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25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

Tip: Improve Your Deadlift, Spare Your Low Back

This primer superset teaches you to deadlift correctly, allows your CNS to recover, and it's easy on your aching joints. Check it out.<p>Nearly every …

Best Cooking Method for Steak: The Reverse Sear | The Art of Manliness

While on book tour in Chicago a few months back, I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a leisurely meal, and a few cold beers, with …

Muscle detailing: The workout to build incredibly chiseled shoulders

For big, broad shoulders, compound moves do the trick. But for muscle striation and dimension, putting different equipment and lesser-targeted …

Exercise

Real estate investors on U.S. coasts target cheap, out-of-state markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even with a good salary as a data scientist at a San Francisco technology firm, Yang Guo, 30, knew he couldn't afford a home in the Bay Area, among the priciest U.S. markets.<p>He still wanted to own property in addition to stocks, however, and soon found a way to buy cheap rental …

The 15-minute full-body HIIT workout to burn fat

When you're trying to reduce belly fat and lean out, working out longer isn’t always better. In fact, <i>intensity</i>, not time, is more important for …

Exercise

Top 5 Moves for Shredded Lower Abs

1 of 7<p>Get Shredded<p>Sun’s out, guns out! Summer is upon us, the mercury is spiking and it’s time to start enjoying some time out by the pool or shore. …

How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

3 ways to add strongman training into your workout

For the average dude watching the <i>World’s Strongest Man</i> competition, strongman training can seem impossible to even try. Hefting boulders? Tossing …

Exercise

10 great online courses for anyone who wants to learn how to make extra money in their spare time

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Even if you're comfortable with your salary and lifestyle, having some extra money in your checking account never hurts.<p>There are tons of …

Seth Godin

Meet the Woman Who Logged Every Detail of Every Date She Went on for Two Years

I assumed Carin Fishel would have discovered the secret to dating, so I called her for advice.<p>I've got a love-hate relationship with dating. Sometimes it's magic. Other times I spend too much money and too many hours to achieve only boredom and hangovers. And in these moments I wonder if there's a …

Relationships

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Click here to get your copy of the expanded and improved version of <i>The 21-Day Shred</i>, plus The Shred Series workouts.

Workouts

How to shave off 5% body fat if you’re at 20%

Physiologically, the higher your number, the easier it is to lose body fat. “You have a bigger load on your muscles during a workout so you’ll burn …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Why ‘21s’ Are One Of the Best Ways to Add Inches to Your Biceps

Add this classic bodybuilding technique to your arm-building arsenal<p>When bodybuilders want an incredible biceps workout, they do 21s.<p>The technique uses various ranges-of-motion during a curl to stimulate new muscle growth and build strength at the hardest parts of the exercise—the bottom and the …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

CrossFit workouts: The 10-Day program to get stronger

It’s no secret that CrossFit is a demanding discipline. If you wanna survive a grueling WOD, you’ll need a big metabolic engine, plenty of power, and …

Bodyweight Exercise

What Is Cap Rate? The Key to Real Estate Riches

If you're thinking of investing in real estate by buying a home and renting it out, there's just one term you'll need to know above all else: "cap rate." So what is it?<p>Cap rate, or capitalization rate, is the ratio of a property's net income to its purchase price. It's an essential number for …

Real Estate

“Continuous Interval Training” Will Change the Way You Perform Cardio Forever

Do this workout, and you’ll never step on a treadmill again<p>You’ll be hard pressed to find a cardio machine that’ll give you a conditioning workout like this one. It’s called “continuous interval training,” and all you need is your bodyweight and some major willpower, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

10-Minute Workouts That Torch Belly Fat

A lot of us equate fat burning to long, slow bouts of tedious cardio. While it is true that easy biking or a leisurely treadmill jog is fueled …

The 20-Minute Total-Body HIIT Workout

Can't make it to the gym? No equipment at home? No problem. This total-body HIIT workout is completely excuse-proof. Not only is it equipment free …

The Zac Efron workout to get a beach-ready 'Baywatch' body

It’s a pretty safe bet that <i>Baywatch</i> will go down as the biggest blockbuster of the summer of 2017. But what isn’t so clear is who the audience will …

Exercise

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

Ranking the Bay Area's top 50 camping spots

When it comes to matters of taste, there are as many opinions as people.<p>When it comes to the matter of rating campgrounds, the public votes with their reservations, bookings and tents.<p>That is why the No. 1-rated campground in the greater Bay Area is the Steep Ravine camping cabins, perched on a …

The 16 best restaurants in California

We recently released our list of the best restaurants in America, which was determined using notable rankings from experts, critics, and diners. You can read our full methodology here.<p>Of the 50 restaurants that made our list, 16 of them hail from California.<p>From San Francisco to Los Angeles, here …

Hospitality

Opinion: Say goodbye to the golden age of stock and bond returns

The McKinsey Global Institute has just published a fascinating new research report on the stock and bond markets. Here are 10 things every investor …

Inside the $5 Billion Company That Will Launch Your Business

Why is it easier than ever to get a business off the ground? Ask the wunderkind founders of Stripe.<p>Dale Nirvani Pfeifer wants to save the world. A Kiwi academic with an infectious laugh, she spent years and flew thousands of miles searching for a philanthropic project she could believe in, moving …

Bay Area brunch spots worth your time

Brunch season is upon us. It's officially spring and that means it's time for a weekend meal that inspires droves of people to roll out of bed for poached eggs and societally acceptable pre-noon drinking.<p>As much as everyone — including the Food staff — love to hate it, brunch is enjoyable when done …

Sweet Onion–Marinated Skirt Steak

The white vinegar’s acidity curbs the onion’s bite and highlights its sweetness, resulting in the perfect marinade.<p>Ingredients<p>1 small sweet onion, coarsely grated<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill<p>1¼ pounds skirt steak, cut …

BBQ