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The 29 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Stronger, Leaner, Toned Arms

You can get totally ripped arms and incredibly strong with one thing — your own body! Here are 29 bodyweight arm exercises that will have you wearing tank tops in December just so you can show off your guns.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take …

Workouts

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

14 great books about sports that will change the way you look at the game

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This truth is one of the reasons so much great literature has been written about the world of sport.<p>We've seen miracles, heartbreaks, …

The 7 Best Foods to Eat if You Want to Sculpt Seriously Awesome Arms

Great arms don't just happen. Here's how your nutrition can help.<p><i>This article was written by JJ Virgin, a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling author, and was provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness<i>.</i><p>One of the side effects of being in the public eye is that …

Nutrition

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You’ll Ever Need

<b>You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.</b> <i>– By Jenna Bergen Southerland for Prevention</i>Photograph by Ryan HulvatI do my best to …

The 31 Most Scenic Fall Road Trips (You Can Actually Afford)

Lower gas prices after Labor Day help make the trips budget-friendly.<p>A road trip in the fall can be an opportunity to see parts of the U.S. without …

National Parks

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Winking Is One of the Weirdest Things You Can Do With Your Face

If you’re a famous person who wants to make some headlines, winking seems like a pretty low-effort, high-payoff way to do it. Sarah Palin did it …

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

Cannabis

These air-travel hacks can get you to places you thought you couldn't afford

The benefits of travel are as innumerable as they are indisputable. The chance to get out of town, out of your comfort zone and out into the world …

South America

Gun violence surges in Chicago, where residents want to show ‘everything is not all bad’

On a weekend afternoon in a city scarred by escalating violence, Kris Pinder watched his children play at a park festival in Roseland, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.<p>The harmonies of a gospel choir bubbled up through loudspeakers while clippers buzzed across the scalps of little boys in …

Law Enforcement

An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

8 Sensational Ways to Create a Positive Impact Every Day

Discover how engaging in acts of kindness daily can create more joy and meaning in our lives.<p>Optimists view the world with a different lens than pessimists.<p>Optimists experience better health, manage challenges more effectively and are generally more confident and happier within themselves. …

Happiness

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

How nature helps us overcome trauma

Writers have long explored the healing powers of nature. Fiona Macdonald looks at how 21st-Century authors are weaving memoir with landscape in dealing with difficult times.<p>In his book The Moth Snowstorm, Michael McCarthy mentions research carried out in a hospital in the 1980s. Architecture …

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Travel

The 25 most popular places for late-night pizza in New York City

If you're in New York City, Foursquare's got your back. The location intelligence company looked at visit data from Swarm, the app for checking in and winning free stuff, to identify the most popular spots to stop for a slice between midnight and 4 a.m.<p>Whether vegan concoctions, pasta-topped pies, …

Italy

200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

It's tough staying healthy when you're eating the same boring bowl of oatmeal or lifeless salad day after day. Add a little much-needed pizzazz to …

Healthy Eating

15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym

Glutes are king as far as the hierarchy of your muscles is concerned. “For athletic performance, overall lower body power, strength, speed, and …

I Went To A Nude Beach And Hated Every Minute Of It

"Instead of feeling like a celebration of my body, it feels more like I’m Cersei taking her walk of shame on Game of Thrones."<p>I was headed on vacation with my husband to a town with a nude beach for a week, and I decided we absolutely must visit it (no matter how uncomfortable the idea made me). My …

The safest places to travel in Mexico

First off, it's important to know the difference between the two different travel advisories the U.S. State Department issues: travel alerts and travel warnings. A travel alert is a short-term caution, signaling events that should be over fairly quickly: tumultuous elections, labor strikes or …

11 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

You travel to see the world, not to wait in three-hour lines to make it to the top of an overpriced observatory deck. That said, certain proverbial “tourist traps” are totally worth the time, money and proximity to sweaty, disgruntled teen tours. Here are 11 of them.<p>THE GRAND CANYON (ARIZONA)<p>Here’s …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

Flying

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee

Mat’s Fat-to-fit Notes

I’m a forty-five year old man who’s been overweight for a good deal of my life.<p>Last summer, I looked like this. I weighed over 90 kilos. Although …