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6 Expert-Approved Ways To Lose Fat Fast

#3 should be easy.<p>When it comes to reaching our weight-loss goals, we've got about as much patience as we do sitting in traffic when we're already late for work<i>.</i><p>But in order to get to your goal as quickly as possible, you've got to forget about crash dieting. That's because making strategic tweaks …

79 books Barack Obama recommended during his Presidency

Throughout his time in the White Office, President Barack Obama has recommended hundreds of books.<p>For the last two years, for instance, Obama has …

Books

How to Defrost Your Car Windshield in Less Than a Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

Cleaning

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

The Best Books Of 2016, According To Goodreads Users

As voted by the readers.

Michael Lewis: Why You Should Be Wary Of Other People's Advice

I spoke to Michael Lewis, author of the new book <i>The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds</i>, about how he decides what stories to write about, what he learned about our decision making from his research on the book, how he got started as a writer, his writing process and best …

Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Home in an Hour

<b>Your task list:</b><p><b>Total: 30 minutes</b><p><i>Want to bookmark this for future reference? Pin or download our cleaning cheat sheet.</i>

More Evidence Piles Up That Reading Literary Fiction Boosts EQ

There's a reason leaders from Barack Obama to Richard Branson make time for literature.<p>President Obama's summer reading list is full of literary fiction. So is Richard Branson's list of the books that influenced him the most. Both icons are exceptionally busy guys. Why do they make time in their …

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Writing

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28 Days to Massive Arms Workout Program

Let’s get one thing straight: the arms are small muscles. And we’re not just talking about your arms the way they appear now—no offense. The biceps …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

20 Rules to Live by for Those Who Want to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Weeks

The Right Way to Breathe For More Powerful Weightlifting

In the weight room, the two most important things to consider are safety and how much you can lift. For some people, it’s one or the other, but with …

High Blood Pressure

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

University of California

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Best Book Gifts for Gamers of 2015

Give the gift of knowledge.<p><b>Update:</b> use code 25OFFBOOK to get 25% off any physical (not Kindle) book from Amazon.<p>Books are like video games in that …

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

The 17 Worst Types of Airplane Passengers

The takeaway: don't be one of these people.<p>We've all been there: stuck for hours next to the worst airplane passenger on the history of the Earth, …

Torch Your Gut with Two Exercises

This routine is so ridiculously simple it shouldn’t work (but it does)<p>If you want to change your body, push the pedal to the floor and turn up the intensity. You can do just that with this “Elevator of Fitness Challenge.”<p>By pairing two explosive, total-body exercises—like the split jerk and skier …

How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix

Too many Americans think of the stock market as the "final frontier" -- something worthy of a "Star Trek" episode.<p>After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it's easier than you might think to "boldly go" where many …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

3 Best Ways To Organise Your Writing Office

Many thanks to Emily from OmniPapers, who’s been in touch with this GREAT infographic and 3 tips for organising your home office. When you’re a …

Writing

10 Reasons you stop writing your book and why to ignore them

There isn’t a writer alive that hasn’t stopped writing, whether as a planned break or simply because they got out of the habit. It’s happened to me …

15 Mistakes People Good At Resume Writing Never Make

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Stephen King

No time to Write? Here’s a 3-Step Solution.

by Ruthanne ReidReal life often gives us no time to write.In an ideal world, we’d all have that perfect writer’s schedule. We’d rise early and toss …

Creative Writing