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10 Essentials for Every Great Workout Routine

1 of 11<p>It’s one thing to go to the gym three or four times a week; it’s quite another thing to actually do the right things when you get there. The …

The Ultimate Full-Body Kettlebell Workout for Any Fitness Level

They may look like cast iron doorstops, but kettlebells are meant for anything <i>but</i> lying around. Case in point: Studies show that training with …

Exercise

The Bitter Truth About Sugar and Its Effects on Our Health

Photo: Pond5<p>It’s been a dizzying past few years in the public health wars. First came the welcome reprieve that eating fat probably wouldn’t hasten …

Obama announces $100-million expansion of minority youth project

President Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in new commitments to his My Brother's Keeper initiative, launched in February to increase opportunities for young minority men.<p>The funds will come from leading public and private-sector organizations, such as AT&T, the Emerson Collective, …

17 Tips To Help You Lose Fat Faster!

"Been there, done that" may explain your attitude toward not-so-new endeavors like movie reruns and mohawk haircuts, but few of us have ever "been …

30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …

Workouts

LeBron James: Master Brand Builder

Brand building. It’s a complex science that LeBron James has mastered at every turn.<p>The consummate 21st century athletic superstar with designs on becoming a billionaire icon clearly knows the drill. Aside from the mechanics of how he handled his “decision” to move to South Beach four years ago, …

The CIA's Style Guide Is Surprisingly Good

Previously unknown until early 2013, the 8th edition of the CIA's style guide surfaced on social media last week.<p>Despite being intended to guide both creators and analyzers of government intelligence, the document helps us plebeian writers, to0. Even Strunk and White, the godfathers of writing …

Style Guides

Fast Abs: 4 Fat-Burning Finishers

Here's what you need to know...<p>To burn fat, you of course need to get your diet in order, so eat animal protein and cruciferous vegetables with …

Break 3 Rules, Build More Muscle

Here's what you need to know...<p>For hypertrophy, tension is key. Stop being a stickler about range of motion. Increase time under tension and grow.<br>• If …

4 Progressions for the Hanging Leg Raise

Welcome to our brand-new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo. <b>This week, Al demonstrates four progressions for the hanging leg raise</b>. This …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

3 HIIT Workouts to Take to the Beach

[caption id="attachment_59882" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Twenty20[/caption]In honor of sunny days and warmer temperatures, now’s the …

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #1: Defy Convention

Disruptive innovation is all the rage in business circles these days, but until recently, it wasn't so popular in the health and fitness world.<p>That's changing now, and thank goodness for that.<p>For far too long, we've been fed a steady stream of not-so-great advice. ("Eat low-fat and low-calorie! …

Eat More of These 25 Foods and Lose Weight

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping …

Powerhouse Fruits And Vegetables Ranked In Order Of Nutrition

Scientists say that certain "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables can help stave off chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. But what exactly is a powerhouse food, and are some fruits and vegetables better than others when it comes to nutrients?<p>Dietary researcher Jennifer Di …

Workout Pyramids: The Fastest Way to Lose Fat

When it comes to fat loss, slow and steady does not win the race. Utilizing pyramids, an advanced training technique, can provide an intense …

Social Media Where Global Strangers Become Your Neighbor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest mistakes small business owners (and major corporations) make on social media is forgetting how to have a relationship with people. When I consult with clients, the first thing they want to talk about is their ROI, their …

5 Content-Management Tools Marketers Can Use (No Technical Skills Required)

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Producing web content goes hand in hand with successful brand marketing these days but can be tricky without a go-to development person or team. Although learning to code is becoming more accessible every day, not many professionals have the time to …

22 Ways to Ramp Up Your Content-Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing for small businesses. What may seem like the easiest discipline of all marketing strategies is actually one of the hardest, most time consuming and can be the most expensive.<p>As the …

Marketing

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Joanna Lord.

With the barriers to entry becoming lower and lower, many people are deciding to ditch their corporate job for the world of entrepreneurship. And while choosing to head down an innovative path is commendable, it isn't easy -- especially when it comes to standing out from the crowded marketplace. …

Yes, You Can Kick-Start Your Own SEO Campaign. Here's How.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Search engine optimization can be a confusing and frustrating topic for an entrepreneur. He or she probably knows that SEO contributes to online success but may not always understand what it entails or how to best approach it.<p>Consumers …

The 4 Elements of a Legacy Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs face an onslaught of challenges from day one that will leave even the most achievement-oriented person with crossed eyes and a headache. Success really comes down to a founder’s ability to convert an idea into a product that …

Look Out Startups, 2014 is About Results, Not Buzz

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies whose products many of us use daily -- Dropbox, Twitter, and, of course, Facebook -- all sprouted from tiny startup seedlings. And while these all serve as great success stories, the truth is that most startups won’t see this …

Startups

Video Marketing Goes Beyond YouTube. Have You Explored These 3 Options?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love YouTube. When it comes down to it, YouTube is still the most heavily trafficked video site online today. And with an estimated 72 hours of content being added every minute, it should certainly remain the cornerstone of any good …

Follow Chipotle's Lead and Create a Content Marketing Calendar

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third article in the series, "Content Marketing Like the Big Brands," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses ways that small to medium businesses can create compelling content for their customers to generate</i> …

Cleaning Up Your Mailing List

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> The Direct Mail Solution<i>, direct marketing expert and entrepreneur Craig Simpson provides easy-to-follow solutions for creating direct mail campaigns that work! In this edited excerpt, the author describes the steps you can</i> …

7 Steps to Launching a Successful Twitter Chat

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Organizing a Twitter chat is a great way to establish yourself or your brand as a leader and build a community within your industry. Ideally, followers will increase, relationships will form, ideas will flourish, exposure will expand -- …

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>There’s no easy way to admit this, but I am horrible with names.<p>I shake hands with someone I’ve just met, the person says his or her name, and within 10 seconds I’ve forgotten the name. And since I’ve just started a new job, I am beyond frustrated with my …