Peter Melville

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How To Successfully Ask Out The Girl Of Your Dreams

In my time on this planet I've learnt many things such as my children will probably have red hair, bad decisions make great stories and that the girl …

Houses

I'm a Trainer, and This Is the Ab Workout I Do For a Six-Pack

If you want to get stronger, more defined abs, there are a few things I recommend you do. My first suggestion is to look at what you're eating. Are you consuming lots of foods that are processed, are high in sugar, and have zero nutritional value? If so, you're going to need to revamp your diet and …

A letter to… my friend with benefits

I’ve just seen you again after about 10 years, three marriages and four children between us, and it feels as if nothing has changed. But of course it has. We’re in our 40s now; both older, a bit fatter (well, me, certainly), a bit more jaded. Those heady days of our 20s are well and truly behind …

Millennials

The Best Chest Workout in Under 10 Minutes

This 10-minute chest workout is perfect for gaining power, strength, and muscle size. Created by Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., the founder of TS Fitness in …

Fried Water Is Thrifty, Genius Cooking at Its Very Best

Combine the onions and olive oil in a large skillet and cook gently over moderate heat (“low and slow,” as Aggie says) until the onions are softened …

The Garlic Broth Recipe That Brought Me Back to Health

This soup has just three other ingredients, but garlic is the one that matters.<p><i>This story is part of the Healthyish Guide to Feeling Better Already, a collection of recipes, remedies, and distractions to get you back on your feet.</i><p>Before there was this garlic broth, my sick-day cooking was pretty …

Recipes

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Below is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if I …

Backpacking

How to feed your gut

Want a healthy gut? Reach for the kimchi, sauerkraut, artichokes, coffee and chocolate. But watch out – one category of food will make your microbes wither<p>Kimchi, kombucha, sauerkraut, miso and kefir – all fermented foods and drinks – have been around for centuries, but suddenly they are all the …

7 Healthy Recipes That Will Help Cure Your Holiday Food Hangover

If you are currently horizontal on your living room couch or you woke up feeling helplessly full from last night’s holiday extravaganza, you’ve come …

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively …

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.<p>It used to be called "scholar's neck" or "reading …

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone …

5 houseplants that will help you beat the winter blues

Invite houseplants into your home this season<p>1 Spathiphyllum<p>Banish any stuffy air and breathe easier with a <b>Spathiphyllum</b>, also known as a peace lily. …

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

How to win at calisthenics

In a fitness world dominated by gym memberships and ultra-marathons, a refreshingly stripped back approach to exercise has been taking the world by storm: calisthenics.<p>Sitting somewhere between gymnastics, parkour and weight training, the approach sees people use minimal or no equipment to lunge, …

Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric or Curcumin is a wonder herb and it has many health benefits.It’s bright orange, bitter and powerful.Turmeric is the vibrant ingredient that gives curry it’s memorable hue. If you’ve tried Indian cuisine, you’ve likely tasted it and loved it.<p>This predominant spice is used generously in …

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Some people dread mornings, and other people relish them. No matter which type you are, there’s still a good chance that you can tweak your morning …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

4 Simple Gymnastics Drills for Strength and Mobility

<b>Gymnastics strength training provides countless benefits to those willing to commit to the process</b>. By focusing on bodyweight progressions, athletes …

Workouts

Baked sausages with beans, eggs and feta

This is an easy dish – and looks terrific – but you have the challenge of adjusting the thickness of the sauce by cooking it a little longer (if you need it to be thicker) or adding more water (if you want it thinner). I can’t be specific about it as it depends on the size of the pan you use. …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Caravan's baked eggs and chorizo with tomato ragout recipe

Spice up your breakfast eggs with a tomato and pepper ragout<p>Serves 4<p>I first had baked eggs when I worked in a restaurant 12 years ago. The pastry chef was Israeli and he used to talk about this guy, called Dr Shakshuka, who would go to the food market in Tel Aviv, set up his pan and fry peppers, …

The Spirituality Of Running

<i>The author and teammate Mike Riebs, Santa Monica Mountains, 1961</i><p><i>Even the youthful may faint and grow weary, even the fittest may stumble and fall, but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk</i> …

Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

From innovative media streamers and VR headsets to super-compact memory storage devices and chargers, we select the best bargain gadgetry<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.

Gear & Gadgets

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

A sleep scientist shares 11 easy ways to get a restful night's sleep

Many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to sleep soundly.<p>Sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, gave us some tips on how best to ensure a good night's sleep every single …