massive Arms

Pump up your arms with these cutting-edge muscle-building arm workouts<p>You’ve probably heard all kinds of flashy words used to describe muscle building techniques: Supersets, dropsets, slow negatives, static holds, training to failure, and more. They can all work wonders, but it can be complicated …