Blake Douglas

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52 Mountain Climber Variations That Burn Serious Amounts Of Fat

Our favorites: the low hover jumping climber, the twisting hang climber, and the feet-to-wall climber<p>You’ve probably done a mountain climber. It’s basically a plank, but your knees take turns driving toward your chest.<p>And you may have done the cross-body version or even the feet-elevated</b> …

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

The Timeless workout program: 5 routines where old school and new school collide

james michelfelder<p>james michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45-60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timelesswas inspired by old-school bodybuilding. Benching, deadlifting, …

8 weight-loss routines to get your body fat under 10%

Now that you’ve made some headway in the gym, you want to start honing in on the details, like dropping your body fat percentage. How hard could it …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

How to build muscle: The basic guide for beginners

So, you want to know how to build muscle.It’s an answer in two parts, really. Is your ultimate aim to get big or get strong?Each goal involves …

10 intense weight loss workouts under 10 minutes

In order for weight-loss workouts to be effective, they need to be metabolic so you supercharge your body’s ability to burn fat. The sweet spot? …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

Bodybuilding's Best Kept Secret

Olympic Gold<p>Bodybuilding may never make it to the Olympics, but I believe that Olympic lifting will make it to <i>bodybuilding.</i> In fact, I've always …

Scientist says this diet is best to keep your body burning off calories

Your body doesn't like it when you diet.<p>It prefers being fat and comfortable - it's an evolutionary response from the caveman days to keep you alive …

Nutrition

How Often Should You Lift Every Week? New Research Reveals the Answer

Here’s the right number of times to hit the gym to maximize muscle growth<p>If you want the most gains, you should train each muscle group twice a week, according to a new review in the journal <i>Sports Medicine</i>.<p>Scientists analyzed 10 prior studies that compared muscle growth in people who trained each …

It's Trump: Here's what evangelicals should do now

Following his victory in the Indiana primary, Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for president of the United States. In upcoming days, many of us in the evangelical community will be tempted to be despondent, maybe even to detach ourselves from the political process out …

An Open Letter to Bruce Springsteen and His Band

Dear Bruce,<p>As a resident of North Carolina since 2003, I read with interest that you decided to cancel your April 10th concert in Greensboro because …

Imagine If Conservatives in Academia Could Safely 'Come Out'

A few days after the 2004 election, Gabriel Rossman went for a job interview with the UCLA sociology department. Rossman was finishing a doctorate at …

3 Things the Fittest Man on Earth Does Every Day

Follow the 2015 CrossFit Games Champion’s lead and watch your fitness levels explode<p>The Fittest Man on Earth doesn’t look the part.<p>If you saw 25-year-old Ben Smith in the checkout line, you may just think he was a sixth grade gym teacher, or a summer camp councilor.<p>He’s of average height and weight …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

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How Did America Forget What ‘Socialist’ Means?

With Obama cuddling up to Cuba, it’s time to remind ourselves of the evils of socialism.<p>In 1936, when Franklin Roosevelt sought reelection to the presidency, some of his critics labeled him a “socialist.” The charge was so incendiary that the White House moved quickly to rebut it, labeling it an …

Watch: The Seven-Minute Workout To Get Into Shape Efficiently, Backed By Science

<b>Keen to</b> get into shape but tight on time?<p><b>This seven-minute</b> workout, termed high intensity circuit training (HICT), is designed to improve one’s …

Exercise

Why Confidence is better than Intelligence, Attractiveness, or Correctness

“Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.” — businessman Brian Tracy<p>Everybody wants to feel confident. We want to …

What Women Want In Men: 8 Personality Traits

There are questions men have asked since the dawn of time. Who am I? Why am I here? What happens after death? What the hell do women want?<p>The answer …

Personality

Former Soviet Chess Champ Who’s Now an Advocate for Capitalism Has Some Pointed Words for Sanders and His ‘Socialist Policies’

Garry Kasparov published a piece in the Daily Beast on Thursday in which he offered a follow-up to his Facebook status criticizing the socialism supported by Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that went viral last week.<p>Kasparov, a Russian chess grandmaster and chairman of …

Middle-class

Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

Schools face relentless pressure to up their offerings in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math. Few are making the case for philosophy.<p>Maybe they should.<p>Nine- and 10-year-old children in England who participated in a philosophy class once a week over the course of a year …

Education

Work Meetings Are Destroying Business (And How to Destroy Them Back)

My brother is a vice president of a large company. He often tells me he gets anxiety on Sundays because of an incoming Monday of long, byzantine …

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Cop Stops to Talk to Drug-Addicted Homeless Man. It’s What Happens Next That Has People Calling Him a ‘Hero.’

One simple act of kindness can totally transform a person’s life.<p>Deputy Matt Holman helped change a homeless man’s life with one simple act of kindness (YouTube)<p>It’s a touching life lesson that Deputy Matt Holman with the Greenville County Sheriffs’ Office in Greenville, South Carolina, learned …

How to ride loose on your mountain bike - MBR

Foot out, flat out<p>We see it so often in videos of the top riders but riding loose can be a scary prospect for those of us unfamiliar with the feeling …

Mountain Biking

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help