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The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tyre trouble: what’s the best way to get rid of abdominal fat?

It isn’t just a source of embarassment on the beach – belly fat can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. But what’s the best way to lose it?<p>It’s summer, and those big, baggy jumpers that hide our cuddly bumps and lumps have been relegated to the back of the wardrobe. For many …

Weight Loss

Our gigantic problem with portions: why are we all eating too much?

We are consuming ever bigger portions on ever larger dinner plates. Food manufacturers keep pushing us to eat more. Can we learn to control our helpings? Plus: Jay Rayner, Gizzi Erskine and Tamal Ray on their struggles with cutting down<p>If you want to see how inflated our portion sizes have become, …

Eating

The Virtues of Boredom

What’s going on under the surface when people feel bored?<p>Boredom is in many ways an emotion of absence. The absence of stimulation, of interest, of excitement. But as Mary Mann reveals in her new book, <i>Yawn: Adventures in Boredom</i>, what’s lacking when we feel bored is often something much deeper than …

Mind

'Eat fat to get thin': Official diet advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.<p>“Eating fat does not make you fat,” argues a new report by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the …

Obesity

The Blood of the Crab

Health

15 Drugstore Products That Makeup Artists Depend On

If you’re a makeup artist or just love beauty, it’s easy to get blindsided by the glitz and glam of high-end products. But pricier cosmetics don’t always out-perform their drugstore counterparts (just ask these celebs). In fact, there are countless affordable options that are so legit, they might …

Makeup

What is Purim? The history and meaning of the Jewish holiday

The Jewish celebration of Purim, the festival of lots, begins at sunset on Saturday, March 11, and lasts until nightfall on Sunday, March 12. Purim …

The Amateur Historian Who Uncovered Ireland’s Mass Grave of Babies

The dogged effort of a determined historian in a small Irish town uncovered one of the greatest tragedies in modern Irish history.<p>DUBLIN—On Friday …

Archaeology

How Many Calories Does It Take to Make You Gain a Pound?

A dietician explains how food really impacts your weight<p>Let’s say you wanted to gain a pound—and quickly.<p>The fastest way to do it would be to chug a pint of water or to consume four(ish) quarter pounders. Mass is mass, and you’ll weigh the same holding a burger in your hand as you would holding it …

Weight Loss

How to Motivate Yourself to Start Working Out

A trainer who’s helped countless people transform their bodies reveals the 5 questions that will change everything<p>I see Mark, my brother-in-law, once a year. He’s a great guy, and the visits are always fun.<p>Except for one part: The inevitable workout question.<p>In general, I love to share fitness …

Fitness

The Best Way to Burn Fat If You Hate Cardio

(It’s actually the best workout for weight loss, period.)<p>There’s cardio, and then there’s MetaCardio.<p>Cardio is any exercise that gets your heart rate up, burns fat, and improves whole body circulation. MetaCardio does all that and more.<p>Instead of using traditional modes of cardio training, …

Exercise

A guy who designs tiny homes may have just come up with a way to combat homelessness

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Jonathan Avery founded Tiny House Scotland to build sustainable, functional living spaces.</b><b><br>• He's teaming up with Social Bite to build a village for the homeless in Edinburgh.<br>• Each house will have two bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, and a wood burning stove.</b><p>Jonathan Avery has …

Tiny houses are getting a big boost of legitimacy

A big step in the tiny direction<p>If a million twee reality shows and blogs about tiny houses suggest that the micro home scene has reached a fever pitch, then recurring headlines about people unable to find a space to park their tiny homes—or worse, getting kicked out of them—are sure to temper the …

Housing

The expert guide to creating a professional Instagram brand

To reach your customers—current and potential—you need to be where they live. That’s increasingly online, on social networks such as Instagram.<p>Users of the photo-sharing app now total 500 million and counting, and they are a global audience. It may not be as big a crowd as that of Instagram’s …

Marketing

9 Sleep Myths That Are Ruining Your Career (and How to Fix Them)

If you think your bad sleep habits aren't getting in the way of your success, think again.<p>Think you can forgo a night--or even a couple extra hours--of sleep and still get by at work? Think again. According to Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, there are numerous sleep …

Sleep

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Plants

Dark Spots and How to Treat Them, According to Salma Hayek

Summer may be long gone, but its effects on the skin may still be lingering. We're talking about dark spots. Luckily, Salma Hayek has a trick for alleviating them. (Yes, <i>the</i> Salma Hayek.) She was kind enough to bequeath us with her spot-removing knowledge—which she inherited from her grandmother's …

Skin Care

This is the ultimate fried chicken recipe that has inspired top chefs

Keys to making America's Test Kitchen's (ATK) Ultimate Crispy Fried Chicken<p><b>Equipment: An 8-quart cast-iron Dutch oven and an instant read …

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

<b>Why "Black" Makes Us Uncomfortable</b><p>Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." So "All Lives Matter" is <i>a response to</i> "Black Lives Matter." …

Black Lives Matter

How to Choose Songs for Your Wedding Ceremony

<i>What's a wedding without music? Whether you go traditional or choose pop songs that speak to your story, the right music will really help your wedding day flow. And that goes for your wedding ceremony, too! So how do you pick the perfect songs to get everyone down the aisle (and back!)? Here are a</i> …

Weddings

3 Ways to Be More Focused and Alert at Work

Feeling unproductive at work? Here's how you can become more focused.<p>How would you describe a normal workday?<p>Would you say that you are focused? Alert? Engaged in what you're doing?<p>If not, I understand.<p>Most Americans spend nearly eight hours a day in the workplace, and when most people are actively …

Productivity
Kanye West

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 …

Emotions

This AI software can tell if you're at risk from cancer before symptoms appear

The AI software diagnoses cancer risk 30 times faster than a human doctor with 99 per cent accuracy<p>Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, …

Want to Strengthen Workplace Culture? Design a Ritual

<i>Rituals are powerful drivers of culture, so they should be thoughtfully designed and nurtured to reinforce the organization's values.</i><p>Illustration …

A woman with schizophrenia told us what it's really like to live with incurable hallucinations

When Rachel Star Withers was a child she saw demons everywhere.<p>That was how she understood the specters that flitted through her room at night, moved things around, and made faces at her from the branches of trees.<p>Raised in the Southern Baptist community of Indian Land, South Carolina, Star Withers …

20 bad health habits to ditch in your 20s

Your 20s see you through from your awkward teenage years to your transformation into a full-fledged adult. The decade is all about experiencing new things, taking on new challenges, making mistakes and learning from them, and working towards becoming the person you're meant to be. For those …