John Somrock

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Here's How Your Kids Can Build Lego Models Digitally and Then Buy Their Own Creations

The best way to get your kids into Legos is to hand them a tub of Lego bricks and say, “Here, go wild.” But eventually, they may want to think even …

Lego

7 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Financial Successful

How allowance and other methods can teach the importance of being financially savvy.<p>If you're a parent, you know the challenges that come with raising children. It's a fulltime job trying to teach your kids to be honest, responsible, to value hard work and, at the same time, encouraging them to be …

Personal Finance

The New Ecommerce User Experience: Changes in Users’ Expectations

<b>Summary:</b> Today’s online shoppers expect options for fast shipping and quick purchasing, seamless transitions between stores and the web, accurate and …

eCommerce

Costco Is a Performance Athlete's Dream

Costco. A place where you can buy things like gasoline, durable goods, and—most important—healthy calories, all in bulk yet without sacrificing quality. That last item is exactly what outdoor athletes, who burn through energy at rapid-fire pace, need to fuel all those runs, rides, and ascents. The …

User Testing: Why & How (Jakob Nielsen)

<b>Summary:</b> There is no excuse for not performing usability studies. They’re fast and cheap, and very convincing. Test with representative customers …

Super Food Protein Bars

The combination of crunchy toasted seeds, creamy nut butter, chewy millet and dates make this protein bar both energizing and satisfying. There's no …

Healthy Eating

Tone Your Body From Head to Toe With This 15-Minute Workout

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino has been known to get A-listers like Blake Lively and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, in tip-top shape for their upcoming roles. I recently spoke with Don about how he trained Zazie Beetz for her role as Domino in <b>Deadpool 2</b>.<p>He explained that he incorporates a jump, throw, …

Workouts

9 Low-Carb Protein Bars Everyone on the Keto Diet Should Try — All on Amazon!

The keto diet is taking the fitness world by storm, and finding healthy food choices for it is getting easier by the day. Short for the ketogenic diet, this low-carb diet focuses on high-fat and moderate-protein foods, which ultimately helps burn fat. Whether you already practice the diet or want …

Nutrition

This 3-part plank series from Jennifer Garner’s trainer fires up your abs from every angle

When you do even a simple, standard plank, you <i>know</i> a case of sore abs is in your near future. But when you decide to let Jennifer Garner‘s trainer …

This Physio Ball Workout Gets Anna Kaiser’s Celeb Clients in Top Shape

Sculpt your entire body by following these Physio Ball exercises demonstrated by leading fitness trainer, Anna Kaiser.<p>If anyone knows how to …

Bob Harper's Favorite No-Equipment, Total-Body, Do-Anywhere Workout Moms Will Love

Proof you don't need fancy equipment or hours of free time to tackle an effective workout that will give you real results.<p>Walk into any full-size gym and there are more free weights and machines than most people know what to do with. There are kettlebells and resistance bands, battle ropes, and …

Tip: The Burpee and Reverse Lunge Combo

Yeah, burpees don't suck enough, let's make them tougher! Seriously, this will get you in fighting shape fast.<p>If you normally need a lot of rest …

Fear, greed, broken dreams: How early sports specialization is eroding youth sports

Kyle Turris is an NHLer because of his dog.<p>Well, maybe not exactly, but while growing up his golden retriever deserves at least some of the credit …

University of Manitoba

Try This Fat-Melting Core Workout For Washboard Abs

​This core and cardio combo will shred your six-pack<p>If you've been looking for something extra to sweat away the fat and sculpt your abs, you've found it. This cardio and core finisher strategically combines moves that will turn up your metabolism to shed fat and chisel your abs.<p>The combination of …

Workouts

Lower Body Strength and Endurance Challenge - Beginner or Advanced Lower Body Workout

Don’t let the fact that I am not using weights in this video distract you, this workout is actually an incredibly challenging lower body strength …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

The 5 biggest UX design trends for 2018

2017 was a big year for the tech industry, with voice-first gadgets and virtual reality (VR) among some of the major highlights. This year will be …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

How To Do A UX Competitor Analysis: A Step By Step Guide

Getting to grips with the ins and outs of a UX competitor analysis can help you know your market, product and goals better. You will also understand …

UX Design

Mobile User Onboarding: Examples From Three Awesome Apps

It is easy for me to simply list the do’s and don’ts of mobile user onboarding. Do indicate progress and flow length, don’t overwhelm the user. Don’t …

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

This CrossFit HIIT Workout Is Just 12 Minutes, but You'll Be Toast Afterward

Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval …

Workouts

How Facebook's Approach to Product Design Changed the Whole Tech Landscape

There's a high-demand career path for designers in tech.<p><i>Is it true that the role of "product designer" was invented by Facebook? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Luke Woods, VP and</b> …

UX Design

The New Rules of Form Design

Every day, we use forms for essential online activity. We fill them out to complete purchases; to sign up for email lists, social networks, and more; …

11 Exercises That Will Help You Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Going through daily life with back pain is a serious downer. When a heavy squat snatch triggered something in my lower back during the CrossFit Open …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

The ultimate agility-boosting workout

Jay Sullivan<p>Jay Sullivan<p><b>Duration</b> 25<p><b>Exercises</b> 10<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Cardio doesn’t have to be a synonym for “lame treadmill run.” To keep things fresh, grab …

Exercise

5 Stretches to Regain Hip Mobility and Flexibility

<b>If you are an athlete - or someone who trains like one - chances are your hips, piriformis, and glutes are tight.</b> You may even find it difficult to …